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April 1st, 2014

Richard F. Linn

April 1, 2014

    Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Decatur, son of  the late Joseph S. and Mildred Cleo (Roop) Linn.
    He married Colleen Miller Aug. 1, 1947.

Panel picks 1st Street as jail site

April 1, 2014

    Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, acting as a member of the county’s Judicial Needs Committee, informed his fellow commissioners Monday  the six-member committee had met several times over the past two and a half months to nail down the location of the planned jail/superior court building.

Little climber

April 1, 2014

It was one small step for man, one giant leap for Gideon Hower, 3, of Monroe, as he begins his ascent of the rock climb at Legion Park Monday afternoon. The city's parks were a buzz of activity as sunshine and temperatures which reached 64 degrees made for a pleasant day outdoors.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
 

HITTING THE HILL

April 1, 2014

Spring break ended abruptly for members of the Bellmont track team Monday as it was back to training in a big way. The student-athletes were forced to scale the large hill — used for sledding in the winter — as part of their conditioning.

Photo by  Jannaya Andrews

March 31st

Nola M. Ellenberger

March 31, 2014

    Nola M. Ellenberger, 86, Geneva, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne. 
    She was born Friday, Feb. 03, 1928, in Jefferson Township, Adams County to the late Eugene Clinton and Iva May (Irwin) Charleston. 
    She married the late Kenneth W Ellenberger Sunday, May 05, 1946, in Geneva. 
    Nola was a homemaker and a charter member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary in Geneva. She loved flowers.  

Lonnie D. Fravel Sr.

March 31, 2014

    Lonnie D Fravel Sr., 63, Geneva, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. 
    He was born Thursday, Dec. 14, 1950, in Decatur to Charles Fravel of Geneva and the late Rosella Fravel.
    Lonnie was a 1969 graduate of Geneva High School.  He was a carpenter who ran a remodeling and construction business in Geneva.

William E. Gamble

March 31, 2014

    William (Bill) Emerson Gamble, 82, Willshire, Ohio, was called home to be with the Lord at 5:58 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
    Bill was born in Van Wert County, Ohio Feb. 7, 1932, to the late Neil E. and Ruth (Michael) Gamble.
    He married Margaret (Craine) Gamble June 9, 1951; she survives.

Richard F. Linn

March 31, 2014

Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, died Saturday at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Aileen H. Witte

March 31, 2014

    Aileen H. (Bradtmueller) Witte, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages Pine Valley.
    She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Adolph and Viola (Nuoffer) Bradtmueller.
    Aileen was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing.
    She married Norman H. Witte in 1947. The couple lived in Decatur for 16 years before returning to Fort Wayne.

Decatur Softball League late registration

March 31, 2014

    Due to the need for more youth girls to join, the Decatur Girls Softball will hold one late registration on Saturday, April 5.
    The late registration will be held from noon until 2 p.m. at Bellmont High School in the gym lobby.
    The cost of the leagues is $60 for Junior and Senior Leagues, and $50 for Beginner and Advanced Beginner Leagues. This fee covers the fundraiser tickets.
    For more information, go to www.decaturgirlssoftball.com or contact Deb Shannon at 692-2661.
 

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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