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An independent newspaper serving Adams County, Indiana since 1857
May 16, 2014
Deadline near for Decatur home repair program
Grant money available
for seniors; applications
due to city by Tuesday
Decatur city officials are seeking
qualified low- to moderate-income
homeowners interested in participating in a program that could see the
city provide up to $25,000 in grant
funds for certain basic home repairs.
With a Tuesday deadline looming,
time is running short for applicants,
however.
The city was recently named a
finalist in the Stellar Community
grant program, and one of the projects that is part of that application is the Decatur Senior Home
Accessibility and Repair Program —
or SHARP.
Any Decatur resident may apply to
the SHARP program, but priority will
be given to homeowners in the Stellar
project area — bordered by 3rd
Street, 7th Street, Adams Street and
Jackson Street. The city will provide
up to $25,000 in grant funds toward
basic repairs to homes, with the
stipulation that homeowners agree to
live in the residence for up to three
years after the work completion date.
That requirement will be secured by
a recorded lien that will be placed on
participating homes.
The types of repairs are prioritized by the Indiana Housing and
Community Development Authority
and include health and safety repairs
such as furnace replacement, electrical and plumbing repairs, and other
building code violations. Structural
repairs such as roof, flashing and
gutter damage, foundation issues
and pest issues that cause structural
problems are also eligible.
AC board gets
update on trip
to Costa Rica
‘Super’ tax
abatement
sought by
Red Gold
By MIKE LAMM
Tuesday
was
tax
abatement night for the
Geneva Town Council,
as councilors approved
renewal of several existing tax abatements from
area businesses and
heard a request from Red
Gold representative Bob
Savage for a declaratory
resolution creating an
economic revitalization
area for the company.
Geneva
Clerk/
Treasurer Bill Warren had
stated at an earlier meeting that Red Gold currently has seven different tax
abatements with the town,
and three of the abatements were up for renewal. Council found Red Gold
had met all estimated cost
and employment projections, and found the company in substantial compliance and approved all
three renewals.
Savage indicated he
was appearing before
council to present a proposal for a super tax
abatement for his company. Geneva recently
established a super tax
abatement process, and
Savage asked council to
consider his application
for the program.
Savage stated the
super tax abatement
application was for the
planned construction of
a new warehouse for the
company at the site of the
former Fields Park. Red
Gold recently purchased
the property in an agreement with the Adams
County Park Board negotiated by Adams County
Economic Development
Director Larry Macklin.
“We are committed to
trying to do the project,
and are asking for abatements as part of that process,” Savage explained.
Councilors approved the
declaratory resolution,
moving the process forward. “We’re delighted to
have you,” said Warren.
Savage responded, “We
appreciate the people and
government of the town
of Geneva.”
See GENEVA, Page 2
Also eligible are repairs such as
ramps, medical alert systems and
improved entryways. The city will use
IHCDA’s prioritization list to assess
and identify needed repairs.
Eligible residents must live inside
Decatur city limits, be a senior citizen (over the age of 55) or disabled,
and fall within the federally defined
income limitations. Income limits are
determined by household:
• For a household of 1, household
income may not exceed $31,600.
• For a household of 2, household
income may not exceed $36,100.
See SHARP Program, Page 2
EP Graphics’ President and CEO Tyler Kitt, left, and CFO Thomas Karst met with
the Berne City Council Monday evening to request a continuation of the company’s
10-year abatement, which was granted last year.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
EP Graphics on the grow with
addition of Mignone company
By JANNAYA ANDREWS
After receiving approval from the city of Berne
last year for a 10-year tax
abatement, representatives
of EP Graphics met with
city council Monday evening to request approval of
the annual abatement form
CF-1 that states the company is in compliance with
the terms of the original
abatement.
Indiana
companies
applying for an abatement
are required to file a statement of benefits, stating
the amount of investment
the company is requesting
an abatement on, as well
as the number of jobs and
salaries that will be created
with the investment. The
company is then required to
file annually, for the length
of the abatement, a CF-1
form showing whether they
were able to meet the terms
of the abatement. If the
company is found to not be
in compliance with the term
of the abatement, the continuation may be denied.
The original abatement
involved a $6 million dollar
expansion and the addition
of 10 new employees. Tyler
Kitt, president and CEO of
EP Graphics, told council
Monday he was unable to
disclose the company was
in the process of acquiring
Mignone Communications
out of Huntington when the
company originally requested the abatement because
negotiations were still in
the works at the time.
However the acquisition of Mignone allowed the
company to add 61 new
employees, many of whom
were formerly employed
with Mignone. However,
Kitt noted, not all of the
Mignone employees transferred with the company, so
some positions were filled
with area workers, including temporary employees
during the transition.
Kitt added since Mignone
was geared toward smaller customers, while EP
Graphics focuses more
toward larger endeavors,
the acquisition “compliments us very well.”
Council
commended
Kitt on the growth of the
company and agreed EP
Graphics was very much in
compliance with the abatement, voting 5-0 to approve
the continuation.
By JANNAYA ANDREWS
It’s a safe bet little excites students more than the words “field trip.”
However, as we all know, some trips are
more exciting than others. Like the one
some Adams Central students recently
took to Costa Rica.
High school teacher Harry Anderson,
along with student Noah Quinones, presented the board of education Tuesday
evening with a slide show of the students’ recent trip to Central America
and shared their experience with the
board.
The students embarked on their nine
day adventure through Education First
Tours March 20, returning March 29.
Anderson said he was impressed
with EFT and the guide the students
had throughout the tour. “She was very
knowledgeable and it was evident she
loved her country.”
AC students shared the experience
with students from Colorado, West
Virginia and Wisconsin, creating lasting
friendships among the group, according
to Quinones.
“At first I was a little nervous because
I was in a room with people I didn’t
know, but it was great. I made lifelong
friends on this trip,” said Quinones. “It
was so different than I ever imagined, in
a good way. It was the experience of a
lifetime.”
Anderson said a trip to Greece, Italy
and Spain — led by teacher Leanne
Tijerina — is planned for next year. Six
students are already registered for the
trip and five more are working toward
getting registered and planning fundraisers, according to Anderson.
“Anything we can do to enrich our
students’ lives, we’re going to be better
for it,” he said.
Anderson added that scholarships are
available for students interested in taking the journey to help defray the costs.
The board thanked Anderson for his
leadership during the trip and for “keeping our kids safe.”
Adams County Council
Sparks fly over design-build proposal for county jail
By MIKE LAMM
With the best of intentions,
Adams County Councilman
Tony Mellencamp invited Bob
Wede to address the council
during its regular monthly
meeting this week on planning
options related to the jail/superior court project the county
has proposed.
Wede is the business development manager for Performance
Services, Indianapolis, an “energy related services” company
that promotes the benefits of
a “design-build” approach to
construction projects over the
traditional “plan-spec” method.
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The two had met when
Mellencamp was a South
Adams Schools board member
and Wede’s firm was hired to
oversee the school’s construction project. Mellencamp was
impressed with the fact the
project was completed early and
below estimate, and felt council
might benefit from hearing from
Wede. “I was involved and it was
a wonderful process for us,”
Mellencamp stated.
But there were two problems
with the invitation Mellencamp
had extended to Wede.
Appearing on short notice,
Wede had not been included
on council’s agenda, a fact that
disturbed County Commission
Chairman
Doug
Bauman.
Bauman indicated he happened to be in the audience in
support of a pay increase for
Veteran’s Services Officer Ron
Bollenbacher and would otherwise have been unaware of
Wede’s presentation. Bauman
felt Wede should have been
listed on the agenda and questioned his appearance before
council at this point in the discussions.
The second problem arose
when Wede’s facts and conclusions
were
aggressive-
ly challenged by David Sholl
of the architectural firm of
SchenkelSchultz and Jack
Krouse of Construction Control
Inc., who were in the audience
and strongly disagreed with
Wede’s position. It appeared as
though Wede was unaware the
representatives of the two firms
hired as consultants by the
county would be in attendance,
and was unprepared for the verbal exchange that ensued.
Wede handed out a printout
from a PowerPoint presentation,
which indicated the “designbuild delivery method” option
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GENEVA Page 1
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Four additional continuing resolution tax
abatements by Elkhart
Products
Corporation
were also up for renewal. One of the four was
the final renewal for the
abatement, Warren said,
and indicated that while
the company failed to
meet salary and number of employee figures in
one of the abatements, it
had “met and surpassed
stated goals in others,” Warren indicated.
Councilors still found the
company in “substantial
compliance” and renewed
all four abatements.
The
council
also
approved a request from
an unnamed business for
additional money from the
community’s revolving
loan fund. Warren said
the original agreement
between the two entities
was first signed in 1989,
when public disclosure of
funds related to a HUD
grant was not required.
Even though neither the
name of the company nor
the amount of its request
were revealed, councilors
approved the appeal.
In other financial
business, council also
approved
additional
appropriations totaling
$60,200. The money was
listed as “cash on hand”
from the 2013 budget,
Warren told councilors,
“and we’re simply making this money available
to spend in 2014,” he
added. Councilors unanimously approved the
appropriations.
Warren informed councilors of the existence
of $894,492.33 cash on
hand, with that number
verified through reconciliation and the monthly
fund report. He noted
“nothing particularly concerning, other than the
fact that winter-related
expenses are up over projections.”
Contribution requests
were reported by Warren
from the Senior Center
and the local office of
Veteran’s Services. He
cautioned the group
“there are many worthwhile
organizations
soliciting for your funds.”
Council
ultimately
approved a $200 donation to the VSO for the
purchase of American
flags, to be placed on
the gravesites of local
veterans.
Northward Park facelift completed
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DESIGN-BUILD
From Page 1
Improvements at Northward Park, located on 5th Street in Decatur across the
street from the municipal swimming pool, are now complete, according to City
Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert. Improvements included new asphalt, a
scoreboard, repainting of the basketball court and the removal of the fence.
Photo provided
SA board hands out accolades
By MIKE LAMM
Each month at their
regular meeting, members of the South Adams
Schools board of education begin the session
with a reading of the
school’s mission statement: “Inspiring students
to reach for the stars,”
and then highlight examples of excellence exhibited by their students.
Tuesday night the
board took that approach
one step further, inviting students and their
parents to the monthly
meeting so they could be
personally presented with
certificates of achievement from the board.
Senior Chris Inniger
was honored for his two
years of service as a student representative on
the board, while junior
Cady Farlow was fêted
for earning her third trip
to the state swim meet,
where she placed ninth
in the breaststroke.
In Machine Trades,
instructor Jerod Dailey
was recognized, as were his
CNC Milling Technology
students Alleigh Wingler
(South Adams), David
All (South Adams), Kody
Muhlenkamp
(Jay
County)
and
Austin
Muhlenkamp
(Jay
County).
Also
honored were CNC Turning
removed before disposal.
Electronic items, including televisions, computer
monitors and stereos,
as well as all types of
batteries (auto, tool andlithium) may be dropped
off at appointment at the
town maintenance facility these items should
not be brought to the leaf
and brush site.
This will be the only
heavy trash day scheduled in Geneva this year.
For additional information, call the Geneva
town hall at 368-7251.
Clock tower events coming up
The city of Berne
announced
several
events will take place at
the Muensterberg Plaza
and Clock Tower beginning in early June and
continuing through late
autumn.
Set to perform in June
are the “J Taylors,” a
music duo from northeast Indiana specializing
in crowd favorites from
the 1940s through today.
“Strawberries and Jazz,”
a perennial favorite will
once again feature the
Main Street Jazz Band.”
Last up in June is “Team
Berne,” a celebration of
local talent and food vendors.
Featured in July will
be “Zanno-Doo,” a high
energy dance band from
Indianapolis. Next up is
“Pink Promenade,” an
SHARP Program
• For a household of 3, household income
may not exceed $40,600.
• For a household of 4, household income
may not exceed $45,100.
• For a household of 5, household income
may not exceed $48,750.
• For a household of 6, household income
may not exceed $52,350.
