February 25th, 2011
A rural Decatur farmer, Mike Crosby, who recently became a winner in a program called America's Farmers Grow Communities (AFGC), designated that the $2,500 amount he won be turned over to St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School in northern Adams County.
The AFGC program is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to let farmers select nonprofit recipients for the money the farmers win, a news release said.
Decatur and Adams County, along with northern Indiana, are under a winter storm warning. At 1 p.m Thursday, the National Weather Service updated its warning with the following information:
A wintery mix of sleet and snow is expected to begin about 7 p.m. Thursday.
As the storm continues, freezing rain and sleet are expected south of a line that roughly falls through Bluffton and Decatur in Indiana and Van Wert in Ohio.
"We need that championship effort," stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote, who has challenged his team to follow the Bellmont tradition and "find that switch and turn it on, take it to the next level" against a strong Penn team Saturday at Center Grove in the first round of the IHSAA Team State Wrestling Tournament.
"We definitely wrestled at a high level at Team Regional against Yorktown and Carroll. If we can find that performance, that level, we'll be fine."
A game of scoring runs fell into the hands of eighth-ranked Concordia Wednesday night at the Teepee as the Cadets topped the Bellmont Braves 56-45 despite scoring just two points in the final five minutes of the game.
As has been the unfortunate mantra for the Braves in the past month or so, the visitors quickly jumped out to a 7-0 lead before the Bellmonters shocked the Cadets with a sudden 12-0 blitz that included three-pointers from Forrest Fullenkamp and Payton Selking.
The Bellmont Squaws received their state championship rings Wednesday night at halftime of the boys basketball game.
Players, coaches and other members of the team were awarded rings. The Squaws won the 3A volleyball championship last fall, the team's second state crown in three years.
The Boys and Girls Club of Adams County on Wednesday kicked off its 2011 fundraising campaign with meetings in Decatur and Berne.
According to campaign chairman Ron Dull, this year's goal is to raise $150,000 for operation of the north and south county branches of the Boys and Girls Clubs, with sites in Decatur and Berne.
Barbara E. Flynn, 60, of Galva, Illinois, died Monday at home.
She was born to Milan and Evelyn Moore.
Among survivors are her husband, Jesse Flynn; two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Tammy) Moss of Rock Vail, Tennessee, and Nicole Jackson of Fordyce, Arkansas; and three sons, Larry Warnack of Decatur, James M. Kelly II of Fort Wayne, and William A. Kelly of Galva.
There is no funeral service or visitation. The body was cremated.
(Editor's Note: Tim Creason is a former Decatur Daily Democrat Sports Editor who now covers wrestling, and other sports, for the South Bend Tribune.)
MONROE — "Good teams find a way to win," said Adams Central coach Aaron McClure just seconds after Tuesday's 40-36 grinder that outlasted Blackford.
Last Friday, in an emotional win over AC's oldest rival (South Adams), the Flying Jets connected for 30 points in the first quarter.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart on Tuesday said the required number of signatures on a citizens' petition seeking an elected North Adams Community Schools' board of education have been certified.
Reinhart said her office verified and approved 1,893 signatures on a petition submitted by the Our Children Our Future committee that could change the way board members are seated.