April 8th, 2011
(Editor's Note: In this article and others to follow, North Adams Community Schools officials will explain why they are seeking approval of a $1.25 million funding increase from taxpayers. The newspaper welcomes all comments on this issue. Please address them to: Referendum Peoples Voice.)
The Bellmont Squaws opened their 2011 campaign with a 9-0 win over the Bluffton Tigers Wednesday afternoon at the Bellmont diamond.
Nicole Schevenius tossed the complete game shutout for the Squaws pitching out of several situations where Bluffton had runners in scoring position to earn the victory.
"Overall, not a bad game, but we are capable of much more."
So said Bellmont's first-year varsity baseball coach Ben Fawbush after the Braves opened their 2011 season at home on Wednesday with a 6-3 win over the Bluffton Tigers.
The key hit was Will Busse's bases-loaded double in the sixth inning that drove in three runs and made the score 6-1.
The visiting Wells Countians are 0-1.
A fire that started in an attached garage spread to the one-story William and Carolyn Schindler home in Monroe on Wednesday evening, destroying both structures.
Neither of the occupants was injured, but all their belongings were lost, including two vehicles parked in the garage.
Monroe Fire Chief Russell Cook said this morning that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
He also said the steady east wind created minor shingle damage to a neighboring home's roof.
Property taxes will be on time this year, Adams County Treasurer Rex Moore announced this week.
Despite first-high-school-meet jitters, a bone-chilling breeze and a tough Eastbrook opponent, Adams Central's new freshman girls track class did just fine Tuesday at the AC oval, taking five individual firsts and two more frosh were on the winning 3200 relay team in the 79-44 loss.
Junior weightman Troy Tonner fired career bests to win both the shot put and discus events Tuesday, scoring the only two firsts for the Jets as they opened the 2011 boys track season with a 91-32 loss to a strong Eastbrook squad.
Tonner tossed the shot 47' 3.5" to easily win the event, and he topped his previous best by almost three feet. In the discus, his winning toss of 143'8" was over five feet better than his previous best.
Edith M. Green, 93, a longtime resident of Monroe, died recently in El Paso, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
A 116-year-old city-owned building has a wrecking ball in its future, and the sooner the better for Decatur Mayor John Schultz.
The mayor asked for and received permission from city council Tuesday night to seek a grant to demolish the huge, decaying building behind the Fifth St. police station and near the city swimming pool.
Robert Switzer, a senior at South Adams High School in Berne, has won a Lilly Endowment college scholarship.
The Lilly scholarship was announced by the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF), which notes that such winners get full tuition to the Indiana college or university of his or her choice plus an $800 annual stipend to buy books and equipment.
Switzer will attend Goshen College to study pre-med and biology.
The value of this four-year scholarship is approximately $102,000.