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November 18th, 2014

William A. Lykins

November 18, 2014

    William A. “Bill” Lykins, 66, Portland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
    He had worked at General Electric in Decatur for 23 years.
    Among survivors are his wife, Carol Lykins; two sons, Scott (Lisa) Lykins of Bryant and Chad (Briggett) Lykins of Portland; daughter, Amy (Jamie) Shaneyfelt of Portland; brother, David (Judy) Ferguson of Fort Wayne; sister, Roseanna Moore of Ridgeville; and 10 grandchildren.

Rev. John L. Pennell

November 18, 2014

    Rev. John L. Pennell, 81, Willshire, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his residence. John was born in New Lexington, Ohio, April 21, 1933, to the late Howard L. and Virgie M. (Northup) Pennell. He married Janice S. Stanley Dec. 24, 1953; she preceded him in death on May 15, 2014.
    John and Janice were members of Decatur Church of God. He was a minister with the Church of God, Anderson Affiliation for more than 35 years. John received his bachelor's degree from Anderson University. He was a member of the American Legion.

Freddie Perez

November 18, 2014

    Freddie Perez, 50, Decatur, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his residence.
    Among survivors are his daughter, Rita Perez of Waco, Texas; three brothers, Victor (Tammy) Perez of Decatur; Frank (Christina) Perez of Olathe, Kan.; Joverr Perez of Indiana; significant other, Charlotte Jones of Decatur; father, Victor Perez Sr. of Decatur; and four granddaughters.
    Private family services only.
 

3rd Street court site protests continue

November 18, 2014

    Decatur resident Kelly Ehinger, acting outside her capacity as director of the Adams Public Library System, appeared before the Adams County Commissioners during their regular Monday meeting and presented a petition asking them “to consider the proximity of Superior Court to the St. Joseph and Sonrise Daycare playgrounds ... to help keep our children safe.” 

Monday morning crash leaves local woman dead

November 18, 2014

    A Monday morning accident in southern Adams County that may have been caused by slippery road conditions following the first snowfall of the winter season claimed the life of a Berne woman.
    Killed in the two-car accident was Dianna Parris, 65, Berne.
    A spokesman from the sheriff’s department said this morning the accident remains under investigation.
    The name of the second driver involved in the fatal crash was not released today by the sheriff’s department.

BHS announces production of ‘While the Lights Were Out’

November 18, 2014

    The Bellmont High School Theatre Troupe  will present “While the Lights Were Out” Saturday and Sunday in the Erekson Theatre.
    The play is as an off-the-wall murder-mystery farce by Jack Sharkey. The production is directed by Jeannie Smith, with set design and construction by Rick Smith.

Area schools delayed for second day

November 18, 2014

     UPDATED: Parkway Local Schools has closed for today. All Adams County schools remain on a two hour delay this morning, as do schools in surrounding Jay and Wells counties in Indiana, and and Van Wert County in Ohio. Berne and Decatur Head Start programs are operating on a one hour delay.

November 17th

Kay Arnold

November 17, 2014

    Kay Arnold, 73, Geneva, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
    Among survivors are one son, Richard (Tacy) Fravel of Monroe; two daughters, Becky Fravel-Heyerly of Bluffton; and Lisa (Mike) Roderick, Rosedale; two step sons, Jerry (Wanda) Arnold of Bryant; and Norman Arnold of Peoria, Ill.; two step daughters, Nancy (Robert) Dull of Geneva; and Patricia (Sam) Skinner of Albany; sister, Elaine Betts of N.C.; brother, Jimmy Lee Malott of Ariz.; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

John L. Pennell

November 17, 2014

    Rev. John L. Pennell, 81, Willshire, Ohio died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Marvin J. Renkema

November 17, 2014

    Marvin J. Renkema, 83, Decatur died at his residence Friday, Nov, 14, 2014. Marvin was born in Holland, Mich. on Aug. 31, 1931, to the late Minard and Minnie (Deloff) Renkema. He married Helen L. O’Dell on June 21, 1986. She survives in Decatur.
    Marvin attended the New Hope Church. He was a truck driver for 50 years and owner of MJR Express. He served his country in the US Army from 1950-1952. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43.

 

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