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Archive - Apr 6, 2011

Case speeds way to 3 blues in AC girls track debut

April 6, 2011

    Despite first-high-school-meet jitters, a bone-chilling breeze and a tough Eastbrook opponent, Adams Central's new freshman girls track class did just fine Tuesday at the AC oval, taking five individual firsts and two more frosh were on the winning 3200 relay team in the 79-44 loss.

Tonner’s best throws score for Jets in season opener

April 6, 2011

    Junior weightman Troy Tonner fired career bests to win both the shot put and discus events Tuesday, scoring the only two firsts for the Jets as they opened the 2011 boys track season with a 91-32 loss to a strong Eastbrook squad.
    Tonner tossed the shot 47' 3.5" to easily win the event, and he topped his previous best by almost three feet. In the discus, his winning toss of 143'8"  was over five feet better than his previous best.

Edith M. Green

April 6, 2011

    Edith M. Green, 93, a longtime resident of Monroe, died recently in El Paso, Texas.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

City will seek grant to raze old light plant

April 6, 2011

    A 116-year-old city-owned building has a wrecking ball in its future, and the sooner the better for Decatur Mayor John Schultz.
    The mayor asked for and received permission from city council Tuesday night  to seek a grant to demolish the huge, decaying building behind the Fifth St. police station and near the city swimming pool.

Switzer is Lilly Scholarship recipient

April 6, 2011

    Robert Switzer, a senior at South Adams High School in Berne, has won a Lilly Endowment college scholarship.
    The Lilly scholarship was announced by the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF), which notes that such winners get full tuition to the Indiana college or university of his or her choice plus an $800 annual stipend to buy books and equipment.
    Switzer will attend Goshen College to study pre-med and biology.
    The value of this four-year scholarship is approximately $102,000.

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