April 14th, 2014
Lucy N. (Baker) Filips, 91, Orlando, Fla., Formerly of Decatur, passed away April 11, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Orlando.
Lucy was born Thursday, July 6, 1922, in Adams County to the late Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was an active volunteer at church. Lucy was employed and volunteered at Adams Memorial Hospital for many years.
Kae Linnet Sprunger, 76, Berne, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Swiss Village.
She was born to Vincent and Miriam (Yeoman) Sprunger Sept. 11, 1937, in Adams County.
Surviving are Jon Garth Sprunger of Leonidas, Mich.; Michael (Carolyn) Sprunger of Linn Grove; Alice Coblentz of Berne; Eric (Jean) Sprunger of Berne; Rebecca Sprunger of New York; and Jared (Jerri Hoffman) Sprunger of Fort Wayne.
Students regcognized at celebration honoring the completion of the Skill-Link program last week at BHS included: Kurt Waugh, Smith Brothers of Berne; Jeremy Miller, Bluffton Motor Works; Aaron Voirol, FCC (Adams); Eric Hirschy, Smith Brothers; Gary Paxson, Bluffton Motor Works; Brock McPeek, Micromatic LLC; and Joe Cawel, All American Homes. A graduate not pictured was Anthony Tappy, Alexin. Skill-Link is a Northeast Indiana Works collaborative initiative that provides certification-based training of incumbent workers to elevate their skills.
North Adams Community Schools will not hold classes in observance of Good Friday this year, but in future years the day could be used as a make-up day if another severe winter forces the cancellation of an excessive number of school days.
Members of the North Adams school board expressed varying opinions at last week’s board meeting about Good Friday being a school-observed holiday. Many board members, as well as residents in attendance, were in favor of using the holiday as a make-up day.
Ethan Tumbleson enjoyed his cotton candy at the Serving All Families Everyday — or SAFE — carnival Saturday at Riverside Center. The event drew a large crowd of youngsters who were treated to carnival games, prizes, cotton candy and popcorn.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
BERNE— South Adams High School had their first opportunity to host the Coaches Versus Cancer Classic in its third year of existence on Saturday in what turned out to be one of the nicest days of the early spring season albeit blustery.
The Starfires did not fare as well as the weather, however, going 0-2 against Adams Central and Bellmont in the opening and closing games. Bellmont was a winner over the Jets in the middle game. All proceeds from the concession stands as well as entrance fees were donated for cancer research.
Tonight the Squaws host the Garrett Railroaders for their home opener on the softball diamond (weather permitting). The game is slated for a 5 p.m. start tonight with the DDD pre-game show set for a 4:45 start.
To view tonight's contest, click on the link below. Log in with a username and password to enjoy the service for free. All games will be archived for 30 days after the live event. Go Bellmont!
PORTLAND—Bellmont and Adams Central ventured south to Jay County Thursday evening for a triangular girls and boys track meet with the Patriots with Jay County nudging out the Squaws by a mere two points on the girls side while Adams Central claimed victory in the boys meet by a 9 1/3 point edge.
Other teammates in the 4 x 4 joining Gunsett were Ally Norby, Grace Fisher, and Alyssa Strickler.
Larry H. Butler Sr., 72, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Allen County, to the late Robert B. and Betty M. (Fair) Butler.
Larry worked for waste management for 10 years and was a truck driver for Don Ray Drive Away for 25 years. He served his country in U.S. Army in the 54th Infantry. He was stationed in Korea. He had a lifetime membership at the V.F.W.
The town of Geneva honored its own Thursday night, as the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Proud held their annual awards ceremony in the Community Room of the Geneva Town Hall.