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June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013

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In 1873, suffragist
Susan B. Anthony was
found guilty by a judge
in Canandaigua, N.Y.,
of breaking the law by
casting a vote in the
1872 presidential elec-
Pam Krausse of the
Geneva Chamber of
Commerce announced
at the recent town
council meeting that
Saturday, June 29, is
the date for a car show
to be held in Geneva
from 3-8 p.m.
Krause was given
council permission to
close Line Street rom
Railroad Street to the
alley by the bank from
about 1 p.m. on for the
car show.
Krausse also noted
that there will be fire-
works that night. The
council donated $200
for the fireworks.
Hoagland Days, spon-
sored by the Hoagland
Area Advancement
Association,will begin its
annual three-day run on
The food court will
open at 5 and the
amusement rides at 5
and 6, respectively, on
Thursday and Friday,
then both will open at
noon on Saturday.
The festival parade
will begin at 11 a.m.
The Hoagland Days
queen will be crowned in
ceremonies starting at
8:30 Saturday night.
A complete schedule
is on page 2A.
Local Chamber of
Commerce officials are
asking people who use
the city’s First St. park-
ing lot daily to park
toward the back half of
the lot on Thursdays
in order to allow more
room that day for the
farmers’ market.
The popular mar-
ket, which moved this
year from its previous
location of two years
at Riverside Center, is
using the front half of
the lot each Thursday
from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
On this date
Geneva car
show coming
up June 29
Hoagland Days
scheduled to
open Thursday
City farmers
market asks
parking help
The Decatur Daily
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Page 2A
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An independent newspaper serving Adams County, Indiana since 1857 June 18, 2013 TUESDAY
Relay for Life starts Saturday
West Nile Virus found here
Adams County Sanitarian
and ‘Environmental Director
Terry Smith said Monday that
his department has been noti-
fied by Bryan Price, Senior
Medical Entomologist from the
Indiana State Department of
Health, that the first posi-
tive pool in Indiana of Culex
mosquitoes infected with West
Nile Virus was confirmed in a
sample that was discovered in
The sample, Smith was
informed, was submitted by
Joe Avalos, vector control
technician, from the Decatur
Street Department. According
to Price, it is
highly unusual
that a positive
pool would be
found this far
north and at
this early in the
The location
of the sample was the com-
post pile, north of Riverside
Avalos has been treating
known areas of mosquito
breeding for
several weeks
and may step
up efforts in
the near future.
Smith said.
This is not
unique to
Decatur or
Adams County,
and mosquito control officials
in other communities will also
be notified, particularly Berne
vector control technician, Jay
“Mr. Sprunger is also aggres-
sive in his integrated control
program and regularly sub-
mits samples like Mr. Avalos
has done,” Smith said.
Culex, a confirmed vector
of West Nile Virus (WNV) and
St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE),
breeds prolifically in stagnant
and polluted water, accord-
ing to information provided by
Smith. It will not fly far from
(Continued on page 3A)
Is first positive pool in Indiana;
unusual this far north this early
RISQ, Life Matters live on at AC
With the Safe Schools, Healthy
Students (SSHS) grant ending,
and the anonymous donor who
was going to fund Adams County
Schools programs – such as school
resource officers, Life Matters
counseling, and the Reduce mis-
behavior, Improve attitudes, each
Skills, build Quality students
(RISQ) program – recanting the
offer in the 11th hour, the future
of these programs was uncertain
at best.
They are no longer uncertain at
Adams Central.
Community Corrections
Executive Director Ian Gilbert,
along with RISQ teacher Matt
Lose, met with the Adams Central
Board of education last week to
ask AC to continue funding the
RISQ program, providing students
experiencing trouble in the regu-
lar school setting with an alterna-
tive to being kicked out of school
When a student at an Adams
County school behaves in a way
that would normally get the stu-
dent suspended from school,
they now have the opportunity to
attend RISQ, which teaches them
structure, discipline, and com-
munity pride, all while helping the
students keep up with classwork.
When a child is recommended
for RISQ by a teacher or admin-
istrator, that child – along with
his or her parents – must appear
before a judge the following morn-
ing to determine if RISQ is an
acceptable solution to the situa-
tion. If the judge determines the
child may benefit by RISQ, the
child enters the program for an
average of three to five days.
During this time, Lose, who has
a master’s degree in education,
works with students to maintain
their schoolwork, participate in
community service for about two
and a half hours a day, and hour
long counseling type sessions each
Gilbert said the operating bud-
get for the program is $42,900 to
cover staff salary. Adams County
Corrections pays $10,700 of that
cost, leaving the rest to be divided
between the three county schools
participating in the program based
on the student enrollment as of
Gilbert said Adams Central’s
cost would be an estimated
$8,900 per year, which is lower
than either North or South Adams
Schools average cost.
The board voted, 4-0, to fund
the RISQ program, with mem-
bers Dave Fox, Brian Tonner, and
Cynthia Snyder absent.
Immediately following the pre-
sentation by Gilbert and Lose was
Greg Isch of Life Matters, who
provides counseling for troubled
students at AC.
Isch has been in the school sys-
tem for about five years, counsel-
(Continued on page 3A)
READY TO ROLL ... Isaiah Peterson, 3, of Decatur,
grins as he pretends to drive a mower at Saturday’s
Touch-a-Tractor event at Riverside Center. (Photo
by Rebekah R. Blomenberg)
You could be wrapping up
a nice walk instead of a wound.
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CLUB BOOST ... The Boys and Girls Club of Adams
County recently received a $5,000 donation from
First Bank of Berne. Jenilee Bransteter (right),
Assistant VP Commercial/Ag Loan Officer at the
bank, presents the check to Christen Sprunger,
executive director of the club. The funds donated by
the bank will go toward programming for both the
Decatur and South Adams clubs this year, officials
said. (Photo provided)
Forklift tank blows
inside Silberline;
no one is injured
The Decatur Fire
Department was dis-
patched at 12:05 p.m.
Monday to Silberline,
2010 Guy Brown Dr.,
after a forklift inside the
building caught fire.
The fire caused the
LP tank on the back of
the forklift to explode,
reaching the ceiling and
blowing out an overhead
bay door, according to
a spokesperson for the
department. There were
no injuries and damage
was listed as severe.
The cause of the fire is
still under investigation.
Crews returned to the
station at 2:06 p.m.
At 9:17 p.m. firefight-
ers were dispatched
to the scene of a two
vehicle-collision at the
intersection of CR 200E
and US 224. One of the
vehicles involved in the
collision was smoking,
and fluids were leaking
onto the ground, accord-
ing to the spokesper-
son. Firefighters washed
down the spilled fluids
and returned to the sta-
tion at 9:49 p.m.
County wants new park-rec pact
County Attorney Mark Burry
advised the county commission-
ers at their weekly meeting on
Monday to re-examine their agree-
ment with the parks and recre-
ation department.
Burry noted that the depart-
ment seems to be in flux with
the potential replacement of
Superintendent Steve Krull, who
is retiring at the end of the year.
From May 2009-January 2013,
the county paid the city of Decatur
one third of the superintendent’s
Burry recommended that the
commissioners send a letter of
notice to terminate the current
agreement until the department is
settled, and then draw up a new
The commissioners agreed.
Additionally, the commis-
sioners discussed hiring some-
one to replace Plan Commission
Director Neil Ogg, who will retire
in September. They decided to
advertise the position, with appli-
cations due by July 15.
They will announce the suc-
cessful candidate on August 1,
and the new director will train
with Ogg for a month, then take
over the position on September 1.
Also at the meeting:
under statute, those appointed to
the Regional Sewer District are to
be appointed for three-year terms,
but she has found that some
members have been replaced more
frequently than that. The commis-
sioners agreed to restore each
member to a three-year term.
it has 15 men and eight women in
• Maintenance Director Dave
Meyer reported that Phil Wright
of Tower Clock Company in
Cincinnati, Ohio, is scheduled to
begin work on the courthouse
clock either this week or next
• Meyer also reported that the
maintenance department repaired
a window in the Service Complex
that had been leaking, and last
week’s storm proved that the work
was effective.
Larry Weaver reported that all 16
of the devices tested during the
month of May functioned cor-
Mitchel presented two cable-bury-
ing requests. Craigville Telephone
requested to bury 600 feet of
cable along 400 N, west of 400
W. Century Link asked to bury
2,000 feet of cable along 500 N,
west of 500 W. The commissioners
approved both requests.
Mitchel also reported that this
year’s chip and sealing work is
going well.
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who teams up with you
to handle a bold, imag-
inative endeavor will
be considered lucky.
You’ll provide the needed know-
how for success.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) -- The welfare of others is
likely to be your prime concern.
However, even though this is a
noble effort, you’ll derive some
fringe benefits from your selfless-
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
-- You’re presently in a cycle where
you could realize more than a few
hopes and desires. However, noth-
ing will be simply handed to you,
you’ll have to work hard for your
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22) -- Who you know and what you
know will prove of immeasurable
help in a complicated undertaking.
You’ll need to utilize both to achieve
maximum results.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
23) -- You have a knack for improv-
ing upon the ideas of others. You
should have ample raw material to
draw from at present, and you’ll be
able make some impressive
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) -- Joint ventures look to be
especially promising. You’ll be in a
position to successfully help fur-
ther something initiated by anoth-
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the process.
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to be refreshingly honest. Because
you’ll compliment only those who
deserve praise, what you say will
have impact.
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good achievement cycle, so don’t
waste your valuable time on insig-
nificant objectives. Go after only
the biggest game.
20-Feb. 19) -- That wheel of for-
tune seems to be spinning in your
direction. What it can do for you
first needs to be recognized and
then taken advantage of, so be
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -- Some fortunate develop-
ments might occur that won’t be
orchestrated by you, yet will pro-
duce advantages as if you had
personally designed them.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) -- If you have something that
needs to be worked out, avoid
discussing it with the multitude,
which would only prove confusing.
Select a confidant who keeps his
or her head on straight.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) -- Instead of asking someone
to take care of an issue that could
affect your security, do it yourself.
You’ll handle things better on your
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ZITS ® by Jerry Scott and Jim Burgman
THE BORN LOSER ® by Art and Chip Sansom
Blondie ® Dean Young & John Marshall
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DDD SportS ScoreboarD
National League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 42 28 .600 —
Washington 34 35 .493 7 1/2
Philadelphia 34 37 .479 8 1/2
New York 25 40 .385 14 1/2
Miami 22 47 .319 19 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 45 25 .643 —
Cincinnati 43 28 .606 2 1/2
Pittsburgh 41 29 .586 4
Chicago 28 40 .412 16
Milwaukee 28 40 .412 16
West Division
W L Pct GB
Arizona 37 33 .529 —
Colorado 37 34 .521 1/2
San Diego 36 34 .514 1
San Francisco 35 34 .507 1 1/2
Los Angeles 29 39 .426 7
Sunday’s Games
Cleveland 2, Washington 0
N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3
Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 1
Miami 7, St. Louis 2
Pittsburgh 6, L.A. Dodgers 3
San Diego 4, Arizona 1
Colorado 5, Philadelphia 2
Atlanta 3, San Francisco 0
Monday’s Games
St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 2
Philadelphia 5, Washington 4
Toronto 2, Colorado 0
Atlanta 2, N.Y. Mets 1
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 1
Miami 3, Arizona 2
San Diego 5, San Francisco 3, 13
Tuesday’s Games
N.Y. Mets (Harvey 5-1) at Atlanta
(A.Wood 0-0), 1:10 p.m., 1st game
L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 6-2) at N.Y. Yan-
kees (P.Hughes 3-5), 7:05 p.m.
Washington (Detwiler 2-4) at Phila-
delphia (Lee 8-2), 7:05 p.m.
Colorado (Francis 2-4) at Toronto
(Rogers 2-2), 7:07 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 0-0) at Atlanta
(Maholm 7-5), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game
Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1) at Cincinnati
(Latos 6-0), 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Figaro 1-0) at Houston
(Lyles 3-1), 8:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 3-7) at St.
Louis (Wainwright 10-3), 8:15 p.m.
Miami (Eovaldi 0-0) at Arizona (Del-
gado 0-0), 9:40 p.m.
