February 14th, 2011
The fledgling North Adams Community Schools Fund is gaining support, and Superintendent Wylie Sirk said committee members are discussing "a variety of ideas to generate revenue" to allow the fund to award an increasing number of annual scholarships.
Included are a pair of challenges — one to employees of the school district, the other to school board members — issued by Sirk.
Kenneth L. "Bummy" Baumgartner, 72, of Bluffton, died Friday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born in Adams County to Russell L. and Pauline Clowser Baumgartner.
Among survivors are his wife, Susie; three sons, Kevin Baumgartner of Decatur; Kerry Baumgartner of Garrett; and Greg Norris of Ossian; and two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Kendra) Mendez of Decatur and Angela Norris of Bluffton.
Raymond L. Berry Sr., 68, of Geneva, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Willian D. and Mary H. Taylor Berry.
Among survivors are his wife, Julia; two daughters, Annette Berry of Berne and Mrs. Murlin (Kelly) Criner of Decatur; one son, Raymond L. Berry Jr. of Bluffton; and three sisters, Mary Scott and Janet Evans of Berne and Bonnie Reusser of Celina, Ohio.
Lillian M. Bertsch, 80, of Bluffton, died on Friday in Christian Care Center.
She was born to John J. and Lydia Gerber Fiechter.
Among survivors are her husband, Walter W. Bertsch; two sons, Lonnie Bertsch of Decatur and Tom Bertsch of Bluffton; and two daughters: Mrs. Jeff (Jodi) Towle of Ossian and Mrs. Wayne (Jeanne) Steffen of Decatur.
Amanda E. Schwartz, 2, of rural Berne, died Sunday in St. Vincent Hospital at Indianapolis.
She was born on October 24, 2008, in rural Berne to Enos E.S. and Wilma M. Schwartz Schwartz.
Among survivors are her parents; five sisters, Katherine, Wilma, Sylvia, Ester, and Bertha Schwartz, all at home; and four brothers, Jonathon, Menno, Enos, and Jacob Schwartz, all at home.
BERNE — No. 1 Bishop Luers, already leading 33-14 at half, scored 27 third-period points to pull away in an eventual 74-28 South Adams Sectional semi-final victory over Adams Central Friday night.
The win puts the 19-2 Knights into Saturday's 7:30 p.m. championship game against Woodlan, a 43-22 winner over the host Starfires in the first game Friday.
Bellmont coach Larry Patterson decided he'd seen enough after the first half of the Braves game against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb Thursday night at the Teepee.
After all, the Braves started the game with a 9-0 hole and then after battling back somewhat, the Braves were AWOL in the second period going 0-8 from the field, hitting just two free throws while DeKalb tallied 12 points and led 30-15 at half.
"The team's going on, so now it's a matter getting as many individual tickets as we can this weekend. The kids have to refocus and get ready with just two days of practice," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote Thursday night as his squad tries to put behind it the incredible performance in whipping No. 5 Yorktown and No. 8 Carroll at the AC Team Regional Wednesday.
Finally, an honest-to-goodness warmup.
After frigid temperatures — including a 7 below reading around 8 a.m. Thursday in Decatur — a warmup is under way. The National Weather Service said Decatur-area residents should see a high in the middle 20s today, with a southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight's low should be around 18 degrees.
On Saturday and Sunday, forecasters said, the mercury should top out at 31 and 36, respectively. Above freezing!
Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey has released a report filed in Adams Circuit Court in the case of Aaron C. Ellis of rural Decatur, a senior at Adams Central High School who was arrested on Wednesday by the Adams County Sheriff's Department for possession of guns and cocaine on school property.
Harvey brought four charges against Ellis: possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and two counts of possession of a firearm on school property. The weapons allegedly are a .22-caliber handgun and a .38-caliber handgun.