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June 15th

Charles H. Schlemmer

June 15, 2011

    Charles Herman Schlemmer, 75, formerly of rural Ohio City, Ohio, died at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center at Bryan, Ohio.
    He was born on November 17, 1935, in Adams County to Rudolph and Irene Kohlmeier Schlemmer.
    He retired from International Harvester at Fort Wayne after 30 years of service in production and was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Schumm) in rural Willshire, Ohio.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

June 14th

Mark E. Schumm

June 14, 2011

    Mark E. Schumm, 55, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 5:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at his residence.
    He was born on May 17, 1956, in Decatur to Fredrick L. and Rosemary I. Fisher Schumm, who are deceased.
    He was formerly employed by Adams County Gravel and also worked at the Rockford Stone Quarry in Ohio.
    He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (Schumm) in Ohio and was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Sharon Thornton

June 14, 2011

    Sharon Thornton, 63, of Decatur, died today in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Monroe Grain stings Lifers 8-7

June 14, 2011

    A three-run sixth helped Monroe Grain to an 8-7 win over the Farm Bureau Lifers Monday in a key Monroe Little League game. That game, plus the 14-2 win by Peterson Grain over Bank of Geneva, put the Lifers and Peterson tied at 9-3 on the season, tops in the league.
    Monroe Grain improved to 7-5 win the win. Kyle Brown tripled while Ian Wellmann and Brown both doubled. Wellman had two hits.
    Dylan Miller and Drew Schultz both doubled with 2 hits for Lifers. Anthony Mosser offered 2 hits.

Benefit set for girl, 6

June 14, 2011

    Editors note: The following was written by Ebony Ann Fawcett's mother, Beth Ann Fawcett. A children's carnival and silent auction will be held for Ebony Ann from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 502 W. Monroe St. in Decatur. The benefit will feature games, prizes, a raffle, a bake sale, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. The event is open to the public.

Minch proposes $600 pay hike for Berne workers

June 14, 2011

    Full-time municipal employees in Berne would receive a $600 across-the-board pay increase in 2012, pending city council's approval, according to a proposal announced Monday evening by Mayor John Minch. The pay raise equals approximately 1.55 percent for each employee.

June 13th

Mat triple crown is something Baumgartner expects to win

June 13, 2011

    Bryce Baumgartner, who is not a stranger to national championships, didn't have it as a goal to win the triple crown of Indiana wrestling this past spring.
    "Because I do it every year," said the 12-year-old soon to be seventh grader at Bellmont Middle School.
    Well, he has done just that — win Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman titles — in each of the past three seasons. He did it this year as a 120-pound Novice.

‘Mission accomplished’ as Caden Friedt honors his uncle

June 13, 2011

(Caden Friedt was one of two Decatur Wrestling Club grapplers to win the state mat triple crown, state titles in Folkstyle, Greco-Roman, and Freestyle.)

    Most nine-year-old boys worry about video games and when the next trip to McDonald's is slated.
    Caden Friedt, the nephew of the late John Friedt, took on more somber thoughts this spring with the passing of his uncle, who had been a dedicated wrestling coach for Bellmont and Decatur for almost four decades.

E. Jean Rumschlag

June 13, 2011

    E. Jean Rumschlag, 86, of Decatur, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Animals display for 175th

June 13, 2011

    Mounted animals, birds, and fish, plus animal pelts, will be part of the pageantry as the City of Decatur celebrates its 175th anniversary on August 18-28.
    The free display of mounted creatures will be held in Riverside Center on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with setup time the day before, from 3-6 p.m.
    Local taxidermist Dick Beard will show off an elk he mounted that stands nine feet tall (counting its antlers), plus an antelope, a bobcat, a mule deer, and a white-tailed deer.

    Tonight the Adams Central Jets host Eastside at the Landing Strip in Monroe. The...
    The annual Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5k commenced once again on Sunday with...
    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...

 

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