San Diego (Cashner 5-3) at San
Francisco (M.Cain 5-3), 10:15 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Miami (Fernandez 4-3) at Arizona
(Cahill 3-8), 3:40 p.m.
San Diego (Stults 6-5) at San Fran-
cisco (Bumgarner 6-4), 3:45 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Fife 1-2) at N.Y. Yan-
kees (Kuroda 6-5), 7:05 p.m.
Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-3) at Phil-
adelphia (K.Kendrick 6-4), 7:05 p.m.
Colorado (Nicasio 4-2) at Toronto
(Buehrle 3-4), 7:07 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-8) at Atlanta
(Medlen 3-7), 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Locke 6-1) at Cincinnati
(Arroyo 6-5), 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Lohse 2-6) at Houston
(Bedard 2-3), 8:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 3-8) at St.
Louis (Westbrook 2-2), 8:15 p.m.
American League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 42 29 .592 —
Baltimore 40 31 .563 2
New York 38 31 .551 3
Tampa Bay 36 33 .522 5
Toronto 33 36 .478 8
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 39 29 .574 —
Kansas City 34 34 .500 5
Cleveland 34 35 .493 5 1/2
Minnesota 30 36 .455 8
Chicago 29 38 .433 9 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Oakland 42 30 .583 —
Texas 39 31 .557 2
Los Angeles 31 39 .443 10
Seattle 31 40 .437 10 1/2
Houston 26 45 .366 15 1/2
Sunday’s Games
Cleveland 2, Washington 0
Baltimore 6, Boston 3
Kansas City 5, Tampa Bay 3
Houston 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Detroit 5, Minnesota 2
Toronto 7, Texas 2
N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5
Oakland 10, Seattle 2
Monday’s Games
Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1
Toronto 2, Colorado 0
Detroit 5, Baltimore 1
Texas 8, Oakland 7
Chicago White Sox 4, Houston 2
L.A. Angels 11, Seattle 3
Tuesday’s Games
Tampa Bay (Archer 1-2) at Boston
(Aceves 3-1), 1:05 p.m., 1st game
Kansas City (E.Santana 5-5) at
Cleveland (U.Jimenez 5-4), 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 6-2) at N.Y. Yan-
kees (P.Hughes 3-5), 7:05 p.m.
Colorado (Francis 2-4) at Toronto
(Rogers 2-2), 7:07 p.m.
Baltimore (Britton 0-1) at Detroit (Ver-
lander 8-4), 7:08 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 0-0) at Boston
(Doubront 4-3), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game
Oakland (J.Parker 5-6) at Texas
(Darvish 7-2), 8:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 3-4) at
Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-6), 8:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Figaro 1-0) at Houston
(Lyles 3-1), 8:10 p.m.
Seattle (Bonderman 1-1) at L.A.
Angels (Blanton 1-10), 10:05 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Baltimore (Tillman 7-2) at Detroit
(Porcello 4-3), 1:08 p.m.
Kansas City (Mendoza 2-3) at Cleve-
land (Masterson 8-5), 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Fife 1-2) at N.Y. Yan-
kees (Kuroda 6-5), 7:05 p.m.
Colorado (Nicasio 4-2) at Toronto
(Buehrle 3-4), 7:07 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Hellickson 4-3) at Bos-
ton (Dempster 4-7), 7:10 p.m.
Oakland (Milone 6-6) at Texas
(Grimm 5-5), 8:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-5) at Min-
nesota (Correia 5-4), 8:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Lohse 2-6) at Houston
(Bedard 2-3), 8:10 p.m.
Seattle (J.Saunders 5-6) at L.A.
Angels (C.Wilson 5-5), 10:05 p.m.
Midwest League
By The Associated Press
Eastern Division
W L Pct. GB
xz-South Bend(D’backs) 44 25 .638 —
z-Fort Wayne(Padres) 43 26 .623 1
Bowling Green(Rays) 38 30 .559 5.5
West Michigan(Tigers) 33 37 .471 11.5
Lansing (BlueJays) 32 37 .464 12
Dayton (Reds) 28 41 .406 16
Great Lakes(Dodgers) 27 43 .386 17.5
Lake County(Indians) 23 44 .343 20
Western Division
W L Pct. GB
xz-Beloit (Athletics) 43 27 .614 —
z-Cedar Rapids(Twins) 40 28 .588 2
Peoria (Cardinals) 38 29 .567 3.5
Quad Cities(Astros) 38 31 .551 4.5
Clinton (Mariners) 33 36 .478 9.5
Kane County(Cubs) 30 36 .455 11
Wisconsin (Brewers) 29 36 .446 11.5
Burlington (Angels) 26 39 .400 14.5
x-clinched first half
z-clinched playoff spot
Monday’s Games
No games scheduled
Tuesday’s Games
West at East, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
No games scheduled
Monday’s Sports Transactions
By The Associated Press
American League
RHP Jake Arrieta to Norfolk (IL).
Anibal Sanchez and C Alex Avila on
the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Avisail
Garcia and C Bryan Holaday from
Toledo (IL).
OF Justin Maxwell from the 15-day
DL. Optioned OF Jimmy Paredes to
Oklahoma City (PCL). Signed RHP
Andrew Thurman, LHP Jordan Mills,
RHP Jorge Perez, 1B Tyler White
and LHP J.D. Osborne.
to terms with RHP Mike Ekstrom on a
minor league contract.
Ryan Roberts to Durham (IL).
Jose Reyes to Dunedin (FSL) for a
rehab assignment.
National League
Agreed to terms with RHPs J.D.
Underwood, Kyle Hooper, James
Baune and Jacob Rhame; LHPs
Jake Fisher and Michael Johnson; C
Kyle Farmer, OF Henry Yates SS
Brandon Trinkwon, SS Dillon Moyer
on minor league contracts.
MIAMI MARLINS—Agreed to terms
with RHPs CJ Robinson and Max
Garner, SS J.T. Riddle, OF Ryan
Aper and 1B Scott Carcaise on minor
league contracts.
RHP Devin Williams, SS Tucker Neu-
haus, RHP Barrett Astin, RHP Taylor
Williams and RHP John Uhen to
minor league contracts.
vated LHP John Lannan from the
15-day DL. Placed LHP Jeremy
Horst on the 15-day DL.
to terms with SS Michael Schulze
and RHP Artie Reyes on minor
league contracts.
Agreed to terms with RHP Jacob
Johansen, 3B Drew Ward, RHP Aus-
tin Voth, 3B-C Cody Gunter, 1B
Jimmy Yezzo, LHP David Napoli,
RHP Jake Joyce, SS Brennan Mid-
dleton, SS David Masters, CF Wil-
liam Ballou, LHP Cory Bafidis, LHP
Niko Spezial, LHP Justin Thomas,
SS Cody Dent, RF Garrett Gordon,
RHP Matt DeRosier, LHP Travis Ott,
LHP Joey Webb, RHP Michael Syl-
vestri, RHP Ryan Ullman, SS Willie
Medina, LHP Jake Walsh on one-
year contracts.
National Basketball Association
Connelly general manager.
Bender and Nick Van Exel assistant
Pete D’Alessandro general manager.
National Football League
Veldman. Released TE Dominique
Released LB Desmond Bishop.
Signed RB George Winn.
Travis Tripucka.
National Hockey League
DALLAS STARS—Signed G Cristo-
pher Nilstorp to a one year contract.
Named Tom Holy senior director of
Marco Scandella to a two-year con-
Signed D Joe Piskula to a one-year
Major League Soccer
LA GALAXY—Acquired MF Pablo
Mastroeni and the rights to MF Bag-
gio Husidic from Colorado for an
international roster slot through the
end of the 2014 MLS season and a
2014 second-round pick in the MLS
ILLINOIS—Announced sophomore
QB Wes Lunt is transferring from
Oklahoma State.,
MICHIGAN—Promoted Pete Kahler
to director of men’s basketball opera-
tions and C.J. Lee director of pro-
gram personnel for men’s basketball.
TEXAS—Announced the retirement
of men’s track coach Bubba Thorn-
The 20-year track
coach credits Alexis with
“exposing track to our
community. She helped
bring a lot of publicity
to our program and put
track on the same level
as other major sports. I
couldn’t have asked for
better kids to coach this
year. They all got along so
well and Alexis was just
so team-minded. At some
schools, the so-called
star athletes care only
about themselves and
their event. There’s no
selfishness at all when it
comes to Alexis.”
Alexis said while she
looks forward to her next
journey in life at Indiana
Tech, she’ll miss “having
Risch as a coach and the
overall environment that
track had at Bellmont. I
felt like if I didn’t practice
and take the time of
work as hard as I did
at practice that things
wouldn’t have turned
out as well as they did.”
She said her advice
to upcoming Bellmont
track participants is to
“go into practices and
give it your all. Don’t
slack off even when it
gets tough. Give it your
best effort and listen to
the coaches critique you
because you’ll regret it if
you don’t.”
Alexis and Sarah
Garner were the only
seniors on the team for
Bellmont this year, both
being four-year runners.
“Having Sarah there all
four years with me really
helped. She would say
the things that needed to
be said and was a great
leader,” Alexis noted.
As for a favorite event,
Alexis said “it would
probably be the 200.
The individual events
were good becauseI
only had to worry about
me. But the relay was
fun too because of how
we bonded together as
a team. The only thing
that would have been
better would to have
had a 5x400 team so
Ally (Norby) could have
joined us. She helped us
all year and would have
been a great addition
had one of us not been
able to go.”
Carl obviously enjoys
talking about one of his
prize track pupils and
concluded by noting “I
can’t think of a single
time where I was ever
disappointed with Alexis.
It was always positive.
Sometimes she’d get
down on herself thinking
she could do better but
we’d talk and work it out.
I’m really going to miss
her both as an athlete
but as a person.”
And lest anyone think
Carl isn’t out there
scouting, he does have
his eyes on a couple of
young track prospects
he feels could contribute
significantly to the
BHS track program.
He also has a boatload
of talented runners,
jumpers, and throwers
next year. So come that
first Saturday in June,
it may be another repeat
for the Squaws near the
top of the leader board.
Rask holds ‘Hawks
scoreless; Bruins
take 2-1 series lead
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka
Rask watched most of the
action at the other end
of the ice. And when the
Blackhawks did make a
late charge, he was ready.
The Bruins goalie
stopped 28 shots for his
third career playoff shut-
out, helping Boston beat
Chicago 2-0 on Monday
night to take a 2-1 lead
in the Stanley Cup finals.
After playing four extra
periods in the first two
games, the Bruins made
an early night of it with
second-period goals by
Daniel Paille and Patrice
‘‘It’s better, I guess,’’
Rask said. ‘‘Obviously, you
go triple-overtime, (then)
overtime the next game, it
takes a lot of energy out of
you. But we’ll take a regu-
lation win, for sure.’’
Corey Crawford
made 33 saves for the
Blackhawks, who played
without Marian Hossa
when he was scratched
just before gametime.
Game 4 is Wednesday
night in Boston before
the matchup of Original
Six franchises returns to
Chicago for a fifth game.
The teams split the first
two games there, with
the Blackhawks winning
Game 1 in triple-overtime
and the Bruins stealing
home-ice advantage on
Paille’s goal in the first OT
of the second game.
But this time the
intrigue came before the
opening faceoff instead of
after the end of regula-
Hossa and Bruins
defenseman Zdeno Chara
both left the ice after war-
mups. But while Chara
needed just some stitches
after a collision with team-
mate Milan Lucic, Hossa
was dropped from the
lineup with an unspecified
‘‘I was as surprised
as anybody else,’’ Bruins
coach Claude Julien said.
‘‘I can definitely tell you
they lost a pretty impor-
tant player on their roster,
but that doesn’t mean we
change our game. I think
it’s important we stick with
what we believe in.’’
Julien said Chara
slipped and ‘‘had a little
gash over his eye.’’
‘‘Nothing serious,’’
Julien said of his captain
and No. 1 defenseman,
who still managed to lead
the team in ice time.
Blackhawks coach Joel
Quenneville was less forth-
coming with information
on Hossa’s malady, stick-
ing to the standard NHL
diagnosis: Upper body.
‘‘We’ll say ‘day-to-day.’
