June 23rd, 2011
Halle Williams-Seip, daughter of Decatur residents Ciera Williams and Nick Seip, is one of two honorary co-chairs chosen by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee to walk the first lap at this year's event at Adams Central June 24-25.
Halle, who is now three years old, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma just weeks after her first birthday. Medulloblastoma is a rapidly-growing brain tumor that originates in the cerebellum.
Adams County's annual Relay for Life will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday and continue through 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.
For the third successive year, the event will be held at the Adams Central football field.
The schedule of activities follows.
5 p.m. — Silent auction setup.
5-8 p.m. — Dinner served by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
With an estimated $4.5 million to $4.6 million cost for what is proposed as the first city-county building in Adams County history, paying for it is a major matter.
At a two and a half hour special meeting of the Adams County commissioners on Tuesday to unveil the plans, and the reasons for such plans, Todd Samuelson of H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, an accounting firm in Plymouth, reported on how financing might operate.
"It's going to be really tough," said Bellmont grad Dana Kaczmarek on letting go of the competitive athletic career.
"I cried more the last day at softball ... more than at graduation," said the 2011 Phyllis Hebble Award winner. The Hebble Award, named in honor of the first Bellmont girls coach in about every sport, goes to the outstanding female athlete at Bellmont.
Cordell Cornett struck out 14 and the Monmouth Fleming Marlins held off Decatur Dental 7-4 to earn the top seed in the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance Reese baseball tournament, which begins Friday.
Dental did sock 10 hits off Cornett.
Lucas Strickler took the loss, striking out 5 with 5 hits allowed in four-plus innings. Jordan Baker struck out 4 with 2 hits allowed in a strong relief appearance.
"Fix it or move," said Adams Superior Court Judge Patrick Miller.
"Think broadly," said Adams Circuit Court Judge Fred Schurger, because "where we are today is not where we will be tomorrow."
Decatur City Council was admonished at its meeting Tuesday night for its perceived lack of support for American troops, and county officials will be hearing the same criticism in the near future.
City resident Darlene Zeitvogel said she has a son serving in Iraq, along with six other local people. Her voice cracking, Zeitvogel said she was extremely disappointed that no city officials turned out for the Memorial Day ceremonies here on May 30 "to support my son and six other guys over there."
A messy, smelly subject resurfaced for the first time in nearly two years at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council: horse manure on city streets.
Mayor John Schultz initiated the discussion when he spoke of an "irate" message recently left on his home phone by a city resident.
The caller was complaining about a major mess. Councilman Charlie Cook, who checked on the pile, said it was strung out "for almost 60 feet."
Lounita Bixler, 91, formerly of Berne, died today at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Martha V. Eicher, 102, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.