Archive - May 2011
Bellmont Theatre at Bellmont High School was formally renamed "Erekson Memorial Theatre" on Saturday night in a ceremony following a student production of the musical "The Phantom of the Opera."
The posthumous honor was accorded to Reid and Evelyn Erekson, who were in charge of BHS plays from 1970-81 and who both died in 1990.
Bellmont ripped six home runs, including two each by Gunnar Cale and Brian Hakes, and scored 20 runs on 32 hits in an 11-3, 9-4 twin bill sweep of Whitko Saturday at the BHS field.
In the opener Cale and Hakes both slugged two-run home runs to right field in the bottom of the sixth. Ben Fullenkamp led off the fifth with a homer over the scoreboard in right field.
MONROE — A first place finish in the 1,600 meter relay by the Adams Central boys track team Friday night allowed the Jets to take a narrow 137-134 win over Fremont in the annual Adams Central Track Invitational.
Wayne R. Derrickson, 89, of rural Geneva, died April 28 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Ceylon on March 20, 1922, to Frank and Nellie Pickett Derrickson.
Among survivors are his wife, June, and two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Janelle) Nuding of Celina, Ohio, and Janene Dubach of Newfield, New Jersey.
Funeral services were held this morning in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Geneva.
Paul R. Hamrick, 82, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.
He was born on March 10, 1929, in Adams County to Samuel L. and Nora V. (Frank) Hamrick.
He married Janice A. Oliver on March 18, 1950.
Neil W. Highland, 91, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born on June 6, 1919, in Hinsdale, Illinois, he graduated from Decatur High School, where he met his beloved wife, Jeanette Winnes Highland. They were married for 54 years.
He worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad as a station agent and telegraph operator for 40 years.
Neil was an avid golfer, recording three holes-in-one at the Decatur golf course.
Orville H. Kline, 87, of New Haven, passed away at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at The Lamplight Inn in Fort Wayne.
He was born on July 15, 1923, in Allen County to Henry and Mary (Girardot) Kline.
He was married to Ruth I. Myers; she passed away on January 21, 1981.
Ronette E. Roe, 54, of Decatur, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Ronald D. and Barbara McBride Roe. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Decatur.
She was a 1976 graduate of Adams Central High School and attended Decatur Church of God.
Darrell E. Ross, 61, of Decatur, died today at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Jack E. Ross, 73, of Decatur, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne.
He was born on October 18, 1936, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Zeke and Nadine (Wear) Ross.
He married Kay Grubb on June 27, 1959.