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February 21st, 2011

Four BHS swimmers going to State

February 21, 2011

        PORTLAND—Muncie Central swept eight of the 12 events in the finals of the IHSAA boys swimming sectional Saturday at Jay County High School to easily outdistance second place Bellmont by a 335-232 count.
    Delta and South Adams followed in the team score with 193 and 155 followed by Bluffton 128, Norwell 96, Jay County 93, Muncie Southside 52, Adams Central 49, and Blackford 37.

Meyer loses in triple OT

February 21, 2011

By JIM HOPKINS
       PORTLAND—Muncie Central swept eight of the 12 events in the finals of the IHSAA boys swimming sectional Saturday at Jay County High School to easily outdistance second place Bellmont by a 335-232 count.
    Delta and South Adams followed in the team score with 193 and 155 followed by Bluffton 128, Norwell 96, Jay County 93, Muncie Southside 52, Adams Central 49, and Blackford 37.

Donald E. Kipfer

February 21, 2011

    Donald E. Kipfer, 84, of Bluffton, died at 3:55 p.m. Friday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    He was born on August 10, 1926, in Adams County to David and Fannie Reinhart Kipfer.
    He married Norma Jean Lautenschleger in Decatur on March 25, 1950; she survives.
    He was a group leader at Franklin Electric Corp. in Bluffton for 30 years, until retiring in 1988. He also worked for Steve's Landscaping for 10 years.

Grace D. Kammeyer

February 21, 2011

    Grace Doreen Kammeyer was born on January 19, 1939 in Decatur, Indiana, the first child of Dorothy and Norval Fuhrman.
    She grew up in Decatur on her parents’ farm, with her brothers, John and Roy Fuhrman.
    After graduating from Decatur High School, she attended Parkview School of Nursing in Fort Wayne and graduated as a registered nurse.

Donald E. Kipfer

February 21, 2011

    Donald E. Kipfer, 84, of Bluffton, died at 3:55 p.m. Friday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    He was born on August 10, 1926, in Adams County to David and Fannie Reinhart Kipfer.
    He married Norma Jean Lautenschleger in Decatur on March 25, 1950; she survives.
    He was a group leader at Franklin Electric Corp. in Bluffton for 30 years, until retiring in 1988. He also worked for Steve's Landscaping for 10 years.

Robert Junk

February 21, 2011

Robert Junk died on January 26 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Maryland.
    Mr. Robert Junk was born on September 2, 1920, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the last surviving of the 14 children of John and Ellen (Kintz) Junk.
    He was a member of Precious Blood Parish and a 1939 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne.

February 20th

Jets draw Luers; Braves to host Maconaquah

February 21, 2011

    Somewhere in Bluffton today, Tiger basketball coach Kevin Leising has to be smiling.
    The results of the 101st IHSAA state boys basketball tournament were released Sunday evening and Leising's crew drew away from class 2A power Bishop Luers by picking up South Adams in the opening game of the South Adams sectional on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

February 18th

Hop's Heresy: John Friedt’s fingerprints all over Bellmont wrestling

February 18, 2011

    "There have been five different Head Coaches at Bellmont, but none of us have made a bigger impact on Bellmont Wrestling than John Friedt," noted current Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on a statement he issued on Indianamat.com Thursday.

50-year wrestling trek leads Decatur’s Kalver to Hall of Fame

February 18, 2011

    A.J. Kalver, one of the key early figures in the growth of the Bellmont wrestling tradition and a man who has been involved in the sport for 50 years, will get his due Sunday at Greenwood when he will be inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
    Kalver, who coached 15 years at Bishop Luers and turned that program from mat zero to the dominant team in Fort Wayne, has also been involved in broadcasting wrestling for 30 years and served 10 years as a wrestling official.

Gill seeks Berne mayor post

February 18, 2011

    Retired businessman Ray Gill on Thursday filed the necessary paperwork with the Adams County Clerk of Courts office to become the Democrat Party's candidate for the position of mayor of Berne.
    His candidacy sets up a general election race against Republican Bill McKean, who filed his paperwork earlier this month. Incumbent Mayor John Minch, a Democrat, will not seek re-election.

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