November 21st, 2011
Two events to open the Christmas season in downtown Decatur have been scheduled for Sunday, November 27.
From 2-4 p.m., a free gingerbread cookie-decorating contest will be held at Marko's On Second, a restaurant at 135 S. Second St.
Prizes will be awarded each age group, treats will be available for everyone, and Santa Claus will visit.
Bellmont vs. Columbia City
(Record from 2010-11)
106-Trevor Gray Fr. WBF
113-Jon Poling Sr. vs. Michael Wright So. 14-20
120-Bobby Keuneke Sr. 31-17 vs. Bryce Forester Sr. 22-12
126-Blake Adams Sr. 23-18 vs. Kyle Egolf Fr.
132-Jacob Girod Sr. 23-17 vs. Damon Blackburn Jr.
138-Willie Mahlan Jr. 18-22 vs. Tyler Olsen So. 3-6
145-Brooks Faurote Sr. 30-8 vs. Alan Trabert Jr. 14-20
152-Jacob Bergman Jr. 5-12 vs. Kyle Burns Fr.
160-Brett Baker Fr. vs. Eric Shepherd Sr. 11-19
It looked like it was going to be one of those games where offense cost a hefty premium after the first quarter when the score was 6-4 in favor of the Squaws, and after a second quarter surge by the Heritage Lady Patriots, Bellmont continued to find the basket too elusive to pull out the victory away from home on Saturday evening and fell, 36-27.
BERNE— The Starfires fought valiantly in a game that featured only six different varsity players on the floor for first year coach Ryan Cunningham as South Adams continues to struggle early in the season falling to an 0-4 record with a 52-37 defeat at the hands of Union City on Saturday night.
Annaliese Foss, 83, of Berne, died at 7:51 p.m. Friday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne, following a sudden illness.
She married Dr. Harold G. Foss; he passed away on September 26, 2008.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gregory G. (Annaliese) Schamerloh of Decatur; one son, William H. Foss (and wife Dianne) of Colorado; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
There will be no funeral service or visitation, according to Annaliese's request.
LaVerne L. Hilty, 60, of rural Berne, died on Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Carol J. Schwan 95, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday November 19, 2011, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
She was born on February 28, 1916, to Charles and Nida Belle (Wright) Seybold.
On October 16, 1937, she married Lionel Schwan; he passed away on January 26, 1989.
Carol was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Decatur.
She was a teacher in Fort Wayne Community Schools, with a master's degree in education from Indiana University.
Daniel S. Schwartz, 35, of rural Geneva, died at his residence on Friday, November 18, 2011.
Daniel was born on March 23, 1976, in Adams County to Dan U. and Rosie K. Schwartz Schwartz, who live in rural Geneva.
Daniel was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Kerry R. Smith, 59, of Poe, died at 3:10 p.m. Friday at his residence.
Kerry has been an inspiration to many for having been an 18-year survivor with brain cancer.
He was born on June 2, 1952, in Fort Wayne to Ross W. Smith and Doris J. Elzey Smith. His father is deceased; his mother, now Doris Schlaudraff, lives in Hoagland.
He married Karla Myers on April 11, 1980, in Poe United Methodist Church and she also survives.
Tyler White of Bluffton was handed a 70-year prison term in Wells Circuit Court on Friday morning.
Brian Hutchinson, a special appointed judge from Jay County, sentenced White, 29, to 60 years for murdering his wife, Amy, and another 10 years for enhancement, since his wife was pregnant at the time.
The sentencing had been postponed on Monday due to a major fire which erupted near the courthouse in downtown Bluffton.