February 3rd, 2014
The Muncie Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Douglas Droste, performed Friday night at Arts Place in Portland to a large and appreciative crowd. Sponsored by the Bank of Geneva, the orchestra performed musical selections from Michael Torke, Samuel Barber, Scott Routenberg, Aaron Copland and Alberto Ginastera.
Photo by Mike Lamm
PORTLAND — Bellmont got back into the sectional championship business in a big way Saturday, claiming six individual titles, racking up 279.5 points and qualifying all 14 wrestlers for this Saturday's Jay County Regional.
Adams Central, which ended Bellmont's 22-year sectional skein in 2013, had three champions and advanced 10 in a solid second-place effort (211 points), while Barry Humble's South Adams Starfires took fourth, also with three champs, and seven advancing.
MONROEVILLE—Heritage's Aaron Horne split the middle of the Adams Central defense with less than a second to play Friday night and his lay-up at the buzzer gave the Patriots a pulsating 38-36 ACAC win over the Jets at the Heritage gym.
Tonight the Braves play host to NHC rival Carroll at the Teepee starting with the JV contest at 6:15 p.m. The DDD pre-game show will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. or after the JV contest has completed.
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The often-quoted life lesson, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger," is a nice philosophy, but it's a creed that's a bear to put into practice.
For Bellmont wrestling, it's a way of life. The Braves were physically humbled by a talent-reeking state championship Perry Meridian team, 69-3, three weeks ago, and on their home mat. That same day they knocked off state-ranked, and state-invited Bloomington South, 45-29.
Carolyn S. Meshberger, 88, Berne, died Jan. 30, 2014, at Swiss Village.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa (Karl) Steiner of Domestic and a sister, Anita (Jay) Macy of Bluffton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home with Pastor Clark Stoller officiating. Burial is in the Greenwood Cemetery, rural Linn Grove. Visitation will be held Saturday from 3-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services, both at the funeral home.
Brice L. Minger, 66, Berne, died Friday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral HOme.
Three local agricultural organizations shared the spotlight at Thursday night’s Ag Extravaganza, held at the Decatur Knights of Columbus Hall. Nearly 100 members of the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Adams County Pork Producers Association and the Adams County Farm Bureau gathered to honor their respective agricultural leaders and elect new officers for the coming year.
Jim Voglewede Jr. of rural Decatur has announced his candidacy for Adams County Clerk of the Circuit Court on the Republican ticket.
Voglewede is the second Republican to announce plans to seek the office that will be vacated because current Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart is barred by term limit law from seeking re-election. Decatur businessman Ed Dyer has also announced his candidacy for that seat.
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Coni Mayer, executive director of the Adams County Community Foundation, on Thursday helped area Girl Scouts understand the importance of supporting others in their community and offered tips on improving their sales technique during the current cookie sales drive. The ACCF will purchase two boxes of cookies from each Scout — a total of 200 boxes — which will be given to local military families.
Photo by Ashley Thieme