Archive - Oct 2010
Thomas L. Johnson, 61, of Bluffton, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born on December 11, 1948, in Wells County to Eugene L. and Helen I. Diehl Johnson.
He married Carolyn "Sue" Betz on June 23, 1984, in Bluffton; she survives.
He worked 28 years for Fleetwood Enterprises at a motor home plant in Decatur.
Rev. Fuhrman P. Miller, 91, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center in Decatur.
Born on February 24, 1919, in Celina, Ohio, to Clarence and Beulah (Fuhrman) Miller, he married Audra E. Coats on March 24, 1946 in Celina. She survives.
OSSIAN — After being delayed due to rain from Saturday, the IHSAA tennis sectional finals were completed Monday with Norwell capturing a 4-1 championship win over Adams Central.
The news was not all bad for AC, however, as the one point they gained, a three-set win by Nathan Barger at number one singles, will continue Barger's season this week as he will compete in the IHSAA individual tennis tournament. This tournament is for winners of number one singles and doubles whose teams are not advancing to the next level.
OSSIAN — Bellmont's freshman volleyball team won four matches Saturday and took the title in the Norwell Freshmen Invitational.
The Squaws won their pool, then took out East Noble 25-6, 25-10, in the championship match.
Taylor Rhymer led the way with 8 kills, 2 aces and 3 digs as Bellmont improved to 15-0 overall.
Former Bellmont High School quarterback Joel Bone, who now plays at Marian University, was severely injured Monday evening in a junior varsity football game against Anderson University.
Marian University varsity football coach Ted Karras, Jr., said this morning that Bone was injured in a tackle and suffered fractures to the top two vertebrae in his neck. He was immediately tended to by emergency personnel and taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he was listed in good condition this morning.
A quilt with 100 squares was created by 25 Adams Central High School sophomores in a global studies class in four weeks.
The classmates made squares that represent their family’s heritage, then sewed the squares together by hand to make a colorful and informative quilt.
Once the work was done, each student explained to the entire class the meanings of the squares they made.
By J SWYGART
When it comes to landing grants, the city of Berne is on a roll.
Berne was one of nine Indiana communities named late last week as recipients of Downtown Enhancement Grants through the Indiana Main Street program. The grants are administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
According to an announcement from the office of Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Berne was awarded $5,000 for new "wayfinding signage" to be placed throughout the community.
BY ERIC MANN
The smallest lake in Indiana with a boat ramp now has a wooden dock by that ramp.
The dock, 19 feet long and 4 feet wide, is courtesy of Greg Larrabee of Decatur, a Bellmont High School senior who built the structure as an Eagle Scout project on Kekionga Lake, by Evergreen Court, off Mercer Ave.
Larrabee, 18, is a longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 70 and thanks his last two scoutmasters, Charlie Brune and Don Hess, for their support.
The Berne Community Development Corporation (CDC) will dedicate the Settlers Monument in the Muensterberg Plaza at the corner of US 27 and SR218 in Berne on Sunday, Oct. 17, beginning at 2 p.m.
Jerome and Barbara Lehman of Terre Haute donated the funds for the monument, officials said in a news release. They and their family members will attend the celebration and will unveil the six foot statue of early settlers wearing 1850s attire, including a man standing with his arms outstretched and a woman holding a baby.