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August 22nd

BHS volleyball downs Woodlan

August 22, 2014

    WOODBURN— Like Bishop Dwenger a few nights before, the Woodlan Warriors never really got into a rhythm against the Bellmont Squaws who rolled to another 3-0 sweep Thursday night, 25-10, 25-15, 25-6.
    Bellmont, now 2-0 on the year, took the lead at 3-2 in the first game on a kill from Saige Jauregui, then an ace from Erika MacDowell and never trailed in the match again.
    “The first and third set we really took advantage and dictated the tempo,” noted coach Craig Krull.

August 21st

James Beougher

August 21, 2014

    James “Jim” Beougher, 70, of Mercer, Ohio, died Aug. 19, 2014, at his residence. 
    Among survivors are his former wife, Clara Beougher; his children, Lisa Beougher, Rockford, Ohio; Terry Beougher, Mercer; Tonya Schumm, Rockford; and Jodi (Nick) Hirschy, Monroe; brothers, Jerry (Ann) Beougher of Convoy, Ohio, and Dick Beougher of Celina, Ohio; sisters, Rose (Junior) Lawrence of Mercer and Bonnie Beougher of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren.

Hazel Fifer

August 21, 2014

    Hazel Fifer, 96, Decatur, died Wednesday at Adams Woodcrest. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.

Mary R. Schaadt

August 21, 2014

    Mary R. Schaadt, 95, Berne, died Thursday at Swiss Village. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Linda D. Wietfeldt

August 21, 2014

    Linda D. Wietfeldt, 55, of Monroe, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana following a lengthy illness.
    Among survivors are her husband, Donald G. Wietfeldt; mother, Aletha “Jo” Hale; two sons, Roger (Jennifer) Hale and Scottie (Janet) Fox, both of Decatur; one daughter, Melinda “Mindy” (Ryan) Arnold of Decatur; three step-sons; three step-daughters; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Cyndi Parsons and Candy Harris, both of Monroe.

Praise service opens Kekionga Fest

August 21, 2014

     Decatur’s annual Kekionga Festival kicks off in earnest later today, highlighted by the Taste of Decatur event at Riverside Center from 4-8 p.m.
    Taste of Decatur will feature area restaurants serving small portions from their menu, with offerings ranging from 50 cents to $3. The celebration gives attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of the best Decatur restaurants have to offer, from appetizers to entrees, to fast food and desserts.
    Participating restaurants are:

Jail site appraisals exceed asking price

August 21, 2014

    A second appraisal has been received for the 162-acre Miller property, under consideration for purchase by Adams County for the construction of a new county jail, with Adams County Attorney Mark Burry informing Adams County Commissioners Monday the two appraisals each came in above the asking price of $1.1 million.

Work at new city hall will snarl traffic Wednesday

August 21, 2014

    Traffic at 2nd and Monroe streets in Decatur may be limited or even banned for a few hours Wednesday as air conditioning units are removed by a large crane from the top of the onetime hospital/First State Bank building that will soon become Decatur’s new city hall.

Braves tennis best Archers, 5-0

August 21, 2014

    The Braves entertained a short-handed South Side tennis squad on Tuesday night playing their varsity matches just before storms ripped through the area winning a 5-0 decision.
    Senior number one Evan Selking started off on the right foot with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Adam Van Dyke, while fellow senior Sid Peterson was a winner over Grant Staton 6-0, 6-1 at two singles.
    Austin O’Campo, the only underclassmen to start varsity in the match, was a winner without swinging a racket earning a default point.

August 20th

North Adams, teachers agree to pact

August 20, 2014

    A one-year contract between North Adams Community Schools and the district’s teachers association was ratified by school board members Tuesday evening during a special board meeting. The collective bargaining agreement was approved last week by the North Adams Teachers Association members.
    Superintendent Brent Lehman termed the pact “pretty much the same contract” as was executed last year with the district’s teachers.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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