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Paul Zurcher is Sagamore of the Wabash recipient

July 10, 2014

    Paul Zurcher’s quiet lunch was rudely interrupted Wednesday.
    Well, maybe not so rudely.
    The longtime Monroe businessman and philanthropist thought he was going to lunch with a longtime friend. What he didn’t know was that, awaiting his arrival in a side room at the Back 40 Restaurant, was a host of family and friends — all of whom had gathered to help Zurcher celebrate his 90th birthday.
    And a special guest, bearing a special gift, was also in their midst.

Mayor pleased with Stellar visit

July 10, 2014

    The city of Decatur took another step in its bid to obtain a multimillion dollar Stellar Communities Grant as the city played host to a group of Stellar representatives Tuesday.
    “I really think that our presentation yesterday (Tuesday) went very well,” said Decatur Mayor John Schultz. “After the presentation was over, I looked back at what we should have done differently or what we should have included or excluded and honestly, I don’t think I would have changed a thing.”

‘Dinner on the Bridge’ event is Saturday

July 10, 2014

     There are still reservations available for Saturday’s “Dinner on the Bridge” event at the covered bridge near Ceylon, Geneva Proud and Geneva Chamber of Commerce Director Pam Krause announced during Tuesday’s monthly Geneva Town Council meeting.

Veteran Geneva clerk to resign at year’s end

July 9, 2014

    At the end of a lengthy and involved monthly meeting of the Geneva Town Council Tuesday night, the biggest news of the evening came when a matter not on the agenda was broached by Clerk/Treasurer Bill Warren.
    Without fanfare, Warren announced to the public he has submitted his letter of resignation to councilors, which will become effective Jan. 1, 2015. Since there are two more years remaining on his unexpired term, Warren indicated the Republican Caucus will have the opportunity to name his successor.

North Adams bus driver pay scale okayed by board

July 9, 2014

    North Adams Community School board voted to approve bus driver compensation to be on a daily rate instead of a mileage rate.
    Business Manager Larry Carty voiced concerns about the drivers who were on shorter routes, but transporting the most children. “We have some who have three stops but also pick up 90 children. We need to pay them for their service, not their mileage.”

Practicing, Sir!

July 9, 2014

     The Spirit of Atlanta Drum Corps, an independent ensemble from Georgia conmprised of 150 members age 15 to 22, took the field at Worthman Stadium in Decatur Tuesday afternoon to practice for a performance later that night in Fort Wayne.

 

New board member

July 9, 2014

     Jim Voglewede Jr. took his seat Tuesday as the newest member of the North Adams school board.

 

County engineer adds highway duties

July 8, 2014

    Four people applied for the position of Adams County Highway Department superintendent to replace the retiring Mark Mitchel, but only one made Adams County Commissioners an offer they couldn’t refuse.

Family fun

July 8, 2014

     Lawn chairs, coolers, blankets and families were familiar sights Friday evening during the annual Decatur Fourth of July festivities at Riverside Park.

 

Funds short, street work may wait in Monroe

July 8, 2014

    Monroe Town Council members have agreed to hold off on street repairs for one more year.

Celebrating America’s independence

July 7, 2014

    Decatur area residents celebrated America’s 238th birthday in star-spangled style Friday evening.
    Ending with the city’s 22nd annual fireworks show at dusk, the grounds of Riverside Center began filling up much earlier in the evening as revelers assembled to take part in the festivities.
    Some threw footballs or frisbees to pass the time, others visited with friends or spread out their blankets on the ground to wait for the opening ceremonies.

Final farewell

July 7, 2014

     A crowd gathered on 2nd Street Saturday afternoon to bid a final farewell to former longtime Mayor Fred Isch. As Isch was carried to his final resting spot in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, the funeral procession paused for a moment in front of the City Hall office where he spent so many hours working for the city of Decatur.

 

Weeds, dogs addressed by Monroe council

July 7, 2014

    The Monroe Town Council discussed how to tackle city ordinance violations during their monthly meeting Thursday.
    According to Town Marshal Dio Hernandez, communication has been made with at least six property owners in an attempt to have them clean up their properties. Hernandez said two homes are forclosure properties and he will make contact with the banks that own the property.

Decatur gears up for star-spangled July 4 festivities

July 3, 2014

     Decatur’s annual Fourth of July celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday at Riverside Center and will culminate some four hours later with the traditional fireworks display.

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former mayor Isch

July 3, 2014

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz announced today the city of Decatur has received permission from the office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence to fly all flags at half-staff in honor of the passing of five-term Mayor Fred Isch.
    Schultz is requesting all of Decatur residents and businesses  to lower flags to half-staff from Friday morning to Sunday evening.

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