October 29th, 2011
By JOE SPAULDING
A huge performance by the Bellmont defense, which resulted in eight quarterback sacks and 14 tackles for loss,, plus a new offensive weapon helped key the Bellmont Braves to a second-round, 22-7, IHSAA sectional playoff victory over Yorktown Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium.
"Our defense was outstanding," analyzed Bellmont coach Larry Getts following the smothering show the Braves blanketed the Tigers with.
Phyllis Martin, 83, of Leo-Cedarville, a former Decatur resident, died on Wednesday at The Cedars, a nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Decatur's Callithumpian festival hits the fan this weekend, with all sorts of activities scheduled leading up to Halloween Night and the Callithumpian Parade.
The Halloween Healthfair was held at Adams Memorial Hospital this morning, and a new event is scheduled tonight: Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours.
There wasn't much real estate available on the floor of the largest room in Riverside Center on Thursday evening as 226 area students from kindergarten through fifth grade flocked to the 31st annual Callithumpian Festival poster-painting contest.
The event lasted two hours.
Many of the posters will be on display in Decatur business windows.
Winners will be announced later.
Adams Memorial Hospital will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday in celebration of its Adams Medical Complex.
The new complex, which is located behind the Strickler Cancer Institute, will include Decatur Family Medicine with Dr. Crystal Jencks and Dr. Jessamine Hippensteel.
A news release said both physicians will be available during the open house for the public to meet. They specialize in family medicine and obstetrics care.
The second round of high school football sectionals kicks off tonight with games at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
The three Adams County schools are all still in the running for their respective sectionals and would like to ask for continued support from their local fan base.
The Braves will be at home this evening with a tough Yorktown squad who sit at 6-4. Should the Braves move on tonight, it will be a coin flip between two 8-2 teams, Mississinewa and Western, both are the sectional favorites over the Braves.
Coming off an outstanding offensive performance at Blackford, Bellmont will be back at Bob Worthman Stadium Friday night in round two of the 3A football playoffs as they take on 6-4 Yorktown Tigers, who are fresh off of their 38-24 upset win over sectional favorite Eastbrook.
"Every time you get to the next round of competition it's good," stated first-year BHS coach Larry Getts.
The Decatur T-Birds baseball squad have one goal in mind: get to Cooperstown in 2013.
They plan on getting there with fund raisers at their booth on Halloween night during the Callithumpian parade.
T-Birds manager John Macklin is encouraging the public to stop by the booth for “walking tacos” and drinks all night Monday to help the boys get to the Baseball Hall of Fame next year.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will invest about $275 million at its Ft. Wayne pickup truck plant.
The money will prepare the plant to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-sized pickups.
GM says the investment will add or keep 150 jobs, but a spokeswoman says she doesn’t know how many new jobs will be created.
The Ft. Wayne plant now has 3,400 employees who work three shifts per day building the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.