March 2nd, 2011
BERNE — Bluffton built a 10-point lead over South Adams going into the fourth quarter of their Sectional 38 opener Tuesday, then Tigers' coach Kevin Leising pulled the plug as his squad successfully kept the ball away from the SA defenders in an eventual 50-31 victory at the Stardome.
The win puts the 14-6 Tigers in the 7:30 p.m. semi-final game against 2-18 Woodlan Friday night. Adams Central, 13-7, will take on state 2A power Bishop Luers, 16-4, in the 6 p.m. semi-final.
"For the most part, nothing has really changed overnight except we had a little water on E. Monroe St.," Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said at 7:45 a.m. today.
E. Monroe St. was passable this morning and no water was on Monmouth and Piqua roads leading to Bellmont high and middle schools. US 224 at Jackson St. remained closed, however.
Two people were rescued from floodwaters in the past two hours: one in Adams County today and one in Jay County yesterday.
Some eight members of the Geneva Fire Department helped an unidentified local man and his horse escape from floodwater in the small northern Jay County community of New Corydon late Tuesday afternoon.
Aaron McClure really likes basketball. He played it a lot as a youth, still plays a bit as an adult, and has been a coach for 10 years or more at his alma mater.
However, as much as Adams Central's head coach (and very good former Flying Jet) enjoys the game, he was stone-faced serious when he talked about AC's sectional matchup with powerful Bishop Luers, winner of two of the last three Indiana Class 2A championships.
"How could you even consider getting rid of this," stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote, minutes after his club was beaten by Penn, with the fiasco of a first-round match between Mater Dei and Crown Point finishing up on the next mat.
The St. Marys River was rising slowly in Decatur this morning, but already was beyond 21 feet, and the National Weather Service was predicting a crest of near 23 feet.
Jane Thieme at the city weather station said this morning that the St. Marys had risen nearly feet in the past 24 hours, standing at 21.2 feet at 7 a.m. today. The National Weather Service told officials here that a crest of 22.7 feet is expected by around 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Flood stage in Decatur is 17 feet.
Like son, like father.
At Monday's meeting of the Adams County commissioners, the three executives voted unanimously to name Julius Quinones of Decatur as the assistant county veterans' affairs officer so he can fill in for his son, Vince, the service officer, while his son is called up for active duty in the Middle East with the U.S. Air Force.
The younger Quinones, who is an E8 (first sergeant), said he will ship out on March 2 for six months of service that will give him 31 years overall.
Max E. Andrews, 78, of Placentia, California, a former Decatur resident, went to be with his Lord and Savior on the 27th of February.
He was born on August 7, 1932, to True "Tabby" and Elsie Andrews.
He was a petty officer and gunner's mate in the U.S. Navy and retired from International Harvester with more than 30 years of service.
His hobbies were reading and politics. After moving to California, he and his wife enjoyed watching the Los Angeles Lakers.
January 16, 2011, was just another ordinary day to most people. But for Michelle Colbert and her 17-year-old daughter, Alissa, it was a day they will never forget.
Officials at Adams Memorial Hospital have announced that Dr. Kristin Haushalter of Fort Wayne Dermatology Consultants Inc. will be coming to Adams Memorial’s Cancer Institute on the first Monday of each month to see dermatology patients.
Dr. Haushalter will offer a full array of dermatological services to help patients maintain healthy skin, including the treatment of acne, moles, psoriasis, rashes, skin cancers, warts, and wrinkles, according to a hospital spokesperson.