We’re hopeful he’ll be ready
for the next game,’’ he
said, adding that it did not
happen during warmups,
as had been reported on
the team’s Twitter account
and the TV broadcast. ‘‘It
was a game-time decision
after the warmup there.
That’s when we made the
call, after warmup.’’
Hossa, who has three
game-winning goals in the
playoffs this year, was tied
for the team lead with 15
playoff points and was
third on the Blackhawks
with 17 goals during the
regular season.
It was a loss the
Blackhawks couldn’t
Not with Rask stopping
everything that came his
‘‘We ran up against some
of the best goalies in the
league here,’’ Quenneville
said. ‘‘Tonight I thought
we made it rather easy on
him as far as traffic and
finding and seeing pucks.
I think we’ve got to be bet-
ter at going to the net.’’
The backup to Conn
Smythe-winner Tim
Thomas in the Bruins
2011 Stanley Cup run,
Rask didn’t face as dif-
ficult a test as in the first
period of Game 2, when
the Blackhawks sent 19
shots at him but managed
just one goal.
The Bruins outshot
Chicago 26-18 and led
2-0 after two periods. The
Blackhawks had a 10-9
edge in the third, includ-
ing a late flurry on a 6-on-
4 — a power play with
Crawford pulled for an
extra skater — that led to
Bryan Bickell’s shot off the
post with 42 seconds left
in the game.
The puck caromed off
the right post and rolled
across the crease. The goal
light flickered on briefly,
but play continued for
another 30 seconds before
the whistle blew and the
game degenerated into fist-
icuffs. Chara was on top
of Bickell, pounding away,
and Andrew Shaw got the
better of Brad Marchand.
By the time it was all
sorted out, the benches
were a little emptier and
the scoring column for
Chicago was still blank.
‘‘You’re playing the last
five minutes of the game,
you know they’re going to
throw everything at you
that they possibly can,’’
Rask said. ‘‘Got the pen-
alty there. Got a little
lucky there, one save off
my blade and the post.’’
After a scoreless first
period, the Bruins made
it 1-0 when Paille slapped
in the puck at 2:13 of the
second, falling to one knee
for extra power. It stayed
that way until late in the
second, when the Bruins
picked up their first power
plays of the game on two
nearly identical plays, with
a Bruin racing to the net
and a Blackhawk under-
cutting his skates and
sending him crashing into
the left post.
Get Your Own Whistle...
Cozart, Frazier lift Reds to win over Pirates, 4-1
Zack Cozart and Todd
Frazier hit upper-deck
homers off left-hander
Francisco Liriano, and the
Cincinnati Reds moved
a season-high 15 games
over .500 by beating the
Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on
Monday night.
The Reds (43-28) hit
four solo homers in all,
extending their best start
since 1995, the last time
they won a playoff series.
Cozart connected in the
fourth and Frazier in the
sixth off Liriano (5-3), who
hadn’t allowed a homer in
his seven previous starts.
He opened the season on
the disabled list, recover-
ing from a broken right
arm last December.
Joey Votto and Jay
Bruce connected in the
eighth inning off Bryan
Morris. Bruce has three
homers during a five-
game hitting streak.
Mike Leake (7-3)
extended the best stretch
of his four-year career,
giving up six hits —
including Russell Martin’s
RBI double — in seven
innings. Leake got 13
outs off ground balls and
fanned three.
Freddie Freeman hit a
two-run homer in the
ninth inning off Dillon
Gee, giving Atlanta a
stunning victory over New
York in a game that was
delayed nearly four hours
by rain.
Gee (5-7) totally shut
down the Braves until the
ninth, when Justin Upton
singled with one out
before Freeman launched
a towering drive into the
right-field seats on a 2-2
pitch to end a game that
didn’t start until nearly
11 p.m.
Until then, Gee had
allowed only two runners
as far as second base.
David Carpenter (1-0)
earned the win with a
scoreless ninth. Tim
Hudson worked seven
innings for the Braves,
allowing only Gee’s RBI
single with two outs in the
The long delay came
at an inopportune time
with the teams facing a
day-night doubleheader
— Will Venable made an
incredible catch, pinch-
hitting pitcher Andrew
Cashner drove in the go-
ahead run with a perfectly
executed safety squeeze in
the 13th inning, and San
Diego extended its sea-
son-best winning streak
to seven with a victory
over San Francisco.
Venable’s diving grab
on the center-field warn-
ing track with his back
to home plate ended the
12th and stole a game-
winning hit from Juan
Moments later, Alexi
Amarista started the win-
ning rally with a single
and went to third on Chris
Denorfia’s single. Cashner
came up to face Jose
Mijares (0-1) and dropped
a bunt single between the
mound and third base for
his sixth career hit and
second RBI.
San Diego added anoth-
er run on a bases-loaded
walk from Jake Dunning.
Nick Vincent (1-0)
earned the win with two
scoreless innings.
Rookie Shelby Miller
pitched five shutout
innings and Yadier Molina
had a two-run double to
lead St. Louis to a win
over Chicago.
Miller (8-4), who had
to wait out a rain delay
of 1 hour, 59 minutes to
start the game, left due
to cramping in his right
leg. He allowed just two
hits and struck out five
in the shortest start of
his career. His previous
shortest stint was 5 1-3
innings at Los Angeles on
May 26.
Kevin Siegrist and Seth
Manness followed Miller
and combined for two
shutout innings. Edward
Munica gave up a homer
to Darwin Barney in the
ninth, but still earned his
20th save.
Travis Wood (5-6) gave
up four runs on seven
Scherzer improved to
10-0 and struck out 10,
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-
run homer and the Detroit
Tigers beat the Baltimore
Orioles 5-1 on Monday
Scherzer became the
first pitcher to begin a
season 10-0 — with all
decisions coming in starts
— since Roger Clemens
went 11-0 for Toronto
in 1997, according to
STATS. He allowed one
run and seven hits in six
innings. Chris Davis hit
his major league-leading
24th homer in the sec-
ond, but struck out with
the bases loaded in the
fifth and the Orioles down
by two runs.
Jake Arrieta (1-2)
allowed five hits on 10
hits in 4 2-3 innings for
Baltimore, and he was
sent down to the minors
following the game.
With two on and none
out in the fifth, Arrieta
struck out Cabrera on a
wild pitch that allowed
two runners to get into
scoring position. Victor
Martinez hit a sacrifice fly
and Jhonny Peralta’s RBI
single gave Detroit a four-
run cushion in the fifth,
chasing Arrieta.
Drew Smyly followed
with three hitless innings
for his second save.
Dayan Viciedo hit a bases-
loaded triple in a four-run
sixth inning and Chicago
beat Houston end a four-
game skid and avoid its
first four-game sweep
since 2008.
Nate Jones (3-4)
allowed three hits in 1 1-3
scoreless innings for the
win, striking out three,
and Addison Reed pitched
a perfect ninth for his
20th save.
White Sox starter Jose
Quintana yielded five hits
and two runs in 4 2-3
innings, but didn’t fac-
tor in the decision for his
fourth straight start. He
has a no-decision in nine
of 14 starts.
Jason Castro doubled
twice and drove in two
runs for the Astros, who
had won four straight.
Bud Norris (5-7) allowed
eight hits and four runs
over six innings in his
third straight loss.
Youth league scores...
Decatur Dental Service defeated Peterson Grain by
a 9-8 score in Monroe Youth League action.
Cayden Shaffer got the win for DDS striking
out 15 and walking only two in six innings. Jaren
Hildebrand (two doubles and a triple), Joe Pederson,
Matt Jauregui and Bennett Plasterer all had multiple
hits, while Alex Currie had a triple for DDS, now 3-6
on the season.
Monty Hill started for Peterson going three innings
and striking out eight while walking two. Nathan
Maldeny relieved Hill, striking out four and walking
one in two innings of work. Val Tijerina and Ryan
Byerly had a pair of doubles each, Lucas Van DeWeg
and Hill each had a pair of singles, and Maldeny and
Gabe Tijerina also had hits for Peterson.
In Clemente tournament action, Sportform defeat-
ed Adams Memorial by a score of 16-6.
Sportform was lead by Beau David, Winston Brown
(two doubles, two RBIs) and Jordan Haines (double)
with four hits each. Mason Myers (double and two
RBIs) and Nick Schultz (triple and five RBIs) had
three hits each. Jayden Haines and Austin Christner
(three RBIs) had two hits.
Adams Memorial was lead by Preston Huffine and
Dylan Velez with three hits each and Ryne Fawbush,
Robby Ellenberger, Owen Ellenberger and Jonathon
Cox with two hits each.
Haggard, Sefton & Hirschy defeated United
Steelworkers in first round of play by 7-5 tally.
HS&H was led by Wes Hamilton going 3-3 includ-
ing a triple. Hitters going 2-3 were Caleb Schlachty,
Delsyn Lee, Jacob Hirn, and Daxton Haines. Cole
Mendez and Collin Esparza each stroked a double,
while Adrian Ortega, and Dustin Henkenius singled
in the win.
United Steelworkers was led by Adam Simon hit-
ting 3-3. Hitting 2-3 were Jacob Pettibone, Trent
Sutton, and James Kephart. Haggard Sefton Hirschy
will face Bleeke Electric in round two action tonight
at 6 Monmouth field two. United Steelworkers will
continue play in Monroeville on Doctor Field.
Decatur Dental Services were a winner on Friday
night in non-tournament action against Monmouth
Pizza Hut, 10-4.
The home team DDS put up three runs in the first,
then led 5-1 after two more in the third. A four-run
fifth pushed the lead to eight runs before Hut posted
two in the sixth but it was not enough to mount a
For DDS, Aarron Lehrman went 2-3 with a triple,
while Jon Ruble also had two hits with a double and a
triple. Johnathon Wilder doubled in the contest going
2-3, while Caden Friedt was 3-4, Carson Howk was
2-3, and Ike Ruble was 2-3.
Paul Scheuman and Brendan Gilbert each had two
hits for Pizza Hut who finished with six hits overall.
DDS enters tournament play with a 5-5 mark led
by Lehrman on the mound who went 5.2 innings for
the win allowing four runs on six hits with 10 K's
and a walk. Wilder pitched the final out of the game
in relief. Corbin Springer took the loss for Hut pitch-
ing three innings and allowing five runs on eight hits
with four K's and a walk. Gilbert pitched two innings
of relief allowing five runs on six hits with two K's.
Ahead of the Curb Driving Academy was a big
winner over Geimer, 18-7 last Wednesday in senior
league softball action.
The game was tied 3-3 after two full innings when
AofC blasted eight runs in the third to take the
advantage. Seven more runs in the bottom of the fifth
ended the game prematurely based on the run rule
giving Curb the victory.
Hannah Myers led the charge with two singles for
the winners, while Olivia Serna had two RBIs.
On the mound, Lindsey Manley pitched all five
frames allowing seven runs on five hits with six
strikeouts and seven walks. Janessa Smedley took
the loss pitching three innings for Geimer's allowing
11 runs on five hits with two K's and 13 free passes.
Alexis Ochoa pitched the final two innings allowing
seven runs on just one hit with six walks.
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In his day job, Bellmont girls track coach Carl
Risch teaches and is on the staff of the Zion Lutheran
School and Church in Decatur.
About six or seven years ago, Carl spotted a young
elementary student on the playground that seemed to
have an overabundance of speed and quickness so he
asked this young lady if she had ever thought about
running track once since got to middle school and
high school.
The girl said she’d never really thought about track
because she was into soccer at that stage of her life.
“Keep it in mind,” pleaded Carl.
Fast forward to June 2, 2013, and there was that
same young lady proudly wearing a Bellmont uniform
in the IHSAA state finals at the Indiana University
track and field complex in Bloomington. That young
lady, Alexis Harvey, was preparing to graduate from
high school the very next day but had some important
business at hand first with the state track meet.
Along with a group of four other teammates, Harvey
and the Squaws finished a solid third in the team
standings (out of 62 teams represented) and Harvey
finished a strong second in both the 100 and 200
dashes. She also ran a leg of the 4x400 relay team
that scored at state as well.
