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Archive - Oct 2011

October 13th

Squaws, Lady Stars, & AC’s Isch move on to regionals

October 13, 2011

    Bellmont continued its tradition of advancing its girls cross country team out of the sectional and into IHSAA regional action Tuesday evening with the Squaws placing fourth to move on to regional action Saturday morning at Marion on the Indiana Wesleyan University course.

NAdams sets study of buildings, grounds

October 13, 2011

    A committee has been assembled at North Adams Community Schools to study and review the school district's current use of buildings and grounds, with the goal of returning recommendations a year from now that will guide school leaders in making long-term decisions regarding housing students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Pettibone: Plenty of classroom space

October 13, 2011

    As the latest Adams Central improvement project moves toward completion next month ahead of schedule, AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone told the school board at its Tuesday-night session that the plans contain plenty of classroom space.
    Pettibone said he chose to speak out because of rumors in the district that the project would leave the school with an insufficient number of classrooms.

Driver ed to continue at SAdams for ’11-12

October 13, 2011

    Driver's education will continue to be offered at South Adams Schools — at least for the current school year — according to Superintendent Scott Litwiller at a board of education meeting on Tuesday.

Frederick H. Blazer

October 13, 2011

    Frederick H. Blazer, 96, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
    Fred was born on May 14, 1915, in Fort Wayne to Frederick E. and Lena M. (Harshman) Blazer.
    On January 6, 1968, he married Ruby V. (Ladd) Rambo.
    Fred worked for American Hoist and also worked as a janitor for North Adams Community Schools.

MaryAnn Holthouse

October 13, 2011

    MaryAnn (Fulton) Holthouse, 89, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    MaryAnn was born on October 2, 1922, in Wells County to Thomas and Goldine (Gossard) Nash.
    MaryAnn married her first husband, Oral E. Fulton, on October 26, 1939; he preceded her in death on May 24, 1982. She then married Robert J. Holthouse on July 7, 1990; he preceded her in death on December 26, 2001.
    MaryAnn moved to Decatur in 1947 from Wells County.

Robert R. Malone

October 13, 2011

    Robert R. Malone, 86, of Decatur, died on Wednesday at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Kevin W. Steffen

October 13, 2011

    Kevin W. Steffen, 52, of Bluffton, died Wednesday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Derek (Andrea) Graham of Bluffton, and two sons, Joshua Eltzroth of Ohio and Tyson Terhune of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel at Bluffton, with burial in Elm Grove Cemetery at Bluffton. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday.

Mary E. Bailey

October 13, 2011

    Mary E. Bailey, 82, of Geneva, died Tuesday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    She was born in Decatur on May 16, 1929, to Harold and Margaret Hirschy Hess.
    Among survivors are a son, Harold Bailey of Geneva; five daughters, Deb Brooks of Poneto; Judy Nichols of Geneva; Mrs. Rick (Jackie) Lothridge of Portland; and Mrs. Brian (Kathy) Cochrane and Sandy Bailey of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Frances Stevens of Decatur and Ruth Smith of Hoagland.

Frederick H. Blazer

October 13, 2011

    Frederick H. Blazer, 96, of Decatur, died Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

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