September 10th, 2012
NEW CASTLE—This year's Squaws are a different type of challenge for coach Craig Krull, and Saturday's performance at the annual New Castle Invitational seemed to be a good barometer of Bellmont's post-season potential as they split a pair of matches against two of the toughest volleyball programs Indiana has to offer.
Bellmont took advantage of a pair of breaks, driving for scores after the Norwell miscues to carve out a key 14-6 NHC victory over the Knights Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium, improving to 3-1 overall with three tough loop contests looming.
The game somehow dodged the storm bullets and was over by 9 p.m., seconds before a huge bolt of lightening cut open the skies.
"We did the things we needed to do to win," stated Bellmont's second-year head coach Larry Getts.
Candido V. Castro Jr., 84, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Quotes from two of five contractors selected by Berne City Council to take part in the bidding process for a roof replacement project at the South Adams Senior Center have been deemed "non-responsive" and will not be accepted.
It's budget time again for area governments and Monroe's proposed budget for 2013 was reviewed Thursday night during the first of two public hearings before final approval on October 4 by the town council.
The overall proposed budget for 2013 is $391,900. That's up $7,030 from the 2012 budget, according to official documents.
Summer may be nearing an end, but lawns still need to be cut and trash needs to be cleared out of yards in the town of Monroe, according to the town council.
During Thursday night's meeting, President Al Lehman said he wants to remind the residents that there is a town ordinance mandating residents keep their lawns cut and property free of trash. Lehman said the town is well kept, for the most part, but there has been an ongoing issue with "a few houses that just can't seem to get it done."
Bellmont tennis reached a few firsts under coach Joe Selking on Thursday night when they hosted NHC-rival Norwell.
First and foremost, the Braves won the match, 3-2, marking the first time that Bellmont has defeated the Knights in tennis. Another big mark, however, was the Braves' 9-1 record, the best start in Selking's tenure at Bellmont.
The Braves picked up their three key wins from David Baker at number two singles, Mason Selking at three, and Logan Baker/Drake Reidenbach at number two doubles.
Wilma "Jean" Grote, 76, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, in the Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
She was born on Saturday, November 9, 1935, in Allen County, to the late Paul E. and Mabel M. (McBride) Reppert.
On February 14, 1998, she married Gerald Grote; he survives in Decatur.
The Oakwood Addition south of Decatur continues under a boil advisory due to major problems with its water system, but at this point there is no way the City of Decatur could or would come to the rescue.
Councilman Matt Dyer raised the matter at Tuesday night's city council meeting, asking if it would be possible for the city to provide water to the residents of Oakwood, also known as Yost Woods.
The annual Berne Heritage Festival will be held at Swiss Heritage Village and Museum this Saturday from 9 a.m-5 p.m.
The event will feature children’s games, senior activities, and visitors may be invited to spin wool, churn butter, or shell corn with a hand crank sheller.