February 14th, 2013
Adams Central will mark another end of an era as longtime Athletic Director Rick Minnich submitted his resignation to the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday night.
Minnich, who has served AC in various positions for 39 years, said in his letter he has been blessed and has no regrets in beginning and ending his career at AC. Minnich thanked the school and the community for the help and support he has received during his time at AC.
T-shirts to support Adams Central eighth grader Tyson Bahrke in his fight against cancer will be available for pre-sale order at the Adams Central-South Adams basketball game on Friday.
The shirts are $10 apiece, and over half of the proceeds from this will go directly to Tyson's family to help pay for his chemotherapy, an announcement said.
The shirts will be available for pickup from later AC home games or the elementary school office beginning February 25.
Adams County will have six solid representatives, including returning placers Sawyer Miller of South Adams and Bellmont senior Brad Busse, in Friday night's preliminary round of the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.
Busse, seventh last year at 182 pounds, returns to that weight as a senior and will go in again as a semi-state champ. Miller took fourth as a freshman at 106 pounds and will be in the 113-pound class, coming in as a third-placer from Fort Wayne.
Robert L. Beitler, 81, of Pendleton, Ind., passed away on February 11, 2013, at his residence.
He was born May 20, 1931, in Monroe, Ind., and resided most of his life in Pendleton.
David A. Runyon, 55, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana.
He was born on Thursday, June 6, 1957, in Bluffton, Ind., to Floyd Runyon, who passed away in 2004, and Evelyn (Messick) Runyon, who passed away in 2012.
David married Cathy Cable on November 26, 1983, in Bluffton; she survives in Decatur.
Flora D. Wright, 69, formerly of Decatur, died on Monday.
Among survivors is her daughter, Bobbi Kelly of Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at River of Life Church, 927 N Main St., Bluffton. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, also at the church.
Burial will be at Marion National Cemetery.
The Adams County Council was joined in its monthly meeting on Tuesday by the Adams County Commissioners.
The council and the commissioners agreed that new superior court accommodations will be in a standalone building, and the county will not add on to or renovate any current buildings for the project.
The way in which Berne united following the death in 2012 of Spc. Nick Taylor, killed in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Indiana National Guard, was an example of the community's strength and resolve of Berne and demonstrated why the city "is a great place to call home," Mayor Bill McKean said Tuesday during his second annual State of the City address.
McKean gave his remarks during a noon luncheon hosted by the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
Administrators in the North Adams Community Schools have been deemed eligible for performance bonuses for the 2012-13 school year. The school district's board of education on Tuesday evening approved one-time stipends for administrators that are identical to those for which teachers in the district may qualify.
By DYLAN MALONE
FORT WAYNE—Blackhawk Christian won the battle of the Braves on Tuesday night defending their home court on senior night against Bellmont, 45-40 in a non-conference game of round ball.
The 1A Braves were led down the stretch by their sophomore point guard Riley Reimschisel who scored on four free throws down the stretch and made a 15-foot jumper to keep pace ahead of Bellmont in the fourth quarter.