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March 12th, 2012

Lawmakers push spending, education in final hours

March 12, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers ended their 2012 legislative session early Saturday after racing through a sprawling education and spending plan.
    The last measure they approved this year is a plan that pays $6 million to state fair victims and $80 million for full-day kindergarten, and puts more money for state reserves before an automatic tax refund is triggered. It also changes the rules governing Indiana's charter schools and officials tasked with turning faltering schools around.

Ronald L. Dynes

March 12, 2012

    Ronald L. Dynes, 76, of Monroe, died Monday at Woodcrest Retirement Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home

Jets fall short at regionals

March 12, 2012

    NORTH JUDSON— The Flying Jets came just under a foot short of advancing to the regional finals against Bowman Academy later on Saturday night, but senior Maverick Baumer could not sink a half-court shot that would have won the Jets a win over Westview in overtime, 51-49.
    Two of the best defensive teams in 2A faced off on Saturday morning when the Westview Warriors and Adams Central both traveled over 100 miles to get to North Judson despite the fact that the teams are less than that far apart from each other to begin with.

Raymond D. Eckrote

March 12, 2012

    Raymond D. Eckrote, 96, Geneva, died Friday, in Adams  Memorial Hospital. 
    He was born in Adams County.
    Among survivors are his wife, Reba J. (Pyle) Eckrote of Geneva.
    Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Services will be held there on Tuesday at 11a.m. Burial will be at Alberson Cemetery in Geneva.
  

NA lands major tech grant

March 12, 2012

    North Adams Community Schools is one of 23 school corporations statewide to be named as a recipient of state education department technology grant funding.
    The Indiana Department of Education announced this week that the selected school corporations will receive up to $200,000 each to implement classroom technology projects. The grants, totaling $3 million, were awarded through Indiana’s classroom innovation grant program, which is funded primarily through the David C. Ford educational technology fund.

Eileen Rose Gardner

March 12, 2012

    Eileen Rose Gardner, 61, of Kokomo, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Howard Regional Health Systems.
    Eileen was born December 16, 1950, in Decatur to Walter F. and Kathleen R. Baker.
    She was a graduate of Adams Central High School Class of 1969. She went on to get her bachelor's degree in nursing from the IU School of Nursing, graduating in 1973.

BHS will host 3-team baseball fight vs. cancer

March 12, 2012

    Bellmont High School Baseball Coach Ben Fawbush has announced that the team this year will be hosting a new, annual event known as the “Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.”
    The event will be held on a rotating basis by all three Adams County high schools: Bellmont, Adams Central, and South Adams.
    The purpose and goal of this event, Fawbush said, is to not only raise funds for cancer research, but to raise awareness and support for the cure of any and all cancers. 

March 11th

Beat the Pros college basketball tournament bracket

March 11, 2012

 

                Here is the link to the bracket for the 2012 college basketball tournament. Fill out the bracket online and email it to sports@decaturdailydemocrat.com, print it out and mail it to the DDD, or bring it into the DDD yourself and put it in the basket at the front desk.

March 9th

Couple seeks to bring boy to America

March 9, 2012

    “How could we say, 'God, we will adopt any child you provide us, except that little one there in the wheelchair?'” This was the realization that a local couple, Rocky and Lily Evans, came to while searching to adopt a child this past December.
    Rocky, who is the creative arts director at The Bridge Community Church in Decatur, and Lily, a nurse for a local doctor, knew they wanted to adopt and kept sensing it was to be a special needs child.

Science Central set for Spotlight

March 9, 2012

    A new addition to Spotlight on Business Expo this year is the Science Central presentation, Outreach to Space.
    The program will convert the display area in the Bellmont Middle School gymnasium into a home base for exploration, according to officials of the Fort Wayne-based Science Central. Interactive exhibits, designed and built by San Francisco's famed Exploratorium, are guaranteed to inspire minds from ages 2-102 as they discover astronomy, space travel and so much more, Science Central officials said. 

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