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October 17, 2013
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By BOB SHRALUKA The recent agreement between the Decatur and Adams County park boards was approvingly made a matter of record by Decatur City Council on Tuesday night. The agreement, drafted by City Attorney Tim Baker, is good for one year and will be renewed on an annual basis unless terminated by either of the boards. Mainly, Mayor John Schultz said, the document states that city park board employees may assist their county counterparts and vice versa. It also states that the county shall provide 1/12th of the salary paid city Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert. Steve Krull, longtime director of both the city and county park boards, is retiring effective Dec. 31 and will not be replaced, the two boards agreed. Under a revised setup adopted several months back, Gilbert, who headed up the street and sanitation departments, became operations manager wth employees of the street, sewer, water, storm water and parks departments — 20 full-time workers — reporting to him. Utilities Auditor Dan Rickord became utilities director, with eight fulltime and one-part time workers
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IN BRIEF Craig home effort draws city praise
Pact spells out park/rec duties
reporting to him. Responding to a question posed by Councilman Ken Meyer, Krull, who was at the meeting, said the city employees assist the county workers primarily in recreation programs.
By BOB SHRALUKA Deca tu r C i ty Councilman Matt Dyer on Tuesday expressed his appreciation to the volunteers who turned out Saturday to help with a cleanup of the brush and bushes around the home of George Craig at Second and Jackson streets. “Mr. Craig appreciated the help, even though he’s a little reluctant to ask,” Dyer said. Craig and his son, George Jr., joined the group, pruning trees and bushes and clearing debris from around the home. Major structural problems remain, however. Any contractor who would like to give the Craigs some advice on how to proceed from this point would be appreciated, Dyer added as he spoke at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Also at the meeting: • Mayor John Schultz said he wanted to once again this year give city employees Decatur Dollars as a Christmas gift. In the past, full-time employees have received $25 and part-time workers $15. Councilman Charlie Cook suggested bumping each up $5. “It has been that way a long time,” the mayor remarked and council unanimously agreed. to the increase. Decatur Dollars are, in effect, gift certificates which are good with city merchants, as many as 30 to 40 places, it was estimated.
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Later in the meeting, Krull noted that the parks and rec department soccer program, which wraps up this weekend, has some 700 participants this year. Next up, he said, are basketball, volleyball and gymnastics programs.
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Lutheran Air helicopter visits BHS health careers class
Haggard is named parade marshal
The Decatur Callithumpian Committee has announced the selection of David S. Haggard as the 2013 Callithumpian grand marshal. Each year an individual is selected who has made a significant contribution to the community. Haggard, a native of Adams County, was born Sept. 16, 1942, to the late Harvey and Barbara (Smith) Haggard. He graduated from Adams Central in 1961, then attended Manchester College for three years and graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1966. He served in the United States Air Force. Haggard joined the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home in 1974 and became a partner with Elmer “Chalky” Winteregg and Richard Linn, renaming the funeral home WintereggLinn and Haggard until both retired. When Gayle Armes joined him as a partner they renamed it Haggard & Armes Funeral Home. Twelve years later, Patrick Sefton joined the firm, renamed Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home. In 2011 Haggard entered into semi-retirement and Ryan Hirschy joined the firm as a partner. The See MARSHAL, Page 3
Students in the health occupation class at Bellmont High School got a visit on Wednesday from the Lutheran Air emergency life flight helicopter. Photo by Ashley Thieme
Leaf pick-up begins in city
Leaf collections are under way in the city, Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert has announced. There is no set schedule, Gilbert said, noting that local residents should get their leaves out to the curbs “and they will be picked up in orderly fashion.” Grass clippings and similar items may be placed with the leaves, but heavier brush should be set out separate. “We will get (the brush), but be patient with us on that one,” he urged. The brush may be taken to the city compost pile off Jackson Street and north of Riverside Center. Gilbert reminded city residents that leaves should not be burned along the curbs and in the streets.
Students get close-up look at Lutheran Air chopper
By ASHLEY THIEME The dual-credit Health Occupation Program at Bellmont High School has really taken off. A group of 45 juniors from all three county high schools gathered near the softball field at Bellmont Wednesday afternoon to welcome the Lutheran Air helicopter, flown by pilot Derek Emmert. The aircraft is used for emergency life flights within a 100 mile radius of Fort Wayne. The new air craft is housed at the Wabash Airport and has been at it’s new home for roughly a week. Before being in Wabash the aircraft was in Idaho. The students were anxious to hop on board the aircraft and maneuvered their way from the pilot seat to the patient bed. Janelle Gresla, health occupation educator at BHS, spoke about the ambition of the students in her class. “Last year we had more than 70 juniors in the class and we have figured out a way to lower the number by placing stiff expectations on the students,” she said. Gresla spoke of her strategy to maintain order in the room. “Now we have the students who want to be here, the ones that are pursuing college degrees in the health field.” For the last 24 years the health careers program has been offered to only seniors. Last year was the first time juniors were included in the program. “We offer 22 college credit hours over the course of two years. This is an entire semester of college that these students do not have to pay for,” Gresla said. See HEALTH, Page 3
BHS presents ‘Grease’ this weekend
Whitnie Twigg (Frenchy), Shannon Lee (Sandy) and Tory Fuelling (Rizzo)  are pictured in character for the Bellmont High School production of “Grease.”  Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens and may be reserved by calling 724-7121, ext. 4. Photo provided
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A Berne woman is being held today at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center under a $100,000 surety bond after being arrested Wednesday by the Berne Police Department on charges of attempted murder and neglect of a dependent person. Sasha J. Hunt, 21, N. Jefferson Street, was taken into custody by police at 4:54 p.m. More information about the charges was not available at press time today from either the Adams County Prosecuting Attorney’s office or the Berne Police Department.
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October is key month for abuse awareness
By Kelly Sickafoose Ex. Director, Adams County Substance Abuse Awareness Council October brings us three important awareness topics. The first is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, which focuses on the role substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. Every day, too many people are hurt by the significant consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, such as diminished achievement in our schools, greater risks on our roads and in our communities, and lives being cut tragically short. Yet, we also know they are preventable. Prevention is the most cost-effective way to reduce drug use and its consequences. Recent research concluded that every dollar invested in schoolbased substance use prevention programs can save up to $18 in Sickafoose costs related to substance use disorders. Most 6-year-olds know alcohol is only for adults. Between the ages of 9 and 13, children start to view alcohol more positively. Many children begin to think underage drinking is okay. Some even start to experiment. About 10 percent of 12-year-olds say they have tried alcohol. By age 15, that number jumps to 50 percent. It is never too early to talk to your children about alcohol. Tell your child that alcohol can be bad for his or her growing brain, interferes with judgment, and can make him or her sick. Once children hear the facts and your opinions about them, it is easier for you to make rules and enforce them. Studies have shown that parents have a significant influence on young people’s decisions about alcohol consumption. In fact, around 80 percent of children feel that parents should have a say in whether they drink alcohol. The second is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, which reminds us that one in five young adults has abused a prescription drug, and one in 10 youth aged 12-17 has abused overthe-counter cough medicine to get high. Many people age 12 and above who use drugs for the first time choose to use a prescription drug non-medically, typically by stealing them from medicine cabinets at their home or at a relative’s home. There is a prescription drug dropoff box located in front of the Decatur Police Department. Please dispose of your unwanted medicine in this receptacle to keep these potentially dangerous drugs out of the hands of our young people. As of July 2013, 181 pounds of prescription and overthe-counter drugs were collected so far this year. Since its inception in November of 2009, more than 1,129 pounds of prescription drugs have been collected. The third awareness month in October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Research shows that women who are victims of domestic violence are more likely to become dependent on prescription drugs, and are more likely to abuse alcohol as a means of coping with their situation, and easing the pain and confusion they feel as a result of being battered. Join us in preventing substance abuse and reducing the negative impact of alcohol and drugs in our community. Everyone benefits from that effort. For further information, visit our website at www.adamscountysaac.com.
Work has progressed rapidly over the past week at the latest Habitat For Humanity home currently under construction in Berne. The Adams Central High School Building Trades class has been busy at the site, and last week erected exterior walls. Photo provided
Some Berne apartment complex owners will feel rate hike
The final reading of an ordinance that will see sanitation fees change for some Berne residents was held Tuesday at the city council meeting. Clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller said in September the new ordinance was designed to correct an oversight in the differences of apartment complexes in the city in the past. Maller said the new ordinance makes the distinction between complexes with fewer than three buildings and those with more than three buildings. The new ordinance will assess a fee of $8 per apartment for those with more than three buildings in the complex, a slightly lower figure than the $10 assessed to
others. This is due to the fact not all services – such as lawn clipping removal – are available to the larger complexes, according to Maller. The council approved the ordinance, 4-0, with councilor Phil Provost absent. – Jannaya Andrews
State panel fails to make recommendations for day care changes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state committee studying Indiana’s child care system has wrapped up its meetings without making any recommendations on possible changes to how the state regulates day care providers. The panel of lawmakers, child advocates and state officials had its meeting adjourned Tuesday by its chairman before taking any votes on the issue, The Indianapolis Star reported. Committee chair man Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, said he didn’t believe the group had reached a consensus on the wording of proposed bills, which would have been put before the General Assembly for its session starting in January. The panel considered other issues through the past summer, but problems with Indiana’s lightly regulated day care providers drew the most attention. Proposals that had been discussed by the Committee on Child Care included setting minimum staffing levels and new health and safety standards for day care providers. Ann Murtlow, the president and CEO of the United Way of Central Indiana, said the lack of committee action was ‘‘disappointing and perplexing.’’ The United Way agency has made improving early childhood education one of its top goals. ‘‘This was a kind of a run-into-a-brickwall meeting, and we don’t quite understand it,’’ Murtlow said. ‘‘The committee was proposing things that we think were critically necessary to protect our children.’’ Recommendations from the study committee aren’t required for lawmakers to act, but such endorsements often boost support for bills. The committee had
discussed requiring operators of unlicensed day cares that receive public money to undergo training or ensure they had adequate staffing. Indiana already requires home day care providers who look after six or more children not related to them to be trained in health and safety precautions and follow strict safe-sleep procedures. But homes with five or fewer are not subject to state scrutiny. A recent Indianapolis Star investigation found that 15 of the Indiana’s 21 day care deaths since 2009 occurred in unlicensed or illegal facilities.
