November 13th, 2014
Two Bellmont volleyball players have received honors after the season has been played out including senior Janaya Wilder and sophomore Taylor Bebout.
Wilder earned first team all-state honors from the ICGSA in class 3A in part for her efforts leading the Squaws to the class Final Four earlier this month. Bebout was honored on the second team for her play at the setter position.
The St. Joe Elementary School fourth grade students of Marybeth Busick, Abby Dyer and aide Daphne Wellman took time to rake the yards of some elderly residents in Decatur earlier this week — before local temperatures plummeted. Above, some of the 13 participating St. Joe students rake leaves at the home of Bonnie Kohne.
Joyce M Chaffins, 54, Bluffton, died at 10:30 p.m Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Among survivors are her husband, Ken Chaffins of Bluffton; son, Wesley Chaffins of Bluffton; daughter, Emily M. (Chad) Houser of Bluffton; grandchild, Chase Houser of Bluffton; four brothers, Tom Hirschy of Bryant; Dave Hirschy of Geneva; Ron (Sandy) Hirschy of Decatur; and Derryl (Teresa) Hirschy of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.
Phyllis P. Doescher, 97, Bluffton, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
Among survivors are a daughter, Susanne Rettig of Crown Point; son, David (Jeanine) Doescher of Munster; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
A family funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Ave., Hammond with Pastor Art Burkman officiating.
A hushed silence fell over the crowd gathered in Bellmont High School’s Erekson Theatre as the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard slowly marched across the stage, posting the colors to kick off a special Veterans Day program Tuesday morning.
Area veterans, students and residents stood in respectful silence as the BHS choir sang the National Anthem, while those unable to stand sat at attention throughout the anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.
Deciding the fate of part-time students seeking to enroll in North Adams Community Schools has become a full-time job for board of education members. Discussions once again centered on the issue during Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled board meeting.
After 90 minutes in executive session and that much additional time in public debate, the Adams County Public Defender Board on Tuesday reinstated former Managing Public Defender Joseph Johnson III to the public defender’s office — but stripped him of the manager’s position.
Military veterans from across Adams County came to Adams Central High School Monday afternoon to accept thanks and accolades from friends and neighbors for their service to their country and to be an inspiration to younger generations.
But many of those veterans themselves surely were inspired by the heartfelt and poignant message delivered by the ceremony’s featured speaker.
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