February 21st, 2011
Donald E. Kipfer, 84, of Bluffton, died at 3:55 p.m. Friday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
He was born on August 10, 1926, in Adams County to David and Fannie Reinhart Kipfer.
He married Norma Jean Lautenschleger in Decatur on March 25, 1950; she survives.
He was a group leader at Franklin Electric Corp. in Bluffton for 30 years, until retiring in 1988. He also worked for Steve's Landscaping for 10 years.
Robert Junk died on January 26 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Maryland.
Mr. Robert Junk was born on September 2, 1920, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the last surviving of the 14 children of John and Ellen (Kintz) Junk.
He was a member of Precious Blood Parish and a 1939 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne.
Somewhere in Bluffton today, Tiger basketball coach Kevin Leising has to be smiling.
The results of the 101st IHSAA state boys basketball tournament were released Sunday evening and Leising's crew drew away from class 2A power Bishop Luers by picking up South Adams in the opening game of the South Adams sectional on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
"There have been five different Head Coaches at Bellmont, but none of us have made a bigger impact on Bellmont Wrestling than John Friedt," noted current Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on a statement he issued on Indianamat.com Thursday.
A.J. Kalver, one of the key early figures in the growth of the Bellmont wrestling tradition and a man who has been involved in the sport for 50 years, will get his due Sunday at Greenwood when he will be inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Kalver, who coached 15 years at Bishop Luers and turned that program from mat zero to the dominant team in Fort Wayne, has also been involved in broadcasting wrestling for 30 years and served 10 years as a wrestling official.
Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed the necessary paperwork with the Adams County Clerk of Courts office to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne.
His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean, who filed his paperwork earlier this month. Incumbent Mayor John Minch, a Democrat, will not seek re-election.
Officials from Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) in Geneva have announced an expansion project that will create new jobs. The expansion will include the construction of a building addition as well as the installation of new machinery and equipment, fixtures and hardware.
John W. Friedt, 56, of Decatur, passed away at 9:26 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on December 12, 1954, in Adams County to Kenneth W. and Ina Jane (Adams) Friedt.
John married Mary C. Lindahl on June 29, 1974.
Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed his candidacy to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne. His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean.
Adams County will have a strong group of 12 representatives Friday night at Conseco Fieldhouse as the 73rd edition of the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Finals begins with a 5:35 p.m. Parade of Champions.
At 6 p.m., it will be all business as half the field will be eliminated Friday night.
Two of the 12 face returning state runners-up, and South Adams' TJ Burnfield will meet defending 145-pound champ Eric Roach of Crown Point. A few more face wrestlers who defeated them earlier in the year.