Berne council OK’s costly water valve
could properly maintain water valves annually, and at a much lower cost to the city. Using the city’s backhoe, Crider said it took two city employees an hour and a half to dig two feet, compared to the 30 minute time frame it would take the new unit. With 367 valves in the city, that’s a lot of saved time by city personnel, according to Crider, as well as a better maintained valve system. The council approved the purchase of the unit, 4-0, with councilor Phil Provost absent.
By JANNAYA ANDREWS A new water valve exerciser will soon be added to the city of Berne’s arsenal of machinery after city council approved the purchase of the $67,480 unit during Tuesday’s meeting. John Crider, department head for the city’s Water Department, told councilors the last time the city used an outside firm to exercise the valves it cost approximately $22,000, and a recent quote for the maintenance was received for $27,000. Crider explained with the new unit the city
Indianapolis cops warn of Broncos-Colts ticket scam
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is warning Sunday night’s Denver Broncos-Indianapolis Colts game likely will bring out scammers trying to separate football fans from their money and legitimate tickets. The game marks the first game for quarter back Peyton Manning in Indianapolis since he left for Denver last year. Police recommend fans purchase tickets from reputable ticket brokers who have policies in place to compensate customers if a ticket turns out to be counterfeit or stolen. They say counterfeit and stolen tickets will be on the market due to the high interest in the game. Police also warn that people offering upgraded tickets may be trying to trade fakes for legitimate tickets. They urge fans to look for poor paper stock, misspellings and off-center logos
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year with its laptop computers, and the middle school now has enough laptops for all students. Asked by board member Ray Gill about the biggest challenge in implementing technology upgrades throughout the school system, Moore responded she has experienced a few minor technical glitches with regard to specific applications, but added “we’ve really not had any major issues.” Gill thanked Moore for her report, adding “it’s commendable to come in under budget.” Board President Arlene Amstutz asked if the technology would help improve state assessment scores. Moore said, “We’ll see. She said the technology offers different opportunities for instruction, and it will be “interesting to see” if those opportunities pay off in increased assessment score numbers.
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Few glitches with iPads, SA board learns
By MIKE LAMM South Adams Schools’ Technology Director Myra Moore updated the district’s board of education this week on the status of various new technology throughout the school district. Moore informed the board that all elementary school students now have an iPad, thanks to a capital outlay of $361,044 which was approved by the board last May. On May 7 the board okayed the appropriation of $400,000 from the Rainy Day Fund, the objective of which was to purchase iPads and related equipment in order to implement a one-to-one ratio technology program in the elementary school. “We have been using the iPads from the second day of school, and the kids really like them,” Moore noted. She added the high school is experiencing far fewer problems than last
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U.S. government reopens its doors
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations. Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the measure, which the House and Senate passed late Wednesday, ending a brawl with Republicans who tried to use the must-pass legislation to mount a last-ditch effort to derail the president’s landmark health care law and demand concessions on the budget. The White House directed all agencies to reopen promptly and in an orderly fashion. Furloughed federal employees across the country are expected to return to work Thursday. The impasse had shut-
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tered national parks and monuments, and mostly closed down NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department. Critical functions of government went on as usual and most federal employees won’t see their paychecks delayed, but the closure and potential default weighed on the economy and spooked the financial markets. Standard & Poor’s estimated the shutdown has taken $24 billion out of the economy, and the Fitch credit rating agency warned Tuesday that it was reviewing its AAA rating on U.S. government debt for a possible downgrade. Obama and his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill were the decisive winners in the fight, which was sparked by tea party Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who prevailed upon skeptical GOP leaders to use a normally routine short-term funding bill to ‘‘defund’’ the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare. ‘‘We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,’’ House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, conceded in a radio interview. He was given positive reviews from Republicans for his handling of the crisis, though it again exposed the tenuous grasp he holds over the fractious House GOP conference. The agreement was brokered by the Senate’s top Democrat, Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, and its Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. They stepped in after the House was unable
TEEN ANGEL — Freddy Fuelling is the “Teen Angel” in Bellmont High School’s Production of “Grease.”  Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the school. Photo provided
to coalesce around a Republican-only approach Tuesday. McConnell is up for re-election next year, and his tea party primary opponent issued a statement blasting his role. ‘‘When the stakes are highest, Mitch McConnell can always be counted on to sell out conservatives,’’ Matt Bevin said. In the House, conservatives praised Boehner for tenacity. The Senate approved the legislation by an 81-18 vote; the House followed suit by a tally of 285-144, with 87 Republicans in favor and 144 against, breaking an informal rule in which a majority of the majority party is supposed to carry legislation. Democrats unanimously supported the bill, even though it locks in funding at levels required by across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.
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Decatur City Council okays purchase of mini-excavator
By BOB SHRALUKA Decatur City Council on Tuesday night gave Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert the goahead to look into the purchase of a mini-excavator and trailer. The excavator is likely to cost upwards of $50,000, but funds for the purchase have already been budgeted, according to Gilbert. A mini-excavator, Mayor John Schultz said, is like a backhoe, only considerably smaller. It is used in confined spaces. “We’ve been having to rent one a lot lately. And the money (to come from the Motor Vehicle Fund) is already budgeted,” he reiterated. Gilbert said later that
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Wayne, for driving left of center on Winchester Road near C.R. 750N; and Brooke N. Zimmerman, 19, rural Decatur, for having a false or fictitious registration for her vehicle. Cited on Wednesday was Daniel D. Miller, 24, Washington Street, Decatur, for a seat belt violation.
Four cited The Decatur Police Department ticketed four drivers in the past 24 hours on vehicular infractions. Stopped today were Jessica R. Rambo, 24, rural Decatur, for disregarding a lighted signal at 13th and Washington; Jawan N. Magee, 18, Fort
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The resulting collision between the car and pick-up truck caused an estimated $1,001-$2,500 in damage. At 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Betty G. Birch, 73, Adams Street, Decatur, was backing her van out of a parking space on the Walmart lot and collided with a vehicle driven by Laura A. Hirschy, 81, W. Main Street, Berne. Both drivers told police they didn’t see each other prior to the crash which resulted in an estimated $1,001-$2,500 in damage.
City crashes Two accidents were investigated earlier this week by the Decatur Police Department. At 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Samantha J. Snyder, 24, Ohio City, Ohio, was northbound in the parking lot of Johnson’s Junction on N. 13th Street and was preparing to turn right onto Washington Street. Her view was obstructed by a dumpster on the parking lot and she did not see a vehicle operated by Michael J. Mitchell, 23, Southampton Drive, Decatur.
business is now known as Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home. Haggard served as Adams County Coroner from 1984-1992. He married Faye (Brock) on Oct. 31, 1970, in Montgomery, Ala. The couple has two children, Matthew of Mechanicville, N.Y. and Sarah (Ryan) Wolfe of Decatur, and three grandsons, David Haggard, Carter and Cooper Wolfe. Haggard has been a member of the Decatur Optimist Club for 39 years, where he has served as president. He is also a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge No. 571, F.& A.M., Scottish Rite Valley, Fort Wayne, as well as the Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, and the American Legion Post No. 43. He served as president of the Community and Family Services from 1991-2001 and then continued as vice president through 2009. He also assisted with the food bank from 2010-2013. He was a Boy Scout as a youth. He participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program from 2010-2013 at Northwest Elementary School. Dave and his wife are members of the First United Methodist Church, where he serves as usher and assists with the Wednesday evening meal, Fishes and Loaves. He will lead the Oct. 28 parade that begins at Monroe Street Extended and continues to Second Street, then south to Five Points. The parade begins at 6:57 p.m.
the machinery should pay for itself within a few years, in part by saving rental fees and also by providing faster finishes to projects. Such a device is needed to work in an alley, for example, and by turning 180 degrees is able to dig up ground, then turn and dump it into a truck rather than have to drive it out of the alley to dump the dirt. Gilbert pointed out that the trailer will be used not only to haul the mini-excavator, but also for projects by other city departments. Meanwhile, Gilbert also said that the city’s recent hydrant flushing “went very well.” Pleasingly, only two defects were uncovered, he added.
