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March 25th, 2012

Beat the Pros bracket challenge: Elite Eight

March 25, 2012

 

               The Beat the Pros bracket challenge is nearing its completion with the Final Four now in place. Saturday, March 31 marks the date for the final two games before the National Championship on Monday, April 2.

March 24th

Kentucky ends Indiana's tournament run

March 24, 2012

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Indiana walked off the court, disappointed but heads held high.

Beat the Pros challenge: Sweet 16

March 24, 2012

 

                After all eight games in the Sweet 16 the standings have some familiar faces, but it’s still anyone’s race with some new brackets coming forward in the contest. Stay tuned for updates after the Elite 8 this weekend.

                65 PTS: Major Spiegel, Brian Zeser.

March 23rd

Richard K. Dynes

March 23, 2012

    Richard K. (Dick) Dynes, 78, of Geneva, passed away at 9:20 a.m.,on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. 
    He was born on Tuesday, January 30, 1934, in Bryant, the son of the late Lawrence H. and  Florence (Bailey) Richards. 

Spring-break activities set for next week

March 23, 2012

    The "family friendly" activities which proved to be so popular during spring break last year are returning, Chris Krull of the sponsoring city-county parks and recreation department informed city council at its meeting Tuesday night.
    County schools will be on spring break starting with the dismissal of classes this Friday and all manner of activities are planned for five consecutive days next week, Monday through Friday.

Indiana Catholic schools end bonuses for referrals

March 23, 2012

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Catholic Church officials in northern Indiana have suspended programs in which some parochial schools offered monetary incentives to recruit students.
    South Bend Community Schools officials have questioned whether it was proper for a Catholic school receiving money from the state’s private school voucher program to also pitch bonuses to those who referred it new students.

Krull exits post with the county

March 23, 2012

    Steve Krull, part-time building and grounds director for Adams County for the past 17 years, announced his retirement to Adams County Commissioners Monday.
    Krull said he no longer feels he can serve effectively as the job has grown so large and demanding and feels it would be best for him to step down from the position, effective March 16.

Two Braves get academic all-state

March 23, 2012

    The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association has released its first-team Academic All-State list of 29 boys and 28 girls as well as an honorable mention list including 146 boys and 148 girls around the state of Indiana. Two Bellmont Braves were selected to the honorable mention list for the award; seniors Payton Selking and Logan Smith. 

March 22nd

Offering a VOICE

March 22, 2012

    Adams Central juniors Bess Fiechter and Devan Barger, members of the group VOICE (Indiana's youth movement to speak out against the tobacco industry), headed a table containing some of the ingredients of cigarettes in an effort to inform fellow students of the dangers of smoking.
    The activity was held Wednesday and included a display of 27 pairs of shoes to represent the 27 people who die each day in Indiana due to tobacco, according to the group.

Just keeps getting hotter!

March 22, 2012

    Everyone's been saying it can't last. This stunning spate of warm weather in the middle of March probably can't, but this week it's not only lasting but getting warmer every day.    
    The Decatur weather station has recorded increasing highs for three consecutive days. A high of 73 degrees on Sunday was topped by Monday's 82 which in turn was bested by Tuesday's 85.

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