A total of 381 Adams County students — 210 at Bellmont, 87 South Adams, 84 at Adams Central — were candidates graduation on Sunday,
All three county high schools held ceremonies at 2 p.m.
Announced as co-valedictorians at Adams Central were cousins and best friends Shelby Aschliman (left) and Lena Kaehr.
Mia Engle was named salutatorian.
It's a long way back from being partially starved to being a well-groomed 850-pound specimen on the verge of greatness.
That, however, is the arc of life so far for a four-year-old Arabian stallion named Merllinn, once owned by Rick Hill of rural Decatur and a victim of neglect on Hill's property west of Decatur.
Leaders of the Adams County chapter of Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) have announced the start of the annual Clothe-A-Kid for School project.
The program is for students who will be at least four years old by the start of the 2011-12 school year, who will be in preschool through the eighth grade, and who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches at schools.