May 21st, 2013
FORT WAYNE—The Bellmont girls track team qualified athletes for the IHSAA state finals track meet in eight events Tuesday night and established five new school records en route to a huge second place team finish in the regional meet at Northrop High School.
"Good performances all around the board," exclaimed a pumped-up coach Carl Risch, as he analyzed the work his team put forth at the regional.
Firefighters from Decatur and Monroe were among several departments battling a house fire near Wren on Tuesday afternoon. See Wednesday's print and e-editions for further details. (Photo by Jannaya Andrews)
Judith L. Doctor, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, following an 11-year battle with cancer.
Judy was born on Thursday, August 10, 1944, in Decatur, to the late Edward L. Selking and Esther (Remenschneider) Selking, who survives.
She married DeWayne Doctor on April 27, 1968, in St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen; he survives.
Melissa V. Lunn, 51, Pennville, died Friday at her home.
Among survivors are her mother, Barbara, and stepfather, James Sprunger, of Bishopville, S.C.;a son, Michael S. Lunn of Columbus, Ohio; and daughter, Crystal M. Lunn of Fort Wayne
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in MRE Cemetery.
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District will not increase fees for the disposal of trash through 2014 and possibly beyond.
Tim Baker, attorney for the solid waste district, reported during a Monday meeting of the district's board of trustees that the district "has a very healthy cash balance" which will allow it to keep rates at their current levels for individual customers as well as for municipalities.
A joint Adams County Memorial Day observance will be hosted by the Decatur American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6236, along with the Berne American Legion Post 468 and Geneva VFW Post 6751 on May 27.
The program will begin at the Decatur Catholic Cemetery at 8:30 a.m., where a short memorial service will be held, followed by a second service at the Decatur Cemetery.
Parkview Regional Medical Center and the Adams County Health Department are teaming up to offer a two-day ServSafe food handler’s certification class on June 26-27 at Bellmont Middle School.
The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The cost of the course, established by the Indiana Restaurant Association, is $150. People wishing to recertify by taking just the course examination may do so on the second day for a $50 fee.
BUTLER—A two-run homerun in the top of the sixth inning proved to be the final straw against South Adams as the Lady Stars' season ended in a dramatic 6-5 loss at the hands of the host Eastside in sectional play.
After a single with one out by Ellie Parker, the Blazers' lead-off batter, Kerrisa Lockwood, belted a two-run blast to give Eastside their final lead.
Acting upon a recommendation from Dave Meyer, director of the county's maintenance department, the Adams County Commissioners last week approved the hiring of Phil Wright of Tower Clock Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, to repair the courthouse clock.
The building's four clock faces have rarely showed the correct time in a number of years.
Meyer said Wright comes highly recommended from other counties, including Huntington and Wells.
A large crowd of people turned out Sunday at Adams Central for a reception honoring retiring Superintendent Mike Pettibone and Athletic Director Rick Minnich.
Surprising everyone was Indiana School Superintendent Glenda Ritz, who showed up to wish the two men well. “I have appreciated Mike’s support on the state school board, his great work at Adams Central, and while I hate to see him retiring, I wish him well,’ said Ritz.