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Archive - Apr 2013

April 17th

Harvey dominates in Squaws’ track win

April 17, 2013

    KENDALLVILLE—A highly anticipated match-up between two of the state's top sprinters turned out decidedly in Bellmont's favor Tuesday night in a Northeast Hoosier Conference girls track triangular meet at East Noble.
    The Squaws easily won with 80 points while the host Knights were second at 50 and Homestead was a distant third at 37 in a meet that also featured a new Bellmont school record in the long jump.

April 16th

No unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday.
    Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish line.
    Police commissioner Ed Davis says 176 victims came to hospitals around Boston, and 17 of those are in critical condition.

Marine brings flag home to ACentral

April 16, 2013

    Marine Jacob Falk graduated from Adams Central High School in 2008. He has since gone on to serve two terms in Afghanistan during some of the most heated parts of the war.
    Falk's job during his term of service was to transport supplies; a task that couldn't be taken lightly.
    While in Afghanistan, Falk asked that a flag be raised on his base in honor of Adams Central Community Schools. Last Friday, Falk brought that flag and a certificate of authenticity to present to the school.

Strickler is top picker

April 16, 2013

     Lucas Strickler, 14, a seventh grader at Wyneken School, was the winner in the Daily Democrat's Bracket Challenge contest.
    His bracket piled up the most points and he correctly predicted that Louisvile would win the NCAA basketball tournament title.
    The son of Jeff and Patty Strickler displays his winning bracket in accompanying photo while receiving his prize, some free bowling at Villa Lanes, from Democrat Sports Editor Dylan Malone. (Staff Photo)

Sculpture Tour gets courthouse use OK

April 16, 2013

    Coni Mayer of the Adams Community Foundation came to the commissioners on Monday with local library director Kelly Ehinger to request the use of the courthouse lawn for the Decatur Sculpture Tour in June.

Leo silences Squaws behind Claxton’s no-hitter, 16-0

April 16, 2013

    Bellmont's 0-3 start was given no leniency on Monday night when the Leo Lady Lions came to town and took a five-inning 16-0 decision from the Squaws at home.
    A no-hit effort from Lions' pitcher Jessica Claxton was not entirely necessary but effective nonetheless as the Squaws reached first base on a Nicole Schevenius walk in the second inning but would get no further on the paths Monday night.

David E. Dailey

April 16, 2013

    David Eugene Dailey, 77, of Berne, passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Chalet Village in Berne.
    David was born on Tuesday, February 4, 1936, in Willshire, Ohio, to the late Stanton R. and Margaret (Brandt) Dailey. He was a lifelong farmer.
    Among survivors are three sisters, Alma Kable and Katherine Blair, both of Fort Wayne, and Margorie Dodane of Kingman, Ariz.; and a brother, Charles (Ilene) Dailey of Berne.

April 15th

Time to call in the lawyers - Park boards merger talks tabled

April 15, 2013

    Call in the lawyers.
    That was about all on which the Decatur Park Board and the Adams County Park Board could agree during a brief joint meeting on Thursday afternoon.
    The two boards had met independently three days earlier, and each group heard a proposal to incorporate the two bodies into one board that would oversee the city-county parks and recreation department.

Collier given highest honor

April 15, 2013

    Longtime Adams County businessman, volunteer, and 50-year scouting enthusiast David Collier was the surprise recipient of a Sagamore of the Wabash award from Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday night'.
    The award was presented to Collier at the annual Adams County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann on behalf of Gov. Pence and she noted, "You could not have picked a better Hoosier for this award. I'm proud to be with you here tonight."

'Midsummer' for BHS spring play

April 15, 2013

    What happens when you take Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and replace some of the characters with people from the Jersey Shore?  You get Ken Ludwig’s "Midsummer/Jersey," the Bellmont High School spring play production, a school announcement said.
    The spring play is being directed by Jeannie Smith with set design by Rick Smith. Over 30 Bellmont High School students are involved in the production as actors and/or tech crew. 

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