September 19th, 2011
Jobless figures in Adams County remained mostly stagnant during August, according to a report released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, with unemployment numbers hovering in the same statistical range for the third consecutive month.
It's one-more-and-done for driver's education at Adams Central High School — the last high school in Adams County to offer driver training.
At the September meeting of the AC school board, longtime driving instructor, teacher, and coach Cary Blake told board members that state officials have stopped all high schools in Indiana from teaching drivers' ed, although AC got a "grandfather" exemption for the 2011-12 school year.
NEW PRAIRIE—The Bellmont boys cross country team recorded "excellent times" according to coach Randy Hisner as they finished 14th out of a strong field of 32 teams in the 44th annual New Prairie Cross Country Invitational, the largest such tournament in Indiana.
BLUFFTON—Just like in an election where every vote counts, the same could be true in golf where every stroke counts, especially if it is from the fifth player on the team.
Norwell and Canterbury finished tied for third in the IHSAA girls golf sectional Saturday at Timber Ridge Golf Course at 377. With the top three teams in the sectional advancing to the regional this week, it came down to the fifth score to see which team would advance.
Bellmont was the only Adams County volleyball team to taste victory on the court Thursday night as the Squaws started their Northeast Hoosier Conference season with a walk in the park over New Haven 25-7, 25-17, 25-8.
In ACAC play, Adams Central, which has been making it a habit recently of going five games at the varsity level, was squeezed out by Woodlan 3-2 by scores of 19-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-18, 9-15. South Adams meanwhile fell to conference rival Heritage in three straight rounds, 18-25, 20-25, 12-25.
The North Adams school board approved a voluminous list of personnel comings and goings at its meeting on Tuesday, ranging from the resignation of an elementary school teacher to the filling of several after-school program positions and athletic appointments.
One position with the Healthy Families of Adams County program was eliminated because of a reduction in state grant funding, forcing the board to approve the Reduction in Force dismissal of Angela Shively.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Five people are accused of skimming about $1 million from charity bingo games at an American Legion post near Fort Wayne.
The Journal Gazette reports that Allen County court records show that an Indiana Gaming Commission investigator believes that at least $988,000 was illegally taken from the games at American Legion Post 330 in New Haven and used to pay people who were supposed to be volunteers.
The sixth annual St. Mary's Fall Fest, a fundraiser for St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur, opens a three-day run today.
Activities will be held on Fourth St. beside the church and school, between Madison and Monroe Sts.. Following is the schedule of events:
6-10 p.m.—Preview of items to be sold at a silent auction. You must be at least 21 to enter.
Clifford Lee Hirschy, 77, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011, in Granbury, Texas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Cross Community Church, 315 W. Main St., Berne.
Mr. Hirschy was born on February 15, 1934, in Decatur to Amos and Rosalene Marsh Hirschy.
He married Vera Wogenstein on July 21, 1979, in Fort Wayne.
He was an engineer and a tool-and-die maker in the aerospace industry.
Irene J. Lloyd, 60, of Decatur, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.