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Archive - Nov 20, 2012

Special day is declared -- McCormick child who died here sparked state law

November 20, 2012

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz has proclaimed Friday, November 30, as Cora Mae McCormick Day.
    Cora McCormick was a Decatur resident, born November 30, 2009 to Ben and Kristine (Brite) McCormick. She died unexpectedly five days later when she suddenly stopped breathing in her mother’s arms. It was later determined Cora died from an undetected congenital heart defect.

Decatur, Berne city offices slate closings

November 20, 2012

    Decatur City Hall will be closed Thursday through Monday for Thanksgiving.
    There will be no collection of garbage on Thursday, but both the Thursday and regular Friday routes will be run Friday.
    There will be no leaf pickup Thursday. Officials said Friday, November 30, will be the final day for leaf collection here.
    The city's compost site is always open.
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BHS to present musical on Erekson stage

November 20, 2012

    Bellmont High School will be presenting Elton John's and Tim Rice’s Aida (school edition) on December 1 and 2.
       Aida is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier, a news release said.

Sandra J. Strickler

November 20, 2012

    Sandra J. Strickler, 77, of Willshire, Ohio, died Monday morning in the Convoy Caren Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

Paul D. Switzer

November 20, 2012

    Paul D. Switzer, 87, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Hearth & Home Assisted Living, in Van Wert.
    He was born in Ohio City, Ohio, on Thursday, May 28, 1925, to the late Dean and Esther (Putman) Switzer.
    On July 31, 1953, he married Ella Franz in St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling, rural Decatur; she survives in VanWert.

Orpha M. Young

November 20, 2012

    Orpha M. Young, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 8:35 p.m. on November 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. 
    She was born in Wells County on April 3, 1921.
    Orpha married Marion Oliver Young on March 24, 1942; he passed away on November 27, 1977.
    Among survivors are her son, Paul Eugene Young; son, Howard DeWayne Young; daughter, Amy (Dennis) Alberding; sister, Pauline Shaffer, all of Decatur; and two grandchildren.

    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...
    Concordia Lutheran backed up their number one ranking in class 3A on Tuesday...
   Tonight's volleyball contest at the Teepee invites the Concordia Cadets,...

 

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