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Callithumpian Festival kicked off over the weekend

October 31, 2011

    Last weekend was the busiest time for the Callithumpian Festival, with all events well-attended in good fall weather.
    Hundreds of kids and adults attended the Safe Trick-or-Treat event in Safety Park on Saturday, as did Sunday's Trunk-and-Treat event downtown.
    Sunday's Callithumpian Canter at Bellmont High School had a record number of five-kilometer runners, 160, and a record number of quilts, 229, were on display in a show at Riverside Center on Saturday.

Another buggy occupant killed in crash

October 31, 2011

    The second fatal traffic accident in a month in Adams County occurred Saturday afternoon, claiming the life of a rural Monroe man.
    The 12:36 p.m. tragedy on County Rd. 000 near CR 200 South caused the death of Andrew J. Hilty, 64, who died at the scene from a broken neck, according to a report from the Adams County Sheriff's Department.

October 29th

Major press problems

October 29, 2011

   Due to a majpr press problem, four pages from Saturday's edtiom were not able to be printed.

They will be printed with Monday;s edition  We deeply regret the inconvience and appreciate your understanding.

Starfires continue to roll

October 29, 2011

By DYLAN MALONE
    UNION CITY— It was a cold night and a cold start for the Starfires on Friday night as they faced off against the Union City Indians in the semi-final round of sectional 35, but South Adams warmed up quickly in the second quarter to jump ahead and stay ahead for the eventual 40-26 victory.
    The win awards the Stars a home game against #6 ranked Sheridan next Friday night in the championship round of sectionals as the Blackhawks defeated Lapel 48-16 in the other semi-final contest.

Braves knock off Yorktown

October 29, 2011

By JOE SPAULDING
    A huge performance by the Bellmont defense, which resulted in eight quarterback sacks and 14 tackles for loss,, plus a new offensive weapon helped key the Bellmont Braves to a second-round, 22-7, IHSAA sectional playoff victory over Yorktown Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium.
    "Our defense was outstanding," analyzed Bellmont coach Larry Getts following the smothering show the Braves blanketed the Tigers with.

Jets thrash Fremont

October 29, 2011

BY ERIC MANN

October 28th

It’s Callithumpian time

October 28, 2011

    Decatur's Callithumpian festival hits the fan this weekend, with all sorts of activities scheduled leading up to Halloween Night and the Callithumpian Parade.
    The Halloween Healthfair was held at Adams Memorial Hospital this morning, and a new event is scheduled tonight: Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours.

More than 220 kids participate in painting contest

October 28, 2011

    There wasn't much real estate available on the floor of the largest room in Riverside Center on Thursday evening as 226 area students from kindergarten through fifth grade flocked to the 31st annual Callithumpian Festival poster-painting contest.
    The event lasted two hours.
    Many of the posters will be on display in Decatur business windows.
    Winners will be announced later.

AMH open house slated Sunday

October 28, 2011

    Adams Memorial Hospital will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday in celebration of its Adams Medical Complex.
    The new complex, which is located behind the Strickler Cancer Institute, will include Decatur Family Medicine with Dr. Crystal Jencks and Dr. Jessamine Hippensteel.
    A news release said both physicians will be available during the open house for the public to meet. They specialize in family medicine and obstetrics care.

October 27th

GM to invest $275M in Indiana truck plant

October 27, 2011

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will invest about $275 million at its Ft. Wayne pickup truck plant.
    The money will prepare the plant to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-sized pickups.
    GM says the investment will add or keep 150 jobs, but a spokeswoman says she doesn’t know how many new jobs will be created.
    The Ft. Wayne plant now has 3,400 employees who work three shifts per day building the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

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