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Cities seek grant to boost manufacturing
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Three central Indiana cities that have lost tens of thousands of auto industry jobs have joined together in seeking a $20 million federal grant aimed at helping attract new businesses to their empty factories. The cities of Muncie, Anderson and New Castle have each put up $50,000 in matching money to $150,000 of federal funding toward strategy development on the grant proposals, The Star Press reported. The U.S. Economic D e v e l o p m e n t Administration is expected to award three $20 million grants from among 10 groups that received the strategy funding, said Roy Budd, president of the East Central Indiana Regional Planning District. ‘‘Muncie alone was not a compelling enough case to receive such a large grant, $20 million, so we got the mayors of New Castle, Anderson and Muncie to work together in a bipartisan way,’’ Budd said.
Kristopher W. Myers, 23, rural Decatur, was arrested Wednesday by the Decatur Police Department on a charge of residential entry.
The school has partnered with Ivy Tech on the dual credit program and programs such as those offered at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne allow students to graduate in three years if they complete all 22 credits while in high school. “I treat them like college students, on college schedules and prepare them for the real world,” Gresla explained. “Treating them like adults and getting them ready for college is a huge deal to me. We take the same tests as college students and many leave high school with a CNA. They are employable right out the door and are able to build work ethic while in college.” North Adams, South Adams and Adams Central schools all have students in the dualcredit program. The students take a bus to Bellmont in the afternoon and participate in the programs there. “It is a great partner-
The Berne Board of 158 W. Franklin St. The Public Works and Safety purpose of the meeting will hold an executive is to receive information ship that we have with session at 8 p.m. Monday about and interview prothe other schools and at the City Hall building, spective employees. the community,” said Gresla. Health Occupations is not the only dual credit program and the school 815 W. Adams St, Decatur, IN 46733 looks to move forward th and build on the current ANTIQUES – COLLECTIBLES offerings in the future. Comic Books (35c & 50c) – 2 Water Sets – Beer & Pop Can The program is in colCollection (2000+) – IG Slag & Red Dish – Titanic Dish – Cast Iron laboration with many Skillets – Flour Bin (Looks New) – Fenton Vase – Brass & Silver area hospitals that allow Items – 3 Tables of Salt & Peppers – Crocks – Weathervane – Tin participation during field Pictures – Coffee Grinder – Fire King Pcs – 4 Schwinn Bikes – HO Trains (Engines, Cars & Track) – Collection of MAC & Snap on trips and field studies. Commemorative Tools (Some Gold Plated) – Mini Snap On Tool Students were able to Box – Train Pictures, Post Cards, Schedules, Accessories – Homer work during the sumLaughlin Dishes – Lionel Train Clock, Mug Gift Set & Collector mer on internships and Crossing Set – 5 Tables of Old Glassware & Dishes – Dolls – Sports Illustrated Magazine Collection – Tins – Tiny “Chatty Baby” be a part of a two week –Swinging Parrot – Keepsake Ornaments – Cigarette Lighters – course at Lutheran Post Cards in Display Holder – Misc. Hospital where they saw FURNITURE – APPLIANCES – MISC. real births, surgeries and Large Selection of Old & Modern Furniture including: Dining Room patients being cared for. Suites, Upholstered Rockers & Chairs – La Z Boy – Living Room “This program is huge Suites – Sofas – End Tables – Coffee Tables – Curio Cabinets – Bar Stools – Quilt Racks – Bedroom Suites – Secretary Desk to these students, espe– Lamps – TV’s – Book Shelves – Westinghouse Refrigerator – cially those who worry White Upright Freezer – Microwaves – Maytag Washer & Elec. about how they will pay Dryer – Tools – Yard & Garden – Hose & Reels – Wheel Barrow – for college,” Gresla comHandicap Walkers & Commode – Grandfather Clock – Bissell Rug Shampooer – Canning Jars – Few Golf Clubs & Accessories – 4’ mented. Bulb Drop in Fluorescent Lights – Misc. Lutheran Air per Terms: Cash, Good Check Lunch Available Not responsible for accidents sonnel were on site 10% Buyers Premium Indiana Sales Tax will Apply for about 45 minutes Auctioneers Note: Any statements made day of sell takes precedence over to explain the techall printed matter. Watch our website for additional items still coming in. This is a large auction and we will be running 2 rings all day. nical procedures of the aircraft and talk Mr. & Mrs. Harold Duckett, Doris Sheets about safety. Members & Other Consignors, Owners of the Decatur Fire Department were also KRUECKEBERG AUCTION & REALTY present to explain how 1030 S. 13th St. Decatur, IN. 46733 Call us at 260-724-7402 or 1-877-591-8756 they respond to emer www.kjauction.com ... Josh Krueckeberg (AU19800008) gency situations. Licensed & Bonded in Indiana/Ohio
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Hold that minimum-wage hike
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By Tyler Watts Building on recent fast-food strikes, Fran Quigley, a leader of the “Raise the Wage Indiana” movement, made an appeal for higher minimum wages in Indiana newspapers. Her reasoning, though, runs counter to my work experience as a young man and that of many others she professes to help. Quigley, a law professor, trots out the usual advocate research, plus celebrity endorsements and finally a plea for basic fairness, complete with hard-up stories painting an image of minimumwage earners struggling to feed their children. She dismisses any and all research to the contrary, suggesting that opponents of a minimum-wage increase are nothing but bought-and-paid-for shills of multinational corporations. The problem for Quigley is that for each of her arguments an equal and opposite argument can be produced. For example, for each left-wing think tank or academic study “proving” that minimum wages have no effect on employment, a right-wing think tank or academic study “proving” otherwise can be shown. For every Nobel Prize-winning economist in Quigley’s corner, at least one with the opposite view is in the other corner. For every CEO advocating higher minimum wages, a hundred large- and small-business operators advocating free-market pricing of labor can be found. Finally, when Quigley makes her ultimate argument that higher wages for the low-income workers are simply a matter of fairness, I can turn the tables and state that it is fundamentally unfair for government policy to stick entrepreneurs with higher costs, much of which must ultimately be borne by their products’ consumers — including minimum-wage earners. Fortunately for most of us, the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 affects only a tiny segment of the U.S. labor market. The vast majority of workers are worth much more, meaning they’re not in the market for minimum-wage jobs. But for those workers whose labor is not (yet) worth this arbitrary minimum — typically teens and under-educated young adults — the minimum wage becomes a binding price floor. The basic effect predicted by Econ 101, with a price floor set significantly above the market-clearing price, is a surplus of the good or service. This shows up in labor markets as unemployment. How does Quigley explain the fact that the teen unemployment rate is currently near 23 percent, and has consistently hovered at about three times the overall unemployment rate? She can’t because there is no way around this economic reality: If you mandate higher and higher prices for a good or service, at some point people are going to buy less of it. Yes, smaller changes have smaller effects, which can be hard to capture in the data, especially given that about 99 percent of U.S. workers earn above the minimum wage (hence the sometimes ambiguous research findings). But Quigley is talking about forcing a sudden 45 percent increase in the cost of the lowest-tier labor supply in the U.S. — far larger than the “modest” pay hikes, which, according to Quigley’s favored academic studies, don’t cause discernible unemployment effects. The upshot is that higher minimum wages, like all price con-
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Don’t rush to judgement on Craig home’s future
When it comes to real estate, it’s repeatedly noted that the three primary considerations are location, location and location. A Decatur homeowner is finding that axiom to hold more than a kernel of truth. The struggles of George Craig to bring his oncestately, turn-of-the-20th-century home into some kind of compliance with vague city and community standards has been well documented. The home, without question, has seen better days. A series of patchwork repairs — many of which took place long before Mr. Craig took possession of the home — are showing the wear and tear of time. The city of Decatur, seemingly at the urging of some unknown group or individual, has for months been putting subtle but steady pressure on Craig to make necessary repairs. But it is impossible not to wonder if these demands would have surfaced were the Craig home not located at a prime intersection near the downtown area. Certainly other residences in town are in similar states of disrepair. Or worse. Location, location, location. George Craig Jr., who traveled back to Decatur from his home in Oregon to assist his father, is convinced that if the structure was located somewhere other than at the intersection of 2nd and Jackson Streets, “on public display and under the city’s watchful eye,” the circumstances might be different. But it is what it is, and where it lone is. So now what? A handful of volunteers showed with up at the home bright and early By J Swygart Saturday morning to do what they could to provide a cosmetic face-lift to the home’s curb appeal. Wielding pruners and rakes and other implements and devices, the scene at times was slightly chaotic and largely unsupervised. The phrase “herding cats” came to mind. Plants, flowers and trees outside the home — considered by some who prefer the unstructured, less formal type of garden setting to have been the most aesthetically-pleasing part of the Craig home — were cut dramatically. Two hours later, when the volunteers went home, the “improvements” were certainly in the eye of the beholder. George Craig Jr. chooses his words carefully when discussing the hoopla surrounding his childhood residence. He takes great pains not to sound ungrateful for the interest and efforts of the volunteers who pitched in to do what they could to provide a cosmetic clean-up to the home’s gardens. “I am very appreciative of those who came out to help,” the younger Craig said earlier this week. “I have nothing but thanks for them. It was a good outpouring from the community. There has been a heartening side to all of this, and it’s appreciated. It has helped restore some good feelings” about the Decatur community, he said. “It’s hard to ask for help, it’s hard to know what kind of help to ask for, and it’s hard to turn help away. People’s hearts are in the right spot.” Craig said his father “is holding up pretty well”, but acknowledged the whole experience “has not been pleasant for him.” But the younger Craig also sometimes wonders about the source of pressure the city is applying. “Who are the agitators; the vocal minority? The chatter is puzzling, to a degree,” George Jr. said. “And to what end is the agitation going to solve a problem?” He has heard to word “condemn” tossed around, and that kind of talk has been “a distraction from what needs to be done,” Craig said. Yes, the home’s facade is unattractive in its current state, he readily concedes. All he’s asking for is a little time. “Please give us a little grace period,” he pleads to no one in particular and everyone in general. “Just back off for a couple of weeks” and the improvements will become evident, Craig said. Materials have been assembled to replace the front porch roof and get lower structural elements addressed. “We are planning to address the overall appearance in full by next spring or summer,” Craig said. “We need to get a contractor on board, and we’re going to need a boom lift to address the structural issues higher up on the home.” But progress will be made. The Craigs are trying, and a grace period — a community time out, if you will — would seem to be very much in order here. Decatur can survive that. Are the odds for a complete renovation insurmountable? Perhaps. Then again, maybe not. Only time will tell. Surely we’ve all got some of that to spare.
