Gerhard Kiefer, 94, of Ossian, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010, in Ossian Health Care.
He was born on October 23, 1916, in Adams County to Martin and Clara (Wietfeldt) Kiefer.
He married Hildegard Bultemeier on May 14, 1950, in St. John’s Lutheran Church at Bingen; she preceded him death on May 14, 2007.
KENDALLVILLE — Bellmont went unbeaten in eight weight classes and went 34-8 overall to dominated the annual NHC triple-dual, blanking Norwell and soundly trimming both East Noble and DeKalb Saturday.
The wins put the No. 11 Braves at 14-2 and 5-0 in the NHC, setting up the conference showdown at Carroll on Thursday.
Despite the dominance, BHS coach Brent Faurote was pleased with the opposition. "It's a pretty solid wrestling conference. The competition is good and it's getting better.
MONROEVILLE—Bellmont coach Larry Patterson perhaps said it best after the Saturday night non-conference basketball match-up between his Braves and the Heritage Patriots.
"You can't score if you don't shoot the ball," he succinctly analyzed.
Superintendent, Shaun Roe, was equally upbeat as he said all roads are open, although a north wind was causing some drifting in open areas.
Gilbert said his department, with one employee off work for medical reasons, had eight trucks in operation starting at 3 a.m. and had most of the 55 to 60 miles of streets plowed by about 8 a.m. No problems developed during that time, he added.
Salting will be the next step on the streets, according to Gilbert.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh said Sunday he won’t seek a return trip to the governor’s office in 2012.
“After careful consideration, I have concluded that the appropriate decision is not to be a candidate for governor of Indiana in 2012,” Bayh said in a prepared statement.
The 54-year-old Indiana Democrat didn’t run for a third term in the Senate in November. His seat was won by Republican Dan Coats.
The Northeast Indiana Fund has contributed $7,000 to a fund to help the city continue cleanup of the onetime Decatur Casting Co. site, Mayor John Schultz announced at this week's city council meeting.
The city has chipped in $5,000 and contributions also have come from Indiana and Michigan Power, NIPSCO and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin, providing approximately $25,000 in total funds for the task.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Fair will last 17 days for at least the next three years under a vote by the panel that oversees the annual summer event.
The Indiana State Fair Commission on Thursday approved a recommendation to have the fair run 17 days through 2013.
The fair expanded from 12 days to 17 days in 2009. Officials said the longer run would give families a third weekend to visit and create more opportunities for 4-H participants.
BERNE — Cody Conner cradled Adams Central sub Luke Marbach for a 2:50 fall at 189 pounds, creating the sixth lead change in the ACAC dual, and igniting a 38-18 victory for the host Starfires Thursday night.
"The kids that were on the mat wrestled well. You can't spot them 12 and let them steal a couple and expect to win," stated Adams Central coach Doug Schultz, noting forfeits in two of the last three weight classes on the line at the Stardome.
Bellmont scored eight pins and a tech fall, winning 11 of 14 matches in a 59-11 rout of Fort Wayne Snider Thursday at Bellmont. The victory put Bellmont at 11-2 on the season. The Braves travel to East Noble Saturday for a conference triple-dual involving DeKalb and Norwell.
A 175th anniversary is, admits Decatur Mayor John Schultz, an in-between event, but, with the city on the verge of its 175th year in 2011, "We need to do something. I don't think there's a right way or a wrong way to celebrate this. It's a moment in history that needs to be addressed."
What that "something" will be was discussed at two public gatherings on Wednesday at Riverside Center and some decisions were made.