February 13th, 2012
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Miller, 80, of Decatur, died Sunday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
FORT WAYNE — "If the kids wrestle anything like we did today this Friday night, we'll be in good shape. We just had an outstanding day," stated a euphoric Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote Saturday night after the Braves foursome took the tourney by storm.
The Braves went an incredible 17-4 on the day, winning their last eight matches as Bobby Keuneke at 120, Brooks Faurote at 145, Brad Busse at 182 and Ben Baker at 195 stood atop the podium as champions in one of Bellmont's best-ever Fort Wayne showings.
BUTLER—Eastside's nickname is the Blazers, but Adams Central did all the blazing on Saturday in a commanding 82-58 victory.
The 13-2 Flying Jets cut loose with 11 threes in 21 tries (52%) and hit 28 of 53 attempts from the field (almost 53%) plus 15 of 21 free throws (71%).
Eileen Wolpert, 85, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Eileen was born in Adams County on September 8, 1926, to the late Charles and Helen (Blec) Keller.
On September 1, 1949, she married Joseph R. Wolpert. He preceded her in death in 1973.
By J SYWGART
The deadline for candidates of the two major political parties to announce their intentions for 2012 election slots in Adams County came and went at noon on Friday. The passing of that deadline assured that no fewer than six inner-party contests will be decided during the May 8 primary election.
By DYLAN MALONE
AUBURN — In what came down to what Bellmont coach John Baker would call a lack of "fire", the Braves went down in flames on the road at DeKalb last night in a conference match-up with the Barons, 45-33.
"It's the end of the year. These seniors should have a sense of urgency and we just don't have it right now," lamented coach Baker.
By JIM HOPKINS
"They're all tough right now," said Adams Central coach Doug Schultz on the opponents for his eight wrestlers at the Snider Wrestling Semistate set for Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum.
"We're telling all of the kids to go there expecting to win, wrestle to win, and don't worry about if they're supposed to win, or if you're supposed to win, just take a crack and whoever is there."
HARTFORD CITY— The Berne boys tried to pick up a non-conference win on the road against a the Blackford Bruins but a sluggish start earned them another loss on the season (5-11) after a 61-51 final score.
The Bruins, now 5-9, played slow tempo basketball and their patience paid off for them. The visiting Stars found themselves down 13-8 after the first period and managed only seven points in the second quarter facing a 25-15 deficit heading into the locker room break.
Democrat Kristopher Burkhart, a lifelong Adams County resident, has announced he is seeking the position of Adams County Coroner.
Burkhart is the second person to announce his candidacy, with Assistant Coroner Leslie Cook, a Republican, announcing her candidacy last week.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Longtime Republican state Rep. Jeff Espich says he won’t seek re-election this year and will end his 40-year career in the Indiana House.
The Uniondale Republican has steered fiscal matters for the House Republicans’ caucus for decades and currently chairs the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/yLNhsL) that Espich had said for months that he intended to run for re-election.