trols, make liars out of otherwise honest, hard-working folks and throw sand in the gears of the price system. Forcing me to ask for far more pay than my skill, education and experience justify does not help me; rather, it can hurt my current and future job prospects by shutting me out of those entry-level jobs necessary for young workers to build valuable on-the-job experience. Economics notwithstanding, advocates like Quigley will keep trotting out anecdotes about struggling low-wage workers in an ongoing attempt to shame a minimum-wage hike out of politicians. Well, let me close with an anecdote of my own. My first summer job paid me $1 an hour, far below the then-current $4.25 federal minimum. Then again, I was 10 years old, and not capable of much other than sweeping up and being a gofer on construction sites. But by age 18, I had eight years of experience, could perform all manner of construction tasks, and earned about $10 an hour. My friends, who were just starting their working lives, struggled to find work at minimum wage. And by my late 20s, I had acquired enough skills to where I could easily pick up my own jobs, earning from $20 to $30 per hour, allowing me to support a family of four while a full-time graduate student in one of the highest cost-of-living regions in the country. So count me as one of the lucky few who was able to completely bypass the debilitating effects of Quigley’s minimum wage.
Tyler Watts, Ph.D., an adjunct scholar of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, teaches economics at Ball State University.
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for the newlyweds. She might pass up the multiplayer video game section entirely and buy them something like a coffeemaker, a toaster or a place setting — just because that’s what they picked when they registered. That doesn’t mean you have to buy it for them. They’re just young kids, what do they know? I think surprise is a big part of any gift. Who would expect to get a giant birdcage? Not my niece, I can tell you that. Or a shop vac? These are the kind of things that newlyweds forget to ask for, but that really stop traffic on the gift table. Now Sue insists that we just give them a check. “Let them buy their own shop vac.” What a buzzkill that is. It’s not just weddings; she’s even started to go grocery shopping without me, which means she’s sure to miss out on some incredible deals. I have actually seen her walk past a display of half-price sauerkraut without picking up a can. “It’s not the brand we buy,” she said. It’s sauerkraut, I wanted
By Jim Mullen We have to go to a wedding in a month or so. Sue needs something to wear and a gift for the lucky couple, so she’s out shopping. Even though I have plenty of free time, she said she wanted to go by herself. Now, I’m not one of those clingy, needy men who have to be attached to their spouse with Velcro. I’ve got plenty of my own stuff to do, so fine, go shop by yourself. It won’t hurt my feelings, though I don’t know how she’ll find anything without my help. I’m always pointing out things she should buy or try on, and making helpful suggestions about the wonderful outfits she’s passing up. I dread to see what she’ll come back with without my constant advice. She’s always complaining that the stuff in the stores is all made for teenagers, and I’m thinking, what’s the problem with that? Maybe she should start showing a little midriff. Alone, she’ll probably come back with something she got on sale from the Amish Collection The writer is the opinion page editor of the Decatur at the Clogger’s Secret. Daily Democrat. He may be reached via email at: j@ And without me, there’s no telldecaturdailydemocrat.com ing what present she’s going to buy
to say, there is no wrong brand. It’s like kipper snacks: You can’t make a mistake. Many times when I’d say something, she wouldn’t seem to hear me. Naturally, I thought she was losing her hearing. There was a simple enough way to find out: I’d say something behind her back and see how close I had to get before she responded. One day I walked into the kitchen and she had her back to me while she washed some dishes, so I said, “What’s for dinner?” Not a word. She didn’t move. I got one step closer and said, “What’s for dinner?” No response. I took another step closer and said, “What’s for dinner?” Suddenly she whipped around, put her hands on her hips and said, “For the third time, meatloaf!” So now I go shopping alone, too, which is turning out better than I expected. I never hear, “You don’t need that” or “We already have seven of those,” and when I see other guys pushing carts full of on-sale hominy and bacon mayonnaise and oddly flavored cheeses, I feel their kindred spirit. Laugh, and the world laughs with you; shop, and you shop alone.
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DECATUR DAILY DEMOCRAT
October 17, 2013
Today is the 290th day of 2013 and the 26th day of autumn. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1931, Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
In 1933, German refugee Albert Einstein immigrated to the United States. In 1989, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California, killing more than 60 people. In 2006, the U.S. population topped 300 million for the first time. TODAY’S FACT: In 1952, Albert Einstein was offered the post of
Israeli president, which he politely declined.
TODAY’S QUOTE: “The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.” — Arthur Miller
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C ommunity
Troyer’s Market to host benefit meal Troyer’s Market,
891W 300S in Berne, will host a bake sale and benefit meal on Oct. 24-25. Barbeque chicken dinners, smoked pork-chop dinners, and various homemade baked goods will be for sale. Carry-out and dine-in options are available. All proceeds will go to the Missions Fund.
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K of C soccer challenge
winners receive certificates
Community Calendar
Bellmont H.S. Class of 1978 to reunite
The Bellmont High School Class of 78’ will reunite at Villa lanes in the Banquet Room from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 9. The cost is $10. No reservation is needed. For more information call Greg Andrews at 6156441.
THURSDAY, Oct. 17: Senior Citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside Center. Quilts n’ Things, 8:30-11 a.m., St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Monroe United Methodist Church Farmer’s Wagon, 1 p.m. Line is to form no earlier than noon. Adams County Caregivers Support Group, 4 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital Decatur Room II. 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.
The Knights of Columbus held a soccer challenge on Sept. 28. Participants had to kick 15 penalty shots and those with the highest score in each age division won. Pictured above are Bill Whitright, Isabel Wilson, Rylie Velez, Evan Coil and Sophie Krull.
FRIDAY, Oct. 18: Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E, Decatur. Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service Complex. Bring your own bags. A.A. Happy Hour Discussion Group (closed), 5-6 p.m., Decatur Church of God. Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program, 7-9 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church.
craft making- Ages Preschool – 11 years of age. Allen County Public Library.
FREE: Embassy Theatre – Spooky Stories
6-8 p.m. Sit for a spell in the Indiana Hotel Lobby and listen to Spooky Stories from the scary story teller! 
Fort Wayne Fright Night is Saturday
Many events will take place downtown this Saturday for the annual Fort Wayne Fright Night. A complete list of events may be found at www. frightnightdowntown. com.
Young Singers Choral Festival
North Side High School in Fort Wayne will host a day-long invitational event with Heartland Chamber Chorale on Oct. 26-27. The event is the firstever Young Singer Choral festival for high school students. Choir members from several high schools in the region are being invited through choir directors to participate in this event. The invitation will give students an opportunity to rehearse, learn and perform alongside professional singers of Heartland. Learning and rehearsing sessions will take place on Oct. 26 with an open to the public performance at 4 p.m. on Sun. Oct.
27. All activities and the concert will be held at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. The festival is being funded in part through the Howard P. Arnold, Olive B. Cole, Auer Lincoln Financial and Flora Dale Krouse foundations. General admission tickets for the Young Singer Choral Festival concert are on sale for $5. You may reserve your seat by calling 436-8080 or by visiting www. hearleandchorale. org.
and cold and hot apple cider will be available. The concert will be held outside, so attendees are encouraged to bring law chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. Blind Date is comprised of band members Dan Schoen, Rick Temple, Adam Andrews, Mike Bruns and Kent Krogman. The band will perform pop and rock hits from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as popular Christian music. The concert is offered free of charge to the public, although a freewill donation will be accepted.
SATURDAY, Oct. 19: Post 43 Color Guard Supper, 5-7 p.m. A.A., 7 p.m., (open speaker/discussion) Cross United Church, Berne.
MONDAY, Oct. 21: Decatur Church of Christ food pantry, 700 E. Monroe St., Decatur, 8-10 a.m. Last names beginning with A-L served on first and third Monday, M-Z served second and fourth Monday. A.A. Big Book discussion, 7 p.m., Decatur Church of God.
TUESDAY, Oct. 22: TOPS Club, 10 a.m., Riverside Center. Senior citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside Center. Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service Complex. Bring your own bags. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church food pantry, 5-6 p.m. Families may receive food once per month. Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Monroe St., free dinner 6 p.m., Bible study group 6 :30 p.m. Bread of Life food pantry, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monroe United Methodist Church. A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Pumpkin ZoneFoellingerFreimann Botanical Conservatory
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Play pumpkin puttputt and other games, make pumpkin crafts, taste pumpkin seeds, and watch a pumpkin carver. Prices vary.
