November 21st, 2011
A special ceremony honoring the late John Friedt will be held Tuesday prior to the opening wrestling match of the season for Bellmont High School, against Columbia City.
A new wrestling mat honoring the contributions of Friedt will be dedicated after the starting lineups are introduced.
Friedt's wrestling shoes will be placed at center mat.
The 2011 Lunch Buddy of the Year Award from the Fort Wayne regional office of Big Brothers/Big Sisters has been awarded to Dan Kintz of Decatur, a Big Brother in Adams County since 1996.
An announcement from the BB/BS staff says Kintz was honored for his years of volunteer service and was selected from more than 1,800 such people in 13 northeastern Indiana counties.
This is the second high BB/BS honor that Kintz has received: the first was in 2000 when he was named Big Brother of the Year for Indiana.
Two events to open the Christmas season in downtown Decatur have been scheduled for Sunday, November 27.
From 2-4 p.m., a free gingerbread cookie-decorating contest will be held at Marko's On Second, a restaurant at 135 S. Second St.
Prizes will be awarded each age group, treats will be available for everyone, and Santa Claus will visit.
Bellmont vs. Columbia City
(Record from 2010-11)
106-Trevor Gray Fr. WBF
113-Jon Poling Sr. vs. Michael Wright So. 14-20
120-Bobby Keuneke Sr. 31-17 vs. Bryce Forester Sr. 22-12
126-Blake Adams Sr. 23-18 vs. Kyle Egolf Fr.
132-Jacob Girod Sr. 23-17 vs. Damon Blackburn Jr.
138-Willie Mahlan Jr. 18-22 vs. Tyler Olsen So. 3-6
145-Brooks Faurote Sr. 30-8 vs. Alan Trabert Jr. 14-20
152-Jacob Bergman Jr. 5-12 vs. Kyle Burns Fr.
160-Brett Baker Fr. vs. Eric Shepherd Sr. 11-19
It looked like it was going to be one of those games where offense cost a hefty premium after the first quarter when the score was 6-4 in favor of the Squaws, and after a second quarter surge by the Heritage Lady Patriots, Bellmont continued to find the basket too elusive to pull out the victory away from home on Saturday evening and fell, 36-27.
BERNE— The Starfires fought valiantly in a game that featured only six different varsity players on the floor for first year coach Ryan Cunningham as South Adams continues to struggle early in the season falling to an 0-4 record with a 52-37 defeat at the hands of Union City on Saturday night.
Annaliese Foss, 83, of Berne, died at 7:51 p.m. Friday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne, following a sudden illness.
She married Dr. Harold G. Foss; he passed away on September 26, 2008.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gregory G. (Annaliese) Schamerloh of Decatur; one son, William H. Foss (and wife Dianne) of Colorado; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
There will be no funeral service or visitation, according to Annaliese's request.
LaVerne L. Hilty, 60, of rural Berne, died on Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Carol J. Schwan 95, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday November 19, 2011, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
She was born on February 28, 1916, to Charles and Nida Belle (Wright) Seybold.
On October 16, 1937, she married Lionel Schwan; he passed away on January 26, 1989.
Carol was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Decatur.
She was a teacher in Fort Wayne Community Schools, with a master's degree in education from Indiana University.
Daniel S. Schwartz, 35, of rural Geneva, died at his residence on Friday, November 18, 2011.
Daniel was born on March 23, 1976, in Adams County to Dan U. and Rosie K. Schwartz Schwartz, who live in rural Geneva.
Daniel was a member of the Old Order Amish.