Archive - Jan 3, 2011
The third time proved to be a charm for Adams County and the South Adams Trails Inc. group. State officials on Thursday announced that nearly $400,000 in historic preservation grant funding had been awarded for the renovation of the covered bridge near Ceylon.
Local preservationists had been rebuffed twice earlier in their attempts to secure federal Community Development Block Grant funds for the rehabilitation project.
The Geneva Town Council made appointments for 2011 during its year-end meeting last Thursday. The council also welcomed its newest member, Doug Milligan, who ran unopposed in the November election.
Milligan, who has served as Geneva's clerk-treasurer and also as the town manager, replaces Mike Schwartz, who served on the council for 12 years.
MISHAWAKA — Bellmont put up a strong effort for the two-day Al Smith Classic at Mishawaka last week, but a rally by Penn in the final round plus a bad break for the Braves — a broken hand suffered by junior 140-pounder Brooks Faurote — resulted in a narrow Kingsmen win, 208-205.
MUNCIE—The Adams Central girls varsity basketball team enjoyed an early New Year's present Thursday night by traveling to Muncie Southside and claiming a 51-32 victory over the Rebels.
The Jets won three of the four quarters. After two lead changes and two ties, the AC squad took a 20-18 lead at the half and then posted 16-7 and 15-7 margins in the final two stanzas to earn the victory.
E. Ann Blaney, 77, a longtime Decatur resident, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, Ohio.
Ann was born on June 9, 1933, to Edward and Helen (Smith) Fisher.
On June 21, 1958, she married Bob Blaney; he passed away on April 1, 2008.
Ann retired from teaching in 1992 from North Adams Community Schools after 33 years.
G. David Gerth, 82, of Laguna Beach, California, died in a nursing home there on Wednesday.
Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. David (Deborah) Miller of Hoagland, and a son, Douglas Gerth of Anaheim, California.
Arrangements are pending in California.
Robert T. Helm, 92, of Decatur, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He married Rosali P. Miller; she passed away on May 25, 2003.
He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and American Legion Post 43, both in Decatur, and was an avid golfer.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Corps.
Paul M. "Plug" Herman, 90, of Cloquet, Minnesota, a former resident of and business owner in Berne, died Friday in Duluth, Minnesota.
He was born to Mentor and Ramola Herman.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Connie) Allen of Naples, Florida, and two sons, Mike Herman of Friendswood, Texas, and Ken Herman of Cloquet.
Dorothy L. “Dottie” Lynn, 68, St. Marys, Ohio, died Friday at home.
She was born in Decatur to Arthur and Faye (Martin) Scheiderer. She married Charles Lynn, who survives.
She is also survived by four children, Amy (David) Winner of Defiance, Ohio; Douglas (Melissa) Lynn of Fort Wayne; Betsy (Eric) Schurg of Woodburn; Brian Lynn of Marion, Indiana. Also surviving are two sisters.
Ann Mankey, 84, of Decatur, died at 2:58 a.m. Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
She was born on April 26, 1926, in Munich, Germany to Klements Wechs and Anna Maria Greindl Burger Wechs.
She married Glen E. Mankey on August 3, 1948; he died on February 2, 1983. Ann was a World War II bride.
She was a homemaker and also worked for Dr. Harold Zwick and wife Helen and for Dr. H.S. Lee and wife Antoinette.