Blind Date to perform at the Rockford Belle
The Rockford Belle, 135 Market St., Rockford, Ohio, will host a performance by local band Blind Date during a Fall Harvest concert beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday. According to a press release, in addition to the band, refreshments consisting of homemade chili soup, hot dogs
FREE: Not so Frightening FunACPL
2–4 p.m Frightening fun and
A new event at Callithumpian this year is the Scarecrow Contest. Businesses, organizations and individuals were invited to display their creative talents by placing their unique scarecrow in a downtown planter for Halloween. The scarecrows are to be in place from October 13 to October 31. Decatur has long been noted for its Halloween emphasis, so be sure to visit downtown Decatur and see the scarecrows.
Scarecrow Contest 2013
The winner of the 2013 Callithumpian Scarecrow contest will be determined by a “people’s choice” vote. The winner will be announced following the Callithumpian parade on Monday, October 28th. There are four locations where people may vote:
Decatur Chamber of Commerce – 125 E Monroe Street Decatur Daily Democrat – 141 S 2nd Street Fifth Third Bank – 101 N 2nd Street The Java Bean – 151 N 2nd Street
Sense & Sensitivity
By HARRIETTE COLE
Compliments Put Cousin in a Whole New Light
DEAR HARRIETTE: I got a whole new view of my cousin after meeting one of his friends while I was traveling for business. I have often thought of him as kind of slow and annoying. Really, he often gets on my nerves. So it was a big surprise to hear this friend of his go on and on about how fabulous he is and how well-read and great he is. Now, I know he is nice, but she poured it on. It got me to thinking that I have been passing judgment on him that is too harsh. Part of me wants to apologize to him for that, but I also don’t want to draw attention to my notso-nice thoughts. How can I acknowledge that my opinion has changed about him? -- Reconsidering Cousin, Miami DEAR RECONSIDERING COUSIN: Why not start by telling him how nice it was to listen to his friend sing his praises? Recount your visit with his friend and be sure to detail the wonderful things she said about him. Admit that you did not know all of those things. Tell him how proud it made you feel to hear him being so fully celebrated. Rather than going further to outline how you used to think about him, moving forward, treat him with greater respect. DEAR HARRIETTE: My husband and I are in a lot of debt. We have been struggling for a long time and see little way out. The other day my husband suggested we cut off our cable to reduce expenses. I don’t want to do that. We can’t afford to go to the movies, so cable affords me the chance to watch movies and stuff. I know it is expensive, but I don’t want to say yes to this. Am I being selfish? He says I am ridiculous because we can hardly pay the mortgage and I want to watch TV. But what will we do if we don’t have cable? He and I hardly ever talk to each other. I don’t think that is going to suddenly change. I know I may sound like a spoiled brat, but I don’t want to agree to this. What are my options? -- Holding On, Jackson, Miss. DEAR HOLDING ON: You and your husband have valid points that you should both consider. Clearly, if your shelter is in question because you cannot afford to pay your mortgage, cable TV should be less important. I recommend that you and he sit down and create a budget that honestly outlines all of your debt and income so that you can see on paper where you stand. Itemize everything so that you have full disclosure. Next, research alternatives to the way you watch television. There are a number of options that are available these days that are much more affordable than traditional cable, everything from Netflix to Apple TV and more. It is possible for you to keep watching plenty of programs and still save money.
Each scarecrow pot is numbered. Please vote using that number. Ballots will be printed in the Decatur Daily Democrat and also be available at the voting locations. Voting ends at 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 24th. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the Callithumpian parade on Monday, October 28th.
Ballot
2013 Scarecrow Contest
People’s Choice
(one vote per person please)
Scarecrow # _________________________ Voter’s Name: ________________________ Phone # _____________________________
For more information contact: Decatur Chamber of Commerce 125 E Monroe St. Decatur, IN 260 724-2604
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Digital Views
By Mark Turner
Blues museum calls St. Louis home, sweet home
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Die-hard music lovers, casual fans and globe-trotting tourists readily embrace Chicago as the home of the blues, spurred in large part by the Great Migration northward of Southern blacks in the early and mid-20th century. Robert Johnson, the genre’s godfather, famously sang of ‘‘Sweet Home Chicago,’’ and the Chicago Blues Festival draws more than 100,000 people each summer. But come next year, the National Blues Museum won’t find a home in Chicago, but in a rival Midwest city 300 miles to the south. St. Louis has its own deserving musical history, organizers of the project say, with hometown heroes such as Ike Turner, Albert King and, of course, Chuck Berry. It’s a legacy most prominently commemorated in the name of the city’s National Hockey League team, the St. Louis Blues. ‘‘We date way back,’’ said museum organizer and music promoter Dave Beardsley. ‘‘Chicago didn’t really blow up until the ‘50s, ‘til Muddy (Waters) plugged in and went electric. We go back to W. C. Handy (who would later write ‘‘St. Louis Blues’’) in 1893. ... Our roots are far deeper than anyone knows.’’ The St. Louis museum grew out of a shared passion by Beardsley and fel-
‘Let Me Explain’
There are concert films released of comics all the time. The most confusing thing these days is to know which came first, their being comics or having starred movies. It seems the two are connected more often than not. In the case of Kevin Hart my first exposure to him was via movies and TV. Now that I’ve had a chance to see his stand up performance I see bright things ahead for him. “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” begins somewhat differently than most stand up comic performances. Instead we open at a party being held by Hart in celebration of his success. The problem is that now that he’s successful, he’s found all the baggage that being there adds. Slams for not being funny and to not being all that he can be lead to his shutting down the party and heading for Madison Square Garden so he can set the record straight. It’s an interesting premise but goes too long, nearly 10 minutes of a 75 minute film. Hart arrives at the Garden and walks out to roaring applause and a humongous stage that has shooting flames. It is here that he starts the stand-up portion of the film and the start feels a bit rocky. The excitement that Hart feels is on display from the get go as he starts out with such a rapid fire delivery that by the time you get one joke he’s already three past it. His delivery even sounds like he’s gasping for breath before he can get out his next line. Eventually he slows down this delivery and begins to offer his take on life and, more importantly, the life that he is now leading. Hart is the type of comedian who gets his humor not from writing simple jokes that start out with a set up and end with a punch line. Hart tells stories that are funny. Some of the best comedians have done this in the past, most notably Bill Cosby. Hart has the potential to become as successful as Cosby with the way he delivers his stories and how they drag you in the longer they become. With only 60 minutes or less of material on display, Hart gives you plenty to laugh at. No spoiler warning here as I don’t intend to spoil any jokes he offers by sharing them. Just know
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Kevin Hart performing live at Madison Square Garden in “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain.”
to expect some truly funny tales. Also expect to find one thing that’s always bothered me about young comedians which is the need to use the bluest of language. If Hart were employing a swear far at a quarter a pop just for his use of the F-bomb you could feed a family of four at a nice restaurant. If this doesn’t offend you then you’ll never notice it. By the end there were two things that stood out with this performance film. The first was the potential that Hart shows. He really can be quite funny and not just in a film performance way but with his delivery and body language joined together to make something that will evoke laughs. The other thing was the heartfelt moment near the end when he walks back on stage to thank the audience for supporting him and for coming out to the show. As one of few comedians to sell out Madison Square Garden it brings him to tears of appreciation for his fans. Anyone willing to acknowledge those who brought them this far earns respect from me.
low blues buff Mike Kociela, also a concert and festival promoter. Inspired by regular trips to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Kociela created St. Louis Bluesweek in 2010 to honor the city’s musicians and heritage. While Chicago has tried and failed to launch similar blues shrines, St. Louis’ $14 million project won the backing of a local developer who wanted a museum to anchor a retail, residential and office complex next to the convention center downtown, just blocks from the Gateway Arch. ‘‘There really wasn’t a museum that told the entire story of the blues, from Day One through now,’’ Kociela said. ‘‘I knew what it could do for our city and our region. This is a massive international tourist attraction.’’ Kociela and Beardsley reached out to leaders and musicians in cities with comparable bragging rights — chiefly Chicago, Memphis and Clarksdale, Miss., — for help, and none objected, Kocielsa said. To pitch the project, they brought in some of the genre’s contemporary heavy hitters: Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, Derek Trucks and Trombone Shorty. It worked. Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns two casinos in the St. Louis suburbs, donated $6 million to the planned 23,000-square-foot interactive museum with classrooms and a small theater to host local and national acts.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An 8-mile bike and pedestrian path that links Indianapolis’ greenways with its cultural districts has been honored by an international group as one of best public spaces of its kind. The International Downtown Association last week honored the Indianapolis Cultural Trail with its 2013 Pinnacle Award in the public spaces category. The trail was championed by the late Gene and Marilyn Glick, Past Digital Views reviews, other cur- Indianapolis philanthrorent reviews and more can be found pists who donated tens online at http://dvddigitalviews.blog- of millions of dollars for a spot.com wide range of projects.
