October 18th, 2010
Bellmont held off a solid Wapahani squad, winning 25-23 in the first game, then taking the next two, 25-17, 25-20, to complete a 29-4 regular season.
The Squaws also downed Wes-Del in three (23, 17, 20) in the earlier match Saturday. Adams Central fell to both Wes-Del and Wapahani in the other two matches at the Bellmont Quad.
"Wes-Del was undersized, but definitely did a nice job against us," stated BHS coach Craig Krull.
Carolyn J. Brock, 76, of Decatur, died Friday at home.
She was born to Theodore A. and Agnes I. Gaskill Waltmire.
Among survivors are three sons, Roger L. Everett of Bluffton, Ronald A. Everett of Berne, and Robert E. Everett of Decatur; one brother, Russell E. Waltmire of Decatur; and three sisters, including Connie Goedde of Convoy, Ohio.
Funeral services were held today, with burial in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, rural Decatur.
Rodney K. Lantz, 65, of Fort Wayne, a former Berne resident, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Adams County on February 11, 1945, to Earl and Pauline Archbold Lantz, who are deceased.
Among survivors are his wife, Jeanie, and two sisters, Mona Windmiller of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Dale (Carol) Hirschy of Gilford, New Hampshire.
Rick D. Voreis, 49, Decatur, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
By Christmas, the northern expansion of Adams Central School at Monroe is planned to be finished and ready for use, so the rest of a $10 million construction and remodeling project can be completed by the fall of 2011.
The north end enlargement will include offices for the high school and middle school, a few classrooms, restrooms, and a hallway.
A Settlers Monument paying homage to Anabaptist immigrants from Switzerland who settled in Berne in 1852 was unveiled Sunday during dedication ceremonies at the Muensterberg Plaza and clock tower site.
The six-foot-tall limestone carving — perched on a 12-foot base — depicts a man with his hands outstretched and a woman holding a baby. They are dressed in attire which would have been common in the 1850s.
Bellmont's volleyball team enjoyed Senior Night festivities Thursday and, by the way, the Squaws downed Jay County in three games, 25-15, 25-8, and 25-14.
"That's something I started when I first started coaching here, to start the seniors and let them play in the first game. Considering what they've gone through, they deserve to play," stated head coach Criag Krull. It worked out Thursday that all six BHS seniors played that first game together.
When South Adams lines up at the Marion Boys Cross Country Regional Saturday, they'll be led by senior Eric Isch.
A year ago, Isch wasn't on the team. Two years ago, Isch wasn't on this team, or any team.
"He was working on the farm and on getting his pilot's license. Guess he got bored with that," stated South Adams coach Clint Anderson.
Classmates, know Isch's potential, talked him into running track last spring, his first endeavor as a prep athlete.
Russell T. Stanley, 82 of rural Ossian, died on October 13, 2010 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
He was born on October 27, 1927, in Decatur to Ralph and Elsie (Schaefer) Stanley.
Russell was a supervisor for Parker Hannifin.
He is survived by three daughters, Joyce A. Stanley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Anna Marie (Bob) Braeking of Santa Fe, Texas; and Cathy L. (Don) Crawford of Ossian; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
(Editor's Note: The Daily Democrat will provide additional coverage of the candidate forum in upcoming editions.)
Fifteen men and one woman who are candidates for state, county, and township offices in the November 2 election in Adams County addressed the public Thursday night in a forum held at Riverside Center.
Some 40 to 50 people attended the forum provided by the Decatur Rotary Club, Adams Memorial Hospital, and First Bank of Berne.