Archive - Nov 8, 2010
"Unbelievable!! They were No. 1 in the state and I can't believe we pulled together and beat them in three games," said spirited senior middle hitter Madison Schultz in the celebration after Bellmont's Squaws squelched the bid by Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit to claim a second straight 3A State Volleyball Championship Saturday night at Ball State's Worthen Arena.
MUNCIE — A stunned Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit Braves volleyball team walked off the floor Saturday at the John E. Worthern Arena on the campus of Ball State University asking the question 'did anyone get the license number of the truck that just hit us?'"
About 2,000 jurors from Adams County had the answer and the license plate number was "1A SQUAWS" as the Bellmont volleyball team convincingly rolled to the class 3A state volleyball title in the IHSAA State Finals over the defending state champs.
Ninety-three years after being placed on an interior wall of the new Kirkland Township High School, the large marble plaque with the names of the school trustee, the advisory board, the Adams County school superintendent, the building architect, and the builders of the school has been removed.
The plaque will be given to Adams Central Community Schools for display purposes, since the Kirkland Township school district was closed some 60 years ago when it became part of the AC district.
Help has come to Operation Help.
The Decatur-based food bank shut down a week ago because of a lack of money and delayed delivery of government-provided groceries. Both problems have been resolved, however, and Operation Help is operating normally again.
Mary Jo Toole, who heads the food bank, said Thursday that the site in the basement of the Adams County Service Complex in Decatur is open today from 1-3 p.m. and will maintain its usual hours, which are 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday.
Cindy S. Barger-Stapleton, 51, of Decatur, died at 9:07 p.m. last Friday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home at Fort Wayne.
She was born on March 7, 1959 in Wells County to William K. and Cora V. Lucas Barger. Her father is deceased, but her mother lives in Decatur.
Robert M. Braden, 95, of Decatur, died Sunday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community,
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Herbert H. Hamrick, 75, of Decatur, died on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Herbert was born in Adams County on December 22, 1934, to James and Ardella (Kallenberger) Hamrick.
He married Marilyn Hutchison on July 28, 1956. She preceded him in death on September 24, 1999.
Herbert retired from Fort Wayne Wire Die and served his country in the U.S. Army.
Magdelene K. Peterson, 81, of Fort Wayne, died at 4:45 p.m. last Friday in Kingston Residence at Fort Wayne.
She was born on September 10, 1929 in Adams County to John and Lena Worthman Hilgeman.
She married Cal M. Peterson more than 62 years ago, on July 24, 1948 in Magley, and he survives.
She was a cafeteria worker in East Allen County Schools Corp. for 15 years and a member of New Haven United Methodist Church.
Jacob D.J. Schwartz, 78, of rural Berne, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at Greenville Hospital in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
He was born on Sunday, February 21, 1932, in Hartville, Ohio.