Archive - Dec 2011
BERNE — South Adams dominated the Spencer Hayworth Invitational Saturday, rolling to 11-0 on the season by taking 57 of 70 matches in posting five convincing victories.
In their biggest challenge of the day, the Starfires thumped Jay County 64-16, winning 11 of the 14 matches. Jay finished the day 4-1 and is now 11-2 on the season.
NEW CASTLE — No. 19 New Palestine won the final three matches by fall, defeating Bellmont 42-33 Saturday at the New Castle Super Dual, and despite a loss to Pendleton Heights the Dragons earned the overall title by scoring the most points on the day.
Eighth-rated Bellmont, now 9-2, defeated Pendleton Heights 33-31 and finished the day 4-1, in a three-way tie at the top. The Braves also downed New Castle 69-12, Franklin County 60-18 and Whiteland 81-0.
Steven J. Geist, 60, of Fort Wayne, died December 1.
He was born to John K. “Dick” and Edna B. (Cosby) Geist.
Survivors include two sisters, Sandy (Rodney) Funk of Roanoke and Susan (Larry) Smith of Elkhart; and two brothers, Larry (Judi) Geist of Fort Wayne and Ric (Bev) Geist (Bellmont choral director) of Fort Wayne.
Ludella L. McDowell, 101, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 1:55 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
She was born on November 27, 1910, in Berne to Benhardt and Dinah (Habegger) Lehman.
She married John McDowell on March 23, 1979; he passed away on September 1, 1986.
Eunice Sprunger Suman, 65, of Fairland, Indiana, formerly of Berne, passed away on December 1, 2011.
She was born on June 11, 1946, to Irvin and Norma Agler Sprunger, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, John Suman Jr.; two daughters, Marla Thornton and Melissa Price; two grandchildren, Levi and Ava Price; three stepchildren, Trudi Diehm, Stacey Smyser, and Tim Suman; five stepgrandchildren, Eric and Jonas Diehm, Ben Smyser, and Zach and Jade Suman; and one brother, Lee Sprunger of Berne.
Betty J. Patrick, 84, formerly of Monroe, died Thursday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
She married George H. Patrick on January 21, 1945, in Van Wert, Ohio; he survives.
Betty was a homemaker who also worked as an aide at Crows Haven Nursing Home in Flint, Michigan.
She was a member of Friends Church at Monroe, of which she was the clerk for 27 years, and also had attended Park United Brethren Church in Bluffton.
Harold E. Myers, 86, of Berne, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Chalet Village in Berne.
He was the son of Floyd and Wilma (Tinkham) Myers. Harold was the owner of Myers Furniture in Willshire, Ohio, and had also worked for Sheets Furniture in Decatur. Later, while living in Florida, he was associated with Sambo's and Clock Restaurants.
MONROE—Adams Central ripped through the warm water of the AC pool Thursday night to post a pair of lopsided wins over Coldwater with the boys demolishing their opponent 148-18 and the girls won via a 103-65 tally.
By DYLAN MALONE
BERNE— For the first time in a span of about a season and a half, 24 games to be exact, the Lady Starfires of South Adams won a basketball game, and they did it in dominating fashion over the Muncie Burris Lady Owls, 56-39.
Coach Ryan Cunningham, now 1-5, paced the sidelines for most of the game grumbling about the turnovers in the game, and with good reason. His team had 32 of them.
The good news for SA was that Burris had 47.
An almost $12 million bond issue was authorized by the East Allen County Schools Board on Tuesday to create a single-school campus at what is now Heritage Junior-Senior High School.
The school, located between Hoagland and Monroeville, would house students from kindergarten to 12th grade.
The plan is to pay off the bond issue in less than 20 years. It was announced that a typical owner of a $100,000 home would have a $8.84 property tax increase per year.