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Archive - Jan 27, 2014

Peggy Bowman

January 27, 2014

Peggy Bowman, 69, formerly of Geneva, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home.

Dale R. Bruns

January 27, 2014

    Dale R. Bruns, 34, St. Henry, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, near Montezuma, Ohio.
    He was born Feb. 19, 1979, in Coldwater, Ohio, to Jeff and Mary Jo (Buening) Bruns; they survive in St. Henry.
    He married Meghann (Kunk) April 29, 2000; she survives.

Frances L. Schwartz

January 27, 2014

    Frances L. Schwartz, 79, Berne, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her home surrounded by family.
    She was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Adams County to the late Albert J. Coblentz and Frances Eicher. She married the late Joe H. Schwartz April 4, 1955.
    Frances was a homemaker and a member of the First Missionary Church. A favorite past time of hers was connecting on Facebook with family and many friends. She enjoyed reading her Bible and cherished her family, grand and great-grandchildren.

Rev. Harry R. Reiners

January 27, 2014

    Rev. Harry R. Reiners, 91, Berne, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Swiss Village, where he was a resident.
    He was born in St. Paul, Minn., June 18, 1922, to Raymond and Audrey (Jauss) Reiners in St. Paul, Minn. He married the late Elizabeth "Beth" Oesau June 1, 1949.

Michael P. Rapp

January 27, 2014

    Michael P. Rapp 61, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Springfield, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1952, to the late Clarence and Phyllis (Pollock) Rapp. He married Carla J. Smitley Aug. 17, 1978; she survives.
    Mike attended Grace Fellowship Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 43. Mike was employed at E.P.C. in Geneva. He served his country in the United States Army.

Sister Irene Lengerich, CSA

January 27, 2014

    Sister Irene Lengerich, CSA, formerly, Sister Mary Theodore, died peacefully Jan. 24, 2014, at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac, Wis.
    Irene was born June 30, 1917, in Decatur, to the late Theodore and Josephine Bentz Lengerich. Irene had three brothers and seven sisters, two of whom were also Sisters of St. Agnes.

Dwight L. Hirschy

January 27, 2014

    Dwight L. Hirschy, 76, Decatur, passed away Jan. 25, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born July 28, 1937, to the late Amos and Rosalene (Marsh) Hirschy. He married Doris Coon Aug. 1, 1959; she survives.

Eileen R. Stauffer

January 27, 2014

    Eileen R. Stauffer, 91, Berne, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Dyer announces run for clerk’s seat

January 27, 2014

Decatur businessman Ed Dyer has filed the necessary paperwork and will seek the Republican nomination for the position of Adams County Clerk of Courts in the May primary election.
Incumbent clerk Gayla Reinhart is barred by term limits from seeking a third consecutive term.


January 27, 2014

Five inches of fresh weekend snow, blowing winds and bone chilling temperatures are once again wreaking havoc on the Adams County area.
    The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for most of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio effective until 1 p.m. this afternoon. Strong winds gusting to around 35 mph Sunday caused considerable blowing and drifting snow, according to the NWS. Winds gradually diminished throughout the day, however secondary roads may still be impassable.

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