October 23rd, 2014
GAS CITY — Bellmont took step No. 1 on its mission to win a 10th straight sectional crown Thursday, sweeping past Columbia City while host Mississinewa improved to 28-2 with a rout of Norwell in the opening round of the 3A Volleyball Sectional.
"A win is a win at this point, and that's the No. 1 goal. Whatever it takes to win, fine, and you can't be unhappy even with an ugly win," stated veteran coach Craig Krull, who has coached the Squaws to state titles in two of the last seven years.
GREAT START, HISTORICAL FINISH—The unlikely group of upstart Braves are seen above at the start of the regional race in Marion on the Indiana Wesleyan course where they finished fourth and just ahead of their county rivals from South Adams to move on to semi-state at IPFW Saturday. The group above (L-R) is Mason Mendez, Jacob Corral, Justin Gephart, Adam Garner, Connor Gallogly, Clayton Sheehan, and Thomas McNamara. (Photo by Alyssa Corral)
Christopher Copeland, 44, Geneva, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.
Marijuana use is on the rise in Adams County, and the debate over the possible legalization of the substance — and the ramifications were that to happen — was the main topic of conversation Wednesday during a special “Marijuana in Our Community” meeting held at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Several community members gathered to hear panelists outline the current state of marijuana use in Adams County, what can be done to curb its use and how the legal community can help those with addiction problems.
That’s the topic that has been featured daily for the past several months in newspapers, radio talk shows, television news and in social media across the United States.
It was also discussed Wednesday night by members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees at their regular monthly meeting held at the Adams Heritage Nursing Home near Monroeville.
Unemployment in Adams County remained at the lowest level in several years during September, falling one-tenth of one percent from the previous month.
According to the monthly report issued Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development the county’s jobless rate for September stood at 4.3 percent — down from 4.4 percent in August. One year ago 6.4 percent of Adams County residents were without jobs. In September 2012 that figure was 6.6 percent, down from 7.8 percent in September 2011.
Ward W. “Whitie” Chapman, 91, of Huntington and formerly of Decatur, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born in Monroeville Monday, Oct. 15, 1923, to the late Jay W. and Eva Z. (Simons) Chapman. He married Bernice M. Green on July 26, 1952, in Fort Wayne; she preceded him in death on April 2, 2005.
Harold Walden Nussbaum, 89, Berne, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Marie Wiebe; foster daughter, Stephanie (Loan) Nussbaum Trinh of Houston, Texas; one sister, Doris (Fritz) Thomann of Noble, Ill.; and three brothers, David W. (Carolee) Nussbaum of Berne; Charles E. (Mary) and A. John (Marilyn) Nussbaum, both of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, with Jeff Linthicum and Jerry Flueckiger officiating.
Catherine L. (Katie) Spiegel, 91, Sumter, S.C., passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at home in Sumter. She was born June 4, 1923, to the late David H. and Berneta (Reynolds) Teeple.
She graduated from Decatur Catholic High School in 1941. Following graduation she worked for Central Soya in Decatur.
She married Robert Spiegel June 1, 1946. Bob was career Air Force so they lived in Michigan, Germany, Colorado, Wyoming and finally Sumter.
Marietta (Meyers) Steward, 87, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Jonesboro, Ark.
Marietta retired from General Electric in Decatur after 20 years.
Among survivors are her children, Joyce Butterfield of Tavares, Fla.; John Meyers of Decatur; Judy Schultz of Decatur; and Jeff Meyers of Virginia Beach, Va.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with Jerry Morgan officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark.