January 11th, 2012
The Adams Central School Board approved a professional leave of absence for Superintendent Mike Pettibone at its monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Pettibone was invited by a group in Jay County to travel to Taiwan, Beijing, and Anjung, at no cost to the school corporation, in an effort to form a partnership between Taiwanese and American schools systems.
Cowan and Sons Funeral Home of Van Wert has provided additional information for the obituary notice of Charles Edward Dunno.
Among Mr. Dunno's grandchildren were Stephanie (Brian) Quinlan, Indianapolis; Robert Dunno Jr., Fort Wayne; and Samantha and Victor Dunno, Decatur.
Preferred memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ronald McDonald House.
Scott Garrett, 41, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Sylvester R. "Vet" Whitenack, 75, Fremont died Monday.
He was a machinist at CTS Corp in Berne for 30 years and later worked for Simon Step Company.
Survivors include his wife (name not given) and daughters, Teresa (Wasa) Sakamoto, Santa Monica, California; Julie Lauletta, Ft. Wayne; and Carol(Jack) Shumaker, LaOtto.
Edna L. Hunt, 78, Berne, died Monday at Chalet Village in Berne.
She was born to Herbert and Eathel (Evans) Dailey.
Survivors include daughters Carolyn (James) Hicks, Berne; Brenda Hunt, Geneva; and Deborah Hunt, Portland; sons, Stanley (Rhonda) Hunt, Willshire, Ohio; Terry Hunt, Geneva; and Robert Hunt, Berne.
Due to incorrect information provided the newspaper, the name of Mrs. Lehman's parents was inadvertently put incorrectly printed in Monday's edition. Mrs. Lehman's parents were Oren and Louise Moser.
It was also stated that Howard Moser was Mrs. Lehman's brother-in-law when in fact Howard was Evangeline's brother.
Virginia Nancy Dellinger, 92, of Willshire, Ohio, died Monday in Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born on May 31, 1919, in Adams County to James and Alverda (Dilling) Parrish.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Paul Dellinger, and three sons, Larry D.; Terry S.; and Barry Dellinger.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 3-7 p.m., at Cowan and Sons Funeral Home, Van Wert, with a service immediately following. Burial will be at the Willshire Cemetery.
Lee Gerber, 72, of rural Decatur, died at 8:32 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born in Adams County on October 19, 1939, to Obed and Leona (Bahler) Gerber, who are deceased.
On April 13, 1963, he married Jennie Schultz in San Antonio, Texas; she survives.
A 1957 graduate of Adams Central High School, he served in the US Army from 1962-64, with the 2nd division of the 35th Artillery Unit in Hamberg, Germany.
As usual, the first Saturday of January was full of challenges for Adams County wrestlers, and for the most part they did great.
While Adams Central was winning it's own Super Dual — dabbling in the criteria chapter to get it done — South Adams was winning a 17-team invitational in Troy, Ohio, and Bellmont ... well, the Braves were put to the fire in what has to be the toughest one-day Super Dual in the state.
FORT WAYNE — State powers Homestead and Carroll duked it out as expected for honors in both the boys and girls swim titles in the annual NHC meet Saturday at Homestead with Homestead winning both events.