Residents interested in applying for the
program must fill out a one-page application
and turn it in at City Hall, 225 W. Monroe St.,
no later than Tuesday. Applications can be
obtained at City Hall or by visiting the city’s
website at www.decaturin.org to download the
pre-screening form.
Geneva heavy trash
collection is Saturday
The town of Geneva
has scheduled a heavy
trash collection day for
residents between 8 a.m.
and noon Saturday.
Items may be brought to
the town’s leaf and grass
site, located at the south
end of Hale Street, where
dumpsters will be available for the disposal of
heavy trash items.
Items not accepted
include automobile and
truck tires, concrete or
brick, oil or any hazardous materials. Items containing freon must have it
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event that raises money
for breast cancer research
and maintenance of the
quilt gardens. Rounding
out the July events will
be “Tower Jam Fest,”
four exciting rock bands
taking the stage in conjunction with the annual
Berne Swiss Days celebration.
August shows will
include “Terry Lee and
the Rockaboogie Band,”
a lively group performing
a large selection of popular hits from the 1950s
and ‘60s; and “Summit
City Barbershop,” a harmonious group blending
voices to old favorites.
The second annual
“Berneoff” will occur in
September; and “Treats
at the Tower” in October
will finish out the season.
Technology students Tyler
Sprunger (South Adams),
Jon Dathe (Northmont),
and Jordan Reinhart (Jay
County); and Precision
Machining Technology
student
Kogan
Neal
(South Adams). All students placed in or near
the top of their specialties
in statewide competition.
Auto
Service
Technology Instructor
Gary McMillan was honored, along with his students who placed in the
top 25 in the SkillsUSA
state contest. Those
included Cody Brewster
(Jay County), who finished second and earned
$26,500 in scholarships; Chance Reynolds
(Adams Central), third
and $18,000 in scholarships; Robbie Vore (Jay
County), fourth and
$6,000 in scholarships;
and Jacob Wooster (North
Adams) and Ryan Owens
(Jay County), respectively 24th and 25th and
receiving $1,000 scholarships each.
Ford/AAS
Student
Auto Skills State Contest
winners
recognized
included team members Chance Reynolds
(Adams Central) and
Paul Sanderson (North
Adams), who placed fifth
as a team in the contest
and were each awarded
$10,000 scholarships to
the technical school of
their choice.
Project Lead the Way
teacher Margie Dobler
received the final accolade
from the board, honored
for a grant she wrote from
CenturyLink, resulting in
a $4,700 Lego Mindstorm
Robotics award. Dobler’s
proposal was one of five
chosen statewide from a
field of 33 applicants.
Superintendent Scott
Litwiller also commended all graduating seniors
who have been awarded
scholarships. He noted
that during the Senior
Awards Night, $1.68
million in scholarships
were awarded to members of the graduating
class. Litwiller thanked
the
South
Adams
Scholarship Committee
and the Adams County
Community Foundation
for their efforts in that
endeavor.
Litwiller
also
announced South Adams
had recently been recognized as one of 12 northeast Indiana schools
included in U.S. News
and
World
Report’s
“America’s Best High
Schools,” based on test
scores and demographics. South Adams was
ranked 30th in the report,
Litwiller commented.
Electronic Waste Day set for
Saturday at transfer station
The Adams County Solid Waste Management
District will hold its annual Electronic Waste Day
from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the county transfer station, 3775 N 200 E, Decatur.
On that day, county residents will be able to
dispose of up to three picture tube televisions
and other electronic devices free of charge.
Items to be accepted that day include computers and all associated components, including
hard drives and processors. Also to be taken free
of charge are cell phones, MP3 players, scanners
and printers, LCD computer monitors and projectors, camcorders and digital cameras, computer
keyboards, mice and power supplies, ink jet and
toner cartridges, copier and fax machines, DVD
and VCR units, stereos and speakers, microwave
ovens and any other electronic devices without a
picture tube.
The E-waste recycling is being provided by The
Recycle Bin of Decatur.
Businesses may contact The Recycle Bin for
additional information at 517-0517 or online at
www.therecyclebin.biz.
County design group to meet Tuesday
The Adams County
Design Committee will
hold a public hearing at
2 p.m Tuesday in the
council/commissioner’s room of the Service
Complex.
The committee will
hear an a request from
John N. Schwartz, 870E
200S, Monroe, to create
a one-lot subdivision on
a two-acre plot at the
intersection of C.R. 200S
and 100E
Written suggestions or
objections to the application may be filed with
the Adams County Plan
Commission. Interested
resident who wish to
express their views, either
in writing or verbally, will
given the opportunity to
be heard at the public
hearing, which is open to
the public.
allowed for a collaborative,
team approach to project planning resulting in
higher quality, lower costs
and quicker speed over
traditional “plan-spec”
methods. He described
the approach as “partnering rather than operating
in a competitive environment. He indicated “no
change orders” and “guaranteed performance” as
two of the major benefits
of “design-build.”
His information indicated “the federal government uses the designbuild approach for almost
all of its projects” and “the
majority of school projects in Indiana are now
design-build.” He stated
most federal prisons constructed within the last
decade have also been
design-build.
But when asked specifically by Bauman for the
number of design-build
jail projects in the state,
Wede responded, “I don’t
know.”
Krouse was the first
to question Wede’s assertions by challenging the
inference the design-build
would lower costs. The discussion between Krouse
and Wede became heated,
with the two disputing
each other’s claims.
County Attorney Mark
Burry finally entered into
the discussion, stating,
“When I hear the word
‘guarantee,’ I become concerned. Change orders
are part of the process.
There’s no such thing as
guaranteeing no change
orders. Change order language is very important in
negotiations on a contractual basis.”
Sholl indicated he too
was familiar with designbuild, but imparted,
“There’s no perfect method. There’s multiple ways
to do it and specific advantages to each. I can tell
you there’s plenty of horror stories out there with
design-build,” he said.
When Wede imparted he dealt “mostly in
schools,” Sholl jumped at
the opportunity to point
out “there’s a huge difference between a jail and
a school.” While designbuild may be useful in the
construction of a school,
it becomes much less so
with more complicated
structures like jails and
hospitals, Sholl stated.
“If you went that route,
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June 3 hearing
The Decatur Board
of Zoning Appeals will
meet at 4:30 p.m. June
3 at City Hall, 225 W.
Monroe S., Decatur, for
a public hearing on MLS
Engineering, on behalf
of Fresh New Start. The
company is requesting a
variance of the required
number
of
parking
spaces for a new facility at 1625 Morningstar
Drive. 
I would have to make a
business decision whether or not to be involved in
the project,” Sholl said. “I
would not want to be the
criteria architect. I would
need to refigure costs, but
I would be more involved
and would probably need
to charge a higher fee,”
if councilors decided to
switch to that method at
this point in the planning
process.
“The benefits are supposed to save time and
money, but I don’t think
you’d
realize
either
because of where we are
in the process,” Sholl
noted. Stressing that he
and Krouse are experts
in the construction of jail
facilities, Sholl referred to
the problems associated
with the maze-like construction of the current
jail.
He reminded council
“You don’t want to hire
someone who has never
built a jail before and will
never build one again.”
While the inference was
to the contractor for the
existing jail, the implication was also a commentary on Wede’s lack
of experience in utilizing
the design-build method
in the construction of a
county jail.
“Perhaps we messed
up in not considering this
option a long time ago,
but I feel like we’re making good progress at this
point with the experts we
have on board,” Bauman
commented. Mellencamp
responded, “I just felt
the county should hear
all options. At least we’ve
looked at it.”
Council
President
Randy Colclasure finally concluded the contentious
conversation
by noting, “It’s been an
extremely interesting discussion, and I appreciate
Bob coming in and filling
us in” on an alternative planning option for
construction of the proposed county jail/superior court complex.
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For the Record
Obituaries
Janice S. Pennell
Janice S. Pennell, 78, Willshire, passed away
Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient
Hospice Center.
She was born Nov. 21, 1935, in Chauncey, Ohio
to the late John and Geneva (Palmer) Stanley. She
married her husband of 60 years,
Rev. John L. Pennell, Dec. 24, 1953;
he survives.
Janice was a member of the Decatur
Church of God and worked as a
homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, John
S. “Steve” (Carolyn) Pennell and Dean
A. Pennell, both of Willshire; a daughter, Gina S. (Jake) Hindenlang of
Pennell
Willshire; a brother, Kenneth Bryson
of Tennessee; a sister, Bunnie
Rubiano of Cottagedale, Tenn.; 12
grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday
at Decatur Church of God, with visitation two hours
prior from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Officiating will be Dr.
Robert Brink.
Preferred memorials may be made to Van Wert
Inpatient Hospice Center.
Online condolences may be made at www.hshfuneralhome.com.
Pences seeks altered
Medicaid expansion
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)
— Indiana’s effort to
cover uninsured residents through a staterun health program
instead of an expansion
of Medicaid took another
step forward Thursday
when Gov. Mike Pence
unveiled a proposal that
he said would cover
350,000 residents if
approved by the federal
government.
Pence’s ‘‘HIP 2.0’’ is
an altered version of the
state’s Healthy Indiana
Plan, which currently
provides health savings accounts to about
40,000 people. Indiana
has been seeking federal approval to use the
program, which was
established in 2008
under former Gov. Mitch
Daniels, as its vehicle to
cover more uninsured
residents.
Pence has long objected to an expansion of
Medicaid, which he calls
‘‘broken’’ and a ‘‘fiscal
monstrosity.’’ Indiana
has been seeking a
waiver from President
Barack Obama’s health
reform law to use the
Healthy Indiana Plan
instead, but federal officials have objected to
some of the program’s
requirements, including a provision that
recipients
contribute
the first $1,100 toward
their care. A one-year
extension of the Healthy
Indiana Plan expires
Dec. 31.
The revised proposal,
which Pence unveiled
at Indiana University
Health’s
Methodist
Hospital in Indianapolis,
would offer two tiers of
coverage. The first would
provide very limited coverage at little or no cost
to those below 100 percent of the federal poverty level. A higher level
dubbed HIP Plus would
include dental and vision
coverage, a comprehensive drug program
and maternity services.
Participants would pay
$3 to $25 per month,
based on income.
A third option would
give workers who can’t
afford their employers’
health care can help
with their premiums
from the state.
The proposal would
use federal funds and
expand the state’s hospital assessment fee to
cover the cost.
Pence said the expansion of the Healthy
Indiana Plan would help
low-income residents be
personally responsible
for their health, unlike
traditional
Medicaid.
The plan also includes
a program that will connect HIP recipients with
state-sponsored
job
training and job search
programs.
‘‘HIP is not intended
to be an entitlement.
It is a safety net program that aligns incentives with human aspirations,’’ Pence said.
He described his visits with patients around
the state, including a
woman named Diana
who had held off going
to the hospital for treatment because she lacked
health care before.
By MIKE LAMM
Adams
County
Councilors took time to
reflect on the recent public meetings they and the
county commissioners
have held surrounding
the proposed jail/superior court project during their regular monthly
meeting Tuesday morning.
Council
President
Randy
Colclasure
seemed to summarize
his sentiments when he
stated, “I expected the
worst, but for the most
part, I thought they went
very well. They were very
informational — both
ways. There were some
comments I had not
heard and never considered before,” he said.
Colclasure was pleased
there seemed to be little
opposition to the need
for a new jail and superior court complex itself,
but rather, most objections centered on the
proposed location, along
a section of 1st Street
south of Monroe Street
near downtown Decatur.
“There were comments
that the buildings would
be a blight on the city.
I just don’t think so,”
Colclasure commented.
Councilman
Stan
Stoppenhagen added, “I
think we will be a good
neighbor. I think it will
be a contributor to the
downtown area rather
than a zit — like someone described it during
(Monday’s)
meeting.”
Councilor
DuWayne
Herman indicated his
“two major concerns”
were “aesthetic and
safety.” His vision is for
the complex to be “part
of the revitalization of
the downtown area,” he
said.
Commissioner
Kim
Fruechte, who was in the
audience, was pleased the
two county bodies have
put on a united front. “I
like the idea we’re doing
this together,” he said.
