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Archive - Dec 2013

December 30th

Sandra J. Allisbaugh

December 30, 2013

    Sandra J. (Blume) Allisbaugh, 53, Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital.
    She was born Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1960, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Edward A. Blume and the late Patricia A. (Byrd) Agler. 
    Sandra served her country in the United States Army.
    She attended Broadway Christian Church in Fort Wayne where she was an active volunteer. She also attended Jubilee Ministries through LOVE, Inc. in Decatur.

Josephine E. Baker

December 30, 2013

    Josephine E. Baker, 94, Berne, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Chalet Village in Berne.
    Arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

Corie I. Galloway

December 30, 2013

    Corie Ida Galloway, 63, Geneva, died at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her residence.
    She was born Saturday, Sept. 9, 1950, in Maryland, the daughter of the late Frank and Almetta May Smith, Sr. She married James R. Galloway Sept. 25, 1973, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; he survives. 

Dale E. Harshman

December 30, 2013

    Dale E. Harshman, 59, Decatur, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Dale was born Aug. 1, 1954, in Bluffton, the son of the late Daniel E. and Anna V. Siemik. He married Kathleen M. Snyder Oct. 21, 1983; she survives.
    Dale was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was a heavy equipment operator with Local Union 103. He was a hard working and dedicated husband and father. He loved spending time with his grandkids and was an aviation enthusiast and fisherman.

Vivian F. Sprunger

December 30, 2013

    Vivian F. Sprunger, 90, Berne, died Monday, Dec. 30, at Swiss village.
    Arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

AP poll: Obamacare year’s top story

December 30, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

New probation officer joins local staff

December 30, 2013

    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Chad E. Kukelhan, Superior Court Judge Patrick Miller and Chief Probation Officer Rhonda McIntosh on Friday welcomed Jack Odle as the county’s new juvenile probation officer, filling the vacancy left by Jean Franze, who resigned in November.

Economic forecast talk planned

December 30, 2013

The Decatur Chamber of Commerce and First Merchants Bank will host an economic forecast breakfast at Adams Memorial Hospital on Jan. 7.

Braves fend off AC comeback for big county win, 58-54

December 30, 2013

    MONROE— Apparently, football is not the only sport where inches matter.
Alex Byerly sank a game-tying three-pointer with six seconds to play against visiting Bellmont on Saturday night but had a small part of his heel on the sideline in the process and the shot did not count.
    The result was a Braves victory that seemed a lot closer than it could have been at the Hangar in Monroe, 58-54.

December 27th

Gunsett, Baumgartner go deep in Al Smith Classic

December 28, 2013

    MISHAWAKA — "It was by far my most favorite match that I've ever my life," stated Bellmont senior 220-pounder Fletcher Shaneyfelt after he outhustled and outsmarted his South Bend Riley foe, Tremayne Perryman, 11-8 in the final Bellmont match of the day, earning him at least an eighth place in the 32-team Al Smith lnvitational.

Norwell softball sectional championship:       Norwell 10, Adams...
    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...


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