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May 2nd, 2011

Wayne R. Derrickson

May 2, 2011

    Wayne R. Derrickson, 89, of rural Geneva, died April 28 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Ceylon on March 20, 1922, to Frank and Nellie Pickett Derrickson.
    Among survivors are his wife, June, and two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Janelle) Nuding of Celina, Ohio, and Janene Dubach of Newfield, New Jersey.
    Funeral services were held this morning in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Geneva.

Paul R. Hamrick

May 2, 2011

    Paul R. Hamrick, 82, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on March 10, 1929, in Adams County to Samuel L. and Nora V. (Frank) Hamrick.
    He married Janice A. Oliver on March 18, 1950.

Neil W. Highland

May 2, 2011

    Neil W. Highland, 91, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born on June 6, 1919, in Hinsdale, Illinois, he graduated from Decatur High School, where he met his beloved wife, Jeanette Winnes Highland. They were married for 54 years.
    He worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad as a station agent and telegraph operator for 40 years.
    Neil was an avid golfer, recording three holes-in-one at the Decatur golf course.

Orville H. Kline

May 2, 2011

    Orville H. Kline, 87, of New Haven, passed away at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at The Lamplight Inn in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on July 15, 1923, in Allen County to Henry and Mary (Girardot) Kline.
    He was married to Ruth I. Myers; she passed away on January 21, 1981.

Ronette E. Roe

May 2, 2011

    Ronette E. Roe, 54, of Decatur, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born to Ronald D. and Barbara McBride Roe. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Decatur.
    She was a 1976 graduate of Adams Central High School and attended Decatur Church of God.

Darrell E. Ross

May 2, 2011

    Darrell E. Ross, 61, of Decatur, died today at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Jack E. Ross

May 2, 2011

    Jack E. Ross, 73, of Decatur, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on October 18, 1936, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Zeke and Nadine (Wear) Ross.
    He married Kay Grubb on June 27, 1959.

April 29th

Stutzman: stop wild spending

April 29, 2011

    Using two charts to illustrate his points about the federal budget, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman told some 110 people at Thursday's Republican Lincoln Day dinner in Decatur that the GOP plan keeps the budget under control, but the Democratic plan will double the national debt to $28 trillion.

River crests today

April 29, 2011

    The St. Marys River apparently crested at approximately 21 feet in Decatur this morning, and with at least 24 hours of dry weather forecast, this week's steady rise may ease.
    The possibility of more rain exists Saturday night and Sunday, though, but the good news is that the National Weather Service's (NWS) extended outlook sees no precipitation for this areaa the first half of next week.

BHS finds one coach, loses another

April 29, 2011

    While it appears Bellmont High School may be on the verge of hiring a new football coach to replace the recently resigned Rick Burkhalter, it was learned Thursday that another major sport coach has resigned.
    Bellmont girls varsity basketball coach Tory Fuelling has confirmed he has submitted his resignation as coach to athletic director Dale Manis noting "I've been doing this (coaching girls basketball) for 11 years, seven as an assistant and four as head coach. It's time now to take a look at doing something else."

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