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October 6th, 2014

Braves snipe North for sectional title

October 6, 2014

KINGSLAND— Despite less than ideal conditions on a breezy, cold and damp Saturday morning, Bellmont took care of the Huntington North Vikings in the tennis sectional championship at Norwell, 4-1.
The title is the Braves' fourth in school history and first since the 2006 season. Bellmont had fallen to Adams Central in the championship the last two seasons and finally pushed for the championship after besting the Jets and the Bluffton Tigers, 4-1, as well.

Cold weather hampers Lehman Harvest Festival, not spirits

October 6, 2014

     Brittany Hernandez and  Amy Schwartz volunteered their services Saturday at the Lehman Park Harvest Festival helping youngsters decorate their pumpkins for the upcoming Halloween holiday.


More women needed in politics, says Indiana rep

October 6, 2014

     An Indiana congresswoman active in efforts to get more women involved in politics doesn’t think female voters would automatically rally around Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
 Republican Rep. Susan Brooks also said it’s unfortunate that the United States hasn’t had a female president while many other countries have been led by women, and that she would like to see female candidates on both major parties’ national tickets.

Monroe plans hydrant flush

October 6, 2014

     The Town of Monroe Water Department will be testing fire hydrants and flushing water mains throughout the community Oct. 13-17.
Residents are asked to avoid doing laundry until late afternoon during the week to avoid getting rust on clothing.

October 3rd

Bellmont @ New Haven, football webcast

October 3, 2014

Tonight the Braves travel to New Haven for another NHC clash on the gridiron. Tune in around 6:45 p.m. for the DDD Pregame Show. Go Braves!

Magdalene E. Butcher

October 3, 2014

    Magdalene E. Butcher, 101, Decatur, died Friday. Arrangements are pending Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Richard J. Schmit

October 3, 2014

    Richard J. “Smitty” Schmit, 65, Geneva, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.

Dixie E. Hurst

October 3, 2014

    Dixie E. Hurst, 74, Decatur, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at her residence.
    She was born in Decatur Tuesday, May 14, 1940, to the late Joe and Mae (Blount) Garner. She married Robert L. Hurst May 16, 1958, in Pleasant Mills; he passed away Sept. 21, 2009.
    Dixie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Overnight rain puts harvest on hold

October 3, 2014

    Adams County farmers are hoping for a drier-than-predicted weekend, with one local grain elevator operator  suggesting the fall harvest will “really take off next week” in the absence of heavy weekend rains.
    A few farmers have begun to harvest soybeans — and a small amout of corn, according to Jeff Lehman at Lehman Feed Mill in Berne.

Monroe Town Council hears of jail LOIT possibilities

October 3, 2014

    Talk of the new county jail to be located on the southwest edge of Decatur has made the rounds, landing at the doorstep of the Monroe Town Council Thursday evening.
    Monroe Town Attorney Jeremy Brown informed the council of an upcoming vote regarding a tax levy in connection with the construction of the jail. Brown said a proposed .25 percent local option income tax could be allocated to the jail fund, while an additional .25 percent LOIT could go toward property tax cap relief for local municipalities.

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