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Financial picture at hospital is still rosy, officials say

August 29, 2014

    Monetary figures discussed at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Adams Health Network board of trustees continued to be positive with the hospital showing a surplus of $76,268 in June.

Along the River Greenway

August 29, 2014

     The River Greenway Trail offers walkers a chance to get up-close and personal with nature, like this fawn who was spotted lunching just off the path Wednesday afternoon.

 

At the Farmer's Market

August 29, 2014

     Chad L. Hunter, who manages the Decatur Farmer’s Market, was at the market Thursday afternoon with some of his produce.

 

Hospital initiates annexation plan

August 28, 2014

    The city of Decatur will grow by approximately 140 acres if action taken by the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees is approved by governmental officials.
    The trustees unanimously adopted a voluntary petition for annexation prepared by hospital attorney Adam Miller that would shift property — including the ground the hospital and Adams Woodcrest occupy — to be within the city limits instead of being rural property.

Courthouse, Service Complex in need of more repair work

August 28, 2014

    The Adams County Courthouse and Service Complex continue to require upgrades and improvements, Building Maintenance Supervisor Dave Meyer informed the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday.

City hall work closes 2nd Street

August 28, 2014

     A large crane blocked a portion of 2nd Street in downtown Decatur Wednesday morning as air conditioning units were lifted off the former bank building that will — in the near future — serve as the new home for Decatur City Hall. According to City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, the units were removed to allow crews to do roof repairs and will be reinstalled at a later date.

 

99-year-old WW II vet to make Honor Flight trip

August 27, 2014

     Fred Edgell will claim the honor of being the oldest Veteran to go to Washington, D.C., on Honor Flight  No. 14 of Northeast Indiana when the group departs Oct. 1. Edgell is a World War II veteran and a resident at Adams Heritage Nursing Facility in Monroeville. He will celebrate his 99th birthday Sept. 17.
    Egdell will be accompanied by his guardian, Chris Mowery, a physical therapy assistant employed by Adams Health Network.  
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

Berne council settles garage sale debate on a split decision

August 27, 2014

    A discussion that spanned three city council meetings during the past six weeks regarding a garage sale ordinance designed to regulate the duration and number of rummage sales in Berne has finally come to an end.

Work on Poilice Department progressing

August 27, 2014

     Work on the new Decatur Police Department building continued to progress as Ed Spangler of Piqua Repairs used a crane to set the roof rafters in place earlier this week.
 

Decatur sweetens court site deal

August 26, 2014

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to officially ask them to consider locating the planned new superior court complex on 1st Street — at the site where the adandoned Schaeffer building currently sits — rather than a location on 3rd Street, where demolishing the Collier Insurance Building and a private residence to accommodate the construction would be required to complete the construction.

Jefferson St. in Berne to become 1-way

August 26, 2014

    With the approved expansion of a Berne business by city council Monday evening, residents may soon see a new sign on Jefferson Street: One-way.
    Jill Andrews, a representative of Kaup Pharmacy, and Brett Miller of Miller Land Surveying Engineering met with Berne City Council to propose Jefferson Street — between Franklin and Main streets — be made into a one-way northbound thoroughfare to accommodate the pharmacy’s plans to include a drive-thru window at its new location.

Gridiron guys

August 26, 2014

     Fresh off a season-opening victory the previous evening over county rival Adams Central, members of the Bellmont football team were walking the grounds at the Kekionga Festival Saturday morning promoting the team’s fundraiser.
 

City's boil advisory is lifted

August 25, 2014

     A drinking water boil advisory for the city of Decatur was lifted Sunday after two consecutive water samples tested by the state showed no impurities in the city’s drinking water supply.
The city had been under the advisory since late Friday afternoon following a water main break on the city’s south side. Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said the advisory was lifted by 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

Kekionga Festival draws large crowds over the weekend

August 25, 2014

     Addelyne Jordan takes aim with a compound bow as part of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s JAKES event Saturday. The outdoor-themed event was part of the annual Decatur Kekionga Festival.
See today's print or online editions to see more photos from the festival.

 

Kekionga Festival goers get close-up of wildlife

August 25, 2014

     Malakelea Lamons, held by Audrey Lee, makes friends with a goat at the Bellmont FFA petting zoo during Saturday's activities at the Kekionga Festival.
 

    Tonight the Adams Central Jets host Eastside at the Landing Strip in Monroe. The...
    The annual Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5k commenced once again on Sunday with...
    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...

 

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