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March 23rd, 2012

Richard K. Dynes

March 23, 2012

    Richard K. (Dick) Dynes, 78, of Geneva, passed away at 9:20 a.m.,on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. 
    He was born on Tuesday, January 30, 1934, in Bryant, the son of the late Lawrence H. and  Florence (Bailey) Richards. 

Spring-break activities set for next week

March 23, 2012

    The "family friendly" activities which proved to be so popular during spring break last year are returning, Chris Krull of the sponsoring city-county parks and recreation department informed city council at its meeting Tuesday night.
    County schools will be on spring break starting with the dismissal of classes this Friday and all manner of activities are planned for five consecutive days next week, Monday through Friday.

Indiana Catholic schools end bonuses for referrals

March 23, 2012

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Catholic Church officials in northern Indiana have suspended programs in which some parochial schools offered monetary incentives to recruit students.
    South Bend Community Schools officials have questioned whether it was proper for a Catholic school receiving money from the state’s private school voucher program to also pitch bonuses to those who referred it new students.

Krull exits post with the county

March 23, 2012

    Steve Krull, part-time building and grounds director for Adams County for the past 17 years, announced his retirement to Adams County Commissioners Monday.
    Krull said he no longer feels he can serve effectively as the job has grown so large and demanding and feels it would be best for him to step down from the position, effective March 16.

Two Braves get academic all-state

March 23, 2012

    The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association has released its first-team Academic All-State list of 29 boys and 28 girls as well as an honorable mention list including 146 boys and 148 girls around the state of Indiana. Two Bellmont Braves were selected to the honorable mention list for the award; seniors Payton Selking and Logan Smith. 

March 22nd

Offering a VOICE

March 22, 2012

    Adams Central juniors Bess Fiechter and Devan Barger, members of the group VOICE (Indiana's youth movement to speak out against the tobacco industry), headed a table containing some of the ingredients of cigarettes in an effort to inform fellow students of the dangers of smoking.
    The activity was held Wednesday and included a display of 27 pairs of shoes to represent the 27 people who die each day in Indiana due to tobacco, according to the group.

Just keeps getting hotter!

March 22, 2012

    Everyone's been saying it can't last. This stunning spate of warm weather in the middle of March probably can't, but this week it's not only lasting but getting warmer every day.    
    The Decatur weather station has recorded increasing highs for three consecutive days. A high of 73 degrees on Sunday was topped by Monday's 82 which in turn was bested by Tuesday's 85.

Litwiller praises school partnerships

March 22, 2012

    South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller, during his state of the schools address at a Berne Chamber of Commerce meeting this week, said, "You've no doubt heard the African proverb 'It takes a whole village to raise a child. Likewise, it takes an entire community to educate its youth."
    Litwiller explained that the community partners with the schools through PTO, music and athletic boosters and by attending school events such as open houses, fundraisers, athletic and music activities, and by volunteering.

Beat the pros top 50

March 22, 2012

    Here is a list of the top 50 brackets up to this point in the Beat the Pros bracket challenge.
    50 PTS: Brian Zeser
    49 PTS: Adam Weaver
    48 PTS: Margo Knefelkamp
    47 PTS: Andy Weaver, Kyli Mankey, Kevin Ripley, Kathy Gross.
    46 PTS: Jim Hopkins (DDD Pro), Linda Plasterer, James Compton, Mindy Knefelkamp, Leah Voglewede, James Pollock.

March 21st

Robert L. Biberstein

March 21, 2012

    Robert L. "Bob" Biberstein, 73, of Berne, passed away Wednesday, March 21, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born to Alton and Esther (Sprunger) Biberstein on January 14, 1939.
    Robert married Rhina (Caballero) Biberstein on November 23, 1966; she survives.

    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...
    Concordia Lutheran backed up their number one ranking in class 3A on Tuesday...
   Tonight's volleyball contest at the Teepee invites the Concordia Cadets,...

 

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