Archive - Apr 2014
PORTLAND—Bellmont and Adams Central ventured south to Jay County Thursday evening for a triangular girls and boys track meet with the Patriots with Jay County nudging out the Squaws by a mere two points on the girls side while Adams Central claimed victory in the boys meet by a 9 1/3 point edge.
Other teammates in the 4 x 4 joining Gunsett were Ally Norby, Grace Fisher, and Alyssa Strickler.
Larry H. Butler Sr., 72, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Allen County, to the late Robert B. and Betty M. (Fair) Butler.
Larry worked for waste management for 10 years and was a truck driver for Don Ray Drive Away for 25 years. He served his country in U.S. Army in the 54th Infantry. He was stationed in Korea. He had a lifetime membership at the V.F.W.
The town of Geneva honored its own Thursday night, as the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Proud held their annual awards ceremony in the Community Room of the Geneva Town Hall.
South Adams Superintendent of Schools Scott Litwiller directed the school board through a discussion of staffing for the 2014-15 school year during this week’s monthly meeting. He said staffing numbers are based on enrollment rates, student needs and declining general fund revenues.
Larry H. Butler Sr., 72, Decatur, died Wednesday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
More than 100 interested area residents packed Riverside Center Wednesday evening to hear an update on the city of Decatur’s application for a Stellar Communities grant.
The city last month was selected as one of six finalists for the state program that allocates millions of dollars for selected Indiana towns and cities to revitalize their communities. Two recipients of the Stellar Communities designation will be announced later this summer.
With the harshest winter in recent history still visible in the rearview mirror, a three-hour delay has been approved for the remainder of the school year for Adams Central schools.
Bellmont High School Principal Kim Harsh attended the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education meeting Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a weekly delayed start or early release at the high school next year.
Harsh said teachers currently do not have the necessary time to come together, coordinate and collaborate. A delayed start, beginning once a week at 8:30 a.m., or an early release, letting students out at 2:30 p.m. once a week, would give the staff additional time Harsh feels is necessary to focus on professional development.
BLUFFTON— The Braves took advantage of six Tiger errors in the third inning to break open the game scoring six runs eventually ending with a victory via mercy rule, 13-2 after just five frames.
Bellmont (2-0) got three quality innings from junior Parker Zeser on the hill as he struck out six of the 13 batters he faced lining himself up for the win. Sawyer Boyd and Brett Baker each pitched one scoreless inning of relief as the Braves needed only five innings to top the Tigers thanks to the hot bats.