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Reginald K. Myers

December 5, 2012

    Reginald K. Myers, 77, of Berne, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Joe T. Schwartz

December 5, 2012

    Joe T. Schwartz, 61, of rural Berne, died today at his home.
    Among survivors are his father, Christie M. Schwartz; and stepmother, Katie Schwartz.
    Visitation will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday at the residence, 6736 S 300 E, Berne. Funeral services will be held Saturday,at 9 a.m., also at the residence.
    Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Geneva.
    Arrangements were made by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

They’re back: ABATE plans June 2 visit to city

December 5, 2012

    A bit of a love affair is about to be renewed in Decatur this summer: The ABATE motorcycles will be returning.
    It will be the third appearance here for the bikers and the first two, in 2010 and 2009, proved extremely popular with both the group and city residents.

Voter turnout here among the highest

December 5, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s voter turnout in this year’s general election fell off this year when compared to 2008’s level of 62 percent.
    Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said recently that 58 percent of Indiana’s 4.5 million registered voters — about 2.7 million — cast ballots in the General Election. That matched the 58 percent turnout in 2004.
    Lawson says Wells County in northeastern Indiana had the highest turnout in the state at 72 percent.

Council talks of lights, flowers

December 5, 2012

    Christmas lights that are showing their age and a downtown flowers program that is in a financial hole sparked a discussion at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council.
    Councilman Matt Dyer raised the issue, noting that some business people have complained to him that not all the lights are functional.
    Mayor John Schultz noted that the holiday lights are a Chamber of Commerce program, and that the city provides no funding for the lights.

December 4th

Braves' late push tops Bulldogs, 40-27

December 5, 2012

    NEW HAVEN—Bellmont is still figuring out how to win during this young wrestling season.
    On the road Tuesday night, the Braves took down the Bulldogs in an NHC battle but not by the dominant score fans are accustomed to seeing. Coach Brent Faurote's green squad earned a 40-27 victory over New Haven.

Alberta V. Gerber

December 4, 2012

    Alberta V. Gerber, 89 of Decatur, died Monday.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Hazel P. Hill

December 4, 2012

    Hazel P. Hill, 77, of East Canton, Ohio, died Saturday Dec. 1, 2012, in the Great Trail Care Center. 
    She was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Jacobsburg, Ohio, to Charles and Mary Jane (Gorby) McMasters.  She was a housewife and attended the Sanctuary Church of God in East Canton.

Viola I. Miller

December 4, 2012

    Viola I. Miller, 85, Goshen, formerly of Berne, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Greencroft Health Center, Goshen.
    She was born to Ray and Hattie (Gibson) Steele on February 21, 1927.
    Viola married Chalmer Miller on June 2, 1946, in Adams County.

Chief deputy exiting post -- 32-year law-enforcement career coming to an end

December 4, 2012

    A long career in law enforcement will officially come to an end December 31 when Eric (Keebie) Meyer steps down from his post as chief deputy with the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
    Meyer will be moving to the Cape Canaveral area of Florida, where he will be joining his wife, Tammy, who was unexpectedly transferred there earlier this year by her company. The veteran lawman said he will likely find some employment in Florida, but it won't be in law enforcement.

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