March 12th, 2012
ANDERSON — Bellmont junior sprinter Alexis Harvey earned a shot at the Indiana Girls Track Indoor State Finals with a school record 7.39 in the 55-meter dash Saturday in the annual Patriot Invitational at Anderson College as she qualified first out of that meet.
Harvey will be seeded fourth overall in the small school division. She placed fourth last spring in the IHSAA State Girls Track and Field 200 meter (outdoor) finals.
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Grogg Schmidt, 83, Mendon, Ohio, died Thursday.
She was born in Geneva.
Among survivors are her husband, Bennett "Ben" Schmidt of Mendon; brother Thomas (Jo) Grogg of Geneva; and sister Mary Ann (Jim) Bailey of Geneva.
Visitation will be at the Mendon Funeral Home from 2-7 today. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m on Sunday. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery.
Allen R. Wolf, 48, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday.
Among survivors are a sister, Jean (Jr.) Kahn of Decatur.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 11, from 2-4 p.m., at Golden Meadows Chapel. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Leitersford, Ind., at a later date.
Arrangements were made by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers ended their 2012 legislative session early Saturday after racing through a sprawling education and spending plan.
The last measure they approved this year is a plan that pays $6 million to state fair victims and $80 million for full-day kindergarten, and puts more money for state reserves before an automatic tax refund is triggered. It also changes the rules governing Indiana's charter schools and officials tasked with turning faltering schools around.
Ronald L. Dynes, 76, of Monroe, died Monday at Woodcrest Retirement Center.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home
NORTH JUDSON— The Flying Jets came just under a foot short of advancing to the regional finals against Bowman Academy later on Saturday night, but senior Maverick Baumer could not sink a half-court shot that would have won the Jets a win over Westview in overtime, 51-49.
Two of the best defensive teams in 2A faced off on Saturday morning when the Westview Warriors and Adams Central both traveled over 100 miles to get to North Judson despite the fact that the teams are less than that far apart from each other to begin with.
Raymond D. Eckrote, 96, Geneva, died Friday, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Adams County.
Among survivors are his wife, Reba J. (Pyle) Eckrote of Geneva.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Services will be held there on Tuesday at 11a.m. Burial will be at Alberson Cemetery in Geneva.
North Adams Community Schools is one of 23 school corporations statewide to be named as a recipient of state education department technology grant funding.
The Indiana Department of Education announced this week that the selected school corporations will receive up to $200,000 each to implement classroom technology projects. The grants, totaling $3 million, were awarded through Indiana’s classroom innovation grant program, which is funded primarily through the David C. Ford educational technology fund.
Eileen Rose Gardner, 61, of Kokomo, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Howard Regional Health Systems.
Eileen was born December 16, 1950, in Decatur to Walter F. and Kathleen R. Baker.
She was a graduate of Adams Central High School Class of 1969. She went on to get her bachelor's degree in nursing from the IU School of Nursing, graduating in 1973.
Bellmont High School Baseball Coach Ben Fawbush has announced that the team this year will be hosting a new, annual event known as the “Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.”
The event will be held on a rotating basis by all three Adams County high schools: Bellmont, Adams Central, and South Adams.
The purpose and goal of this event, Fawbush said, is to not only raise funds for cancer research, but to raise awareness and support for the cure of any and all cancers.