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March 29th, 2015

Beat the Pros Challenge: Elite Eight Standings

March 29, 2015

    The Final Four teams are locked in as of Sunday and the results for the Beat the Pros Challenge are posted below. Ken Krause now sits atop the standings with a whopping 109 points out of a possible 128. The top 20 brackets will earn prizes from local Decatur businesses with the final score of the National Championship determining tie-breakers. There are several brackets that no longer have the ability to earn points due to their teams being eliminated. Those brackets are signaled with an asterisk (*) after their name. 

109: Ken Krause.

March 28th

Beat the Pros Challenge: Sweet 16 Standings

March 28, 2015

    Today's and tomorrow's Elite Eight games will decide which four teams will make a trip to Indianapolis for the Final Four next weekend. As of now, Phyllis Smith still leads as she had seven of the eight teams correctly named in her bracket. There is still plenty of time to play catch up if the brackets shake up some more this weekend. The full results are below.

79: Phyllis Smith.

77: David Miller, Jim Gremaux, Ken Krause, John Macklin.

76: Rita Hirschy, Ben Kahlert, Ed Hornick.

March 27th

Video of the day: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.

Monroe utility rate hikes take effect immediately

March 27, 2015

    Following months of discussion and delays, Monroe residents will see an increase in their utility bill effective immediately.
    The Monroe Town Council conducted a public hearing for comments on a proposal to raise sewer and water rates Thursday evening. No residents attended the hearing.
    On a motion by Councilman Mike Geels following the public hearing, seconded by Giessler, the new rate ordinances were adopted, 3-0.

Noodling nipper

March 27, 2015

     Hanna Endsley, 8, and mother, Teri, enjoyed some amusing aquatic time at the Bellmont High School pool Wednesday. The popular open swim event was held as part of the parks and rec Spring Break activities held throughout the county this week.


Building for birds

March 27, 2015

     Owen Findley was among the youngsters who came to Riverside Center earlier this week to try their hand at building birdhouses. The event was part of the spring break programs offered throughout the week by the parks and rec department. With a little outside assistance, it appears the young carpenter was well on his way to completing the task.


March 26th

Inside the Madness blog

March 26, 2015

Here is a link to the Associated Press blog about the NCAA tournament:

Decatur woman appears on LIVE with Kelly and Michael

March 26, 2015

    For many people, a vacation to New York City would be exciting enough. But Decatur resident Alyssa Corral’s recent vacation took an unexpected turn when she appeared on national television as a game contestant on LIVE with Kelly and Michael.

Woodcrest donation is largest ever

March 26, 2015

    A donation from the estate of the late Richard and Vella Wasson of Decatur to the Adams Woodcrest organization has now become the largest bequest received by the Adams Health Network, it was announced Wednesday night at the monthly meeting of the AHN board of trustees.

Calm before the storm

March 26, 2015

     While Adams County was greeted by an unseasonally-heavy 3-inch snowfall Monday afternoon, followed by cold and rain for the next several days, weather conditions were quite different over the preceeding weekend. In the photo at right, the sun sets behind an Amish homestead west of Berne Saturday evening, providing a beautiful array of colors on a clear evening.


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