The Daily Press http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/apfeed.xml--1 Decatur Daily Democrat | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-09-19T09:24:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10507Connect to Careers group’s goal is local workforce development 2014-09-19T09:24:07-04:002014-09-19T09:24:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     A new group which has been operating under the proverbial radar for some two years stepped forward Tuesday night at the Decatur City Council meeting.<br />     Connect to Careers is now hoping to be in operation in 2015, creating career opportunities for Adams County residents.<br />     The group’s president, Trois Hart, and city Councilman Cam Collier, the group’s vice president, outlined for nearly 30 minutes its mission, vision and model. At its core, what Connect to Careers will do is connect people with various organizations who can assist those people in developing skills.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INNo author availableConnect to Careers group’s goal is local workforce development Decatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10507Change0Usable2014-09-19T09:24:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10506Local man uses food truck to aid ‘wounded warriors’2014-09-19T09:22:16-04:002014-09-19T09:22:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     After spending 25 years building M16s for the government, Ishe Knight was retired and he was bored. He felt like he was sitting in his house watching the grass grow with very little purpose to what he was doing with his time. One day he was looking out the window and saw his old enclosed trailer. He had tried to sell the trailer in the past and didn’t get a single offer. One day it hit him, “If I can’t sell it, I’m not going to let grass grow under my feet. I’m going to do something for the wounded warriors.” That’s when Wounded Warrior Sub Shop was born.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INKELLAN DEAMLocal man uses food truck to aid ‘wounded warriors’Decatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10506Change0Usable2014-09-19T09:22:16-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10505Repairs continue to be costly for county Service Complex2014-09-19T09:21:19-04:002014-09-19T09:21:19-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     Adams County Building and Grounds Supervisor Dave Meyer approached the Adams County Commissioners Monday about replacing the gym ceiling in the Service Complex.<br />     Meyers reported he purchased new lights to install in the gym as part of the energy-saving upgrades recently completed at the complex. "And then it came to my attention that they thought the ceiling should also be replaced, and that they would like for the Park Board to pay 60 percent and the county 40 percent on that project," he stated.<br />     Decatur City Operations Director Jeremy Gilbert pointed out that at present there is no money appropriated in the Park Board budget to pay for the project and added, "that's gonna make things tight." He noted that in his recollection "initially, it was a 50-50 split. The Park Board might potentially be willing to go 50-50," he added.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMRepairs continue to be costly for county Service ComplexDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10505Change0Usable2014-09-19T09:21:19-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10504Trending video: Notre Dame's Brian Kelly impressed with Everett Golson / Notre Dame football report2014-09-18T14:58:08-04:002014-09-18T14:55:19-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat <script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Decatur, INNo author availableTrending video: Notre Dame's Brian Kelly impressed with Everett Golson / Notre Dame football reportDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10504Change0Usable2014-09-18T14:55:19-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10496Annexation in Decatur inches toward reality2014-09-18T09:35:17-04:002014-09-18T09:35:17-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     The City of Decatur took another step toward annexation at its Tuesday night meeting.<br />     It now appears Adams County Hospital and the Woodcrest Retirement Community area will be one of the areas annexed, and the other will be the wetlands along the Greenway Trail in the area south of the former Gerber’s/Community Market building.<br />     The annexation process is a lengthy and detailed one, however, and it’s likely to be five or six months before all the hoops are jumped through and the actual annexation steps can be taken.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INBOB SHRALUKAAnnexation in Decatur inches toward realityDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10496Change0Usable2014-09-18T09:35:17-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10495On the road to a new trail; SATI plan laid out for county2014-09-18T09:34:32-04:002014-09-18T09:34:32-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat     South Adams Trails Inc. President Gary Habegger and Vice President Randy Lehman updated the Adams County Commissioners on the status of the first two phases of the rails to trails project at their weekly meeting Monday afternoon.<br />     A 30-month project schedule has been developed, Habegger reported, with the first phase of the project from Geneva to the Wabash River to see actual construction begin sometime between November of 2015 and July of 2016. A handout from the pair indicated that prior to construction, land acquisition is scheduled to be completed by April of 2015, the approval of final plans by June of that year and contractor bidding is slated for September of 2015.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMIKE LAMMOn the road to a new trail; SATI plan laid out for countyDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10495Change0Usable2014-09-18T09:34:32-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10494Work on Habitat home under way2014-09-18T09:31:25-04:002014-09-18T09:31:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat      Members of the Building Trades class at Adams Central High School were busy at the latest Habitat for Humanity house site in Berne recently, shoveling stones to create the base for what will be the garage floor. The location is on the south side of Berne and will be the residence of a Linn Grove couple and their two children. This is the second Habitat home to be erected by the 2014-15 Building Trades students, who come from Bellmont, South Adams and Norwell high schools.<br /> <br />  </p>Decatur, INNo author availableWork on Habitat home under wayDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10494Change0Usable2014-09-18T09:31:25-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10488Court site still murky after council meets2014-09-17T09:08:56-04:002014-09-17T09:08:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat And now, the decision lies with the commissioners.<br />     If the Adams County Commissioners hoped an appearance before the Adams County Council would help them determine where to locate the new superior court complex, they found that not to be the case following discussions at Tuesday morning’s monthly council meeting.<br />     On an informal voice vote among councilors, three members voted in favor of locating the complex on 1st Street in Decatur, three voted for the 3rd Street location and one expressed an interest in the consideration of building the new judicial center on the Miller farm property the county is considering buying for the construction of a new county jail.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INMike LammCourt site still murky after council meetsDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10488Change0Usable2014-09-17T09:08:56-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10487A little fall decorating2014-09-17T09:07:16-04:002014-09-17T09:07:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat With summer flowers fading and Halloween rapidly approaching, Cathee Graves was putting up fall decorations outside Marko’s on 2nd in downtown Decatur Tuesday morning.</p>Decatur, INKellan DeamA little fall decoratingDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10487Change0Usable2014-09-17T09:07:16-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10486Court plans have local group riled2014-09-17T09:05:34-04:002014-09-17T09:05:34-04:00Copyright 2010 Decatur Daily Democrat Decatur Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting he and City Attorney Tim Baker met with the Adams County Council earlier in the day and learned the county group, by an unofficial 4-3 vote, supported putting a new superior court building on 3rd Street.<br />     That plan included demolishing the current superior court building, once a Carnegie Library structure. Schultz’s announcement led to a discussion in which the spokesman for a group wanting to save the one-time library building said they had been misled by county officials.<br />     The city had made a couple of financial offers to the county, seeking to have it locate the court building along 1st Street at the site of the abandoned Shaffer building. County council, however, gave tentative to support a 3rd Street location. Although the final decision will be made by the county commissioners, possibly next Monday, Schultz saw little hope the court building would ever end up on 1st Street.<br />     For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.</p>Decatur, INBOB SHRALUKACourt plans have local group riledDecatur Daily Democraturn:publicid:dailypress.com:10486Change0Usable2014-09-17T09:05:34-04:00