April 13th, 2011
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont was a team that earned seven first place finishes (more than any other school), posted 24 season best efforts, and shattered an individual school record that had stood for 10 years...but still finished third in a Northeast Hoosier Conference triangular girls track meet at New Haven Tuesday night.
Bellmont won four sets by 6-0 scores and two more by 6-1 counts enroute to handing Wayne a 5-0 defeat in varsity tennis at the BHS courts Monday night.
The win was the second straight of the year for Bellmont while the match was the first of the season for Wayne.
Larry W. Davis Sr., 66, of Decatur, died at 12:25 a.m. Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Ivan L. Davis Sr. and Waneta I. McKean Davis. His father is deceased; his mother lives in Decatur.
Larry had been employed by General Electric Corp., with 32 years of service, and had also worked parttime at Decatur Cemetery and Adams Memorial Hospital.
Francis J. Geels, 86, of Decatur, passed away at 2:25 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on March 1, 1925, in Adams County to John and Dorothy (Steigmeyer) Geels.
He married Nonna C. Kline on April 30, 1947; she passed away on April 3, 2010.
Mirena E. Kopacz, 92, of Decatur, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011, at The Village of Heritage nursing home in Monroeville.
She was born on August 29, 1918, in Pisa, Italy, to Quadrio and Edwiga Moggia.
She married Joseph J. Kopacz on April 19, 1951; he passed away on September 4, 1994.
Eli S. Sprunger, 92, a resident of Berne, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2011, in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Eli was born on April 22, 1918, in Adams County, the son of Emil and Matilda (Hirschy) Sprunger.
He married Audrey Crosby and she preceded him in death. He then married Clara Steury Matchett and she preceded him in death in 2010.
MONROE—Sydnee Peterson pitched a strong game for Adams Central Monday night and helped the Jets fashion a 13-1 whipping of the Bellmont Squaws at the AC diamond in their opening game of the season.
Bellmont is now 1-1 after having beaten Bluffton in their opener last week.
Bellmont had no answer for the hard-throwing Peterson as the AC hurler allowed just one walk and scattered seven hits and the Jets convincingly won the game due to the 10-run rule in five innings.
Adams County would shift from the 6th Congressional District to the 3rd CD under a proposed redistricting map unveiled Monday by Indiana statehouse Republicans.
Under the current congressional roster, the county would move from being represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Republican Mike Pence to the district now served by first-term GOP Congressman Marlin Stutzman.
Giving the annual State of the Schools address on Monday to a lunchtime gathering of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, North Adams Community Schools Superintendent Wylie Sirk quoted famous television news anchor and author Tom Brokaw about the importance of education.
Adams Central’s Shawn Reinhard clears one of the hurdles during last week’s opening track meet at AC between the Jets and Eastbrook. Reinhard posted a finish of :17.4 in the 110 high hurdles and finished second, being nosed out by a tenth of a second at the finish line. The Jets' runner also ended up second in the 300 high hurdles. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)