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January 22nd

Old term applies here: c-c-c-old!

January 22, 2013

    Jumper cables were a key piece of equipment today in Decatur and Adams County as the coldest temperatures of the season settled in.
    The Decatur weather station recorded a low of 4 above this morning, but continued brisk winds made it feel much colder, with wind-chill readings dropping to as much as 16 below.

John A. Burgin

January 22, 2013

    John A. Burgin, 59, of Decatur, died at his residence on January 20, 2013.
    He was born in Decatur on November 27, 1953, to James P. and Patty (Whitehead) Burgin.
    John was a cook for Casa D’Angelo in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are his four sons, Dan (Sarah) Burgin, Sam (Shanna) Burgin, Tim (Carrie) Burgin, all of Decatur, and Matt (Samantha) Burgin of Pleasant Mills; two brothers, Mike Burgin of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jim Burgin of Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren.

Nikki C. Daniels

January 22, 2013

    Nikki C. Daniels, 50, of Monroe, died Monday at Chalet Village in Berne.
    Among survivors are her mother, Donna M. Brock of Monroe, and two daughters, Holly N. Daniels and Heather M. Daniels, both of Decatur.
    Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, also at the funeral home.
    Burial will follow in Ray Cemetery in Monroe.

Thieme wins...and so do Relay, SPI

January 22, 2013

    Janine Thieme of Decatur recently was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, and the Adams County Relay for Life as well as St. Peter-Immanuel School (SPI) will benefit.
    Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Grow Communities was launched in 2010 and gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations, according to a news release.

Lucile C. Foor

January 22, 2013

    Lucile C. Foor, 99, of Decatur, died Monday.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

City native honored for coaching career

January 22, 2013

    (Editor’s Note: The following story was written by Heather Zadra for the Herald Times, which serves the Rio Blanco County area of Colorado. Paul Conrad is a native of Decatur and a graduate of Decatur High School. Colorado Northwestern was originally Rangely College and one of Conrad’s basketball players there was Charlie Cook of Decatur, a city councilman and member of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.)

January 21st

Jets seed 4 in top slots for Jay Co. sectionals

January 22, 2013

    The 2013 IHSAA sectional wrestling draw took place on Monday night and as expected, the favorites on paper are Adams Central ranked #1 in class A as well as winners of the first coaches' team state tournament and second straight ACAC title.
    Of the 14 weights represented at the individuals only sectional this season, the Jets boast the best odds of advancing according to rank with four number one seeds, while South Adams harbors three top seeds and the Braves hold one top spot.

Helen K. Bovine

January 21, 2013

    Helen K. Bovine, 73, Decatur, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Swiss Village Retirement Center.
    Helen was born in Decatur on May 30, 1939, to the late Herbert T. and Cladie E. (Ramsey) Irwin.
    She retired after 40 years with Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    Among survivors are her daughter, Theresa (Jerry) Kock of Decatur; three brothers; two sisters; two grandsons, Brandon J. and John W. Kock; and great-grandson, Alexander G. Hall.

John A. Burgin

January 21, 2013

    John A. Burgin, 59, Decatur, died January 20, 2013.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Maxine N. Gephart

January 21, 2013

    Maxine N. Gephart, 91, of Lagrange, formerly of Decatur, died January 19, 2013, at Miller Merry Manor in Lagrange.
    Maxine was born in Adams County on September 28, 1921, to the late William M. and Aletha Florence (Roop) Noll.
    On November 30, 1963, she married Glen E. Gephart; he survives in Howe.
    Maxine was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose.

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