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Archive - Nov 15, 2011

Lois J. Lehman

November 15, 2011

    Lois J. Lehman, 87, of Berne, died on Monday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Ella Jane Schauss

November 15, 2011

    Ella Jane Schauss, age 86, passed away at 10:33 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011, at Estelle's House of Marion County Hospice in Ocala, Florida.
    She had moved to Ocala in June of 2004 after having lived in Decatur.
    She loved her family. She also enjoyed reading, watching sports, spending hours at the beach, and watching and identifying birds and butterflies in her Florida garden.

Dennis Sroufe

November 15, 2011

    Dennis Sroufe, 51, of Geneva, died on Friday, November 11, 2011.
    He was born on December 28, 1959, to Bud and Penelope Sroufe.
    He is survived by his wife, Brenda Seler Sroufe; three brothers, Jim, Allen and John Sroufe; and a stepson, Nicholas.
    The funeral service will be on Thursday at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne. Pastor Wayne Guilliam will officiate.

Bluffton fire delays White sentencing

November 15, 2011

    A major fire in downtown Bluffton on Monday delayed the sentencing of Tyler White, convicted last month by a Wells Circuit Court jury of killing his estranged wife, Amy, a former South Adams High School student, athlete and coach.
    It was not clear today when the sentencing will be completed.
    According to reports, the proceedings were only about halfway finished when the courthouse was evacuated due to the nearby fire.

Local waste board stays proactive

November 15, 2011

    Solid waste officials in Adams County are taking a proactive approach to potential changes in state laws and guidelines governing trash collection and disposal, trying to head off what they believe to be unnecessary and cumbersome regulations before they become law.

1.34 rain falls here during storm

November 15, 2011

    A powerful thunderstorm which ripped through Decatur shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday dropped 1.34 inches of rain on the city.
    Weather station officials reported this morning the rainfall boosted the St. Marys River almost nine feet, from 3.5 feet at 7 a.m. on Monday to 12.3 feet at the same time today.
    Some broken poles and minor damages were reported in the area.

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