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September 19th, 2012

City man dies five days after being hit on moped

September 19, 2012

    David G. Maclean, 81-year-old Decatur resident, who was injured September 11 in a car-moped accident in the city, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    Maclean had been in the hospital since the accident.
    Police said this morning they were attempting to determine if the death was a result of the traffic accident.

David G. Maclean

September 19, 2012

    David G. Maclean, 81, of Decatur, died Sunday at Lutheran Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Bulldogs top Braves with late goals

September 19, 2012

    Bellmont hosted NHC rival New Haven on the soccer pitch Monday night allowing two late goals in the second half to the Bulldogs in a 4-2 loss.
    The Braves had a slow start on the defensive end allowing two New Haven goals in the first 20 minutes but once settled down, Bellmont stopped the bleeding before halftime.
    Andy Hess slipped a ball to Willie Mahlan who finished into the back of the net for Bellmont's first goal of the game just before the half to put the Braves within one at 2-1.

September 18th

Hank vs. IDEM...Hank wins!

September 18, 2012

    Adams County Solid Waste District Manager Hank Mayer reported to the district's board of trustees on Monday that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has backed off an earlier requirement that a passive gas study be performed at the county's long-closed south landfill.
    After IDEM earlier this year had required the county to implement the additional test vents to monitor methane gas at the landfill, Mayer called the state agency to protest.

Orlando eats here, purchases painting

September 18, 2012

    Celebrity singer Tony Orlando stopped in for a meal at Richard's Restaurant in Decatur on Friday after performing at Bearcreek Farms.
     He also purchased an oil painting by local artist Sandy Abel, who is a student of Bonnie Schultz at the North Adams Arts Council. Orlando told restaurant manager and arts supporter Andy Gay that the painting is meaningful to him because monarch butterflies land on his property in Branson, Mo. when they migrate ever year.

Luers taps ex-Bellmont teacher, coach

September 18, 2012

    Former Bellmont High School football coach Steve Keefer has been named to coach the Bishop Luers football team the remainder of the season in the absence of the terminated Matt Lindsay.
    Lindsay was fired Sunday as the school's football coach and athletic director. No reason was given.
    No replacement for the athletic director's job was announced.
    Keefer, 66, was the Bellmont coach from 1988 to 1993 and continued teaching at BHS until retiring over a year ago.

September 17th

Squaws smash Luers, 3-0

September 17, 2012

    The Squaws begin a tough week of volleyball on the right foot knocking off Bishop Luers in a convincing three-game sweep at the Teepee on Monday night 25-12, 25-16, 25-11.
    Bellmont moves to 15-3 on the season, holding their number two rank in 3A volleyball intact with the win. Luers, who are not pushovers by any means, tested Adams Central to a five-set classic a week earlier but were without the services of their senior setter, Tamara Griggs.

Markle teen survives huge crash, flames

September 17, 2012

    A rural Markle teen was arrested Saturday morning on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated (endangerment) and minor consuming after walking away from a fiery one-car crash in rural Adams County.

Couple married 50 years later

September 17, 2012

    Robert Brown of Decatur and Edith Northup of Fort Wayne met and fell in love at the ages of 21 and 19, respectively.
    After a whirlwind romance of 2 1/2 years, they went their separate ways ... only to find each other again 50 years later.
    They were married at 2 p.m. on Saturday outdoors at the American Legion in Berne.    
    A full story about how the couple ended up at the alter will be published this week in the Daily Democrat.

Puff, mud ball Sunday open BHS Homecoming

September 17, 2012

    Bellmont High School kicked off its annual Homecoming events Sunday with Powder Puff football and mud volleyball.
    The Powder Puff game was won by the seniors, 21-14. The mud volleyball tournament followed.

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