During her four years as a runner at Bellmont,
Harvey broke record after record. She leaves the
Squaws with her name claiming the school best time
in the 100, 200, and 400 dashes, and she joins Holly
Hankenson, Bailee Hankenson, and Emily Gunsett,
to hold the 4x400 standard. She’ll be joining a very
strong Indiana Tech track team this fall.
So just how does Harvey rank in school history
according to Risch?
“Certainly, there’s no one that’s ever been better in
the sprints than Alexis. She has continually rewritten
the record books here and has helped put Bellmont on
the track map in Indiana,” Risch analyzed.
Alexis added that “he (Risch) saw my running
ability before I did. I have him to thank for bringing
the talent that I have out.”
Watching Harvey at the state finals was unique
because as a writer, I usually don’t try to play fan
or spectator so I can try to watch a game without
bias. That just wasn’t possible to do when watching
Alexis run. Both Carl and Alexis will tell you the only
possible drawback to her running is getting a quick
start out of the blocks. Okay, for the first couple of
meters, another runner may have an advantage. For
the final 196-198 meters of the 200 dash, it usually
was Alexis on top.
At the regional and state meets, it came down to
Brionna Thomas of Wayne and Alexis. Brionna was
the defending state champ in both the 100 and 200
and has tremendous running skills much like Alexis
does. I sit here and try to think of what I could do in
a tenth or two of a second (maybe blink an eye once
or twice) because that was usually the margin of
difference between the two. Alexis got her in the 200
dash at the regional but Brionna, a junior, got both
events at the state by very, very narrow margins over
second-place Alexis.
Harvey then represented Bellmont at the Midwest
Meet of Champions last Saturday at Northrop High
School in a meet that has produced eventual Olympians
in past years. This meet brings the best of Indiana,
Ohio, and Michigan (West Virginia and Illinois use to
participate as well) together and most of the winning
times Saturday would have been winners at the state
Harvey blew past the 200 field with a personal best
time of :24.39 (previous best :24.56 and her second
place state time this year was :24.61). She had a
wind-aided :11.91 time in the NHC meet earlier this
year in the 100 dash and went :11.99 Saturday (that
time would have tied her with Thomas for first at
state). She also ran the opening leg of the 4x100 relay
Saturday and her team shaved .03 seconds off the all-
time Midwest Meet record of :46.22 by going :46.19.
Her performance Saturday earned Alexis the
“Star of the Stars” award after the meet was over.
Prior to the meet, Alexis was honored at Friday night’s
banquet with the “2013 Miss Sprint/Hurdler” award
which Risch equaled to being “Miss Basketball” in the
state for track.
Last fall, Carl nearly had a mini-stroke when
he learned Alexis had injured a calf muscle in her
leg playing in the Homestead powder puff football
game. Alexis was told to stay off her leg initially and
use crutches. “I didn’t want to but I did. I was very
impatient and wanted to walk but tried to do what I
was told to rehab my leg.”
Carl said it really wasn’t until the outdoor part of
track season that Alexis regained full use of her leg
and it was soon evident, the speed he knew Alexis had
was still there.
(column continued on 11A)
WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR—After winning her awards at the Midwest Meet of Champions, Alexis Harvey
(middle) gets a helping hand with the hardware from her friends who came to support the former Bellmont
senior along with coach Carl Risch. (L-R) Amber Loshe, Emily Gunsett, Harvey, Bailey Beery, (behind)
Coach Risch, and Emily Fuelling. (Photo by Cassandra Lehman)
Hoosiers downed by MissU in CWS, 5-4
AP Sports Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP)
— Indiana coach Tracy
Smith says he won’t
waste any time lament-
ing how close Sam Travis’
ninth-inning fly ball came
to leaving the ballpark.
Or how close Mississippi
State closer Jonathan
Holder came to throw-
ing the ball away and
allowing the tying run to
Fact is, the Hoosiers
lost 5-4 on Monday night,
and now they’re one loss
away from seeing their
first appearance to the
College World Series end.
‘‘I would say a loss is
a loss is a loss,’’ Smith
said. ‘‘It doesn’t matter
how you lose them, by
20 or one, it’s still a loss.
We’re not going to focus
too much on that. We’re
going to regroup.
‘‘We’ve got a confi-
dent group. They’ve been
confident all year. Our
thoughts now are moving
on to Oregon State.’’
Indiana (49-15) will
play the Beavers on
Wednesday, with the loser
going home and the win-
ner meeting Mississippi
State again on Friday.
Trey Porter drove in
the go-ahead runs in
the eighth inning for
Mississippi State (50-18),
which needs one win to
reach next week’s best-
of-three finals.
Chad Girodo (9-1)
turned back Indiana after
the Hoosiers had runners
in scoring position in the
fifth and seventh innings
in addition to the ninth.
‘‘You get the guys over
and you don’t finish the
deal, that seemed to be
the story of our middle
innings there, and it’s a
credit to him,’’ Smith said
of Girodo. ‘‘He really did
an excellent job of exe-
cuting his pitches, but
we didn’t do a real good
job of making his job dif-
Porter’s clutch hit in
the eighth inning didn’t
end the drama.
Travis just missed
tying the game when his
fly to left-center bounced
off the wall, just under
the yellow line, and he
ended up with a double.
Scott Donley’s groundout
made it a one-run game
and brought on Bulldogs
closer Jonathan Holder.
Michael Basil chopped
the ball in front of the
mound. Holder fielded
it cleanly, but he short-
armed his throw to first
and Wes Rea had to pick
it up on the bounce to
end the game.
The Bulldogs erased
a 3-2 deficit after Brett
Pirtle and Wes Rea sin-
gled leading off the eighth
against reliever Ryan
Halstead (4-5). Pirtle beat
Will Nolden’s throw home
to tie it on DeMarcus
Henderson’s liner into
Bruins blank
‘Hawks, 2-0
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11:00a Festival Parade “There’s No
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WHITAKER HOME — After this photo of tornado
damage in Willshire was published in Friday’s edi-
tion of the Daily Democrat, it was learned that it
is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Whitaker. He is
a longtime teacher at Bellmont High School and
she is an employee of Schurger, Zurcher, Snyder
& Brown in downtown Decatur. (Photo by Jannaya
— A rising jail population
is causing concern in
Johnson County as the
summer months, when
arrests tend to spike,
kick into gear.
The county jail has
been over its 304-inmate
capacity nearly every
day since April 1, Sheriff
Doug Cox told the Daily
Journal. He said that’s
forced the jail to place
temporary beds on floors
and has put correctional
officers on alert for fights,
which tend to break out
more often in crowded
Cox said the prob-
lem could get worse
under legislation state
lawmakers passed this
year that will sentence
more offenders to work
release and home deten-
tion instead of prisons.
Offenders who violate the
terms of those programs
are sent to jail.
The I ndi ana
Department of Correction
considers the jail to be
crowded if it houses
more than 80 percent
of its maximum capac-
ity, which would be 243
inmates in Johnson
County. The 80 percent
guideline allows inmates
classified as minimum,
medium or maximum
security risks and violent
and nonviolent offend-
ers to be separated and
gives jail workers flexibil-
ity to separate fighting
inmates, Cox said.
Yet Indiana law says
Cox can’t turn away pris-
oners, even when space
is limited, unless he has
to for medical reasons.
Jail crowding
raises concerns
FSA nomination period opens
Julia A. Wickard, State
Executive Director of the
United States Department
of Agriculture’s Farm
Service Agency (FSA),
has announced that the
nomination period for
local FSA county commit-
tees began on Monday.
“County committees
play a vital role in the
administration of federal
farm programs and are
the voice of local land-
owners and farmers.
They have a positive effect
on rural communities as
they represent farmers in
their area of the county,”
said Wickard in a news
release. “We have been
seeing an increase in the
number of nominations
of women and minority
candidates and I hope
that trend continues.”
To be eligible to serve
on an FSA
c o u n t y
c o mmi t -
tee, a per-
son must
or coop-
erate in a
p r o g r a m
a d mi n i s -
tered by FSA, be eligible
to vote in a county com-
mittee election and reside
in the local administra-
tive area in which the
person is a candidate. A
complete list of eligibility
requirements is posted
online at www.fsa.usda.
Farmers may nomi-
nate themselves or oth-
ers, and organizations
representing minorities
and women also may
nominate candidates. To
become a candidate, an
eligible individual must
sign the nomination
form, FSA-669A. The
form, and other informa-
tion about FSA county
committee elections, are
available online at www.
Nomination forms for the
2013 election must be
postmarked or received
in the local USDA Service
Center by close of busi-
ness on August 1, 2013.
Elections will take place
this fall.
While FSA county com-
mittees do not approve
or deny farm owner-
ship or operating loans,
they make decisions on
disaster and conserva-
tion programs, emergen-
cy programs, commodity
price support loan pro-
grams and other agricul-
tural issues. Members
serve three-year terms.
Nationwide, there are
about 7,800 farmers
and ranchers serving on
FSA county committees.
In Indiana, committees
consist of three to five
members that are elect-
ed by eligible producers.
FSA will mail ballots
to eligible voters begin-
ning November 4. The
voted ballots are due
back to the local county
office either via mail or in
person by December 2.
Newly elected committee
members and alternates
take office on January 1,
For more information
about FSA county com-
mittees, people should
contact theirr local FSA
county office or visit the
website at www.fsa.
College students explore mounds origins
Evansville Courier
& Press
(AP) — With caked mud
covering her clothes and
raindrops on her glass-
es, college research stu-
dent Ashleigh Thompson
bailed muddy water
Monday morning from
the trenches of an exca-
vation site at Angel
Mounds State Historic
The Angel Mounds
site encompasses 11
mounds and was once
a fortified, walled city —
home to a people, who
followed a way of life
which developed in the
Mississippi River Valley
and spread throughout
the Southeastern United
States from around A.D.
1100 to 1450.
Jeremy Wilson,
assistant professor of
anthropology at Indiana
Un i v e r s i t y - P u r d u e
University Indianapolis
and one of the leaders
of this excavation, said
the group just received a
grant from the National
Science Foundation to
continue work at Angel
Mounds and go deep-
er into how the people
changed the land, cli-
mate data from the past
and a look into warfare
and demographics of
the Mississippian settle-
What’s exciting about
this year, Wilson said, is
that the team is open-
ing up a portion of the
inner temple mound —
an area that had been
previously excavated
in the late 1930s, early
1940s by Glenn Black
and the Works Progress
Administration, and then
again in the mid-1960s
with Indiana University
but which has been left
relatively untouched
by in-depth exploration
until now.
‘‘This is everything
left intact by the 1965
excavation,’’ Wilson told
the Evansville Courier
& Press (http://bit.
ly/16ZIIth ). ‘‘We wanted
to return to this area
that was left untouched
and understand mound
construction — when it
was constructed, how
it was constructed and
what it was used for.’’
The tract of soil they
have uncovered for study
is called a profile, where
the team can look at the
different layers in the soil
and extract samples for
‘‘When we exposed
this profile, we could see
layer upon layer of what
we call basket loading,’’
Wilson said. ‘‘The native
peoples that lived here
would take baskets of
dirt and then load them
onto the existing ground
surface, one by one, until
they ultimately had the
Parkview Regional
Medical Center and the
Adams County Health
Department are team-
ing up to offer a two-day
ServSafe food handler’s
certification class on
June 26-27 at Bellmont
Middle School.
The class will meet
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
each day.
According to a health
department spokesman,
Indiana law requires all
food establishments to
have at least one certi-
fied food handler on staff
and those successfully
passing the class will be
certified for five years.
The cost of the course,
established by the Indiana
Restaurant Association,
is $150. People wishing
to recertify by taking just
the course examination
may do so on the second
day for a $50 fee.
Preregistration is
required and may be
done by contacting the
Adams County Health
Department, 313 W.
Jefferson St., Decatur,
46733, or by calling 724-
5326. Checks should be
made payable to Parkview
Regional Medical Center.
Textbooks in English
and Spanish will be avail-
able for students and
examinations are offered
in English, Spanish,
Chinese, Italian, Puerto
Rican, Korean, and
Vietnamese, according to
the department spokes-
person. A large print ver-
sion of the test is also
available upon advance
Instructors for the
class will be Trisha
Hockemeyer, a clini-
cal nutrition manager
and registered dietician
at Parkview Regional
Medical Center, and Joe
Spaulding, food inspector
and training officer for
the food program of the
Adams County Health
The Indiana Department
of Homeland Security and
state police are remind-
ing state residents to be
alert for safety concerns
when attending county
fairs and other local fes-
They say people should
be aware of surround-
ings and know where to
go if shelter is needed
because of an unexpect-
ed thunderstorm.
