Archive - Mar 16, 2011
"It was time," stated Bellmont football coach Rick Burkhalter, who turned in his resignation Tuesday afternoon after two years as head coach and eight years as an assistant.
"If they have teaching openings, and can fill that with a football coach, then that's what they need to do," said Burkhalter, who took the reins for the 2009 season along with Greg Meyer, who then stepped back as an assistant head coach for 2010.
Five members of the state finals Bellmont wrestling team were honored recently for more than athletic achievement as two were placed on the first team Academic All-State and three more were honorable mention All-State.
Ryley Hankenson, the 171-pound wrestler for the Braves, joined fellow senior and 152-pound wrestler Will Busse on the Academic first team.
A policy which has unofficially been in effect was made official on Tuesday night by Decatur City Council: E-waste (electronic devices) will no longer be collected by the city during regular trash collections. And the ban extends to heavy trash pickups.
With the first of two heavy trash collections this year due to come up the first week of April, Mayor John Schultz reminded council of new federal regulations which went into effect on January 1, banning electronic devices from landfills.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg says he's making progress in settling financial accounts with Adams Memorial Hospital over medical bills incurred by inmates at the county jail.
Rekeweg told the March meeting of the Adams County Council that the overall hospital bill for inmates was almost $100,000, but has been whittled down to $36,000.
William Howard Michaels, 73, of rural Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 13, in the intensive care unit of Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born in Decatur on November 12, 1937, to Marion Michaels and Alice Gerber Michaels.
Arleen Sheffield, 88, of Lima, Ohio, died in her home at 1:21 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on May 28, 1922, in Swanton, Ohio, to Harlan and Anna Spring Coon and they preceded her in death.
On November 15, 1941, she married Robert A. Sheffield of Lima and he passed away on November 27, 1978.