May 11th, 2012
BERNE—The Jets had a chance to take their revenge on the South Adams Starfires on Thursday night after losing their first meeting in the Coaches versus Cancer Classic earlier this season, but the Starfires repeated their late-game heroics with a five-run sixth inning to take the lead and put their cross-county rivals on their backs, 14-12.
Congratulations to Tina Beer, Dawn Keller-Miller and Suzanne McFarren Markley — the winners of the Decatur Daily Democrat's "Like" Us on Facebook contest!
The winners may visit the DDD office to claim their prize by Monday, May 21. They will each receive a $10 gift certificate to an Adams County business. If a prize goes unclaimed, another name will be drawn.
Amos H. Schwartz, 75, of Monroe, died at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Parkview Regional Center.
He was born January 25, 1937, in Adams County, to Chris C. and Susan (Hilty) Schwartz.
A lifelong resident of Adams County, he was a carpenter and a member of the Old Order Amish.
2012 SPRING SPORTS
10-ADAMS CENTRAL-Softball at South Adams, 5 p.m., Tennis at Blackhawk Christian, 5 p.m., Baseball at South Adams, 5 p.m.; BELLMONT-Tennis vs. DeKalb, 5 p.m., Baseball vs. DeKalb, 5 p.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Golf vs. Jay County, 4:30 p.m., Baseball vs. Adams Central, 5 p.m., Softball vs. Adams Central, 5 p.m.
11-ACAC Track Meet (AC, South Adams) at Bluffton, 5 p.m.; ADAMS CENTRAL-Tennis at Northfield, 5 p.m., Golf at Canterbury, 4:30 p.m.
Adams Central High School business teacher Sharilyn Boots, accompanied by student Deatra Gremaux, talked to the Adams Central Board of Education this week about a pilot program allowing students to participate in virtual internships.
Boots stated she was contacted by Ryan Twist of the Talent Initiative about establishing a group of students who would take part in the internship program.
The gospel according to Bellmont girls track coach Carl Risch was simple.
Risch knew his Squaws wouldn't win many dual or triangular meets this year because of a lack of depth that allows other teams to roll up points with second, third, and fourth place finishes.
But when it comes to tournaments and bigger events like Tuesday nights Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament, Risch knew he had a special nucleus and that Bellmont would be a team to be reckoned with.
At this week's meeting of the North Adams School Board, Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk brought the board up to speed on the reorganization process of the Adams-Wells Special Services Cooperative program.
The group, which involves three school districts in both Adams and Wells Counties, will all be affected by several resolutions (which will need to be passed by all six school boards to be effective).
The South Adams Schools Corporation moved forward with the sale of the former elementary school property, located at the corner of US 27 and SR 218 in Berne, when a purchase and sale agreement was signed at this week's board meeting.
A bid of $747,300 was accepted at the end of March from CDI Development Services, LLC, which was the only bid received.
Courtesy Motors, participating in the national Chevy Baseball program, is sponsoring Decatur Baseball for the second straight year, furnishing a host of equipment, funds, and 2,000 raffle tickets towards top prizes, and can be used for $25 off service and a car wash at Courtesy Motors. All proceeds from the tickets, which are being sold for $5 each, goes to the Decatur Baseball organization. (Photo provided)
Lester H. Burkhart Jr, 89, of Decatur, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Lester was born on August 23, 1922, in Dexter, Kansas, to the late Lester H. Burkhart Sr and Hazel (Fornshell) Burkhart. On April 6, 1947, he married Emma Kathleen Fennig. Lester was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and served as a trustee for 3½ years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 43 and the Moose Lodge 1311 both in Decatur.