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October 25th, 2011

Norwell senior jailed after alleged threat

October 25, 2011

    A rural Craigville youth who is a senior at Norwell High School was jailed last Friday as the result of alleged incidents at Norwell the day before. The incidents included a police chase that attained speeds of over 100 mph in Wells County and ended with a taser device being used on the suspect.
    Jonathon Stickney, 18, was lodged in the Wells County Jail under $11,000 bond on charges of intimidation, resisting law enforcement, and operating a vehicle recklessly.

Quinn earns Academic All-State

October 25, 2011

    Mikala Quinn, a senior at Bellmont High School, received the Academic All-State award at the Squaws' soccer banquet last week for her efforts both on the field and in the classroom.
    Quinn has participated in three sports as a Bellmont Squaw including soccer, softball and basketball.
    Mikala has started all four years in varsity soccer, dressed varsity four years for softball and has been a starter for three years, and has dressed varsity for basketball for the last two years.

BMS student athletes recognized

October 25, 2011

    This month's Bellmont Middle School athletes were honored for their performances on and off the field. Lindsey Manley, Alexis Martinez, Conner Bussel, Riley Stetler, Jordan Amacker, Bailey Beery, and Ashten Worth were all honored.
    The winners of the monthly award also received lunch at the Back 40 Junction in Decatur with their coaches.

Lucile M. Gelzleichter

October 25, 2011

    Lucile M. Gelzleichter, 91, of Fort Wayne, a former Decatur resident, died on Sunday in Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Decatur on November 27, 1919, to Lawrence and Matilda Rumschlag Braun.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Kathy) Ethier of Mishawaka, and four sons, Ken Gelzleichter of Lewisville, Texas; Jim Gelzleichter of New Haven; Dave Gelzleichter of Poe; and Tom Gelzleichter of Brisbane, California.

Carol A. Gresley

October 25, 2011

    Carol Ann Gresley, 56, of Hoagland, died at 1:02 p.m. Sunday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne, following an illness that lasted seven years.
    She was born on September 30, 1955, in Fort Wayne to Donald F. and Violet M. Poehler Bohnke. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Monroeville.
    She married Don C. Gresley on September 22, 1984, in St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock); he also survives.

Raymond C. Johnson

October 25, 2011

    Raymond C. "Bing" Johnson, 88, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011, in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    He was born on September 30, 1923, in Decatur to Edward and Maude Kurtz Johnson.
    He married Helen M. Ward on December 1, 1956; she died in September of 2000.
    "Bing" was a member of Decatur Church of Christ and American Legion Post 43 in Decatur. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

October 24th

Campaign seeks funds to preserve city depot

October 24, 2011

    "Save the Seventh St. Train Depot."
    A fund using that title has been created by the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) to save the former Pennsylvania Railroad depot between Seventh and Eight Sts., near Monroe and Madison Sts. The goal is to raise $35,000 as quickly as possible, officials said.
    The city-owned depot is situated beside the Chicago, Fort Wayne, and Eastern Railroad tracks.

Chandler’s attorney seeking new trial

October 24, 2011

    CLEARWATER, Fla. – The rights of an inmate convicted of killing a Willshire, Ohio, family in 1989 were violated at his trial and a new jury should be seated to decide whether he should live or die, an attorney argued in an appeals hearing Friday.
    Oba Chandler, 65, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 15. He listened by phone from his cell on death row and said little as his attorney, Baya Harrison III, mounted what he said would be one of the final attempts to spare his client’s life.

Area bands capture state trips; AC misses

October 24, 2011

    The Adams Central High School marching band turned in its best performance of the year at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Semi-State competition at Frankllin High School. on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to propel the Squadron of Sound into this week's State Finals.
    Norwell, Bluffton and Woodlan bands were among the state qualifiers, the former in Class C and the latter two in Class D. The AC band competed in Class D.

Squaws claim 7th straight spike title

October 24, 2011

    OSSIAN — Bellmont overcame a spat of first game blahs, then outscored Eastbrook 16-3 to close out game one at Norwell Saturday afternoon en route to a 28th sectional volleyball championship.
    The Squaws, now 29-5, swept Heritage 3-0 in the semis and then did the same to the Panthers, 25-16, 25-17, and 25-10 to win their seventh straight sectional crown under Coach Craig Krull.

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