June 8th, 2011
Operation Cleanup, the program designed to spruce up Decatur for its 175th birthday celebration in August, is building momentum as June and hot weather arrive.
Police officers patrol on bicycles, motorcycles, segways and horses, so why not on a golf cart?
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson suggested the idea to council members at Tuesday's meeting, noting, "I have received a lot of positive feedback from the community." Council members also supported the idea of police officers using a golf cart.
As the work on 13th St. is winding down, other projects are rapidly approaching and, according to what Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council at its meeting Tuesday night, "We're going to be seeing a lot of activity pretty soon."
Right after the Fourth of July, LICA Construction Corp. of Berne and Portland will begin a major milling and resurfacing of US 224 from Front St. (by the Chamber of Commerce office) to the Ohio line. The project is expected to be completed in late August.
Adams Central sophomore outfielder Dalton Combs, who led the Jets in 11 offensive categories this year, was named first team All-ACAC in baseball today by the conference coaches.
Teammates Nathan Busse and Cody Brunner, infielders, both seniors, were given second-team status.
Taylor Smith and Taylor LeFever of South Adams were also named to the first team.
Combs paced the Jets with a .482 batting average and led the team in hits with 37, runs with 29 and home runs with three.
Dirty Birds picked up two wins on Sunday in the Fort Wayne Red Carrington league play, downing the Fort Wayne Orioles 5-1 in the first game Sunday before totally destroying the Orioles 19-2 in the nightcap, in Stan Musial AABC action.
Last week, it was the sheriff's department saving Adams County more than $20,000 in mistakenly-double-billed telephone charges.
This week, it's Community Corrections (CC) saving the county between $24,000 and almost $48,000 due to the community service work program.
A pair of cousins and best friends saw their identical 12.491 grade-point averages on Adams Central High School's 12-point scale have them announced on Sunday as co-valedictorians.
Shelby Aschliman and Lena Kaehr also have the same college plans: get accounting degrees and become certified public accountants.
The 2011 AC salutatorian is Mia Engle, with a 12.01 GPA.
(The following is being rerun to correct the newspaper's error.)
June S. Hough, 70, of Big Turkey Lake, rural LaGrange, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on Friday, May 30, 1941, in Portland to Donald Salmon Jr. and Helen Crawmer Pyle, who are deceased.
June attended First Christian Church in Albany, Indiana, and New Corydon Grade School and Bryant High School.
INDIANAPOLIS — "Alexis definitely had the perfect race at the perfect time — at the state meet when everyone is that fast and it's all on the line. It was a tremendous performance to come away with fourth place as a sophomore," stated Bellmont track coach Carl Risch after Bellmont's Alexis Harvey earned her medal as the fourth fastest girls 200 meter runner in the state Saturday at the Indiana University Track and Field Complex.
HUNTINGTON—The Bellmont boys golf team played well enough Saturday to see another day as they finished third out of 12 teams in the IHSAA golf sectional at the LaFontaine Golf Course and will advance to the regional on Thursday to be held at The Player's Club Golf Course in Muncie at 8 a.m.