January 12th, 2011
Bellmont moved from ninth in last week's Indianamat.com state wrestling poll to eighth this week, and South Adams entered the poll for the first time at No. 19.
The Braves' 3-2 showing in the "Main Event" super duals at Bellmont over the weekend helped Bellmont remain in the top 10. The Braves defeated defending state champ and then sixth-rated Mishawaka Saturday, and also knocked off No. 14 Bloomington South, which dropped out of the poll.
The Decatur Baseball Association has announced its registration dates, and all are in February.
The dates will be Feb. 8, 10, 14 and 16, 6-8 p.m. and Feb. 20, a Sunday evening, 5 to 7 p.m.
The registration activities will take place at the lower level of the United Steelworkers Union Hall, which is located just north of 2nd St. along the Monmouth Road.
Voters in the North Adams school district will be asked in May to approve a general fund referendum tax levy which, if successful, would generate $1.25 million annually for seven years to support the financially-struggling district.
Decatur and Adams County were digging out today from Tuesday's snowstorm, and the good news is that no more snow is likely for the foreseeable future.
Officials at the Decatur weather station reported a 4 1/2-inch snowfall.
The National Weather Service said there was a 30 percent chance of further snow here today, and none tonight or Thursday. Chances of snow are pegged at 20 percent Thursday night and through Friday, and at 40 percent for Saturday.
Discussion continued at Tuesday's meeting of the South Adams Schools Board regarding plans for selling the former Berne elementary school property.
Acting Superintendent Scott Litwiller noted that the school corporation has hired the surveyor and appraisers necessary to move forward with the process.
Today's snow storm has affected athletic events for tonight, according to officials from both Bellmont and Adams Central High School.
The annual ACAC boys and girls basketball tournament slated for tonight at Adams Central against Bluffton has been postponed until Wednesday night. The boys will play at 6 p.m. and the girls at approximately 7:30 p.m. ACAC tourney games at three other sites, including South Adams at Woodlan, scheduled for tonight have also been delayed until tomorrow.
Lorna M. Bultemeier, 84, formerly of Fort Wayne, died January 6 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Robert L. Aspy, 95, of Hartford City, a longtime resident of Geneva, died Sunday in Hartford City.
He was born in Geneva on April 14, 1915, to Floyd and Kathryn E. Cook Aspy.
Surviving are a son, William Aspy (and wife Teresa) of Hartford City; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Kevin Alan Brantly, 52, of Decatur, died at his residence on January 4, 2011.
Alan married Laura Bieberich on January 29, 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Brantly of Decatur; three daughters, Mrs. Scott (Tara) Watkins of Florence, Mississippi; Mrs. Daniel (Kelly) Walker of Decatur; and Mrs. Doug (Vicky) Jackson of Monroe; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Dorothy Lucile Korte, 80, of Decatur, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday at her residence, following a 10-year battle with cancer.
She was born on November 28, 1930, in Convoy, Ohio, to Herman and Muriel Scaer Etzler.
She married Edwin Korte on June 27, 1953, in Convoy; he survives.