Archive - Mar 31, 2011
Aloysius "Al" Brite, 78, of Indianapolis, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
He was born on June 30, 1932, in Decatur, Indiana, the son of Julius and Gertrude (Geels) Brite.
Dennis R Wilkinson, 70, of Decatur, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Dennis was born on December 17, 1940, in Allen County.
He married Joyce Tricker on November 26, 1966.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and retired from International Harvester in August, 1988, with 30 years of service.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
The Holly Hankenson era is on.
The Bellmont freshman standout easily won both hurdle events, added the long jump and she anchored the winning 1600 relay team to lead Carl Risch's Squaws to a 77-45 win over Bishop Luers Wednesday in the 2011 season track opener at the BHS oval. In the boys meet, Luers scored a 76-48 victory.
Bellmont will go south and will be in the same sectional with Yorktown, while South Adams will be shoved in with nine-time state champion Sheridan as a result of the latest IHSAA two-year realignment plan announced Wednesday afternoon.
New tourney plans were issued for football, as well as the grouping of baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball, and a new two-class soccer tourney was unveiled.
The 2010-11 goal of the United Way of Adams County (UWAC) will be met soon.
That good news was imparted to approximately 40 people at a UWAC celebration event held Wednesday at the South Adams Senior Center in Berne by Ron Storey, president of the United Way board of directors.
Storey, who once headed the United Way in Burlington, Iowa, said any United Way drive cannot succeed "without the many volunteers who get out and do solicitation and, most of all, the people who are so giving to the United Way."
Adams is the 15th healthiest county in Indiana, according to a report compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released Wednesday by the Indiana State Department of Health, used a series of statistics as well as individual responses to a series of survey questions to determine the health ranking of all 92 Indiana counties.