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Alone with J

May 26, 2011

A vacation, from
the grid goofiness


By J SWYGART

From Left Field

May 25, 2011

Finally, end in sight
    Finally, and at long last, something may be done to rid the city of the eyesore at Monroe and Second streets which for years was a part of a bustling downtown as Holthouse Drug Co.
    Mayor John Schultz has confirmed that the current owner of the building, Don Spice, recently approached him about selling it to the city. Before the situation can progress any further, city council will have to give its approval for the mayor to enter into negotiations. But one can bet on that being a quick 5-0 vote!

Digital Views

May 25, 2011

STOP A COMEDIAN, PLEASE
    There are comedians who make some hilarious movies. The problem is that they have a certain shtick that they use … and then use again … and then use again and again and again until they’ve played it out so often that they fade to obscurity.

From Left Field

May 17, 2011

    The "elder statesman" of Adams County boys basketball coaches (of which there are only two, as of Tuesday night) is sure Bellmont's new hire, 25-year-old John Baker, will do just fine, despite his youthfulness.
    Aaron McClure understands what it means to be so young when landing your first head coaching job. He was only 24 when named Adams Central's head basketball coach 12 years ago.

On & Off The Shelf

May 17, 2011

    Libraries fill many functions – from a link to state government to a community center … to the more commonly know educational center.  In this column, I will highlight services of the library available to those in our community. 
    Today’s focus is Reference – a little-touted, but primary library service that impacts the lives of people in our community tremendously.

Alone With J

May 4, 2011

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence visited Decatur on Wednesday and ...
   ... Oops. Sorry. Let me hit the crystal ball de-activation button and start again.

From Left Field

May 4, 2011

    "He brought something to Decatur, Indiana, that no one else could have. The community is so much better off for having had him there," said Ron Bittner, referring to Reid Erekson.
    Reid and his wife, Evelyn, will finally and at long last be honored by Bellmont High School by placing their names on its theatre — a school theatre which is among the best in the country because onetime superintendent Gail Grabill had the foresight to hire Erekson to oversee its construction.

Alone With J

April 25, 2011

    Despite rumors to the contrary, a piece of legislation approved this week by the Indiana General Assembly and currently awaiting Gov. Mitch Daniels’ signature does not signal a death knell for teachers’ unions across the state.

From Left Field

April 25, 2011

    The signs are everywhere. Adams County's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent  in March, the lowest it's been in nearly three years. The highest jobless rate in Indiana was 12.5 percent in Fayette County; 12.5 was one of the lowest rates not all that long ago.
    Local businesses are doing a little better. Every now and then a new business opens. State revenues exceeded expectations the last time around. And yet...

Digital Views

April 25, 2011

    There are many times when the film picked for best picture at the Oscars tends to be what many would consider the wrong film. Too often these days the award is given to a prestige picture, a film that no one saw and chances are that they won’t even though it won the award.

    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...
    Concordia Lutheran backed up their number one ranking in class 3A on Tuesday...
   Tonight's volleyball contest at the Teepee invites the Concordia Cadets,...

 

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