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December 30th

John B. Lange, Jr.

December 30, 2014

    John B. Lange, Jr., 82, Huntsville, Ohio, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Logan Acres Care Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
    John was born in Decatur April 3, 1932 to the late John B. “Ben” Lange, Sr. and Anna Mary “Mayme” Braun Lange. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Harold, and two grandsons, Rodney Tinsley, Jr., and Jasen Lange.
    On Dec. 26, 1953, he married the former Erma Jane Meyers at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point, Ohio and she survives.

Esther Pearl Mitch

December 30, 2014

Joseph Homero Serna

December 30, 2014

    Joe Serna, 58, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in his home in Groveland, Calif. He was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas March 9, 1956, to Dionisio and Felicitas Serna.

Weight limits lowered on two county bridges

December 30, 2014

    Two bridges in Adams County have had their weight limits reduced below the 16-ton threshold following action by the Adams County Commissioners Monday.

All aboard

December 30, 2014

    Decatur Fire Department firefighter Mitch Baumann boosts little Gracie Patterson, 2, Berne, into the driver’s seat  during the annual department’s annual Open House event held Monday.

Hoagland area home a total loss following fire

December 30, 2014

    The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 1:44 p.m. Monday to assist the Hoagland Volunteer Fire Department on a house fire at a home listed to Florence Hoffman, 12815 Barkley Road, Hoagland.

December 29th

Homer Junior Arnold

December 29, 2014

    Homer Junior Arnold, 83, Berne, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Swiss Village. He was born in Kirkland Township in Adams County Aug. 25, 1931, to the late Homer W. and Lulu (Byerly) Arnold. On April 6, 1952 he married his wife of 62 years, Edith M. (Steury) Arnold; she survives in Berne.

JoAnne Prowant

December 29, 2014

    JoAnne Prowant, 87, Dupont, Ohio, died peacefully at her daughter's home in Decatur at 8:48 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
    Born and raised in Dupont, the daughter of Warren and Aura Myers, she was lifelong resident of Dupont.

Longest war in US history ending, says president

December 29, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.
Obama is welcoming the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan. The war came to a formal end Sunday with a ceremony in Kabul.
Obama says in a statement that the effort has devastated al-Qaida’s core leadership, brought justice to Osama bin Laden and disrupted terrorist plots. He says U.S. troops and diplomats have helped Afghans reclaim their communities and move toward democracy.

Great fun

December 29, 2014

    Jyalin Reed, 6, had her hands full with a heavy ball, but that didn’t seem to take away from her enjoyment during a family outing at Villa Lanes Saturday as part of the Decatur Parks and Rec Christmas break activities.


    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...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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