Archive - Dec 2010
Berne City Council wrapped up its legislative agenda for 2011 on Monday evening with a handful of votes on topics ranging from lower speed limits near South Adams School to the selection of an engineering firm to guide the city through upcoming sewer projects.
Meeting for the final time of the year, the council read for the first time an ordinance setting the speed limit at 20 miles per hour during specified times on Parkway Street, from U.S. 27 to Village Way. The street is the primary access route to South Adams School.
BERNE—South Adams swim teams split a pair of matches with Jay County at the SA pool Monday night with the Starfish boys downing the Patriots 113-70 while Jay County won the girls meet 124-62.
South Adams won seven events in the boys meet with six different individuals winning and then four of those six teamed up to win a relay race.
The Starfish took the opening event of the night, the 200 medley relay, as Joel Schmidt, Caleb Wurster, Jacob Werst, and Cole Farlow posted a 1:56.76 finish.
MONROE — Bellmont won a 16-team junior varsity wrestling invitational at Adams Central on Saturday, with South Adams third and AC fourth.
The day's outstanding wrestler was Brad Busse of Bellmont at 189 pounds. one of five champions that Bellmont produced on the day en route to compiling 238 points to the 155 of New Haven, 105 of South Adams and 99 of Adams Central.
Becky Eicher, 35, of Carlisle, Kentucky, died on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Born in rural Geneva on June 29, 1975, to Mervin and Elizabeth Christner Yoder, she was a homemaker and a member of Old Order Amish Church in Carlisle.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dena Eicher.
Edna "Maxine" Davidson, 80, of Bryant, died Thursday in Celina, Ohio.
She was born to J. Hoyt and Phaldelma Bennett Glassford.
Among survivors are two sons, Ed and Rob Davidson of Bryant, and three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Cindy) Piper of Celina, Sandra Sanders of Bryant, and Mrs. Curtis (Tracy) Johnson of Lynn, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery, rural Bryant.
Gerhard Kiefer, 94, of Ossian, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010, in Ossian Health Care.
He was born on October 23, 1916, in Adams County to Martin and Clara (Wietfeldt) Kiefer.
He married Hildegard Bultemeier on May 14, 1950, in St. John’s Lutheran Church at Bingen; she preceded him death on May 14, 2007.
KENDALLVILLE — Bellmont went unbeaten in eight weight classes and went 34-8 overall to dominated the annual NHC triple-dual, blanking Norwell and soundly trimming both East Noble and DeKalb Saturday.
The wins put the No. 11 Braves at 14-2 and 5-0 in the NHC, setting up the conference showdown at Carroll on Thursday.
Despite the dominance, BHS coach Brent Faurote was pleased with the opposition. "It's a pretty solid wrestling conference. The competition is good and it's getting better.
MONROEVILLE—Bellmont coach Larry Patterson perhaps said it best after the Saturday night non-conference basketball match-up between his Braves and the Heritage Patriots.
"You can't score if you don't shoot the ball," he succinctly analyzed.
Superintendent, Shaun Roe, was equally upbeat as he said all roads are open, although a north wind was causing some drifting in open areas.
Gilbert said his department, with one employee off work for medical reasons, had eight trucks in operation starting at 3 a.m. and had most of the 55 to 60 miles of streets plowed by about 8 a.m. No problems developed during that time, he added.
Salting will be the next step on the streets, according to Gilbert.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh said Sunday he won’t seek a return trip to the governor’s office in 2012.
“After careful consideration, I have concluded that the appropriate decision is not to be a candidate for governor of Indiana in 2012,” Bayh said in a prepared statement.
The 54-year-old Indiana Democrat didn’t run for a third term in the Senate in November. His seat was won by Republican Dan Coats.