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May 4th, 2012

Ruth May Rupp

May 4, 2012

    Ruth Mae (McClure) Rupp, 94, a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Center for the past 9 and a half years, passed away on April 20, 2012.
    A memorial service will be held at at 1 p.m. Sunday at Woodcrest in the Porter Auditorium for Ruth Mae (McClure) Rupp, 94, who died April 20. Rev. Floyd Vieth will be officiating.
    Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
 

AC beats Heritage at Parkview Field, 7-5

May 4, 2012

    FORT WAYNE—The Jets and Starfires had the opportunity to play where the pros do when they traveled to Parkview Field home of the Tin Caps to play in the annual ACAC games at the ball park.
    Adams Central did what they have done all season long...get an early lead, lose it, then come from behind to take the victory. Lately, they've been doing it against quality teams.

Mourdock goes low-key in Lincoln Day address here

May 4, 2012

    Republican Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock took a low-key approach to his campaign bid Thursday evening in Adams County, professing respect for his veteran opponent and spending most of his time behind the podium talking about the strengths and virtues of Abraham Lincoln.

Prayers offered at observance

May 4, 2012

    In observance of the National Day of Prayer, more than 50 Adams County community members, pastors and leaders gathered at Peace Monument on the Decatur courthouse square at noon on Thursday to participate in a prayer service organized by the Decatur Ministerial Association.
    Rev. Kevin August of New Hope Community Church opened the service with a call to prayer, saying, "We are called before the Lord to repent, confess, remember, seek comfort and direction, and to receive God's courage and help."

City law firm taking clients of Biberstein

May 4, 2012

    Officials of the Decatur law firm of DeVoss, Johnson, Zwick, Baker & Ainsworth along with the family of the late Berne attorney Bob Biberstein have announced that the DeVoss firm will continue serving Biberstein clients, including the establishment of office hours in Berne.
    Biberstein, a longtime Berne attorney, suffered a stroke on January 25 of this year and subsequently suffered a fatal heart attack on March 21

Mona A. Scott Sell

May 4, 2012

    Mona A. Scott Sell, 63, of Bryant, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at her residence.
    Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.

May 3rd

2 events get city approval

May 3, 2012

    As the calendar turned from April to May, Decatur City Council on Tuesday night gave its approval for street closings for two summertime events, one new and the other a perennial.
    The new event is a Shriners' parade and the old is the annual Fourth of July Fireworks.
    As he usually does around this time of year, Adam Eguia turned up at the council meeting to offer some details on the fireworks show plus ask for the street closings as well as the city's annual $350 donation.

Benefit fund in place for crash family

May 3, 2012

     A benefit fund for the Martin and Mary Schwartz family, who were involved in a fatal traffic accident on April 17, has been established at the First Bank of Berne, according to a spokesperson.
    Mary Schwartz, 44, was directing a buggy eastbound on US 224 shortly before 8 a.m. when a van, driven by Chandler M. Gerber, 21, of Bluffton, failed to see the buggy, rear-ending the vehicle and ejecting all six passengers.

‘Children of Eden’ to open Saturday

May 3, 2012

    The Bellmont High School 2012 spring musical production “Children of Eden” scheduled for this weekend will showcase the talents of many North Adams students as cast, orchestra and tec crew members, play organizers said.
    “Children of Eden” is loosely based on the first two books of the bible. Act One tells the story of Adam, Even, Cain and Abel.  Act Two is the story of Noah and the flood.
    Faculty member Ric Giest is the production director.

Valerie Lynn Gifford-Graber

May 3, 2012

    Valerie Lynn Gifford-Graber, 60, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. 
        Valerie’s skills as a certified Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner (BFRP), Certified Drug and Alcohol Practitioner (CAADAC, ACA), and Wellness Consultant transformed the lives of the multitudes she served.
    Valerie was an incomparable life partner, a beautifully gifted counselor, and a magnificent, inspirational healer. 

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