Archive - 2013
School is certainly back in full swing in Adams County, and Bellmont High School is bustling with activity and fun for the entire community this fall. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events for the whole family.â€¨
A deadly shooting in the heart of the nation’s capital has reignited talk about guns, but it’s uncertain whether the tragedy will revive a legislative debate that has gone cold in the face of opposition from Second Amendment supporters.
The case for increased gun control has become increasingly difficult, evidenced by the National Rifle Association-backed recall of two Colorado legislators who supported stricter laws and President Barack Obama’s powerlessness to pass his legislation.
FORT WAYNE—The young Lady Starfires fell on the road Monday night to a fundamentally sound Blackhawk Christian in a three-game sweep 25-13, 25-8, 26-24.
South Adams nabbed the first point of the game on a kill from Cady Farlow but simply looked sleepy after that in the first two sets.
Scorecard! Get your DDD scorecard! You can’t tell the players without a scorecard!
As some readers may already know, there have been a few changes at the Decatur Daily Democrat. More than a few, actually. We’ll try to summarize.
The final bluegrass jam of the season was held Sunday at the Gene Stratton- Porter cabin at the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva. The event drew more than 20 artists performing on guitar, bass, Dobro, banjo, fiddle, Jew’s harp, harmonica, mandolin, and vocals. In excess of 100 people attended the final performance, which was organized and under the direction of Historic Site curator Randy Lehman.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Collin Lahr and Maddi Kloepper were crowned 2013 Homecoming King and Queen during festivities Friday night at South Adams High School. The Starfires dropped a 40-34 heartbreaker to Heritage.
Photo by Kalvin Fiechter
Gilbert D. Brookhart, 90, Fort Wayne, died September 13, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Among survivors are his wife, Mary Anna (Johnson) Brookhart of Fort Wayne; three sons, James L. (Susan) Brookhart of Nixa, Mo., Steven E. (Carrie) Brookhart of Cadillac, Mich. and Kenneth W. (Jan) Brookhart of Fort Wayne; daughter, Pamela (Doug) Brookhart Wray of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, Eric, Jeff, Joel, Alison, Tricia, Ben, Gabe, Joe, Brandon, and Jason; and 16 great grandchildren.
David Hierholzer, 74, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur.
Among survivors are many cousins.
Hierholzer was preceded in death by his father, Egbert Hierholzer; mother, Alma M. (Will) Hierholzer; and brother, Lester H. Hierholzer.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 7321 E. St. Rd. 67 in Bryant.
Funeral services to follow, also at the church.
Richard A. "Rick" Hill, 63, Decatur, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at his residence.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
INDIANAPOLIS—Memo to Bellmont athletic director Dale Manis--if you're thinking of ordering a new plaque for the trophy case at Bellmont to honor the new school record in girls cross country set by Bailey Beery over a week ago, put those thoughts on hold.