March 24th, 2015
It was cold outside, with snowflakes filling the air, as the first full week of spring got under way Monday. Inside Riverside Center, however, Hailey Brune, 5, and her grandather, Jim Patrick, were among those who participated in a bird house-building event, held as part of the Adams County-Decatur Parks and Rec Department’s spring break activities.
With the Sweet 16 set to kick off this week, several bracket hopefuls were crushed over the weekend when Villanova, Kansas, and Virginia ended their seasons. Phyllis Smith remains at the top of the standings with 51 points, while the only bracket without a name also sits with 51 points. Ashley Malone alone in third place with a 50 with several with 49. The complete standings are below. The next score update will be after the Sweet 16 round is complete.
51: Phyllis Smith, (no name).
50: Ashley Malone.
Decatur Community & Family Services has received $4,675 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to supplement emergency food, utility and shelter programs for Adams County.
The money will be used to help expand the capacity of food, utility and shelter programs in high-need areas.
Kristin Reynolds and daughter Darla, 2, took advantage of a brief window of warmer temperatures Saturday afternoon to enjoy some time at Decatur’s Legion Park.
Chris Hildebrandt and his daughter, Saij, took a leisurely walk and ride, respectively, at Hanna Nuttmas park Saturday afternoon.
WEST LAFAYETTE—Bellmont's string of girls back-to-back indoor state track titles in the small school division came to an end Saturday at the annual HSR Championships held at Purdue University but the Squaws still managed a strong fourth place finish out of 47 teams that scored.
BHS distance runner Bailey Beery, however, breezed her way to victory in the 3200 meter jaunt with a time of 11:07, a new indoor school record for the Squaws, and only two seconds off the outdoor record of 11:05 held by Wendy Mahlan.
A day after the upsets made waves in the NCAA tournament, 15 of the 16 Friday games were won by higher seeds bringing a bit of sanity back to the bracket world. After the second round of play, there are a few brackets with 28 out of 32 games correct and they belong to Mary Nilsen and Jim Pollock.
Games played on Saturday and Sunday for the round of 32 will be recorded and graded on Monday. Results will be posted Monday afternoon. Keep track of how your bracket stacks up!
28: Mary Nilsen, Jim Pollock.
It was one of the craziest second round starts in recent memory left many NCAA brackets busted heading into Friday's action. After the first 16 games there are two brackets with 14 points (out of 16) and they belong to Ricardo Torres and another without a name! There are also a few with 13 points but the majority of brackets are within the 12-9 point range. Friday's games will be listed online Saturday afternoon. Below are the current standings.
14: Ricardo Torres, (no name)
Video of the day: A kid-friendly 'Good Morning' juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.