April 13th, 2015
MONROE— Three Adams Central homeruns broke open a close game in the bottom of the sixth Monday night as the Lady Jets defended their county bragging rights with a 9-1 decision over Bellmont.
"We've been hitting the ball very good lately but the first five innings it didn't seem like it," noted AC coach Cary Blake.
Outgoing Geneva Clerk/Treasurer Barry Moore continued to encourage members of the Geneva Town Council to work toward drastically reducing the amount of water being illegally diverted into the town’s sanitary sewer system by Geneva residents at last week’s monthly council meeting.
Victor and Naomi Byer were among the local youngsters to try different games and activities Saturday morning at Riverside Center during a carnival hosted by the Supporting All Families Everyday — or SAFE — organization of Adams County. The event, part of Child Abuse Prevention Week, was sponsored by the Adams County Department of Child Services.
The Berenstain Bears made an appearance Sunday at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, to the delight of a full-house crowd that included many area youngsters.
In what has become the unofficial ringing in of the high school baseball season for Adams County, the fourth annual Coaches Versus Cancer Classic was a booming success at Bellmont on Saturday as all three county schools met up for a triple-header on what easily the best day for baseball yet this spring.
In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.
Adams Central and Jay County split track meets Thursday evening at Bob Worthman Stadium with the AC boys scoring 71 points to 67 for Bellmont and 23 for Jay County while in the girls event the Patriots edged out Bellmont 72.5 to 63 while AC was third with 25.5 points.
Plans to create a business loop to Decatur’s downtown by employing the original U.S. 27 route were unveiled at Tuesday night’s meeting of city council.
Decatur Main Street, a group of local volunteers, plans to place “Historic US 27” signage along the original route once authority is granted by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Plans also call for development of a tourism guide to the attraction on both the current route and the former route.
There were twice as many permits issued for the construction of new homes for Amish families than there were for all other residents of unincorporated areas of Adams County in 2014, the annual report submitted to county commissioners by Building/Zoning and Planning Director Mark Wynn shows.
The Decatur Main Street organization is now accepting nominations for the new name of the “pocket park,” located on the corner of 2nd and Monroe streets in downtown Decatur.
Should it be named after a local legend or a local landmark? Should it rhyme? The group wants your suggestions.
Entries may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733, Attn: Name that park; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone at 724-7171.