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Mildred H. Reber

October 5, 2012

Mildred H. Reber
    Mildred H. Reber, 86 of Decatur, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 5, 2012.
    She was born in Adams County on June 22, 1926, to the late Robert and Fannie (Pence) Wemhoff.
    Mildred was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Marys. She was a formerly employee of the Adams County Park & Recreation Department.

Thomas L. Schell

October 5, 2012

     Thomas L. Schell, 66, of Decatur, died at Adams Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 4, 2012.
    Tom was born in Decatur on July 8, 1946, to the late James Schell and Harriet (Moser) Schell Williamson.
    On August 27, 1966 he married Barbara K. Reed.
    Tom was a member of St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 864. He retired from McIntosh in Berne with 25 years of service, and from the City of Decatur with 20 years of service.

USF group seeks Haitian orphanage

October 5, 2012

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage in northern Haiti is too crowded to serve more Haitian orphans, and University of Saint Francis (USF) students hope to raise $50,000 this fall so a new facility can be built by February, 2013.
    USF students connected with Father Andre Sylvestre, founder of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, two years ago. The USF students had been supplying funds and supplies to a variety of sources in Haiti ever since biology major Cortney Shepard returned from a mission trip and founded Formula for Life in 2007.

Harlow Ray Fletcher

October 5, 2012

    Harlow Ray Fletcher, 73, of Berne, peacefully passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012, at his home while surrounded by his family.
    He was born on September 12, 1939, in New London, Wis., to Ray and Eilene Fox Fletcher.
    Harlow married Carolyn Shoemaker on June 3, 1963.

SA elementary principal quits

October 5, 2012

    South Adams Elementary Principal Brian Strauss submitted his resignation, effective immediately, on Wednesday.
    "Mr. Strauss informed me that he is under investigation in relation to his previous employment in another county," Superintendent Scott Litwiller said in a statement. "The investigation does not involve his work for or presence in South Adams Schools."
    South Adams policy allows the superintendent to accept the resignation on behalf of the school board.    

Kathleen M. Henkel

October 5, 2012

    Kathleen M. Henkel, 81, of Berne, passed away October 3, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    She was born to the late Ralph and Marie (Niswander) Gerig on May 2, 1931.
    Kathleen married Walter "Wally" Henkel on August 16, 1952.
    She graduated from Auburn High School and from St. Francis College in 1971. She attended Fort Wayne Bible College and Oberlin College, and taught elementary music in the Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Cleanup campaign in Monroe gains support

October 5, 2012

    Several Monroe residents attended Thursday night's town council meeting to show their support for the proposed new ordinance that will allow town officials to send citations to residents who do not keep their property properly maintained.
    Council President Al Lehman said there has been some improvement in property maintenance since talk of a new ordinance began to circulate. However, Lehman pointed out there are still residents refusing to mow their lawns or clean up trash and junk that has accumulated on their property.

Mildred W. Reber

October 5, 2012

    Mildred W. Reber, 86, of Decatur, died on Friday at Woodcrest.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Thomas L. Schell

October 5, 2012

    Thomas L. Schell, 66, of Decatur, died on Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
 

Bellmont crushes Col. City in three

October 5, 2012

    With the exception of a few spots of sloppy play in the second game, the Bellmont volleyball team sparkled Thursday night in posting a three-game sweep of NHC foe Columbia City at the Teepee.

    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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