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October 17th, 2014

Ceremony will mark Peterson site where Wilbur Shaw died

October 17, 2014

The deaths of three people may not be what one desires to be known for, but a plane crash near Decatur which occurred nearly 60 years ago was a major event in Indiana history and will be marked in an upcoming special ceremony at the crash site near Peterson.
At the height of his fame, Wilbur Shaw, a onetime great race driver at the Speedway, died in a plane crash in a field just east of Peterson. The crash gained national attention at the time.

October 16th

Jay County @ Bellmont, volleyball webcast

October 16, 2014

Tonight the Squaws host Jay County for senior night at the Teepee. The coverage will begin at approximately 7 p.m. or after the JV contest. If the player link below does not work, click the link at the bottom to access the site.

In case the link above fails, try this one:

Stephen D. Cox

October 16, 2014

    Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
    Stephen was a pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.

Roy Oscar Girod

October 16, 2014

    Roy Oscar Girod, Columbus, Ohio, died Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. 
    A memorial service was held in Columbus on Oct. 4, 2014.  Final internment is to be held at The Columbarium at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland at a date to be determined. 
    Arrangements by O.R. Woodyard Co.  Full obituary at

Spartans survive Squaws’ defense, 1-0

October 16, 2014

    KENDALLVILLE — Homestead ended the Bellmont Squaws’ soccer season on Wednesday night in the opening round of regional play at East Noble, 1-0.
    Repeating as sectional champions for the first time in school history, the defensive-minded Squaws’ game plan was to shut down the Spartans’ offensive attack.

Roof repairs continue to plague NA

October 16, 2014

    While the installation of a new roof over a section of Bellmont Middle School was completed over Labor Day weekend, roof woes are far from a thing of the past for North Adams schools as three sections of the high school roof will need to be replaced to the tune of approximately $260,000.
    Larry Carty, business manager for the North Adams district, told board of education members Tuesday the three sections were discovered recently as school maintenance workers walked the roof performing routine inspections.

Regal eagle spotted near St. Marys River

October 16, 2014

     This juvenile eagle was photographed near the Pleasant Mills bridge over the St. Marys River. It is about 3 years old, as indicated by the dark feathers at eye level. Eagles have been sighted in St. Marys Township for several years. The eagle, once an endangered species, has now been removed from that list.

2014 Callithumpian shirts are now available

October 16, 2014

October 15th

Pigskin Picks, week six results

October 15, 2014

Lloyd Francis Lichtenberger

October 15, 2014

    Lloyd Francis Lichtenberger went to be with Jesus Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. He married Lorena Nussbaum April 7, 1951. They were married 58 years before she passed away in November of 2009. 
    They were blessed with five children, Sandra (Craig) Mountz of Brentwood, Tenn.; Rick Lichtenberger of Decatur; Kathy Keller of Grand Rapids, Minn.; Deb (Daniel) Abnet of Berne; and Tom (Ruth) Lichtenberger of Fort Wayne. He enjoyed his 12 grandchildren and13 great-grandchildren.