Also in the audience was Jan Smith,
representing
Decatur
American Legion Adams
Post 43. The service
organization’s location
is at the intersection of
Madison and 1st streets,
and the property would
need to be acquired to
accommodate the county’s construction plans
for the new jail. The new
superior court would be
located directly across
Madison St.
Smith informed councilors an open meeting
for Legion members has
been scheduled for 7
p.m. Tuesday to discuss
the possibility of selling
the property to the county, “and we want everybody to be there.” He
invited councilors and
commissioners to attend
the meeting.
“We’ve been trying to
tell our people this is a
good thing,” Smith said.
“I don’t foresee any problems, but it’s up to our
people.”
Smith indicated a
“declining membership”
has contributed to the
conclusion. “We don’t
need a larger facility with
two separate floors anymore. We just want a fair
price for the building.
That’s all we ask,” Smith
said. He asked councilors to “look at all the
facts before you make a
decision.”
Following a lengthy
discussion, councilors
approved the additional appropriation of $2.8
million as they anticipate the “appraisal and
purchase of real estate
and the hiring of consultants,” County Attorney
Mark Burry said. He
reported “the American
Legion, Meyer building
owner and private residence on the corner are
all amenable to our construction plans.”
He explained that “in
order to sign contracts,
commissioners need to
know money has been
earmarked, or appropriated, so they can further
the project.” When asked
by Councilor Dennis
Bluhm how much money
had been spent so far,
Burry responded “I don’t
have those figures readily available.”
Stoppenhagen later
moved, and was seconded by Councilor Eric Orr,
that council appropriate the entire requested
amount, with the stipulation the money is
earmarked specifically
for “land acquisition,
appraisals and hiring.”
Councilors unanimously
approved the motion.
Council
left
open
the possibility of a
later follow up public
meeting proposed by
Stoppenhagen to “show
that we’re listening.” He
asked SchenkelSchultz
architectural firm partner Dave Sholl to assemble “more examples of
what it might look like”
to present to the public.
Sholl agreed to do so and
noted “We will be meeting weekly with everyone
involved.”
Power outage in South Bend
threatens Notre Dame ceremony
Blotter
Three arrested
Three persons were
arrested Thursday by
police and taken to the
Adams
County
Law
Enforcement Center.
Troy A. Fuhrmann,
43,
Grant
Street,
Decatur, was arrested
by the Decatur Police
Department for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and for a seat belt
violation. He remained
in custody this morning
under a $250 cash and
$7,500 surety bond.
County council okays
funds for acquisition
of jail/court properties
Ruben J. Christner, 23,
Bryant, was cited by the
Berne Police Department
for operating a vehicle
while intoxicated and for
OWI and endangering a
person. His bond is set
at $500 cash and $2,500
surety.
Julie M. Collier, 36,
rural
Decatur,
was
charged by the Geneva
Police Department with
violation of a pre-trial
bond. She posted a $325
cash bond for her release
from custody.
SOUTH BEND, Ind.
(AP) — A power outage
has doused lights in
downtown South Bend
while thousands of people are in town for weekend commencement ceremonies at the University
of Notre Dame.
Indiana
Michigan
Power spokesman Mark
Robinson said Friday
morning that power is not
expected to be restored
until Sunday evening.
The utility says it cut
off power to the downtown grid Thursday night
after an underground fire
Free state fair concerts announced caused serious damage
to power circuits.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — the
Beatles
tribute South Bend Memorial
The Indiana State Fair band
BritBeat,
the Hospital is diverting
says its Free Stage dur- Hispanic/Latino Music
ing this summer’s fair Festival featuring Stacy
will include performanc- Sandoval, America and
es by rising country per- the Nitty Gritty Dirt
Annual
former Dustin L ynch Band, and the Happy Backesto Cemetary
and Grammy-nominated Together Tour with The
Business Meeting
Canadian
rockers Turtles featuring Flo
will be held
Barenaked Ladies.
& Eddie, Mitch Ryder
The fair announced & The Detroit Wheels, Sat., May 17th, 2014
Thursday that other and Gary Lewis & The
at 10:00am
performers will include Playboys.
In the
Charles Esten and Clare All of the shows are
Springhill Church
Bowen of the ABC televi- free with paid admission
basement
sion series ‘‘Nashville,’’ to the Aug. 1-17 fair.
NOTICE
ambulances to other
hospitals, but hasn’t
evacuated patients and
will treat emergency
room patients. The South
Bend Tribune was not
able to publish a newspaper on Friday. Police
erected stop signs downtown after traffic signals
stopped working.
Crews
from
Fort
Wayne and Columbus,
Ohio are coming to
South Bend to help
repair the damage.
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lows in the
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Controversial new
teaching license gets
state board’s okay
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)
— The State Board of
Education has given its
initial approval to an
amended proposal that
would allow college graduates with a B average
in any subject to earn a
K-12 teaching license in
Indiana.
State
schools
Superintendent Glenda
Ritz
tried
during
Wednesday’s meeting to
kill the proposal — the
most contentious element of teacher licensing changes championed by her successor,
Tony Bennett — but her
motion failed on a 6-5
vote.
Critics maintain the
proposal would allow
untrained teachers to
lead a classroom without
understanding childhood
development or classroom management.
But
the
board
addressed some of the
objections by creating a
career specialist certificate that would allow
professionals, such as
those from technology or
the arts, to apply to teach
in high school. Those
license applicants would
have at least 6,000 hours
of real world experience
and undergo teaching
training upon taking the
job, The Indianapolis
Star reported.
The changes were
approved on an 8-3 vote,
with Ritz and two other
board members opposing
them.
Traffic
Two accidents
The Decatur Police
Department investigated two accidents that
occurred on city streets
in the past two days.
At
4:30
p.m.
Wednesday, police were
called to the 800 block
of Russell Street near
Winchester Street to
investigate damage done
to a vehicle owned by Tod
T. Giessler, Stratton Way,
Decatur. He told police
he had earlier seen a
vehicle driven by Crystal
A. Fisher, 31, Russell
Street, Decatur, back
out of a driveway that
was directly across from
where he was parked and
he discovered damage to
his vehicle.
Fisher told police she
did not recall striking
another vehicle but police
observed damage to the
rear bumper of her car.
She was cited by police
for not having financial
responsibility on her
vehicle and for having
an expired registration.
Damages to the two vehicles were estimated at
between $1,001-$2,500.
At
11:06
p.m.
Thursday,
Trent
E.
Timmons, 25, Lewis
Street, Decatur, was
southbound on 12th
Street
near
Dayton
Avenue when he struck
a fence and pole on property owned by Shifferly
Dodge, N. 13th Street,
Decatur. Damages were
set at between $2,501$5,000 to the property
and vehicle.
Police cited Timmons
for operating a vehicle
while intoxicated and he
remained in custody this
morning under a $500
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Rural crash
An eastbound van
and westbound van on
C.R. 400S near C.R.
200E collided at 6 a.m.
Thursday according to a
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Adams County Sheriff’s
Department.
Police said Asencion
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Ornelas van. Ornelas told
an officer that Hernandez
had admitted to him he
was at fault.
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O pinion
Decatur Daily Democrat
The common sense tax
The Decatur Daily Democrat
Ron Storey, Publisher
J Swygart, Opinion Page Editor
The Mendenhall link
The death earlier this year of a member of a
longtime basketball coaching family in Indiana had
a link to Decatur.
Murray Mendenhall Jr. died Feb. 7 at the age
of 88. He was the son of legendary coach Murray
Mendenhall and the father of Murray Mendenhall
III, who left coaching in 2007 after piloting the
Wayne High School program. In all, the family
won 747 high school basketball games, with both
Murray and Murray Jr. winding up in the Indiana
Basketball Hall of Fame.
Murray No. 1 coached four sports at the longgone Central High School in Fort Wayne, winning
a basketball state championship in 1943, with his
son a member of the team. For the 1946-47 season, he was lured to Anderson to become coach of
the Anderson Duffey Packers of
the National Basketball League.
He spent three years in that
post before becoming coach of
the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
when a merger of leagues created what is now the National
Basketball Association. Murray
died in July of 1972.
When he took the post at
Anderson, that left a vacancy
rom
at Central High. From his two
basketball assistants, Herb
eft ield Banet and Bob Worthman,
Banet was chosen to succeed
By
Mendenhall. So Worthman
Bob Shraluka
moved on … a few miles south
to become head basketball,
football and track coach at Decatur High School,
his alma mater.
Yes, the same Bob Worthman for whom
Bellmont’s football stadium is named and who,
along with his wife, Becky, left in their will the
funds which were used to launch the Worthman
Fitness Center at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Worthman Field gets its name from Bob’s father,
Martin, who was a superintendent of schools here.
F
L
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A speculation tax is highly
progressive, has huge revenue
potential, and could curb Wall
Street recklessness
By Robert Weissman
It’s nothing new for Wall Street
to work every possible angle so it
can squeeze additional profits out
of trades. It’s the job of lawmakers and regulators to make sure
that Wall Street does not rip off
investors or endanger the financial
system’s stability.
Perhaps you’ve heard about
high-frequency trading (HFT), one
of the ways traders have been
gaming the system. This gimmick
is finally getting much-deserved
attention from regulators, the public and the media. The next step is
getting Congress to pay attention.
Newly spotlighted by Michael
Lewis’ book, Flash Boys: A Wall
Street Revolt, high-speed computerized trading has made a mockery
of the notion of “investing” in the
economy. Investors may hold an
asset for far less than a second
when they engage in high-frequency trading.
This dizzyingly fast trading
devoid of human intervention sows
systemic fragility. A glitch in the
lightning-quick computer trades
caused the Flash Crash of 2010,
when the stock market plunged
about 10 percent in a matter of
minutes.
Although only a few firms engage
in high-frequency trading, it is no
small-scale activity. About half of
all market activity is generated by
computers run by high-frequency
traders.
Lewis and other critics claim
that much of high-frequency trading amounts to “front running,”
a form of illegal insider trading. The Department of Justice,
the Securities and Exchange
Commission and the Commodity
Futures Trading Commission
are each reportedly investigating
claims of unlawful behavior.
As regulators work out the legality
of this practice, Congress should
seek legislative solutions to the
problem. The leading long-term
solution is a modest Wall Street
speculation tax — a very small levy
on transactions involving stocks,
bonds, and other assets.
Proposals to implement a tax of
this kind on financial transaction
are pending before Congress. One
proposal calls for a tax of 0.03 percent of the transaction. That might
be enough to eliminate much of
the profit of high-frequency traders, who earn fractions of a penny
on each trade but see huge profits
after such gains are multiplied by
billions of trades.
A speculation tax commands
broad support. Proponents include
Nobel Prize-winning economists
Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman,
and billionaires Warren Buffett and
Bill Gates. More than 30 countries
already levy taxes like this that
raise billions of dollars every year
in revenue.
Examples include the UK, South
Africa, Hong Kong, Switzerland,
and India. Ten European nations
announced on May 6 an agreement to move forward with a unified tax on financial transactions
by January 2016.
There’s a precedent in our own
country. In the United States, we
taxed stock trades at a 0.04 percent rate from 1914 to 1966.
Detractors argue that taxing
financial transactions will harm
struggling mom-and-pop investors.
Wrong.
A Wall Street speculation tax will
have only a very modest impact
on average people. A recent report
from Public Citizen, the organization I lead, noted that the average 401(k) retirement account is
$84,500. With average turnover
in such a portfolio, a 0.03 percent
tax would amount to about $24.
Investors with less invested wealth
would not even pay that amount.
Public Citizen’s report additionally makes an important point
about “perspective.” The same
investor with an $84,500 portfolio
is already paying $1,144 in disclosed and hidden costs charged
by investment companies such as
mutual funds. In other words, the
transaction tax cost would amount
to about 1/50th of the fees Wall
Street already charges mom and
pop.
Although the impact of a speculation tax would be modest for
those not engaging in billions of
high-speed trades, the tax would
raise substantial revenue. A 0.03
percent tax (only 30 cents per
$1,000) would raise $352 billion
over 10 years.
