March 15th, 2011
Adams County's two courts — circuit in the courthouse and superior in a former library across a street from the courthouse — operate well, but while the courthouse has been fully renovated in recent years, the condition of the superior court building is of considerable concern.
The three Adams County commissioners were united on Monday in squelching any public beliefs that county officials will move ahead soon to build a new county jail.
Commissioner Doug Bauman said he received several telephone calls from citizens who were concerned over the jail issue after reading newspaper stories last week about possible jail-construction ideas that were discussed at the March session of the Adams County Council.
Three Wells County teams vying for boys regional basketball titles fell short in their bid to advance to the IHSAA semi-state this weekend with both Bluffton and Norwell faltering in the fourth period to be eliminated. Southern Wells fell to Rockville 56-39 in a Class A Regional game at Frankfort.
Bluffton saw Tipton post a 16-10 advantage in the fourth period to earn a 47-43 win over the Tigers while at Blackford, Harding tipped Norwell 53-52 by erasing a fourth period Knight lead.
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 email@example.com, 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.