November 17th, 2014
Rev. John L. Pennell, 81, Willshire, Ohio died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
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.
Victor R. Steiner, 96, Berne, formerly of Monroe, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born in Adams County on Jan. 26, 1918, to the late Cyrus and Amanda (Bruchy) Steiner. He married Margaret Reichenbach May 18, 1952; she preceded him in death on May 19, 1993.
He was a self-employed farmer in the Monroe area and also worked at Berne Furniture for 7 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1942-1946 in the South Pacific Islands.
As the first snowfall of the season comes to a close, plummeting temperatures will continue to create hazardous driving conditions for area residents.
Rural roads were snow covered and slick this morning after 3 inches of snow fell Sunday, causing all three county schools to run on a two-hour delay this morning. Schools in surrounding Jay and Wells counties in Indiana, and Van Wert and Mercer counties in Ohio, also began the school week with a two hour delay.
Members of the South Adams Starfires accept the rgional trophy after Friday night’s 14-6 win over Tri-Central. The Stars travel to Pioneer Fridaynight for a semi-state matchup.
As families take to the roads this holiday season, law enforcement is reminding drivers extra patrols will be cracking down on impaired driving and seat belt violations to increase safety on the state’s streets and highways.
Law enforcement agencies from across the state, including the Decatur Police Department, Geneva police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Department and troopers from the Indiana State Police, are jointly participating in this holiday enforcement effort.
FREMONT— The Lady Jets basketball team opened their season with a loss at Fremont on the road Friday night, 39-22.
Central never crossed double digits in a quarter against the Eagles struggling to find offense in their first game this season.
Fremont held an 8-5 lead after one quarter, then extended it to 20-14 at the half. The game was put out of reach after the third quarter, however, as the Jets were outscored 11-4, then 8-4 in the final period.
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
Tonight the Squaws host Woodlan in their season tip-off of the 2014-15 basketball season. Bellmont is seeking their first win in over a year after last year's tough slate. Join the DDD webcast starting at approximately 7:30 p.m. To view the game, click the link below. Once on the game site, log in with a username and password for free.
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Geneva Town Marshal Rob Johnson informed members of the Geneva Town Council Tuesday night he will soon be forced to replace South Adams Schools Resource Officer Connor Bonesteel, who has been unable to pass the state-mandated police academy entrance exam.