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Archive - Apr 2014

April 28th

U.S. graduation rate reaches 80 percent

April 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
    Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020.
    Their report, based on Education Department statistics from 2012, was being presented Monday at the Building a GradNation Summit.

U.S. graduation rate reaches 80 percent

April 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
    Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020.
    Their report, based on Education Department statistics from 2012, was being presented Monday at the Building a GradNation Summit.

Squaws take seventh place at Turtle Town Invitational

April 28, 2014

    CHURUBUSCO—The Bellmont Squaws track team set 20 season personal best times  Saturday at the annual Turtle Town Invitational and ended up finishing seventh in the team standings of the Gold Division.
    The Squaws didn't garner any blue ribbons in the event but that didn't stop BHS coach Carl Risch from being enthused about their performance.

April 25th

Bellmont out-hits Broncos in 11-7 non-conference win

April 25, 2014

DALEVILLE— Bellmont improved on their perfect season start with an 11-7 victory over the Daleville Broncos on Friday night.
The Braves, now 7-0 on the year, started out with a 1-0 deficit after Corbin Maddox singled in the game's first run in the bottom of the first. Bellmont would respond with two in the top of the second to take the lead when Mason Shinabery and Ryan Okoniewski started the inning with two singles. After a second out, Kyle Wittwer singled in both Braves runners for the 2-1 advantage.

Howard Goyer

April 25, 2014

    Howard Goyer, 94, Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. 
    He was born in Bicknell to the late Richard P. Goyer and Jeanette N. Goyer-Davis.
    Howard was a US Army WWII veteran and worked as a salesman with Schueler's Appliance for 25 years, retiring in 1985. 
    He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.

Scotty L. Jones

April 25, 2014

Andrew J. Shetler

April 25, 2014

    Andrew J. Shetler, 74, Monroe, died at 12:18 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 
    He was born Friday, April 28, 1939, in Holmes County, Ohio, to the late Jacob L. and Amanda Shetler.
    He married Savilla K. Hilty, Thursday, May 28, 1959, in Berne; she survives.
    Andrew was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

DECATUR STRONG BHS grad bends rules to salute his hometown during Boston Marathon

April 25, 2014

    Bellmont High School graduate Jay Krider ran the final 16 miles of Monday’s Boston Marathon while fighting the anguish of severe muscle cramping. What got Krider to the finish line of the 26.2-mile race was not so much what was in his heart as it was the sign he had attached — somewhat outside the race rules — to his runner’s bib.

Berne eyes purchase of eyesore

April 25, 2014

    The city of Berne is one step closer to the possible purchase of the former Dunbar Furniture building, and thus one step closer to demolishing the long-standing eyesore.
    During a special meeting Thursday afternoon, council discussed a real estate certificate auction planned for today, debating whether to bid on the building and, if so, how much they were willing to pay to acquire the structure.

BHS plans performances of ‘Our Town’

April 25, 2014

Bellmont High School will present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-prize winning play “Our Town”  during performances Saturday and Sunday.
    “Our Town” is the story of George and Emily and takes place in a sleepy little town which epitomizes America and the American dream. The play is a drama that “shows us not to take people we care about or our time together for granted,” said play organizers.

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