April 29th, 2015
The Decatur American Legion Auxiliary is seeking donations during the annual Poppy Days distribution to be held Friday and Saturday at the following Decatur locations: Courtesy Motors Car Wash, Scotts/Kroger, Rural King and Walmart.
MONROE— The Woodlan Warriors scored all the runs they would need in the top of the first inning on Tuesday night holding off the Flying Jets by a narrow 4-3 margin at the Air Strip.
Four runs on five hits made it seem as though the Warriors, now 6-4 on the season, were on their way to a blowout win. Having spent time in the coaches poll top 10, the Warriors are now floating in the top 20 after receiving a few votes in this week's poll.
Adams Central continued their dominant tennis run in the early part of the season with a convincing 5-0 win over county foes Bellmont Monday night.
Bellmont, already short-handed without the use of their number two player Brielle Adams, could not take the Jets to a third set in any of the five matches played.
INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers plan to rework the Indiana State Board of Education by postponing changes to its leadership until after the 2016 election.
Senate Republicans unveiled an altered Senate Bill 1 proposal Monday to allow the board to choose its own leader, but not until Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz completes her first term in office.
The total projected cost to construct the new Adams County Jail is now set at $22,413,381, Construction Control Inc. Senior Vice President Joe Hoffman told the Adams County Commissioners Monday morning. The figure represents the estimated maximum amount the project will cost the county, while the actual costs could conceivably be less, Hoffman said.
After a week of less than spring-like weather, the skies cleared and temperatures climbed to nearly 55 degrees Monday, allowing area school children — like these young ladies at Zion Lutheran Church and School — to enjoy recess outside.
Work on the Decatur’s East Monroe Street project is under way and “going fairly well at this point,” city Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert told city council last week.
“In fact, they’re even a little bit ahead of schedule,” he added.
The intersection of Piqua Road and East Monroe Street is currently closed, but now has a potential reopening date of May 30, Gilbert added.
Joe Marbach as King Harold, Andrea Curtis as Little Fiona and Caitlyn Fitzgerald as Queen Lillian were among the characters to take the stage this weekend during Bellmont High School’s theater production of “Shrek the Musical.”
Operation Cleanup is ready to kick off its 2015 campaign, when the weather permits, Bill Karbach, the city of Decatur’s code enforcement officer, told city council Wednesday night.
This will be the fourth year for the effort, which began with the city’s 175th birthday celebration in 2011.
MONROE— Andrew Hammond went the distance on Thursday night shutting out the Southern Wells Raiders in a 5-0 complete game win for the Jets at home.
Hammond threw a total of 100 pitches on the night facing 27 batters and earning eight K's with four walks, while allowing just three Raiders hits.