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Mary K. Parrish

December 10, 2012

    Mary K. Parrish, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012, in the Saint Anne Home & Retirement Community, Fort Wayne.
    Mary was born on July 8, 1915.
    She married J. Ronald Parrish on July 3, 1937; he passed away in November of 1987.    Mary was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Waynedale, Indiana.

Marilyn Rawley

December 10, 2012

    Marilyn Rawley, 74, died Thursday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Helen M. Sprunger

December 10, 2012

    Helen M. Sprunger, 95, Berne, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    She was born in Adams County to the late Christian and Alina (Burry) Balsiger on February 4, 1917.
    Helen married Edward A. Sprunger on June 11, 1941; he preceded her in death.

Irene J. Steffen

December 10, 2012

    Irene J. Steffen, 93, of Bluffton, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    She was born in Wells County on August 12, 1919, to the late Levi and Mary (Heyerly) Frauhiger.
    On March 5, 1950, she married Glennes E. Steffen at the Apostolic Christian Church in Bluffton; he passed away on May 25, 1985.
    Irene was a member of of the Apostolic Christian Church and was a homemaker.

Pettibone opposed board changes

December 10, 2012

    When the State Board of Education at a meeting last week approved changes to how teachers and school administrators are licensed in Indiana, the vote was 9-2.
    One of the two board members to vote in opposition was Adams Central Superintendent Mike Pettibone.

'Doesn't let his disabilities hold him back' : coach

December 10, 2012

    "He's a great kid, works hard and sure doesn't let his disabilities hold him back," said Woodlan wrestling Coach Tony Girod of a member of his varsity squad.
    Girod was referring to sophomore Nic Hoot, who wrestles at 113 pounds — despite his lack of a left foot, a lower right leg (from the knee) and some fingers.
    Nic was born in Russia without the extremities, apparently caused by a botched abortion.

More than water being retained at Monroe area

December 10, 2012

    If you're walking your dog, or plan to dump your grass clippings or other dead vegetation, you may want to make sure you're following the rules.
    Monroe Town Marshal Dio Hernandez told the Monroe Town Council on Thursday night that he has received several complaints from residents living near the retention area on the southwest side of town that someone has been dumping grass clippings, and even old pumpkins, in the retention ditch.

December 9th

Braves lose to Pats as buzzer-beater falls short

December 10, 2012

    MONROEVILLE—After getting the first three W’s out of the way (Wayne, Woodlan, Whitko), Bellmont fell just short of the W they were really after at Heritage on Saturday night losing to their second ACAC opponent in a nail biter 49-46.
    The Braves (1-3) entered Patriot-ville after topping the Whitko Wildcats in a defensive struggle 32-19 at the Teepee last week for their first win of the season.

December 7th

Squaws' fast start not enough against E. Noble

December 8, 2012

    The Bellmont girls' basketball team started out Friday's home game against East Noble looking like it was on its way to its second victory of the season.
    Bellmont began on an 8-0 run in the first quarter with four different scorers finding the basket.
    "Everybody was pretty pumped up and shots were falling for us," Bellmont coach Andy Heim said. "Everybody was excited to be out there."

Jets' frigid shooting cuprit in loss to Canterbury

December 8, 2012

    MONROE—The lid on the rim was securely sealed on the Adams Central side of the gym Friday night as the Jets shot 3-26 from beyond the arc in a 55-46 loss to the Canterbury Cavaliers.
    All three triples for the Jets came in the second half as AC went a staggering 0-12 in the first half in just their second loss of the season.
    Defensively, Adams Central held the Cavaliers to below their season average but none of that matters if the Jets score less according to the Jets' coach Aaron McClure.

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