April 18th, 2012
2012 SPRING SPORTS
19: ADAMS CENTRAL-Softball vs. Southern Wells, 5 p.m., Tennis vs. Churubusco, 5 p.m., Baseball vs. Southern Wells, 5 p.m.; BELLMONT-Tennis vs. South Adams, 5 p.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Golf vs. Woodlan, 4:30 p.m., Tennis at Bellmont, 5 p.m., Softball at Bluffton, 5 p.m., Baseball at Bluffton, 5 p.m.
20: BELLMONT-Track at Heritage Relays (boys), 5 p.m.;
The Bellmont Squaws won their contest against the Lady Patriots of Heritage the hard way on Wednesday night scoring five of their six runs in the bottom of the sixth to shock the visiting crowd, 6-5, at the Teepee.
Heritage led most of the way and were up 4-1 when they got an insurance run in the top of the sixth with the bases loaded and only one out. Coach Rick Burkhalter came out to have a chat with his junior Hailee Hormann.
Two children were killed and four people were seriously injured in a vehicle-buggy crash Tuesday just before 8 a.m.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported that Chandler M. Gerber, 21, of Bluffton, was traveling east on U.S. 124 near 400 E when he struck an Amish buggy driven by Mary M. Schwartz, 44, of Decatur.
The process to select a North Adams Board of Education member essentially is starting all over again after Decatur City Council on Tuesday deadlocked over its appointment, the final one the city will make before the board becomes one that is elected.
Ben Faurote, who currently holds the seat in question, and newcomer Stacey Bussel received two votes apiece last night and there was no tie-breaker since Councilman Bill Crone was vacationing and not at the meeting.
Harley L. “Pete” Bergman, 77, Decatur, passed away at his residence on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Harley was born in Jay County on January 21, 1935, to the late Oren and Minnie (Huey) Bergman.
On January 21, 1964, he married Roberta G. Manning. She preceded him in death on November 2, 2007.
Harley worked in construction for 37 years for Habegger Construction as a skilled mason.
Norma Jean C. Byerley, 78, of Yoder, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Ossian Health Care.
She was born on April 3, 1934, in Ossian to the late Emil and Margaret (Hinck) Springer.
She was a lifelong homemaker, and was a member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Thiele Road. She enjoyed spending time with, and caring for, her family.
Josephine M. Christner, 92, of rural Geneva, died Monday in her home.
She was born to the late Jacob F. and Margarette (Schwartz) Schwartz.
Among survivors are sons Samuel J. (Emma) Christner of Monroe; Jacob J. (Mary) Christner of Berne; Levi J. (Martha) Christner of Geneva; Margaret (Tobe) Wickey of Geneva; Lizzie (Martin) Schwartz of Geneva; Fannie (Menno N.) Schwartz of Monroe; and Rebecca (Jacob L.) Wickey of Decatur; 76 grandchildren and 253 great-grandchildren.
Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman met with local Berne officials to tour the Munsterberg Clock Tower on Tuesday.
Skillman, who visited Berne in 2005 to discuss the city's plans for the tower, stated that she was very impressed with the new tower and the ambition with which the city approached the project.
Wanda J. Eyanson, 86, of Decatur, died at 1:55 a.m., today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
The Bellmont girls won the events they expected to win Tuesday evening in a Northeast Hoosier Conference track triangular with Homestead and East Noble at Bob Worthman Stadium but they still fell far behind the other teams in the final score.
With seven first place finishes, Homestead squeaked past East Noble 66 to 62.5. Despite six blue ribbons, the Squaws managed just 38.5 points (30 coming on the first place finishes). Bellmont did not get any second place ribbons while picking up three thirds and three fourth place spots.