April 25th, 2011
CHURUBUSCO — Alexis Harvey ran a career-best 25.06, setting the Bellmont mark by .34 of a second, winning the 200-meter event with what may be the fastest time recorded in Indiana this spring, in winning the blue in the Turtle Town Classic Saturday at Churubusco.
Harvey, who finished second in the 100 meter dash with a 12.45, had the only first for Bellmont, which finished seventh in the 12-team Gold Division.
FORT WAYNE—A 14-team Concordia Invitational at Foster Park Golf Course Saturday turned into a two-team horse race with sixth-ranked Norwell rallying on the back nine to fashion a 291-309 win over Bellmont.
The Braves led by one at the turn but sub-par rounds from McCormick Clouser and Ross Matthews from Norwell turned the tide to the Knight's favor. Clouser fired a sparkling 67 with Matthews just one behind him at 68.
Bellmont High School cast members for the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" have been announced for the shows this Saturday and Sunday in Bellmont Theatre.
The productions will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. At the Saturday night event, the theatre will be renamed Erekson Memorial Theatre in tribute to Reid and Evelyn Erekson, the first highly-trained adults to lead student productions on that stage.
(Editor’s Note: In this article and others to follow, North Adams Community Schools officials explain why they are seeking approval of a $1.25 million funding increase from taxpayers. The newspaper welcomes all comments on this issue. Please address them to: Referendum Peoples Voice.)
Evelyn I. Andorfer, 92, of Columbia City, died Friday at home.
She was born to William and Minnie Longardner Doty.
Among survivors are two sons, Philip Andorfer of Columbia City, and Keith Andorfer of Fort Wayne, and four daughters, Cheryl Ball of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Brad (Christine) Whiteleather of Columbia City, Mrs. James (Charleen) McSwain of Decatur, and Mrs. David (Jacalyn) Lillich of Granger, Indiana.
Marion "Pud" Smith, 82, of Berne, a member of the Geneva Fire Department for 50 years, died Saturday in Chalet Village nursing home.
He was born in Adams County on November 29, 1928, to Harold and Mildred Sutter Smith.
Among survivors are his wife, Mary Jane; six children; six stepchildren; and a sister, Betty Bixler of Geneva.
Merlin W. Sprunger, 87, of Berne, died today.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Donna Sweeny, 64, of Berne, a former resident of Geneva, died Saturday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born in Decatur on June 26, 1946, to Gail and Elma E. Kraner Hodgin.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Stan (Anita) Mosser of Geneva, Mrs. Noel (Julia) Daniel of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Jim (Marla) Suding of Muncie.
Adams Central ran away with both the boys and girls ACAC track meet with Southern Wells Thursday afternoon, scoring a huge 92-31 win in the boys meet and a 70-53 victory in the girls.
The Jets girls won nine firsts with Briona Case taking three firsts, winning the 100 in n13.2, the 200 in 28.9, and the long jump with a leap of 15'6".
PONETO — Two of the better pitchers in the ACAC softball picture squared off at Southern Wells High School Thursday afternoon and Adams Central survived the contest with a 3-2 triumph over the host Raiders.
Sydnee Peterson tossed a five-hitter for the win for the Jets fanning a pair and walking only one while Cristin Carter retired nine AC batters on strikes, walked none, and allowed just five hits. Both teams only had one earned run and defensive lapses in the fourth cost Southern Wells a pair of runs.