They also say don’t
board a ride if broken
parts are visible, if there
are signs of improper
maintenance or if it is
being run by an inatten-
tive operator. Every ride
should have a promi-
nently displayed per-
mit issued by Homeland
They also recom-
mend using sunscreen,
sunglasses and to drink
plenty of water on hot
Indiana State Board
of Animal Health recom-
mends washing hands
or using hand sanitizer
after touching animals,
and not to consume food
inside of the barns.
mound you see here.’’
Wilson said the primary
temple mound excavated
in the 1940s was where
the Mississippians would
hold their dead, directly
after death but before
burial in the ground. The
current team is unsure
if the inner mound was
used for the same pur-
pose, but Wilson says
there could have been a
similar structure on it as
One of the neatest
things about the site,
Wilson said, might be
evidence of an earth-
quake they have found in
the profile of the temple
mound. He said the team
has seen the injection
of coarse grain materi-
als, like sands, into finer
grained areas — includ-
ing silts and clays —
which could be evidence
of past earthquakes.
‘‘These earth works,
whether they be here at
Angel Mounds or any-
where, can actually
record earthquakes that
may date back into pre-
history. Perhaps even
while the site was occu-
pied,’’ he said.
Food handler class
slated here June 26-27
State warns people to be
alert at fairs, festivals
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Kathleen A. Gross
Kathleen A. Gross, 72, of Decatur, passed away
Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing
Kathy was born on December 21, 1940, in St.
Marys, Ohio to the late David and Mary (Harris)
On September 29, 1962, she married
Paul E. Gross; he survives in Decatur.
Kathy was a member of St. Mary
of the Assumption Catholic Church.
She was a 1959 Decatur Catholic H.S.
graduate and also graduated from St.
Rita School of Nursing. She was a
retired nurse from Adams Memorial
Hospital and also was a nurse for John
E. Doan, M.D.
Kathy was a former North Adams School Board
member, and an avid Norte Dame football and I.U.
basketball fan who loved watching her children and
grandchildren compete in different sports.
Among survivors are two sons, Matthew P. (Amy)
Gross of St. Joe, Ind., and Luke J. Gross of
Westminster, Colo.; two daughters, Stephanie R.
(Chris) Yarrington of Mesa, Ariz., and Marykate G.
(Matthew) Birch of Decatur; sister, Rosemary (Dave)
Ellsworth of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; and two
Honoring Kathleen’s request, there will be no
public visitation or funeral service. However, in her
memory, remember the good times and do something
kind for someone in need.
Preferred memorials are to the Decatur Library or
to her daughter Katie’s medical expenses during her
successful battle against breast cancer. All memori-
als can be made through Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy
Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy
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Indiana FSSA
sued over cuts
Komen charity
names new CEO
DALLAS (AP) — Susan
G. Komen for the Cure
announced Monday that
it has a new CEO.
The breast cancer
charity named Judith
A. Salerno to replace
founder Nancy Brinker,
whose promise to her
dying sister begat a
fundraising powerhouse
that invested hundreds
of millions of dollars in
cancer research. Brinker
announced last summer
she would step down fol-
lowing an onslaught of
criticism over Komen’s
quickly reversed decision
to stop giving grants to
Planned Parenthood for
breast cancer screen-
Salerno, 61, is execu-
tive director and chief
operating officer of the
Institute of Medicine, a
prestigious independent
group that advises the
government and private
sector about health and
‘‘Komen’s commitment
has helped countless
numbers of low-income
and medically under-
served women and men
get care they might oth-
erwise have gone without,
and Komen’s research
program is one of the
most highly respected in
the nation,’’ Salerno said
in a statement released
by Komen.
Bri nker, 67,
announced in August
that she would move
from the CEO role, which
she’d held since 2009,
into a new one focused
on fundraising and stra-
tegic planning.
In late 2011, the
Dallas-based charity
decided to halt grants
to Planned Parenthood,
which received about
$680,000 that year. News
of the move caused a tor-
rent of questions about
the decision and calls
for its reversal, anger-
ing Komen supporters on
both sides of the abor-
tion debate.
Three days after the
initial disclosure, Komen
reversed its course,
which led to more harsh
criticism, this time from
abortion opponents
accusing the charity of
caving to public pres-
Karen Handel, the
group’s vice president
and a conservative,
resigned the following
week and later wrote a
blistering account of the
episode entitled ‘‘Planned
Earlier this month,
Komen announced it
was canceling half of its
three-day charity walks
due to a drop in partici-
pation levels.
Brinker founded the
Dallas-based charity in
honor of her sister, who
died of breast cancer in
It grew into a fund-
raising powerhouse. Its
signature color of pink
has become synony-
mous with breast cancer
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A federal lawsuit says
Indiana’s social services
agency has made chang-
es to Medicaid waiver
programs that threaten
to deprive thousands of
developmentally disabled
people of income they
need to survive outside
of institutions.
The American Civil
Liberties Union of Indiana
filed the lawsuit against
the Indiana Family
and Social Services
Administration on behalf
of 27-year-old Karla
Steimel in U.S. District
Court in Indianapolis.
The ACLU is asking for
class action status.
Steimel, who has cere-
bral palsy and requires
assistance with daily
tasks such as bathing
and eating, works at an
office but depends on
state assistance to live
outside of an institution,
the lawsuit says. FSSA
recently changed the
criteria for one program
to require applicants to
need skilled nursing care
such as ventilation or
help taking medication.
Steimel had been on the
waiting list for another
program for 15 years
when the FSSA eliminat-
ed the waiting list and
said only certain ‘‘pri-
ority’’ applicants would
be accepted, court docu-
ments say.
‘‘The bottom line is the
state operates two signif-
icant waiver programs.
And for various reasons,
she’s been told she can’t
reenroll in either one,’’
ACLU attorney Gavin
Rose said.
The state has offered
Steimel, who lives in
southwest Indiana’s
Knox County, the option
of signing up for a third
program, but without the
others her income would
be greatly reduced, the
lawsuit filed Friday con-
FSSA spokeswom-
an Marni Lemons said
Monday that the agency
hadn’t received a copy of
the lawsuit and couldn’t
For the first time in
her life, the lawsuit says,
Steimel faces the pros-
pect of being forced into
an institution.
The ACLU suit con-
tends that the FSSA’s
new policies violate
the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990
and the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973.
Associated Press
25-year-old accountant
from Connecticut with a
secret glamorous side is
the new Miss USA.
Erin Brady of South
Glastonbury, Conn.,
won the beauty pageant
Sunday night after strut-
ting in a white sparkly
gown and answering a
question about the U.S.
Supreme Court’s deci-
sion upholding wide-
spread DNA tests.
She beat out 51 other
beauty queens every U.S.
state and Washington the Planet
Hollywood casino on the
Las Vegas Strip to take
the title from outgoing
champion Miss Maryland
Nana Meriwether.
Asked if she agreed
with the decision to swab
the cheeks of arrestees,
Brady said she did, since
they had committed
crimes after all.
As Brady was crowned,
she could be seen mouth-
ing ‘‘Oh my God, oh my
God’’ with tears in her
As the stage emptied,
the blonde woman spoke
about her commitment
to fighting drug and alco-
hol abuse, which have
marked those close to
‘‘I grew up in a fam-
ily influenced by that
and I think it’s really
important to help the
children of families that
are suffering from those
problems,’’ she told The
Associated Press.
As Miss USA, Brady
gets the crown and a New
York apartment for one
year. She is expected to
spend her title reign on a
nationwide speaking tour
and raising breast and
ovarian cancer aware-
ness, the organization’s
official cause.
Pair Charged
Curtis J. Schwartz, 29,
and Lynsey A. Schwartz,
27, both of Master Drive,
Decatur, were cited
recently by Decatur
policefor harboring a
non-immunized dog.
(AP) — The governors of
Texas and South Dakota
visited Connecticut on
Monday to court gun
manufacturers that have
threatened to leave since
the state passed tough
new gun-control laws this
year in response to the
massacre at Sandy Hook
Elementary School.
While gun makers
may be unlikely to leave
behind their factories
and skilled workforces,
executives say Texas is
an appealing location —
and some said the out-
of-state attention marked
a stark contrast with a
Connecticut governor
they say has shown little
regard for a local indus-
try that dates to the
Revolutionary War.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
shot at a firing range
at Connecticut’s vener-
able Colt Manufacturing
Co., one of the plants he
toured, and met private-
ly with company owners
and other businesses at
a downtown Hartford res-
taurant. At a brief news
conference afterward,
the Republican offered a
conservative policy blue-
print in a state run by
‘‘Are your tax policies
really in the best interest
of your job creators?’’ he
asked. ‘‘Is your regula-
tory climate one of which
(that) really allows your
citizens to be able to
enjoy the freedoms that
they can have or they
should have or that they
think they should have
or are they going to relo-
cate somewhere?’’
Connecticut’s Gov.
Dannel P. Malloy, a
Democrat, signed new
gun restrictions into law
in April, four months
after 20 children and
six educators were mur-
dered by a lone gunman
at a Newtown school.
Joe Bartozzi, senior
vice president and gen-
eral counsel at O.F.
Mossberg & Sons, wel-
comed Perry’s visit to the
North Haven gun maker,
which employs 270
workers in Connecticut
and 400 in Texas. He
contrasted Perry’s inter-
est in the business and
the jobs it provides with
what he called ‘‘less than
flattering remarks’’ in
recent months by U.S.
Sen. Chris Murphy and
Malloy about the gun
Asked about the pos-
sibility of expanding in
Texas, Bartozzi said,
‘‘That would make more
sense. That would be
more logical for us.’’
The political climate in
Connecticut is one of the
factors, he said. He also
said taxes and costs are
higher in Connecticut.
Colt President and CEO
Dennis Veilleux issued a
statement saying Perry
assured the company it
would ‘‘always be wel-
come in Texas.’’
Mark T. Malkowski,
president of Stag Arms
in New Britain, said he’s
been in touch with Perry’s
office and met with the
governor in Houston last
month. He said he and
Perry spoke about taxes,
what Texas is doing ‘‘to
keep it a very friendly
place for businesses’’ and
the cultural differences
between Connecticut and
Texas, which is perceived
as less hostile to guns.
‘‘There was nothing as
much as a phone from
our governor asking us
to stay,’’ he said.
Kelsey Pritchard, a
spokeswoman for South
Dakota Gov. Dennis
Daugaard, said the gov-
ernor and state economic
development officials are
visiting Connecticut on
Monday and Tuesday to
meet with gun manufac-
Malkowski said the
biggest obstacle to quit-
ting Connecticut is
that the company’s 200
employees would have to
uproot themselves and
their families.
‘‘That’s the hard-
est part. The employees
make up the business,’’
he said.
Malloy, who welcomed
Perry to Connecticut in an
unannounced visit to the
Texas governor’s meet-
ing in Hartford, said the
gun issue is particular-
ly sharp in Connecticut
because of the kill-
ings at the Sandy Hook
Elementary School.
‘‘I don’t think he
understands that kind of
loss and how it’s affect-
ed people in our state,’’
Malloy said.
Legislation enacted in
April adds more than 100
firearms to the state’s
assault weapons ban and
bans the sale of maga-
zines capable of holding
more than 10 rounds of
Perry said taxes and
regulations are factors in
decisions not only by gun
manufacturers, but by
pharmaceutical compa-
nies, financial firms and
other businesses.
Speeding Tickets
Two drivers were
recently ticketed for
speeding by the Adams
County Sherif f’ s
John T. Loper, Jr., 47,
Columbia City, 68 mph
in a 55 zone at U.S. 33
and C.R. 100E, and Kyle
J. Dirksen, 17, Bryant,
70 mph in a 55 zone at
U.S. 27 and C.R. 100S.
