All Adams County schools are running on schedule this morning. However, neighboring Jay County Schools are operating on a 3 hour delay this morning, while Crestview Local, Parkway Local and Van Wert City schools are all running on a 2 hour delay.
Tonight the Squaws host Bishop Dwenger at the Teepee for a girls basketball contest. The varsity is slated to begin around 7:30 p.m. The time of the broadcast is subject to delays due to the new 7-minute JV quarter system so please be patient as we will begin the broadcast shortly after.
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Sister Ancilla Lengerich, CSA, (Teresa Mary Lengerich) died peacefully Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Teresa Mary was born in Decatur June 11, 1920, to Clement Lengerich and Catherine Gase Lengerich. She was one of five children, one boy and four girls. Two of her sisters also entered religious life, becoming Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, and one sister married; her brother was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.
James Karl Lough, 79, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Adams Woodcrest.
He was born on Sunday, Aug.11, 1935, in Decatur, to the late Frank and Katheryn Shell.
James was a member of the V.F.W. Post 6236 in Decatur. He was a mechanic for Paul Reidenbach for more than 40 years, and served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his sisters, Donna (Gary) Heckert and Maxine Brickley, both of Decatur.
William A. “Bill” Lykins, 66, Portland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
He had worked at General Electric in Decatur for 23 years.
Among survivors are his wife, Carol Lykins; two sons, Scott (Lisa) Lykins of Bryant and Chad (Briggett) Lykins of Portland; daughter, Amy (Jamie) Shaneyfelt of Portland; brother, David (Judy) Ferguson of Fort Wayne; sister, Roseanna Moore of Ridgeville; and 10 grandchildren.
Rev. John L. Pennell, 81, Willshire, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his residence. John was born in New Lexington, Ohio, April 21, 1933, to the late Howard L. and Virgie M. (Northup) Pennell. He married Janice S. Stanley Dec. 24, 1953; she preceded him in death on May 15, 2014.
John and Janice were members of Decatur Church of God. He was a minister with the Church of God, Anderson Affiliation for more than 35 years. John received his bachelor's degree from Anderson University. He was a member of the American Legion.
Freddie Perez, 50, Decatur, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his residence.
Among survivors are his daughter, Rita Perez of Waco, Texas; three brothers, Victor (Tammy) Perez of Decatur; Frank (Christina) Perez of Olathe, Kan.; Joverr Perez of Indiana; significant other, Charlotte Jones of Decatur; father, Victor Perez Sr. of Decatur; and four granddaughters.
Private family services only.
Decatur resident Kelly Ehinger, acting outside her capacity as director of the Adams Public Library System, appeared before the Adams County Commissioners during their regular Monday meeting and presented a petition asking them “to consider the proximity of Superior Court to the St. Joseph and Sonrise Daycare playgrounds ... to help keep our children safe.”