Archive - Feb 18, 2013
Peggy Ann Newsome, 58, of Dunkirk, Ind., passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, in the company of family members at her residence.
Peggy was born in Decatur on March 7, 1954, to Mary E. (Brewster) Robinson, of Geneva, and the late Eugene E. Robinson.
Amos B. Schwartz, 81, of Geneva, died Sunday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Dorothea Thieme, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 8:32 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Dorothea was born on Friday, September 27, 1918, in Allen County, to the late Carl and Mary (Heine) Boese.
She married Herman F. Thieme at Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest; he passed away in June of 1989.
Dorothea was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Decatur.
Estella L. "Bonnie" Vorhees, 76, of rural Silver Springs, Fla., died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on August 3, 1936, in Bryant, Ind., to the late Lyle and Dorothy Vorhees.
Among survivors are a brother and sister.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Booher; and brother, E. Harold Vorhees.
There will be no viewing or services.
The late John Friedt graduated from Bellmont High School in 1973, his prep wrestling career over.
"He could have quit in '73, but John never left the wrestling room," said John's teammate, friend, and coaching buddy, Dave Schirack.
"No doubt, John was that one person you think of when you look at our program. We all contributed a little bit, but John Friedt was the Godfather of Bellmont wrestling."
The Adams Central Board of Education (ACBOE) is seeking a candidate for superintendent of schools, and is asking for input from staff, students, and the community regarding expectations for the new superintendent, according to a news release.
To make the process easier the school has established an email for people to make their wishes or concerns for the new superintendent known to the board. The emails will go directly to the board and be shared with all members, the news release said.
A total of 206 dogs were brought to the Adams County Animal Shelter in 2012, with an 84 percent claim and adoption rate and a 16 percent euthanization rate, according to a year-end report submitted by shelter officials to the county commissioners.
The report also noted that 278 cats were brought yo the shelter, with a 42 percent claim and adoption rate, and a 58 percent euthanization rate.
In all, 484 dogs and cats wound up at the shelter last year.
INDIANAPOLIS — Sawyer Miller lost three matches this season, but he avenged two of them last weekend at the 75th IHSAA State Wrestling Finals, claiming the first-ever third place for South Adams while becoming the first Starfires wrestler to earn a pair of state medals.
Senior SA wrestler Lane Moser couldn't add to his Friday victory, but took eighth place for the Starfires in a very competitive 120-pound division.