November 19th, 2012
Ellen L. Springer-Thieme, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Adams County on Monday, May 31, 1920, to the late Fred E. and Elsie M. (Franz) Fuelling.
Ellen married Forrest A. Springer on November 10, 1945; he passed away on May 24, 1984. On January 26, 2002, she married Harold E. Thieme; he survives in Decatur.
The lid on the Bellmont basket that had earlier in the game been receptive to cashing in free throws closed tight in the final minutes of Saturday night's non-conference girls varsity basketball game with Heritage as the Squaws missed eight of their final nine tries in the fourth quarter and Heritage escaped with a 52-43 win.
PORTLAND—Jay County jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after five Bellmont turnovers in the first two and a half minutes of the game and never looked back cruising to a 41-20 non-conference home win over the Squaws.
So dominant were the Patriots is evidenced by the fact they always led by a margin that was at least double what Bellmont had on the board.
FORT WAYNE—Two weeks into the girls basketball season, the Lady Jets played their first game.
Such is the penalty for a regional volleyball title as a slightly rusty Adams Central squad fell to an athletic Blackhawk Christian team 42-33 on Friday night.
The Lady Braves, now 2-2, clearly had a grasp on the game plan. Get the ball to 6'1" Brittney Chalfant.
By BOB SHRALUKA
With no provisional ballots changing the final vote totals and the runnerup not planning to seek a recount, Amy Orr on Friday won a seat on the South Adams School Board.
Actually, a new seat.
Orr currently holds the District 3 seat on the board, but sought the at-large seat being vacated by Steve Dobler, who did not file for a new term. Orr reportedly is planning to move out of District 3.
While no imminent threat of danger exists, the North Adams School Board learned this week that cracks in the upper floor of the "C" wing at Bellmont High School have been discovered and will need to be fixed.
In last weekend’s Norwell Invitational, Bishop Dwenger finished in second place and Bellmont in fourth, leading Bellmont coach Drew Norby to have an idea of how Thursday’s dual meet would go against Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers.
As it turned out, Norby had no idea.
Bellmont won the meet by three points against Bishop Dwenger, 134-131, and Bishop Luers came in third with 63 points.
South Adams Schools' Superintendent Scott Litwiller gave an update on the Crossing alternative school at this week's board of education meeting.
The major razing of the former sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug building in downtown Decatur was completed around 3:15 Thursday afternoon, and the work went off without any problems.
The demolishing of the upper portions of the three-story building was a cause for some concern since one side of it was right at the edge of Monroe St. and the other side was along the edge of the building owned by Rebecca Cochran, CPA.
Marilyn Sailors, 85, of Walton, Ind., mother of Julia (Larry) Grogg, Decatur, died Thursday in Bradenton, Fla.
Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport.