October 17th, 2011
Dorothy M. (Erxleben) Droege, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011, in her residence.
She was born on February 16, 1920, in Adams County to Henry C. and Alma (Eickhoff) Miller, who are both deceased.
She was baptized on February 22, 1920, at Zion Lutheran Church - Friedheim by Rev. C.B. Preuss. She was confirmed on March 25, 1934, at Friedheim, also by Rev. C.B. Preuss.
Doris B. Koomler, 86, of Decatur, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Genevieve A. "Jenny" Meshberger passed away peacefully during the early morning of Monday, Oct. 10, in her daughter’s home at Fairfield, Ohio.
Jenny had been lovingly cared for during the past eight years by her daughter, Triana (Meshberger) Adlon. Jenny was the wife of previously deceased Roger Meshberger Sr. Jenny, 94, suffered from no illnesses.
She was born in Decatur on January 30, 1917.
Salome E. Schwartz, 46, of rural Geneva, died on Sunday at home. She was born in Adams County on January 16, 1965, to Solomon N. and Salome A. Wengerd. Her father is deceased; her mother is a rural Geneva resident.
Other survivors include her husband, Benjamin J. Schwartz; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Rachel) Wickey of rural Geneva; and two sons, Solomon B. and Ruben B. Schwartz of rural Geneva.
Robert R. Malone, 86, of Decatur, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at his son’s residence.
Bob was born on October 12, 1925, in Sullivan, Indiana, to William and Fayola (Grimes) Malone.
On January 30, 1949, he married Sarah L. Downs. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2002.
Bob was a life insurance salesman for Western Southern Insurance.
He served in World War II in the United States Army.
Lawrence R. “Pete” Smith, 97, of Decatur, passed away at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 26, 1914, in Decatur to Daniel Ray and Grace (Zerkel) Smith.
On May 30, 1936, he married Veda V. Smith. She preceded him in death on April 4, 2003.
Pete was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Barbara J. Shumm, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011, in Fort Wayne.
Born July 23, 1921 in Decatur, Barb was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She also had been a member of the Rosary Society and Beta Sigma Phi and enjoyed volunteering with different groups and organizations.
Bellmont came, saw, and conquered in three straight games against Jay County Thursday night to increase its season record to 25-5.
The Squaws polished off the Patriots by scores of 25-14, 25-15, 25-10 to accomplish the win and did so behind double kill nights from Payton Schultz and Holly Hankenson as the senior-sophomore combo had 15 and 10 kills respectively.
Former Bellmont outfielder Will Busse was honored this week for his outstanding play, mental attitude, and team commitment on the baseball field for the Braves last season as he wins the Outstanding Player of the Year Award for Adams County.
The award was sponsored by the website www.adamscountyvoice.com, which honors a baseball-playing student athlete from Adams County (Bellmont, Adams Central, or South Adams) for the display of character and determination, as well as a selfless showing of what it means to be a good teammate.
A large reduction in state funds for the Energy Assistance Program that's operated by Community and Family Services (CFS) has occurred and that loss will affect how much CFS will be able to assist people in need during the upcoming winter.
Millie Deaton, who heads the Adams County CFS office, said the agency received $4 million from Indiana for the winter of 2010-11, but was cut to $500,000 for the coming winter.