February 13th, 2014
It's a good thing that the wrestling winners Saturday at the Snider semi-state won't be decided "on paper." or worse yet, by some funky formula dreamed up by the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association.
"The odds on paper probably don't favor us in about nine of our 10 matches," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote.
"But they are not guys we can't beat. The opportunities will be there, it's up to the kids, when they see something, to go get it."
Harry Martin Bowers, 94, Decatur, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Harry was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Kirkland Township, to the late Charles R. and Frieda (Ehlerding) Bowers.
He married Virgene L. Bieberich March 18, 1941; she preceded him in death Nov. 23, 2008.
Rachel Ruble, an eighth-grader at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, successfully spelled “collage” Tuesday evening at South Adams High School to claim first-place honors in the annual Adams County Middle School Spelling Bee.
Ruble, the daughter of Todd and Lynn Ruble of Decatur, outlasted runner-up Hanna Rhoades, a sixth-grader at South Adams Middle School, to claim the title.
Student lunches at North Adams Community Schools will increase for the 2014-15 school year as the district strives to provide children with healthy meal options. The North Adams board of education met Tuesday evening and discussed what options were available to meet the nutritional needs of students — and at what cost.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched around 5 p.m. Tuesday to the home of Marie Miller, 6025N S.R. 101, in response to a house fire. Thick smoke was pouring from the home when firefighters arrived, according to a spokesman for the department. Crews from Monroe and Preble Fire Departments in Indiana, as well as crews from Wren and Convoy in Ohio, assisted in the blaze, which caused heavy damage to the home, according to the spokesman. No injuries were reported and crews returned to the station around 11 p.m.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Norwell motored to Decatur Tuesday night and ignored the cold weather outside as they blistered the nets hitting 66.7 percent of their shots from the field on 28-42 (21-29 from two and 7-13 from three) to mercifully end a winless season for the Bellmont Squaws by a lopsided 81-28 tally in the opening game of the IHSAA class 3A sectional 23.
Gregory J. Rumschlag, 47, Decatur, died at his residence Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Greg was born in March 25, 1966, in Decatur, to James M. and the late Patricia A. Rumschlag. He married Billie Jo Burkhart Sept. 1, 1990; she survives.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He worked for Bunge and was a member of the Steel Workers Union 15173.
Adams County Commission President Doug Bauman pronounced the county “in pretty good shape, overall,” at Monday afternoon’s State of the County address at the Woodcrest Retirement Center.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — About 85 people have lost their jobs after the owner of Elkhart’s Monaco RV plant announced it had closed its doors.
Orlando, Fla.-based Allied Specialty Vehicles, parent company of the former Fleetwood RV firm in Decatur, on Monday shut down the plant that had turned out Monaco RV Towable trailers. The company says about 85 permanent employees were working at the plant.
After a somewhat rocky start, the “Swiss theme” ordinance was unanimously passed by the Berne City Council Monday following numerous revisions by the ordinance committee.
As originally written, the ordinance would have required Berne businesses to establish and maintain a Swiss theme. The controversy developed as members of the council felt requiring such an action could scare potential new business from coming to the city.