November 5th, 2010
The Grand Old Party had a grand old evening in Adams County Tuesday, sweeping all contested county races in the November general election balloting.
Republican candidates posted what had to be considered upset victories over three sitting Democrats, held onto two other contested seats, and filled a pending vacancy in the county sheriff's office (see related story).
Republican Shane Rekeweg breezed to an easy victory Tuesday in general election balloting and will be the next sheriff of Adams County.
Rekeweg captured just over 50 percent of the vote throughout the county, while two Democrats — one running as an independent candidate — split the remainder of the ballots. The 39-year-old Rekeweg polled 4,805 votes during Tuesday's balloting, while Democrat Jon Fuhrman garnered 2,876 votes and independent Terry Nevil attracted 1,881 ballots.
Patricia M. Morgan Carpenter, 83, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on April 30, 1927, to Ivan B. and Marie V. (Dager) Barkley.
On November 27, 1947, Pat married Paul E. Morgan; he passed away on May 8, 2005. In May of 2008, she married Wayne R. Carpenter and he survives.
Grace McBride, 91, of Portland, passed away on Monday morning at her residence.
She was born in Chattanooga, Ohio, on November 14, 1918, the daughter of William and Minna Baumgartner Andress.
She was married on March 18, 1939, to Glen McBride; he died on May 21, 2008.
She had worked for Schafer Glove Co, in Decatur and for Jay Carment Co. in Portland.
She was a member of the auxiliary organization at American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
Marjorie E. Reed, 87, of Decatur, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Nile and Mabel Burkhead Butler.
She was married Ermel Shook on May 23, 1942; he passed away on July 4, 1950. She married Edsel E. Reed on July 27, 1956; he passed away on July 16, 1999.
Marjorie retired in 1983 from the General Electric Co. plant at Decatur after 33 years of service and belonged to the GECODE Club.
Tickets for Saturday’s IHSAA Volleyball State Championships slated for Ball State will be on sale at Bellmont High School starting on Wednesday, November 3, during school hours. Tickets will be $9.00 per person.
Tickets are required for those in kindergarten and above. The Bellmont Squaws will be playing in the third match of the afternoon with game-time scheduled for no sooner than 5:30 p.m. at Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State.
"There is a state of urgency because it could be the last game, and you'd better dive and get that ball because it could be the deciding point," stated Bellmont junior setter Steph Shoup, trying to explain the incredible statistical numbers from Bellmont's huge win over Yorktown in the match to go state Saturday night at Plymouth.
Shoup had 45 assists and 13 digs, and there were 64 kills by a variety of Bellmont hitters.
Monday's Decatur City Council meeting, bumped up a day so as not to conflict with today's election, was more of an educational affair than a business meeting.
Webelos Scouts from Den 3 of Cub Scout Pack 3070, their leaders and some parents attended the meeting in City Hall, and the boys were given a full agenda by Mayor John Schultz. The Scouts got together with the mayor and council to talk and ask questions before the meeting, sat in on the meeting, then fired off a few more questions near the end of the meeting.
Officials of North Adams Schools have established the North Adams School Fund (NASF) within the Adams County Community Foundation to offer assistance and support to needy local students who attend NACS schools.
Wylie Sirk, North Adams school superintendent, said in a news release, "The discussion for the fund began last school year. Since 2008, our community has witnessed a growing concern for families which have experienced serious financial challenges.
Adams County voters go the the polls on Tuesday to make decisions in a number of local races, in addition to state and national races.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Adams County.
Adams County Democratic Party Chairwoman Barb Engle has announced that any Democratic voter who wants a ride to a polling place anywhere in Adams County on Tuesday should call 724-7408.