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Rain mostly holds off for city event

July 5, 2013

Bob Hoffman salutes as the service record of the late Spec. Nick Taylor of Berne was transfered to "Post Everlasting" during a special ceremony during Thursday's July 4th festivities in Decatur. (Photo by J Swygart)

    Mother Nature did her part as a large crowd in a festive mood turned out on Thursday night for the city's annual Fourth of July celebration.
    A few off and on sprinkles were all the crowd had to deal with, but the rain picked up within moments of a great Grand Finale which wound up the 21-minute display.
    Command Ssgt. Major Fritz Bultemeyer, Adams County's Service Officer, was the featured speaker.
    In a special ceremony, he service record of the late Spec. Nick Taylor of Berne was transfered to "Post Everlasting" in a ceremony led by local American Legion Post 43 Commander Jan Smith.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

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