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August 1st, 2011

G.M. Alspaugh

August 1, 2011

    G.M. Alspaugh, 85, of Celina, Ohio, died on July 19 in Celina Manor Nursing Home.
    He was born to Arnold and Ruah Clouse Alspaugh.
    Among survivors are four sons, Albert Alspaugh of Rockford, Ohio; Terry Alspaugh of Decatur; Mark Alspaugh of Celina; and Todd Alspaugh of Greenville, Ohio, and two sisters, including Joy Steele of Decatur.
    A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, in the Village Community Center at Shane's Park in Rockford.

Julia W. Banta

August 1, 2011

    Julia W. Banta, 89, of Geneva, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

Mary E. Fiechter

August 1, 2011

    Mary E. Fiechter, 76, of rural Berne, died on Saturday at home.
    She was born to Theo and Naoma Speheger Beer.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kris (Ann) Frauhiger of Montpelier and four sons: Don and Lynn Fiechter of Keystone; Rick Fiechter of Montpelier; and Jim Fiechter of Bluffton.

Howard E. Hess

August 1, 2011

    Howard E. Hess, 69, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 12:43 p.m. Saturday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne following an accident at his residence on Friday.
    He was born to Robert E. and Ida L. McClish Hess.
    He married Judith C. Miller and she survives.

Paul S. Liechty

August 1, 2011

    Paul S. Liechty, 93, of Berne, passed away on July 22 at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born on November 17, 1917, in Adams County to Albert W. and Ida Moser Liechty.
    Paul taught for four years in Union City, Indiana, and for 30 years in elementary schools at Decatur. He graduated from Goshen College in Indiana with a bachelor's degree in education and received a master's degree in education and a specialist degree in education from Ball State University at Muncie.

Audra E. Miller

August 1, 2011

    Audra E. Miller, 88, of Decatur, widow of Rev. Fuhrman Miller, died today in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

S. Sue Snyder

August 1, 2011

    S. Sue Snyder, 74, of Berne, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    She was born to Ivan and Maude Montgomery.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Kendra Bauman of Berne, and a son, Clay Snyder of Berne.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with private burial at Gravel Hill Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visiting hours are 1-3 p.m. today.

July 29th

Practices set to begin

July 29, 2011

    Paperwork must be turned into coaches or to the athletic departments before varsity athletes will be able to participate in fall practices, it was noted by area athletic directors. Golf practices begin today while most of the rest of the fall sports will begin with officials practices on Monday, Aug. 1.
    Bellmont Athletic Director Dale Manis that the following items are necessary: IHSAA approved physical exam form, medical consent card, BHS Athletic Code of Conduct sheets, and Legal Reporting Waiver form.

HEBA All-Stars cop 2nd in Monmouth Clemente Tourney

July 29, 2011

    The Hoosier East Baseball Alliance (HEBA) All-Stars finished second in the Monmouth eight and under tournament finished Thursday night by falling to Elmhurst 13-7 in the title game.
    The HEBA stars had defeated New Haven 11-1 and avenged an earlier loss to Hoagland with a 16-4 triumph to reach the title contest.

Glenn R. Griner

July 29, 2011

    Glenn R. "Butch" Griner, 64, of rural Rockford, Ohio, died Wednesday at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.
    He was born on May 2, 1947, in St. Marys, Ohio, to Walter and Beatrice Huston Griner, who are deceased.
    On May 30, 1966, he married Jane Harris, who lives in Rockford.

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