Archive - 2011 - News Article
A gathering of 300 to 400 people braved foul weather to attend Monday's funeral held in the gymnasium of the Adams County Service Complex for John Friedt of Decatur, who died last week at 56.
Among the attendees were numerous people from Bellmont High School who knew Friedt from his 36 years of work as a BHS wrestling coach and many others who knew him from his lengthy career with the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District.
First it was freezing rain. Then it was snow. All the while, winds were roaring.
What it all amounted to was yet another blast of winter weather for Decatur and Adams County residents on Monday.
City weather station officials measured four inches of snow, boosting the city's total for the season to 34 inches.
It was back to the plows for city and county crews on Monday after a warm week in which most of the accumulated snow disappeared.
Decatur Street Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said this morning that his crews hit the streets at 3 a.m. today and everything was going "pretty well."
Trash pickups were on schedule, Gilbert added.
By JIM HOPKINS
"He couldn't get enough wrestling," said former Bellmont wrestling coach Ken Webb, referring to A. J. Kalver, inducted into the Indiana Wrestling coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday at Greenwood.
"He'd see something I was doing, and he say, 'Show me that.' And he'd pick it up and run with it. He soaked it all up. We worked very well together," continued Webb, the second head coach in Bellmont history, following Gary Giessler.
By JOE SPAULDING
A career in Adams County that he thought would last for six months but will end up at a little over 22 years will soon come to an end for Adams Health Network Executive Director Marvin L. Baird.
Baird, who will be 75 in July, recently announced that he will be retiring from his hospital-based position effective August 31. The Adams Health Network board has hired a national search committee to seek a replacement, with the successful candidate hopefully to be at the hospital by the end of May.
Voters in Berne, Monroe, and Geneva can rest easily on May 3, primary election day, because there will be no voting in those communities
Geneva held an election last year and there are no intraparty races in Berne and Monroe.
Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed the necessary paperwork with the Adams County Clerk of Courts office to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne.
His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean, who filed his paperwork earlier this month. Incumbent Mayor John Minch, a Democrat, will not seek re-election.
Officials from Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) in Geneva have announced an expansion project that will create new jobs. The expansion will include the construction of a building addition as well as the installation of new machinery and equipment, fixtures and hardware.
Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed his candidacy to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne. His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean.
A preliminary plan to move the Extended Care Unit from Adams Memorial Hospital was approved Wednesday night by the Adams Health Network (AHN) board of trustees at their regular monthly meeting.
Hospital officials emphasized the move of ECU to the "B" wing of the Woodcrest Nursing Home makes sense from an economical standpoint and should not be construed by people as meaning an ECU patient will become a nursing home patient.