October 26th, 2010
Bellmont senior Brittany Thatcher was named recently first team All-NHC in girls soccer.
Thatcher was one of five Bellmont girls to be named to the squad, which finished tied for third in the NHC with a 4-3 record.
Thatcher was named as a midfielder for the Squaws. Junior defender Shelby Wright and sophomore forward Andrea Fruchte were named to the second team.
Senior midfielder Jessica Brewer and junior forward Taylor Kennedy were given honorable mention on the squad.
Three men with a combined 76 years of law enforcement experience are seeking to fill a pending vacancy in the Adams County Sheriff's office, with voters to determine on Nov. 2 who will fill that role.
Decatur Operation Help, a food bank in use in the northern half of Adams County since 1983, will close Tuesday and Friday, the days it is normally open.
Operation Help President Mary Jo Toole said the closure is necessary since the site is out of food and out of money. Toole said she hopes more of each will arrive in the following week.
One problem, she noted, is that deliveries of government commodities have been delayed.
FORT WAYNE — Bellmont persevered against a pesky Norwell squad Saturday night, closing out the Knights in three hard-fought games to earn a sixth straight sectional title and the 27th in the history of Bellmont volleyball.
"I was proud the way the girls fought through Norwell's fierceness. They wouldn't go away, but we wouldn't give in," said Krull of Bellmont's 25-14, 25-17, and 25-20 victory.
Adams Central concluded its 2010 volleyball season with a 3-0 loss to Woodlan in the Adams Central Sectional 37 semi-finals Saturday afternoon.
The ACAC champion Warriors stopped the Jets 25-15, 25-21, and 25-21. Bishop Luers, then defeated the Warriors in four games to win the sectional crown. Luers earlier swept past South Adams in three games.
Senior Hali Wendel led Central with 11 kills, adding 12 digs and 3 assists for the Jets, which closed out at 18-13 for coach Jeremi Schortgen.
V. Eugene Burry, 83, of Berne, died Saturday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born to Vilas and Ella Zimmerman Burry.
Among survivors are four sons, Philip E. Burry of Marion; Stephen Burry and Paul A. Burry of Berne; and Mark E. Burry of Greensburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in West Missionary Church, rural Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
G. Frederick Dellinger, 94, of Decatur, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 2, 1916, in Adams County to Frank and Pearl Everett Dellinger.
He married Marietta Meyer on January 18, 1936; she passed away on March 11, 2002.
He retired with 35 years of service at General Electric Co. in Decatur, where he served as a union official.
David L. Robertson, 68, of Berne, a native of Canada, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are his wife, Barbara; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Brian (Deborah) Burke of Seymour; and four stepsons, Tony Mellencamp of Berne; Michael and Donnie Mellencamp of Columbus, Indiana; and Jamie Mellencamp of Greenwood.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with visiting hours from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday.
Rev. James E. Sturgeon, 72, of Rockford, Ohio, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday in his residence.
He was born on June 21, 1938, in Howard County, Indiana, to William E. and Thelma R. Wilson Sturgeon.
He married S. Joann Burgan on May 31, 1959, in Kokomo and she survives.
Gregory A. Tannehill, 56, of Decatur, died Saturday in Lecont Medical Center at Sevierville, Tennessee.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.