The Daily Press http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/apfeed.xml--1 Decatur Daily Democrat | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-04-16T09:12:38-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9282APLS-Decatur decorate eggs2014-04-16T09:12:38-04:002014-04-16T09:12:38-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat Officials at Adams Public Library-Decatur continued an egg-decorating tradition Monday evening. Myla Ellenberger got a hand from grandma Karen Carroll as they decorated their assortment of eggs to be hung on an egg tree.<br /> <br /> Photo by Ashley Thieme<br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableAPLS-Decatur decorate eggsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9282Change0Usable2014-04-16T09:12:38-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9281City lends support to downtown jail2014-04-16T09:11:40-04:002014-04-16T09:11:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Locating a new jail and court building downtown may not be ideal in all ways, but its a far better option than constructing it out of town, Decatur City Councilman Cam Collier said Tuesday in lending the city’s support to the decision by county officials to place the building on First Street.<br />     County officials have not announced any specific location, but speculation holds that it will be a block or two south of Monroe Street.<br />     Collier’s support followed views expressed by Mayor John Schultz at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The mayor said he supports keeping the jail in Decatur and believes “the selection of First Street is a good idea.”<br />     For the complete story, see today's print and online editions.</p>Decatur, INBOB SHRALUKACity lends support to downtown jailDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9281Change0Usable2014-04-16T09:11:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9280Hop on out to these egg hunt events2014-04-16T09:11:00-04:002014-04-16T09:11:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat DECATUR<br /> The annual Decatur Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by WZBD radio, will be held at noon Saturday at Riverside Center.<br /> <br /> GENEVA<br /> Limberlost State Historic Site will sponsor an egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the baseball diamond in Geneva. Guests may also arrive early and enjoy seeing critters such as bunnies, Silkie chickens and guinea pigs at a petting zoo provided by Roll Farms of Marion.<br /> The Easter Bunny will greet children and parents may bring their cameras as there will be plenty of opportunities for photographs before and after the hunt. Admission for children is $2 (ages 12 and under), while parents and grandparents are admitted free.<br /> <br /> MONROE<br /> The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Easter breakfast from 6-10:30 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast consists of biscuits and gravy, sausage, pancakes and eggs. An Egg hunt will follow the breakfast. Participants should bring their own basket.<br /> <br /> BRIDGE CHURCH<br />  The Bridge Community Church, 1403 Winchester Rd., Decatur, will hold an Easter Eggstravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Friday. An egg hunt will begin at 6 p.m., followed by food, carnival games, a living Easter story, clowns and bounce houses.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableHop on out to these egg hunt eventsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9280Change0Usable2014-04-16T09:11:00-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9276Lehman: Tax caps have hamstrung NA schools2014-04-15T09:42:28-04:002014-04-15T09:42:28-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Superintendent Brent Lehman gave the annual State of the School address Monday during a Decatur Chamber of Commerce lunceon at Woodcrest Nursing Center.<br />     “What makes North Adams such a great school district is the level of teamwork, and the relationships between parents, staff, administrators and students,” Lehman emphasized.<br />     “There is not one of us that can solve any problem, but collectively we can solve anything. If we didn’t work collectively, the wheels would fall off and we would stop moving forward,” Lehman explained.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INASHLEY THIEMELehman: Tax caps have hamstrung NA schoolsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9276Change0Usable2014-04-15T09:42:28-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9275County attorney fires back at local jail site criticism2014-04-15T09:40:40-04:002014-04-15T09:40:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Following the appearance of Vinnie’s Bar owner Chris Faurote last week before the Adams County Council to announce his displeasure with the proposed location of a new judicial center on 1st Street, Adams County Attorney Mark Burry offered a response on the part of the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday afternoon.<br />     Burry noted county council is proceeding with site acquisition plans for locations along 1st Street, south of Monroe Street. The next stage, he said, is to look at each property being considered to determine the expense involved in both acquiring the properties and demolishing them to make room for the new judicial center construction.<br />     Although a specific site has not yet been determined, appointments for the inspection of properties under consideration for acquisition have been scheduled with property owners as the county moves forward with its plans, Burry said.