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From Left Field

February 18, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA
    School officials in Terre Haute are moving ahead with plans to put police officers with arrest powers in 12 schools at a cost of $353,000, with the Vigo County School Corp. to pay half of that amount.
    How great a desire there is for something of that nature in Decatur is unknown, but one thing is sure, it would cost a bundle. A much-bigger problem is manpower (or womanpower).

Digital Views

February 18, 2013

By MARK TURNER
    As a fan of James Patterson’s novels involving Alex Cross I was anxious to see how the new version held up. Both pervious films starring Morgan Freeman were good but his depiction of Cross was far from what the books involved, most noticeably his age. When I heard Tyler Perry was chosen for the role my only hope was that he wouldn’t do it in drag. So does the new version hold up? Quite well actually.

From Left Field

February 18, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Suggestions about what to do with that huge, now-ugly wall left facing us from the now-empty lot at Second and Monroe streets have mainly ranged from a green space to a parking lot.
    But how about this one? Advertising! Like A.J. Kalver did with the former drive-in screen southeast of town. One need only look just across the street to the north to see how something nice looking can be placed on the side of a building.

Chillin' with Dylan

February 14, 2013

Webcasting Bellmont sports
    
    Happy V-day everyone. Go out and buy your gal some flowers and chocolate. She deserves it.
    Speaking of deserving it, I hope we bring home a champion this Saturday down in Indy. Nothing thrills me more than when the little guy triumphs and that’s all I can think of when I see Bellmont, AC, and SA go head-to-head with the big shots like Perry Meridian.

Hop's Heresy

February 13, 2013

No three-pointers in Friday wrestling

    What if three-point shots just counted for two points, in the first quarter only? After all, some kids aren’t really warmed up, right? And the perimeter defense, well, it’s not on track yet!
    In effect, that’s what has happened to the new “old” scoring at the IHSAA State Wrestling finals.

Chillin' with Dylan

February 7, 2013

Playoffs and college hoops

By DYLAN MALONE
    Post-seasons are in full tilt for most winter sports and Adams County has been thriving once again as wrestling enters its semi-state phase, girls swimming enters the state realm, and girls basketball’s sectional semis are tomorrow.
    I won’t go into great detail on the wrestling because I feel like Jim touches on that subject a lot better than I do. I will say that the guys from all three schools never cease to amaze me with their success.

Hop's Heresy

February 5, 2013

Shocked? No. Determined? Absolutely!

    Just a year ago, Bellmont walked out of the Memorial Coliseum with four semistate champions. After the first round Saturday at Jay County's Regional, Bellmont had just three wrestlers remaining in the tourney.
    Though the Braves were in the midst of a sub-standard year, there were signs and flashes throughout the season, such as the win over Muncie South and the scare that the Braves put into highly-ranked Mishawaka, that this was indeed a Bellmont team that was making progress.

Alone With J

January 31, 2013

By J SWYGART
    When it comes to curbside recycling, the old axiom of “be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it” might indeed come into play.
    Depending on whom you choose to believe, there may or may not be a current groundswell of grassroots support for curbside recycling programs brewing throughout the communities of Adams County.

From Left Field

January 31, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Vi Smith was so far ahead of her time it was like Alexander Graham Bell using a smart phone; like Genghis Kahn using drones for his conquests.
    Vi played basketball and ran track with the guys ... and was one of, if not THE, best of the bunch. She bowled against the guys ... and often won. She did it long before girls were allowed to sweat and on into the time when they could sweat on an athletic field so long as the guys got to win.

Digital Views

January 31, 2013

By MARK TURNER

 

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