July 18th, 2011
Ronald D. Ellis, 61, of Decatur, died at 3:56 a.m. Friday in his residence.
He was born on April 14, 1950, in Decatur to Glenn L. and Hazel M. Buchanan Ellis. His father is deceased; his mother lives in Decatur.
He married Vickie Painter on February 28, 1976, in Decatur and she also survives.
He graduated from Bellmont High School in 1968 and was employed as a service manager at the Micromatic plant in Berne for more than 26 years.
Michael D. Colwell, 59, of Berne, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Hout and Evelyn De Silva Colwell. His mother is deceased; his father lives in Mayor, Arizona.
Surviving are his wife, Yvette; two sons, Michael Colwell of Coco, Florida and Jason Colwell of Deland, Florida; and four grandchildren.
Burial will be later in Marion National Cemetery at Marion, Indiana.
Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Daniel F. Herman, 79, of Linn Grove, died at home on Sunday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
By JIM HOPKINS
INDIANAPOLIS — For the third straight year, Bellmont was represented on the North All-Stars at the annual Grange Insurance North-South Football All-Star game Friday night at North Central High School, but this was the first time in those three seasons that the North suffered a loss, losing 13-7 last night in front of 5,216 fans.
“They won the turnover battle. That was the difference,” stated former BHS standout Daniel Meyer, on the loss.
Adams County's 2011 4-H Fair opened Sunday at the Monroe fairgrounds and it seems destined to be one of the hottest in years.
A National Weather Service meteorologist in Indianapolis said a heat wave expected to crest this week will likely linger for several days.
According to meteorologist Dave Tucek, the weather service expects the heat wave to drag on until at least July 25. An excessive heat watch has been issued for Tuesday through at least Saturday.
The Decatur Thunderbirds played in the second annual Don Osborn Willshire 10 and Under tournament this past weekend and swept all five games they played for the championship title.
In pool play games, the T-Birds blanked Patrick Henry of Ohio 9-0 on Friday, and on Saturday knocked off Rockford, Ohio 7-5 and Van Wert, Ohio 18-0. In the elimination round Saturday, Decatur fashioned a big 19-1 triumph over Van Wert and then whipped Patrick Henry again by a 12-2 count in the championship encounter.
Despite temperatures which eclipsed 90 degrees on Sunday, some two dozen musicians and even more spectators braved the elements to enjoy an afternoon of bluegrass and gospel music at the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva.
The Bluegrass Jams are held monthly throughout the summer in a shaded area just outside the cabin that served as the former home of author and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter.
Although no admission is charged, monetary donations will be accepted.
Adams County 4-H and extension service officials have announced that Mark and Jeanene Neuenschwander of rural Berne have been chosen as grand marshalls for the 2011 Adams County 4-H Fair Parade.
The parade will start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, in Monroe.
The Neuenschwanders have a combined total of 32 years of service as Adams County 4-H volunteers: 17 years for Jeanene and 15 years for Mark. They are currently the Wabash Cloverleaf 4-H Club leaders.
Erie Haven added the Adams-Wells Koufax Tourney title to its regular-season crown, but it took a little longer than they had hoped Tuesday in the championship round.
McIntire Heating & Air handed Erie Haven it's first loss of the season in the title round opener Thursday night, but the Mixers gathered themselves in the middle of the second game and took the lead on a triple by Trace Bauer in the bottom of the fifth and went on to score a 7-4 victory, capping a 19-1 season.
The Mind's Eye Graphics girls softball team claimed the championship of the Decatur Girls Senior League tournament Thursday night after knocking off Geimer Construction for the second time this week by a score of 16-8.
The Graphics beat Geimer's 6-4 on Tuesday night forcing the Builders to come back with a 16-10 triumph over Barker and Sons Wrecker Service on Wednesday to earn a berth in the final game.