Archive - 2010
The president of the WorkOne employment and retraining agency addressed Adams County's unemployment situation at last week's meeting of the county commissioners and had good news about overall economic improvement in this corner of the state.
Kathleen Randolph told the executives that the county unemployment rate is 9.9 percent, with 1,503 people out of work, but that's much better than one year ago, when the county jobless level was 14.8 percent. The county ranks 48th among 92 counties in Indiana in its unemployment rate.
The realignment of the IHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will likely translate into a 3A Regional championship match at Bellmont, it was noted today by veteran Bellmont coach Craig Krull.
Bellmont led 2-1 in intermission, but two second-half goals by New Haven proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs ousted the Squaws from the 2010 state soccer tourney with a 3-2 win in the opening game of the BHS Girls Soccer Sectional Monday.
Senior Brittany Thatcher and sophomore Andrea Fruchte tallied first-half goals for Bellmont, which closed out a successful 10-5-1 season. New Haven, paced by goalie Karisa Jacquay, blanked Bellmont in the second half.
Hazel Gerardot, 89, a resident of Decatur for 65 years, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
She was born on December 12, 1920, in Salem, Illinois, to Etta Vaughn Beck.
She married Lawrence E. Gerardot on January 18, 1939, in St. Louis Catholic Church (Besancon); he passed away on April 15, 1997.
Hazel was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville, loved to play euchre, and was a homemaker.
R. Maxiene Lantz, 90, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Alfred and Maybelle Hoover Hollinger.
Among survivors a son, Richard Lantz of Holland, Ohio, and four daughters, Mrs. Dennie (Sarah) Baumgartner and Mrs. Sherman (Virginia) Lichtenberger, both of Berne; Sally Stuckey of Lafayette; and Janis Stover of New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Elma L. Selking, 81, of Decatur, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community, where she had resided since February of this year.
She was born on January 11, 1929 in Adams County to Emil W. and Hilda V. Buechner Krueckeberg.
She married Richard A. Selking on July 31, 1955, in St. John Lutheran Church at Convoy, Ohio; he passed away on April 26 of this year.
With Norwell pressing in on the Bellmont goal, Jaron Moser was able to recover a loose ball and popped a shot high from 20 yards out. The ball came down and just underneath the crossbar for the only goal of the game in the 78th minute as the visiting Knights defeated Bellmont 1-0 for the 2010 Bellmont Boys Soccer Sectional championship Saturday night.
A good news, bad news scenario was cast Sunday evening by IHSAA officials in Indianapolis as pairings for the annual IHSAA football sectionals were announced for the five classes via a blind draw.
He wasn't as famous as Secretariat or Seabiscuit or Man 'o War, but he was quite well-known in the world of mounted competitions — a seven-time state champion, a two-time national champion, a reserve world champion.
Now, he's gone at the age of just 11. It was like the death of a family member.
Paycos Bill, a renowned equine racer from rural Decatur, died recently, perhaps from aneurysm, while being ridden by Callie Jo Friedt, his best friend, constant rider, owner, and trainer.
Nancy L. Helm, 68, of Decatur, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at her sister's home in Osceola, Indiana.
She was born on November 9, 1941, in Adams County to George D. and Kathryn L. Archbold Helm.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur and retired from North Adams Community Schools after many years as a kindergarten teacher at Monmouth Elementary School.