February 23rd, 2011
Treva M. Ruble, 95, of Decatur, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on July 25, 1915, in Monroeville to Ralph A. and Huldah F. Marquardt Barkley.
She married Romey R. Ruble on July 23, 1932, in Decatur; he passed away on January 6, 1988, after 56 years of marriage.
Treva was a homemaker and, at age 73, began employment at The Hope Chest and also at the Adams County Council on Aging, both in Decatur.
UNION CITY — South Adams started its sectional push this past Saturday, with a 53-47 decision over Union City at the Indians' gym. It was the fifth win of the season for Ryan Biegel's Starfires.
The Stars will host a sectional and will play Bluffton in a five-team tourney at the Stardome. Adams Central will play in the semi-finals against Bishop Luers.
Bellmont heavyweight Daniel Meyer (left) attempts to pull free of Jeremiah Harvey of Culver Community during the heavyweight semi-final match Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Meyer got away this time, but not in the fourth OT period in a 3-2 loss. He finished third in the state and Harvey won the title, with another overtime win.
It was Meyer's only defeat of the season.
Ruth R. Riley, 92, formerly of Willshire, Ohio, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday in Van Crest Healthcare in Van Wert, Ohio.
She married Norris R. "Shorty" Riley on November 11, 1939, in Wren, Ohio; he passed away on June 2, 1988.
Surviving are one daughter, Janet Whitaker of Van Wert; one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Rosalie) Kirkland of Berne; one brother, Noel Thatcher (and wife Barbara) of Decatur; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A gathering of 300 to 400 people braved foul weather to attend Monday's funeral held in the gymnasium of the Adams County Service Complex for John Friedt of Decatur, who died last week at 56.
Among the attendees were numerous people from Bellmont High School who knew Friedt from his 36 years of work as a BHS wrestling coach and many others who knew him from his lengthy career with the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District.
First it was freezing rain. Then it was snow. All the while, winds were roaring.
What it all amounted to was yet another blast of winter weather for Decatur and Adams County residents on Monday.
City weather station officials measured four inches of snow, boosting the city's total for the season to 34 inches.
It was back to the plows for city and county crews on Monday after a warm week in which most of the accumulated snow disappeared.
Decatur Street Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said this morning that his crews hit the streets at 3 a.m. today and everything was going "pretty well."
Trash pickups were on schedule, Gilbert added.
By JIM HOPKINS
"He couldn't get enough wrestling," said former Bellmont wrestling coach Ken Webb, referring to A. J. Kalver, inducted into the Indiana Wrestling coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday at Greenwood.
"He'd see something I was doing, and he say, 'Show me that.' And he'd pick it up and run with it. He soaked it all up. We worked very well together," continued Webb, the second head coach in Bellmont history, following Gary Giessler.
By JOE SPAULDING
A career in Adams County that he thought would last for six months but will end up at a little over 22 years will soon come to an end for Adams Health Network Executive Director Marvin L. Baird.
Baird, who will be 75 in July, recently announced that he will be retiring from his hospital-based position effective August 31. The Adams Health Network board has hired a national search committee to seek a replacement, with the successful candidate hopefully to be at the hospital by the end of May.
Voters in Berne, Monroe, and Geneva can rest easily on May 3, primary election day, because there will be no voting in those communities
Geneva held an election last year and there are no intraparty races in Berne and Monroe.