January 7th, 2013
Maurice C. Gase, 79, Markle, formerly of Decatur, died January 5.
Among survivors are his children, Christine (Michael) Fergusan of Ossian, Carrie L. West of Bluffton, Steven A. Gase of Bluffton, and stepsons Trevor (Michelle) Zell and Ben Zell, both of Fort Wayne.
A memorial sevice will be held on Wednesday, January 9, at 6 p.m. at Goodwin-Cale & Harrish Memorial Chapel, with a family gathering from 2 p.m. until time of service.
Henry J. Shetler, 86, of Berne, passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Adams County on November 5, 1926, to the late Jacob and Amanda (Hershberger) Shetler.
Henry married Marie Hilty on November 3, 1949; she survives.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish and was a minister in the church for 58 years. He was also a farmer.
Joyce A. Spitler, 67, Berne, died Saturday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are her daughter, Amanda L.(Paul) Zerby, and son, David (Natalie) Spitler, both of Berne.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Geneva.
The North Adams Community School's board of education will meet for the first time of 2013 — and for the first time with its new seven-member format — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district administration building.
New members Mark Bulmahn and Al Converset will be seated on the board to start the new year, joining incumbents Tim Ehlerding, Michelle Stimpson, Ben Faurote, Deb Bergman and Stacey Bussel.
It has been announced that the Adams County Winning with Wellness Initiative has been chosen to participate in a five-year, multistate study involving Purdue Extension to find causes and preventions for childhood obesity in low-income preschoolers in rural communities, including two Indiana counties.
Winning With Wellness (WWW) consists of a cross-section of community leaders whose mission is to raise awareness of and encourage involvement in the many wellness opportunities within Adams County, according to a news release.
A Decatur native and Bellmont graduate has reached a new plateau in the United States Navy and this city is adding its congratulations. Tony Frey, a 24-year Navy veteran, will be promoted to the rank of captain this Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the son of John (a former city council member here) and Kathy Frey, longtime Decatur residents who now live in St. George, Utah.
It came down to the final two matches, and the Jets’ Eli Hill at 106 and Andy Oliver at 113 pounds sealed the deal, delivering yet another championship into the hands of the Adams Central wrestling program as the host Jets downed Brownsburg 37-30 in the title match of the Adams Central Super Dual Saturday.
“The meet started at 120, so it came down to those final two matches and we had to win them both,” explained Adams Central coach Doug Schultz.
The Bellmont Braves earned the two wins they felt they had a shot at, beating Muncie South and Lawrence North, and made a real run at Mishawaka in a 39-33 loss Saturday at The Main Event super dual held at the BHS gym.
The state's top team the last three years, Perry Meridian, performed as expected, turning back a challenge of No. 5 Penn in a 31-19 win and going 5-0 on the day, as did No. 6 Bloomington South, which avenged a loss in the coaches state tourney to the Kingsman with a 29-17 decision.
Columbia City scored more points from beyond the three-point line than the Braves did in the entire game in a blow out at the Teepee Friday night, 81-41 in favor of the Eagles.
It was a glimpse of just how talented the Northeast Hoosier Conference really is for Bellmont as Columbia City earned their first conference win and move to 12-1 on the season, while the Braves fall to 3-7 on the year including an 0-2 mark in the NHC.
Ruth Elaine Brown died on January 3, 2013, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Geneva, the only daughter of Theodore and Adah (Felty) Meyer.
Ruth married Willis Brown in 1957.
They raised their family in Geneva and only left home late in life to join their sons in S.C. The Browns attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Portland and Dutch Fork Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C.