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Archive - Jan 2013

January 7th

Joyce A. Spitler

January 7, 2013

    Joyce A. Spitler, 67, Berne, died Saturday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are her daughter, Amanda L.(Paul) Zerby, and son, David (Natalie) Spitler, both of Berne.
    Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Geneva.

New-look North Adams board's first meeting set

January 7, 2013

    The North Adams Community School's board of education will meet for the first time of 2013 — and for the first time with its new seven-member format — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district administration building.
    New members Mark Bulmahn and Al Converset will be seated on the board to start the new year, joining incumbents Tim Ehlerding, Michelle Stimpson, Ben Faurote, Deb Bergman and Stacey Bussel.    

County Wellness Initiative in multistate study

January 7, 2013

    It has been announced that the Adams County Winning with Wellness Initiative has been chosen to participate in a five-year, multistate study involving Purdue Extension to find causes and preventions for childhood obesity in low-income preschoolers in rural communities, including two Indiana counties.
    Winning With Wellness (WWW) consists of a cross-section of community leaders whose mission is to raise awareness of and encourage involvement in the many wellness opportunities within Adams County, according to a news release.

City honors a native son

January 7, 2013

    A Decatur native and Bellmont graduate has reached a new plateau in the United States Navy and this city is adding its congratulations.    Tony Frey, a 24-year Navy veteran, will be promoted to the rank of captain this Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the son of John (a former city council member here) and Kathy Frey, longtime Decatur residents who now live in St. George, Utah.

Hill, Oliver seal title for Jets against Brownsburg

January 7, 2013

    It came down to the final two matches, and the Jets’ Eli Hill at 106 and Andy Oliver at 113 pounds sealed the deal, delivering yet another championship into the hands of the Adams Central wrestling program as the host Jets downed Brownsburg 37-30 in the title match of the Adams Central Super Dual Saturday.
    “The meet started at 120, so it came down to those final two matches and we had to win them both,” explained Adams Central coach Doug Schultz.

Braves top Muncie and Lawrence; nearly best Mishawaka

January 7, 2013

    The Bellmont Braves earned the two wins they felt they had a shot at, beating Muncie South and Lawrence North, and made a real run at Mishawaka in a 39-33 loss Saturday at The Main Event super dual held at the BHS gym.
    The state's top team the last three years, Perry Meridian, performed as expected, turning back a challenge of No. 5 Penn in a 31-19 win and going 5-0 on the day, as did No. 6 Bloomington South, which avenged a loss in the coaches state tourney to the Kingsman with a 29-17 decision.

January 4th

Col. City shooters fire true, down Braves big, 81-41

January 5, 2013

    Columbia City scored more points from beyond the three-point line than the Braves did in the entire game in a blow out at the Teepee Friday night, 81-41 in favor of the Eagles.
    It was a glimpse of just how talented the Northeast Hoosier Conference really is for Bellmont as Columbia City earned their first conference win and move to 12-1 on the season, while the Braves fall to 3-7 on the year including an 0-2 mark in the NHC.

Ruth E. Brown

January 4, 2013

    Ruth Elaine Brown died on January 3, 2013, surrounded by her family.
    She was born in Geneva, the only daughter of Theodore and Adah (Felty) Meyer.
    Ruth married Willis Brown in 1957.
    They raised their family in Geneva and only left home late in life to join their sons in S.C. The Browns attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Portland and Dutch Fork Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C.

William James Gibson

January 4, 2013

    William James Gibson, 80, died on December 14, 2012, in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
    He was born in Hoagland on August 16, 1932.
    Bill was a retired U.S. Army Veteran, who distinguished himself in the Korean War and through two tours in Vietman. He holds two Silver Stars and a Bronze Star for heroism.

Nordwick out at hospital

January 4, 2013

    The top leadership of the Adams Health Network (AHN) took an abrupt change Thursday night at a special meeting of the AHN trustees when members voted  unanimously to accept the resignation of president and chief executive officer Tom Nordwick.
    Nordwick, who has served in that capacity since July of 2011 after succeeding long-time CEO Marvin L. Baird, submitted a letter of resignation to the board.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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