February 18th, 2011
"There have been five different Head Coaches at Bellmont, but none of us have made a bigger impact on Bellmont Wrestling than John Friedt," noted current Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on a statement he issued on Indianamat.com Thursday.
A.J. Kalver, one of the key early figures in the growth of the Bellmont wrestling tradition and a man who has been involved in the sport for 50 years, will get his due Sunday at Greenwood when he will be inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Kalver, who coached 15 years at Bishop Luers and turned that program from mat zero to the dominant team in Fort Wayne, has also been involved in broadcasting wrestling for 30 years and served 10 years as a wrestling official.
Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed the necessary paperwork with the Adams County Clerk of Courts office to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne.
His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean, who filed his paperwork earlier this month. Incumbent Mayor John Minch, a Democrat, will not seek re-election.
Officials from Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) in Geneva have announced an expansion project that will create new jobs. The expansion will include the construction of a building addition as well as the installation of new machinery and equipment, fixtures and hardware.
John W. Friedt, 56, of Decatur, passed away at 9:26 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on December 12, 1954, in Adams County to Kenneth W. and Ina Jane (Adams) Friedt.
John married Mary C. Lindahl on June 29, 1974.
Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed his candidacy to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne. His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean.
Adams County will have a strong group of 12 representatives Friday night at Conseco Fieldhouse as the 73rd edition of the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Finals begins with a 5:35 p.m. Parade of Champions.
At 6 p.m., it will be all business as half the field will be eliminated Friday night.
Two of the 12 face returning state runners-up, and South Adams' TJ Burnfield will meet defending 145-pound champ Eric Roach of Crown Point. A few more face wrestlers who defeated them earlier in the year.
Action in the annual Indiana High School Athletic Association boys swimming sectional will get underway tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Jay County High School in Portland with Muncie Central and Bellmont among the favored teams.
The latest statewide swim poll conducted by Indiana swim coaches lists Muncie Central in 41st position while Bellmont is 52nd. They are the only two teams entered in the Jay County sectional that are ranked.
A preliminary plan to move the Extended Care Unit from Adams Memorial Hospital was approved Wednesday night by the Adams Health Network (AHN) board of trustees at their regular monthly meeting.
Hospital officials emphasized the move of ECU to the "B" wing of the Woodcrest Nursing Home makes sense from an economical standpoint and should not be construed by people as meaning an ECU patient will become a nursing home patient.
Special fundraising certificates to finance Decatur's 175th anniversary this year have been printed to mark the number of $10 shares sold. The first buyer, paying $100 for 10 shares, was Mayor John Schultz.
Complete Printing Service business designed and printed the certificates.
Hoosier Pattern is making survey markers about Decatur which can be purchased, with profits donated to the celebration, organizers said.