February 10th, 2014
Karen Kay Neuenschwander, 53, Bluffton, passed away at 5:36 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born April 15, 1960, in Huntington to the late Mary E. (Douglas) Heck.
Karen married Kenneth W. Neuenschwander in Warren, April 30, 1988; he survives.
Geneva Town Marshall Rob Johnson requested Geneva Town Council consider the purchase of a new vehicle to replace an aging one in his fleet and updated councilors on the status of School Resource Officer Connor Bonesteel at last week’s regular monthly meeting.
“Team Katie” bracelets were sold during a fundraiser for Katie Birch, who is battling breast cancer, at Bellmont High School during the Brave’s basketball game against East Noble. Birch is shown at left with some friends, including Avree Armes, Sydnee Armes, Gabby Birch and Bella Zimmerman.
Another weekend, another four inches of snow. Four inches closer to becoming the snowiest winter on record, topping the 1981-82 winter, during which Decatur saw 65.3 inches of snow from November 1981-February 1982.
Tonight the Braves host East Noble starting with the JV contest at 6 p.m. The DDD pre-game show will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. or after the JV game.
To view the contest online, click the link below, then log in with a username and password. The service is free so enjoy the game. Go Braves!
BERNE— Starfires’ senior Alyssa Bluhm scored 10 of the last 11 points of the game for South Adams icing the lead mostly at the foul line for the 58-45 victory over the winless Bellmont Squaws Friday night.
It was a fitting end to the senior night as Bluhm ended with a game-high 16 points including a 10-12 performance from the charity stripe that mostly came in the fourth quarter. Fellow senior Dzejna Ahmetovic was dominant early on the way to matching Bluhm with 16 points of her own.
John “Johnny” R. Barger, 86, was called home to heaven on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:20 p.m. Johnny passed away peacefully at home, in the arms of his loving wife, and surrounded by his children. He suffered from end-stage heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease and was receiving hospice care at home since mid-January.
Edward F. Marbach, 81, Berne, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in the Swiss Village Nursing Center.
He was born Sunday, June 19, 1932, in Adams County, the son of the late Adolph F. and Viola C. (Grote) Marbach.
He married Joyce Colleen Lobsiger Dec. 19, 1954; she passed away March 1, 2009.
It was an emotional evening at the annual dinner of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce as local businesses gathered to recognize a few of their own Thursday night.
As Mayor John Schultz stepped to the podium to introduce the man he referred to as “Mr. Decatur,” Schultz was visibly moved as talked of former Mayor Fred Isch and all he has accomplished for the city of Decatur.
Receiving the Stephen Decatur award, so named for the city’s namesake, naval hero Stephen Decatur, at Thursday night’s Decatur Chamber of Commerce banquet was Dr. Roger Thompson. He retired from Decatur Dental Service in 2006, after 34 years of service to the Decatur community. However, Thompson has been anything but idle.