September 17th, 2012
A rural Markle teen was arrested Saturday morning on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated (endangerment) and minor consuming after walking away from a fiery one-car crash in rural Adams County.
Robert Brown of Decatur and Edith Northup of Fort Wayne met and fell in love at the ages of 21 and 19, respectively.
After a whirlwind romance of 2 1/2 years, they went their separate ways ... only to find each other again 50 years later.
They were married at 2 p.m. on Saturday outdoors at the American Legion in Berne.
A full story about how the couple ended up at the alter will be published this week in the Daily Democrat.
Bellmont High School kicked off its annual Homecoming events Sunday with Powder Puff football and mud volleyball.
The Powder Puff game was won by the seniors, 21-14. The mud volleyball tournament followed.
Godfrey J. Bertsch, 79, of Bluffton, passed away Friday morning, September 14, 2012, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
Born in Adams County to John P. and Leah E. (Rauch) Bertsch, he married Anita C. Lehman in Berne on May 25, 1952; she survives.
A member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Mr. Bertsch was a semi-truck driver for 33 years, along with being a farmer in the Adams County area. He was a 1951 graduate of Berne-French High School, and enjoyed fishing.
Mary L. Stucky, 86, of Bronson, Michigan, formerly of Monroe died Friday, September 14, 2012 at Laurels of Coldwater in Coldwater, Michigam. Mary was born on April 24, 1926 in Donovan, Illinois, to the late Curtis L. and Bertha Marie (Fleming) Trump. On March 25, 1945, she married Roy D. Stucky.
Mary was a member of the East Ovid United Brethren Church in Coldwater. She taught Sunday school for over 43 years. She was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bishop Luers High School has fired longtime football coach Matt Lindsay, who won nine state titles during his 26 years as the Fort Wayne school’s head football coach.
NEW CARLISLE—Five lifetime best runs and four season best efforts on one of the toughest cross country courses in northern Indiana propelled the Bellmont girls to a sixth place finish in the mid-school division of the New Prairie High School Invitational Saturday out of 33 teams that participated.
FORT WAYNE—The annual "David versus Goliath" match-up of the smallest and largest schools in the NHC concluded as predicted by the experts as Bellmont suffered their second loss of the season and first in conference to the mighty Homestead Spartans (ranked #11 in 5A) 42-7.
There was a feel of "here we go" in the crowd when Homestead quarterback Matt Skowronek connected with receiver Isaac Griffith for a 68-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.
By RICK CALLAHAN
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday named a Tippecanoe County judge as the first woman on the bench of the Indiana Supreme Court in 13 years.
The appointment of Loretta Rush ends Indiana’s distinction as one of only three states will all-male high courts, and makes Rush Indiana’s first female justice since Myra Selby stepped down in 1999.
A scarcity of substitute school bus drivers was noted at this week's meeting of the North Adams School Board.
Business Manager Larry Carty said it is difficult to get trained subs and this is not a problem that exists just within the North Adams community. He noted that North Adams absorbed three former sub drivers into regular routes this year depleting the supply of subs.