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A look back at community news for January 2013 - with thanks to The Leon Journal-Reporter staff for providing the information.
January 2... Jean Campbell, Nutrition Services Director at the Central Decatur schools, retired after 26 years of working for the district. James DeLong and Paula Jean Miller were elected to fill the two vacant city council seats in Davis City.
January 9... Central Decatur students in grades 7th-12th each received their new Macbook Air computers. This was made possible when the school board approved to enter into a lease program with Apple computers Fifty-two head of market beef were weighed in for the Decatur County Fair July 17-22. Elected officials sworn in were Sheriff Bert Muir, Board of Supervisors members J. R. Cornett and Jim Fulton, and Auditor Stephanie Daughton.
January 16... Sixth grader Brooke Vecchio won the Central Decatur Geography Bee. The Leon City Council accepted the resignation of Misti Hearron from the council. The Leon Chamber of Commerce was making plans to celebrate 125 years of promoting Leon businesses and Decatur County.
January 23... Jason and Cayle Buckingham opened up a new Laundromat located east of the car wash. Little River Lake spillway platform was still standing alone. Moisture was still needed in a bad way.
January 30... The Lady Cardinals celebrated their win over undefeated Bedford 57-49. Bedford was ranked number 1 in class1A prior to their contest with the Cardinals. The Leon City Council was actively seeking an individual to fill the vacant council position. The junior high boys team of 12 completed one of the best regular seasons in CD history with the 7th grade going 11-0 and the 8th grade 11-1.