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September 18th, 2012

Luers taps ex-Bellmont teacher, coach

September 18, 2012

    Former Bellmont High School football coach Steve Keefer has been named to coach the Bishop Luers football team the remainder of the season in the absence of the terminated Matt Lindsay.
    Lindsay was fired Sunday as the school's football coach and athletic director. No reason was given.
    No replacement for the athletic director's job was announced.
    Keefer, 66, was the Bellmont coach from 1988 to 1993 and continued teaching at BHS until retiring over a year ago.

September 17th

Squaws smash Luers, 3-0

September 17, 2012

    The Squaws begin a tough week of volleyball on the right foot knocking off Bishop Luers in a convincing three-game sweep at the Teepee on Monday night 25-12, 25-16, 25-11.
    Bellmont moves to 15-3 on the season, holding their number two rank in 3A volleyball intact with the win. Luers, who are not pushovers by any means, tested Adams Central to a five-set classic a week earlier but were without the services of their senior setter, Tamara Griggs.

Markle teen survives huge crash, flames

September 17, 2012

    A rural Markle teen was arrested Saturday morning on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated (endangerment) and minor consuming after walking away from a fiery one-car crash in rural Adams County.

Couple married 50 years later

September 17, 2012

    Robert Brown of Decatur and Edith Northup of Fort Wayne met and fell in love at the ages of 21 and 19, respectively.
    After a whirlwind romance of 2 1/2 years, they went their separate ways ... only to find each other again 50 years later.
    They were married at 2 p.m. on Saturday outdoors at the American Legion in Berne.    
    A full story about how the couple ended up at the alter will be published this week in the Daily Democrat.

Puff, mud ball Sunday open BHS Homecoming

September 17, 2012

    Bellmont High School kicked off its annual Homecoming events Sunday with Powder Puff football and mud volleyball.
    The Powder Puff game was won by the seniors, 21-14. The mud volleyball tournament followed.

Godfrey J. Bertsch

September 17, 2012

    Godfrey J. Bertsch, 79, of Bluffton, passed away Friday morning, September 14, 2012, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
    Born in Adams County to John P. and Leah E. (Rauch) Bertsch, he married Anita C. Lehman in Berne on May 25, 1952; she survives. 
    A member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Mr. Bertsch was a semi-truck driver for 33 years, along with being a farmer in the Adams County area. He was a 1951 graduate of Berne-French High School, and enjoyed fishing.

Mary L. Stucky

September 17, 2012

    Mary L. Stucky, 86, of Bronson, Michigan, formerly of Monroe died Friday, September 14, 2012 at Laurels of Coldwater in Coldwater, Michigam.    Mary was born on April 24, 1926 in Donovan, Illinois, to the late Curtis L. and Bertha Marie (Fleming) Trump. On March 25, 1945, she married Roy D. Stucky.
    Mary was a member of the East Ovid United Brethren Church in Coldwater. She taught Sunday school for over 43 years. She was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

Bishop Luers dismisses Lindsay

September 17, 2012

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bishop Luers High School has fired longtime football coach Matt Lindsay, who won nine state titles during his 26 years as the Fort Wayne school’s head football coach.

Squaws place 6th at big New Prairie Invite

September 17, 2012

    NEW CARLISLE—Five lifetime best runs and four season best efforts on one of the toughest cross country courses in northern Indiana propelled the Bellmont girls to a sixth place finish in the mid-school division of the New Prairie High School Invitational Saturday out of 33 teams that participated.

September 14th

Homestead offense too much for Braves

September 14, 2012

    FORT WAYNE—The annual "David versus Goliath" match-up of the smallest and largest schools in the NHC concluded as predicted by the experts as Bellmont suffered their second loss of the season and first in conference to the mighty Homestead Spartans (ranked #11 in 5A) 42-7.
    There was a feel of "here we go" in the crowd when Homestead quarterback Matt Skowronek connected with receiver Isaac Griffith for a 68-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.

 

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