September 6th, 2011
William S. "Billy" Gravens, 43, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, September 3, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on April 5, 1968, to William S. and Ann E. McElman Gravens, who are deceased.
Billy was the former manager of the Clark Oil Co. station in Decatur and attended Decatur Church of God.
Rosemary Puterbaugh, 72, of Geneva, died Friday at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.
She was born November 13, 1938, in Portland, the daughter of Ivan and Hazel (Whitacre) Beals.
Surviving are two sons, Curt (Melissa) Puterbaugh of Portland and David (Carmen) Puterbaugh of Geneva; one brother Ralph Beals of Florida; and three grandchildren.
She had worked for NAPA in Portland and Berne for 35 years and most recently for the Town of Geneva as deputy clerk-treasurer.
NORTH MANCHESTER—Crown Point easily won the boys and girls title of the Manchester Cross Country Invitational Saturday in a 10-team field that included Bellmont.
Both Bellmont teams placed one runner in the top 10 in individual competition with Evan Boucher placing seventh overall in 17:40 while Cadence Faurote earned tenth place status for the Squaws in 21:54.45.
During one of his famous tirades against the media for what he perceived was biased and unfair coverage, Richard M. Nixon brashly announced at a rambling press conference (after he had been defeated for the position of Governor in California in the 1960s) "you won't have Nixon to kick around around anymore."
As I was traveling up to Lutheran Hospital last week to see DDD sports editor Jim Hopkins I wasn't sure about what I would encounter.
Acting on a recommendation from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, area schools are delaying the start of tonight's home football games.
Bellmont High School Athletic Director Dale Manis announced Thursday night that due to the intense heat forecast for this area today, the kickoff for tonight's Bellmont-Columbia City football game at Bob Worthman Stadium has been moved moved back to 7:30.
“Holly had a really good night on offense for us. It was just one of those nights where she was on and we told the setters to get her the ball as much as they could,” noted Bellmont volleyball coach Craig Krull in analyzing one of the main reasons the Squaws handled the visiting Snider Panthers in three games, 25-22, 25-13, 25-13 at the Teepee.
Appropriately enough, all three seniors on the Bellmont boys varsity soccer team found the back of the net on Senior Night Thursday evening as the Braves posted a 6-0 non-conference victory over the Woodlan Warriors.
Senior Alex Hammond, who had scored a hat trick a night before in a win over NHC foe Norwell, tallied twice for the Braves against Woodlan while fellow twelfth graders Dan Worth and Jacob Schueler each added one score. Rounding out the offense for Bellmont were scores by Andy Hess and Willie Mahlan.
William D. "Bill" Augsburger, 72, of Berne, owner of Bill's Ice Cream Waffle Trailer, died at home on Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Berniece F. McBride, 91, of Decatur, died at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on February 28, 1920, in Adams County to Harley M. and Edna Gay Tumbleson.
She married Robert J. McBride on April 1, 1941; he passed away on August 9, 2000.
Villa Lanes bowling alley reopened on Thursday after sitting vacant for some three years.
To mark the occasion, Mayor John Schultz and co-owners Dan Evans and Josh Krueckeberg tried their luck on the newly refinished lanes.
The mayor took two shots resulting in one gutter ball and one strike.
The adjoining restaurant, Molly's Place, is set to open on September 8.