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Archive - May 2013

May 7th

Squaws fall to New Haven despite Hormann’s hits, 4-2

May 7, 2013

    The Bellmont softball team trailed 3-0 after just two innings against visiting New Haven on Monday, and didn't have enough oomph to overcome the Lady Bulldogs in a 4-2 loss.
    Bellmont got off to a rough start in the first, giving up two runs on two hits. Squaws pitcher Janaya Wilder walked the first New Haven batter, and threw one past the plate.

May 6th

Irena Sprunger

May 6, 2013

    Irena Sprunger, 94, Berne, died Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Among survivors are two stepsons, Charles (Geraldine) Sprunger of Trappe, Penn., and Wilmer (Kenlyn) Sprunger of Berne; two stepdaughters, Jeannette (Thomas) Bechtel of Goshen, and Shirley (Vernon) King of Boiling Springs, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

It’s a story for a book – Fundraising continues for Storybook Park

May 6, 2013

    The Adams County Rotary Club is set to receive a $3,000 district grant, which the club will match with an additional $1,500 to sponsor three benches in the Decatur branch of the Adams County Public Library's proposed Storybook Park.
    Bellmont High School's graduating class of 1968 has already raised $5,000 to sponsor the park's other three benches, and continues to raise funds to sponsor lampposts and other items in the park.

City apartment is hit by fire

May 6, 2013

    The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched three times Saturday, the most serious of those incidents – a fire in an apartment building – being the last call of the day.
    At 7:33 p.m. firefighters responded to a report of a shrub fire at the apartment of Terry Mayo, 1131 S. Hampton Dr. When firefighters arrived, they discovered the attic area of the apartment was engulfed, according to a spokesperson for the department.

Project work continues at strong pace

May 6, 2013

    Work continues at a steady pace at the site of the now-demolished former street department/city utility building.
    Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said Friday that the project is some 70 percent complete.

Roy L. Bisel

May 6, 2013

    Roy Lee Bisel, 68, of Roll, Indiana, died Friday at his residence.
    Among survivors are two sons, John (Betty) Bisel of Bluffton and Mike (Cathy) Bisel of Roll, and two daughters, Jennifer Bisel and Stephanie Bisel, both of Bluffton.
    Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.

Alvin T. Witte

May 6, 2013

    Alvin T. "Ollie" Witte, 81, of Decatur, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at his residence.
    Alvin was born on Wednesday, March 2, 1932, in Adams County to the late Wilhelm E. and Anna (Weber) Witte.
    He married Shirley M. Schaper on May 29, 1960, in Zion Lutheran Church, Bull Rapids, in Woodburn, Ind; she survives in Decatur.

Marjorie E. Ulman

May 6, 2013

    Marjorie E. Ulman, 87, Berne, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Swiss Village.
    Marjorie was born November 4, 1925, to the late Chauncey and Lillian (Bohren) Yoder.
    She married Ralph R. Ulman on May 8, 1954; he preceded her in death.

Leo, Adams Central dominate ACAC matches

May 6, 2013

    MONROE—The returning champion Lady Jets hosted this season’s ACAC tournament on Friday and Saturday along with South Adams, Leo, and Bluffton.
    With the completion of the regular season ACAC schedule, Leo already earned the team championship with a perfect 3-0 mark, while the Lady Jets took second at 2-1, Bluffton third at 1-2, and the Starfires finishing last at 0-3.

May 3rd

Squaws take 2nd at NHC despite seven first places

May 4, 2013

    NEW HAVEN—Seven first place finishes, four conference and four school records, four blue ribbons for sprinter Alexis Harvey and three for teammate Holly Hankenson propelled the Bellmont Squaws to 131.5 points in the annual NHC girls track meet at the Patrick D. Monaghan Track and Field facility at New Haven High School Friday night.

    KINGSLAND— It took four sets for Adams Central to find their groove on a...
    FORT WAYNE—As she has been getting accustomed to, Bellmont's Bailey...
    A week after nearly toppling Homestead, Bellmont is rewarded with a visit from the...

 

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