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Arrest made in Rockford murder

January 2, 2013

    An arrest has been made in the November 8, 2012, murder of Melinda Shinn, 26, Rockford, Ohio, about 25 miles southeast of Decatur, according to the Celina Daily Standard.
    Daniel C. Martin, 40, was arrested in Fort Wayne where he has family. Police have also recovered Martin's Ford Explorer. No further information was immediately available.

Leah M. Schwartz

January 2, 2013

    Leah M. Schwartz, 73, of Bryant, died on Monday at her residence.
    Among survivors are her husband, Dan H. Schwartz; three sons, Dan D.L. (Mary) Schwartz, Henry D.L. (Barbara Ann) Schwartz, and Chris D.L. (Barbara) Schwartz; and four daughters, Katie D.L. (Mervin) Cambright, Mary D.L. (John) Graber, Emma D.L. (Amos) Graber, Leah D.L. (Reuben) Hilty, and Barbara D.L. (John) Hilty.

Pollyanna M. Neuenschwander

January 2, 2013

    Pollyanna M. Neuenschwander, 96, of Berne, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    She was born in Adams County on August 21, 1916, to the late Peter B. and Elizabeth (Welty) Lehman.
    On November 11, 1939, she married Orval Neuenschwander; he passed away in June 2007.

Military death top story...again

January 2, 2013

    For the second time in three years the military death of a young county resident was voted as the Daily Democrat's top news story of the year.
    Nick Taylor of Berne was killed July 16 in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Indiana National Guard.
    Spc. Sergio Eduardo Perez of Crown Point, also died in the attack that included rocket-propelled grenade fire and small arms fire in the Kandahar Province during a mounted route clearance patrol.

D’Arcy fights cancer again

January 2, 2013

     FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese says its retired bishop has been diagnosed with cancer for a second time.
    The diocese says 80-year-old Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy (DAHR’-see) was diagnosed after he came down with nausea and a severe headache while in Boston for the holidays visiting family and friends.

Demolition voted No. 2 story

January 2, 2013

    It stood there tall and somewhat overpowering at one of the main downtown intersections. In its heyday, when the downtown was vibrant, full of retail shops and shoppers, the corner building at Second and Monroe streets was alive with hustle and bustle.
    Holthouse Drug Co. was the place where one could purchase a greeting card, writing materials, "notions" and just about anything imaginable. And, of course, you could get your prescriptions filled with a smile from people like Louie Jacobs and Bob Holthouse and Dan Freeby.

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