January 22nd, 2013
(Editor’s Note: The following story was written by Heather Zadra for the Herald Times, which serves the Rio Blanco County area of Colorado. Paul Conrad is a native of Decatur and a graduate of Decatur High School. Colorado Northwestern was originally Rangely College and one of Conrad’s basketball players there was Charlie Cook of Decatur, a city councilman and member of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.)
The 2013 IHSAA sectional wrestling draw took place on Monday night and as expected, the favorites on paper are Adams Central ranked #1 in class A as well as winners of the first coaches' team state tournament and second straight ACAC title.
Of the 14 weights represented at the individuals only sectional this season, the Jets boast the best odds of advancing according to rank with four number one seeds, while South Adams harbors three top seeds and the Braves hold one top spot.
Helen K. Bovine, 73, Decatur, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Swiss Village Retirement Center.
Helen was born in Decatur on May 30, 1939, to the late Herbert T. and Cladie E. (Ramsey) Irwin.
She retired after 40 years with Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Among survivors are her daughter, Theresa (Jerry) Kock of Decatur; three brothers; two sisters; two grandsons, Brandon J. and John W. Kock; and great-grandson, Alexander G. Hall.
John A. Burgin, 59, Decatur, died January 20, 2013.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Maxine N. Gephart, 91, of Lagrange, formerly of Decatur, died January 19, 2013, at Miller Merry Manor in Lagrange.
Maxine was born in Adams County on September 28, 1921, to the late William M. and Aletha Florence (Roop) Noll.
On November 30, 1963, she married Glen E. Gephart; he survives in Howe.
Maxine was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose.
Students involved in Adams Central's New Tech (NT) program demonstrated what they have learned for members of the AC Board of Education at its meeting this week.
Several students participating in NT presented the board with projects they have completed, as well as talking about their experiences with NT.
Juniors Abby Snyder, Katie Carroll, and Jenny Schultz presented a video the students developed for Business Professionals of America (BPA), which the three students joined this year.
Adams County jobless
rates, last 13 months
7.7 % in December 2012
7.4% in November 2012
6.6% in October 2012
6.6% in September 2012
7.3% in August 2012
7.6% in July 2012
7.9% in June 2012
7.3% in May 2012
7.0% in April 2012
8.0% in March 2012
8.3% in February 2012
8.5% in January 2012
8.5 % in December 2011
Madison Stoppenhagen was crowned Bellmont High School's 2012 Silver Arrow Queen during ceremonies at Saturday night's basketball game.
Last year's queen, Taylor Kennedy, was on hand to crown Stoppenhagen.
The BHS senior is the daughter of Kent and Monica Stoppenhagen of Preble Township.
Other candidates were Tessa Bolton and Megan Schueler.
BERNE — The wrestling Jets answered the call of head coach Doug Schultz Saturday with all 14 grapplers earning places, including four championships, as the Jets took the ACAC Wrestling Tournament with 242 points to the 220 of second-place Leo. South Adams was third with 202 points.
“Really, going in we thought our depth could win the thing and that’s exactly how we won. Our kids came back and got a lot of pins in the wrestlebacks and that was key,” said Schultz.
AUBURN — Carroll took four championships and five runner-up slots, and all 14 wrestlers scored Saturday as the Chargers held off East Noble 262-248.5 to add the 2013 Northeast Hoosier Conference Wrestling Tournament crown to their dual-meet season title.