Archive - Oct 2012
FORT WAYNE—Both Adams County cross country teams entered in the 2012 IHSAA cross country semi-state competition Saturday at the Plex saw their seasons come to an end as the Bellmont girls and South Adams boys each ended up 12th in their respective field of 20 teams.
The top six squads in each field advance to the state finals in Terre Haute this Saturday and the top 15 individual runners also move on.
MONROE—Triton won the last three quarters, 14-7, but when you factor in one of the most explosive first periods in Adams Central history, the result of Friday's sectional opener was Flying Jets 38, Trojans 14.
The Jets spent the first 15 minutes going "Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!," as AC head coach Michael Mosser verbally summed up his squad's beginning domination.
Louis A. Wolpert, 91, of Decatur, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born in Adams County on December 13, 1920, to the late Joseph L. and Veronica E. (Sheeter) Wolpert.
On April 17, 1948, he married Vera C. Lengerich; she preceded him in death on November 30, 2006.
Ralph E. Smith Jr., 81, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at a hospital in Texas.
He was born in Paoli, Ind., on April 21, 1931, to the late Ralph E. Smith Sr. and Charlotte F. Smith.
Ralph married Nella R. (Potter) Smith on June 13, 1953; she died on October 28, 2007.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Adams County Board of Elections. Ralph retired from E & L Transport.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department and other emergency personnel faced an unusual scenario on Thursday as well over 100 cattle were running loose just north of Decatur.
Several sheriff's deputies, along with workers from the dairy farm from which the cattle escaped, worked late into the night chasing the cattle in an effort to return them to the pasture. As of late last night, approximately 12 were still on the loose, according to the spokesperson.
Brian Strauss, who recently resigned as principal at South Adams Elementary School, is facing a number of charges in connection with allegations of improper conduct with a student at South Central Elementary School, LaPorte County, where he taught before coming to Adams County.
Strauss, 40, is charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class B felony; sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony; child solicitation, a Class C felony; and vicarious sexual gratification, a Class D felony.
Members of the congregation at First Missionary Church in Berne have launched a Nick’s NEW Coat Project in honor of Nick Taylor, the South Adams graduate who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan earlier this year as a member of the Indiana National Guard.
The project grew out of a story, told during the soldier's funeral, in which a young Nick Taylor chose to give a fellow student in need his new coat (see related story).
William Herbert Lewis, 76, of White House, Tenn., died Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at his home.
Bill was born on February 25, 1936 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, to the late Gerald Lewis and Frances Minnick.
Bill was known as Papu.
Louis A. Wolpert, 91, of Decatur died today at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
BLUFFTON—After the roller coaster ride back and forth in the first four sets between South Adams and Churubusco, it was the Eagles' Alisha Farner whose serve will be in the Lady Stars' nightmares for the rest of the off-season.
In the deciding fifth set, Farner started Churubusco on a rally that saw them to a 9-0 lead behind four aces and a lot of SA miscues on service returns en route to a first-round sectional victory for the Eagles over South Adams 25-22, 24-26, 25-14, 21-25, 3-15.