January 21st, 2011
MONROE—The Bellmont swim team captured all 12 first place finishes in the boys meet and nine in the girls meet to easily post victories over Adams Central Thursday night at the AC pool.
The Bellmont boys tripled the score on the AC team by a 136-42 count while the Squaws doubled the Jets by a 120-60 count.
Regional health officials on Thursday received an update on the devastating toxic algae bloom in a nearby Ohio lake and were offered tips on how to handle similar health-related incidents should they occur locally.
Does the City of Decatur need a hired hand to enforce its zoning laws? That question came up at this week's city council meeting and became the subject of a discussion.
Councilman Matt Dyer sparked the question when said the plan commission had talked earlier in the day about getting the city cleaned up for the 175th anniversary celebration in August. The question also was raised, Dyer said, about who would do the enforcing: the plan commission or the city.
It will almost certainly be No. 8 Bellmont vs. No. 5 Yorktown in the first round of the Adams Central Team Wrestling Regional on February 2.
The IHSAA announced pairings for the Team Wrestling Tournament Thursday afternoon, and it pits the winner of the Jay County Sectional against the winner at Delta, then the winner at Carroll vs. the winner at New Haven.
Adams Central's and Bluffton's boys' varsity basketball teams will square off in a rematch of their ACAC Tourney thriller around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Bluffton gym. Be there!
A pickup truck rollover happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday on snow and ice at US 27 and the Adams-Jay county line. Read a sheriff's department report about the wreck in Friday's Daily Democrat.
The Berne Board of Public Works and Safety will meet at 8 a.m. on Friday in City Hall for police, fire, water tower, school speed zone, and other matters.
If things work out Saturday at the NHC Wrestling Tournament even close to what the coaches predicted with the seeding process, Carroll will march to the NHC tourney crown with Bellmont second.
Of course, things don't always go as they're supposed to, especially when it comes to Bellmont wrestlers achieving above their seeds.
Lauren Heeter poured in 30 points, leading the Eastbrook Lady Panthers to a 59-26 rout of Adams Central in girls high school basketball action Tuesday at the Central court.
The Panthers jumped out 18-7 at the first stop and cruised to the victory. Kerri Guffey and Danielle Gerdt both put in eight points for the winners while Halee Bischoff added six and Megan Sizemore two.
Those two words, "fiscal restraint," which have become so popular these days weren't spoken at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council, but they certainly could have been.
Meanwhile, it was learned at the same meeting that the city may soon take another step to join the latest trend and go on Facebook.