Fred Isch, right, received the Sagamore of the Wabash award from State Rep. Matt Lehman and Decatur Mayor John Schultz.
It was an emotional evening at the annual dinner of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce as local businesses gathered to recognize a few of their own Thursday night.
As Mayor John Schultz stepped to the podium to introduce the man he referred to as “Mr. Decatur,” Schultz was visibly moved as talked of former Mayor Fred Isch and all he has accomplished for the city of Decatur.
Isch was present Thursday to receive the Sagamore of the Wabash award, the highest honor an Indiana resident can receive from the governor. The Sagamore, which is a Native American term to describe a lesser chief or great man among the tribe, is a personal tribute reserved for those who have given a distinguished service to the state and was presented by State Rep. Matt Lehman.
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