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.
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.
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.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence visited Decatur on Wednesday and ...
... Oops. Sorry. Let me hit the crystal ball de-activation button and start again.
"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.
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.
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...
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.
By J SWYGART
I guess it’s a good thing that we elect Republicans (and their newfound BFF tea party cronies) to Congress every few years, just so we can remember why we voted them out of office in the first place.
By BOB SHRALUKA
Decatur long ago earned the label of "Tree City." And probably before the summer of 2012 we'll have another 700 or so reasons to point to.
City Forester Dwight Pierce announced last week that the city has received a $30,000 grant which will be used to purchase some 600 trees to be planted around the city. Another 88 trees were bought with $4,000 from the city’s Storm Water Department.