March 14th, 2011
The annual Daily Democrat “March Challenge” NCAA picking contest will he held as usual this year, the 25th year for the contest.
Those who want to participate should fill out a bracket, which will be available on line, or write down the names of the winners each round, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to the Democrat Sports Dept., 141 S. 2nd St., Decatur, or bring it to the front office.
The prize again will be a dinner for four at Arnold’s Drive-In in Decatur.
The two Republican lawmakers who represent Adams County in the Indiana General Assembly were given a rude welcome Saturday morning during a town hall meeting at the Decatur public library.
Adams Central officials gave an impromptu lesson at the March school board meeting that could have been entitled "How to Save More Than $470,000 in Two Years."
The way to save, they indicated, is not to spend so much in the first place.
The lesson involved an idea that AC Athletic Director Rick Minnich and AC Middle School Principal Aaron McClure had to create temporary classrooms inside the school's large physical education gymnasium, according to AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone.
Janet S. Adams, 77, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, was born to eternal life on March 9, 2011.
Mary R. Case, 83, of Decatur, went home to her Lord at 2:10 a.m. Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on August 17, 1927 in Wren, Ohio.
She married Max O. Case on April 15, 1947, in Monroeville; he passed away on October 15, 2006.
She retired from the former CTS Corp. plant in Berne in 1989 after 27 years of service.
Via their annual "Shoot Down Cancer" fundraising efforts, the Bellmont girls basketball team has raised over $5,000 this year, with some of that money going to local causes and some to the national Jimmy V Foundation.
For the past eight seasons, the Bellmont squad has conducted the fundraiser, and over $70,000 has been raised, including $66,429 during the first seven years of the charity work.
A few weeks back, the IHSAA came out with their realignment package for the next two years, and there were some disturbing numbers.
Tops on the list is 801, the number of students that attend Bellmont High School. That number continues to drop, with no end in sight.
Should Adams Central School have a multi-purpose fieldhouse?
That question will be discussed by a committee selected by AC graduate, teacher, and football coach Michael Mosser, with at least one school board member volunteering to serve: John Sipe, president of the board.
The theater at Bellmont High School has been named in honor of the man who helped design it and was instrumental in the development of stage productions in the community and at the school some 40 years ago.
The North Adams school board on Tuesday approved the recommendation of a group of performing arts supporters to re-name the Bellmont Theater the Erekson Memorial Theater in honor of the late Reid Erekson and his wife, Evelyn.
Peggy L. Brobst, 51, of Decatur, a former resident of Edgerton, Ohio, for about 20 years, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
She was born in Decatur on April 13, 1959, to Robert and Hillis Williams Sudduth, who live in Angola.
She married Jim A. Brobst on July 31, 1976 in Decatur; he also survives.
She was a homemaker.