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October 11th, 2010

A family member dies prematurely

October 11, 2010

    He wasn't as famous as Secretariat or Seabiscuit or Man 'o War, but he was quite well-known in the world of mounted competitions — a seven-time state champion, a two-time national champion, a reserve world champion.
    Now, he's gone at the age of just 11. It was like the death of a family member.
    Paycos Bill, a renowned equine racer from rural Decatur, died recently, perhaps from aneurysm, while being ridden by Callie Jo Friedt, his best friend, constant rider, owner, and trainer.

Nancy L. Helm

October 11, 2010

    Nancy L. Helm, 68, of Decatur, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at her sister's home in Osceola, Indiana.
    She was born on November 9, 1941, in Adams County to George D. and Kathryn L. Archbold Helm.
    She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur and retired from North Adams Community Schools after many years as a kindergarten teacher at Monmouth Elementary School.

R. Maxiene Lantz

October 11, 2010

    R. Maxiene Lantz, 90, of Berne, died this morning at Swiss Village retirement center in Berne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Roxann Schible

October 11, 2010

    Roxann Schible, 55, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, October 7, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born on July 7, 1955, to the late Charles and Dorothy Spangler.
    She worked for Century Link Company in Decatur for 37 years and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.
    Surviving are her husband, Brian Schible of Fort Wayne; one brother, Norval Spangler of Daytona Beach, Florida; one sister, Carol Rehm of Orland, Indiana; and three nephews: Brad, Doug, and Travis Spangler.

Dennis R. Welker

October 11, 2010

    Dennis R. Welker, 55, of Decatur, died at his residence on October 6, 2010.
    He was born on June 8, 1955, in Huntington to Melvin D. and V. Arlene (Pressler) Welker.
    On July 29, 1987, he married Nancy Wyatt.

PUMPKIN PAINTER...

October 11, 2010

Treyton Schoch was among the visitors to Berne on Saturday for the inaugural Lehman Park Harvest Festival. He was one of many attendees to decorate pumpkins, as seen above, and to take part in other family-friendly events. Entry fees were charged for some of the competitions, with proceeds from the festival earmarked for the park's playground equipment fund. (Photo by J Swygart)

Annual Walk for Warmth set

October 11, 2010

    Political candidates will be running on November 2 (Election Day), but people wishing to help others in need will be walking on November 4.
    Millie Deaton, who heads the Adams County office of Community and Family Services (CFS), has announced that this year's CFS-sponsored Walk for Warmth will take place in Decatur on Thursday, November 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

October 8th

Skaggs’ goals key as Braves blank Stars in tourney

October 8, 2010

    Bellmont used a pair of second half goals to fashion a 2-0 victory over South Adams in the opening game of the IHSAA boys soccer sectional at the Bellmont field Thursday night.

Squaws lock up NHC spike title

October 8, 2010

    Madison Schultz knocked down 11 kills in 19 attempts with only two errors, adding a solo block, a block-assist and three digs to lead Bellmont to a three-game sweep of Columbia City Thursday at the BHS court.
    The win clinched the NHC championship for the Squaws, who went unbeaten in league play for the fifth straight season.
    In six years under Craig Krull, the Squaws are now 41-1 in the NHC.

AC band strikes gold to advance

October 8, 2010

    The Adams Central High School Band has qualified for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) regional competition by virtue of receiving a “Gold” rating in the recent District Class D competition.
    The judges also singled out the Squadron of Sound for one of the three top awards in its class. Adams Central received best “General Effect.”

 

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