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Archive - Jul 2011

July 25th

John M. Hudson

July 25, 2011

    John Madison Hudson, 28, of Geneva, passed away at 2:58 p.m., on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.
    He was born on Thursday, December  9, 1982, in St. Marys, Ohio.
    John attended Mendon Union School in Mendon, Ohio and Parkway schools in Rockford, Ohio.
    He worked at Cooper Farms in St. Henry, Ohio and had also worked in construction.

July 21st

Junior title game tonight

July 21, 2011

     The pairings for tonight's championship game in the Decatur Girls Junior Softball League are set with Rorick Electric having defeated German Mutual Insurance 15-1 Wednesday night in the finals of the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tourney.
    Rorick's will face West End at 6 p.m. tonight at Hanna-Nuttman Park. If Rorick's wins the opener, a second game will then be played to determine the champion.

South Adams practices to begin

July 21, 2011

    Mike Pries, South Adams Athletic Director, has announced the first practice times for the fall sports at the Berne school.
    Girls golf will open the fall season with a July 29, 8 a.m. practice at the Golf Club of the Limberlost.
    The rest of the varsity fall sports teams will open practice on Monday, Aug.1.
    Football practice will open at 8 a.m.. at the high school practice field.

City near deal on eyesore

July 21, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    The City of Decatur is moving rapidly to get rid of one eyesore building and is hopeful of being able to remove a second, and more dangerous one.
    City council on Tuesday night approved on two readings the terms of a contract to purchase for $30,000 the former sweeper shop (and onetime Holthouse Drug Co.) builging at Second and Monroe streets.

Highs keep getting higher

July 21, 2011

From staff, AP reports
    At the rate we're going, 100-degree temperatures could be here soon.
    Decatur recorded its fifth consecutive high temperature in the 90s on Wednesday, and it also marked the third day in a row that the high has been higher than the previous day. Wednesday's top mark was 97, a two-degree tick upward from Tuesday's 95.

Woodcrest project delayed

July 21, 2011

By JOE SPAULDING
    Recent storms throughout the Midwest have had an effect on the building progress of the new rehabilitation unit being constructed at Woodcrest by the Adams Health Network (AHN), it was learned Wednesday night at the monthly meeting of the AHN board of trustees.

July 20th

Patricia M. Tinkham

July 20, 2011

    Patricia M. Tinkham, 83, of rural Monroe, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Decatur on May 6, 1928, to Brenton and Ethel Turner Williams.
    She married Maurice LeRoy Tinkham; he preceded her in death on January 16, 1969.
    She was a homemaker, a farmer, and a former employee of Hammond's Grocery Store and Val Department Store, both in Decatur.

O. Duane Sprunger

July 20, 2011

    O. Duane "Skeezix" Sprunger, 68, of Berne, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Adams County on February 12, 1943, to Arthur and Leola Simon Sprunger.
    Among survivors are his wife, Connie; one daughter, Mrs. Matt (Angela "Toots") Teeter of Berne; three sons, Randy Harris of Berne, Doug Harris of Monroe, and Tom Sprunger of Bluffton; and one sister, Suzie Roudebush of Berne.

Tournament sites revealed

July 20, 2011

        INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced sites for sectional tournaments in five sports for the next two years on Tuesday.
    All three Adams County schools will see some changes from past years in tournament foes and all three will host at least one sectional event.

Rorick ousts Eichhorn's

July 20, 2011

        Rorick Electric downed Eichhorn's Jewelry 12-0 in action recently in the Decatur Girls Junior Softball League tournament.
    The Rorick's win eliminated Eichhorn's from the tourney.
    Jessika Schaeden went the distance for Rorick's for the win and fanned 10 batters. She allowed only one hit, a single by Kendra Glancy, while the Electricians belted out seven hits. Jenna Busick doubled in a two-hit game, Marissa Tupa added a pair of singles, and Sierra Arriaga doubled.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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