A speculation tax is highly progressive, has huge revenue potential and diminishes socially harmful activity. And it has been called
many names over the years. Maybe
the best one would be “common
sense.”
Robert Weissman is the president of Public Citizen.
Send in the clowns
Newt Gingrich has never displayed much in the
way of scruples, but to play politics with the kidnapping of those school girls in Nigeria is a new
low — even for him.
It’s not unexpected that Rush Limbaugh,
who obviously considers women as secondclass citizens, would try to pin some blame on
Hillary Clinton for the kidnapping and make fun
of Michelle Obama for joining millions of others in the #bringbackourgirls campaign. But now
Gingrich has joined the party, which probably
shouldn’t be a surprise.
In an interview on CNN, Gingrich, quoted
Josh Rogin and an unidentified former senior
U.S. official in blaming Clinton, during her term
as Secretary of State, for refusing to place Boko
Haram, the group — which kidnapped the girls
— on a list of foreign terrorist organizations in
2011 ... despite, he claims, the urging of many
in Justice, the FBI, CIA and Congress. (Rogin is
senior correspondent for national security and
politics for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.)
According to the former House speaker, officials wanted Boko Haram designated as a terrorist
organization in order to have the authority to go
after the group.
“In light of the recent events in Nigeria, former
Secretary Clinton and other key State Department
officials owe the American people some answers
about their decisions,” Gingrich said.
With an eighth hearing coming up on Benghazi
as Republicans try to pin some sort of blame for
that terrible disaster on Clinton, and Karl Rove
now suggesting Clinton has some type of brain
damage or malfunction, it’s all too obvious that we
are already well into the 2016 campaign for president. But to play politics with the lives of these
young girls is beyond sick, even for a confirmed
womanizer like Gingrich, who publicly preaches
family values. Could we at least wait until their
fate is known before we start using them as pawns
in our political games?
Or is that too much to ask?
Takin’ down the big uns
Two whoops and lots of hollerin’ for the
Bellmont girls track team and Coach Carl
Risch, who this week captured the school’s first
Northeast Hoosier Conference girls track championship, defeating, among others, NHC titans
Homestead and Carroll.
Not bad for the smallest school in the conference!
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Leave 17th Amendment alone, let voters do their job
It goes without saying that
members of the Indiana General
Assembly are empowered to make
state-based decisions affecting
Hoosier citizens.
But should those same legislators usurp the 101-year-old
authority of the state’s voters and
be the sole body to select the candidates who would run against
each other for the position of U.S.
senator?
Should the General Assembly
pick and choose which Republican
and which Democrat should run
for U.S. senator in the General
Election, taking that nominating
choice away from voters?
If you say yes to that proposition, you agree with Indiana
Attorney General Greg Zoeller,
who late last month told a northern Indiana newspaper that he
believes the legislature should
select U.S. Senate candidates and
then still allow voters to choose
between the nominees. The difference is that voters would not
choose the nominees for each
party.
That, it seems to us, would effectively replace a primary election for
U.S. senator, in which Republican
A is elected over Republican B
and Democrat C is elected over
Democrat D. You know, the way
May 16, 2014
Today is the 136th day of 2014
and the 58th day of spring.
TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1868,
President Andrew Johnson was
acquitted in his impeachment
trial by one Senate vote.
Should
the
General
Assembly pick and choose
which Republican and
which Democrat should
run for U.S. senator in the
General Election, taking
that nominating choice
away from voters?
most elections work.
Zoeller, as have other conservatives across the country, advocates a so-called ‘‘soft repeal’’ of
the 17th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution — an alteration to
the original document, which was
declared adopted by Secretary of
State William Jennings Bryant in
1913 after the necessary twothirds of the states had ratified
the measure.
(Indiana was the 24th state
to have ratified, Illinois the 21st,
just six days earlier in February
1913. Only two states rejected the
change.)
The 17th Amendment establishes
the direct election of U.S. senators
by popular vote in each state. The
original Constitution called for senators to be chosen by state legislatures.
In 1929, the first Academy
Awards were presented.
In 1943, the Warsaw Ghetto
Uprising officially ended as
German forces destroyed the
Great Synagogue of Warsaw.
In 1966, the Beach Boys and Bob
Dylan released their respective
seminal records, “Pet Sounds”
and “Blonde on Blonde.”
The argument Zoeller advances,
as he told the Times of Northwest
Indiana, is that U.S. senators would
be more accountable. ‘‘If they (senators) have to come back ... and get
renominated each six-year cycle,
they’ll be less likely to pass statutes
that stuck it to the states.’’
But, of course, senators already
have to meet that test of accountability every six years. It’s called
standing for re-election, justifying
one’s record to the voters, running
in a primary and defeating one’s
opponents.
By and large, that works well in
doing the will of the electorate.
Even when the electorate chooses poorly, idealistically at least, it
is the people’s choice. We fear
that a process of state legislators
selecting candidates would infuse
only more political and lobbying
influence into the process.
Our electoral process can always
be improved, but the model of voters selecting candidates to run
against each other is better than
the one Zoeller curiously espouses. He has deserved citizen support for several of his actions in
the time he has been in office, but
this is one that the public should
reject.
Tribune-Star, Terre Haute
In 1997, President Mobutu
Sese Seko relinquished power
after 32 years of dictatorial rule
in Zaire.
TODAY’S QUOTE: “More and
more we are into communications, and less and less into
communication.”

Studs
Terkel
Decatur Daily Democrat
C ommunity
Samantha Fisher receives Nut Tree Reading Scholarship
Adams Central High
School senior Samantha
Fisher
was
recently
awarded the Nut Tree
Reading Scholarship.
Fisher plans to attend
Purdue University in the
fall and major in speechlanguage pathology.
This scholarship was
recently established by
an anonymous donor.
“Books allow the reader to go on trips, take a
mental vacation, change
a person’s mood, make
them laugh or make them
cry,” the news release
stated.
“People learn about
other countries, cultures
and people. Learning a life
lesson through reading
experiences may impact
NUT TREE READING SCHOLAR - Adams Central High our lives in ways that are
School senior Samantha Fisher was recently awarded the slight or immense,” the
news release continued.
Nut Tree Reading Scholarship for her love of reading.
Photo provided “Reading helps us to form
educational and personal
goals.”
This scholarship was
established to recognize
the importance of reading
and to encourage each
scholar to pass their love
of reading along.
Scholarships will be
awarded to South Adams
and Adams Central students who show a great
interest in reading.
The due date for incoming seniors to apply for a
scholarship is the first
Feb. 5, 2015.
Adams County students already in college
may apply for scholarships. On-track students
or nontraditional students
must submit applications
before 4 p.m. June.
For more information visit www.Adams
CountyFoundation.org or
call 724-3939.
Funds donated by Hoosier
Pattern and RH Warehouse
Friday, May 16, 2014 • Page 5A
Community Calendar
FRIDAY, May 16:
Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E,
Decatur.
Operation Help Food Pantry for Decatur and
Monroe residence, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service
Complex, bring your own bags.
A.A. Happy Hour Discussion Group (closed), 5-6
p.m., Decatur Church of God.
Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program,
7-9 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church.
SATURDAY, May 17:
A.A., 7 p.m., (open speaker/discussion) Cross
Community Church, Berne.
MONDAY, May 19:
Decatur Church of Christ food pantry, 700 E.
Monroe St., Decatur, 8-10 a.m. Last names beginning
with A-L served on first and third Monday, M-Z served
second and fourth Monday.
A.A. Big Book Discussion, 7 p.m., Decatur Church
of God.
TUESDAY, May 20:
MOPS, 9-11 a.m., First United Methodist Church.
Optimist Club, 12 p.m., Richard’s Restaurant.
Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe
residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service Complex.
Bring your own bags.
Senior Citizens Play Cards, 1p.m., Riverside
Center.
League for the Blind and Disabled support group,
1:30-3:30 p.m., Woodcrest.
Zumba, Southeast Elementary School, 4-5 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Monroe St., free
dinner 6 p.m., Bible study group 6 :30 p.m.
Adams
County
Emergency
Management,
Management Advisory Board 6:30 p.m.; local emergency planning committee immediately follows, in the
basement of Adams County Law Enforcement Center.
A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
CALCULATOR DONATION - Hoosier
Pattern and RH Warehouse recently
donated funds to help with the purchase of graphing calculators for the
math department at Bellmont High
School. Pictured from left are Keith
Gerber, owner of Hoosier Pattern;
Cindy DesJean, Bellmont High School
math deptartment chair with one of the WEDNESDAY, May 21:
calculators; and Robin Gerber, owner Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E,
Decatur.
of RH Warehouse.
Photo provided
Winning With Wellness looks ahead
Wi n n i n g
with
Wellness recently held
its monthly meeting
to discuss upcoming
events.
An active living workshop will be held Oct.
7 to raise awareness
on how the community may support active
living. The community
is welcome to attend
this
meeting
that
includes lunch provided by Adams Memorial
Hospital. A period of
time walking will be
required.
Nancy
Williams
provided information
about “Parenting in
the Moment,” a class
being held from 7-8
p.m. through May 21 at
First United Methodist
Church.
Williams
reported
there
are
35-40 attendees of this
program.
Diana Macklin with
Worthman
Fitness
Center, distributed flyers for the run/walk
challenge. The center
would like to do a “Color
me Healthy Walk.”
Kelly
Sickafoose
with Drug Free Adams
County shared infor mation
about
the
upcoming heroin presentation, town hall
meetings and meetings regarding having
a Recovery House in
Adams County.
Beth Ralston with
the Boys and Girls
Club said “Attitude of
Champions,”
focusing on positive character traits, has made
positive changes to the
club. Kids are recognized for compassion,
helping and other contributions.
Deb Mishler with
Purdue Extension is
participating in a camp
at Agape where they
discuss other countries.
Mischler will incorporate healthy snacks.
Parenting classes at the
Hope Clinic are going
well.
Mara Gerke shared
the
Chronic
Pain
Support Group is being
held at 9 a.m. the last
Wednesday of every
month at the Coliseum
Blvd. Bob Evans restaurant in Fort Wayne.
Katie Redwine with
South Adams Schools
shared that the PTO
Walk-a-Thon will be
held May 23. All 800
kids will be participating and there will be
stations throughout the
walk.
Nancy Manuel with
Purdue Extension said
lids are being collected to make benches
for the community. A
“Color me Green Walk”
will be held at 9 a.m.
with check-in at 8 a.m.,
July 12 at the Adams
County Fairgrounds.
The cost is $15 and
includes a T -shirt. The
first 50 registrants will
receive a pair of sunglasses.
PJ
Webber
with
Adams Public Library
System shared that
“Tai Chi in the Park”
will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednedays
through
June 11 at Storybook
Park.
WWW has speakers
available for organizations, agencies or interested parties. Further
information may be
found at www.acwinningwithwellness.com.
The next meeting will
be held at 8:30 a.m. May
21 at Adams Memorial
Hospital Decatur room
1. All are welcome and
encouraged to attend.
School and senior menus for May 19-23
Adams Central
Monday,
May
19:
Pepperoni pizza, applesauce, green beans, milk.
Tuesday, May 20:
Chicken and noodles,
mashed potatoes, whole
grain bread and margarine, mixed fruit, milk.
Wednesday, May 21:
Chicken fajitas, Mexican
rice (H.S. only), vegetables, fruit, chips and
salsa, milk.
Thursday, May 22:
Taco boat, refried beans,
fruit, cinnamon churro,
milk.
Friday, May 23: Italiano
Pazazz, lettuce salad and
dressing,
breadstick,
pears, milk.
North Adams
Monday,
May
19:
Breakfast sandwich, pancakes, sweet potato tots,
green beans, Mandarin
oranges, Orchard fruit
snacks, milk.
Tuesday, May 20: Sub
sandwich, Romaine lettuce leaf, tomato slice,
pickles, tater tots, pineapple, jell-, milk.
Wednesday, May 21:
Steak sub, refried beans,
chips, lettuce salad with
fat-free ranch, mixed
fruit, chocolate chip oatmeal bar, milk.
