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December 13th

Four inches falls here; frigid temps to worsen

December 13, 2010

    Superintendent, Shaun Roe, was equally upbeat as he said all roads are open, although a north wind was causing some drifting in open areas.
    Gilbert said his department, with one employee off work for medical reasons, had eight trucks in operation starting at 3 a.m. and had most of the 55 to 60 miles of streets plowed by about 8 a.m. No problems developed during that time, he added.
    Salting will be the next step on the streets, according to Gilbert.

No governor bid for Bayh

December 13, 2010

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh said Sunday he won’t seek a return trip to the governor’s office in 2012.
    “After careful consideration, I have concluded that the appropriate decision is not to be a candidate for governor of Indiana in 2012,” Bayh said in a prepared statement.
    The 54-year-old Indiana Democrat didn’t run for a third term in the Senate in November. His seat was won by Republican Dan Coats.

December 10th

City gets more cleanup funds

December 10, 2010

    The Northeast Indiana Fund has contributed $7,000 to a fund to help the city   continue cleanup of the onetime Decatur Casting Co. site, Mayor John Schultz announced at this week's city council meeting.
    The city has chipped in $5,000 and contributions also have come from Indiana and Michigan Power, NIPSCO and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin, providing approximately $25,000 in total funds for the task.

State Fair to remain at 17 days

December 10, 2010

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Fair will last 17 days for at least the next three years under a vote by the panel that oversees the annual summer event.
    The Indiana State Fair Commission on Thursday approved a recommendation to have the fair run 17 days through 2013.
    The fair expanded from 12 days to 17 days in 2009. Officials said the longer run would give families a third weekend to visit and create more opportunities for 4-H participants.

Mat Starfires top Jets 38-18

December 10, 2010

    BERNE  — Cody Conner cradled Adams Central sub Luke Marbach for a 2:50 fall at 189 pounds, creating the sixth lead change in the ACAC dual, and igniting a 38-18 victory for the host Starfires Thursday night.
    "The kids that were on the mat wrestled well. You can't spot them 12 and let them steal a couple and expect to win," stated Adams Central coach Doug Schultz, noting forfeits in two of the last three weight classes on the line at the Stardome.

Braves breeze by Snider 59-11

December 10, 2010

    Bellmont scored eight pins and a tech fall, winning 11 of 14 matches in a 59-11 rout of Fort Wayne Snider Thursday at Bellmont. The victory put Bellmont at 11-2 on the season. The Braves travel to East Noble Saturday for a conference triple-dual involving DeKalb and Norwell.

December 9th

175th celebration plans begin

December 9, 2010

    A 175th anniversary is, admits Decatur Mayor John Schultz, an in-between event, but, with the city on the verge of its 175th year in 2011, "We need to do something. I don't think there's a right way or a wrong way to celebrate this. It's a moment in history that needs to be addressed."
    What that "something" will be was discussed at two public gatherings on Wednesday at Riverside Center and some decisions were made.

Another year...the same song

December 9, 2010

    (Tim Ehlerding of Decatur has written a novel, “Always a Loser, Forever a Champion,” a story inspired by the 2008 Bellmont High School football team's state championship. “If you read the book, it’s pretty clear who the various characters are,” Ehlerding said.  The general story line follows the actual events, “but I took quite a bit of literary license.” Following is the first of five edited installments being published by the Daily Democrat.)

Vouchers included in Daniels’ education plans

December 9, 2010

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels released more details of his Indiana education agenda Wednesday, but said he’s still working on specifics of some proposals, including using state money to help students attend private schools and giving them college scholarships if they graduate high school a year early.

Meyer earns All-State, area football honors

December 9, 2010

    Bellmont's all-time top runningback, Daniel Meyer, received recognition this week as an All-State linebacker, and on the area Top 50 GameNight team, it was announced by team coaches.

 

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