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March 30th, 2015

Volunteers help feed the hungry

March 30, 2015

    Volunteers lined up outside Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School well before the 1 p.m. start time Saturday to lend their hands to efforts to feed hungry residents both locally and abroad.
    Aided by a grant from the Lutheran Foundation and donations from business, industries, churches and private individuals, the sixth annual Pack Away Hunger event was held at the school. And some 300 volunteers were there to help.

Pence says new law ‘not about discrimination’

March 30, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn’t a mistake to have enacted it.

March 29th

Beat the Pros Challenge: Elite Eight Standings

March 29, 2015

    The Final Four teams are locked in as of Sunday and the results for the Beat the Pros Challenge are posted below. Ken Krause now sits atop the standings with a whopping 109 points out of a possible 128. The top 20 brackets will earn prizes from local Decatur businesses with the final score of the National Championship determining tie-breakers. There are several brackets that no longer have the ability to earn points due to their teams being eliminated. Those brackets are signaled with an asterisk (*) after their name. 

109: Ken Krause.

March 28th

Beat the Pros Challenge: Sweet 16 Standings

March 28, 2015

    Today's and tomorrow's Elite Eight games will decide which four teams will make a trip to Indianapolis for the Final Four next weekend. As of now, Phyllis Smith still leads as she had seven of the eight teams correctly named in her bracket. There is still plenty of time to play catch up if the brackets shake up some more this weekend. The full results are below.

79: Phyllis Smith.

77: David Miller, Jim Gremaux, Ken Krause, John Macklin.

76: Rita Hirschy, Ben Kahlert, Ed Hornick.

March 27th

Video of the day: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.

Monroe utility rate hikes take effect immediately

March 27, 2015

    Following months of discussion and delays, Monroe residents will see an increase in their utility bill effective immediately.
    The Monroe Town Council conducted a public hearing for comments on a proposal to raise sewer and water rates Thursday evening. No residents attended the hearing.
    On a motion by Councilman Mike Geels following the public hearing, seconded by Giessler, the new rate ordinances were adopted, 3-0.

Noodling nipper

March 27, 2015

     Hanna Endsley, 8, and mother, Teri, enjoyed some amusing aquatic time at the Bellmont High School pool Wednesday. The popular open swim event was held as part of the parks and rec Spring Break activities held throughout the county this week.


Building for birds

March 27, 2015

     Owen Findley was among the youngsters who came to Riverside Center earlier this week to try their hand at building birdhouses. The event was part of the spring break programs offered throughout the week by the parks and rec department. With a little outside assistance, it appears the young carpenter was well on his way to completing the task.


March 26th

Inside the Madness blog

March 26, 2015

Here is a link to the Associated Press blog about the NCAA tournament:

Decatur woman appears on LIVE with Kelly and Michael

March 26, 2015

    For many people, a vacation to New York City would be exciting enough. But Decatur resident Alyssa Corral’s recent vacation took an unexpected turn when she appeared on national television as a game contestant on LIVE with Kelly and Michael.

    MONROE— Andrew Hammond went the distance on Thursday night shutting out...
    The Bellmont Braves continue to make their case as the sectional favorites on...
    Ryan Okoniewski hit South Side's Kyle Reichert in the top of the fifth...


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