November 16th, 2010
In the opening bowling action of the season, the South Adams boys tipped Bellmont because of total team points in a close varsity match at Haworth Lanes, while the BHS varsity girls scored a 17-3 victory.
Officials from Trine University Middle College have announced a partnership with North Adams Community Schools that will expand the college's concurrent enrollment program and will allow BHS students to take pre-calculus (MA 123) classes for college credit at Trine.
Bellmont pre-calculus teachers Michael Macke and Kent Arnold will serve as Trine adjunct professors, according to an announcement from the Angola school.
Clayton Lengerich, a senior at Adams Central High School and president of his class all four years, is the 2010 winner of the annual Adams County Good Citizen award presented by the Antoine Rivarre Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The runnersup were seniors from Bellmont High School, Joe Baker, and from South Adams High School, Sam Amstutz.
Students who enter the contest are judged on dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Scoring is computed as follows:
Tony Allen Kelly of St. Augustine, Florida, died on November 8, 2010, unexpectedly in Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife, Karen McBride Kelly, and three daughters, Shannon Kelly, Paige Pawson (Todd), and Alix Overbeek (Dan), along with four grandsons and one granddaughter; a sister, Nan Law of Port Charlotte, Floridaa, and five nieces and nephews.
Eugene "Gene" Morrison, 74, of Laotto, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at home.
Born in Adams County, Gene was a loving husband, family man, and friend. He always had a good story or joke to tell. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, and gospel music.
Gene also had a great kindness toward animals, including stray dogs, cats, and wild critters.
He had a lifelong involvement with farming and auctions, which he loved.
Palmer L. Schwartz, 82, of Decatur, died at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.
He was born on January 6, 1928, in Adams County to Ora and Cora Cook Stopher and was adopted by Noah D. and Catherina Nussbaum Schwartz.
He married Helen E. Roehm on June 21, 1953; she survives.
Palmer was a carpenter since 1945 and was also employed by Adams County as the building maintenance supervisor.
Sharon Y. Gangwer, 68, of Rockford, Ohio, died Friday at home after a long illness.
She was born to Robert L. and Victoria A. Springer Gephart.
Among survivors are her husband, Carl Gangwer; a son, Michael D. Gangwer of Rockford; three brothers; and three sisters, including Mrs. Roger (Norma Jean) Hawkins of Decatur.
Graydon E. Rodman, 54, of Antwerp, Ohio, a former Decatur-area resident, died November 11 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Rex and Kay Jerome Rodman, who live in Van Wert, Ohio.
Among survivors are his wife, Wanda, and two sons: Allen Rodman of St. Louis, Missouri and Burton Rodman of St. Joe, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Wesley United Methodist Church at Van Wert, with burial in Woodland Cemetery at Van Wert. Visitation is 1-2 p.m.
Brian K. Shaneyfelt, 46, of Portland, died Saturday in Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis after a long illness.
He was born to Fred Shaneyfelt Sr. and Lena M. Neff Shaneyfelt.
Among survivors are his fiancee, Tammy Goodman of Winchester two daughters, Amanda Shaneyfelt of Greenville, Ohio, and Abigail Shaneyfelt of Portland; and two brothers, including Dwight Shaneyfelt of Berne.
With 30 personal bests in the first girls swim meet of the season Saturday at Norwell, Bellmont coach Drew Norby left the venue "cautiously optimistic about the season."
"I knew that we had a wonderful core of veterans and a great group of young swimmers, but I wasn't quite sure how we'd perform. The ladies showed me that I should be confident. All of our swimmers had at least one personal best and most had two," stated Norby.