Archive - Oct 2013
Charles E. “Chuck” Ripley, 81,Plymouth, passed away suddenly in his Elliot Avenue home of natural causes on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
Chuck was a native of Adams County and was born in Blue Creek Township near Decatur on April 12, 1932, to the late Leland A. and Midge C. (Davis) Ripley. He married Norma Louise Chattin on April 15, 1956, in Huntington, she survives.
The City of Decatur is updating its ordinance governing burning by the public, and the idea sparked a lengthy discussion at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Mayor John Schultz said some complaints, mainly concerning the burning of trash, prompted him to ask City Attorney Tim Baker to draw an amendment to the current ordinance covering the regulation of open burning.
Principals at the South Adams Schools updated the district's board of education on state assessment reports for the 2012-2013 school year at Tuesday night's special meeting.
It was Senior Night at South Adams High School on Tuesday as fans gathered to cheer the Starfire volleyball team to a victory over Union City. Shown are senior members of the volleyball program. From left are Brandy Rogers, manager Reba Morehouse and Alyssa Bluhm.
Photo by Dylan Malone
Fans watching the IHSAA girls cross country sectional race at Bellmont Tuesday afternoon wondered for a period of time if the final 67 runners had gotten lost on the back portion of the 5K course.
As expected, Bellmont's Bailey Beery pounded out a blistering 18:21.4 finish which not only was good for first place but also shattered the Bellmont course record set in 2008 by DeKalb's Autumn Beachy of 18:34.
Dennis McBarnes was the clear winner this week for Pigskin Picks missing just the Houston/St. Louis game and was one off of the tie-breaker point total of 48 points. With three contestants tying at -1 (45) points and only two prize spots available, the second tie-breaker was a blind draw to determine who would win second and third place. Greg Coyne was picked for second place and Kenny Grim earned third place with the next draw. Joyce Schultz was the unlucky entrant left just out of the prizes. :(
Decatur’s annual Callithumpian Festival is less than two weeks away, with the popular parade planned for its traditional 6:57 p.m. start on Monday, Oct. 28 to highlight the fest.
Many events are planned prior to parade night, and some have been taking place throughout the month.
The Adams Central Squadron of Sound performed its award-winning show "Celebrating Innovation" for the community Saturday in Monroe. The goal of the show was to fill the stands with friends, relatives, band alumni, teachers, neighbors and community members who may never get to attend a competition according to band supporters. Pictured from left are Jenna Wittwer, Amy Parrish and Samantha Marvel as the trio demonstrate their color guard skills.
Photo provided by Sandra Lehman.
Approximately 30 members of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and their guests received a lesson in memory recall techniques Monday during the chamber's monthly networking luncheon at Woodcrest retirement community.
Drew Martin, a spokesperson for Direct Development Training based in Kentucky, spoke on the importance of having a good memory in business and the affects memory can have on a business's clientele.
IHSAA RELEASE— A day after the football pairings were announced, the Indiana High School Athletic Association released the match-ups for girls volleyball amongst 402 entrants around the state.
The tournament will begin on Tuesday, October 22 and run through Saturday at 64 different sites and four classes.