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February 21st, 2012

Dortha M. Hirschy

February 21, 2012

    Dortha M. Hirschy, 89, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born on August 26, 1922, in Adams County, to the late Forrest and Lessie (Watkins) Ray.
    On December 6, 1941, she married Wayne H. Hirschy.
    Dortha was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church and retired in 1985 from C.T.S. in Berne after 21 years of service.

Dedication pays off for very ‘capable’ county grapplers

February 21, 2012

    "People just don't understand how hard it is," stated Bellmont's now Hall of Fame wrestling coach Brent Faurote on the amount of sweat and pain that wrestlers have to endure in order to climb up on the podium Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

February 20th

Dortha M. Hirschy

February 20, 2012

    Dortha M. Hirschy, 89, of Decatur, died on Sunday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Dolores J. Tschannen

February 20, 2012

    Dolores J. Tschannen, 81, of Decatur, passed away at 8:37 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born on November 16, 1930, in Adams County, to the late Chalmer K. and Melvena M. (Smitley) Sheets.
    She married Homer B. Tschannen on April 9, 1950. He passed away on August 8, 1978.

Batt takes second in finals; three Braves place

February 20, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS —  Todd Batt made history for South Adams, becoming the first Starfire wrestler to compete under the lights at the IHSAA State Wrestling Finals Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and Bellmont continued its storied tradition with state placers Ben Baker, Brooks Faurote and Brad Busse.
    Frosh Sawyer Miller also had a very successful debut for the Stars, earning fourth place at 106 pounds for coach Eric Myers.

Bellmont Braves claim first swim sectional since 1980

February 20, 2012

    PORTLAND—Members of the 2011-12 Bellmont boys swim team weren't alive the last time a sectional trophy made its way to the BHS awards case but a spectacular performance in the pool Saturday by the Braves resulted in seven first place finishes and a sectional championship.

Hall of fame adds two BHS coaches

February 20, 2012

    GREENWOOD — Even as he was getting ready for his well-deserved Hall of Fame induction as one of the greatest coaches in the history of Indiana high school wrestling, Bellmont Coach Brent Faurote only wanted to talk about his three wrestlers who placed Saturday night at the IHSAA State Finals.
    With the dedicated Faurote, already in the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Asslociation (IHSWCA) hall as a wrestler, it's always about his kids, the ones who are ready to run through walls for him.

Local Safety Park is awarded grant

February 20, 2012

    Safety Park in Decatur recently received a grant from the Adams County Community Foundation, allowing for the purchase of over 500 certificates to present local students after they have passed the safety presentation offered through the park.
    Janet Torson reported that Safety Park officials are grateful for the support from the foundation, for this as well as other grant opportunities. 

Wind tower test has its supporters

February 20, 2012

    Supporters of the meteorological tower that has now been given the green light by the Adams County Board of Building/Planning and Zoning spoke publicly for the first time Thursday evening.
    Prior to Thursday's meeting, only those opposing the tower have  voiced their opinions to officials, giving some people the impression that there were no supporters whatsoever.

February 17th

Carolyn Sue Vanhorn

February 17, 2012

    Carolyn Sue (Bassett) Vanhorn, 73, of Decatur, passed away at her residence Friday, February 17, 2012.
    She was born on November 27, 1938, in Decatur, to the late Carroll C. and Dorothy E. (Highland) Bassett.
    On July 24, 1988, she married Kenn Vanhorn.
    Carolyn attended First United Methodist Church. She retired in 1992 from General Electric after 30 years of service.

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