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November 20th, 2012

Braves open season with win over Col. City

November 21, 2012

    COLUMBIA CITY — Despite offering one of the the youngest and most inexperienced opening meet lineups in his 25 years as the Bellmont head wrestling coach, Brent Faurote was smiling after the meet as his Braves rocked NHC foe Columbia City 51-19 Tuesday.
    "Four freshmen in the lineup and three of them go out and get wins. That's not going to happen a lot this year, but there will be times when we do have three or four freshmen in the lineup," said Faurote.

Special day is declared -- McCormick child who died here sparked state law

November 20, 2012

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz has proclaimed Friday, November 30, as Cora Mae McCormick Day.
    Cora McCormick was a Decatur resident, born November 30, 2009 to Ben and Kristine (Brite) McCormick. She died unexpectedly five days later when she suddenly stopped breathing in her mother’s arms. It was later determined Cora died from an undetected congenital heart defect.

Decatur, Berne city offices slate closings

November 20, 2012

    Decatur City Hall will be closed Thursday through Monday for Thanksgiving.
    There will be no collection of garbage on Thursday, but both the Thursday and regular Friday routes will be run Friday.
    There will be no leaf pickup Thursday. Officials said Friday, November 30, will be the final day for leaf collection here.
    The city's compost site is always open.
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BHS to present musical on Erekson stage

November 20, 2012

    Bellmont High School will be presenting Elton John's and Tim Rice’s Aida (school edition) on December 1 and 2.
       Aida is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier, a news release said.

Sandra J. Strickler

November 20, 2012

    Sandra J. Strickler, 77, of Willshire, Ohio, died Monday morning in the Convoy Caren Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

Paul D. Switzer

November 20, 2012

    Paul D. Switzer, 87, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Hearth & Home Assisted Living, in Van Wert.
    He was born in Ohio City, Ohio, on Thursday, May 28, 1925, to the late Dean and Esther (Putman) Switzer.
    On July 31, 1953, he married Ella Franz in St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling, rural Decatur; she survives in VanWert.

Orpha M. Young

November 20, 2012

    Orpha M. Young, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 8:35 p.m. on November 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. 
    She was born in Wells County on April 3, 1921.
    Orpha married Marion Oliver Young on March 24, 1942; he passed away on November 27, 1977.
    Among survivors are her son, Paul Eugene Young; son, Howard DeWayne Young; daughter, Amy (Dennis) Alberding; sister, Pauline Shaffer, all of Decatur; and two grandchildren.

November 19th

20 of 25 provisionals rejected

November 19, 2012

    The Adams County Election Board met on Friday to review the provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 6 presidential election.
    A provisional ballot is cast when there is some question as to the eligibility of the voter, such as not having valid Indiana identification or not showing as a registered voter, according to board Chairman Alan Baumgartner.
    Of the 25 provisional votes reviewed by the board, only five were accepted, with 20 provisional votes rejected.

Cleanup all that remains for sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug building

November 19, 2012

    A pile of rubble was all that remained Friday following the demolition of the sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug building in downtown Decatur.
    Fleming Excavating spent 12 or so hours of work over a period of two days razing one of the oldest buildings in the city.
    Next up is the cleanup, which is expected to take several days.
    Some traffic restrictions remain in place.
 

Franze’s profession stays same, department different

November 19, 2012

    Deputy James Franze, who spent 25 years with the Decatur Police Department, began his new career with the Adams County Sheriff's Department on Thursday.
    "I actually tried to work for the sheriff's office first, before the police department," said Franze. "but it just didn't work out and I got a job with the city. So now, instead of starting my career here, this is where I'll finish."

 

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