February 20th, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — Todd Batt made history for South Adams, becoming the first Starfire wrestler to compete under the lights at the IHSAA State Wrestling Finals Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and Bellmont continued its storied tradition with state placers Ben Baker, Brooks Faurote and Brad Busse.
Frosh Sawyer Miller also had a very successful debut for the Stars, earning fourth place at 106 pounds for coach Eric Myers.
PORTLAND—Members of the 2011-12 Bellmont boys swim team weren't alive the last time a sectional trophy made its way to the BHS awards case but a spectacular performance in the pool Saturday by the Braves resulted in seven first place finishes and a sectional championship.
GREENWOOD — Even as he was getting ready for his well-deserved Hall of Fame induction as one of the greatest coaches in the history of Indiana high school wrestling, Bellmont Coach Brent Faurote only wanted to talk about his three wrestlers who placed Saturday night at the IHSAA State Finals.
With the dedicated Faurote, already in the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Asslociation (IHSWCA) hall as a wrestler, it's always about his kids, the ones who are ready to run through walls for him.
Safety Park in Decatur recently received a grant from the Adams County Community Foundation, allowing for the purchase of over 500 certificates to present local students after they have passed the safety presentation offered through the park.
Janet Torson reported that Safety Park officials are grateful for the support from the foundation, for this as well as other grant opportunities.
Supporters of the meteorological tower that has now been given the green light by the Adams County Board of Building/Planning and Zoning spoke publicly for the first time Thursday evening.
Prior to Thursday's meeting, only those opposing the tower have voiced their opinions to officials, giving some people the impression that there were no supporters whatsoever.
Carolyn Sue (Bassett) Vanhorn, 73, of Decatur, passed away at her residence Friday, February 17, 2012.
She was born on November 27, 1938, in Decatur, to the late Carroll C. and Dorothy E. (Highland) Bassett.
On July 24, 1988, she married Kenn Vanhorn.
Carolyn attended First United Methodist Church. She retired in 1992 from General Electric after 30 years of service.
Bobby E. Heller, 79, of rural Decatur, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
Bobby was born on March 12, 1932, in Adams County, to the late Theodore S. and Jeanette I. (Spade) Heller.
On October 15, 1960, he married Mary M. Bornhorst.
The dispatch center at the Adams County Jail got a cell phone call early Friday afternoon from a man who said he was blindfolded in a van traveling north on US 27 toward Decatur and he was going to be forced to rob a bank.
The sheriff's department, Decatur police and the Indiana State Police all swung into action. It was thought that the van had stopped in the Decatur Plaza at N. Second St. and Winchester Road, but police were unable to find it.
M. Juanita Sauder, 76, of Bluffton, died Wednesday in Bluffton Regional Hospital.
Among survivors are her husband, Robert Sauder; and daughter, Nancy (Rod) Gentis, of Geneva.
A private family services will be held later, with burial in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
With a large crowd gathered, both in opposition and support, the Adams County Board of Building/Planning and Zoning granted a request for a variance by Gamesa Energy to allow the construction of a meteorological tower to be built at 200E and 1100N in Adams County.
Gamesa representative Duane Enger addressed the board, stating that the purpose of the 232-foot tower is to gather data regarding wind speed, direction, and ambient temperatures in the area.