The Alabama/Auburn thriller seemed to be the common denomonator for this week's Pigskin misses as even the top three brackets featured at least one wrong. Those select few who happened to forsee Auburn's miraculous win missed one or more of the other contests this week.
The Adams County Commissioners unanimously voted to realign the four Adams County Council districts Monday at their regular weekly meeting. The move was made to create more equally-proportionate divisions by population in response to the most recent U.S. census figures from 2010.
The tree had not yet been illuminated, but an early-evening sky and floodlights cast onto the Adams County courthouse gave downtown Decatur a Currier and Ives look Sunday as crowds gathered for the community Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
Photo by J Swygart
GENEVA— Sawyer Miller, a senior at South Adams, took first place overall at the sixth annual Rainbow Lake 5k run on November 30.
With a time of 17:00.8, Miller was a winner by over a minute as Nathan Rupp of Rockford finished second overall at 18:08.8.
Melissa Gillette was the top female finisher with a time of 18:28, while Denise Conrad was second overall for the women at 20:27.
Unusually pleasant December weather drew a large crowd to the Adams County courthouse square Sunday evening for a community Christmas tree-lighting event. Sponsored by Marko’s on 2nd and Classic Crimper Salon, the evening featured food and refreshments and a drawing for prizes. All money collected during the evening was donated to the Operation Help Food Bank and to next year’s tree-lighting event.
Photo by J Swygart
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican leaders of the General Assembly want Indiana to scrap the Common Core education standards and have the state adopt its own guidelines to prepare students for college and careers, a report Sunday said.
House Speaker Brian Bosma of Indianapolis and Senate President David Long of Fort Wayne have said they will direct the Republican-controlled Legislature to require the state to create its own set of reading and math standards separate from Common Core, The (Munster) Times reported.
These two young ladies were among the area youngsters who got the opportunity to share their holiday wish list with Santa at Riverside Center in Decatur Saturday morning during a “Breakfast With Santa” gathering, sponsored by the Decatur Small Business Association.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Jack E. Harker, 85, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born Wednesday, May 2, 1928, in Decatur, the son of the late Ira A. and the Wanda L. (Elzey) Harker. He married Dolores M. Steele May 8, 1955, in Roxana, Ill.; she passed away August 8, 1984.
Jack served in the United States Army from 1952-1954.
He retired in 1989 from General Electric in Decatur with over 21 years of service.
Donald Menter, 74, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his four daughters.
He was born Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1936, in Adams County to the late Carl W. and Edna (Kirchner) Menter. He married Gertrude Taylor March 29, 1959, in Adams County; she passed away August 7, 2004.