October 18th, 2011
Doris B. (Spiegel) Koomler, 86, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Doris was born on April 6, 1925, in Adams County to William M. and Myrtle M. (Manley) Jones.
On February 24, 1946, she married Lloyd R. Spiegel; he preceded her in death on February 22, 1977. On May 2, 1981, she married Gerald Koomler; he also preceded her in death, on November 10, 2008.
Doris was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.
Betty L. Schumm, 90, a lifetime resident of the Rockford, Ohio, area, died Saturday.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vincent (Helen) Muntzinger of Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church at Schumm, Ohio, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday in Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home at Rockford.
MARION-Strong runs by a pair of Adams County female runners at the IHSAA cross country regional Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University turned out to earn qualifying spots in this coming Saturday's semi-state race at the Plex in Fort Wayne.
South Adams' Hannah Moore and Bellmont's Cadence Faurote both will move on in semi-state Saturday with top 15 finishes. Moore crossed the line in seventh for South Adams with at 19:41.75 while Faurote blazed her way to 11th spot with an amazing 19:58.49 clocking.
MARION–South Adams and Bellmont each placed a runner in the top five of the IHSAA boys cross country regional race Saturday on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University and the Starfires advanced as a team as well to the semi-state competition in Fort Wayne this coming weekend.
For those who haven't heard of Flat Stanley, meet Flat Caden.
Flat Stanley is a character in a children's book and, to emulate him, the kindergarten students in Caden Brannon's school at Huntland, Tennessee, are working on a fun project.
South Adams does it, Parkway in Ohio has done it, and Adams Central may start doing it.
"It" means live online broadcasts of high school events, primarily sports, that can be seen on computer screens anywhere in the world.
The Berne Tri-Weekly News started doing what are called "webcasts" a year and a half ago of South Adams varsity football games and has expanded to do live broadcasts of plays, graduations, and even such Berne community events as the Swiss Days parade.
The new baseball scoreboard now erected at Bellmont High School's baseball field cost some $15,000 and is several times larger than the one it replaced, which was at least 20 years old.
BHS officials thanked Adams Memorial Hospital, especially its former executive director, Marvin Baird, and First Bank of Berne for providing the money for the project. AMH gave $10,000 and FBB donated $5,000.
Amy L. Bemus, 76, of Decatur, formerly of Sidney, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky, passed away at her residence on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Amy was born in Sidney, Ohio, on July 11, 1935, to Clarence A. and Isabel (Cotterman) Holly.
On June 9, 1956, Amy married Denton E. Bemus.
Amy was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Rosary Society.
She was a 1953 graduate of Sidney High School in Sidney, Ohio.
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.