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Jets’ defense tames Tigers in ACAC clash, 42-28

January 24, 2014

    MONROE — Bluffton guard Kevin Moser knocked down a triple and Josh Moriarity put back a miss to give Bluffton five points.
    That was it for the first half.
    The Tigers struggled mightily against the AC 2-3 zone and faced an 18-5 halftime deficit. The Jets would hold on to the conference win, 42-28.

Shirley Hawkins

January 24, 2014

    Shirley Hawkins, 71, Fort Wayne and a former longtime resident of Decatur, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in the Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
    Shirley was born Wednesday, April 22, 1942, in Hutchinson, Kans., the daughter of the late Earl and Dolly (Jennings) Green.  She married the late Charles Hawkins April 1, 1972, in Great Bend, Kans.; he passed away Dec. 4, 2000.

Mayor proclaims Drug Facts Week

January 24, 2014

Decatur Mayor John Schultz has signed a proclamation officially declaring Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 as National Drug Facts Week, a time for youth to learn what science teaches about drug abuse and addiction, and how drugs affect the brain, body and behavior.

POLICE ESCORT

January 24, 2014

Two semis carrying large beams left the Prestress Services Industries LCC plant on Winchester Road north of Decatur Thursday morning en route to an unknown destination. The trucks had a large  contingent of Indiana State Police vehicles as escorts.

Photo by  J Swygart

A reporter’s lonely day

January 24, 2014

    Mostly, I sat.
    Recently, the Decatur Daily Democrat initiated a new feature called “Lunch with a Reporter,” wherein a member of the editorial staff plops down at a local restaurant and makes themselves available to the public to share a cup of coffee and accept feedback, story ideas, newsworthy tidbits from residents or simply to exchange pleasantries.
    Well, I did manage to exchange pleasantries, but mostly, I just sat.

Braves look to stay solid for NHC bouts; Carroll favored

January 24, 2014

    With 13 seeds, including three No. 1 spots, Bellmont's battle-hardened Braves have a real shot at the Northeast Hoosier Conference Wrestling Tournament crown Saturday at the BHS gym. Of course, they'll have to fight off defending tourney champ Carroll, the dual meet 2014 winner, and East Noble, which finished second last year with six titles. Four of those winners return.
    "It's a three-team race," said Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, who is taking a team into a conference tourney for the 26th time.

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