Thursday, May 22:
Pork chop sandwich,
scalloped potatoes, green
pepper strips, peaches,
whole grain Goldfish
snacks, milk.
Friday,
May
23:
Sausage pizza, steamed
broccoli, sliced cucumbers, applesauce, animal
crackers, milk.
South Adams
Monday, May 19:
Italian sausage lasagna, stuffed breadsticks,
salad, tomatoes, fruit,
milk.
Tuesday, May 20:
Chicken fajita, salad,
lettuce, tomatoes, green
beans, fruit, milk.
Wednesday, May 21:
Fish with cheese on a
bun or smoky burger
with cheese on a bun,
coleslaw, fruit, milk.
Thursday, May 22:
Sliced turkey, mashed
potatoes and gravy, green
beans, bread, margarine,
fruit, fudge supreme
brownie, milk.
Friday,
May
23:
Chicken sticks (K-5),
chicken nuggets (6-12),
broccoli and carrots,
fruit, milk.
Senior menu
Monday,
May
19:
Beef patty, brown gravy,
Normandy blend vegetables, Chantily potatoes,
whole wheat bread, apple
juice, milk.
Tuesday, May 20:
Smothered
chicken,
steamed spinach, whole
kernel corn, rye bread,
cranberry crunch bar,
milk.
Wednesday, May 21:
Italian beef and rice casserole, Italian blend vegetables, green peas, whole
wheat bread, almond
cookie, milk.
Thursday, May 22:
Chicken breast fillet, poultry gravy, green beans,
mashed potatoes, whole
wheat bread, fudge bar,
milk.
Friday, May 23: Western
goulash, seasoned collard
greens, steamed cabbage,
cornbread, animal crackers, milk.
Senior menu courtesy
of Aging and In Home
Services of N.E. Indiana.
Birth
Announcements
Acheson
Sgt. Shon and Brandi
(Perl) Acheson are the parents of twins, a 6-pound,
18-inches long daughter, Morgan May, born at
5:50 p.m. and a 6-pound,
7-ounce, 19-incehs long
son, Logan Alan, born at
5:51 p.m. April 7, 2014,
at St. Frances Xavier
Hospital,
Charleston,
S.C.
Grandparents are Tom
and Cheryl Acheson of
Wren, Ohio; and Grey and
Ory Perl of Convoy, Ohio.
Great-grandparent
is Phyllis Lehrman of
Decatur.
Morgan and Logan join
a brother, Parker (2).
Hilty
Andy E. and Rhonda
(Shetler) Hilty are the
parents of an 8-pound,
9-ounce, 22-inches long
son, Elmer, born May 7,
2014.
Grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Melvin Shetler;
and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
A. Hilty.
Great grandmothers
are Marie Shetler and
Clara Hilty.
Elmer joins six brothers and four sisters.
Rumschlag
Ryan and Sara (Hess)
Rumschlag, Decatur, are
the parents of a 9-pound,
10-ounce,
21.5-inches
long son, Trey David, born
at 6 p.m. May 8, 2014.
Grandparents are John
and Michelle Hess; and
Dave and Kelly Rumschalg,
all of Decatur.
Great-grandparents
are Eileen Hess and the
late Norbert Hess; Roger
and Marilyn Fruchte; and
the late Bob and Lucille
Rumschlag, all of Decatur;
and Sharon Cowans and
the late Dan Cowans of
Springfield, Ohio.
Trey joins a sister,
Adilyn (2).
Schwartz
Jacob C. and Amy
E. (Yoder) Schwartz Jr.,
Willshire, are the parents
of a 7-pound, 13-ounce
son, Caleb K., born April
21, 2014.
Grandparents
are
Jacob J.E. and Caroline
Schwartz; and Wilson R.
and Lizzie Yoder.
Great-grandparents are
Noah M. Schwartz and
Lizzie Christner.
Caleb joins three siblings, Leander (4), Diana
(3) and Jacob (1).
Walters
Jason and Carrie (Hess)
Walters, Decatur, are the
parents of an 8-pound,
8-ounce, 21-inches long
son, Jaxon Allen, born at
10:51 p.m. May 9, 2014.
Grandparents are John
and Michelle Hess; and
Mark and Susan Walters,
all of Decatur.
Great-grandparents
are Roger and Marilyn
Fruchte of Decatur; Eileen
Hess and the late Norbert
Hess of Decatur; Marvin
Walters of Loves Park,
Ill.; and the late Virginia
Walters of Beloit, Wis.
Jaxon joins one sibling,
Reagan (2).
Sense & Sensitivity
By HARRIETTE COLE
Gossip About Friend Irritate Reader
DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a friend
who did some time in jail. She hasn’t
really talked about it, but I know it
happened, and now she’s OK. She is
rebuilding her life, and it’s going all right.
Recently, though, I overheard some of
her so-called friends talking about her
like a dog. They were gossiping about
her past, guessing at why she went to
jail in the first place and saying mean
stuff about her. She served her time.
Why can’t they just leave her alone? I
feel bad for her. Should I tell her what
people are saying? How can I be a
friend to her? -- Gossip Hater, Jackson,
Miss.
DEAR GOSSIP HATER: Rather than
telling your friend what these people are
saying, just be there for her. Be a good
listener. Be kind to her. Let her know
that it is safe for her to confide in you.
As far as the people doing the gossiping, do not participate. If you are ever
in their company again when you hear
them, speak up and say that you think
it is unkind of them to talk about her like
that.
DEAR HARRIETTE: I have two
employees who are in college. Recently,
they have been really slacking at work.
I couldn’t figure out why this was, so I
asked and learned that they were deep
into finals, which is why they weren’t
paying attention to their responsibilities.
I really wish they had said something
sooner. I had to do lots of their work
over because they weren’t paying atten-
tion. Of course, I am happy that they are
pursuing their education, but they get
paid to work for me, and I expect them
to do their job. What should I do about
this? -- Can’t Stand Slackers, Chicago
DEAR CAN’T STAND SLACKERS:
Chances are, your employees did not
realize how much time their studies
would take up. I doubt that they intentionally did a poor job at work. That
doesn’t excuse them, of course.
What you can do now is to sit them
down and tell them how disappointed
you are in their job performance. Also
tell them that you wish they had given
you the heads up about finals season
so that you could have worked out a
schedule that would have accommodated their needs and yours. Point out
that it was irresponsible of them to do a
poor job.
Teach them how to handle their
time better. Finals season may be a
time when they should request vacation days so that they can focus on
their schoolwork in an uninterrupted
way. In that way, they can honor their
educational priority without infringing
upon their work responsibility. You may
want to dock their pay a small amount
to drive home the point.
In the future, as an employer of
students, it is wise for you to learn the
details of their academic schedule so
that you can anticipate challenging periods and help them plan accordingly.
Decatur Daily Democrat
Page 6A • Friday, May 16, 2014
Area Church Directory
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Decatur
Lighthouse
8727 N. U.S. Hwy. 27
(260) 728-4091
Pastor Eugene Martin
Sunday:
10 a.m. Worship
6 p.m. Sunday
evening service
Wednesday:
6:30 p.m. Bible study,
all ages.
Living Word Temple
230 W. Madison St.
Decatur, IN 46733
(north across from
the courthouse)
(260) 724-8454
templo230@yahoo.com
Pastor: Brother Dan
Sunday:
Worship, 10 a.m.
Sunday School
(all ages), 10:35 a.m.
Prayer, 6 p.m.
Wednesday:
Bible Study, 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Decatur
Church of God
1129 Mercer Ave.,
Decatur, IN 46733
(260) 724-2580
www.decaturchurchofgod.
com
Dr. Robert J. Brink,
Senior Pastor
Jamie Conkling, Pastor of
Worship Arts
Sandra Hildebrand,
Pastor of Congregational
Life
Jerry Mitchel, Visitation Pastor
K.C. Graves, Pastor of
Student Ministries
Sunday:
Worship service with deaf
interpretation, 9 a.m.
(260) 724-7556 / 724-3678
secretary@decaturcorner
Damascus Road
stone.com
Church
Pastor Ken Hogg
1040 S. 11th St.
Sunday:
P.O. Box 783
Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.
Decatur, IN 46733
Contemporary Worship
Pastoral Contacts:
LUTHERAN
Service, 10:30 a.m.
Kevin (260) 701-0438
Sunday School for
St. Peter Evangelical
Dennis (260) 517-9525
all ages, 10:30 a.m.
Lutheran Church
Sunday:
Thursday:
1033 E 1100 N
Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Celebration Station for
Decatur, IN 46733
Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.
ages 4 yrs. through 5th
Phone: (260) 724-7533
Thursday
grade, 6:45-8 p.m.,
spl1845@adamswells.com
Adult & Youth Bible Study,
in the Activity Center
Rev. Martin K. Moehring
7 p.m.
(Labor Day to
Fieldworker:
Child care offered at all serMemorial Day)
Adam McDowell and
vices
Jonathan Durkopp
The Clothes Closet:
Hoagland Community
Sunday:
1040 S. 11th St., Decatur
Church
Divine Service, 9 a.m.
(260) 223-9457
P.O. Box 126,
Sunday School &
(260) 223-5727
11104 Hoagland Road
Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.
(260) 223-6057
Hoagland, IN 46745
Open M-W-F: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
(260) 705-7455
Zion Lutheran
Closed September for renoPastor Todd Buckmaster
Church
vations
Sunday:
1010 West Monroe St.,
Sunday School, 9 a.m.
Decatur,
(Independent)
(260) 724-7177
Worship Service, 10 a.m.
church@ziondecatur.com
New Beginnings
Phil Phifer
Family Center
Senior Pastor
NONCorner of 10th St.
Daniel Hensz
DENOMINATIONAL
and Dayton Avenue
Director of Christian
(Next to Northwest School)
Education
Decatur
(260) 728-9000
Christian School —
www.nbfcfamily.com
Church of Christ
Preschool through Grade 8
Interim Pastor Jerry Setser
700 E Monroe St.
Sunday:
Sunday:
(260) 724-2034
Worship Service, 8 a.m.
Celebration Service 10 a.m.
Email:
Bible Study and Sunday
Wednesday:
decaturchurchofchrist@
School, 9:15 a.m.
"Souled Out" Youth, 6:30
mediacombb.net
Worship Service, 10:30
p.m.
Website: decaturcc.org
a.m.
Minister: Steven Beckett
(Broadcast live on WZBD;
New Hope Church
Sunday:
Also listen to sermon and
1098W 500N, Decatur
9 a.m. Bible Class
Bible class on
(260)724-4900
10 a.m. Worship Service
www.ziondecatur.com)
Website:newhopein.org
Wednesday:
serving@newhopein.org
TT (Teen Time), 6:30-7:30
Pastor Kevin August
p.m.
Sunday:
MISSIONARY
Adult Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Adult Sunday School, 8:309:15 a.m.
DCC's Food Pantry is open
Cornerstone
Cafe, 9:15 a.m.
every Monday from 10 a.m.
Community Church
Worship Service, 10 a.m.
- noon (summer hours –
Hearts in Motion
909 E. Monroe Street Ext.
fall hours TBA)
Children's Ministry, 10 a.m.
and Piqua Road
G.I.G.ville, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.
H.O.M.E. Groups, 6 p.m.
Wednesday:
Family Activities, 7 p.m.
T.E.X.T (Teens Experiencing UNITED BRETHREN
Christ Together) 5:55-8:01
p.m.
Mt. Zion Church of
Wednesday:
the United Brethren
Bible Study, 10 a.m.
in Christ Inc.
Bible Quest (study). 6:30 4515 North State Rd. 101
p.m.
Decatur, IN 46733
Dr. Russel Wagner, Pastor
Salem Community
Phone 592-7010
Church
Cell (260) 388-1130
2140 S. Salem Road
Sunday:
(2 miles south of St. Rd. 124)
Worship, 9 a.m.
Pastor Jim Compton.
Sunday School 10:15 a.m.
"A little country church
Wednesday Prayer meeting &
with a big heart"
Bible study 7 p.m.
