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January 27th, 2012

Judge stays chairman of health network board

January 27, 2012

    The status quo will remain in effect at the Adams Health Network for the coming year with the annual reorganization of the network being done at its January board of trustees meeting on Wednesday night.
    The five members of the trustees — Dr. Robert E. Judge, Russ Flueckiger, Dennis Bieberich, Larry D. Macklin, and Louise Ray — were unanimous in their decision to retain Dr. Judge as chairman of the trustees for another year as well as Flueckiger as vice chairman and Bieberich as secretary.

Vera L. Balsiger

January 27, 2012

    Vera L. Balsiger, 72, of Berne, duied Thursday.
    She was born to Harve and Fannie (Moser) Neuenschwander in Adams County.
    Among survivors are her husband, George Balsinger, and two daughters, Tamra S. Liechty and Teri (Shawn) Walsh, both of Berne.
    Visitation will be Saturday from 3-8 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home Funeral. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m., at the West Missionary with visitation one hour prior to services.    

James B. Roop

January 27, 2012

    James B. Roop, 83, of Decatur, died at 4:46 a.m. today at the Hospice on Homestead Road, Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

January 26th

Lena E. (Lengrich) Bennett

January 26, 2012

    Lena E. (Lengerich) Bennett, 85, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Swiss Village, in Berne.
    Lena was born on November 8, 1926, in Portland to the late John and Louise (Schmidt) May.
    On April 27, 1946, she married Richard B. Lengerich. He preceded her in death.
    On July 26, 1995, she married her second husband, Winton J. Bennett. He also preceded her in death, on August 2, 1998.

Silver Arrow candidates announced

January 26, 2012

    Bellmont High School will crown its 2012 Silver Arrow queen at halftime of Friday night's boys' basketball game.
    The candidates are seen in accompanying photo.
    The Braves host NHC foe Carroll on Friday.

Spotlight slated on March 10

January 26, 2012

    Decatur’s premier business event, the Spotlight Business Expo, will be held at Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 10.  Doors will open at 8 a.m. and the event will continue until 5:30 pm.
    Seventy businesses, and community groups will display there products and services, according to Wes Kuntzman, director of the sponsoring Decatur Chamber of Commerce.  During the day, entertainers will perform on the main stage and Manley’s Meats will have food available in the cafeteria.

Waterloo deputy eyes job return

January 26, 2012

    PLEASANT LAKE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana police officer shot in the face nearly six weeks ago says he is making steady improvement and hopes to eventually return to work.
    ‘‘If I’m able to return, that’s what I’m going to do,’’ Waterloo Deputy Marshal Steve Brady told The Star of Auburn on Monday. ‘‘I’m optimistic I’ll go back to work and continue to be a police officer. Time will tell.’’

Any team’s mat in Jay County sectional

January 26, 2012

    Area wrestling fans beware, Saturday's Jay County Wrestling Sectional could come down to the last takedown.
    It could be that close.
    "It's wide open, and I know that going in," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, who will try to coach his Braves to a 22nd straight sectional crown.

January 25th

Lena E. Bennett

January 25, 2012

    Lena E. Bennett, 85, of Decatur, died Wednesday in  Swiss Village in Berne.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Alvin Dewayne Colbert

January 25, 2012

    Alvin Dewayne “Al” Colbert, 68, of Portland, died Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
    He was the son of Albert Vaughn and Mary Margaret (Banter) Colbert. 
    Among survivors are a son, Gary Colbert, of Decatur, and three daughters, Tonia Benge, of Wilshire, Ohio; Teresa Painter, of Decatur; and Melissa Hunter, of Decatur.
    Private family services will be held in Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland. 

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