October 11th, 2012
Berniece M. Brittsan, 92, of Wren, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Monroeville on Sunday, March 28, 1920, to the late Frank H. and Ethel M. (Van Buskirk) Laudahn.
Berniece married Russell D. "Pete" Brittsan on November 19, 1939, in Monroeville; he passed away on September 24, 1994.
Robert L. Clark Sr., 79, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012, in the comfort of his home.
He left behind a wife, brother, seven children, 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by us all.
In loving memory of Robert L. Clark Sr., the family and Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society of Fort Wayne will conduct a memorial on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Church of Decatur Lighthouse, 8727 US 27, with a luncheon after the service.
FORT WAYNE—With only the Bellmont quad left before sectionals, Adams Central tangled with North Side in a non-conference battle on Wednesday night earning a four-set victory over the Redskins 26-24, 25-12, 25-10, 25-13.
The Lady Jets found themselves on the wrong end of a slow start in set one that they could not recover from combined with the good play of North Side out of the gate. AC would keep the set close until finally the Lady Redskins pulled out the victory needing an extra point to do so in a 26-24 set one victory.
"We are swimming over here," Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart said at 1 p.m. Wednesday, a little over halfway through the second day of early voting in Adams County.
The voting began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and when it had concluded seven hours later, 103 people had cast ballots.
By 1 p.m. Wednesday, 50 more people had voted in the clerk's office in the county courthouse.
Tuesday also was the last day to register to in the upcoming presidential election.
Preble Assistant Fire Chief Mike Werling said Wednesday that upon arriving at Tuesday night's fire that destroyed a barn on the Richard Loshe property off Winchester Rd. at CR 900N, fire was blazing through the roof of the structure.
The barn was filled with building materials and firewood, and some rabbits also were lost. Loshe raises rabbits.
Officials at the three Adams County school districts, with some assistance from the private sector, have successfully stretched a four-year federal Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant into its fifth year. But by June of 2013 those federal funds will have dried up, leaving local school administrators with some difficult decisions about which programs will continue, and how to pay for those services.
The escalating cost to renovate the Adams County courthouse is showing no sign of coming to an end soon.
Dave Meyer of the county's building maintenance department met with the Adams County Council Tuesday to discuss yet another snag discovered by contractors as they continue with the final phase of the courthouse project.
Morning and afternoon traffic flows at Bellmont High School will be altered later this month in an attempt to reduce vehicular and pedestrian congestion immediately south of the high school entrance.
North Adams Community Schools' business manager Larry Carty announced the pending changes during Tuesday night's regular school board meeting. He said the changes, which are also intended to accommodate school buses as they leave the Bellmont campus, will be implemented during this year's fall break on October 29.
Grayson Hogg, a junior at South Adams High School, presented to school board members on Tuesday an idea he had for a school project.
One long streak for Bellmont cross country lived on and another was halted in the IHSAA cross country sectional held at the BHS course.
The Squaws found themselves squeezed out of first place by Norwell (58-73) but will still advance to the IHSAA regional this Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion along with Canterbury 103, Fort Wayne South Side 109, and Bishop Luers 119.
The advancement will be the 19th consecutive regional appearance for Bellmont at the girls level.