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Callithumpian Canter
Fun Run 5k Race & 1 mile Fun Run Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:30 p.m. 5K 2:00 p.m. # This race is part of the Adams County Race Challenge Series #
Chip timing for all 5 K runners. COURSE: Accurate 5K course on the campus of Bellmont High School, Decatur, IN, used by high school cross country teams and the IHSAA for tournaments. AWARDS: Door prizes and awards will be presented approximately 15 minutes after the completion of the 5K race. Men: 14 & under; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & older Women: 14 & under; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & older PRE-REGISTRATION: You may pre-register by mailing your completed entry form and check or money order made out to: CALLITHUMPIAN COMMITTEE to: Mary Friedt 325 N. 9th St. Decatur, IN 46733 DEADLINE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013 All pre-registered runners (by deadline date) are guaranteed a custom designed event T-shirt. RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Runners may register the day of the event on site from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 5k - $15.00 5k - $18.00 Chip timing for all 5 K runners. GENERAL INFORMATION: Refreshments will be available to RUNNERS ONLY after the race. Restroom facilities will be available. Parking is available on the school’s lot. NO PETS ALLOWED. SPONSORS: Adams Memorial Hospital, Complete Printing Service, Dairy Queen, First Merchant’s Bank, and Decatur Dental Services. FOR INFO: Linda Morris (260) 724-2604 Mary Friedt (260) 724-3410 Carl Risch (260) 724-8588 _____Male _____Female _____1 mile Fun Run _____5k _______T shirt size (adult sizes only) Participating in the Adams County Racing Challenge Series ________ yes _________no Name _________________________________________________________ Age ________ DOB _________ Address ___________________________________________ City/State _______________________________ Phone _________________________________Email ______________________________________________
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Garage Sale
Large Garage Sale 415 Stratton Way (in front of park) Fri 9-5 Sat 9-? Kitchen items, decor for every holiday, clothing(XL-60tops) large, XXL (boys 8-10) (girls 6-8), wedding items, misc. 334 Stevenson St Sale is out back Thur-Fri 8-4 Household, bed, chair, watches, jewelry, ladders, fishing rods, tackle box, all kinds of hardware, tools, new leaf chopper, lots and lots of misc. 4111 S Hwy 27 Berne 10/17 & 10/18 8-5 Clothes, baby items, books, shoes, new roller blades, cordless drills, toys, tools, lawn mowers and more 910 Woodland Ct Golf course add. Fri 9-5 Sat 8-11 Knickknacks, furniture, some clothes, baby furniture, toys and treasures of all kinds!! ANTIQUESHOUSEHOLD SALE:1516Lakeside Ct. Berne Oct. 17 & 18 9-5 Oct. 19 9noon-Rocking chairs, Victoria, school desk, child’s chair, high chair, 3corner chair, Chifferobe, church bench, cherry table, Fenton, Carnival glass, cranberry glass, copper collection, 3/4 rope bed, 4-panel doors, butter churn, bell collection, Norman Rockwell ornaments, Step-2 swimming pool, infant bicycle seats, infant car seats, table & 4 swivel chairs,mattresssets, airhockey, train table,baby cribs & mattresses, table model sewing machine, misc. children’sitems, games &toys, bookcase headboard, Rattan headboard
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11124 State Road 101, Monroeville *1.9 acres *3 bedrooms *lots of outbuildings *Priced in the $160‚Äôs Call Andy Zoda at 416-7468 or Ronda Cowans at 223-2309 1315 Eagle Glen Court, Decatur *5,000+finished square feet *4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage *Priced in the $300’s Ronda Cowans 223-2309 Andy Zoda 413-7468 Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Zoda Real Estate Group 724-8000 1417 N. 2nd St., Decatur *large lot *3 bedrooms *1,554 square feet *Priced in the $30’s Ronda Cowans 223-2309 Andy Zoda 413-7468 Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Zoda Real Estate Group 724-8000 2 story home with 2 full baths. Features: gas hot water heat and central air. Unattached 2 car garage and professionally landscaped lot. Call Jason Today. Ideal Realtors 522 S 13th St Decatur (260)724-9131 235 Oberli Street, Berne *newer roof, windows, furnace, central air *24x32 garage w/ workshop area *20x14 storage shed *Priced in the $70's Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Zoda Real Estate Group 724-8000 Ronda Cowans (260)2232309(Cell) Andy Zoda (260)4137468(Cell) 2527 Hogan’s Alley-Decatur NEW villa in the Meadows of Cross Creek! Home has screened porch, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, cathedral ceiling, custom cabinets, 95% eff trane furnace, 13 seer A/C, 10 year structural warranty. See Mark Bixler 301-6145 Ideal Suburban Homes Mark Bixler Broker Associate 260-724-9131 1-800-589-4332 Cell: 260-301-6145 Fax: 260-724-6463 Email: markbixler@idealbuilders.com 2724 E. 250 North, Bluffton *large 3/4 acre lot *3 bedrooms, 2 full baths *27x24 garage, storage shed *Priced in the $120’s Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Zoda Real Estate Group 724-8000Ronda Cowans (260)2232309(Cell) Andy Zoda (260)4137468(Cell) 423 W. Roe St., Ossian *Rose Ann Heights *3 or 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths *1,974 square feet *Priced in the $130’s Ronda Cowans 223-2309 Andy Zoda 413-7468 Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Zoda Real Estate Group 724-8000 4767 N. 100 West Decatur *4 bedrooms, 2 full baths *1,742 square feet *Lots of updates *Priced in the $110’s Ronda Cowans 223-2309 Andy Zoda 413-7468 Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Zoda Real Estate Group 724-8000
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605 High St., Berne *3 bedroom “HUD” home *2-car detached garage *”Fixer-Upper” opportunity *Priced in the $30’s Ronda Cowans 223-2309 Andy Zoda 413-7468 Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Zoda Real Estate Group 724-8000 701 Heatherwood Lane, Ossian, IN Country Meadows Subdivision, A NEW FLOORPLAN from ideal which has the following asked for features from customers, kitchen pantry, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 walk in closets in the master bedroom, large garage, this house has the them all! Call Al for appointment to see 341-8550 Ideal Suburban Homes Call Al Felt, Broker Associate & Evelyn Felt, Broker Associate •Like new condition •3 Bedrooms •2 Full Baths •Appliances included: Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Disposal, Washer, Dryer •$105,000 Ideal Suburban Homes 260-341-8550 Al’s Cell Phone 260-341-8557 Evelyn’s Cell Phone
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Come and see this well cared for 3 BR home in Cross Creek. Nice, cozy setting at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Home boasts nearly 1900 sq.ft. on a finished basement. Home has 2.5 baths, newer furnace, a/c, roof, and more! Call Jason Today. Ideal Realtors 522 S 13th St Decatur (260)724-9131 Country Living in the City! You’re looking at a spacious 5 bedroom home that includes over 3,600.00 square foot, a mother-in-law suite, a finished clubhouse/apartment outbuilding,swimming pool, stocked pond, all on over 3.5 acres of wooded lot. Ideal Realtors Jason Kreigh Sales Associate Cell 413-1446. NICE LIKE NEW VILLA on the Meadows of Cross Creek. Ditch the lawn care and snow removal and move out to this 2 bedroom 2 full bath villa. Call Jason Kreigh to schedule your private showing. Ideal Realtors 522 S. 13th St. Jason M. Kreigh Sales Associate Cell 413-1446
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2 Bedroom Apartment, Range, Refrigerator, AC, Laundry hook up, Reasonable Utilities, Off Street Parking. Call 260-223-4949 2 Bedroom duplex apartment, stove & fridge furnished, gas heat/central air, no pets, references & deposit Call 615-2804 after 5 2 bedroom duplex, single level. Immediate opening, garage, quiet location. No pets. $550/month MFR Properties, Stacey 260-517-9541 Country Brook Apartments offer spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartment homes with convenient laundry facilities. Rent special and Rental Assistance available! Stop in at 522 S.13th St. in Decatur or call (260) 724-4616/ TDD 1-800-743-3333. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available NOW with approved application. Rental Assistance for those who qualify. COUNTRY BROOK is for families of all ages. Call now for more information at 260-724-46 16/TDD# 888-743-3333 or stop by the rental office at 522 S. 13th St. in Decatur. www.countrybrookapts.com “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.”
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NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the City of Decatur has six (6) used vehicles for sale, as is, wtih no warranty, to the highest bidder on the 5th day of November 2013. Bids must be done separately for each vehicle. Description of vehicles is as follows: 1965 Chevy 1 ton truck chassis with approx. 48,015 miles 1991 Ford F150 2wd with approx. 128,501 miles 1992 Ford Taurus with appox. 94,898 miles 1996 Ford Ranger 2wd with approx. 137,488 miles 2009 Ford Crown Victoria with appox. 104,000 miles The vehicles may be inspected at the City of Decatur Street Department, 809 W. Elm St. Decatur, IN 46733. Telephone 260-7243356. Sealed bids will be accepted at the Clerk-Treasurer's 2IÀFH DW &LW\ +DOO  : Monroe St. until 4:00 P.M. local time on the 5th day of November 2013. The bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at 6:00 P.M. at &LW\ +DOO LQ &RXQFLO &KDPber 225 West Monroe St., Decatur, IN 46733. The Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Decatur, Indiana, reserves the right to reject all bids. BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS & SAFETY Phyllis J. Whitright Clerk-Treasurer HSPAXLP
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215 Briarwood Tr. 3 BR / 2BA Ranch style home for sale. This home has a 1 year old roof, freshly painted, and is move-in ready. This is located on a cul-de-sac but has a wooded tranquil back yard. Call Mary at 260-623-3118 to schedule your showing today!!!