Sunday:
Morning Service, 9 a.m.
Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
ROMAN CATHOLIC
UNITED
METHODIST
St. Mary of the
Assumption
Catholic Church
Union Chapel
United Methodist
Church
414 W. Madison St.
Decatur, IN 46733-1615
(260) 724-9159
www.stmarysdecatur.org
Pastor:
Fr. David W. Voors
Associate Pastor: Fr. Patrick
Joseph
Religious Education:
Deacon Jerry Kohrman
Weekend Masses:
Sat., 4 p.m.
Sun., 7, 8:30, 11 a.m.
Confessions (Reconciliation):
Mon., 5:30 p.m.
Wed., 8:30 p.m.
Sat., 5:15 p.m.
Daily Mass:
M-Tu-Wed, 8:15 a.m. & 6
p.m.
Th, 7 & 8:15 a.m.
Fri., 1:30 p.m. at Woodcrest
Sat. 8:15 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration:
M-Tu-W, 3-4 p.m.
Thurs., 8:45-9:45 a.m. & 3-8
p.m.
2999 E 700 N
Decatur, Ind. 46733
(260) 724-2084
unionchapel260@
embarqmail.com
Pastor: Ed Karges
Sunday:
Sunday School, 9 a.m.
Worship, 10 a.m.
Youth, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday:
Choir, 6 p.m.
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SUDOKU ® by American Profile
SUDOKU ®
Answers for previous day
Friday, May 16, 2014 • Page 9A
Astro-Graph
Embrace opposition
and the challenges it
brings. Assume a
leadership role and
engage in activities
that will help pump up
your metabolism and
get you ready for competition.
High energy and good organizational skills will bring you the
results you want mentally, physically and financially.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) -- Don’t be caught short by an
unexpected bill. Frivolous spending will cause added worry and
stress. Keep your money in a safe
place to reduce temptation.
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) -- You may find that you are on
a different wavelength from your
colleagues. Re-establish your
position by sharing ideas and
being open to suggestions.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) -- You will discover a job
opportunity today. More money
will come your way if you are open
to new horizons and a chance to
expand your skills.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
-- Don’t let your flair for drama go
to waste. Channel your energy in
an artistic direction. The different
facets of your personality will
make you a convincing actor and
an entertaining friend.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22) -- Romance is in the air. New
experiences will open your eyes
to exciting possibilities. Your current relationship may be losing its
spark. Do what’s necessary to
mend differences or move on.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
23) -- A humanitarian cause will
THE LOCKHORNS ®
attract you. Your diplomacy will be
useful with regards to a friend’s
dilemma. Your ability to be objective will help you find amiable
solutions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) -- A social or sporting event
will put you in the limelight. You
are a strong competitor, and you’ll
wear out the opposition with your
determination and stamina.
SAGITTARIUS
(Nov.
23-Dec. 21) -- If you’re not ready
to face up to unpleasantness,
remove yourself from the situation. You can’t hide forever, but
you can buy a little time and allow
the situation to cool down.
CAPRICORN
(Dec.
22-Jan. 19) -- Turn a profit by
making a prudent financial choice.
Keep an eye out for promising
opportunities. Familiarize yourself
with various investment policies.
Enjoy the company of someone
you love.
AQUARIUS
(Jan.
20-Feb. 19) -- If you’re feeling stifled intellectually, do something
about it. Turn your focus to outside activities that will introduce
you to refreshing new ideas and
stimulating people.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -- Don’t choose to leave your
job without having another one
lined up. Difficulties with your
employer will arise if you overstep
boundaries. Do your job quietly
and competently. Learn from past
mistakes.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) -- Use your energy wisely. An
intense romantic encounter will
boost your confidence. Follow a
hunch, and you’ll find success.
Improve your profile and increase
your social circle.
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by Bil Keane
by Bunny Hoest and John Reiner
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... He Read It In The ...
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BIG NATE ® by Lincoln Peirce
BABY BLUES ® by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott
FRANK & ERNEST ® by Bob Thaves
CRANKSHAFT ® by Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers
ARLO & JANIS ® by Jimmy Johnson
THE BORN LOSER ® by Art and Chip Sansom
Blondie ® Dean Young & John Marshall
ZITS ® by Jerry Scott and Jim Burgman
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Decatur Daily Democrat
Friday, May 16, 2014 • Page 11A
Pacers advance to
DDD Sports Scoreboard
East Finals; OKC
fends off Clippers
By JOSEPH WHITE
AP Sports Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) —
The doubts raised about
the Indiana Pacers were
more than justified. The
way they dispatched
the Washington Wizards
shows that perhaps the
Pacers have dismissed
any and all dysfunction.
Roy Hibbert revived
himself in Game 2. Team
defense smothered the
way to a win in Game
3. Paul George went off
for 39 points in Game 4.
And, after an ugly Game
5, David West came up
big in the clincher.
West scored 29 points
Thursday night, the
Pacers blew a 16-point
second-half lead but
pulled away late in a
93-80 win that ousted the
Wizards in six games.
‘‘With all the adversity,
we kept pulling together,’’ West said. ‘‘Guys just
showed unbelievable grit,
unbelievable toughness.’’
So, for all their mysterious slumps and chemistry curiosities, the
Pacers are back where
they were last season —
playing the Miami Heat in
the Eastern Conference
finals. Game 1 against
the two-time defending NBA champions is
Sunday in Indianapolis.
Indiana took Miami
to seven games a year
ago. If the Pacers spread
the wealth the way they
did against the Wizards,
LeBron James and the
Heat could be in for a
tough series.
On Thursday, it was
West’s turn. He went
13 for 26 from the field
— a career playoff-high
in shot attempts. His
pair of jumpers, including a tough fade-away,
started a game-ending
20-6 run after Bradley
Beal’s 3-pointer gave the
Wizards a one-point lead
with 8 1/2 minutes to
play.
‘‘When David West
has that look, when
he’s assertive and he
demands the ball, I know
we’re in good hands,’’
said George, who was
just 4 for 11 and scored
12 points.
Marcin Gortat scored
19 points, and John Wall
had 12 points and nine
assists for the Wizards,
who ended their best
playoff run in decades.
Washington won a play-
Major League Baseball
off series for the first time
since 2005 and a secondround game for the first
time since 1982.
The Wizards were ultimately undone by an
inability to win at home,
going just 1-4 at the
Verizon Center and 5-1
on the road in the playoffs.
The future looks bright,
however, with youngsters
Wall and Beal manning
the backcourt.
They appeared to have
a fix on the home-court
demons when Beal stole
a rebound from Hibbert,
then hit the 3-pointer
that put the Wizards up
74-73.
But
that
was
Washington’s only lead
of the second half. The
Wizards went five minutes without a point,
including a span of three
turnovers in four possessions, and scored only
two field goals the rest of
the way.
The Pacers were 33-7
on Jan. 20 before limping to the finish, barely
holding on to the conference’s No. 1 seed. Things
didn’t look much better
when they were pushed
to seven games in the
first round by eighthseeded Atlanta, or when
they lost Game 1 at home
to the Wizards.
THUNDER
104,
CLIPPERS 98
LOS ANGELES (AP)
— Kevin Durant had 39
points and 16 rebounds,
and
the
Thunder
advanced to the Western
Conference finals.
Russell
Westbrook
overcame a slow start
to finish with 19 points
and 12 assists as the
Thunder reached the
conference finals for the
third time in four years,
closing out Los Angeles
with two straight wins.
Two days after the
Thunder erased a late
13-point deficit to win
Game 5, the Thunder
rallied from an early
16-point deficit and
maintained their lead
throughout the fourth
quarter, shaking off any
memories of their Game
4 collapse.
Chris Paul had 25
points and 11 assists,
and Blake Griffin scored
22 points as the Clippers’
exhausting postseason
ended in disappointment.
TE Hernandez faces new charges
By BOB SALSBERG
Associated Press
BOSTON
(AP)

Former New England
Patriots tight end Aaron
Hernandez, already jailed
in connection with a 2013
shooting death, looks forward to proving his innocence on charges that he
ambushed and gunned
down two men after a
chance encounter inside
a Boston nightclub a year
earlier, his lawyers said.
Hernandez has been
charged with two counts
of first-degree murder and
other offenses in the July
2012 killings of Daniel de
Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
A third man was wounded in that attack.
An
indictment
Thursday places the gun
in Hernandez’s hands
weeks before he signed
a five-year, $40 million
contract with the Patriots
and went on to catch 51
passes and score five
touchdowns during the
2012 NFL season.
Hernandez, 24, has
pleaded not guilty in
the killing last year of
Odin Lloyd, 27, a semipro football player whose
body was found in an
industrial area near
Hernandez’s home in
North
Attleborough.
He was released by the
Patriots last summer after
being arrested in Lloyd’s
death.
His attorneys, Charles
Rankin
and
James
Sultan, said their client
was looking forward to
his day in court on the
latest charges. ‘‘It is one
thing to make allegations
at a press conference, and
another thing to prove
them in a courtroom,’’
they said in a statement.
According to Suffolk
District Attorney Daniel
Conley, the night of the
2012 shootings unfolded
when Hernandez and an
associate went into the
Cure Lounge at about the
same time as the other
men. The prosecutor
would not describe what
he called their ‘‘chance
encounter,’’ but said
there was no evidence
that Hernandez knew the
victims beforehand.
After the men left,
Hernandez followed in
an SUV and pulled up
alongside the men as
their vehicle was stopped
at a red light in Boston’s
South End, Conley said.
‘‘Aaron
Hernandez
fired a .38-caliber revolver multiple times from the
driver’s side of his vehicle
into the passenger’s side
of the victim’s vehicle,’’
killing de Abreu, 29 and
Furtado, 28, Conley said.
National League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct
Atlanta
22 17 .564
Washington
21 19 .525
Miami
21 21 .500
New York
19 21 .475
Philadelphia 17 21 .447
Central Division
W L Pct
Milwaukee
26 15 .634
St. Louis
21 20 .512
Cincinnati
18 21 .462
Pittsburgh
17 23 .425
Chicago
13 26 .333
West Division
W L Pct
San Francisco 27 15 .643
Colorado
23 19 .548
Los Angeles
22 20 .524
San Diego
20 22 .476
Arizona
16 27 .372
GB

1 1/2
2 1/2
3 1/2
4 1/2
GB

5
7
8 1/2
12
GB

4
5
7
11 1/2
———
Wednesday’s Games
L
.A. Angels 3, Philadelphia 0
K
ansas City 3, Colorado 2
W
ashington 5, Arizona 1
S
an Francisco 10, Atlanta 4
N
.Y. Yankees 4, N.Y. Mets 0
S
an Diego at Cincinnati, ppd., rain
P
ittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 1
C
hicago Cubs at St. Louis, ppd., rain
M
iami 13, L.A. Dodgers 3
Thursday’s Games
C
incinnati 5, San Diego 0, 1st game
M
ilwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 3
S
t. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 3
S
an Diego 6, Cincinnati 1, 2nd game
N
.Y. Yankees 1, N.Y. Mets 0
S
an Francisco 6, Miami 4
Friday’s Games
M
ilwaukee (Lohse 4-1) at Chicago
Cubs (Samardzija 0-3), 2:20 p.m.
C
incinnati (Simon 4-2) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-3), 7:05 p.m.
N
.Y. Mets (Niese 2-2) at Washington
(Roark 2-1), 7:05 p.m.
P
ittsburgh (Volquez 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 0-0), 7:05 p.m.
A
tlanta (E.Santana 4-0) at St. Louis
(Lynn 4-2), 8:15 p.m.
S
an Diego (Stults 2-3) at Colorado
(J.De La Rosa 4-3), 8:40 p.m.
L
.A. Dodgers (Greinke 6-1) at Arizona (Miley 3-3), 9:40 p.m.
M
iami (H.Alvarez 2-3) at San Francisco (Petit 2-1), 10:15 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
A
tlanta (Harang 4-3) at St. Louis
(S.Miller 5-2), 2:15 p.m.
