November 17th, 2010
HARTFORD CITY — Adams Central's girls swim team, under new coach Patti Sauer, topped Blackford but fell to a strong Norwell team in a triple-dual Tuesday held at Blackford.
The Knights tallied 167 points to the 97 of AC and 58 of the hosts.
Only Adams Central results were reported.
Ruby Shelton Swickard, 89, retired elementary teacher for Muncie Community Schools, died November 8.
She began her teaching career in North Adams Schools, 1954-1969, before moving to Muncie.
A free-lance writer who had over 300 articles published, she was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 2003 from Gov. Frank O'Bannon, given for her lifetime commitment to education, writing and outreach to the community.
The 98-year-old, onetime Pennsylvania Railroad depot on Seventh St. hasn't been forgotten.
The empty building is in line for some future repairs and it could even get an occupant before long, Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
Andy's Coney Bar will hold a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. this Friday at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion, 1703 High St., Decatur.
Andy's —a new business in Decatur to hopefully open the first of the year — will be serving coney dogs, chili and old-fashioned root beer on Friday. Also planned, organizers said, are sales of cotton candy, children's activities, a silent auction, raffles and more.
Dorathea Hoffman, 82, of Decatur, died on Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Joseph L. Hough, 70, of Bryant, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at his residence, with family by his side.
He was born on Friday, June 21, 1940, in Adams County to Rev. Burley Hough and Hulda (Kessler) Hough.
Joseph was married to Kathy Zerby, who survives.
Joseph worked at General Electric for 25 years and at Geneva Manufacturing for 10 years. He was a lifelong farmer and horse grower.
Harold J. "Lucky" Siefring, 81, of rural Decatur, died today at Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
"We've got 15 girls who want to play basketball, they enjoy being here and they're hustling and doing everything they can to get ready for the season," stated Bellmont girls basketball coach Tory Fuelling Monday afternoon as he squeezed in a picture session, taking valuable practice time away from his team, which has had little of that to prepare for tonight's opening game with Bishop Dwenger at the Teepee.
In the opening bowling action of the season, the South Adams boys tipped Bellmont because of total team points in a close varsity match at Haworth Lanes, while the BHS varsity girls scored a 17-3 victory.
Officials from Trine University Middle College have announced a partnership with North Adams Community Schools that will expand the college's concurrent enrollment program and will allow BHS students to take pre-calculus (MA 123) classes for college credit at Trine.
Bellmont pre-calculus teachers Michael Macke and Kent Arnold will serve as Trine adjunct professors, according to an announcement from the Angola school.