April 19th, 2011
Jerry L. Penrod, 67, of Bluffton, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday at his residence.
He was born on November 7, 1943, in Bluffton, the only child of Claude and Verda Gordon Penrod, who are deceased.
He married Joanna Jump on August 30, 1964, in Uniondale, Indiana, and she survives.
Steven B. Riley, 69, a lifelong resident of rural Monroe, died at 7:26 p.m. Sunday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for six days.
He was born to Merle and Ida Girod Riley, who are deceased.
He married Pauline Schwartz on April 14, 1963; she passed away in 2002.
He was a member of Salem Community Church, serving as chairman of the board of trustees for many years.
"We are hitting the cover off the ball," underestimated Bellmont baseball coach Ben Fawbush after his Braves delivered a 19-4 spanking to the Concordia Cadets Monday night at the Bellmont diamond in non-conference play.
Fawbush attributed a batting practice session recently in which "they got about 500 cuts each and it showed. The last four games we have had 13, 14, 15, and 18 hits respectively. These guys know what they are capable of and they are proving it."
OSSIAN — A two-run double off the wall in left field by Sammie Baker broke an Adams Central scoring drought and helped propel the Jets to an 8-1 victory over Norwell Monday night at the Knights' field.
The crowd was small and the dialog was sparse Monday evening as North Adams school officials held the first of three public meetings to discuss a property tax referendum that will be decided by school district voters on May 3.
State Reps. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, and Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, have co-sponsored a bill, passed out of the House last week with an 82-8 vote, that aligns Indiana law in accordance to federal law permitting licensed, Hoosier gun dealers to sell firearms to customers nationwide.
Senate Bill (SB) 94 "defends our Second Amendment right and spurs economic development by removing sales barriers in the firearms marketplace,” said Lehman in a news release.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana lawmakers appear determined to ease state gun regulations this year despite reservations from local officials and, some advocates say, gun owners themselves.
‘‘I wish the Legislature would spend more time making it harder for dangerous people to get guns rather than making it easier to have guns wherever you want,’’ said Paul Helmke, former Fort Wayne mayor and head of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
So dominant was the Bellmont golf program Saturday morning was evidenced by the fact their second team beat four of the seven teams entered in the annual Bellmont Invitational at the Cross Creek Golf Course.
The number one Bellmont team was never threatened in the meet as they took just 329 strokes to win the 18-hole event. Second place Jay County was in another zip code with 390 strokes while the Bellmont Blue squad fired a respectable 393.
Bellmont baseball coach Ben Fawbush announced his team’s statistics today, noting the .394 team batting average through the first five games. Bellmont is 5-0 overall.
Landon Baker has three of the six BHS home runs, and leads the team with 12 runs scored and 13 RBI. He is also 3-0 as a pitcher with a 2.17 ERA, striking out 16 and walking a pair in 9 and two-thirds innings of work.
"Fireworks" is what one thinks of during celebrations, such as at the Fourth of July.
However, in this area, Fireworks means an ultra-modern way of fighting fires or handling other emergencies inside buildings.
The idea was laid out briefly during the recent annual State of the Schools program at a luncheon meeting of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce at Woodcrest Retirement Community.