March 28th, 2011
When Ohio State fell Friday night, 67 bracket sheets went into the dead file. When Kansas left the tourney, 45 more sheets died out.
Currently, Mike Meyer, with 89 points and UConn picked to win, and Dane Fuelling, with 81 points and Butler, are both in the driver's seat for the 2011 DDD March Challenge NCAA picking contest.
Also taking UConn are Sam Magnan (77), Tim Zeser (75), and John Selking (75).
Francis Xavier “Frank” Miller, 78, of Decatur, passed away from pancreatic cancer in his residence at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on February 22, 1933 in Fort Wayne, the son of Carl and Minnie (Fuller) Miller.
He married Madeleine M. Kelsey on June 15, 1957.
Robert G. Miller, 89, of Berne, died Friday at home.
He was born to Charles O. and Della Ehrsam Miller.
Among survivors are his wife, Louise; three sons, David Miller of Wellsville, New York; Phillip Miller of Summers, Arkansas; and John Miller of Berne; and three daughters, Janet Miller, Mrs. Jack (Sue) Shoaf, and Mrs. Bob (Sara) Sprunger, all of Berne.
Florence L. O'Shaughnessey, 85, of Decatur, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
John H. Poorman, 84, a resident of Berne, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
John was born on January 10, 1927, in Coles, Illinois, the son of Charles L. and Grayce (Kruger) Poorman.
He married Norma Schindler on February 14, 1947, in the parsonage of West Missionary Church in rural Berne.
Doris L. Ulery, 81, of Lake Jackson, Texas, died March 20 in Texas.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norm (Susan) Pollock of Decatur, and two sons, Dan Ulery of Pinnacle, North Carolina, and John Ulery of Lake Jackson. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Church of the Brethren at Logansport, where Mrs. Ulery formerly lived.
Local arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
The winter which finally came to a close on Sunday evening left behind one of Decatur's snowiest seasons of all time.
The city received just under 45 inches of snow — 44.75 was the exact measurement — from December through early March, with more than half of that total coming in the month of February, local weather station officials said.
By HASAN DUDAR
and CHARLES WILSON
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy who was expelled this week opened fire at his central Indiana middle school before classes began Friday, shooting another teen student in the stomach, police said. The incident sparked an hours-long school lockdown as hundreds of panicked parents awaited word on their children.
The numbers don't lie!
Adams Central junior Maverick Baumer, a 6-5 junior forward, compiled some impressive statistics this past season as he helped to lead the Jets to their best record in almost 30 years, a 13-8 ledger.
For his efforts, the Daily Democrat sports staff is naming Baumer the Adams County Boys Prep Player of the Year.
With all the brackets scored for the opening three rounds leading up to Thursday's regional semi-final battles, some other "DDD March Challenge" contestants deserve mention.
One of the top scores for the first three rounds belonged to Rob Knefelkamp, who totaled 61 points. Unfortunately, Rob liked Duke to take it all, so he's out. Kevin Ripley and David Miller (of Monroe) totaled 57 points, and picked Duke.