Archive - 2013
South Adams Superintendent Scott Litwiller updated the school board on the status of end-of-year testing at the board's meeting last night.
Litwiller said that, like the other schools in the county, South Adams experienced some glitches during the first round of ISTEP+ testing, including students having trouble logging on to the network, getting kicked off the network, and having to wait minutes before the next question would appear.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont set the pace early for a dominating performance in the 2013 IHSAA girls sectional track meet Tuesday night at the Patrick D. Monaghan Track and Field Facility at New Haven High School and breezed its way to an easy team victory.
Claiming victory for the first time as a team since 2002, Bellmont was never seriously threatened on the night as the Squaws of Coach Carl Risch won eight of the 16 events and finished no worse than second in 13 of the 16 events.
Margaret Pauline Helsel, 87, of Seattle, Wash., passed away at 10:30 a.m Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Foss Home & Village in Seattle.
Margaret was born on Sunday, April 25, 1926, in Decatur, to the late Wilbur and Mable (Burkhardt) Hawkins.
She married Marvin P. Helsel, Sr., on August 25, 1947, in Decatur; he survives in Seattle.
Ivan Wyer, 87, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 7:56 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Van Wert Hospice in Van Wert, Ohio.
Ivan married Joan Newlin on February 15, 1947, in Willshire; she survives in Willshire.
He served as Second District Commander and Assistant Sergeant of Arms for the Department of Ohio. Beginning in 1943, Ivan served his country in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and during the Korean Conflict.
The Adams County Commissioners on Monday voted to adopt the new wind ordinance, specifically as it deals with the construction and use of wind turbines in the county, with the amendments they suggested last week.
County Attorney Mark Burry performed the final reading of the wind ordinance at the commissioners' weekly meeting, and the commissioners adopted it with the above amendments.
Berne City Council got two drastically differing looks of the local economic scene Monday evening during its otherwise routine annual reviews of tax abatement agreements previously approved by the city.
For the second time in as many months, the councilors listened as representatives from a local company outlined tremendous growth and announced a hefty investment in Berne to expand its operations there.
State Representative Matt Lehman was very positive about Indiana's future in his legislative update address given on Monday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Woodcrest.
MONROE—The Lady Jets improved to 14-6 on the season with an 11-1 win over the Lady Raiders at home on Monday night in a game that lasted just five innings.
With a 10-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth, the Lady Jets needed just one run to end the game in a 10-run mercy rule. They would get that one run on just one swing of the bat when Bess Fiechter singled, then stole second and third before reaching home on a wild pitch for the game-ending run.
R’Lene R. Fletcher, 89, of Decatur, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
R’Lene was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 22, 1923, to the late Harry A. and Irene M. (Schneider) Coe.
On June 4, 1948, she married James C. Fletcher; he preceded her in death on October 4, 2009.
R’Lene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and former advisor to the Rainbow Girls. She was a homemaker.