January 9th, 2012
MONROE—What happens when a good team plays a very good team?
Well, that was Saturday's Adams Central-Garrett game, won by the 8-1 Flying Jets, 55-49, over the 5-3 Railroaders.
It was a nip-and-tuck battle as Garrett kept nipping at AC before the home team tucked the contest away with four-for-four free throwing in the last 15.6 seconds by senior star Maverick Baumer, whose 20 points led all scorers.
Brad Busse needed just 15 seconds to cradle Sam Abu-Shehab for a six-pointer, and Ben Baker was all over Justin Ford in a 38-second close-out, capping a huge comeback as Brent Faurote's Bellmont Braves took out No. 13 Mishawaka 34-30 in the final dual at Bellmont's Main Event wrestling tourney Saturday.
Veteran Adams County Commissioner Edwin E. Coil has been named the 2011 recipient of the Stephen Decatur Award.
The Chamber of Commerce also announced that the First Bank of Berne will receive its Large Business Award for this year and the Small Business Award will go to Custom Car Care.
Talk at the Monroe Town Council Thursday evening centered around ongoing problems with the lift station sewage pumps located on the east and west sides of town.
Monroe's water and sewage assistant superintendent, Justin Shaffer, reported the pumps, which are more than 30 years old, are in dire need of replacement.
Adams County Republican Party Chairman Rob Noetzel of Decatur has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council. He will be a candidate in this year's May 8 primary election.
MONROE — Adams Central won 10 of 14 matches, drubbing Heritage 54-19 Thursday, earning at least a share of the ACAC dual meet wrestling title with it's sixth loop win in as many meets.
The Jets, 20-2 overall, are heavily favored to wrap up the crown Saturday in they face Bluffton in the first round of the Adams Central Superdaul. That match will begin at 9 a.m.
Bellmont freshman 160-pounder Brett Baker hit a chin rip and flattened Homestead junior Brennan Durr in 3:14, starting a string of six straight wins as the No. 18 Bellmont Braves thumped Homestead 55-14 Thursday night, capping a perfect 7-0 NHC wrestling campaign.
"That wraps up another undefeated dual season in the conference, so now the challenge is to come back in a few weeks and win the tournament," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote.
Esther A. M. Graber, infant daughter of Alvin L. and Martha H.B. (Schwartz) Graber, of Geneva, diied Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
She was born at the hospital on Wednesday.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Mary Ann Narkter, 88, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
She was born in Decatur on November 14, 1923, to Raymond and Mary A. (Meyer) Voglewede.
Mary Ann was an active member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for many years, serving in the choir, and as a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She served four years as a stenographer for the Army-Navy Specification Branch at Wright Field during WWII.
Funeral services for Dean Ingmire will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Ingmire, 59, died Tuesday in a fire at his home in Roe Acres, north of Monmouth. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to services. (See obituary notices.)
Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler said this morning that police officers will be attending the funeral en masse, in uniform. A bagpiper is expected to be involved in the ceremony.