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October 29th, 2010

Exuberant volleyball Squaws on that late October roll

October 29, 2010

    As the 2010 volleyball season winds down, Bellmont is definitely turning on the juice, and the inspired play on Tuesday against Western was proof of that.
    "It's the last chance for six seniors and another year is passing for the underclassmen. When the end is near, things seem to get more important and the best comes out of players," explains Bellmont's Craig Krull, who will take his girls to Plymouth Saturday in the renewel of the volleyball semistate.

Last sentence given out in Wells slaying

October 29, 2010

    The final sentencing in the Wells County slaying which involved four Decatur-area residents has been handed down.
    The last of those sentenced in Wells Circuit Court at Bluffton was Dustin H. Jackson, 23, who got a 25-year prison term for pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in serious injury. Judge David Hanselman gave Jackson 35 years, but suspended 10 years, and ordered him to spend five years on probation after being released from custody.

Bank campaign is turning blue to help others

October 29, 2010

    Officials of First Bank of Berne (FBB) have announced that the bank will sponsor a project from November 1-20 called the Blue Bag Food Drive to collect and deliver food to food banks in five area cities in which FBB has offices: Berne, Decatur, Bluffton, Portland, and Van Wert, Ohio.
    The bank is seeking donations of such nonperishable products as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned tomato products, meal mixes, instant potatoes, and condiments (such as ketchup, mustard, etc.).

October 28th

Streaking Starfires to clash with Norsemen

October 28, 2010

    Jason Arnold's South Adams football squad has risen from the ashes of an 0-5 start to reclaim their season and can actually go over the .500 mark this week as the 5-5 Starfires face John Diener's 5-5 Northfield Norsemen in the Secitonal 35 semi-finals at Starfire Field.

Five Squaws on All-NHC squad

October 28, 2010

    Bellmont, which dominated the NHC for the fifth straight year, did not exactly dominate the All-NHC squad, putting three players on the first team and two on the second team. The squad was evidently announced to the Journal-Gazette yesterday. The Daily Democrat received a fax this morning from New Haven High School.
    Coaches were allowed to nominate five players.

Irma A.M. Koehlinger

October 28, 2010

    Irma A.M. Koehlinger, 90, of Fort Wayne, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born on January 30, 1920, in Van Wert County, Ohio to William J. and Mary Sauer Schumm Schumm.
    She married Walter J. Koehlinger on April 9, 1944, in Zion Lutheran Church at Schumm, Ohio; he passed away on May 13, 1983.
    Irma was a homemaker, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Fort Wayne, and a graduate of Willshire High School in Ohio in 1938.

Croner gains honor

October 28, 2010

    Scot Croner, principal at Bellmont High School since 2008, has been named by the Indiana Association of School Principals as its District 3 High School Principal of the Year for 2010.
    Croner will receive official recognition of the award during the association's annual fall conference on Nov. 21 in Indianapolis.
    District 3 of the IASP includes Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Stueben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

Longtime bank employee about to step down at the age of 93

October 28, 2010

    The Bank of Geneva has announced that Clarence “Ittle” Buckingham is retiring from his Geneva office maintenance position at the end of October. His last day of work will be this Friday.
    Buckingham, who is 93 years young, has worked at the Bank of Geneva for 29 years, following his retirement in 1981 from Naas Foods (now Red Gold), where he was employed for 38 years.

October 27th

High winds continue here today

October 27, 2010

    A high-wind warning remained in effect for the Decatur area and much of northeast Indiana today, but no storms of the type that hit the area on Tuesday were expected.
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported in its morning edition that meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Syracuse confirmed that tornadoes touched down in Huntington, Whitley, Wabash and Van Wert counties. No serious injuries or deaths were reported.

Touchdown in Van Wert County

October 27, 2010

    A tornado that apparently developed near the Indiana-Ohio state line caused significant damage in Van Wert County, Ohio, at midday Tuesday, but no one was injured.
    Van Wert County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy reported that the twister struck about 11:15 a.m. as it moved north of US 224 toward Convoy, Ohio. Wind speeds were recorded at 80 to 85 mph.
    He also said strong rotational winds were spotted by radar near Berne, with speeds up to 70 mph.

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