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Archive - Jan 2011

January 26th

Eldon L. Caley

January 26, 2011

    Eldon L. Caley, 93, formerly of Markle, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2011, at Coventry Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
    He was a 1935 graduate of West Union High School and a farmer for 45 years in Wells and Huntington counties.
    He was Sunday School superintendent and teacher as well as a missionary chairman and an elder at Markle Church of Christ for over 30 years. He also was a former director of the Markle Cemetery Association.

Marie A. Hobrock

January 26, 2011

    Marie A. Hobrock, 89, of rural Decatur, died at 3:50 p.m. on January 19 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in New Bremen, Ohio, on April 8, 1921, to Henry and Anna Whilhelmina "Minnie" Klosterman.
    Following her graduation from the eighth grade and having turned 16, Marie moved to Fort Wayne and became a housekeeper for a family for many years. This was necessary because during The Great Depression, the oldest child in many families would have to help support the family by earning an income.

Leroy F. Walters

January 26, 2011

    Leroy F. Walters, 77, of Decatur, died today at  Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

January 25th

Decatur's business vitality illustrated

January 25, 2011

      Decatur's industrial diversity was shown today as this huge concrete I-beam made by Prestress Services filled the largest intersection in town as it was turned south onto US 27, heading for a bridge project somewhere. Prestress Services is one of the many different types of industries in Decatur,

Five top seeds for Braves, 4 for Stars

January 25, 2011

    Bellmont had five No. 1 seeds and South Adams four after the Jay County Sectional Wrestling Seeding meeting Monday night.
    Brooks Faurote at 140, John Mahlan at 160, Ryley Hankenson at 171, Travis Thatcher at 215 and unbeaten heavyweight Daniel Meyer are the top seeds for the Braves as they seek a 21st straight sectional crown Saturday at Jay County.
    Jacob Girod at 112, Bobby Keuneke at 119 and Ben Baker at 189 are the seconds seeds for the Braves.

Bellmont’s A.J. McCoy needs final ‘9’ to grab sectional pin crown

January 25, 2011

    On the final roll of the sectional championship roll-off, Bellmont's A.J. McCoy knocked down nine pins and it was just enough as he successfully defended his individual singles sectional crown by beating Huntington North's E.J. Tackett 204-203.
    It was a step-ladder playoff, so McCoy had to win three head-to-head matches after  a 629 (256, 193, 180) series to qualify fourth among the final four. It was held at the Bowling Center in Bluffton.

FSA post filled by Pinkerton

January 25, 2011

    Anya Pinkerton is the new executive director for the Adams County Farm Service Agency.
    She began her duties on January 18, replacing longtime director Jay H. Gould, who retired.
    Pinkerton is from Liberty, Indiana, south of Richmond, where she and her husband have a grain and beef cattle operation. 

McKean plans 2nd mayor bid

January 25, 2011

    After coming up a mere three votes short in the 2007 general election, longtime Berne city council representative and local businessman Bill McKean has once again announced his intention to run for mayor in that city.

Jo Ella Evans

January 25, 2011

    Jo Ella Evans, 76, of Bluffton, died at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011. 
She lived most of her life in Adams and Wells counties.  
    Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at the church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. 

Wilbur Kirchhofer

January 25, 2011

    Wilbur “Bill” Kirchhofer, 97, a resident of Berne, passed away at 6:04 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2011, in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Bill was born on December 21, 1913, in Adams County, the son of Amos and Emma (Huser) Kirchhofer.
    He married Laura Sprunger on March 21, 1937, she preceded him in death in 2008.
    Bill was a member of First Mennonite Church in Berne.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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