March 17th, 2014
The traditional Irish music band FullSet performed to an appreciative and nearly packed house Saturday night at Arts Place, Portland Center, in a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Junior Achievement of Adams County held a bowling fundraiser Saturday afternoon at Villa Lanes Bowling Alley, Decatur. The event lane sponsors were Adams Memorial Hospital, Century Link, Dolco and Thunderbird. Teams participating in the fun were First Bank of Berne, Thunderbird, Adams Central schools and Fruechte Farms. Pictured bowling is Lucas Harvey.
ANDERSON—The Bellmont Squaws appear to be poised to defend their 2013 small school state indoor track championship this coming Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion following another stellar performance in a state qualifier held Saturday at Anderson University.
The Squaws qualified individuals in 10 of 11 events to be held after nearly two dozen qualifiers were held across the state in recent weeks and BHS coach Carl Risch, never one to go overboard in tooting his team's horn in advance, admitted
Selection Sunday revealed all 68 teams in the 2014 NCAA basketball tournament. Below is the link to a bracket online for fans to use for entry into the contest. There are 14 prizes to give away including gifts from Pizza King, Curves Gym, Anytime Fitness, Villa Lanes, Pizza Hut, Quik Stop Oil Lube, and Back 40 Junction given away to the top brackets.
With Selection Sunday upon us tomorrow evening, brackets will be available to fill out for the DDD March Madness challenge.
On Sunday night, a link will be posted under sports on the DDD website at www.decaturdailydemocrat.com featuring instructions for getting entries in for the competition.
In all there will be 14 prizes for the top brackets submitted including donations from Back 40 Junction, Quik Stop Oil and Lube, Anytime Fitness, Curves Gym, Pizza King, Villa Lanes, and Pizza Hut.
Ina R. Nelson, 79, Bryant, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
She is survived by three sons, Jason (Judy) Combs of Bryant, Dan (Lynn) Combs of Lebanon, Tenn. and Steve (Kathi) Combs of Catlin, Ill.; two daughters, Lonna Combs and Tina Taylor, both of Tilton, Ill.; three brothers, Roger Garland of Danville, Ill., John Phillips, Oakwood, Ill. and Chris Herzog of Florida; and two sisters, Eva Lundy,Venice, Fla. and Bonnie Cisek of Florida.
Members of the Adams County Regional Sewer District’s board of trustees, with their attorney and project engineer absent, were forced to talk in generalities instead of specifics Thursday evening when explaining some aspects of the county’s first-ever rural sewer project to a handful of affected homeowners.
The board met at Riverside Center in Decatur for its regular monthly meeting, with several concerned citizens in attendance.
The price of school lunch for Adams Central students will see a substantial increase next year as the AC board of education Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed hike.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lori Richmond reported the increase is due to federal regulations requiring schools increase the cost of lunch each year. What is unusual about this year is the amount of the increase.
The South Adams High School Music Department will present its spring musical “School House Rock Live!” at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday night in the Burkhalter Auditorium. The plot evolves around young teacher Sidney Sprunger and her first day of teaching. Above, Ellerie Baer, front, goes through the paces during Thursday’s dress rehearsal.
Photo by Mike Lamm
The Adams County Emergency Management Agency announced the travel status of Adams County has been downgraded to advisory.
Advisory is the lowest level of local travel advisory. It means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.