Ind. (AP) — Final argu-
ments in the death pen-
alty trial of a southwest-
ern Indiana man charged
with setting a fire that
killed his fiancee’s two
children are set for
Closing arguments
are expected to begin
Tuesday morning in
the case against Jeffrey
He’s charged with the
murder of 8-year-old
Alyssa Lynch and 5-year-
old Caleb Lynch and
arson of the home where
they lived on April 10,
2010. The children died
in a fire that engulfed the
entire home.
Clark Circuit Judge
Dan Moore has given
both sides one hour of
time for closing argu-
Weisheit’s trial was
moved from Evansville to
Jeffersonville because of
extensive media coverage
in southwest Indiana.
Miss USA committed
to fighting drug abuse
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its breeding site to obtain a blood meal and will read-
ily enter homes.
The Culex prefers to breed in small containers
such as tires, cans, flowerpots, rain barrels and
clogged rain gutters; also in areas prone to receiv-
ing high organic loads such as stagnant ditches that
are polluted with septic tank discharges, and areas
with failing septic systems. All of those can be elimi-
nated as breeding sites, in one way or another, Smith
Individual properties should be closely monitored
for breeding sites and polluted areas should be
reported to the health department, he said, adding
that the public should take protective measures
against mosquito bites (especially at night) and elimi-
nate any places that may breed or harbor mosqui-
`If one is out at night, it is prudent to take special
protective measures from mosquito bites by using
repellents that have concentrations of the chemical
diethyl toluamide (“deet”) greater than 15 percent,
Smith said.
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ing 58 students last year alone in 533 sessions. Isch
is at the school four days a week, counseling an aver-
age of six to seven students per day in a variety of
issues, including behavior, abuse, self harm, eating
disorders, depression, and many more.
Isch said the cost of this program would not
exceed $25,000 per year, and the board approved
funding the Life Matters program, 4-0.
RISQ, Life Matters
West Nile Virus
Texas, SD governors court gun makers
Final arguments today
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The DecaTur Daily DemocraT
Ron Storey, Publisher
Bob Shraluka
Managing Editor
J Swygart
Opinion Page Editor
Apple, taxes and a global economy
By BoB Lord
Now that Apple’s shady-yet-legal
scheme to funnel its income to low-tax
Ireland is common knowledge, a ques-
tion arises. Are its tactics connected
to the concentration of massive wealth
at the top of society while average
Americans hang on by their fingernails
Yes, very much so.
America’s corporate income tax, a
key tool for taxing income derived from
wealth, is failing us. That puts too much
pressure on the incomes of American
workers and leaves insufficient tax rev-
enue to provide essential services, like
quality public education, that equip
ordinary Americans to succeed.
Apple’s shenani-
gans highlight the
core problem: As our
economy grows yet
more global, large
corporations can
more easily avoid
taxation. Why?
Because a multina-
tional corporation can’t be taxed on its
worldwide income by every country in
which it operates.
That’s why corporate income gets
divided among multiple countries
according to its source. Each country,
at least in theory, taxes only the income
of which it is the source.
But the rules get manipulated. Giant
corporations hire clever tax lawyers,
who devise complicated schemes to
source — at least for accounting pur-
poses — income in countries where it
will be taxed at low rates. This is why
Apple managed to shield about $75 bil-
lion of the profits it amassed between
2009 and 2012 in Ireland.
Technically, the federal govern-
ment does tax corporations based in
the United States on their worldwide
income. But the IRS allows them to
delay paying tax on foreign source
profits as long as those profits remain
abroad. In practice, U.S.-headquartered
corporations avoid the tax on foreign
profits by keeping them parked offshore
Could the government fix this prob-
lem by eliminating the tax deferral
on foreign profits? Perhaps, but only
for corporations based here. And, as
former Obama adviser Steve Rattner
notes, corporations already are choos-
ing to be based elsewhere.
Thus, realistically, the nation’s cor-
porate income tax can be imposed only
on U.S.-source income. That means we
need rules that can’t be gamed.
Devising a foolproof definition of
what should legally constitute U.S.-
source income would be like trying to
nail Jell-O to a wall. Pricey tax lawyers
invent tax avoidance schemes faster
than the IRS can spot them.
So, how do we tax income from
corporate wealth more reliably?
Commentators Ezra Klein and Evan
Soltas propose abandoning the corpo-
rate income tax and collecting more
taxes on the dividends and capital gains
of shareholders.
But how would that work? Most of
our publicly traded
stock now resides
in tax-exempt enti-
ties such as Roth
IRAs and pension
plans. Citizens for
Tax Justice found
that two-thirds of
dividends flow to
tax-exempt entities. We really can’t tax
shareholders on most of their hold-
ings, as Klein and Soltas suggest. We’ve
already promised most of the share-
holders we wouldn’t.
Klein and others also suggest we
replace the corporate income tax with
a carbon tax that would curb global
warming. But that would be giving up
altogether on taxing income from corpo-
rate wealth, leaving us overly reliant on
the taxes we impose on workers’ wages
and consumer spending. It would make
the rich richer and our extreme inequal-
ity even worse.
How else can we plug those loop-
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the gov-
ernment should lower the corporate
tax rate and “simplify” things. He’s
suggesting that the IRS tax corpora-
tions at the low rates other countries
do, so corporations won’t shift so much
income offshore. But other countries
would just lower their rates further if
Uncle Sam did that. The real problem
here isn’t Apple. It’s the tax policies of
other countries. Here’s the bottom line:
Apple has illuminated a global problem
that requires a global solution.
Bob Lord, a veteran tax lawyer and
former congressional candidate, prac-
tices and blogs in Phoenix, Arizona.
PeoPle’s Voice
Free speech
in Adams Co.
Adams County
(Colorado) commission-
ers have adopted a new
policy that confines citi-
zens who want to pro-
test outside the county’s
administration build-
ing to a 945-square-foot
“designated free speech
We think the approach
is heavy-handed and
should be reconsidered.
We also don’t like the
county’s new policy of
charging citizens $10 to
obtain audio recordings
of study sessions held by
The two policies are
in response to ongoing
angry protests by a num-
ber of citizens over new
stormwater fees.
“They were basically
disrupting people trying
to go in for other busi-
ness,” Commissioner Eva
Henry said.
Look, we don’t believe
that people have a right
to shout down elected
officials or other citizens
at public meetings or to
block folks from coming
and going in government
buildings. But we ques-
tion whether that’s really
the motivation for these
The policy that com-
missioners adopted
would push protesters
and petition circulators
away from sidewalks near
the front entrance of the
building, forcing them
into the tiny “free speech
area” or onto “external”
sidewalks hundreds of
feet away.
That seems more like
an attempt to make pro-
testers stand so far away
they won’t be easily seen
or heard.
We also object to
charging citizens $10
for audio recordings on
CD of the commission’s
study sessions, meetings
where technical briefings
are given that inform the
decisions commission-
ers make in their regular
The commission’s
regular meetings are
streamed online, and
archived recordings
of them are posted on
a county website. The
county should do the
same with study sessions
instead of slapping a $10
fee on citizens trying to
figure out why decisions
were made.
Denver Post
What you are now hearing
across the land is a collective
whine. Blue-state Democrats are
upset that Texas Gov. Rick Perry
dares come and play in their sand-
boxes, and worse, threatens to
“poach” jobs from their states.
The website Politico reports
that Perry’s attempts to lure jobs
to Texas are “infuriating to promi-
nent Democrats around the coun-
try.” Gov. Jerry Brown of California
— a state that is Perry’s foremost
target — has dismissed Perry’s
handiwork in scatological terms.
Democrats from another target,
Illinois, huff and puff about the
temerity of it all. “He better not
take our businesses away,” Sen.
Dick Durbin warned.
He better not or what, exactly?
What recourse does Illinois have,
except improving its own business
environment? Which would mean
Rick Perry is good for Texas ... and
for Illinois.
Perry is exploiting the genius
of our federalist system for all it’s
worth. In his business-recruitment
trips, accompanied by trash-talk-
ing ads and Texas-sized braggado-
cio, he is subjecting other states
to the fire of competition. In an ad
in Crain’s Chicago Business, Perry
offered businesses in the state “an
escape route to economic freedom
... a route to Texas.”
This is exactly how the Founders
imagined the interplay among the
states working, although in the
era prior to the arrival of Texas in
the union, they might have had
trouble imagining Rick Perry. The
George Mason University scholar
Michael Greve refers to the sys-
tem as “competitive” federalism.
“This federalism relies on exit and
mobility — of capital, and of labor
— as a means of disciplining gov-
ernment,” he writes. “Competitive
federalism is a terrific prescrip-
tion for a big, diverse country
with a highly mobile citizenry
and a national government that
responds poorly to democratic
Rick Perry may be boastful, but
he has a lot to boast about. Texas
had a 6.4 percent unemployment
rate in April. When President
Barack Obama recently made
Austin, Texas, his first stop on
a trip touting job creation, Perry
welcomed him with an ad not-
ing, accurately, “Over the last 10
years, Texas created 33 percent of
the net new jobs nationwide.”
Perry’s opponents assume
that there must be something
unfair or wrong about this. Texas,
they scoff, is benefiting from an
energy boom. Well, states like
California and New York also have
oil and gas resources, but refuse
to exploit them fully for political
reasons. Regardless, Texas job
growth ranges much more widely
than the energy sector. In the
past year, according to the Texas
Workforce Commission, the cate-
gory of Mining and Logging, which
includes oil and gas, has grown
by nearly 17,000 jobs. But Trade,
Transportation, and Utilities
added 58,000. Professional and
Business Services added 62,000.
Leisure and Hospitality, 57,000.
Texas also is portrayed as a
pit of backwardness. It’s not so,
as Chuck DeVore of the Texas
Public Policy Foundation — him-
self a transplant from California
— points out. A calculation of
poverty rates from the Census
Bureau that takes account of cost
of living found that California had
the highest poverty rate in the
country from 2009 through 2011,
at 23.5 percent; the adjusted rate
for Texas was about 17 percent.
He writes that the two states are
“remarkably similar in size, diver-
sity and natural resources,” but
“they differ in their governance.”
Texas benefits from low tax
rates, a low cost of living, light
regulation, checks on abusive law-
suits and its status as a right-to-
work state. California has none of
the above. Although its unemploy-
ment rate has been declining, it is
still 9 percent, the fourth-highest
in the nation.
“Poaching” jobs sounds pejo-
rative, but it amounts to mak-
ing it easier for people to do
business. The waste hauler Waste
Connections Inc. moved from
Sacramento, Calif., to a location
near Houston. Its CEO told the
website The Fiscal Times that it
took the company 16 months to
design and build a new building in
Texas, when the permitting alone
would have taken three years in
If blue-state Democrats want
Rick Perry to stop bothering them,
they should quit whining and start
learning from his example.
Rich Lowry can be reached via
e-mail: comments.lowry@national-
Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The poacher?
pple has illuminated how
corporations can easily
avoid taxation as our economy
becomes more global
Dear Friends,
On behalf of all of the residents of Golden Meadows
Home, I want to thank everyone who helped to make
our 19th annual Benefit Auction on June 8 a huge
success! We raised $7,295.18 for the Special Needs
Resident Fund. The outpouring of generosity from our
local businesses and citizens in the community has
been incredible.
We were also successful due to the energy of our
staff and volunteers who care about our residents. We
were truly thankful for everyone’s hard work and posi-
tive attitudes.
The Special Needs Resident Fund was established to
improve the quality of life for our residents by providing
goods, services, and opportunities that would not be
available without this very important fund.
I also want to thank all of the people who came to
the auction and kept the bidding lively and interesting.
Our auctioneers, who also volunteered their time, were
energetic and entertaining.
Thanks again to everyone who helped to make this
year’s auction the most successful one in its nineteen
year history. To see photos, a list of businesses who
donated services or merchandise, and other details
about the Auction, visit our Golden Meadows Home
Facebook page and don’t forget to “Like” us.
I would also like to thank the many people in our
community who continue to support our “Cans for
Co-Pays” medication fund throughout the year. There
is a bin in our back parking lot where bagged alu-
minum cans can be placed at any time. While we do
accept other aluminum items that can be recycled, we
cannot accept trays that were used for food.
