August 4th, 2011
Just like automatic ball-return, bowling is back in Decatur.
As Mike Miller says, "Villa Lanes is bowling in Decatur."
Miller, who was born in 1960, the same year that Villa Lanes was opened by Dick Mies and wife Gwen, is the manager of the revived and redone Villa Lanes on US 224 West and its adjoining restaurant, Molly's Place.
Jon and Ike Ruble of rural Decatur, sons of Joe and Becky Ruble, manned a lemonade stand on Wednesday at the corner of 5th and Jackson Sts. in Decatur.
The boys sold lemonade last year and earned $110. That money, along with the proceeds from this year's sale, will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Adams County.
Officials of Habitat for Humanity of Adams County have announced that the first work day for volunteers at the next Habitat house project, in Geneva, will be held this Saturday.
The site is located at Washington and Pyle Sts., two blocks north of the downtown fire station and one block from US 27.
The work day will start at 8 a.m. and lunch will be provided by the Habitat organization.
The parents and two sons who will live in home will also help build it.
Bellmont varsity football coach Larry Getts noted today that his offensive coordinator is Chad Taylor and his defensive coordinator Marty Ballard, a veteran BHS assistant coach.
Also from last year's staff, Greg Koons will be co-special teams coach along with Matt Hunter. Jerry Hurst, an assistant coach and trainer last year, is back as an assistant coach and former player John Shifferly is on the Getts' staff.
Dan Boocher is freshman coordinator.
In the recent Ethel May Ladies Open Golf tourney, the Cross Creek Ladies Golf Association honored veteran Decatur Golfer Sue Kalver.
The tourney, named for Ethel May Sanmann, one of the early stalwarts for women's golf in Adams County, honors a woman golfer each year for her contribution to the sport in Decatur. The ladies association voted this year to honor Kalver.
A fire that started in a building separate from the main structure on the Elkhart Products Corp. site in Geneva caused considerable damage inside that building late Tuesday night and reportedly caused minor hand burns to one employee.
An early-morning storm today brought Decatur its biggest rainfall in weeks: .39 of an inch.
That certainly isn't a lot, but it's the most rain to fall here since .34 of an inch on July 19. The city has now received .96 of an inch of rain since June 24, according to city weather station records.
The storm, packing lots of lightning and thunder, moved into the city around 3:30 a.m.
The golf cart is a "go" in Geneva.
All Adams Central High School and Middle School athletes are required to purchase a $25 all-sport pass for admission to all high school and middle school athletic events. It will not be good for tournaments.
This pass must be purchased prior to a student participating in the first sporting event. Funds from the required passes will be go toward funding athletic expenses.
Students may also purchase an all-sport pass for $25. Elementary students will pay $20 for an all-sport pass. Adults will pay $42.
The home team from Monroe won the 2011 Brickhouse Baseball Tournament for 14-year-olds and under by a commanding 16-6 score over New Haven on Sunday.
The Monroe squad had 10 hits, led by Koty Frauhiger's triple, two doubles by Clayton Harkless, a double by Justin Fuentes, two singles from Carter Sharp, and two singles by Eli Hill.
New Haven managed seven hits, topped by Masellett's double and single and two singles by Graham.