Archive - 2010
By Christmas, the northern expansion of Adams Central School at Monroe is planned to be finished and ready for use, so the rest of a $10 million construction and remodeling project can be completed by the fall of 2011.
The north end enlargement will include offices for the high school and middle school, a few classrooms, restrooms, and a hallway.
A Settlers Monument paying homage to Anabaptist immigrants from Switzerland who settled in Berne in 1852 was unveiled Sunday during dedication ceremonies at the Muensterberg Plaza and clock tower site.
The six-foot-tall limestone carving — perched on a 12-foot base — depicts a man with his hands outstretched and a woman holding a baby. They are dressed in attire which would have been common in the 1850s.
Bellmont's volleyball team enjoyed Senior Night festivities Thursday and, by the way, the Squaws downed Jay County in three games, 25-15, 25-8, and 25-14.
"That's something I started when I first started coaching here, to start the seniors and let them play in the first game. Considering what they've gone through, they deserve to play," stated head coach Criag Krull. It worked out Thursday that all six BHS seniors played that first game together.
When South Adams lines up at the Marion Boys Cross Country Regional Saturday, they'll be led by senior Eric Isch.
A year ago, Isch wasn't on the team. Two years ago, Isch wasn't on this team, or any team.
"He was working on the farm and on getting his pilot's license. Guess he got bored with that," stated South Adams coach Clint Anderson.
Classmates, know Isch's potential, talked him into running track last spring, his first endeavor as a prep athlete.
Russell T. Stanley, 82 of rural Ossian, died on October 13, 2010 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
He was born on October 27, 1927, in Decatur to Ralph and Elsie (Schaefer) Stanley.
Russell was a supervisor for Parker Hannifin.
He is survived by three daughters, Joyce A. Stanley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Anna Marie (Bob) Braeking of Santa Fe, Texas; and Cathy L. (Don) Crawford of Ossian; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
(Editor's Note: The Daily Democrat will provide additional coverage of the candidate forum in upcoming editions.)
Fifteen men and one woman who are candidates for state, county, and township offices in the November 2 election in Adams County addressed the public Thursday night in a forum held at Riverside Center.
Some 40 to 50 people attended the forum provided by the Decatur Rotary Club, Adams Memorial Hospital, and First Bank of Berne.
The most local race in the November 2 election drawing the most attention is is for county sheriff, with three candidates.
All three — Republican Shane Rekeweg, a fulltime deputy sheriff; Democrat Jon Fuhrman, a longtime reserve deputy sheriff; and Independent Terry Nevil, a fulltime deputy sheriff — spoke at Thursday night's Decatur Rotary Club candidate forum in Riverside Center.
Bellmont will be playing for a winning season against offensive powerhouse East Noble Friday, while Adams Central eyes a 7-2 regular season finish with a win against Woodlan, and South Adams will try for four straight wins at Southern Wells.
The Braves might have to go without all-time leading rusher Daniel Meyer, who is still suffering some affects of a sprained ankle. He's been rehabbing all week and hopes to play.
Bellmont blasted Wayne in all three games of varsity volleyball on Tuesday to give the Squaws a 26-4 record. The scores were 25-16, 25-9, and 25-12.
Here are the BHS stats:
Alex Fuelling led the way with 16 kills in 21 attempts, with three digs, two block assists, two aces, and one assist. Madison Schultz put down six kills, three aces, two block assists, one block, one dig for Bellmont.
North Adams Community Schools will operate during the upcoming year with a revenue reduction of more than $1 million from 2010 levels, Superintendent Wylie Sirk reported Tuesday during the monthly school board meeting.
Sirk said a $279,000 drop in basic state financial aid, coupled with a $580,000 rollback ordered by Gov. Mitch Daniels and a 5 percent increase in health insurance premiums that will take effect in January are the principal factors behind the $1 million shortfall.