May 23rd, 2011
Paul "Pete" Brown, 76, of Ohio City, Ohio, died at 1 p.m. Saturday in his residence.
He was born in Adams County on April 10, 1935, to Herman and Eva Clive Kreischer Brown.
He married Dorothy Fast on June 14, 1958, in Union Chapel Church of rural Decatur. She survives.
Pete retired in 1986 from International Harvester with 35 years of service and also was a Harrison Township farmer in Ohio.
Levi D.J. Schwartz, 77, of rural Berne, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Joe E. and Dehlia Schwartz Schwartz.
Berdella Liechty, 73, of Berne, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
WABASH — Adams Central rocked out 25 hits in a 10-1, 14-3 double-header sweep at Southwood Saturday, improving to 15-6 on the season.
The Jets pounded out seven runs in the first two innings of the first game, and then the solid Jets' defense took control of the game Sammie Baker slammed three singles and Olivia Macklin knocked in three runs for the Lady Jets.
By JOE SPAULDING
Wet weather in the area has not affected only sporting events.
Adams Health Network (AHN) Executive Director Marvin L. Baird reported to AHN trustees at their meeting this week that construction work at two of the organization's work sites have crawled to a snail's pace due to wet grounds.
BY ERIC MANN
"I get tingles."
Those three words were used by a veteran Adams Central teacher, Harry Anderson, to express how happy he feels about using the New Tech (NT) style of team instruction.
At the May meeting of the AC school board, a lengthy presentation about the first year of NT at AC was made by four teachers, five students, and high school Principal Sean McConnell.
FORT WAYNE — It was a big day for Ben Snider. It was a huge day for Troy Tonner.
The Adams Central juniors turned in some of the best performances of their lives as Tonner won both the shot and discus, setting the AC record in the latter, and Snider celebrated his first year in organized track with a third-place shot put finish and a ticket to regional.
"I'm blessed," stated a euphoric Tonner after a brief celebration with his friend and teammate Snider.
OSSIAN—Bellmont posted its second straight 5-0 win in as many nights and Adams Central avenged one of its four season losses Thursday night to assure an all-Adams County final in the IHSAA tennis sectional being held at Norwell High School.
Or as Bellmont tennis coach coach Tom Smith succinctly noted "we know AC and they know us. It should be a good match."
Bellmont pounded out its win with solid singles play while doubles combination continued to show improvement.
Rescuers and the rescued do not often meet a second time, but they did on Thursday evening at an awards dinner hosted by the Decatur Fire Department that drew more than 120 people, including state officials from Indiana and Ohio.
The major honors of the night were medals of valor, and a standing ovation, for veteran firefighters Jeff Sheets and Tim Ulman for their lifesaving actions last March 2 two miles inside Ohio when they rescued an elderly woman whose car was in deep and frigid floodwater.
The City of Decatur hasn't provided salary increases for its employees last year and this year, but Mayor John Schultz is strongly in favor of doing so this year.
The last pay hikes, three percent across the board, were granted for 2009.
At this week's city council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright presented some figures she has compiled.