June 4th, 2012
GREENTOWN—First it was the sectional, then it was the regional.
Adams Central softball teams had NEVER won either tournament in the history of the IHSAA softball post-season play. So the team that was 6-11 at mid-season put on a surge of epic proportions in May and ended up with both titles.
Ben Baker had struggled with the bat all day, but it was the Bellmont senior catcher who singled in the winning run in the last of the fifth inning Saturday night that sent the Braves to a 5-4 victory over Hamilton Heights and a 3A Regional championship before a large crowd on the BHS diamond.
A Farmland, Indiana, man who was recently sentenced in Adams County Circuit Court to 15 years in an Indiana prison has a long criminal history, according to Adams County Prosecutor Christopher E. Harvey.
On May 25, Roy V. Wells, 64, pleaded guilty in Adams Circuit Court to burglary.
According to court information, on May 20, 2011, a rural Adams County family returned home to discover someone had broken into their home and two large containers of coins were missing.
Diplomas will be awarded to graduating seniors at Bellmont High School during commencement ceremonies scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in the BHS gymnasium.
Finishing as the top-ranked senior in this year’s graduating class was Valedictorian Amanda Noonan.
Noonan received the ACCF Lilly Finalist Scholarship, Detter Scholarship, Elson Scholarship, Don Ray Scholarship, Ivy Tech Scholarship, and Niblick Achievement Scholarship awards this year.
North Adams Community Schools recently held an Open House at the administration building to honor the retirement of eight employees, according to a news release.
The longest standing employee is bus driver Roger Fuelling, who spent 48 years with North Adams, having started at the age 22.
Another bus driver, Gerry Simons, is retiring after 41 years.
Walter E.L. Schwartz, 16, Monroe, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, due to a construction accident.
He was born to Walter L. and the late Elma Schwartz on April 7, 1996, in Adams County.
He is survived by his father, Walter L. Schwartz; three sisters, Arlene E.L.; Lorene E.L.; and Darlene E.L. Schwartz, all of Monroe; and a brother, Roman E.L. Schwartz, Monroe.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Ben V. Schwartz residence, 50 S 502 W, Monroe.
Kelly Ehinger, director of the Adams Public Library System, reported this week that hours are being reduced at the Decatur library.
According to Ehinger, the library board at its recent meeting discussed ways to ensure future financial sustainability while continuing to meet library standards and the community’s needs during times of reduced or stagnant revenues.
A suspicious package found next to a Decatur business Wednesday morning brought about a swift response from law enforcement officials and wounded up with an Indiana State Police Bomb Squad (EOD team) being called to investigate.
The package apparently was not a threat, however.
Doug Milligan, executive director of Swiss Heritage Village, has announced that beginning Friday, the village will be open every day, except Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The facility is open on Saturdays through the month of May.
Chartered in 1985, Swiss Heritage Village covers 22 acres at the northeast edge of Berne. It is touted as the largest outdoor museum in Indiana.
John T. "J.T." Sailors, 87, of Walton, Indiana, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born March 9, 1925, in Clymers, he was the son of the late Leo J. and Lorena E. Farrer Sailors.
On February 6, 1948, in Logansport, he was married to Marilyn Bishop Sailors; she survives.