M
ilwaukee (Garza 2-3) at Chicago
Cubs (E.Jackson 2-3), 2:20 p.m.
N
.Y. Mets (Colon 2-5) at Washington
(G.Gonzalez 3-3), 4:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Morton 0-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-3), 4:05 p.m.
C
incinnati (Bailey 3-2) at Philadelphia
(Hamels 0-2), 7:05 p.m.
L
.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0) at Arizona (C.Anderson 1-0), 8:10 p.m.
S
an Diego (Erlin 2-4) at Colorado
(Lyles 5-0), 8:10 p.m.
M
iami (Koehler 3-3) at San Francisco
(Lincecum 3-2), 9:05 p.m.
American League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct
Baltimore
21 18 .538
New York
21 19 .525
Toronto
21 21 .500
Boston
20 20 .500
Tampa Bay
18 24 .429
Central Division
W L Pct
Detroit
24 12 .667
Kansas City
20 20 .500
Minnesota
19 20 .487
Chicago
20 22 .476
Cleveland
19 22 .463
West Division
W L Pct
Oakland
25 16 .610
Los Angeles
22 18 .550
Seattle
20 20 .500
Texas
20 21 .488
Houston
14 27 .341
GB

1/2
1 1/2
1 1/2
4 1/2
GB

6
6 1/2
7
7 1/2
GB

2 1/2
4 1/2
5
11
———
Wednesday’s Games
D
etroit 7, Baltimore 5
L
.A. Angels 3, Philadelphia 0
K
ansas City 3, Colorado 2
C
hicago White Sox 4, Oakland 2
T
ampa Bay 2, Seattle 0
C
leveland 15, Toronto 4
N
.Y. Yankees 4, N.Y. Mets 0
B
oston 9, Minnesota 4
ouston 5, Texas 4
H
Thursday’s Games
M
innesota 4, Boston 3, 10 innings
T
oronto 4, Cleveland 2
N
.Y. Yankees 1, N.Y. Mets 0
B
altimore 2, Kansas City 1
L
.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 5
Friday’s Games
O
akland (Gray 4-1) at Cleveland
(McAllister 3-3), 7:05 p.m.
P
ittsburgh (Volquez 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 0-0), 7:05 p.m.
D
etroit (Scherzer 5-1) at Boston
(Lester 4-4), 7:10 p.m.
T
oronto (Hutchison 1-3) at Texas
(Darvish 3-1), 8:05 p.m.
B
altimore (Tillman 3-2) at Kansas
City (Guthrie 2-2), 8:10 p.m.
C
hicago White Sox (Quintana 1-3) at
Houston (McHugh 2-1), 8:10 p.m.
S
eattle (C.Young 3-0) at Minnesota
(Gibson 3-3), 8:10 p.m.
T
ampa Bay (Archer 2-2) at L.A.
Angels (Weaver 4-2), 10:05 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Pittsburgh (Morton 0-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-3), 4:05 p.m.
C
hicago White Sox (Noesi 0-3) at
Houston (Cosart 2-3), 4:10 p.m.
O
akland (Kazmir 5-1) at Cleveland
(Tomlin 2-0), 7:05 p.m.
B
altimore (B.Norris 2-3) at Kansas
City (Duffy 1-3), 7:10 p.m.
D
etroit (Ray 1-0) at Boston (Lackey
5-2), 7:10 p.m.
S
eattle (Elias 3-2) at Minnesota
(Deduno 0-2), 7:10 p.m.
T
oronto (Buehrle 7-1) at Texas (Lewis
3-2), 8:05 p.m.
T
ampa Bay (C.Ramos 1-2) at L.A.
Angels (C.Wilson 4-3), 9:05 p.m.
Midwest League
By The Associated Press
Eastern Division
W L Pct. GB
Dayton (Reds)
23 15 .605 —
West Michigan(Tigers) 4 16 .600 —
2
South Bend(D’backs) 22 17 .564 1.5
Lansing (BlueJays) 19 20 .487 4.5
Great Lakes(Dodgers) 9 21 .475 5
1
Bowling Green(Rays) 17 22 .436 6.5
Fort Wayne(Padres) 17 22 .436 6.5
Lake County(Indians) 11 29 .275 13
Western Division
W L Pct. GB
Kane County(Cubs) 26 14 .650 —
Peoria (Cardinals) 23 16 .590 2.5
Clinton (Mariners) 21 16 .568 3.5
Quad Cities(Astros) 19 20 .487 6.5
Wisconsin (Brewers) 19 20 .487 6.5
Cedar Rapids(Twins) 19 21 .475 7
Burlington (Angels) 17 21 .447 8
Beloit (Athletics)
16 22 .421 9
———
Thursday’s Games
W
est Michigan 5, Lake County 2
S
outh Bend 5, Fort Wayne 4
G
reat Lakes 6, Bowling Green 2
D
ayton 5, Lansing 4, 10 innings
B
urlington 6, Cedar Rapids 2
Q
uad Cities 7, Kane County 0
Wisconsin 4, Peoria 3
B
eloit at Clinton, ppd., rain
Friday’s Games
W
isconsin at Peoria, 12 p.m.
B
eloit at Clinton, 6:30 p.m., 1st game
L
ake County at West Michigan, 6:35
p.m.
B
owling Green at Great Lakes, 7:05
p.m.
D
ayton at Lansing, 7:05 p.m.
C
edar Rapids at Burlington, 7:30
p.m.
Q
uad Cities at Kane County, 7:30
p.m.
F
ort Wayne at South Bend, 7:35 p.m.
B
eloit at Clinton, 9 p.m., 2nd game
Saturday’s Games
L
ake County at West Michigan, 7
p.m.
D
ayton at Lansing, 7:05 p.m.
B
owling Green at Great Lakes, 7:05
p.m.
Fort Wayne at South Bend, 7:05 p.m.
W
isconsin at Peoria, 7:30 p.m.
Q
uad Cities at Kane County, 7:30
p.m.
C
edar Rapids at Burlington, 7:30
p.m.
B
eloit at Clinton, 7:30 p.m.
Major League Soccer
By The Associated Press
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Sporting KCity 5 3 2 17 15 8
New England 5 3 2 17 14 10
D.C.
4 3 2 14 13 11
Houston
4 5 2 14 15 19
New York
3 3 5 14 18 17
Columbus
3 4 3 12 10 11
Philadelphia 2 5 5 11 12 15
Toronto FC
3 4 0 9 7 9
Chicago
1 2 6 9 17 18
Montreal
1 5 3 6 7 17
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Seattle
7 3 1 22 22 19
Real SaltLake 5 0 5 20 21 12
FC Dallas
5 5 1 16 20 19
Vancouver
4 2 4 16 16 12
4 3 3 15 11 12
Colorado
San Jose
2 3 4 10 10 11
Los Angeles
2 2 3 9 8 6
Chivas USA
2 5 3 9 12 19
Portland
1 3 6 9 13 16
N
OTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
———
Wednesday’s Games
P
hiladelphia 2, Sporting Kansas City
1
Saturday’s Games
N
ew York at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m.
M
ontreal at D.C. United, 7 p.m.
N
ew England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
C
hivas USA at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
L
os Angeles at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
C
olorado at Real Salt Lake, 9:30
p.m.
S
an Jose at Seattle FC, 10 p.m.
C
olumbus at Portland, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
S
porting Kansas City at Chicago, 3
p.m.
Wednesday, May 21
H
ouston at D.C. United, 7 p.m.
F
C Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, May 23
T
oronto FC at Sporting Kansas City,
8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 24
P
ortland at New York, 7 p.m.
S
eattle FC at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
C
hicago at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
D
.C. United at New England, 7:30
p.m.
M
ontreal at Colorado, 9 p.m.
F
C Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 9:30
p.m.
Sunday, May 25
P
hiladelphia at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
H
ouston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Sports Transactions
By The Associated Press
BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES —
Optioned RHPs Preston Guilmet and
Kevin Gausman to Norfolk (IL).
Recalled RHP Evan Meek from Norfolk.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Sent
LHP Chris Sale and OF Adam Eaton
to Charlotte (IL) for rehab assignments.
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Placed
OF Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day DL.
Recalled INF Jesus Aguilar from
Columbus (IL).
HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed
RHP Anthony Bass on the 15-day
DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled
RHP Josh Fields from Oklahoma City
(PCL).
MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned
OF Oswaldo Arcia to Rochester (IL).
NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated RHP Bruce Billings from the
15-day DL and designated him for
assignment. Placed OF Carlos Beltran on the 15-day DL, retroactive to
Tuesday. Selected the contract of
RHP Chase Whitley from Scranton/
Wilkes-Barre (IL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired
OF/1B Klye Banks from San Diego
for OF Jake Goebbert and a player to
be named and/or cash considerations. Designated 1B Daric Barton
for assignment.
TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed 2B
Ben Zobrist on the 15-day DL.
Selected the contract of INF Cole
Figueroa from Durham (IL).
TEXAS RANGERS — Sent LHP
Joe Saunders and 2B Donnie Murphy to Round Rock (PCL) for rehab
assignments.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed
OF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day DL,
retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled OF
Anthony Gose from Buffalo (IL).
National League
CHICAGO CUBS — Placed LHP
Zac Rosscup on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Reinstated RHP
Jose Veras from the 15-day DL.
CINCINNATI REDS — Optioned
RHP Nick Christiani to Louisville (IL).
Selected the contract of LHP Jeff
Francis from Louisville. Transferred
RHP Mat Latos to the 60-day DL.
MIAMI MARLINS — Selected the
contract of RHP Anthony DeSclafani
from Jacksonville (SL).
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent
LHP Tom Gorzelanny to Brevard
County (FSL) for a rehab assignment.
NEW YORK METS — Transferred
RHP Bobby Parnell to the 60-day DL.
Assigned RHP Kyle Farnsworth outright to Las Vegas (PCL). Placed C
Travis d’Arnaud on the 7-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled
LHP Josh Edgin and C Juan Centeno
from Las Vegas.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Sent
RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to
Clearwater (FSL) for a rehab assignment.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES —
Optioned OF Jaff Decker to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated LHP Wandy
Rodriguez from the 15-day DL.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Reinstated RHP Dale Thayer from paternity
leave.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS —
Sent RHP Ross Ohlendorf to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
NBA — Fined L.A. Clippers coach
Doc Rivers $25,000 for public criticism of officiating. Announced the
sale of the Milwaukee Bucks to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry has been
approved.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to
terms with DT Will Sutton on a fouryear contract.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed
to terms with WR Miles Austin.
Signed WR Earl Bennett and DL Elhadji Ndiaye.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DE
Ben Gardner, LB Will Smith and CB
Terrance Mitchell.
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed
C Corey Linsley and WR Jared
Abbrederis.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed
OT Ulrick John and LB Andrew Jackson. Released OT Erik Pike and CB
Darius Polk.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS —
Signed RB Carlos Hyde and CB
Dontae Johnson to four-year contracts.
TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to
terms with DL DaQuan Jones and
DB Marqueston Huff.
Reds split with Padres; Yanks blank Mets
CINCINNATI (AP) —
Rene Rivera hit the first of
San Diego’s three homers
and Tyson Ross allowed
three hits in seven innings
Thursday night, leading
the Padres to a 6-1 victory and a split of their
doubleheader with the
Cincinnati Reds.
Johnny Cueto pitched
a three-hitter for his second shutout in the opener
of the day-night doubleheader, a 5-0 victory.
Ross (5-3) walked five
batters — including three
in the first inning — and
struck out eight, including
Joey Votto three times.
Rivera hit a two-run
homer off left-hander
Jeff Francis (0-1), who
was called up to make
his Reds debut. Francis
gave up three runs in five
innings.
Everth Cabrera and
Yonder Alonso hit solo
shots off the bullpen,
their first homers of the
season. The three homers
were San Diego’s season
high.
In the opener, Cueto
extended his seasonopening streak of domination against a team that
has been shut out more
than any other in the
majors — seven times.
Cueto is the first Reds
pitcher to go at least seven
innings in each of his first
nine starts since Bucky
Walters in 1944.
