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December 3rd

Flower program withering -- York says downtown project $2,648 in the hole

December 3, 2012

    Decatur's downtown flower program is in dire jeopardy.
    Faced with a huge deficit, the program may not get off the ground next year unless necessary cash is raised relatively soon.
    Local pastor Dan York, who has been at the forefront of the program from the start a number of years ago, said Friday that the program is faced with a deficit of $2,648.

Warming up the Spotlight

December 3, 2012

    Spotlight, Decatur’s annual community and business expo, will be held this year at Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., organizers have announced.
    The tradition of  “spotlighting” area business, industries and non-profits will continue this year as the pride of Decatur will be on display, Chamber of Commerce officials said.
    This will be the 17th consecutive year for the event.

Hospital showing plus for financial

December 3, 2012

    A financial statement submitted to the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees this week by Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler showed that Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) has a plus financial balance of $389,016 as of the end of October.
    This is nearly $385,000 higher that what the hospital had at the end of October in 2011, but nearly $56,000 less than what had been budgeted for the year.

December 2nd

Stars take 2nd at Haworth Invitational

December 3, 2012

    BERNE — South Adams went 4-1 Saturday in the annual Spencer Haworth Memorial Wrestling Invitational, losing only to eventual champion of the day, Jay County, 43-31.
    "We needed a couple of guys to come through, either not get pinned or win a match that they weren't supposed to and it just didn't happen," stated SA mat coach Eric Myers, after his Starfires improved to 5-1 on the season.

Braves go 5-0 at New Castle

December 3, 2012

    NEW CASTLE—Bellmont made their presence felt over the weekend as the Braves' wrestlers cashed in on a 5-0 domination of the field at New Castle High School's Invitational.
    The most notable win of the day on Saturday for coach Brent Faurote and his young Braves came against Pendleton Heights topping the Arabians 39-33.

November 30th

Height boosts Jets past Raiders, 60-52

December 1, 2012

 

PONETO – Life is good for a basketball coach when he has starters listed at 6-0, two at 6-3 and one at 6-5.

The heights as listed on the Adams Central boys’ basketball roster aren’t a stretch, and the players aren’t just tall but strong, too.

Yes, the season should be a good one for Adams Central coach Aaron McClure and his towering team.

Pence names Espich

November 30, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov.-elect Mike Pence tapped a retired lawmaker with four decades of legislative experience Thursday to guide his agenda through the Statehouse as he continues assembling his new administration.
    Pence announced that former state Rep. Jeff Espich would serve as his top adviser for legislative affairs. The Uniondale Republican chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee before he retired from the General Assembly this year and will have a central role in helping Pence push his agenda.

$500,000 software expenditure is approved by hospital board

November 30, 2012

    A capital expenditure of over $500,000 was approved Wednesday evening by the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting. It will allow AHN to expand the capabilities of its long-term care facilities to receive software that will install electronic medical records and billing capabilities.

Two walkers are struck downtown

November 30, 2012

    Two pedestrians were transported to Adams Memorial Hospital for evaluation after they were struck by a motorist in downtown Decatur Thursday afternoon.
    According to a report from the Decatur Police Department, Suzanne Elliott, 74, and Larry Elliott, 80, both of Lake Shore Drive, Decatur, were on foot and attempting to cross Monroe Street at the intersection of Second Street when they were struck by a vehicle operated by Breanna E. Price, 22, 703 N. 3rd St., Decatur.

November 29th

Lions roar over ranked Jets in opener, 34-32

November 30, 2012

    MONROE—The Leo Lions gave the #1-ranked Adams Central Jets a rude awakening at the Hangar on Thursday night stunning the home team 34-32 in an ACAC mat dual.
    As the top-ranked team in the small school division entering their season opener, AC looked the part after a quick pin to start from senior Ben Pfister at 195.
    AC's 6-0 lead would be their last, however.

 

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