August 23rd, 2012
WATERLOO—The Bellmont boys tennis team ventured to DeKalb High School for an eight-team tennis invitational Saturday in what would end up being their first true test of the season.
The Braves ended up fourth as a team with feelings that they, "could have done better," according to Bellmont coach Joe Selking.
Several slots have been filled by candidates seeking spots on the North Adams, Adams Central and South Adams school board. But with the filing deadline but a short time away, some seats remained without candidates to fill them.
Two businessmen from China toured Decatur and Adams County this week.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin said the visit is another positive result from a trade mission to China in June by Schultz and Macklin as part of an Indiana contingent led by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership CEO John Sampson.
Back in June, Adams Health Network (AHN) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick discussed a looming situation that was going to have a negative effect on the financial picture of the network.
Nordwick told the five members of the AHN Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting Wednesday that the bullet aimed at Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) could conceivably do more damage than initially thought as a hospital bed tax passed by the Indiana General Assembly could cost the hospital up to $1.2 million per year.
Mildred L. Bleeke, 95, of Decatur, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Thursday, July 15, 1917, in Adams County, to the late William and Sophie (Bieberich) Weber.
Mildred married Edward G. Bleeke on December 9, 1939; he passed away September 3, 1997.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Decatur, and was a homemaker.
Just in time for the big weekend of the Festival of the Kekionga, which honors our heritage, a seeming part of our "heritage" may be gone.
Those orange "Road Construction Ahead", "End Construction" and other such signs which have begun to seem to be a part of the city's heritage will be removed on Friday. At least that's what an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) representative told Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert on Tuesday.
Two Chinese businessmen left Decatur on Tuesday after spending all of Monday and part of Tuesday touring the city, Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's meeting of city council.
They were escorted by the mayor and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Mackin to view operations at Fleetwood, Gold Shield and Bunge North America.
Other local officials attended a dinner held Monday night at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Taste of Decatur will be held Thursday as part of the annual Kekionga Festival and the city's new Sculpture Walk.
Taste will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the courthouse square in downtown Decatur.
Five local establishments will serve small portions from their menu, with offerings ranging from 50 cents to $2. The five:
The Back 40 Junction,1011 N. 13th St., to serve smoked beef brisket sandwiches, strawberry shortcake, fresh strawberry lemonade.
Strong early season cross country performances at the Bellmont Invitational found Bellmont and South Adams winning team titles Tuesday evening in the girls and boys meet respectively.
"I knew we were in the hunt for the title. I wasn't sure we had won but knew it would be very close," related Bellmont coach Carl Risch as meet officials totaled up the points for the 11 teams in the girls' field and found Bellmont had 57 points compared to Jay County's 59 and Leo's 65.
The Squaws hosted the Lady Starfires on the soccer pitch Tuesday night and got a scare put into them when SA scored the first goal.
It would turn out to be their only score of the contest, as Bellmont put up six unanswered goals after that, three in each half, to defeat South Adams, 6-1 at the Teepee.