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Archive - Nov 11, 2011

Eileen A. Andrews

November 11, 2011

    Eileen A. Andrews, 94, of Decatur, a former Adams County Clerk, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on March 15, 1917, in Decatur to Lottie A. and Verda M. Bigham Jackson.
    She married John F. Andrews on November 27, 1938, in Zion Reformed Church of Decatur; he passed away in 1996.
    She served for three years as Adams County Clerk and was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Naomi I. Buckey

November 11, 2011

    Naomi I. Buckey, 90, of Huntington, a former Geneva resident, died Wednesday at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born in Geneva on January 8, 1921, to Theodore and Bertha B. Snow Pusey.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. James (Susan E.) Carter of Huntington, and a sister, Mary Pusey of Geneva.

James Fisher

November 11, 2011

    James Fisher, 78, formerly of Celina, Ohio, died Wednesday in Van Wert, Ohio, Hospice Center.
    Among survivors are his wife, Martha; a son and five daughters, including Mrs. Gary (Debra) Hamrick of Willshire.
    A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Kessler Cemetery.
    Funeral arrangements were by Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.

Colleen J. Miller

November 11, 2011

    Colleen J. "Connie" Miller, 82, of Van Wert, Ohio, died Wednesday at Van Wert In-patient Hospice Center.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Byron (Darlene) Gregory of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. Rick (Susan) Farley of Carmel.
    She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur.
    Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, with burial in Woodland Cemetery of Van Wert. Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Saturday.

Superintendent keeps unusual promise

November 11, 2011

    A different type of football huddle was seen at Adams Central's Regional pep rally on Thursday night.
    Superintendent Mike Pettibone, half-bald, but all-AC, told the crowd that when the Flying Jets were in the midst of a five-game losing streak, he promised to let the team members write their names on his head if they won a Sectional.
    Last night, Pettibone made good on his pledge and sat while the boys gathered around and wrote away.
    The Jets play at Sheridan tonight.

13th St. to reopen today

November 11, 2011

    Decatur Street Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said this morning that the latest reconstruction of the railroad crossing on S. 13th St. will be done today and the five-lane highway should be reopened to traffic between noon and 4 p.m.
    Thirteenth St. is the right-of-way of two US highways, 27 and 33.

40-year-old stadium needs repairs

November 11, 2011

    A report from Larry Carty, the North Adams director of transportation, facilities and grounds, at this week's school board meeting turned out primarily to be a discussion with the board over what repairs need to be done at Bob Worthman Stadium.
    Money for the work will be included in the North Adams capital projects fund, but both Carty and the board agreed that finances dictate that not everything that needs to be done will be accomplished in the coming year.

Former Braves’ state champ now part of Marian football success

November 11, 2011

    When Marian University football coach Ted Karras Jr. came to Bellmont in the spring of 2009 to sign a host of players from the 2008 BHS state championship team, he had a promise.

Rainbow Lake race coming up

November 11, 2011

    The fourth annual Rainbow Lake 5K is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 26 in Geneva. The race starts in front of the Limberlost Cabin on Decatur Street. Cash prizes are presented to the top two male and female finishers with a $100 bonus for breaking the course record.

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