January 11th, 2013
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.
Mary E. Howe, 87, of New Haven, died on January 9, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Born in Columbia City, she retired from General Electric. Among survivors are her daughter, Maxine (Jim) Bailey of Gobles, Mich.; three sons, Gaylord (Kay) Howe of Bluffton, Marvin (Juanita) Howe of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ivan (Sandra) Howe of Decatur; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Violet L. Smith, 94, Decatur, died Thursday night at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy.
Lynn Martin Stucky, 75, of Beech Island, S.C., a former resident of Willshire, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in Aiken, S.C.
Lynn was born in Decatur on Monday, October 11, 1937, to the late Martin and Verona Loreen (Snyder) Stucky.
He married his former spouse, Marcia Merriman, on October 2, 1960, in the Union United Methodist Church outside of Willshire, Ohio; she survives.
Cynthia Snider was elected to the Adams Central Board of Education during a special meeting held this week.
Snider fills the seat of former member Steve Bailey, who resigned at the beginning of the year after accepting a new job in another state. Bailey was re-elected to the board in November, meaning Snider's appointment is a full four-year term.
The board interviewed two candidates Monday, Snider and Julie Foster, after opening the position to the public in December.