April 23rd, 2012
MONROE— To call it breezy outside during Bellmont and Adams Central's tennis meet at AC on Monday night would be like saying Monica Seles made a few noises when she played tennis.
Seles was not present at the Hangar on Monday, but the Squaws and Lady Jets were, and their much anticipated rivalry this season did not disappoint, with AC squeaking out a 3-2 victory over the visiting Bellmonters from across the county.
The Democrat has been informed that local emergency services departments will be holding a table top mock disaster exercise over a period of three hours starting around 5:30 this evening at the Decatur fire station.
The mock disaster will involve a tornado hitting Decatur.
The entire exercise will be played out in the fire station.
Following the exercise, the response of various departments will be critiqued.
Decatur police are continuing their investigation into a Sunday evening assault and robbery at a local eatery.
Chief Ken Ketzler said this morning that police were called to the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on N. 13th Street around 10:30 p.m. after a store employee was battered and tied up. Ketzler said the assailant then stole the worker's car and fled the scene.
Okay, now you've got your yard mowed, a fresh coat of paint on your place and that little bit of junk out of your back yard, all in keeping with Decatur's cleanup campaign that began more than a year ago to spruce up the city for its 175th Anniversary celebration.
Next on your housekeeping agenda? Check the numbers on the front of your place.
Adams County's unemployment rate fell to it's lowest level in six months during March, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county's jobless rate last month was 8.0 percent, down from an 8.3 percent reading in February and 8.5 percent unemployment levels in both January of this year and December of 2011. One year earlier, in March of 2011, Adams County's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent.
Herbert M. Miller, 86, of Chattanooga, Ohio, died on Saturday at Lutheran Hospital.
Among survivors are his wife, Florence Schumm; and a brother, Carl Laverne (Martha) Miller of Monroe.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, and one hour prior to services at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Ruth Mae (McClure) Rupp, 94, a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Center for the past nine and a half years, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012.
She was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, on August 8, 1917, to the late William H. and Ada L. (Moser) McClure. She married Mervin C. Rupp on August 31, 1941; he preceded her in death on December 5, 1997.
Larry David Starlin, 69, of Marion, died Thursday in the VA Health Care Center, Marion.
Arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
HUNTINGTON—The Bellmont varsity baseball team administered the first loss of the season to the Huntington North Vikings, a team ranked third in the state in class 4A, on Saturday with a 3-1 triumph in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader.
CHURUBUSCO—In a meet that featured several of the top female track athletes in the state this year, Bellmont's Alexis Harvey solidly established herself among that group as she won three individual events and was also on the winning 4 x 400 relay team for the Squaws Saturday at the Turtle Town Invitational at Churubusco High School.