The “Cans for Co-Pays” fund has helped our resi-
dents with prescription medication co-pays and over
the counter medications and has been a tremendous
As many of you know, the people who call Golden
Meadows their home are among the most economically
challenged people in our community and truly appreci-
ate the support of all who help. We are truly blessed to
live in a place that cares.
Tom Magnan, Administrator, Golden Meadows
To the Editor:
In the past couple of weeks, the Adams County
Health Department has learned of several situations
concerning food establishments in our county that has
us concerned.
Specifically, we know of at least two establishments
that had to have emergency sewage work done at their
facility because they had been lax in performing rou-
tine maintenance on their systems. Instead of having
grease traps and lines cleaned out on a regular basis,
these establishments chose not to do so and thus sus-
tained significant bills to have it done on an emergency
basis (such work can end up being several thousand
One store voluntarily closed for a 24-hour period
while workers abated problems that put public health
in peril. Sewage and other material was actually bub-
bling out of nearly manhole covers onto the ground.
This situation nearly jeopardized the city sewage sys-
tem as well in Decatur. Fortunately, store owners were
proactive, had the sewage lines and traps cleaned out
and assisted in taking steps to cover the spilled sewage
with agricultural lime which will assist in neutralizing
the sewage.
Yet, this whole sordid situation could have been
avoided with regular maintenance. We encourage all
restaurants and food establishments to have a written
policy in place for such maintenance and then to follow
it explicitly. Our department will be working with the
city sewage departments throughout Adams County to
make sure food establishments are following the rule
for proper disposal of grease and sewage wastes.
In another aspect of Health Department jurisdiction,
all food establishments are required to have at least one
certified food handler/manager on its staff. We know
that some establishments are “using” another person’s
certificate in lieu of having their own trained person.
The rationale for the rule is that a trained person can
come back to the restaurant or store and provide train-
ing/information to other workers. This usually won’t
be the case in “using” another person from another
Our department is sponsoring a two-day Serv-Safe
class on June 26 and 27 in conjunction with Parkview
Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne for establish-
ments in Adams County who need a certified food han-
dler/manager. The class is offered in Decatur for the
convenience of county establishments. There is a $150
charge per person ($50 for a re-certification test) and
the cutoff date for sign-ups is June 19. We want every
establishment to have “their own” food handler/man-
ager, not “rent” one from another store. Establishments
must have a permit from our department to operate in
Adams County; those who chose not to have a certified
food handler/manager may find their 2014 permits
difficult to obtain if they do not comply with this impor-
tant state requirement.
There are other classes available for the training but
the upcoming class is the only one scheduled in Adams
County for 2013 at this time. Please take advantage of
the training offered (also good for persons needing a
five-year recertification). For more information, contact
our office at 724-5326.
Joe Spaulding, Adams County Health Department
Inspector (Phone: 724-5326)
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Thomas and Marvene
Buuck of Decatur will cel-
ebrate their 60th wedding
anniversary on June 20,
Tom served 23 years
with the Fort Wayne Air
National Guard, working
full-time with the guard
and Fort Wayne Air Port
Authority. He retired in
Marvene also retired
in 1998 from Monmouth
School, where she was
employed in the Building
Department and Clerk’s
The couple have two
children, Annette (Sam)
Ruble of Decatur and
Randy Buuck of Angola.
A son, Kent Buuck, is
They have two grand-
sons, Joe (Becky) Ruble
and Paul (Lori) Ruble, all
of Decatur; and five great-
gradnchildren, Jon, Isaac,
Anna, Luke, and Sam
Tom and Marvene are
members of Zion Lutheran
Church-Friedheim. They
will celebrate the occasion
with a family dinner.
Thomas and Marvene Buuck
Sense & Sensitivity
by Harriette Cole
Hairy Situation For Restaurant Patron
Yesterday, I went to a local
restaurant to have dinner
with a friend. I was dismayed
to find a short, black hair on
a piece of my chicken. My
hair is neither short nor black
-- the hair couldn’t have
come from me. I had eaten
enough of the meal before
the discovery of the hair to
satiate my appetite, so I was
not going to ask for them to
make me a new plate.
I would have just left the
food, paid and departed
had the manager not been
making rounds, asking the
patrons if everything was all
right. I informed him quietly
of my uninvited guest, but
instead of an apology, he
claimed not to see anything,
insinuated that I insulted his
“clean establishment” and
whisked the plate away. To
his credit, he offered to bring
me something new, but I was
no longer hungry.
Although he did not
charge me for my meal, I
was uncomfortable with the
way he handled the situa-
tion. I did not mean to insult
him; I simply wanted to rec-
tify the situation. Did I do
the right thing? His response
was really aggressive and
made me feel like it was my
fault that there was a hair in
my food. -- A Hairy Situation,
SITUATION: You did the right
thing. You definitely should
have told him, even if he had
not come walking around. I
wonder if the reason that he
reacted the way he did was
because someone overheard
your comment. Perhaps he
was embarrassed. You said
you were quiet, but maybe
he didn’t experience it that
Either way, his reac-
tion was inappropriate. He
should have been gracious
and apologetic.
I comment on the letter from
“I Like to be Lonely” from
Armonk, N.Y.? I can sym-
pathize with her (why do I
assume it is a girl?) because
I lived in Europe for several
years and would call back to
the United States to talk to
my parents and my brother,
who lived together. Whoever
answered the phone first
would immediately call the
others to the phone, and I
ended up with the feeling
that I had wasted my time
(and money) in a superficial
conversation without spend-
ing any “quality time” with
any of them.
I would suggest that “Like”
call the family together and
tell them, frankly, of the feel-
ings she outlined in her letter,
then offer to make “dates” with
one or two of her siblings at a
time to do something togeth-
er, whether it’s a household
chore, an errand in town, a
shared meal or whatever. If
they really care for her, they
should be happy to do this.
It might provide the bond-
ing experience she is miss-
ing. It might even bring her
to the point where she has
more fun in the larger group.
I’m afraid that “splitting the
difference” without positive
interaction would just lead to
resentment on both sides. --
Sensitive, Washington, D.C.
you for sharing your experi-
ence. Your message is that
personal, intimate interac-
tion beats generalized group
engagement. Makes sense!
Community Calendar
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lunch or dinner
Reservations Required.
TUESDAY, June 18:
Senior citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside
Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and
Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service
League for Blind and Disabled support group, 1:30
p.m., Woodcrest.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Food Pantry,
5-6 p.m. Families can receive food once monthly.
A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E,
Free meal, 5-6 p.m., First United Methodist
Church, 6th St. entrance.
Celebrate Recovery, 6-7 p.m., small groups, 7-8
p.m., The Bridge Community Church.
Adams County Autism support group, 6:30 p.m.,
Park Center.
Adult Children of Alcoholics, a 12-step support
program for those raised in alcoholic families, 7 p.m.,
The Bridge Community Church, 403 Winchester Rd.
Women of the Moose business meeting, 7 p.m.,
Moose home.
THURSDAY, June 20:
Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Adams Memorial Hospital,
Decatur Room.
Friendship Village meeting, 1 p.m., The Brickhouse,
Senior Citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside
Monroe United Methodist Church Farmer’s Wagon,
1 p.m. (line is to form no earlier than 12 p.m.)
Adams County Caregivers support group, 4 p.m.,
Adams Memorial Hospital Decatur II room.
TOPS Club weigh-in, 5:30 p.m.; meeting 6:15
p.m., Woodcrest Activity Building.
Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., weigh-in; 6:30 p.m.
meeting, Adams Memorial Hospital Decatur Room.
Sober Beginnings, 6:30-8 p.m., Adams Memorial
Hospital Berne Room.
Divorce Care 4 Kids, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Decatur
Church of God.
A.A. (open) Big Book meeting, 7 p.m., First Church
of the Nazarene, Berne.
Quilts n’ Things, 8:30-11 a.m., St. Mark’s United
Methodist Church.
FRIDAY, June 21:
Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E,
A motley crew of pirates visited the
Berne Public Library recently, look-
ing for treasure during the “Dig
Into Reading” summer reading pro-
gram. From left are Aimee Fisher,
Gordon Gerber, Joseph Beachey,
Shana Neuenschwander, Jamey Allen,
Rhea Hammitt, Jeanne Frank, Becky
Lehman and Bonnie Hammitt. For
more information about programming
at the library call 589-2809. (Photo
Vincennes University
(VU) announced Allison
M. Hormann of Decatur
is the recipient of the
VU President’s Office
Scholarship and Silver
Key Activity Award for
the spring semester of
the 2012-13 school year.
A 2011 graduate of
Bellmont High School,
Allison is the daughter of
Scott and Hollie Hormann
of Decatur. She is major-
ing in administrative
office technology / medi-
cal concentration. She is
a member of the Student
Government Association,
Campus Activities Board,
and coordinator of the
Comedy Club.
names local
student honors
For the past two years
the Decatur Sculpture
Tour (DST) has been the
topic of conversation and
and perusal by local resi-
dents and travelers alike.
Although sightseers have
been reported from as far
away as Texas this year
alone, we want to know
what area residents think
of the DST. Do you think
the sculptures are good
for Decatur and Adams
County? Does the DST
promote our area in a
positive way? Maybe you
feel the sculptures are
a distraction or poorly
done. Whatever your
opinion, we want to know
what you think!
Send your response,
along with your name
and city, to jandrews@
com by 5 p.m. on July 1.
Responses will be pub-
lished the week of July
ProteCt Pets
through dog
days of summer
After beginning our
new Pet of the Week fea-
ture it’s become appar-
ent that Adams County
residents tend to think
of their four legged com-
panions more as family
members than animals.
With the arrival of warm
weather, conscientious
pet owners typically
reevaluate how to care
for their pets. As the
seasons change, so may
a pet’s needs, and differ-
ent safety precautions
might be necessary.
Warm weather sea-
sons are many people’s
favorite time of year.
Pets, too, enjoy the bene-
fits of the warm weather,
including more opportu-
nities to frolic outside.
But the sunshine and
hot weather that is syn-
onymous with the sum-
mer season can prove
treacherous to some
Although the hot-
weather months are
sometimes called “the
dog days of summer,”
that doesn’t mean that
your dog enjoys them.
According to “Dogs in
Antiquity: Anubis to
Cerebrus: The Origins
of the Domestic Dog,”
by Douglas Brewer,
Sir Terence Clark, and
Adrian Phillips, the term
“dog days of summer”
was coined by the ancient
Greeks and Romans
actually to describe the
hottest days of summer
that coincided with the
rising of the Dog Star,
Sirius. It has nothing
to do with dogs loving
the summer. So keep in
mind your pooch and
other pets may not be
acclimated to hot weath-
er and may suffer for it.
Dogs, cats and small
animals who are left
inside a hot car, even
if just for a few min-
utes, can be susceptible
to heat-related illness
and even death. Dogs
are particularly vulner-
able to the heat because
they can only cool off by
panting and through the
sweat glands in the pads
of their feet.
Animal cruelty laws
apply to just about any-
one who endangers their
animal’s life through
negligence. Failure to
take weather condi-
tions into consideration
may be a criminal act,
depending on where a
pet owner lives.
To avoid heat-related
injury to a companion
animal, keep these tips
in mind.
• Even on a day that
seems mild, an enclosed
car can reach deadly
temperatures. A Stanford
University study found
that even when it was a
mere 72 F outdoors, the
interior temperature of a
car reached 116 F with-
in one hour. Research
further indicated that
cracking the windows of
the car had little effect
on lowering the inter-
nal temperature of the
• Pets generally have
a higher body temper-
ature than people. A
dog’s normal body tem-
perature, for example, is
between 101 to 102.5 F.
Being outside in the heat
or locked inside a hot
room can quickly bring
that body temperature
up. Nerve damage, liver
damage, heart prob-
lems, and even death
can occur if a dog’s body
temperature rises just a
little bit.
• It is important to
provide pets with extra
water, as they may be
more thirsty when it is
hot outdoors. If you will
be spending a day away
from home, leave one or
two bowls of water avail-
able and put in a few ice
cubes, which will help
keep the water cooler.
• If your pet is out-
doors, make sure he has
plenty of access to shady
areas in which to rest. A
child’s wading pool can
provide a respite from
the heat as well.
