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Archive - Feb 18, 2011

Hop's Heresy: John Friedt’s fingerprints all over Bellmont wrestling

February 18, 2011

    "There have been five different Head Coaches at Bellmont, but none of us have made a bigger impact on Bellmont Wrestling than John Friedt," noted current Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on a statement he issued on Indianamat.com Thursday.

50-year wrestling trek leads Decatur’s Kalver to Hall of Fame

February 18, 2011

    A.J. Kalver, one of the key early figures in the growth of the Bellmont wrestling tradition and a man who has been involved in the sport for 50 years, will get his due Sunday at Greenwood when he will be inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
    Kalver, who coached 15 years at Bishop Luers and turned that program from mat zero to the dominant team in Fort Wayne, has also been involved in broadcasting wrestling for 30 years and served 10 years as a wrestling official.

Gill seeks Berne mayor post

February 18, 2011

    Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed the necessary paperwork with the Adams County Clerk of Courts office to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne.
    His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean, who filed his paperwork earlier this month. Incumbent Mayor John Minch, a Democrat, will not seek re-election.

EPC set to add 21 jobs

February 18, 2011

    Officials from Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) in Geneva have announced an expansion project that will create new jobs. The expansion will include the construction of a building addition as well as the installation of new machinery and equipment, fixtures and hardware.

John W. Friedt

February 18, 2011

    John W. Friedt, 56, of Decatur, passed away at 9:26 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on December 12, 1954, in Adams County to Kenneth W. and Ina Jane (Adams) Friedt.
    John married Mary C. Lindahl on June 29, 1974.

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