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November 25th, 2011
A new wrestling mat, purchased for use at the Bellmont middle school and high school, was dedicated Tuesday in a brief ceremony, prior to the season opener.
The mat, honoring John Friedt, carries the words seen in photo on one corner.
Friedt, who passed away suddenly last February, was instrumental in starting the Decatur Wrestling Club and served over 30 years as an assistant varsity coach and was Bellmont Middle School coach for many years.
Although the temperature was a fairly-mild 41 degrees this morning, many of those who waited in line outside the Decatur Kmart store beginning at 4 a.m. for Black Friday deals bundled up with coats, hats and blankets to stay warm.
Shopping was continuing throughout the day in Decatur.
Adams Health Network Chief Fnancial Officer Dane Wheeler ticked off several well-documented items Tuesday night to the AHN board of trustees at their monthly meeting as he discussed the fiscal health of the organization.
Jobless numbers in Adams County rose slightly during October to their highest level since July, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The annual Cops for Kids event to help needy children in Adams County buy gifts at Christmastime is under way, with monetary donations being collected and names of children up to age 12 being assembled, according to an announcement from Adams County Chapter 127 of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Applications for children to shop during Cops for Kids are available at the Decatur Police Department, 521 N. Third St., The deadline to apply is Monday, December 5.
Officials of the Adams County chapter of Love In the Name of Christ have announced that 32 more sponsors for local needy children are being sought for the annual Emmanuel Project.
The project, which provides Christmas gifts to needy children in the county, has 432 sponsors, but 464 children on the list, according to Claudia Karges, executive director of Love INC.
Any person, business, organization, church, etc. may be a sponsor. To apply, call Love INC (728-4503) as soon as possible, officials said.
Some members of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants basketball players and coaches put on a clinic for the youngsters in the local parks and recreation department's Biddie Basketball program on Sunday.
The youth were instructed on basic dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and slam-dunking skills. Mad Ants players also took the time to take photos with the kids and sign autographs.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana State Police post commander accused of stealing more than $91,000 in state money has pleaded guilty.
The Elkhart Truth reports that former state police Lt. Dallard Tackett pleaded guilty Monday to six counts of forgery, one count of official misconduct and 10 counts of theft in Elkhart Superior Court. Tackett admitted to misappropriating funds from the Toll Road Post between 2007 and 2010.
A special ceremony honoring the late John Friedt will be held Tuesday prior to the opening wrestling match of the season for Bellmont High School, against Columbia City.
A new wrestling mat honoring the contributions of Friedt will be dedicated after the starting lineups are introduced.
Friedt's wrestling shoes will be placed at center mat.
The 2011 Lunch Buddy of the Year Award from the Fort Wayne regional office of Big Brothers/Big Sisters has been awarded to Dan Kintz of Decatur, a Big Brother in Adams County since 1996.
An announcement from the BB/BS staff says Kintz was honored for his years of volunteer service and was selected from more than 1,800 such people in 13 northeastern Indiana counties.
This is the second high BB/BS honor that Kintz has received: the first was in 2000 when he was named Big Brother of the Year for Indiana.