October 21st, 2010
Three student groups at Adams Central High School will again sponsor a Veterans' Day program on Tuesday, November 9, at 1:30 p.m. in AC's main gymnasium.
An announcement said the guest speaker will be retired command sergeant-major Frederick "Fritz" Bultemeyer of rural Decatur, who served in Vietnam and Afghanistan.
Sponsors of the event are the AC History Club, AC's chapter of the National Honor Society, and the school's chapter of the Sunshine Society.
"We'll be ready to play. I'll be very shocked if we're not," stated Bellmont football coach Rick Burkhalter as his Braves prepare to meet the state's No. 1 3A team, Eastbrook, Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium.
A year ago, the Braves apparently were not ready for the Eastbrook style in a stunning 34-0 loss in the sectional title game. Eastbrook later lost to eventual state champ West Lafayette.
"There's probably any number of teams that could win it," stated Churubusco coach Lee Etzler on Sectional 35's possibilities for a champ.
"There are quite a few teams that have shown good success this year. The team that wins is going to have to show up each and every week with their A-game, that's for sure," said Etzler whose Churubusco Eagles play host to Adams Central Friday night in one of the early critical games. The No. 3 Eagles come in at 8-1, while the improving Jets are 7-2.
Edward L. Bulmahn, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010, at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne.
Born in Rhea, Texas, Edward worked as a machinist with Phelps Dodge Corp. for 41 years.
He graduated from Monmouth High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II as a signalman third class.
He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, American Legion Post 43 at Decatur, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1540.
Dolores M. Duff, 88, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in her son's residence at New Palestine, Indiana.
She was born on March 7, 1922, in Adams County to Vercil and Bertha Mae Burnett Hoblet.
She married Eugene J. Duff on December 21, 1940; he passed away on December 5, 2009 They had been married for 69 years.
Rick D. Voreis, 49, of Decatur, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Rick was born Adams County on June 9, 1961 to Richard D. Voreis and Connie S. (Henderson) Gluth.
He married Tamela DeBolt-Sharpe on July 1, 2006.
Rick was a lifelong resident of Adams County and worked for P & B Trucking in Decatur as a truck driver.
The Decatur Fire Department's Assistant Chief, JIm Hitchcock, said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that no determination has yet been made on whether to hold the Callithumpian Fireworks show here Saturday night.
Although a countywide burning ban was lifted by the county commissioners on Monday, it was "with reluctance" that the five fire chiefs in the county recommended dropping the ban, Hitchcock said.
An esteemed member of the Decatur Police Department is retiring effective January 1.
Ronny, the department's police dog for the last nine-plus years, is already on reduced duty due to hip dyslpasia, an ailment common to dogs. Jim Franze, the city's veteran K-9 officer, told Decatur City Council at its meeting Tuesday night that the dog's ailment first became noticeable a couple of years ago and has gotten considerably worse in the past year.
"This is not the first game Eastbrook wanted either," stated veteran Panthers' coach Jeff Adamson, noting the draw for the first round of the IHSAA State 3A football playoffs.
Eastbrook, rated No. 1 by the Associated Press, will be at Bob Worthman Stadium for the 7 p.m. game Friday in a rematch of the 34-0 surprise rout by the Panthers a year ago.
The Walmart store in Decatur and the Adams County Community Foundation have begun an effort to collect donations of food and other products to be sent to United States military personnel from Adams County in time for Christmas. The project is called Salute Our Soldiers (SOS).
The goal is to have enough items for local service members to be able to share them with others in their units.