November 1st, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Down 23-19 in the second game after losing the first one, Bellmont, led by Payton Schultz, came alive, zoomed past a stunned Yorktown team with six straight points to tie the match, then won the next two for the 2010 Plymouth Semistate championship and a spot in next Saturday's 3A State Championship match set for Ball State.
Pairings for the 39th annual IHSAA state finals in volleyball were established Saturday during semi-state play highlighted by the fourth appearance in school history for the Bellmont Squaws
The new format of the tournament has eight teams entering play at Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie with four classes set to crown a champion. Worthen Arena has been home to the IHSAA state finals for the last three years with Bellmont winning a 3A championship in the initial year there in 2007.
Theodore Glenn “Ted” Hill, 82, of Decatur, a former member of the Decatur City Council, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at his residence.
He was born on July 2, 1928, in Decatur to Glenn V. and Marie (Rowley) Hill.
He married Marian K. (Bashara) Giessler on August 16, 1975; she survives in Decatur.
At 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010, William L Huffman Sr. was called by our Lord and Master to enter into eternal life, where he is finally free from pain and suffering. He had been in poor health for a long time and had suffered terribly in the past three months.
He was born on January 25, 1939, to Morse Pete and Luella Maxine Stetler Huffman. Both parents are deceased.
Marjorie E. Reed, 87, of Decatur, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
If Bellmont is going to take out NorthWood Saturday in the first round of the Plymouth Volleyball Semistate, they're going to have to get a handle on Panthers' setter Kaci Heeter, who has to be one of the busiest volleyball players in the state.
"We have to be aware of Heeter. She's a crafty kid who runs the offense and scores points for them," noted Bellmont coach Craig Krull.
As the 2010 volleyball season winds down, Bellmont is definitely turning on the juice, and the inspired play on Tuesday against Western was proof of that.
"It's the last chance for six seniors and another year is passing for the underclassmen. When the end is near, things seem to get more important and the best comes out of players," explains Bellmont's Craig Krull, who will take his girls to Plymouth Saturday in the renewel of the volleyball semistate.
The final sentencing in the Wells County slaying which involved four Decatur-area residents has been handed down.
The last of those sentenced in Wells Circuit Court at Bluffton was Dustin H. Jackson, 23, who got a 25-year prison term for pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in serious injury. Judge David Hanselman gave Jackson 35 years, but suspended 10 years, and ordered him to spend five years on probation after being released from custody.
Officials of First Bank of Berne (FBB) have announced that the bank will sponsor a project from November 1-20 called the Blue Bag Food Drive to collect and deliver food to food banks in five area cities in which FBB has offices: Berne, Decatur, Bluffton, Portland, and Van Wert, Ohio.
The bank is seeking donations of such nonperishable products as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned tomato products, meal mixes, instant potatoes, and condiments (such as ketchup, mustard, etc.).
Jason Arnold's South Adams football squad has risen from the ashes of an 0-5 start to reclaim their season and can actually go over the .500 mark this week as the 5-5 Starfires face John Diener's 5-5 Northfield Norsemen in the Secitonal 35 semi-finals at Starfire Field.