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March 21st, 2015

Beat the Pros Challenge: Friday 2nd round

March 21, 2015

       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.

March 20th

Beat the Pros Challenge: Thursday 2nd round

March 20, 2015

    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

March 20, 2015

Video of the day: A kid-friendly 'Good Morning' juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.

Big dig on E. Monroe St. starts soon

March 20, 2015

    It’s coming soon and it’s going to be a pain in the backside for a lot of people living on the east edge of Decatur.
    City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that the East Monroe Street project is going to be starting next month “and it’s going to be a major inconvenience until probably August.”

Rural sewer rates higher than hoped

March 20, 2015

    It will be several more weeks before monthly user fees to be paid by customers of Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer collection system are determined, but preliminary figures unveiled Thursday evening show those rates are expected to be significantly higher than originally anticipated.

Pinching pennies

March 20, 2015

    Bellmont Middle School students recently participated in the “Pennies for Patients” event, collecting spare change to be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students collected $3,182.99 overall. Pictured in front, from left, are fifth graders Abigail Eichenauer, Kamea Barr, Taylor Braun, Hailee Bowling, Brielle Miller and Raylee LeMaster. Pictured in back row are BMS guidance counselor Jeff Schroeder and Scott Miller, BMS principal.

Video: Notre Dame's Brey and Grant talk surviving 2nd-round scare / ACC Road to Indy

March 20, 2015

Video: Notre Dame's Brey and Grant talk surviving 2nd-round scare / ACC Road to Indy

March 19th

Jobless rate up, but among region’s lowest

March 19, 2015

    Adams County’s unemployment rate jumped up to 5.4 percent in January, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The county’s jobless rate in December was 5 percent. One year earlier the county sported an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.
    Local jobless figures bottomed out during 2014 at 4.3 percent in September after hitting a yearly high of 6.0 percent in February. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.

New DPD open for business, mostly

March 19, 2015

    It will still be a few days before the new Decatur Police Department facility has that “lived-in” look; before boxes on the floor are replaced by filled filing cabinets and before loose wires are tucked away from view.
    But, beginning today, the DPD’s new 7th Street home is open for business.

Falcon on display at Limberlost

March 19, 2015

    The Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva will host a special presentation on the peregrine falcon by award-winning 15-year-old birder Alexandra Forsythe from 2-3 p.m. Sunday  at the site’s Visitor Center.
The peregrine falcon is the world’s fastest animal, with diving speeds reaching more than 200 mph or slightly faster than the race cars of the Indianapolis 500. Peregrine falcons are found throughout much of the world, including in many large urban areas where they hunt pigeons and nest on tall buildings.

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