Our wonderful husband, Dad, Grandpa, son, brother and uncle, David W. Smith, age 58, of Geneva, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Thursday, July 31, 1952, in Decatur.
Dave worked for Elkhart Products Corp. in Geneva for 40 years as a tool and die maker.
Priscilla H. Wharem, 70, of Berne, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Francis and Eldora Mendenhall Slagle.
Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Jay (Mary) Johnson of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Gary (Angela) Anderson of Epping, New Hampshire; two sons, Richard Alford of Huntington, and Robert Justus of Epping; and a special friend, John Schwartz of Berne.
Visitation and remembrance will be 1-6 p.m. Wednesday at Glancy-H. Brown and Son Funeral Home in Warren.
The Bellmont boys, led by the record-breaking swim of Jay Watters, dominated Bluffton 128 to 52 in prep swimming action Thursday, while the BHS girls also came through with seven different girls take individual honors in a 117-68 rout of the visiting Tigers on Senior Night.
Watters sizzled with a 21.86 for the 50 free win, then added the 100 freestyle victory later with a 50:44.
FORT WAYNE — Indiana Tech, with official competition set for the fall of 2011, will get a commitment today from South Adams' unbeaten 152-pound senior Josh Ehr.
One of the most successful wrestlers in South Adams history, Ehr is 138-24 for his high school career. Over the past two seasons, Ehr is 75-1, having fallen at the ticket round to state a year ago at the Woodlan Semistate.
A house fire that created smoke visible for several miles destroyed a relatively new home near Cross Creek Golf Course on Decatur's northwest side late Thursday morning.
The home at 1209 Eagle Ridge Ct. is owned by Jerry and Wanda Selking and was deemed a total loss, although a spokesman for the Decatur Fire Department said today that some items from the house were saved by firefighters.
The fourth annual Ag Extravaganza held Thursday night at Riverside Center in Decatur brought together some 160 people for supper and meetings of three local groups: Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District, Adams County Farm Bureau, and Adams County Pork Producers.
The soil and water conservation district elected Randy Roe to a fourth consecutive three-year term as a supervisor. He was unopposed.
Three special mentions were made:
Arrangement are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home for Lavera A. Fickert, 92, of Decatur, who died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Henry M. Schwartz, nine months and 24 days old, of rural Monroe, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his parents, Samuel P. and Mary A. Schwartz of rural Monroe; a brother, Samuel M. Schwartz, at home; the paternal grandparents, Peter A. and Elizabeth Schwartz of rural Monroe; the maternal grandparents, Aaron J. and Mary S. Zook of rural Canaan, Indiana; and the maternal great-grandparents, Christy M. and Katie Schwartz of rural Berne.
By KRISTIN BARON
Decatur firefighters rushed to a home at 1209 Eagle Ridge Court around 10:30 a.m. today for a major house fire. No one apparently was in the home at the time. Damage appeared to be extensive.
"We need a little more attitude on the mat," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on his evaluation of his team from last week's narrow loss to Carroll at the NHC Tournament.
"We didn't have that extra toughness. It was attitude more than anything. In some of the key matches we had kids that looked like they were going through the motions instead of wrestling with pride and guts."