Archive - Dec 2010
NEW HAVEN — Bellmont senior middle weight wrestler Anthony Stebing pronounced himself "fine" Tuesday night, answering concerns over dropping three weight classes to land a slot in the BHS lineup. He sure looked fine against 2010 state streeter Zach Zurbrugg as he jumped out 5-0, hitting his favorite fireman's carry, en route to a solid 8-6 win at 152 pounds, and that ignited a 50-19 Braves rout of their NHC foes.
Approximately six months from now — when the weather is significantly warmer than it is these days — Decatur's Industrial Park III, located off CR 450N, will have its first tenant.
Plans for New Prime, Inc., a division of Prime, Inc, of Springfield, Missouri, to build on the site were unveiled at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City County as the process to provide a tax abatement was launched.
A story that captivated local football fans and high school sports enthusiasts throughout the state has become the inspiration of a book soon to be released nationally.
INDIANAPOLIS—The 2010 ICGSA all-state volleyball team was announced Monday with two members of the class 3A state champion Bellmont Squaws making first team status.
Alex Fuelling culminated an outstanding high school career by being named to the top team for the third year in a row for Bellmont while senior Madison Schultz was also among the elite team announced.
"Indianamat.dot.com" has issued class rankings for wrestling, splitting the state's prep schools into three classes. Coaches and wrestling supporters have been pushing for class wrestling for the IHSAA Team Tournament for several years. Most all states have class wrestling.
South Adams is No. 5 in Class A, and Adams Central just missed the top 10, gaining the 11th most votes.
The regular poll has Bellmont 11th. The Braves are rated third in the 2A poll.
State Mat Poll - Dec. 6
Eleven months before the next city election in November of 2011, Mayor John L. Schultz of Decatur has made it official: he will seek a second four-year term.
Schultz, 61, a Democrat, was first elected in 2007 after having served 16 years (four terms) on the city council.
He also was the president for many years of Baker and Schultz Inc., a longtime family-owned construction business here.
"Stop" always trumps "yield" at rural railroad crossings.
That's what Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey told the Adams County commissioners on Monday as he revealed that the CSX rail company recently erected "yield" signs by the county's "stop" signs at four crossings north of Decatur.
Jimmy Kipp Blake, 23, of rural Decatur, passed away as the result of a single-car accident in Adams County on Saturday, December 4, 2010.
He was born on August 30, 1987, in Allen County to Cary J. and Amy E. (Geiger) Blake.
Rev. Elbert A. Smith Jr., 87, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Riverhead, New York, Elbert was a pastor with First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne for 13 years and retired in 1997. He was also a teacher at Bellmont High School for 17 years.
He was an alumnus of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, where he received his master's degree.