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Thursday, October 17th @ 6pm Pauline C Huppert Revoc. Trust 204 N 13th St Open House: Monday, October 7th (5-6pm) Commercial Real Estate (Former Mediacom) Corner property w/ 1250+/- sq.ft. building with new roof. 750+/- sq.ft. reception area w/500 sq.ft. office space. Paved parking w/ fencing along rear of lot. Large traffic volume Krueckeberg Auction & Realty www.kjauction.com
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Tuesday, October 22nd @ 6pm Mary Razo Estate 215 S 11th St, Decaturr Open House: Tuesday, October 8th (5-6pm) 4 Bedroom home, 2 1/2 baths, kitchen, partial basement, 60’X132’ lot, 2 car detached garage Krueckeberg Auction & Realty www.kjauction.com Thursday, October 24th @ 4pm Various Owners 815 Adams St (Krueckeberg Complex) Personal Property, Antiques, Collectibles, Appliances, Lawn & Garden, Fishing Equipment, Household Items, Furniture Krueckeberg Auction & Realty www.kjauction.com Saturday, October 26th @ 10:00am Roger Hough, Owner 11756 South 000 Rd, Geneva 5 acres & full set of farm buildings with 1980 14x70 mobile home & 12x14 attached room, Personal Property, Household Items, Farm Land, Appliances, Farm Machinery, Suzuki motorcycle, Yamaha 4 wheeler Joe Brown Realtor & Auctioneer & Rob Green Auctioneer Saturday, November 2nd 9am Personal Property 12 noon Real Estate Lorenz Steele Family 9887 State Line Rd,Ohio City,Oh Tract 1-5 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath home w/ 2 car attached garage, barn, machinery shed & workshop/garage on 3+/- acres Tract 2-4+/- acres woods Tract 3-38+/- acres of tillable ground, Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tractor, Tools, Outside Items Krueckeberg Auction & Realty www.kjauction.com Wednesday, Novermber 6th @ 6pm Cynthia Louis, Rhonda McIntyre, Darrell Gerke & Keith Gerke V.A.W. Hall, 3921 Horman Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46816 Real Estate: 119+/- acres & Improvements offered in 4 tracts- 2 story farmhouse & outbuidings, excellent road frontage, water & sewer available, productive tillable soil, woods, zoned-RD-I suburban residential development potential Jerry Ehle, Schrader of Fort Wayne
210 N. 16th Street Beautifully landscaped 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath ranch located on quiet street and an extra large corner lot. 1380 sq ft w/2 car attached garage. New roof, all new windows, and newer floors, fixtures, and water heater. Very clean home! Check out pictures and more details at www.forsalebyowner.com/23948552 or call 260-701-2400
615 Nuttman Ave. $122,500 4 Bedroom 1 and 1/2 baths. 1535 Square ft. Hickory cabinets. New counter tops, hardwood floors, sun room, basement New siding, metal roof, windows,insulated, 2 car detached garage with a new garage door. Tread way in ground heated pool Private fenced in yard. 260-701-1040 Broker Owned
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A new event at Callithumpian this year is a Scarecrow Contest. Businesses, organizations and individuals were invited to display their creative talents by placing their unique scarecrow in the downtown planters for Halloween. The scarecrows are to be in place through Oct. 31. The winner of the scarecrow contest will be determined by a “people’s choice” vote. There are four locations at which people may vote: • Decatur Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Monroe St.; • Decatur Daily Democrat, 141 S. 2nd St.; • Fifth Third Bank, 101 N. 2nd St., and • The Java Bean, 151 N. 2nd St. Each scarecrow pot is numbered, and votes may be cast using that number. Ballots will be printed in the Decatur Daily Democrat and also be available at the voting locations. Voting ends at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24.
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Athlete of the Week As both the Braves and Squaws advanced to regional
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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland’s revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-2. Torii Hunter had a tworun double and Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs after Leyland dropped the slumping Jackson to eighth in the order and moved almost everyone else up a place following the Tigers’ 1-0 loss in Game 3. Jackson drew a bases-loaded walk off Jake Peavy for the first run of Detroit’s five-run second inning. Doug Fister allowed a run in six innings, and after blowing a 5-0 lead in Game 2, Detroit kept the Red Sox at bay Wednesday. Game 5 is Thursday night in Detroit. The Tigers’ Anibal Sanchez faces Boston’s Jon Lester in a rematch of Game 1, which was won by Detroit 1-0. Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits for the Red Sox, finishing a homer shy of the cycle. The Tigers lost Games 2 and 3, wasting gems by Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. Jackson was 3 for 33 with 18 strikeouts in the postseason before Wednesday, and although Leyland left him in the lineup, he changed the batting order. Jackson hit eighth, and with others moving up a spot, it made for an odd-looking order. Hunter hit leadoff for the first time since 1999 and Cabrera was second for only the third time in his career — first since 2004. Jackson found himself batting in a crucial situation right away, with the bases loaded and one out in the second. Peavy walked him on four pitches to force home the game’s first run. The Red Sox had a chance to halt that rally when Jose Iglesias hit a potential double play grounder to second, but Dustin Pedroia couldn’t field it cleanly and Boston had to settle for a forceout at second that brought another run home. Hunter followed with a double down the line in left to make it 4-0, and Cabrera added an RBI single. After walking three batters in the second inning, Peavy was in trouble again in the fourth. After a leadoff double by Omar Infante, Jackson slapped a single past a diving Pedroia to bring home a run. Cabrera’s single made it 7-0, and the Detroit third baseman — who has been running even slower than usual over the last month or so because of groin problems — caught reliever Brandon Workman and the Boston defense napping when he stole second without a throw.
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National Basketball Association Preseason Glance By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 4 1 .800 — Brooklyn 3 1 .750 1/2 Philadelphia 1 2 .333 2 New York 1 2 .333 2 Boston 1 5 .167 3 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 3 1 .750 — Charlotte 2 2 .500 1 Washington 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Atlanta 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Orlando 1 3 .250 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 4 0 1.000 — Cleveland 2 1 .667 1 1/2 Detroit 1 2 .333 2 1/2 Indiana 0 4 .000 4 Milwaukee 0 4 .000 4 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB New Orleans 4 0 1.000 — Houston 3 1 .750 1 Dallas 2 2 .500 2 Memphis 1 2 .333 2 1/2 San Antonio 0 2 .000 3 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 2 0 1.000 — Minnesota 2 1 .667 1/2 Portland 2 2 .500 1 Denver 2 2 .500 1 Utah 1 3 .250 2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 3 1 .750 — Sacramento 2 1 .667 1/2 Phoenix 2 1 .667 1/2 Golden State 2 2 .500 1 L.A. Lakers 2 3 .400 1 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games Golden State 100, L.A. Lakers 95 Washington 100, Miami 82 Charlotte 92, Cleveland 74 Brooklyn 82, Boston 80 Memphis 102, Milwaukee 99 Oklahoma City 109, Denver 81 L.A. Clippers 102, Phoenix 96 Wednesday’s Games Toronto 99, Boston 97 Dallas 92, Indiana 85 Chicago 96, Detroit 81 Houston 108, Orlando 104 Portland 99, Utah 92 Thursday’s Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 11 a.m. New York vs. Washington at Balti more, MD, 7 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans vs. Oklahoma City at Tulsa, OK, 8 p.m. Miami at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games L.A. Lakers vs. Golden State at Shanghai, China, 7:30 a.m. Memphis at Orlando, 7 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. National Hockey League By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Toronto 7 6 1 0 12 27 16 Detroit 7 5 2 0 10 18 16 Montreal 6 4 2 0 8 20 10 Tampa Bay 6 4 2 0 8 23 15 Boston 5 3 2 0 6 12 8 Ottawa 6 2 2 2 6 15 19 Florida 7 2 5 0 4 16 28 Buffalo 8 1 6 1 3 11 21 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 6 5 1 0 10 23 15 Carolina 7 2 2 3 7 15 21 N.Y. Islanders 6 2 2 2 6 19 17 Columbus 5 2 3 0 4 12 12 N.Y. Rangers 6 2 4 0 4 11 25 Washington 7 2 5 0 4 17 24 New Jersey 6 0 3 3 3 11 21 Philadelphia 7 1 6 0 2 10 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 6 6 0 0 12 21 6 Chicago 6 4 1 1 9 18 15 St. Louis 5 4 1 0 8 21 13 Minnesota 7 3 2 2 8 17 17 Nashville 6 3 3 0 6 13 18 Winnipeg 7 3 4 0 6 17 19 Dallas 5 2 3 0 4 11 14 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 6 6 0 0 12 30 9 Phoenix 7 4 2 1 9 20 21 Anaheim 5 4 1 0 8 18 12 Calgary 5 3 0 2 8 18 17 Vancouver 7 4 3 0 8 20 22 Los Angeles 7 4 3 0 8 17 19 Edmonton 7 1 5 1 3 21 32 OTE: Two points for a win, one N point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Chicago 3, Carolina 2, SO Toronto 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2 Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 1 Detroit 2, Columbus 1 San Jose 6, St. Louis 2 Nashville 4, Florida 3 Montreal 3, Winnipeg 0 Colorado 3, Dallas 2 Ottawa 4, Phoenix 3, OT Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Washington 0 Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Vancouver at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Florida, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Colorado, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games St. Louis at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m. NFL Injury Report NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: CHICAGO BEARS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS — BEARS: OUT: LB D.J. Williams (chest). DNP: TE Martellus Bennett (knee), DE Julius Peppers (not injury related), CB Charles Tillman (knee). LIMITED: LB James Anderson (back), DT Stephen Paea (toe), S Anthony Walters (hamstring), S Major Wright (knee). REDSKINS: LIMITED: CB David Amerson (concussion), NT Chris Neild (calf). FULL: TE Fred Davis (ankle), LB Brandon Jenkins (ankle), C Will Montgomery (knee), CB Jerome Murphy (ankle), TE Logan Paulsen (knee). DALLAS COWBOYS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — COWBOYS: DNP: RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring),
Gonzalez leads LA bats to win
uled to start for Los Angeles against rookie Michael Wacha. When those two squared off in Game 2, the Cardinals won 1-0 on an unearned run. ‘‘We’ve kind of become America’s team because everyone wants to see a seventh game,’’ Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. ‘‘Probably even the fans in St. Louis would like to see a seventh game, so I figure that everybody’s for us to win on Friday night.’’ The Cardinals also led last year’s NLCS 3-1 before losing three straight games to the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants. ‘‘We’re looking to do the same thing,’’ Gonzalez said. Desperate to avoid elimination, the Dodgers brought in some Hollywood star power for pregame introductions. Will Ferrell announced their lineup and lent a comic spin to each player’s name, capping it by introducing Greinke as ‘‘today’s winning pitcher.’’ Ferrell knew what he was talking about. Greinke got into a bases-loaded jam with none out in the first but escaped with no damage. From there, he pitched seven strong innings and even delivered an RBI single. ‘‘That was big. I was real nervous out there with that situation,’’ Greinke said. A.J. Ellis also homered at Dodger Stadium, where it is tougher to clear the fences in the heavy night air. Helped by playing in 82-degree heat on a sunny afternoon, the Dodgers rediscovered their power stroke just in time to extend the series. They hit .274 in three games at home after batting .184 during the first two games in St. Louis. ‘‘It was just one of those days that we were a little better, got some runs, good feeling,’’ Mattingly said.
