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January 30th, 2012

Kennedy named 2012 Silver Arrow queen

January 30, 2012

    Taylor Kennedy has been named  2012 Silver Arrow queen at Bellmont High School.
    The daughter of Brian and Chris Chester, a senior, was crowned at halftime of Friday night's boys basketball game.
    She was crowned by last year's queen, Dana Kazmarek.
    Other candidates were Payton Schultz and Erin Hunter.

Kukelhan candidate for circuit court judge post

January 30, 2012

    Adams County attorney Chad Kukelhan has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for judge of the Adams Circuit Court.
    Kukelhan is the first announced or filed judge candidate. The current judge, Frederick A. Schurger, a Democrat, has not announced if he will seek a new term.

Dyer first candidate for treasurer post

January 30, 2012

    Local businessman Ed Dyer has announced his filing for the office of Adams County Treasurer, subject to the Republican primary.
    He is the first announced or filed candidate for the position. Current Treasurer Rex Moore cannot seek a new term due to term limits.
    A lifelong resident of Decatur, Dyer has been married to Kate (Eichhorn) Dyer for 37 years. Kate has worked in her family business, Eichhorn Jewelry, for over 40 years.

January 27th

Bellmont swimmers take down Tigers

January 27, 2012

    BLUFFTON—The Braves captured nine of 12 events Thursday night enroute to a lopsided 120-66 swimming victory over Bluffton at the Tigers' pool.
    Most of the Bellmont victories were by decisive margins with only Matt Hartman's win in the 100 breaststroke coming in at under one second. Hartman topped teammate Mason Schultz 1:21.60 to 1:22.36.

Cookies free to send to those in military

January 27, 2012

    Fifty-seven Adams County Girl Scouts, Daisies, and Brownies recently visited the Adams County Community Foundation in downtown Decatur as part of the annual "Troop and a Tour . . . for the Troops" project.
    Each Girl Scout received a presentation about the historical aspects of the building and an overview of the purpose and mission of the Foundation by Executive Director Coni Mayer    

Award recipient has aided community in many ways

January 27, 2012

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce Awards has announced that Edwin E. Coil has been selected as its recipient of the 2011 Stephen Decatur Award. 
    He will receive the award at the Chamber's annual dinner meeting on February 2 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
    During and following his 52 years with the Zollner Corporation, Coil devoted himself to the service of the community in numerous and varied ways, Chamber officials said in making the announcement.

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.

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