November is ‘National Adoption month’

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Adoption Program and Department of Child Services are partnering with the Indiana Supreme Court to share stories of children finding loving and permanent homes across the state.Each November, in honor of National Adoption Month, state agencies work to spread the word about children waiting to find their forever homes. Again this year, the Indiana Supreme Court has authorized judges across the state to open their courtroom doors to cameras to allow the public to witness and celebrate adoptions being finalized. Most of these special events will take place on or around national adoption day on Nov. 17, 2018.“The month of November is an important time to recognize those who provide a loving and permanent family to Hoosier children who need it most,” DCS director Terry Stigdon said. “This month is also crucial to remind parents who are considering giving this gift that there are still children out there seeking a home to call their own.”In Indiana, there are currently more than 1,500 children up for adoption. For more information about adoption opportunities and to meet some of Indiana’s waiting children, click here.“Adoption Day is the happiest day in court,” Chief Justice Loretta Rush said. “The Judicial Branch is immensely proud to do our part in making Indiana one of the most adoption-friendly states in the country. The Supreme Court allows cameras in court for Adoption Day proceedings because we want to share the hope-filled faces of everyone involved in the special day.”For more information on family-friendly adoption events in your area, click here.last_img read more

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Thornton races to Boone Frostbuster checkers

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (April 9) – Ricky Thornton Jr. showed the Midwest what he’d done all winter out West.The Chandler, Ariz., hotshoe scored the $1,000 payday in Boone Speedway’s season-opening Frostbuster event for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.Nick Roberts and Jimmy Gustin split time at the front in the early stages of the 25-lap Fast Shafts All-star Invitational ballot qualifier while Thornton worked through traffic from a sixth row start.Thornton settled into fourth by the time caution slowed action on lap six. He raced the top side past Gustin for the lead on the 10th circuit while Mike Van Genderen mounted a charge running the high groove.As Thornton built a sizable advantage, Van Genderen shot past Gustin in the waning laps and chased down the leader.Thornton denied Van Genderen’s challenges to seal the win, his sanctioned 10th already this season. Gustin ran third. Kyle Strickler came from 16th starting to finish fourth.Jay Schmidt raced the low groove to victory in the 20-lapper for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.Norman Chesmore held the early lead as Schmidt worked into contention after starting ninth. He settled into second on lap seven and then made his way around Chesmore in traffic to take the lead on the next circuit.Despite heavy traffic late, Schmidt drove to victory ahead of Trent Murphy and Chesmore in a race that ran green to checkers.Jake McBirnie ran in the top five for the entire 20-lap distance of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. The only time he led was upon exiting turn four on the final lap.McBirnie surged past race-long leader Doug Smith on the low side to steal the victory.  Brandon Spanjer ran third.Shannon Anderson made it look easy early and then held on late for the win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main.From a second row start, Anderson slipped beneath John Watson on lap three to take the lead and quickly pulled away from the pack.A pair of late cautions bunched the field, but Anderson held on to take the win ahead of John Watson and Solomon Bennett.More than 120 cars were in the pits for the third of four Frostbusters.Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 2. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 3. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 4. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 5. Kyle Brown, State Center; 6. Russ Dickerson, Boone; 7. Joel Bushore, Boone; 8. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 9. Dennis Pittman, Jamaica; 10. David Brown, Kellogg; 11. Coty Albers, Wellsburg; 12. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 13. Chris Webb, McCallsburg; 14. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 15. Gatlin Leytham, Ames; 16. T.J. Smith, Menasha, Wis.; 17. Nick Roberts, Des Moines; 18. Mitch Morris, Blue Grass; 19. Scott Davis, Boone; 20. Josh Gilman, Earlham; 21. Brandon Brinton, Nevada; 22. Scott Simatovich, State Center; 23. Mike Mueller, Rosendale, Wis.; 24. Matt Meinecke, Woodward.Stock Cars – 1. Jay Schmidt, Tama; 2. Trent Murphy, Jefferson; 3. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 4. Donavon Smith, Lake City; 5. Adam Klocke, Carroll; 6. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 7. Todd Inman, Runnells; 8. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; 9. Wayne Gifford, Boone; 10. Craig Carlson, Madrid; 11. Rod Richards, Madrid; 12. Andrew Knode, Adel; 13. Ben Walding, Des Moines; 14. Matt West, Kellerton; 15. Randy Casner, Osceola; 16. Chase Parker, Hortonville, Wis.; 17. Brad Dutton, Des Moines; 18. Jeremy Kinsley, Aurora, Neb.; 19. Charles Belew, Granger; 20. Kevin Balmer, Garwin; 21. Tyler Brauckman, Carroll; 22. Norman Belew, Granger; 23. Joel Tigges, Carroll; 24. Keith Simmons, St. Charles; 25. Cody Frerichs, Howard Lake, Minn.; 26. Howard Norris, Grimes; 27. Lonnie Hodges, Boone.Northern SportMods – 1. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 2. Doug Smith, Lake City; 3. Brandon Spanjer, Crete, Neb.; 4. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 5. Randy Roberts, Boone; 6. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 7. Cory Rose, Boone; 8. Brandon Williams, Boone; 9. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 10. Andy Tiernan, Woodward; 11. Dusty Masolini, Des Moines; 12. Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; 13. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk; 14. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 15. Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; 16. Ryan King, Montour; 17. Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth; 18. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 19. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines; 20. Cory Pestotnik, Boone; 21. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny; 22. J.J. Andersen, Pulaski, Wis.; 23. Thor Anderson, Doon; 24. Zach McKinnon, Hatley, Wis.Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines; 2. John Watson, Des Moines; 3. Solomon Bennett, Perry; 4. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 5. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 6. Tyson Overton, Carlisle; 7. Dustin Lynch, Boone; 8. Clint Nelson, Baxter; 9. Leah Wroten, Independence; 10. Dustin Graham, Boone; 11. Jordan Peters, Ankeny; 12. Chad LeGere, Ankeny; 13. Tim Barber, Story City; 14. Shane Butler, Scranton; 15. Brandon Pitts, Ames; 16. Ryan Wells, Runnells; 17. David Simpson, Ankeny; 18. David Rieks, Eldora; 19. Kevin Derry, Madrid; 20. Cody Gustoff, Scranton; 21. Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction; 22. Zach Swanson, Waterloo; 23. Randy Byerly, Tipton; 24. Greg Gilbert, Osceola.last_img read more

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DCSO making changes to detention center procedures

first_imgAll inmate visits that are scheduled via video though the kiosks in the lobby will also no longer be available. Video visits can still be accomplished remotely online through https://inmatesales.com/#!/login). Instructions will walk you through steps to set up an account and conduct a visit.We apologize for any inconvenience. This is for your safety and the safety of your family. You will need access to the internet and a computer/tablet/phone or other device with video capabilities. Greensburg, IN—In light of the COVID-19 virus that is affecting the US and abroad, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is making immediate changes to some of its procedures. The changes mainly affect the Detention Center located at 119 E. Railroad Road for walk-in business. The changes are the following:All money kiosks for inmate commissary will no longer be available in the lobby of the DCSO Detention Center. Money can still be placed in an inmate account online through https://deposits.jailatm.com/webdeposits/).last_img read more

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