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February 24th, 2014

BMS picked as film site for a day

February 24, 2014

    A Ball State University film crew has selected Bellmont Middle School as the site of at least one segment of their independent film “The Blue,” and approximately two dozen BMS students will be used as extras in the project.
    A four-man team representing the film crew visited BMS earlier this month, prompted by Ball State student and Bellmont High School graduate Andrew Bultemeier.

CrimeStoppers hoop game is tonight

February 24, 2014

     The third annual Adams County CrimeStoppers fundraiser basketball game will be held at 7 p.m. today at Bellmont High School.
The CrimeStoppers will take the court against the K-105 Hoopsters.
     Admission is $4 per adult, $2 per student, with children under five admitted free. Concessions will be served and the Razz M Jazz dance studio will provide the halftime entertainment. A gift basket will also be raffled off during the game.

Groovy time at Mother-Son dance

February 24, 2014

The Adams County Parks and Rec department held its annual Mother-Son Dance on Saturday. The event was celebrated with a disco 70’s theme.

February 21st

County agrees to pay $550,000 in pedestrian death lawsuit settlement

February 21, 2014

Bud E. Case,72, Decatur, whose wife, Beverly, was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in Decatur in September of 2013, has been awarded $550,000 from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department and $100,000 from one of its employees as part of an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit alleging negligence in Beverly Case’s death.
    Mrs. Case died Sept. 18, 2013, one day after she was struck while attempting to cross Monroe Street, near its intersection with 5th Street, as a pedestrian.

Hog farm decision tabled

February 21, 2014

    A standing-room-only crowd packed the meeting room of the Adams County Plan Commission Thursday evening, with most of the more than 60 people in attendance there to speak out against a proposed large-scale hog operation planned for the outskirts of Pleasant Mills.
    After more than two hours of discussion and debate, a decision on the controversial hog farm was merely pushed down the road by a month when the commission tabled the matter until its March 20 meeting.

NEW MEMBER

February 21, 2014

John Minch has been appointed as the newest member of the Adams County Election Board. Minch, the former mayor of Berne, was appointed to the election panel by Adams County Democratic Party Chairman Barb Engle to replace Alan Baumgartner, who died this week. Minch attended his first board meeting Thursday afternoon. He is pictured with County Clerk and board member Gayla Reinhart.
Photo by J Swygart
 

February 20th

Winter leaves Decatur with potholes galore

February 20, 2014

    The beat goes on: Snow; bitter cold; water main breaks; water line freezeups; streets which are rough and rutted (and lately, full of slush); big winds. And coming next: Potholes; actually, more potholes.
    City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert outlined for city council at its meeting Tuesday night the ongoing battle with the winter of 2013-14, which has the city near-record snowfall.

Economic outlook: Good news & bad

February 20, 2014

    Investments in the stock market can be both profitable and lucrative, so long as one is patient and does not expect to see large gains on a quarterly basis, according to Jim O’Donnell, an executive in residence at Huntington University. O’Donnell was the featured speaker Wednesday morning at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forecast Breakfast, held in the Decatur Room of Adams Memorial Hospital.

SUNNY WALK

February 20, 2014

— Randy Clements and his faithful companion Dylan enjoyed a sunny stroll down Mix Avenue in Decatur Thursday morning. Rising temperatures and sunshine have brought residents outdoors this week after a seemingly endless string of days with temperatures that hovered around zero.

 

February 19th

Stellar Communities grant application is submitted

February 19, 2014

    A Letter of Interest from the City of Decatur was being forwarded electronically today to the Indiana Stellar Communities program as the city seeks to receive a multi-million dollar grant to fund some sweeping changes/additions within the community.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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