Parker City

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Events and Happenings
2018 Street Fair June 7-8-9.
May 18th A Circus Came to the Park.
Go To The Circus.

Parker City Official Web Site.

A Very Deep Sink Hole Opened Up on E Washington

Over the county ditch.

Accident Simulation Before Prom

The simulated patient got a Care Flight ride to the park.

New Playground Equipment Installed

On a Breezy Day at the Park

A Bunch of Small Metal Water Line Replaced

Several lawns paid the price but streets are OK.

Nope, Not Over Yet

I Think Its Over

Advance Tickets are A Bit Cheaper.

On Sale Now at City Hall

Electric Company Replacing Old Poles

around town.

2 Inches of Rain Gets Rid of the Snow Quickly

Spring is a Little Late Huh?

I Would Say So

A Week Late But Always Nice Turnout

Ready Set


No Time for the Bucket, here's Another One

A Long Reach Jimmy

Jerry's Always Has Snow Piles on Opening Day

But 3 weeks later?

Heaviest Yet

Wet and slushy and highway blowing and drifting made my trip to Winchester 30mph.

What Are the Odds?

At the Central Indiana Severe Weather Symposium held at IUPUI in Indy,
I was amazed to see a Parker City tornado picture used as an opening and closing background for one of the 8 speaker's presentation.
He seemed to be amazed to speak with someone who had taken the picture. Must not happen very often.


Main St Stump Grinding and Cleanup Ongoing as Weather Permits

or as weather doesn't permit.

Burning the Hills

Thought spring was here I guess.

Little League Did Too

Signs are up, diamond ready and quite possibly, as the Easter Egg Hunt, games canceled for the 24th?

The Very Few Trees Still Standing on Main St

are continuing to shed bark and debris on windy days and nights.

February 20

was a teaser.

No TV Tonight Until the Hot Water Comes Out.

actually garden hose made it quicker with no ladder needed.

One of Many Typical Snows So Far.

Another Eye-Opener of What We Have Been Walking and Driving Under.

They Spend the Nights Here

and are replaced with cars during the day.

Third Main Break So Far.

But Conditions Werent as Bad.

Discovered the Google Earth Street View Camera Car

had taken a picture of itself as it went past the sewage plant.

Relief and no Snow on Ground

Ball Diamond Watering System Installed.

No Pictures of Holiday Water Main Break

but is one confirming chlorine available after line flushing.

Ice Storm Could Have Been Worse.

Not Much Traffic Out Though.

A Warmup Break for some Pump Work

After a Week, Above 32.

That is pavement showing.

Job Security When Below Zero Nights

No Cooking on the Grill This New Years Day

Hello, my name is Michael (Mick) Deckman and I live in Parker City, Indiana. I was born on the northeast corner of N.Fulton St. and E. Oak St. one block south of the ole Parker School Building. I spent my school days living 2 houses farther south at 227 N. Fulton St. I graduated from Parker High in 1958. As I was not a member of any of the great basketball teams of the time, some of you may not remember me. I earned my letters playing baseball. I have operated the town's water plant since 1966 and have seen many changes in the town, some good, some not so good. Although the downtown has lost several buildings and businesses, there are many new ones on the highway now. After several years of decline, Parker City is back. The Street Fair Homecoming has returned, with fireworks on opening night, and new homes are being built on the southeast edge of town. My roots are here, my life's work has been here and I'll probably die here. I have tried my best to make this town a good place for all to live and now through these pages, I'm bringing Parker City to you and the world.

As you can see, there are images of present day Parker City, some news, highlights and history.
It all began on the evening of May 10,1998.