January 11th, 2012
VAN WERT—It was off to the races early and often Tuesday night for the Van Wert Cougars as they easily dismissed the visiting Bellmont Braves 69-37 in non-conference boys cage action.
The Cougars of Coach Dave Froelich nailed their first three shots of the game for a 7-0 lead and never looked back. They continued their offensive assault against the Braves by hitting 18-26 (69.2 percent) of their first half shots and it was a 20-3 run in the second period that virtually eliminated the Braves from the game.
WOODBURN—On a quest for the Coliseum, the Woodlan Warriors hosted both the boys and girls teams from South Adams in the first round of the ACAC tournament on Tuesday night with the Lady Warriors taking the opening game 58-41 and the Starfire men winning a nail-biter 67-66.
For the second consecutive year, North Adams Community Schools is offering an incentive for teachers to make retirement plans in the immediate future.
The school district is offering incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The deadline for making that decision is only weeks away.
The South Adams Schools Corporation intends to take another stab at selling the former elementary school property located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
School board members, with guidance from attorney Tim Baker, have taken the necessary steps to move forward with another open bidding process by averaging two new appraisals, using the same appraisers as before, and by determining terms and conditions for the sale of the property.
The Adams Central School Board approved a professional leave of absence for Superintendent Mike Pettibone at its monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Pettibone was invited by a group in Jay County to travel to Taiwan, Beijing, and Anjung, at no cost to the school corporation, in an effort to form a partnership between Taiwanese and American schools systems.
Cowan and Sons Funeral Home of Van Wert has provided additional information for the obituary notice of Charles Edward Dunno.
Among Mr. Dunno's grandchildren were Stephanie (Brian) Quinlan, Indianapolis; Robert Dunno Jr., Fort Wayne; and Samantha and Victor Dunno, Decatur.
Preferred memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ronald McDonald House.
Scott Garrett, 41, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Sylvester R. "Vet" Whitenack, 75, Fremont died Monday.
He was a machinist at CTS Corp in Berne for 30 years and later worked for Simon Step Company.
Survivors include his wife (name not given) and daughters, Teresa (Wasa) Sakamoto, Santa Monica, California; Julie Lauletta, Ft. Wayne; and Carol(Jack) Shumaker, LaOtto.
Edna L. Hunt, 78, Berne, died Monday at Chalet Village in Berne.
She was born to Herbert and Eathel (Evans) Dailey.
Survivors include daughters Carolyn (James) Hicks, Berne; Brenda Hunt, Geneva; and Deborah Hunt, Portland; sons, Stanley (Rhonda) Hunt, Willshire, Ohio; Terry Hunt, Geneva; and Robert Hunt, Berne.
Due to incorrect information provided the newspaper, the name of Mrs. Lehman's parents was inadvertently put incorrectly printed in Monday's edition. Mrs. Lehman's parents were Oren and Louise Moser.
It was also stated that Howard Moser was Mrs. Lehman's brother-in-law when in fact Howard was Evangeline's brother.