April 29th, 2013
For the first time in over a decade, Bellmont defeated Homestead on the softball pitch.
It sure didn't come easy.
Nursing a two-run lead heading into the seventh inning, Bellmont allowed Homestead to load the bases and send a run home before registering an out but managed to hold on to win by a score of 3-2 for their first conference victory of the season.
Bellmont moved to 2-7 overall after picking up their first win of the season over North Side last week.
Thomas L. "Tom" Hockenberry, 79, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Bluffton, died Thursday in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife, Rosalee Hockenberry of Fort Wayne; three sons, Randy Hockenberry of Fort Wayne, Steve (Sharon) Hockenberry of Hoagland, and Tom (Angie) Hockenberry of Monroeville; and three daughters, Linda (Jim) Minch of Geneva, Karen (Jim) Burgin of Fort Wayne, and Sheryl (John) Slagle of Bluffton.
Curtis Delk Rose has seen more of life than most people. In his late sixties, he has held over 50 jobs and has lived all over the United States. He has seen the darker side of life, and he has enjoyed its bright side. He has struggled with his faith, been a member of what he calls a "personality cult," not been a Christian at all, and is a believer now. He's been the bad boy, the hippie, the druggie, the lost, and the poet. Who better to use sculpting wood to portray life as he sees it?
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and the Morning Glories (a craft group) of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church, Friedheim, combined forces and recently completed 43 dresses for Little Dresses for Africa.
The dresses ranged from sizeS 3 to size 12.
One of the oldest buildings in Decatur has been leveled.
The onetime city light plant and later street department garage, built in 1895, came down Thursday,
Denny's Excavating of Plainfield is the main contractor for the project, which will include abestos removal, the area filled with dirt, and, finally, seeding.
KENDALLVILLE—Bellmont placed third or better in five of the six relays Saturday in the annual John Reed Relays held at East Noble High School and the Squaws finished the day in second place out of a 13-team field.
Several scoring snafus, however, nearly cost the Squaws that position as DeKalb was originally listed in second behind team winner Columbia City with the Squaws a close third.
WOODBURN—In the battle of two teams struggling for wins, Woodlan snuck out a home victory on the strength of a ninth inning wild pitch that scored the Ben Schwartz from third base for a 7-6 Warrior victory.
Schwartz, a freshman, was not even supposed to bat in the game as he was simply a pinch runner for junior Garrett VanBrocklin in the bottom of the seventh inning. When the Warriors managed to tie the game with a run in their half of the seventh, VanBrocklin could not reenter because he had already been subbed for twice.
Donald L. Gase, 75, of Bluffton, died at his residence on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Don was born on May 7, 1937 in Decatur, to the late Eugene and Frances (Koenig) Gase.
On February 12, 1960, he married Carol J. Schuller; she survives in Bluffton.
Don was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He worked at Central Soya for 40 years, Hagerman Construction for three years, and Gillig & Doan Funeral Home for two years.
The fourth annual Adams County Run/Walk Challenge series that has been solely sponsored since its inception by the Adams County Community Foundation has recently gained the financial backing of Custom Car Care of Decatur to assist with the costs of timing for the various races in the series, according to an announcement.