June 13th, 2014
YORKTOWN— Bellmont golf ended their season on Friday night as did South Adams' Cal Clouser at The Players Club Golf Course, the site of IHSAA regional boys golf.
While Muncie Central officially hosted the regional event, Yorktown High School made themselves at home on a course they played several times this year capturing the top honors with a team score of 302 strokes.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of trustees is requesting guidance and assistance from other county officials in establishing a policy governing who will be required to hook into a fledgling sanitary sewer system and who will be omitted from the project.
The board will turn to the county commissioners and the county board of health in establishing guidelines for participation in the sewer project — specifically as those policies pertain to members of the Amish community.
Sculptures were being put in place this morning along 2nd Street in anticipation of the grand unveiling later today of the artwork included in this year’s Decatur Sculpture Tour. The event begins at 5 p.m., with the first sculpture to be uncovered at 6 p.m.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Jay Ryals from Fifth Third Bank gave an updated presentation on bond refinancing to the North Adams Community School’s board of education earlier this week.
Ryals appeared before the board in May told school officials the district was in a position to save a substantial amount of money by refinancing its existing pension bonds.
Keith Brandt, 74, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born Nov. 27, 1939, in Decatur, to the late Dale L. and Alvina P. (Butler) Brandt Sr.
Keith had worked for G.E. in Decatur for 25 years. He served his country in the US Army, being stationed in Germany from 1960-1963.
Cash Steven Walker was stillborn June 8, 2014.
Surviving are his parents Kyle and Mercy (Klarke) Walker of Bluffton.
Arrangements were handled by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
The three-hour school delay option will be retained by Adams Central Schools for 2014-15, online registration will not be implemented and making up lost school days online may be looked at in the near future.
At its meeting on Tuesday, the AC board of education agreed to keep the three-hour delay for the entire school year.
Attempts by officials of the North Adams Community Schools district to secure liability insurance have been rejected by Selective and EMC insurance companies because of the school district’s rifle shooting program.
Bellmont High School is one of nine schools in Indiana to compete recently at the state level in target shooting. Because the school offers the rifle sport, insurance companies feel there is too much liability and refuse to offer insurance, Business Manager Larry Carty explained.
The Decatur Sculpture Tour will kick off its 2014 run with festivities planned for Friday and Saturday. In the photo above, artist Greg Mendez uncovers a sculpture during the inaugural Decatur Sculpture Tour ceremonies.
DDD file photo
THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTITUDE— Bellmont’s Bailee Hankenson stands with four-year coach Carl Risch after winning the Mental Attitude Award at last Friday night’s IHSAA state track meet. The Squaws finished off another unbelievable season under Risch ending in ninth place as a team thanks mostly to the points from Hankenson in the meet. (Photo provided)