October 4th, 2011
Johanna C. Rafert Buuck, 97, a former Decatur resident, died on Monday at Van Wert In-Patient Hospice Center of Van Wert. Ohio.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
OSSIAN—Adams Central had a shot at claiming the IHSAA tennis sectional championship Saturday at Norwell after blanking county rival South Adams 5-0 in the semi-finals in the morning, but fell 4-1 to the host Knights in the afternoon title match.
Norwell, which had defeated Bellmont recently by a 3-2 count in a dual meet, repeated that same score with wins coming in the same three events again on Saturday in the other semi-final round to make sure the defending sectional champs would not repeat.
FORT WAYNE—Despite the wet, sloppy grounds, a pair of Bellmont girls set new personal season best times in the Northeast Hoosier Conference cross country meet held at the Plex while only three seconds separated Evan Boucher from a top 10 individual finish in the boys race.
Boucher's performance listed him on the NHC all-conference second team but more importantly made him only the second BHS male runner to make the all-conference team all four years of his high school career (Ryan Vendrely the other from 2003-2006).
Seniors Katlyn Cook and Zach Wetsel were crowned Bellmont's 2011 Homecoming queen and king during ceremonies at halftime of Friday's football game.
Katlyn is the daughter of Mark and Leslie Cook; Zach is the son of Todd and Rhonda Wetsel.
At South Adams, seniors Trevor Hunt and Arie Teeter were crowned Homecoming king and queen on Friday at South Adams High School, where the Starfires celebrated with a 21-7 upset of Garrett.
Looking at what he called "a very healthy balance sheet," Adams Health Network (AHN) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick told AHN trustees at their monthly meeting last week that the county healthcare organization is financially in solid standing.
The driver of an Amish buggy was killed and a passenger severely injured at 4:25 p.m. Friday when their vehicle was struck on Salem Road near C.R. 300E by a northbound van.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported today that Joseph J. Schwartz, 28, rural Decatur, was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries sustained when he was ejected from his buggy that was struck by a van driven by David R. Harkless, 78, rural Decatur.
Kenneth J. Brunsman, 48, of Wyoming, Ohio, died Wednesday in Hospice of Cincinnati.
He was born to Dr. Tom and Betty S. Brunsman, who survive.
Other survivors are his wife, the former Marla McSwain of Decatur; two children, Kelsey D. and Brady J. Brunsman; and a sister, Mrs. Jim (Susan) Owen.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wyoming Presbyterian Church, with visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Monday in Mueller Parker Funeral Home at Mason, Ohio.
Jacob K. Hilty, 87, of rural Berne, died Sunday at the James Hilty residence, rural Berne.
He was born in Adams County on December 27,1923, to John K. and Katie Coblentz Hilty.
Survivors include his wife, Lydiann; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Martha L.) Hilty of rural Berne, Mrs. Andy (Edna) Stutzman of rural Monroe, and Susan Hilty of rural Berne; and six sons, LaVerne L., David L., Jerry, and James Hilty, all of rural Berne; LeRoy Hilty of rural Monroe; and Paul Hilty of rural Decatur.
Manuel John Lopez, 56, of Decatur, died at 8:15 p.m. ON Thursday, September 29, 2011.
He married Kathleen Kay Mendez and she survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Daniel P. Lopez and Michael James Lopez of Decatur; one daughter, Nicole C. Lopez of Decatur; two sisters, Delores Lopez of Chicago and Mrs. Lupe (Carmen) DeLaRosa of Decatur; one brother, Francisco Lopez Jr. (and wife Pauline) of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Joseph J. Schwartz, 28, of rural Decatur, died Friday of injuries suffered in the collision of a van and a horse-drawn buggy in rural Decatur.
He was born to Joe L.D. and Elizabeth Schwartz Schwartz, who survive.
Other survivors are his wife, Ann; one son, Jonathan J.S. Schwartz, at home; and two daughters, Saraetta J.S. Schwartz and Dena J.S. Schwartz, both at home.