February 4th, 2013
State Rep. Matt Lehman and State Sen. Travis Holdman would like to see their colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly take a break from additional school reforms during the current legislative session.
Their constituents apparently feel otherwise.
Lehman, R-Berne, and Holdman, R-Markle, fielded questions for 90 minutes Saturday morning during a town hall-style meeting in Decatur. And the bulk of those questions focused on … you guessed it … education.
The final financial statement for 2012 showed that Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) finished the year $384,021 in the black thanks to over $1.3 million in non-operating revenue received.
That surplus figure is over three times the amount to the good posted by the hospital in 2011 when the year ended at $104,947 in the black.
Dots in Blue Water, the student-led non-profit based out of South Adams High School, is planning on making a third trip to Haiti this summer to assist residents there.
So the students have announced plans for an upcoming "coffee shop" and auction to raise funds for the trip.
"It was definitely, by far, my biggest win," stated South Adams senior LJ Moser, after knocking off No. 1 rated Schuyler Phillips of Yorktown, 3-1, in the 120-pound Jay County Regional Wrestling championship match Saturday.
"I was so nervous with 20 seconds left on the clock. I'm thinking, this is the state runner-up and he's ranked first, and I just have to hold on, and I was able to do it."
Bellmont held South Adams scoreless in the first quarter en route to a 35-21 victory at the Teepee on Friday night.
The Squaws made the most out of the senior night season finale by earning their fifth win of the season and snapping an eight-game losing streak in the process.
Bone-chilling temperatures were gripping the Decatur area today as wind-chill readings were well below zero and the National Weather Service was predicting a high of only around 10 above.
The Decatur weather station recorded an overnight low of 6 above, which was the 7 a.m. reading.
At the same time, the weather service office in Fort Wayne also had 6 above, with a west wind at 24 mph producing a wind chill of 15 below.
Tony Tate, rural Decatur, retired after more than 41 years with the USDA in December.
Tate started his career as a trainee in Noblesville in 1971, and finished his training in Frankfort in 1972. After graduating from Ball State University, he started full time in 1973 in Shelbyville as a Soil Conservationist.
In 1974, he transferred to Richmond, then to Decatur in 1975 as District Conservationist.
The 2013 Adams County Ag Extravaganza was held at the Mirage on Thursday night. It was a joint annual meeting of the Adams County's Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, and Soil and Water Conservation Department.
After a meal, comedian Jay Hendren entertained the crowd, and then it was down to business.
Eleanor A. "El" Breshock, 87, died peacefully on January 29, 2013, in Munster, Ind., due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born March 10, 1925, in Hazelton, Pa., where she graduated as salutatorian from St. Gabriel High School.
El married Joseph Breshock in 1950, and moved to Hammond, then Munster, Ind. He survives.