June 21st, 2011
Those who recall David Anspaugh as a youth in Decatur in the 1950s and 1960s would never have attached the title "living legend" to him.
However, decades later, Anspaugh, a veteran film and television director, has reached that level, having been acclaimed as an "Indiana Living Legend."
Ryley Hankenson won 11 varsity letters at Bellmont, made two trips to the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Finals , placing fifth in 2011, and won 128 matches in his Braves' career and started at defensive back for a state championship football team, yet Bellmont assistant wrestling coach Tim Myers calls him a "diamond in the rough" and that the University of Chicago is getting some kind of talent.
The Monroe Little League posted two games last Friday with lots of runs scored and four homers in one game:
• Bank of Geneva beat Farm Bureau, 9-8.
• Decatur Dental Services topped Peterson Grain, 10-9.
In the BG-FB game, Bank of Geneva (5-9) had 10 hits, led by Joel Harvey's two triples, with his second one driving in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning. He also had a single. Teammates Corbin Becher, Hunter Lotter, and Drexel Canales each had two singles.
The Oetting Cubs will take on the Monroeville Pills Tuesday at Monroeville in the first game of the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance Mays Baseball Tournament.
That winner will clash with league champion Kintz Insurance on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Monroeville. Box and Pallett of Monroeville will be in Decatur to take on Decatur Dental at 6 p.m. Thursday in the other upper bracket game.
In the lower bracket, the Monmouth Fleming Rays will take on the Hull Lift Truck squad at 7:45 p.m. in Decatur.
Joseph E. Adams was born on March 19, 1932, in Decatur and died on June 12, 2011, in Rochester, Minnesota.
He was the loving husband of 57 years to Janet S. Adams, who passed in March.
He was also the devoted father of Kathleen L. (Scott) Wickman and the dear grandfather of Lauren, Brennan, and Sean.
Summer officially begins Tuesday, but the summer fun season began last week in the Decatur area with the parks and recreation department's Touch A Tractor event held Saturday in Decatur, Hoagland Days and Decatur's annual Motorsports Festival held Friday (see photo). (Photo by Eric Mann)
Decatur has already had a couple of days which were hotter than any recorded in 2010, but it will be Tuesday when summer officially arrives, at 1:16 p.m. here.
The arrival is labeled the Summer Solstice, which results in the longest day and the shortest night of the yeaar.
Sol plus stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.
Figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed that unemployment crept up slightly in Adams County during May. The state report set the local jobless rate at 7.8 percent for last month, up slightly from the county's 7.6 unemployment rate in April but still below the 8.2 percent figure for March.
April's unemployment rate was the lowest seen in the county in almost three years.
Adams Central School's $10 million construction and renovation project is on target to be done this fall and the school board has scheduled a dedication ceremony for Sunday, November 13, at 2:30 p.m.
At the board's June meeting, the latest payment to the prime contractor, Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne, was approved at $1,083,047.24, covering the costs of steel and concrete for work on the southeast corner of the building.
The board also approved the following:
Students at Northwest Elementary School and Bellmont Middle School were soaking up the college atmosphere as the current school year concluded, and will continue to do so.