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February 27th, 2012

Spotlight to shine on art

February 27, 2012

    One of the featured events at Spotlight 2012, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce-sponsored business expo, will be the  North Adams Arts show, Chamber officials said.
    Spotlight will be held Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Bellmont Middle School.
    The art show is sponsored by the Decatur Rotary Club, with a grant from the Adams County Community Foundation. The show's main focus will be a juried art show for all Adams County high school art students.

Monroe St. project to likely to last ’til May 1

February 27, 2012

    It looks like those torn-up ramps/sidewalks on all sides of four intersections on Monroe St. are going to be with us for awhile. Probably until early May. With some traffic congestion thrown in.
    The ultimate result, though, will be improved traffic flow once new traffic signals are operational.

Purdue Glee Club dates to 1893

February 27, 2012

    Founded in 1893, the Purdue University Varsity Glee Club is a select ensemble that has entertained on behalf of Purdue for campus, community, state, national and international events, averaging between 50-60 appearances each year.

Wildcats bounce Braves in Team State opener 45-19

February 27, 2012

    GREENWOOD — "I'm pleased that we got here this year, but it's always disappointing to walk out of here one match away from getting medals," stated a disappointed Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote as his Braves were taken out by state rival Evansville Mater Dei in the first round of the final Team State Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Center Grove, 45-21.

Jets are favored to win first sectional in over a decade

February 27, 2012

    How do you get 16 wins, tied for third-best in school history, with a good chance of reaching a school-best 20 wins or more?
    The Adams Central way is this way, says coach Aaron McClure, as he and many others eagerly anticipate the South Adams 2A sectional:
    (1) Having "six starters," with the regular rotation of seniors Maverick Baumer, Ben Snider, Kyle Fawcett, and Keaton Fiechter plus junior Dalton Combs as well as virtual starter junior Isaac Luginbill.

February 24th

Geraldine Aloisio

February 24, 2012

    Geraldine “Gerry” Claire Smerz Aloisio, 85, died February 2, 2012, in Arlington, VA.     Geraldine was born December 30, 1926, in Chicago  to the late Robert and Tillie Watrin Smerz. She was married to Gene  P. Aloisio, who preceded her in death.

Regulating ‘adult’ businesses no simple task

February 24, 2012

    Members of the Decatur Plan Commission are learning that implementing changes to the city’s zoning regulations to govern adult and sexually-oriented business may be more difficult and time-consuming than first believed.
    The panel met for more than an hour Thursday afternoon to fine-tune recommendations first made public earlier this month surrounding changes to city zoning laws that would restrict where adult and sexually-oriented business may legally open their doors.

County to look at Music House

February 24, 2012

    Adams County Attorney Mark Burry presented a right of first refusal contract to the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday for the former Music House building on N. Second Street in Decatur.
    The commissioners have hired Dave Sholl, of Schenkel and Schultz Architecture out of Fort Wayne to examine the building as a possible site to house Adams Superior Court.
    The contract gives the county 90 days to inspect the property and come to a decision without fear the building will be sold before the process is complete.

Some Postal operations moving to Fort Wayne

February 24, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service plans to consolidate operations and move mail processing operations out of eight Indiana cities, including Gary, South Bend, Terre Haute and Lafayette, unless Congress enacts an alternative cost-cutting plan before May 15.
    The changes in Indiana, announced Thursday, are expected to eliminate at least 354 jobs and save at least $39.8 million.
    Chief Operating Officer Megan Brennan says the consolidation is necessary to keep the postal service viable.

Braves ready for Mater Dei challenge

February 24, 2012

    "They're solid, but they're not the Mater Dei team of the 90s or early 2000s when they ran that streak of nine consecutive titles," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, whose 21-5 Bellmont squad will square off with the 22-0 Wildcats Saturday at Center Grove High School in the final Indiana Team State Wrestling Tournament.

 

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