February 18th, 2014
BERNE— It’s been a long time coming for South Adams, but the girls basketball program has had some success recently. The high school team went a tidy 13-7 this season under second-year coach Brett Freeman and it seems that there is more help on the way in the underclassmen.
Larry J. Agler, 68, Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence.
He married Bonnie Miller Sept. 23, 1965, in Middle Point, Ohio.
Larry retired from Dolco Packaging in Decatur.
Surviving are three children, Larry "Jay" (Julia) Agler, Vicky (Craig) Kiracofe and Amy(Chad) Adams, all of Van Wert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory in Van Wert.
Kevin R. Huse, 59, Decatur, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence.
Surviving are his wife, Lisa Huse of Decatur; two sons, Jared (Courtney) Huse of Van Wert, Ohio, and Matthew Huse of Seville, Ohio; a daughter, Mandy (Preston) Proffitt of Van Wert; a step-daughter, Natalie (Ben) Girod of Decatur; a step-son, Kyle McIntyre of Decatur; father, Floyd Huse of Van Wert; and a brother, Rodney (Anita) Huse of Janesville, Wis.
After deciding late last week that a decision on a controversial constitutional ban on same-sex marriage would not be put before state voters this year, the Indiana General Assembly reportedly is also ready to postpone action on its other hot-ticket item — a bill to eliminate the state’s business personal property tax.
Bellmont senior Logan Neher smiles as he greets coach Paul Gunsett following Neher’s key ticket round win Saturday at the Snider Semi-State. Neher was one of five county wrestlers — three Bellmonters and two from Adams Central — to earn spots in Friday’s IHSAA State Wrestling Finals. See Page 12A for more information.
Photo by Jim Hopkins
— A Daddy-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Decatur Parks and Rec Department, was held Saturday at the Riverside Center. Couples performed their moves at the 70’s disco- theme event. In the photo above, Vivian Mendez, 8, is pictured with her dad, Alex Garcia, one of many couples to hit the dance floor during the event.
Photos by Ashley Thieme
FORT WAYNE — Bellmont's Logan Neher predicted his vengeful victory over East Noble's Jake Weimer for a state spot, then went out and backed it up with a 13-5 major victory as the senior 145-pounder earned one of three Bellmont state slots, while Adams Central earned two tickets for this Friday's 76th IHSAA State Wrestling Finals.
WATERLOO— The Braves made the long trip to DeKalb physically on Thursday night but may have left their mental state of mind back at the Teepee.
The Barons systematically outplayed Bellmont from start to finish in an NHC battle eventually pulling away for 49-32 victory.
Annie A. Eicher, 86, Berne, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 12, 2014, at her residence.
Robert L. Sipe, 87, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 7:53 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Robert was born Monday, June 14, 1926, in Adams County, the son of the late Harvey L. and Mary M. (Kelly) Sipe. He married Alice L. Gilpin April 9, 1944, in Decatur; she survives.
Robert was a member of the Eureka Lodge 592, Ohio City Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Adams County Amateur Radio Club.