February 17th, 2014
Bellmont senior Logan Neher smiles as he greets coach Paul Gunsett following Neher’s key ticket round win Saturday at the Snider Semi-State. Neher was one of five county wrestlers — three Bellmonters and two from Adams Central — to earn spots in Friday’s IHSAA State Wrestling Finals. See Page 12A for more information.
Photo by Jim Hopkins
— A Daddy-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Decatur Parks and Rec Department, was held Saturday at the Riverside Center. Couples performed their moves at the 70’s disco- theme event. In the photo above, Vivian Mendez, 8, is pictured with her dad, Alex Garcia, one of many couples to hit the dance floor during the event.
Photos by Ashley Thieme
FORT WAYNE — Bellmont's Logan Neher predicted his vengeful victory over East Noble's Jake Weimer for a state spot, then went out and backed it up with a 13-5 major victory as the senior 145-pounder earned one of three Bellmont state slots, while Adams Central earned two tickets for this Friday's 76th IHSAA State Wrestling Finals.
WATERLOO— The Braves made the long trip to DeKalb physically on Thursday night but may have left their mental state of mind back at the Teepee.
The Barons systematically outplayed Bellmont from start to finish in an NHC battle eventually pulling away for 49-32 victory.
Annie A. Eicher, 86, Berne, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 12, 2014, at her residence.
Robert L. Sipe, 87, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 7:53 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Robert was born Monday, June 14, 1926, in Adams County, the son of the late Harvey L. and Mary M. (Kelly) Sipe. He married Alice L. Gilpin April 9, 1944, in Decatur; she survives.
Robert was a member of the Eureka Lodge 592, Ohio City Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Adams County Amateur Radio Club.
A tentative contract has been reached between the city of Decatur and the Adams County Regional Sewer District for the treatment of sewage collected by a soon-to-be-constructed rural sewer project.
Two Decatur women — Cindy Wyss and Chris Naatz — were putting their creative talents to good use Thursday afternoon. The employees at Ritter’s Flowers and Gifts in Decatur were hard at work during the store’s busiest time of the year, assembling flower arrangements large and small that were destined to be delivered to someone’s sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.
Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said city crews are currently experiencing several frozen service lines to homes throughout the city. A service line, Gilbert explained, is the line from the water main to an individual’s home.
He said the frost line is averaging any where from three to four feet deep in the street or at hard surface area. The city of Decatur recommends homeowners let water run a constant stream for the next several days.
For additional information, call 724 7171.
Charles “Chuck” L. Ritter, 55, Ossian, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Chuck was born Aug. 26, 1958, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Robert S. and Beverly D. (Hientzelman) Ritter.
He married Nancy S. Sutorius in Yoder June 12, 1993; she survives.
Chuck worked at Fleetwood in Decatur for 15 years, and later worked for Trusted Manufacturing in Ossian.