<br />     He then officially informed commissioners of Faurote’s appearance and comments before council, adding Faurote reportedly has started a petition in opposition to the proposed location. Burry said he is also hearing about negative commentary appearing on Facebook, where individuals are questioning whether “some folks in the county have acted prematurely and not thought the process completely through” in selecting the 1st Street location.<br />     “I’ve never seen any of them at any council or commission meetings,” Burry quipped, pointing out that, unfortunately, “Some people get all of their news and information from Facebook and the Internet, paying no attention whatsoever to what’s in the newspaper or on the radio,” he added.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMCounty attorney fires back at local jail site criticismDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9275Change0Usable2014-04-15T09:40:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9274Business is booming at Smith Bros2014-04-15T09:39:42-04:002014-04-15T09:39:42-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Business is booming for Smith Brothers of Berne, and controller Dave Burson went before city council Monday to request an approval of the annual tax abatement form CF-1 that states the company is in compliance with the terms of the abatement originally filed in 2005.<br />     Indiana companies applying for an abatement are required to file a statement of benefits, stating the amount of investment the company is requesting an abatement on, as well as the number of jobs and salaries that will be created with the investment. The company is then required to file annually, for the length of the abatement, a CF-1 form showing whether they were able to meet the terms of the abatement. If the company is found to not be in compliance with the term of the abatement, the continuation may be denied.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INJANNAYA ANDREWSBusiness is booming at Smith BrosDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9274Change0Usable2014-04-15T09:39:42-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9269Skill-Link graduation2014-04-14T09:39:06-04:002014-04-14T09:39:06-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat Students regcognized at celebration honoring the completion of the Skill-Link program last week at BHS included: Kurt Waugh, Smith Brothers of Berne; Jeremy Miller, Bluffton Motor Works; Aaron Voirol, FCC (Adams);  Eric Hirschy, Smith Brothers; Gary Paxson, Bluffton Motor Works;  Brock McPeek, Micromatic LLC; and Joe Cawel, All American Homes. A graduate not pictured was Anthony Tappy, Alexin. Skill-Link is a Northeast Indiana Works collaborative initiative that provides certification-based training of incumbent workers to elevate their skills.<br /> Photo provided<br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableSkill-Link graduationDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9269Change0Usable2014-04-14T09:39:06-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9268Good Friday as makeup school day?2014-04-14T09:35:27-04:002014-04-14T09:35:27-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat   North Adams Community Schools will not hold classes in observance of Good Friday this year, but in future years the day could be used as a make-up day if another severe winter forces the cancellation of an excessive number of school days.<br />     Members of the North Adams school board expressed varying opinions at last week’s board meeting about Good Friday being a school-observed holiday. Many board members, as well as residents in attendance, were in favor of using the holiday as a make-up day.<br />     Good Friday is not a national holiday and is only observed by governments in 12 states. Indiana recognizes Good Friday, meaning state businesses, banks and offices are closed.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INASHLEY THIEMEGood Friday as makeup school day?Decatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9268Change0Usable2014-04-14T09:35:27-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9267SAFE carnival2014-04-14T09:34:03-04:002014-04-14T09:34:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat Ethan Tumbleson enjoyed his cotton candy at the Serving All Families Everyday — or SAFE —  carnival Saturday at Riverside Center. The event drew a large crowd of youngsters who were treated to carnival games, prizes, cotton candy and popcorn.<br /> Photo by Ashley Thieme<br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableSAFE carnivalDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9267Change0Usable2014-04-14T09:34:03-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9259Geneva hands out annual awards2014-04-11T09:19:01-04:002014-04-11T09:19:01-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     The town of Geneva honored its own Thursday night, as the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Proud held their annual awards ceremony in the Community Room of the Geneva Town Hall.    <br />     Chamber Executive Director Pam Krause served as Master of Ceremonies for the event, which is held each year to honor the individuals, businesses and industries deemed to have contributed to the growth and success of the community of Geneva in the previous 12 months. Krause stated the local chamber of commerce continues to grow, with 77 current and active members.<br />     Geneva Proud President Stan Mosser introduced the 2013 Business of the Year winner, whom he stated has given back to the community in many ways and is actively involved in county organizations. The recipient of the award was Lee Flueckiger, owner of Adams County Financial Resources.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMGeneva hands out annual awardsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:9259Change0Usable2014-04-11T09:19:01-04:00