September 18th, 2014
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New Haven comes to town tonight in the first NHC volleyball match of the season for the Squaws. The JV is slated to begin at 6 p.m. with the varsity to begin approximately 20 minutes after.
Howard Steiner, 90, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Betty Bixler, 90, Geneva, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Woodcrest in Decatur.
She was born in Huntington, Oct. 26, 1923, to the late Marion O. and Mildred Smith. She married Herman J. Bixler on Nov. 30, 1947, in Geneva; he preceded her in death.
Thomas H. Carpenter, 70, Decatur, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born to Juanita (Hitchcock) Carpenter on July 19, 1944. He married his wife of 51 years, Diane F. (Black) Carpenter, March 29, 1963; she survives.
Thomas was a 1963 graduate of Decatur High School. He was employed by Decatur Casting and retired after 38 years of service.
Thaddeus Neunam DeWolf, 95, Berne, died Sept. 15, 2014, at Swiss Village.
Survivors include a son, Phillip P. (Mary Jo) DeWolf of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; daughter, Marcia (James) Bosek of Essex Junction, Vt.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Elsie DeWolf of Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cross Community Church, with Pastor Craig Yoder officiating. Burial is in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
John Jasper Hough, 76, Bryant, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his residence.
John is survived by his two daughters, Hulda (Roger) Harter of Montpelier and Regina (Keith) Huey of Geneva; two sons, Randy (Rebecca) Hough of Geneva and Earl (Lesley) Hough of Berne; sister, Caroline Jones of Bryant; two brothers, Lonnie (Carolyn) Hough of Indianapolis and Tom (Marilyn) Hough of Geneva; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ted Ruble, 71, Decatur, died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his residence. He was born Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1943, to the late Romey Ruble and Treva (Barkley) Ruble. He married Dorothy E. Schlemmer on Oct. 14, 1961, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.
Ted was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served as a past elder and deacon. He was a lifelong farmer and was a self-employed businessman with his family in machinery and automotive sales.
The City of Decatur took another step toward annexation at its Tuesday night meeting.
It now appears Adams County Hospital and the Woodcrest Retirement Community area will be one of the areas annexed, and the other will be the wetlands along the Greenway Trail in the area south of the former Gerber’s/Community Market building.
South Adams Trails Inc. President Gary Habegger and Vice President Randy Lehman updated the Adams County Commissioners on the status of the first two phases of the rails to trails project at their weekly meeting Monday afternoon.