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March 13th, 2012

Hakes selected to all-city team

March 13, 2012

    Bellmont High School senior Brian Hakes has been named to the all-city hockey team by the Fort Wayne Area High School Hockey Association.    Hakes, who plays for Bishop Dwenger, was one of two players selected to the first-team defense in voting by the league's coaches. He also was chosen an all-city defenseman last year when the team represented Fort Wayne North Side.

Bellmont takes NHMLC

March 13, 2012

    The BMS Braves wrestled in the Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference tournament last Thursday night. The Braves found themselves in first place by night's end with nine first placers, four seconds, two thirds, and four fourths.
    The team dominated as they scored 443 points compared to Indian Springs' 312.5 points in second place. Carroll finished third with 247 points and DeKalb had 219 good enough for fourth. Maple Creek, Woodside, East Noble, Summit, New Haven, and then Norwell rounded off the final places.

March 12th

Bellmont track

March 12, 2012

    ANDERSON — Bellmont junior sprinter Alexis Harvey earned a shot at the Indiana Girls Track Indoor State Finals with a school record 7.39 in the 55-meter dash Saturday in the annual Patriot Invitational at Anderson College as she qualified first out of that meet.
    Harvey will be seeded fourth overall in the small school division. She placed fourth last spring in the IHSAA State Girls Track and Field 200 meter (outdoor) finals.

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Schmidt

March 12, 2012

    Elizabeth J. "Betty" Grogg Schmidt, 83, Mendon, Ohio, died Thursday.
    She was born in Geneva.
    Among survivors are her husband, Bennett "Ben" Schmidt of Mendon; brother Thomas (Jo) Grogg of Geneva;  and sister Mary Ann (Jim) Bailey of Geneva.
    Visitation will be at the Mendon Funeral Home from 2-7 today.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m on Sunday. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery.

Allen R. Wolf

March 12, 2012

    Allen R. Wolf, 48, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday. 
    Among survivors are a sister, Jean (Jr.) Kahn of Decatur.
    Visitation will be on Sunday, March 11, from 2-4 p.m., at Golden Meadows Chapel. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Leitersford, Ind., at a later date.
    Arrangements were made by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Lawmakers push spending, education in final hours

March 12, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers ended their 2012 legislative session early Saturday after racing through a sprawling education and spending plan.
    The last measure they approved this year is a plan that pays $6 million to state fair victims and $80 million for full-day kindergarten, and puts more money for state reserves before an automatic tax refund is triggered. It also changes the rules governing Indiana's charter schools and officials tasked with turning faltering schools around.

Ronald L. Dynes

March 12, 2012

    Ronald L. Dynes, 76, of Monroe, died Monday at Woodcrest Retirement Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home

Jets fall short at regionals

March 12, 2012

    NORTH JUDSON— The Flying Jets came just under a foot short of advancing to the regional finals against Bowman Academy later on Saturday night, but senior Maverick Baumer could not sink a half-court shot that would have won the Jets a win over Westview in overtime, 51-49.
    Two of the best defensive teams in 2A faced off on Saturday morning when the Westview Warriors and Adams Central both traveled over 100 miles to get to North Judson despite the fact that the teams are less than that far apart from each other to begin with.

Raymond D. Eckrote

March 12, 2012

    Raymond D. Eckrote, 96, Geneva, died Friday, in Adams  Memorial Hospital. 
    He was born in Adams County.
    Among survivors are his wife, Reba J. (Pyle) Eckrote of Geneva.
    Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Services will be held there on Tuesday at 11a.m. Burial will be at Alberson Cemetery in Geneva.
  

NA lands major tech grant

March 12, 2012

    North Adams Community Schools is one of 23 school corporations statewide to be named as a recipient of state education department technology grant funding.
    The Indiana Department of Education announced this week that the selected school corporations will receive up to $200,000 each to implement classroom technology projects. The grants, totaling $3 million, were awarded through Indiana’s classroom innovation grant program, which is funded primarily through the David C. Ford educational technology fund.

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