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February 19th

Resident of Berne faces meth charges

February 19, 2013

    According to information released today, Tye L. Elder, 22, Interlaken Drive, Berne, was arrested by the Berne Police Department last Thursday on three methamphetamine-related charges:
    Possession of meth, the manufacture of meth, and maintaining a common nuisance.
    Elder is being held without bond at the county jail.
    

Colts’ Josh Bleill to bring inspiring message to city

February 19, 2013

    Marine Corporal Josh Bleill and current Colts quarterback Chandler Harnish will each share their inspiring life stories in the Bellmont High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, a free event sponsored by the Men’s Community Fellowship of Adams County.
     Proceeds from free-will donations going to Wounded Warriors, an announcement said.

L. M. Poyser

February 19, 2013

    L. M. “Bud” Poyser Jr., 67, of New Haven, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
    Among survivors are his wife of over 45 years, Barbara (Werling) Poyser; sons, Mark (Shanon) Poyser and Rick (Liz) Poyser, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Riley, Madison, Ethan, and Brianna; mother, Josephine Halter of Fort Wayne; and siblings, Jerry (Patty) Poyser of Angola and Sharron (Jim) Spangle of Fort Wayne.

Porter’s racing crew wins again at Qatar

February 19, 2013

    DOHA, QATAR—It was a case of déjà vu in slightly easier circumstances for Jimmy Shane and his 5 Graham Trucking team, who raced to victory in the 2013 Oryx Cup UIM World Championship final in Doha Bay on Tuesday afternoon.
    Graham Trucking, owned by Decatur native Ted Porter, has won four of the last five Qatar race championships.

February 18th

Peggy Ann Newsome

February 18, 2013

    Peggy Ann Newsome, 58, of Dunkirk, Ind., passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, in the company of family members at her residence.
    Peggy was born in Decatur on March 7, 1954, to Mary  E. (Brewster) Robinson, of Geneva, and the late Eugene E.  Robinson.

Amos B. Schwartz

February 18, 2013

    Amos B. Schwartz, 81, of Geneva, died Sunday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Dorothea Thieme

February 18, 2013

    Dorothea Thieme, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 8:32 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    Dorothea was born on Friday, September 27, 1918, in Allen County, to the late Carl and Mary (Heine) Boese.
    She married Herman F. Thieme at Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest; he passed away in June of 1989.
    Dorothea was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Decatur.

Estella L. Vorhees

February 18, 2013

    Estella L. "Bonnie" Vorhees, 76, of rural Silver Springs, Fla., died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at her residence.
    She was born on August 3, 1936, in Bryant, Ind., to the late Lyle and Dorothy Vorhees.
    Among survivors are a brother and sister.
    Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Booher; and brother, E. Harold Vorhees.
    There will be no viewing or services.

‘Godfather’ of BHS wrestling enters hall

February 18, 2013

     The late John Friedt graduated from Bellmont High School in 1973, his prep wrestling career over.
    "He could have quit in '73, but John never left the wrestling room," said John's teammate, friend, and coaching buddy, Dave Schirack.
    "No doubt, John was that one person you think of when you look at our program. We all contributed a little bit, but John Friedt was the Godfather of Bellmont wrestling."

AC board sets up email account

February 18, 2013

    The Adams Central Board of Education (ACBOE) is seeking a candidate for superintendent of schools, and is asking for input from staff, students, and the community regarding expectations for the new superintendent, according to a news release.
    To make the process easier the school has established an email for people to make their wishes or concerns for the new superintendent known to the board. The emails will go directly to the board and be shared with all members, the news release said.

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