September 30th, 2011
A group called Decatur Friends of the Theatre is being created to start a community theater and, at a meeting on Thursday evening attended by 13 people, two more meeting dates were scheduled.
The theatre group is an outgrowth of the success of the locally-written and locally-directed play "C.O.D. (Cuties of Decatur)" in August. Some 360 people saw the play on its four show dates and, after expenses were paid, "C.O.D." had a profit of just over $2,000.
"We believe that Mr. White acted in complete self-defense."
Those 10 words form the basis of the defense in the Wells Circuit Court trial of Tyler White, according to a story in the Bluffton News-Banner. The trial may last as long as two weeks.
On the first day after a jury was empaneled, the lead defense attorney, James Voyles of Indianapolis, spoke those words as he opened White's side of the case.
Manuel J. Lopez, 56, of Berne, died Thursday in Chalet Village nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Andrea Fruchte took a pass from Ashley Piper and wound her way 25 or so yards through several defenders en route to the game's only touchdown with just 1:34 left in Wednesday night's powder puff football game at Bob Worthman Stadium.
That provided the Bellmont High School juniors with a 7-0 victory over the seniors on a damp night in the Homecoming activity.
The seniors biggest threat came late in the first half when they drove inside the juniors' 10-yard line before the clock ran out.
The location of a September 16 police standoff in Decatur, during which a Berne man was shot and critically injured by law enforcement authorities outside the Adams County Superior Court building, was not a random one, according to a county jurist.
And the proximity of the incident to the court building on Third Street could force local policy-makers to implement many of the court security measures recommended more than 10 years earlier.
The physician with the longest running tenure in the Adams Health Network (AHN) has announced that he has retired from his medical practice.
Dr. H.S. Lee, who has been actively involved as a general surgeon and family practice physician in Adams County since 1973, noted in a letter being sent to his patients this week that “it is with many mixed emotions that I write to inform you that I am discontinuing my practice due to personal issues.”
Belmont Squaws Soccer team played Woodland in a down pour Tuesday night at Kreager Field, winning 7-0.
The field was flooded making it difficult to score in the beginning of the game for either team, but Bellmont continued their patient play and possession soccer as the midfielders Kylie Beery, Amberly Guiterezz, and Alyssa Strickler continued to pass the ball well.
MONROE—South Adams cross country fortunes went 4-0 Tuesday night as they knocked off ACAC foes Adams Central and Garrett in both boys and girls races.
NEW HAVEN— The Braves took eighth out of 17 teams in the mid-sized school division of the New Haven Invitational at the Plex on Saturday.
There were many personal bests from the event's runners from Bellmont. Fourteen Braves posted season bests or career bests as the varsity and JV ran in the same race.
Bellmont High School will crown its 2011 Homecoming king and queen at halftime of Friday's football game against New Haven.
Three senior girls and three boys are candidates.
The girls are Katlyn Cook, Katie Norder and Taylor Kennedy.
The boys are: Brian Hakes, Zach Wetsel and Ben Baker.