Parker City
June and July 2015
Current Events and Happenings
2015 Street Fair another good one.
Town Board Meetings
Previous Months Happenings

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Thankfully Train loses Cars "Harmlessly" 2 miles East of Town

instead of into the water tower or Ran-Del's.

Summer Paving Better Late Than Never

Sludge Day at the Plant

All your household liquid waste is aerated and dried and stock-piled until it's time to haul to the landfill.

Thornburg Trucking takes it there.

Drying beds are then refilled to restart the cycle.

Hopefully This Will Solve

the flooding problem at the Friends Church.

High Winds and Torrential Rain

came screaming across the highway from the north.
Took out Jerry's tree to my west and Larry's tree to my east.
How did I do, not a scratch. Have to appreciate that.
3/4 inches in 20 minutes, An inch overall for the day.

Taken to the limb pile behind the backhoe.

Was too wide for the mailboxes and parked cars,
so had to be trimmed a bit to fit the street.

Lot of limbs and debris on W Howard.

And a trampoline on the corner of Franklin and Washington.

Railroad Crews Have Been Repairing Crossings and Replacing Old Ties

and stacking them along the railroad around the water tower.

When they return they will need to put their porta-potty back in operation.

Its now on Main at the railroad.

Street Fair Week

Hot and humid and nice turnout for Dollar Night.

Then everyone went to the park for fireworks.

(Obviously this does not represent a low turnout for the fireworks.
A picture that truly represented the attendance would be impossible without an airplane or drone. I just thought this was an unusual sight,
a blanket party at the NW corner of Main and 32. Something only seen on fireworks night.)

Thursday Usually the "Slowest Night"

Steve Jerk Had Some Comical Stories to Tell

Fireworks Made Possible by These Fine Folks

Of Course We Have Trains For Your Entertainment Too

Friday Afternoon Half Inch Rain then stopped long enough for dryout and set up.
Followed by another 2 tenths at 7:15 till 8:30. Total washout.

Jerry's was then

the busiest place in town.

Sunny hot then afternoon half inch rain, lightning
after the parade. No Grand Marshal this year.

Evening setup sunny dry and comfortable.

Seats filling for the WANTED band concert.

Jerry and Cec broke the camera.

And a final shower during teardown.

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.