By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took the Dodgers five games to hit a home run in the NL championship series. Once Adrian Gonzalez powered up for the first one, their dormant offense broke loose. Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke came through with the clutch performance Los Angeles needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday that trimmed St. Louis’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven playoff. ‘‘Guys weren’t ready to lose today,’’ said Carl Crawford, who also went deep to help the Dodgers save their season. Los Angeles held on in the ninth, when St. Louis scored twice off closer Kenley Jansen before he struck out pinch-hitter Adron Chambers with two on to end it. The series shifts back to St. Louis for Game 6 on Friday night, with ace Clayton Kershaw sched-
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FASTEST IN THE LAND—Bellmont shows off the goods after taking first place in the sectional cross country run on Tuesday night. The team is seen above in order: front (L-R) Cadence Faurote, Ally Norby, Claudia Hebble. Back: Emily Gunsett, Amberly Gutierrez, Bailey Beery, Marie Fisher, coach Carl Risch, Grace Fisher, Rebekah Phifer, Bailey Christlieb, asst. coach Anni Boocher (holding Lucy Boocher). (Photo provided)
Rose returns to Chicago; scores 22 in win
By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 22 points in his long-awaited return to the United Center court to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-81 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The way Rose was dominating, it was hard to believe nearly 18 months had passed since he suited up for a game in this arena. The explosiveness was back after he spent last season recovering from knee surgery, and when he wasn’t finishing drives, the former MVP was hitting his free throws. He got a thunderous ovation during the pregame introductions and proceeded to put on a show, scoring 18 in the first half. He had the crowd chanting ‘‘MVP! MVP!’’ at the end of the second quarter after he froze Peyton Siva with a wicked crossover and flipped the ball in off the glass with his body contorted before burying the free throw to complete the three-point play. Rose hit 6 of 9 shots and was 9 for 10 on free throws over 22 minutes after missing the previous game against Washington
in Rio de Janeiro because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee. Carlos Boozer added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Joakim Noah had two points and eight rebounds after missing the first three preseason games because of a strained right groin. Kentavious CaldwellPope led Detroit with 18 points, but this night was all about Rose.
Selking, AC duo named All-District tennis
The All-District Indiana tennis teams were announced this week with three athletes from Adams County getting recognition for their stellar seasons on the courts. Landing on a list of 12 of the best singles players from the second of three districts in Indiana, Bellmont's Evan Selking was voted onto the team. Also joining the ranks with the Braves' sophomore were all three singles players from Canterbury Davis Huber, Clay Hoffacker, and Tom Filus. Austin Christner of Fairfield, Mitch Gray from Homestead, Alex Houser of Carroll, Eli Steiner of Leo, Josh Garfein of Northridge, Nick Pollock of Concord, Cameron Hall of Angola, and Austin Mohamedali of East Noble were also recognized with the honor of All-District singles. "Evan is quickly becoming one of the most decorated tennis players in Bellmont's history," coach Joe Selking praised after the announcement. Evan is the first Braves player to make the district list in school history. His 20-4 record paced the Braves to a solid season and he is still in the running as an individual slated for a semi-state match-up this Saturday against against Owen Valley's Kendal Norman. AC senior duo Conner Lengerich and Ben Kaehr were also named to the All-District squads but for the doubles side. "As I coach it is great to see two great kids in Ben and Conner make AllDistrict," praised Central coach Mike Hower. "Both boys had phenomenal careers." Lengerich finished with the second most wins in school history with 48 and Kaehr holds the highest winning percentage with 90% (384).   Both won 19 times this year for AC and were amazing leaders according to Hower. The only loss of the season for the duo was at the regional level against Carroll. Last season, Nathan Barger was named AllDistrict for his singles play. Also named to the AllDistrict list was Navgev/ Scott from Bishop Dwenger, Yahanda/ Schouweiler from Canterbury, Arnold/ Nofziger of Angola, Fernado/Stanchin from Carroll, and Yoder/ Stillson from Northwood.
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ALL-DISTRICT DUO—Central’s Ben Kaehr (left) and Conner Lengerich were awarded the All-District honors this week thanks to their 19-1 record this season. (Photo provided)
By DYLAN MALONE Leave it to a bunch of high school athletes to make me feel old, slow and fat. I watched in amazement as Bailey Beery and a slew of Starfire boys breeze past the rest of the running field at Bellmont on Tuesday night. There were a mixture of emotions flowing through my mind as I witnessed history from Beery. She shattered the old track record at Bellmont and she did it without looking tired. Bailey is already a cool customer on and off the course but to actually see first hand the group of kids coming in sometimes one by one and other times in packs was something. The one thing they all had in common was that at the moment they crossed the finish line they were all thinking the same thing. “Why did I sign up for this?” I can’t claim that’s actually what they were thinking. Some of them may have been thinking that though. I know I was and I wasn’t even running. I take that back. I actually did do some running at the end of the boys race. I was having a casual conversation with a coach with my camera on my side waiting for the last lap. Wouldn’t you know it, though. I look up on the horizon and see yellow and black jerseys speeding in a pack just beyond where I was standing. I had to sprint along the sidelines just to get to the back of the finish line where I wanted to get a few shots. Given a 20-second head start I just did manage to beat Sawyer Miller to the line in time see him take gold in the boys race. Despite the small sizes of our three quaint county schools, we seem to have an abundance of success in the athletic departments. When you consider that we throw most of our fall sports into ridiculous class categories we do alright for ourselves. Soccer for instance. Both the boys and the girls for Bellmont moved on to regionals this week despite being extremely small compared to our opponents. Will they win state? Probably not but when you consider that we’re up against schools like Canterbury who live and breathe the luxury sports like tennis, soccer, swimming, and golf it’s amazing that we have a chance to get that far in the first place. Golf is another great example. Kudos once again for Bellmont making the regionals for the second straight year past the juggernauts and the emergence of South Adams as a legitimate threat to the sectional picture, especially with their secret weapon, Sydney Willis who is a sophomore after all (even I forget that a few times). Adams Central tennis is another great hallmark for a small school landing on the map with their second straight sectional title. The Braves gave them a great run again in an exciting title match. Getting back to what I was originally talking about with the cross country, it is amazing to see these kids put their heart and soul into a sport that most adults would simply scoff at now that they are old, slow, and out of shape like me. I give all the praise in the world to these kids even if it’s not the most popular sport in the high school circuit. On Tuesday night I saw a few kids cross the line and stumble to the ground in a tired heap. A few others tossed their cookies. Dedication. And to running, no less. I can’t imagine a more life-rewarding sport than running. When I get done playing softball for my church team, I’m still out of shape. The athletes who run everyday to compete at the highest level and snag spots in the regional cross country races are improving their lives with their healthy activity. Don’t believe me? Ask Bellmont’s Thomas McNamara. Track is the same way. To train for distance events and sprints as well as all of the field events is a dedication that I never had as a 17-year old. Admittedly, I played tennis to get ready for basketball but I was terrible at it. I didn’t really get in shape anyway but I know now that it’s because I didn’t put in a third of what these kids do at their trade. To give credit for their drive and motivation, you need not look any further than the most prevalent voices in their lives: their coaches and their parents. Without these voices constantly driving them, encouraging them, challenging them, we may not have so much hardware in our hallways at our county schools. Coaching is a critical part of high school athletics but I think in a sport that takes discipline like cross country, you have to have a whole lot of respect from your students. You are afterall asking them to run until they puke! Props to the CC teams in the area for giving it their all and getting to the next level.
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