June 17th, 2011
The parks & recreation department will be holding another Touch a Tractor event this Saturday, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. on the Riverside Center parking lot.
The event is, of course, open to the public and no admission is charged.
Visitors will be able to touch, climb on or see up close many of the tractors and unique vehicles on display.
Free coffee will be provided by the department, while free juice and donuts will be provided by North Adams Schools.
Apparently, former Bellmont football coaches Rick Burkhalter and Greg Meyer, co-head coaches two years ago with the sudden resignation of Toney Bergman, are not riding off into the sunset after a big run at Bellmont.
South Adams Athletic Director Mike Pries was happy to confirm Wednesday that both Burkhalter and Meyer will be assistant coaches for Jason Arnold and the South Adams Starfires this fall.
An 8-run fifth stopped this one as Hull Lift Trucks slammed DDS 13-1 in a battle of Decatur Mays clubs Tuesday. Colin Mills doubled with 2 of Hull's 7 hits in the victory.
Logan Arriaga took the win as he came on in the third to a bases-loaded jam and threw one pitchy, getting David Noetzel to ground back to the mound to get out of the mess. Arriaga fanned 5 with no walks and 2 hits allowed as he relieved Johnathan Wilder, who fanned 4, walked three and gave up no hits in 2-plus innings.
Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey has announced that the truck driver involved in a fatal accident at a highway improvement project in Decatur on April 13 this year has been arrested for causing death while operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his blood.
The driver, Gary L. Biehl, 37, of Huntington, allowed a blood sample to be taken right after the tragedy. That sample, says Harvey, showed that marijuana was in Biehl's blood.
The 11th annual Motor Sports Festival, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and Mark's Heating and Air Conditioning of Decatur, will run from 4-9 p.m. on Friday in the downtown area, with motorcycles and antique tractors added this year.
Varied refreshments will be available, as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
Music will be provided by MillerTyme, a local disk jockey business. Also scheduled is a swap meet of motor sports-related items.
Bellmont junior third baseman Brian Hakes and junior centerfielder Gunnar Cale gained honor-mention on the All-NHC baseball team.
A 1-6 league record for Bellmont meant little conference recognition for the Braves.
Hillis M. Colchin, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 6, 1919, in Lake Township of Allen County to Louis A. and Gertrude M. (Van Meter) Wisel.
She married Mark D. Colchin Sr. on September 14, 1942; he passed away on July 27, 1982.
Andrew P. Brown was approved by the South Adams School Board Tuesday as the new Starfire head boys basketball coach.
Andy has been the varsity assistant coach at Columbus North High School the past five years, the past four years under coach Jason Speer (37-26). Columbus North went 13-8 and 15-6 the past two season.
The North Adams Community Schools' board of education approved the hiring of a varsity girls basketball coach, and accepted the resignation of its longtime girls tennis coach, during Tuesday evening's meeting.
Named as girls varsity basketball coach was Andy Heim, who will take over the reins of the program from Tory Fuelling, who had resigned. Named as assistant girls cage coach for next season was Lindy Fuelling.
Heim is also the boys head track coach at Bellmont.
Kyle Witter drove a fastball over the left fielder's head with two on in the top of the eighth inning, then he raced around the bases before McIntire could make a play at the plate as Erie Haven handed McIntire it's first loss in 11 Koufax games this summer, 9-6. Erie Haven improved to 8-0 with the victory.