January 11th, 2011
Today's snow storm has affected athletic events for tonight, according to officials from both Bellmont and Adams Central High School.
The annual ACAC boys and girls basketball tournament slated for tonight at Adams Central against Bluffton has been postponed until Wednesday night. The boys will play at 6 p.m. and the girls at approximately 7:30 p.m. ACAC tourney games at three other sites, including South Adams at Woodlan, scheduled for tonight have also been delayed until tomorrow.
Lorna M. Bultemeier, 84, formerly of Fort Wayne, died January 6 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Robert L. Aspy, 95, of Hartford City, a longtime resident of Geneva, died Sunday in Hartford City.
He was born in Geneva on April 14, 1915, to Floyd and Kathryn E. Cook Aspy.
Surviving are a son, William Aspy (and wife Teresa) of Hartford City; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Kevin Alan Brantly, 52, of Decatur, died at his residence on January 4, 2011.
Alan married Laura Bieberich on January 29, 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Brantly of Decatur; three daughters, Mrs. Scott (Tara) Watkins of Florence, Mississippi; Mrs. Daniel (Kelly) Walker of Decatur; and Mrs. Doug (Vicky) Jackson of Monroe; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Dorothy Lucile Korte, 80, of Decatur, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday at her residence, following a 10-year battle with cancer.
She was born on November 28, 1930, in Convoy, Ohio, to Herman and Muriel Scaer Etzler.
She married Edwin Korte on June 27, 1953, in Convoy; he survives.
Sam H. Yager, 92, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Adams County on March 6, 1918, to William and Lucinda Hocker Yager.
Among survivors are his wife, Frieda; a son, Glen Yager of Berne; and two daughters, Mrs. Max (Miriam) Reinhard and Mrs. John (Bernice) Augsburger of Berne.
"As we stand on the threshold of a new decade, we can all take great pride in what we have accomplished this past year and look with great enthusiasm to Decatur's future."
When the Decatur Chamber of Commerce holds its annual meeting soon, four awards will be presented and the names of the 2011 winners were divulged during Monday's Chamber event at which Mayor John Schultz gave the State of the City address.
Chamber Executive Director Wes Kuntzman told an audience of some 80 people that the winners this year will be as follows:
Large Business of the Year: Ideal Suburban Homes and Ideal Realty.
Action in the longest running boys conference tournament in the state of Indiana will start tonight at four high school sites.
The 88th annual ACAC boys tournament and the 37th ACAC girls event will open play at Woodlan, Adams Central, Leo, and Heritage. The draw for the tournament was held back in December with South Adams picked to travel to Woodlan, Bluffton going to AC, Leo will host Southern Wells, and Garrett and Heritage will meet at the Patriots gym.
I can't remember a stronger Bellmont Super Dual (Main Event) than took place Saturday in a 10-hour marathon.
Of course, the old Indiana's Best with Mater Dei, Bellmont and St. Ed's was no day at the park.
This was the real deal with as good a Bellmont dual team as the Braves have had in some years, plus a rock-solid No. 2 Perry Meridian team, and then the ever-budding Penn squad (varsity one).