January 14th, 2013
Menno Schwartz, 23-year-old rural Geneva resident who was seriously injured in a Wednesday traffic accident which killed two other men, was listed in stable condition on Friday in the trauma center of Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was airlifted to the hospital after the one-vehicle crash on an icy Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township, approximately 30 miles south of Kalamazoo,
Killed in the crash were Chris L. Eicher, 50, of Geneva, and Dan C. Graber, 48, of Portland.
Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese, says he’s battling a rare form of cancer and is asking for prayers as he undergoes treatment.
D’Arcy announced early this month that he had been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs and brain. The disease was discovered when he went to a Boston-area hospital after feeling ill while visiting relatives.
The Norwell girls continued Saturday night where the Norwell boys left off Friday night and polished off the Bellmont Squaws 62-27 in Northeast Hoosier Conference action at the Teepee after the Knights had beaten the BHS boys by 45 a night earlier.
The Norwell pressure caused immediate and constant woes for the Squaws during the game evidenced by the fact that even though Bellmont shot 83.3 percent from the field in the first period, they still trailed 18-10 at the buzzer.
INDIANAPOLIS — Adams Central went 2-3 in their toughest super dual of the season Saturday at Warren Central, beating Carmel and Northwestern while losing by a point to Roncalli, 37-36. Ben Davis beat the Jets 46-23 and host Warren Central, rated fifth overall in the state, dumped the Jets 52-18.
PONETO — In a dual wrestling meet that lasted 34 minutes, South Adams dominated ACAC rival Southern Wells with six falls and took five forfeits in a 70-12 victory.
The win concluded the Starfires dual-meet season at 13-7, while Southern Wells, which competed without standouts Ben Fiechter at 132 and Daniel Beeks at 138, fell to 7-22.
"It was what it was," stated South Adams coach Eric Myers.
KINGSLAND—Norwell's quest for another deep playoff run did not meet much resistance from the Bellmont Braves on Friday night in an 82-37 shellacking at the Castle.
The Knights (8-3) are ranked #12 in the 3A poll, a team that Bellmont will have to face again if they have any aspirations of a sectional title this season.
The Braves entered the contest a week removed from the beating they took at the hands of Columbia City a week prior when they lost by 40.
Mark A. Kaehr, 57, of Bluffton, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Mayo Hospital, in Jacksonville, Fla., while awaiting a heart transplant.
Mark was born in Wells County on June 20, 1955, to the late Phillip G. and Gloria S. (Timmons) Kaehr. His mother survives in Bluffton.
He married Renee A. Bebout on November 12, 1977, in Bluffton; she survives.
Aldine Moser, 101, of Bluffton, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Christian Care Retirement Community.
She was born in Adams County on September 12, 1911, to the late Jacob Kaehr and Fannie Reinhard.
Aldine married Harold A. Moser on September 12, 1936, in Bluffton; he passed away on December 15, 1976.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.
Due to incorrect information provided to the newspaper, the wife of Chris L. Eicher was mistakenly named as Esther (Ruben) Eicher instead of Esther (Raber) Eicher in Thursday's edition.