Archive - 2013
The Decatur Callithumpian Committee has announced the selection of David S. Haggard as the 2013 Callithumpian grand marshal. Each year an individual is selected who has made a significant contribution to the community.
Haggard, a native of Adams County, was born Sept. 16, 1942, to the late Harvey and Barbara (Smith) Haggard. He graduated from Adams Central in 1961, then attended Manchester College for three years and graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1966. He served in the United States Air Force.
The dual-credit Health Occupation Program at Bellmont High School has really taken off.
A group of 45 juniors from all three county high schools gathered near the softball field at Bellmont Wednesday afternoon to welcome the Lutheran Air helicopter, flown by pilot Derek Emmert. The aircraft is used for emergency life flights within a 100 mile radius of Fort Wayne.
A Berne woman is being held today at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center under a $100,000 surety bond after being arrested Wednesday by the Berne Police Department on charges of attempted murder and neglect of a dependent person.
Sasha J. Hunt, 21, N. Jefferson Street, was taken into custody by police at 4:54 p.m. More information about the charges was not available at press time today from either the Adams County Prosecuting Attorney's office or the Berne Police Department.
The All-District Indiana tennis teams were announced this week with three athletes from Adams County getting recognition for their stellar seasons on the courts.
Landing on a list of 12 of the best singles players from the second of three districts in Indiana, Bellmont's Evan Selking was voted onto the team.
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. :(