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Archive - Aug 2011

August 17th

City joins early move toward a joint building

August 17, 2011

    A proposed city-county building in downtown Decatur took another step toward reality Tuesday night when Decatur City Council unanimously agreed to spend the funds necessary for its involvement in such a project.
    While a city-county building still has numerous hoops to jump through, momentum seems to be building. Now that the city has committed to paying the Schenkel Schultz architectural firm of Fort Wayne to move forward on plans, it's almost assured the county will follow suit.

Local band to perform during 175th festival

August 17, 2011

    A Decatur rock and alternative music band called My Lost Tribe will perform twice on Saturday, August 27, in downtown Decatur during the city's 175th anniversary celebration.
    The first show will be during the sidewalk sale at the Adams County Courthouse from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and the second show will be that evening at a "battle of the bands" at Vinnie's Bar on N. Second St.

No hiccups for Squaws in opening rout at Dwenger

August 17, 2011

    FORT WAYNE — Bellmont lost three Division-1 players from it's 3A state championship team. Here's the bad news for the Squaws' opponents, it was hard to tell much difference in quality Tuesday in the season opening sweep at Bishop Dwenger.
    "We might surprise some people," said Bellmont coach Craig Krull, who obviously was very pleased with what he witnessed in the 25-19, 25-18, 25-7 wins in the Saints' gym.

BHS netters blank South Side in opener

August 17, 2011

    Bellmont opened its tennis season with a complete sweep of Fort Wayne South Side Tuesday, winning the varsity contest 5-0 and the jayvee 3-0.
    Payton Selking scored a 6-0, 6-1 win over Antonio Gooden at No. 1 singles. Phillip Bauman clupped John Dukarski 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. Evan Selking scored a 6-2, 7-5 win over Nate Thomas.

Braves slam Bruins 8-1

August 17, 2011

    HARTFORD CITY — Blackford scored on and early break away but it was all BHS after that. Alex Hammond broke the ice 10 minutes in for his first of 3 goals on the night.
    Other braves adding to the tally were Dan Worth with 2 goals and 2 assists, Holland Herman with 2 goals and 1 assist, Andy Hess with 1 goal and 1 assist, and Cameron Beinz added an assist.

August 16th

South Adams volleyball preview

August 16, 2011

    South Adams volleyball coach Ashley Buckingham figures a program that has found victories hard to come by has to go back to the basics.
    The 2010 Starfires were just 5-28 on the season and they were 0-8 in the ACAC but Buckingham asserts "we are continuing to build a new attitude in the volleyball program at South Adams. We might now have improved our record greatly last year but we did grow in our skill level and in turn gained respect from our opponents."

Bruins clip SA golfers 201-207

August 16, 2011

    Blackford bested South Adams in girls' varsity and reserve golf on Monday. The Lady Bruin first team won, 201 to 207, and the JV team won, 266 to 276.
    In varsity play, the Lady Starfires had these scores: Kristen Lehman, 46; Samantha Schwartz, 50; Kristal All, 53; Abbie Fisher, 58; and Alleigh Wingler, 61.
    Blackford had a 46 by C. Weeks-Foy, 51 by Z. Mann, 52 by A. Morris and B. Jones, and 56 by S. Batten.

Voucher program to move forward

August 16, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge Monday declined to halt Indiana’s broad new school voucher program, saying the law was ‘‘religion-neutral’’ and likely to be upheld.

Back to school

August 16, 2011

    It was friend helping friend, brother helping sister, sister helping brother and so on as North Adams students converged on the Bellmont Middle School staging area Monday afternoon to find the right bus and head home after the first day of the 2011-12 school year.
    All three public systems opened the 2011-12 school year on Monday with a full day of classes.
     St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur was among the schools kicking off the new school year on Monday.

AC teacher wins Unsung Hero funds

August 16, 2011

    Adams Central High School vocational teacher Jonathan Patterson has been awarded $2,000 by the ING financial services firm as part of its Unsung Heroes program for educators.
    An announcement says the awards go to teachers "who have a significant impact on the lives of youth, but remain tremendously underappreciated and unrecognized."
    Only 100 Unsung Hero awards were given out this year. Unsung Heroes started 15 years ago.

 

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