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March 27, 2013

By MARK TURNER
    It's hard to believe that there is a young generation out there that didn't experience 9/11 first-hand. For those of us who lived through it, it doesn't seem all that long ago. So this generation can't quite grasp the importance of Osama Bin Laden's death.

Dangers of inhalants

March 27, 2013

By KELLY SICKAFOOSE
Executive Director
Substance Abuse Awareness Council
(260) 724-5368
    In recognition of National Inhalants and Poison Prevention Week, March 17–23, the Substance Abuse Awareness Council is alerting the public about the dangers of inhalants and ways to prevent childhood poisoning.
    Youth in our community, even those in middle school, are using inhalants to get high. They are so dangerous that “sudden sniffing death” can result after a single session of inhalant use.

From Left Field

March 27, 2013

 By BOB SHRALUKA
    Steve Barker wasn't really Steve Barker. The longtime Decatur wrecker service operator would give you this gruff, hard, profane exterior. If you met him for the first time, you'd probably walk away muttering something about a crabby jerk.
    But underneath all that hard exterior was a remarkably softer human being. A guy truly loved by many, someone being sorely missed since his passing last week.

Chillin' with Dylan

March 21, 2013

Let the Madness begin!!

By DYLAN MALONE
    The stage is set and the field is down to 64 once again! If you’re not glued to your television or constantly checking your smartphone for score updates then you’re a better citizen of the world than I am.

Hop's Heresy—A state title...any way you slice it!!

March 20, 2013

By JIM HOPKINS    
    "It's more important to win the outdoor state (title), but we'll take a state championship any way we can have it," stated Bellmont junior Bailee Hankenson after the Squaws won 18 medals, taking the small school indoor state track title in Saturday's Hoosier State Relays held at Indiana Wesleyan University.
    "I think it's a big deal," said Hankenson. "I knew we were rated in the top three, but I didn't realize we could actually win it."

Chillin' with Dylan

March 14, 2013

Beat the Pros March Madness!!!

By DYLAN MALONE
    What a week it’s been!
    Today I have the amazing honor of watching the first round of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center in Chicago as some tickets became available last minute to me. As a matter of fact, if you’re reading this hot off the presses, I’ll already be courtside watching Purdue versus Nebraska.

From Left Field

March 11, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Now and again at a Decatur City Council meeting as discussion was winding down, longtime council member Frank Whitacre — who died Sunday at the age of 74 — would offer a "Well, now, hold on a minute," and then launch into untold facts and figures.

Digital Views

March 11, 2013

By MARK TURNER
    The other day I found myself explaining to my niece what a formula movie was. For those who don't know it's a movie that follows a well-used formulaic plot that we've seen over and over again with a twist on it to make it new.

Digital Views

March 11, 2013

By MARK TURNER
    It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since James Bond first hit the big screen and yet this past year had celebrations galore about that fact. First was the release of the blu-ray box set containing all Bond films with extras, excluding SKYFALL. Numerous shows were done about the fact.
    Finally a tribute was paid to Bond this past Oscar night. But the big news concerning Bond this year was a new film, SKYFALL that has just hit DVD shelves.

Chillin' with Dylan

March 7, 2013

By DYLAN MALONE
    Chicago has a pretty good hockey team. I don’t follow hockey as religiously as I do other sports but the streak that the Blackhawks are on it pretty amazing. They won their 11th straight game last night and scored points for the 24th consecutive game extending the record. That’s pretty stellar by hockey standards.
    Anyways, had to get that out of the way.

   Bellmont volleyball hosts Bishop Luers tonight at the Teepee in a rare, non-...
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