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Shirley M. Augsburger

April 28, 2014

    Shirley M. Augsburger, 85, Berne, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne.
    Surviving are three daughters, Sue (David) Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sally (Roland) DeRenzo of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Pam (Lonnie) Evans of Alpharetta, Ga.; five grandchilden, Micah (Shante) Collins, Chris DeRenzo, Michelle (Jeremy) Soronen, Alex Evans and Hannah Evans; four great-grandchildren, Elijah, Gideon, Ezekiel and Judah Collins; and two sisters, Helen Augsburger of Berne and JoAn Burmeister of Chokio, Minn.

Irene L. Birch

April 28, 2014

    Irene L. Birch, 89, Decatur, died Saturday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Geraldine A. Gribler

April 28, 2014

    Geraldine A. "Gerry" Gribler, 90, Ohio City, Ohio, died at 10:23 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert, Ohio.
    She was born June 25, 1923, in Monroe, to the late Samuel E. and Laura G. (Roebuck) Haggard.
    Gerry married Raymond Lee Gribler May 5, 1944; he passed away July 20, 2002.

Amos R. Schwartz

April 28, 2014

 Amos R. Schwartz 80, Monroe, passed away at his residence at 5:45 a.m. Sunday April 27, 2014.
 He was born March 13, 1934, in Monroe, to the late John J. Jr. and Rosina J. (Schwartz) Schwartz.
 Amos married Maryann G. Schwartz Feb. 9, 1956; she survives.
 He was a member of the Old Order Amish. He was a retired farmer.

RoseAnn A.M. Schwartz

April 28, 2014

    RoseAnn A.M. Schwartz, 4, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.     She was born Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Geneva, to Atlee J. and MaryAnn E. Schwartz. 
    She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
    Surviving are four brothers at home, Atlee, Jonathon, Jacob, Simon; a sister, Laura; grandparents, Jacob A. and MaryAnn W. Schwartz and Ernest L. and MaryAnn E Girod, all of Monroe.

Marie Thornburg

April 28, 2014

    Marie (Yoder) Thornburg, 88, Decatur, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Marie was born April 11, 1926, in Decatur, to the late Ross and Almira (Brown) LaTurner.
    Marie formerly attended Berne Evangelical Mennonite Church.  She was member of the VFW and American Legion ladies Auxiliary in Avon Park, Fla. Marie worked at the old Pioneer restaurant in Decatur and retired from the Sandwich Depot Restaurant in Avon Park.

Charlotte L. Weimer

April 28, 2014

    Charlotte L. Weimer, 86, Berne, died Sunday April 27, 2014, at Chalet Village in Berne.
    Funeral arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Two seek clerk of courts seat

April 28, 2014

    With incumbent Gayla Reinhart barred by term limits from seeking re-election this year, two Republican candidates have tossed their hats in the ring and will seek the GOP nomination for Adams County Clerk of Courts. Veteran businessman Ed Dyer and longtime deputy county recorder Jim Voglewede Jr. will square off in the May 6 primary election. Both candidates were issued an identical set of questions as part of the Daily Democrat’s pre-election coverage.

Berne cracking down on dogs running loose

April 28, 2014

    Berne Mayor Bill McKean announced the city has received numerous calls regarding dogs being allowed to run off-leash outside the owner’s property, or dogs not being safely and securely confined in outside enclosures.
    “Every person and family member has a right to feel safe when in their yards and on city streets and sidewalks,” McKean said in a news release. “Therefore, I am instructing our animal control officer and Berne law enforcement to strictly enforce the city Animal Control Ordinance.”

U.S. graduation rate reaches 80 percent

April 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
    Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020.
    Their report, based on Education Department statistics from 2012, was being presented Monday at the Building a GradNation Summit.

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