Brandon Phillips homered off Ian Kennedy (2-5)
and Zack Cozart singled
home two runs, part of
a three-hit game for the
shortstop.
YANKEES 1, METS 0
NEW YORK (AP) —
Alfonso Soriano’s RBI
double in the seventh
broke up a scoreless duel
at Citi Field between pitchers making their major
league debuts. Rookie
reliever Dellin Betances
struck out six in a row as
the Yankees earned a split
of this year’s interleague
series between crosstown
rivals with their second
straight shutout.
David Robertson got
David Wright to ground
out to Jeter’s replacement
at shortstop, Brendan
Ryan, with runners at the
corners to end the eighth.
CARDINALS 5, CUBS 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) —
Michael Wacha pitched
seven innings and drove
in two runs for St. Louis.
Wacha (3-3) had lost
his last three decisions
since an April 13 win over
the Cubs. The 22-yearold right-hander allowed
seven hits, including a
homer, but did not walk a
batter. He struck out five.
Trevor
Rosenthal
pitched 1 2-3 innings for
his 11th save. Rosenthal,
who blew a save Tuesday,
inherited a one-out, bases-loaded situation and
gave up a sacrifice fly,
but closed out the inning
and retired the side in the
ninth.
The Cubs have lost
nine of their last 11 and
are off to the worst start
in 39 games (13-26) since
2002.
Chicago starter Jason
Hammel (4-2) gave up five
runs on five hits and two
walks in 5 1-3 innings,
raising his ERA to 3.06.
Hammel had six strikeouts.
BLUE
JAYS
4,
INDIANS 2
TORONTO (AP) —
Edwin Encarnacion hit
two home runs, Juan
Francisco also connected
and Toronto gave manager John Gibbons his
400th career win.
Encarnacion hit a solo
homer in the second off
Danny Salazar and added
a two-run blast in the
fifth off C.C. Lee. It was
his second multihomer
game of the season and
the 13th of his career.
Encarnacion finished 3
for 4, adding a double in
the third.
Two
batters
after
Encarnacion’s homer in
the second, Francisco also
went deep off Salazar (1-4)
, who lost for the fourth
time in seven starts.
David Murphy homered
for the Indians, whose
streak of series victories
was snapped at three.
Blue Jays left-hander
J.A. Happ allowed one
run and six hits in a
season-high six innings.
Happ (2-1) walked two
and struck out four.
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Knous among several Adams
Co. products at Huntington
By BOB SHRALUKA
Bellmont High School
graduate Katie Knous
wound up a four-year
career at Huntington
University
by
leading the Foresters to a
record-breaking season
in 2014.
Meanwhile, an Adams
Central product, Bess
Fiechter, launched her
career at Huntington
with
an
outstanding freshman season.
Former Parkway standout Lindsay Shellabarger
and Southern Wells grad
Cristin Carter also played
key roles.
The  Foresters finished
the past season with a
31-23 record, a school
record for victories, and,
for the first time, earned
a berth in the NAIA
National Championship
Tournament.
Knous, a shortstop,
hit .318, with 55 hits
in 173 trips, 29 runs
scored, six doubles, two
triples, three home runs
and 43 RBI. Starting all
53 games, Knous finished with a .428 slugging percentage and .359
on-base percentage.
A four-year varsity
performer at Bellmont,
Knous twice won allconference honors at
Huntington, received a
conference Gold Glove at
shortstop as a senior, was
an NAIA Scholar Athlete
in 2013 and 2014, and
this past season received
an NAIA Champion of
Champions award.
During her four seasons,
the
Foresters
posted records of 27-7,
29-18, 23-18 and 31-23.
FIECHTER SHINES
Fiechter, a standout
on Adams Central’s state
finalist teams in 2012
and 2013, started 52 of
Huntington’s 53 games
this past season and
wound up hitting .354
with a slugging percentage of .500 and an onbase percentage of .371.
The senior outfielder
had 58 hits in 164 atbats, scoring 37 runs
and driving in 32. She
finished with nine doubles, three triples and
three home runs.
    Shellabarger, a senior
outfielder, led the team
with 10 home runs (seven
more than any other
player) and hit .336 in 48
games. She had 50 hits
in 149 trips, scored 33
runs, with 20 doubles,
one triple and 40 RBI.
Shellabarger’s slugging
percentage was a hefty
.597 and her on-base
percentage was .424.
Carter, a junior who
played
several
posi-
tions in 50 games, finished with a .305 average, 43 hits in 141 trips.
Carter also produced six
doubles, one triple and
drove in 21 runs with a
.362 slugging percentage
and .364 on-base record.
COMBS A FORESTER      
Another
Adams
Central product, Dalton
Combs, hit .248 as
a freshman for the
Foresters baseball team
this season as the team
compiled a record of
29-24.
An outfielder who
started 40 of the team’s
games, Combs had 33
hits in 133 trips, scoring 22 runs and driving in 21. He compiled
10 doubles (second on
the team), one triple, two
homers, finished with a
slugging percentage of
.383 and an on-base percentage of .306.
The lefthander also
pitched 4.1 innings in
three games with an
ERA of 8.31.
FIECHTER
KNOUS
COMBS
SHELLABARGER
Hakes named All-WHAC
Five Indiana Tech baseball players, including Bellmont product
Brian Hakes, earned WolverineHoosier Athletic Conference
(WHAC) honors during the justconcluded baseball season.
Tech’s senior centerfielder/
pitcher Justin Kalusa, who batted
over .400, was named Player of
the Year and was the only Warrior
on the first team, which consisted
HAKES
of 11 position players and five
pitchers.
No second team is named, but honorable mention
was accorded 17 others. Hakes a sophomore catcher,
senior outfielder Brian Brudi and junior third baseman Romer Portes of Tech were among 11 position
players so honored. Tech’s Clay Wallace, a junior,
was one of six pitchers chosen.
Hakes hit .309 during the regular season and
wound up at .302 after the WHAC tournament.
Starting 48 games, including most doubleheaders,
he had 51 hits, including six doubles, a triple and
two home runs, and drove in 28 runs. Hakes’ 16
strikeouts in 169 at-bats was second low on the team
among regulars.
The Warriors finished the season with a 34-23-1
record. Nine universities comprise the WHAC.
Bellmont downs DeKalb, 3-2
The Squaws held serve against NHC foe DeKalb at
home on Thursday night despite wet, slippery conditions on the courts taking a 3-2 decision.
Kylie Beery set the tone on senior night with a
6-3, 7-5 victory over the Barons' Kelsey Helmkamp
at number one singles and freshman Brielle Adams
followed suit with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Micalah
Mitchener at three singles.
"Kylie played a great mental game tonight and was
able to hold on to her lead for the win," noted BHS
coach Quinci Huffine.
Celsei Westrick was a winner over Jenna Fenwick
CARTER
BMS ATHLETES OF MAY— On Thursday, May 15, student-athletes were
nominated by their coaches and recognized by the Decatur Rotary Club with
a luncheon at the Back 40 Junction. They are seen here on the trolly (L-R):
Lucas Juengel (track & field), August Tharp (soccer), Lance Williamson (soccer), Tierra Bowling (track & field), as well as April recipients who missed the
last luncheon Amber Dahlstrom (soccer), and Audrey Blackmore (track & field).
(Photo provided)
Sterling refuses to pay NBA fine
By CURT ANDERSON
AP Legal Affairs Writer
A cadre of attorneys
and a flurry of lawsuits
could certainly slow
down the NBA’s plan to
force Donald Sterling
to sell the Los Angeles
Clippers over his recent
racist comments, but
legal experts say the
league would likely prevail in the end.
And that goes for
Sterling’s wife, Shelly,
who has said she’d like
to keep her stake in the
team even if her hus-
Sports Highlights
By Dylan Malone
at two singles 6-1, 6-2 for DeKalb.
Miranda Voglewede and Macy Phegley took care of
business for the Squaws' third point at one doubles
defeating Shelby Tucker and Celina Timmerman
6-2, 6-3. At two doubles, Mindy Loshe and Mikayla
Voglewede suffered a three-set loss against Reena
Ramos and Hanna Reed 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 but by the
match's completion, the Squaws had already secured
three points for the victory.
Bellmont defeated DeKalb's reserves 6-3 using
four singles wins.
Emma Sonnenberg (6-2) started off with a win at
one singles, while Christina Ysidron (6-2), Courtney
Schultz (6-1) and Bryanna Sheets (6-0) followed
form.
In doubles, freshman duo Lizah Okoniewski and
Morgan Ellsworth continued their solid season at two
doubles with a 6-0 win and Megan McBarnes and
Maranda Cowans picked up a 6-3 win at three.
The Squaws are 5-9 overall (2-4 in the NHC) and
will compete in the Concordia Invitational tomorrow
morning.
AC scalps Blackhawk, 4-1
NEW HAVEN— Adams Central pulled out a 4-1
victory over Blackhawk Christian at Kreager Park on
Thursday night improving their stellar record to 11-3
on the season.
The Lady Jets' senior duo of Katie Carroll and
Abby Snyder took care of business at one doubles
downing Alli Mooibroek and Hannah Bontrager 6-2,
6-1, while Jenni Baumer and Anna Burkhart bested
Emily Koehlinger and Deb Jehl 6-2, 6-0.
Central's third point of the day sealing the win
came at three singles when Olivia Mishler bested
Sidney Jentgen 6-1, 6-4.
At singles one and two, both matches went to
band is ousted.
The NBA’s constitution,
which Donald Sterling
signed as controlling
owner of the Clippers,
gives its board of governors broad latitude in
league decisions including who owns the teams.
NBA
Commissioner
Adam Silver is pushing
for a swift vote against
Sterling, which requires
a minimum of threefourths of the other 29
controlling owners to
agree.
Silver also has imposed
a lifetime ban on Sterling
and a $2.5 million fine.
The ban does not apply
to Shelly Sterling.
SI.com and ESPN.
com, citing unidentified sources, reported
Thursday that Sterling’s
lawyer, antitrust litigator
Maxwell Blecher, wrote a
letter to Rick Buchanan,
the NBA’s executive vice
president and general
counsel, threatening to
sue the league and saying Sterling will not pay
the $2.5 million fine.
a third set with Central freshman Jenna Lehman
earning a win at two over Jacki Curtis 6-4, 6-7 (4-7),
6-2, while the Braves' only point came at one singles
as Emma Bailey defeated AC's Whitney Peterson in
three sets 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
The loss put Peterson at 12-5 on the season, while
Lehman finishes her regular season at 11-6 and Mishler
at 12-5. On the doubles' side, Snyder/Carroll finished a
tidy 16-1 with Baumer/Burkhart a 12-3 mark.
The Lady Jets blanked the Blackhawk JV 7-0 led
by five singles victories and a pair of doubles wins.
Riley McCullough (8-6) was a winner at one
singles, while Dharma Steffen (8-0), Maggie Myrice
(8-0), Randi Bebout (8-0), and Grace Faurote (8-6)
each picked up victories as well. In doubles, Meghan
Manley and Lexi Harkless picked up an 8-1 victory
at one, while at two, Jenny Schultz and Haley Gross
won 8-0.
Patriots stave off Stars golf
GENEVA— South Adams could not hold their
home course against visiting Jay County on Thursday
as the Patriots earned a 177-191 victory over their
future ACAC foes.
On the soggy Golf Course of the Limberlost, Evan
Mathias of Jay County earned medalist honors with
a 38 on the day, while Austin Wendel shot a 44, Jay
Houck a 45, Zach Fullenkamp a 50, and Graham
Haines a 54.
For the Starfires, Cal Clouser's 39 was tops with
Derek Fox shooting a 45, Jake Rife a 51, Brad Green
a 56, and Nick Wurster a 68.
Bellmont track car wash info
Members of the Bellmont girls track program will
be staging a freewill donation car wash this Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help raise money for the
BHS program.
Coach Carl Risch noted the car wash will be held
on the Bixler's Insurance parking lot in the Village
Green Plaza on S. 13th Street and that members
of this year's team will be on hand to wash and dry
vehicles.
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