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September 6th, 2011

United Way kickoff next week

September 6, 2011

    The 2011 campaign of the United Way of Adams County will open with a luncheon next Wednesday, September 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the South Adams Boys' and Girls' Club at Berne.
    The program will include the announcement of this year's monetary goal to aid 32 local are area organizations and agencies, plus viewing the campaign's promotional video.
    Also scheduled is the recognition of the 32 recipients of United Way funds as well as the United Way board and 2011 campaign team.

Next up is Callithumpian

September 6, 2011

    Now that the Kekionga Festival and the 175th Anniversary Celebration is over, it's time to think ... why, Callithumpian, of course.
    And the first announcement from Decatur's Callithumpian Committee about the city's annual fall festival, which will run from October 20-31, has been issued.
    The announcement lists three early deadlines.

Thomas J. Alberding

September 6, 2011

    Thomas J. Alberding, 51, of Decatur, died on Monday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

William S. Gravens

September 6, 2011

    William S. "Billy" Gravens, 43, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, September 3, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on April 5, 1968, to William S. and Ann E. McElman Gravens, who are deceased.
    Billy was the former manager of the Clark Oil Co. station in Decatur and attended Decatur Church of God.

Rosemary Puterbaugh

September 6, 2011

    Rosemary Puterbaugh, 72, of Geneva, died Friday at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.
    She was born November 13, 1938, in Portland,  the daughter of Ivan and Hazel (Whitacre) Beals. 
    Surviving are two sons, Curt (Melissa) Puterbaugh of Portland and David (Carmen) Puterbaugh of Geneva; one brother Ralph Beals of Florida; and three grandchildren.
    She had worked for NAPA in Portland and Berne for 35 years and most recently for the Town of Geneva as deputy clerk-treasurer.

Boucher, Faurote pace BHS

September 6, 2011

    NORTH MANCHESTER—Crown Point easily won the boys and girls title of the Manchester Cross Country Invitational Saturday in a 10-team  field that included Bellmont.
    Both Bellmont teams placed one runner in the top 10 in individual competition with Evan Boucher placing seventh overall in 17:40 while Cadence Faurote earned tenth place status for the Squaws in 21:54.45.

Get Your Own Whistle

September 6, 2011

    During one of his famous tirades against the media for what he perceived was biased and unfair coverage, Richard M. Nixon brashly announced at a rambling press conference (after he had been defeated for the position of Governor in California in the 1960s) "you won't have Nixon to kick around around anymore."
    As I was traveling up to Lutheran Hospital last week to see DDD sports editor Jim Hopkins I wasn't sure about what I would encounter.

September 2nd

Heat delays game times

September 2, 2011

    Acting on a recommendation from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, area schools are delaying the start of tonight's home football games.
    Bellmont High School Athletic Director Dale Manis announced Thursday night that due to the intense heat forecast for this area today, the kickoff for tonight's Bellmont-Columbia City football game at Bob Worthman Stadium has been moved moved back to 7:30.

Squaws oust Snider; AC takes Luers in five

September 2, 2011

    “Holly had a really good night on offense for us. It was just one of those nights where she was on and we told the setters to get her the ball as much as they could,” noted Bellmont volleyball coach Craig Krull in analyzing one of the main reasons the Squaws handled the visiting Snider Panthers in three games, 25-22, 25-13, 25-13 at the Teepee.

Seniors lead way to 6-0 kick win

September 2, 2011

    Appropriately enough, all three seniors on the Bellmont boys varsity soccer team found the back of the net on Senior Night Thursday evening as the Braves posted a 6-0 non-conference victory over the Woodlan Warriors.
    Senior Alex Hammond, who had scored a hat trick a night before in a win over NHC foe Norwell, tallied twice for the Braves against Woodlan while fellow twelfth graders Dan Worth and Jacob Schueler each added one score. Rounding out the offense for Bellmont were scores by Andy Hess and Willie Mahlan.

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