• Avoid walks and
daily exercise during
the hottest parts of the
day. Try to reschedule
these for early morning
or early evening when
things generally cool
down. Remember, pave-
ment and sidewalks can
be very hot and burn the
delicate pads of the feet.
• Discuss pet sun-
screen products with a
veterinarian. Animals
with short hair or with
white fur and pink skin
may be more susceptible
to sunburn and damage
from potentially harmful
UV rays.
• Be mindful of open
windows and pet birds.
It can be easy for birds
to escape when a win-
dow is left open in the
house, especially if your
birds are given daily
exercise outside of the
cage. On another note,
keep in mind that glass
is virtually invisible to
birds, and wild birds
may collide with glass if
windows are kept shut
while the air condition-
ing is on. Glass reflects
the images of trees,
bushes and the sky, so
a bird may fly direct-
ly into it. The United
States. Fish and Wildlife
Service offers that one of
the greatest hazards to
birds is plate glass, with
windows in homes and
offices killing as many
as one billion birds each
good or bad? you deCide!
vaccinations, as biting
insects, such as mosqui-
toes, ticks and flies, are
more prevalent this time
of year and can transmit
• Avoid toxic gar-
dening products if you
and your pet frequently
spend time in the yard.
• Don’t assume your
dog knows how to dog-
gie paddle. Despite the
name, not all pups have
mastered this method of
staying afloat. Keep in
mind an unattended dog
can drown.
The warm-weather
season is one in which
people enjoy lounging
outdoors and soaking
up some sun. You can
ensure your pets enjoy
it, too, by taking precau-
tions and other safety
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A woman who was sen-
tenced to death at age
16 for taking part in the
torture and murder of a
78-year-old bible stud-
ies teacher was released
from an Indiana prison
Monday after growing to
middle age behind bars.
Paula Cooper, whose
1986 death sentence
enraged human rights
activists and drew a
plea for clemency from
Pope John Paul II, left
the state prison quiet-
ly in a state-owned van
and wearing donated
clothing, Department of
Correction spokesman
Doug Garrison said.
As is customary, the
prison, about 60 miles
west of Indianapolis,
gave the now-43-year-old
woman $75 to help her
make a fresh start.
When asked where
Cooper was being taken,
Garrison said, ‘‘We have
something arranged but
that’s not something I
can talk about.’’
Cooper was 15 years
old when she used a
butcher’s knife to cut
Ruth Pelke 33 times dur-
ing a robbery in Gary that
ended in Pelke’s death.
Her three companions
— one only 14 — received
lighter sentences, but
Cooper confessed to the
killing and was sentenced
to death by a judge who
opposed capital punish-
ment, said former prose-
cutor Jack Crawford, who
sought the death penalty
for Cooper.
Crawford is now
a defense lawyer in
Indianapolis and no lon-
ger supports capital pun-
‘‘She sat on her, slicing
her,’’ Crawford said. ‘‘This
was a torture crime.’’
The following year,
Cooper became the coun-
try’s youngest death row
The sentencing of
a 16-year-old to death
enraged human rights
activists in the U.S. and
Pope John Paul II urged
that Cooper be granted
clemency in 1987, and
in 1988 a priest brought
a petition to Indianapolis
with more than 2 mil-
lion signatures protesting
Cooper’s sentence.
‘‘There were like pro-
tests, ‘Save Paula Cooper,’
even in Europe it was a
rallying cry,’’ said Richard
Dieter, executive direc-
tor of the Death Penalty
Information Center in
Washington. ‘‘Her case
really became a symbol
of the death penalty.’’
Two years after Cooper
was sentenced to die,
the U.S. Supreme Court
ruled in an unrelated
case that the execution
of young people who were
under 16 at the time they
committed an offense
was cruel and unusual
punishment and was
thus unconstitutional.
Indiana legislators then
passed a state law rais-
ing the minimum age
limit for execution from
10 years to 16, and in
1988, the state’s high
court set Cooper’s death
sentence aside and
ordered her to serve 60
years in prison.
‘‘Was justice done?
Twenty-four years is a
long time, but I’m not
sure,’’ Crawford said.
Ruth Pelke’s grand-
son, Bill Pelke, has
organized opposition to
the death penalty since
about two years after
her murder.
His grandmother, he
said, would have been
‘‘appalled’’ at a young
girl being sentenced to
Pelke, who now lives
in Anchorage, Alaska,
was in Indiana Monday
for Cooper’s release, but
missed it. He said he
expects Cooper to phone
him sometime in the
next few days.
In 2005, the U.S.
Supreme Court ruled
it unconstitutional to
execute anyone who is
younger than 18 years
when they commit an
Linley E. Pearson,
who was Indiana’s attor-
ney general when Cooper
appealed to the state
Supreme Court, said
research now shows that
the human brain doesn’t
fully mature until age
‘‘So kids can do a lot
of things they wouldn’t
do if they were an adult,’’
Pearson said.
Cooper’s sentence
was reduced due to her
behavior in prison, where
she earned a bachelor’s
degree. She will remain
on parole for a few years,
Garrison said.
‘‘We’re just wanting
her to be successful,
that’s all,’’ he said. ‘‘She
needs to get back to liv-
New military roles for women
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are ready
to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have
prevented women from holding thousands of combat
and special operations jobs near the front lines.
Under details of the plans obtained by The
Associated Press, women could start training as
Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a
year later.
The military services have mapped out a schedule
that also will include reviewing and possibly chang-
ing the physical and mental standards that men
and women will have to meet in order to quality for
certain infantry, armor, commando and other front-
line positions across the Army, Navy, Air Force and
Transgender candidate could be a first
NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Wymore is a typical
city council candidate in many ways, campaign-
ing as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair
and founder of a roster of local organizations. But
Wymore’s community-leader resume has an unusual
feature: He built much of it while he was a woman.
If he wins, Wymore would be the first openly
transgender officeholder in the nation’s biggest city
and one of only a handful ever in the U.S., though
his campaign isn’t emphasizing his personal story —
or sidestepping it.
Wymore, 51, a Democrat, faces several opponents
who also have long records of community involve-
ment on Manhattan’s upscale, liberal Upper West
Nationwide, at least five transgender people have
won city, school board and judicial elections, includ-
ing current Mayor Stu Rasmussen of Silverton, Ore.
Perhaps dozens of others have run across the coun-
try; it’s unclear whether any such candidate has run
in New York City.
US, Russia firm on Syria at -8
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Hunting
for a glimmer of common ground, the leaders of
major economic powers are declaring themselves
dedicated to a political solution to Syria’s bloody civil
war, even as President Barack Obama and Russian
President Vladimir Putin stake out diametrically
opposite stands on which side deserves military sup-
Ahead of a Group of Eight joint statement on
Syria to be issued Tuesday, the U.S. remained com-
mitted to Obama’s recent decision to arm the rebels
and Russia did not budge from its weapons sales to
President Bashar Assad’s regime.
Yet even as Obama found common ground among
European allies against Putin at a G-8 summit in
Northern Ireland, the U.S. president also struggled
to convince some of those same allies to join him in
sending armaments to the Syrian opposition.
Obama defends NSA data gathering
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama
defended top secret National Security Agency spying
programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday,
and called them transparent — even though they are
authorized in secret.
‘‘It is transparent,’’ Obama told PBS’ Charlie Rose
in an interview broadcast Monday. ‘‘That’s why we set
up the FISA court,’’ he added, referring to the secret
court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
Act that authorizes two recently disclosed programs:
one that gathers U.S. phone records and another
that is designed to track the use of U.S.-based
Internet servers by foreigners with possible links to
He added that he’s named representatives to a pri-
vacy and civil liberties oversight board to help in the
debate over just how far government data gathering
should be allowed to go — a discussion that is com-
plicated by the secrecy surrounding the FISA court,
with hearings held at undisclosed locations and with
only government lawyers present. The orders that
result are all highly classified.
Abortion wars return to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — The abortion wars return to
Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban
almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of
20 weeks.
The legislation expected to pass the Republican-
controlled House as early as Tuesday has no chance
of becoming law in the near future: The Democratic-
led Senate will ignore it and the White House has
issued a veto threat. But the measure gives social
conservatives a rare chance to promote their anti-
abortion agenda.
Another search for Jimmy Hoffa
enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain’s tip to once
again break out the digging equipment in search
of the elusive remains of former Teamsters union
leader Jimmy Hoffa, last seen alive when he left for
lunch with two mobsters 38 years ago.
Federal agents brought excavation equipment
Monday to a field in suburban Detroit where Tony
Zerilli said Hoffa’s remains were buried.
FBI agents halted the search for the day about
7 p.m. Monday and planned to resume digging
Tuesday morning.
Indiana woman,
46, free; death
sentence at 15
Pope John Paul 11
asked for clemency
Shimon Peres
hits 90 mark
Shimon Peres turns 90,
the indefatigable Israeli
president is doing what
he has always done: look-
ing ahead, preparing for
the next challenge and
believing that he will see
Middle East peace in his
Old age has hardly
slowed him down. If any-
thing, it seems to have
handed Peres a measure
of the grace that eluded
him as a younger man.
‘‘For me, what is
important is tomorrow,
the next day,” he said.
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Public Auction Starts at 6:00
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Behind Back 40 Resturant
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Automobile & Diesel Machine Shop Closeout
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1715 Patterson Street in Decatur
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Melvin & Theresa McBarnes and others
815 Adams Street (Krueckeberg Complex)
1:24 scale, Personal Property, Antiques, Shop Equipment,
Lawn &Garden, Household Items, Furniture, 100 bikes from
Decatur Police Deptartment, 300+ Collector Toy Tractors
Krueckeberg Auction & Realty
Saturday, June 29 @ 10:00 AM
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Jacqueline Caffee
206 E. South ST. Monroeville
Open House: June 27th 5-6pm
2 bedroom-1bath, 2 car detached garage, large
foyer, huge great room, dine in kitchen, and add
on room.
Krueckeberg Auction & Realty
Thursday July 11, 2013 @ 6PM
Kirk A. Reed
North West St, Bryant, IN
4736-9801 in the town of New Corydon.
Watch for signs.
Farm Land
Heartland Auction & Realty
Saturday, July 20th @ 9:00am
Erma Sliger - Revocable Living Trust
1122 S. 13th St. • Decatur
Open House: Tuesday, July 8th 5-6pm
1 Story Ranch, 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Baths, Living
Room, Kitchen/Dining Area, 22x24 attached
Garage, personal property, appliances, household
items, furniture, shop equipment
Krueckeberg Auction & Realty
Saturday July 20, 2013 @ 9am
Dee M. & Jane R. Beavans
8903 Rothman Rd. Ft. Wayne, IN
Open House: June 18th & July 9th 5-7pm
Real Estate: 11/2 story cape cod with 2 acres +/-
Personal Property, Household Items, Power Tools,
Shop Equip., Tractor-Ford 3000 gas utility,
RV-1999 Cameo by Carriage 5th Wheel Travel
Trailer, Furniture-Quality namebrand, Lawn &
Garden, Truck-1997 Ford F250 Extended cab
diesel pick-up truck.
Ellenberger Brother’s
3BR, 2BA, Newer appliances, furnace,
windows, well, septic, new roof, fireplace,
new garage door, 2 car garage, finished
basement, energy efficient, 1 acre with
mature trees, also orchard. Stateline 2 miles
North of 224, 8570 N 700 E Decatur
3636 N. Shady Lane (Oakwood)
$250,000 Pictures and Description.
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 2 Fireplaces, 2
Kitchens, Finished Basement, Indoor Pool,
Elevator, Gym,Kennel, Wrap around
Driveway,...Everything Customized.
128 Harvester Ln
(Stratton) 3 bed 2 bath 1810 Sq Ft
Asking $117,000
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134 Brandywine Lane 1845 sq.ft house w/
575 sq.ft 2 car attached garage. 3BR/2Bath.
Newly remodelled kitchen & bathrooms. New
laminate flooring. Vaulted ceiling &fire place
in living room. New stainless steel appli-
ances. Priced to sell! 260-223-0266
810 E. Monroe Street
Beautifully landscaped, 4 bedroom, 1
bathroom 1348 sq.ft. ranch. Close to
Bellmont High School. Low property
taxes, great starter home.
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