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"He's a great kid, works hard and sure doesn't let his disabilities hold him back," said Woodlan wrestling Coach Tony Girod of a member of his varsity squad.
Girod was referring to sophomore Nic Hoot, who wrestles at 113 pounds — despite his lack of a left foot, a lower right leg (from the knee) and some fingers.
Nic was born in Russia without the extremities, apparently caused by a botched abortion.
If you're walking your dog, or plan to dump your grass clippings or other dead vegetation, you may want to make sure you're following the rules.
Monroe Town Marshal Dio Hernandez told the Monroe Town Council on Thursday night that he has received several complaints from residents living near the retention area on the southwest side of town that someone has been dumping grass clippings, and even old pumpkins, in the retention ditch.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz doesn't expect any immediate economic benefits to come from last week's visit by a Chinese delegation, but he does think an educational exchange could occur in the near future.
Schultz said at this week's city council meeting that mayors he has talked to who have had exchanges with the Chinese say it takes several years before any possible economic development materialize.
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — World War II memorabilia collectors, tell your family and friends that this weekend offers a golden opportunity to find your Christmas present.
On Saturday, Auctions American by RM will auction off more than 80 World War II-vintage military vehicles and more than 100 additional military artifacts from the National Military History Center in Auburn.
The North Adams school board is expected to make an appointment that will bring its ranks to seven to start 2013 when the board meets in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Four board members were handed seats in the November general election as the board makes the transition from a five-member panel to a seven-member group. Elected to new four-year terms were current board president Tim Ehlerding and newcomer Mark Bulmahn, who were the top vote-getters in Districts 1 and 2, respectively.
One is down and one is yet to fall.
The former Dwayne's Sweeper Shop has been demolished and next up will be the onetime street department garage between the city pool and police station. Mayor John Schultz gave updates on both projects at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
The now-empty lot at Second and Monroe streets has been seeded, "a temporary thing until we decide what to do there," the mayor said.
Four Berne residents seeking two seats on the South Adams Schools' board of education were interviewed by current board members during a work session Tuesday.
Applicants seeking appointment to two vacant District 3 seats on the board include Ray Gill, Landon Patterson, Wesley Haight and Rachael Rosswurm. The board will select two of the candidates to fill vacancies at their next meeting, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday, December 12, in Room 125 of the Adams County Service Complex for public or private volunteer agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds.
Representatives of those agencies must contact Millie Deaton, executive director of the Adams County Community and Family Services (CFS), no later than December 10, by stopping at the agency at the Complex, 313 W. Jefferson St., Decatur, or by calling 724-3574.
A bit of a love affair is about to be renewed in Decatur this summer: The ABATE motorcycles will be returning.
It will be the third appearance here for the bikers and the first two, in 2010 and 2009, proved extremely popular with both the group and city residents.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s voter turnout in this year’s general election fell off this year when compared to 2008’s level of 62 percent.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said recently that 58 percent of Indiana’s 4.5 million registered voters — about 2.7 million — cast ballots in the General Election. That matched the 58 percent turnout in 2004.
Lawson says Wells County in northeastern Indiana had the highest turnout in the state at 72 percent.