January 29th, 2014
Kory, a 9-month-old kangaroo, made a visit to Decatur Tuesday, accompanying a veterinarian in whose temporary care he was under into the Eichhorn Jewelry story.
More accolades for Bellmont standout runner Bailey Beery continue to roll in despite the fact cross country season ended three months ago and track season is about two months away.
Beery learned last Sunday evening at the annual Fort Wayne Track Club banquet held at the Hotel Fort Wayne that she was the recipient of the Chris Brown Outstanding High School Female Distance Runner Award a feat that Bellmont cross country and track coach Carl Risch called "a really big deal."
Peggy Cook-Bowman, 69, Angola, formerly Geneva, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Surviving are two sons, Tony (Heidi) Bowman of Portland and Michael Bowman of Bluffton; four daughters, Tracy Earhart of Bluffton, Blanda Bowman, Kelli Bowman and Lacy Bowman, all of Angola; and two brothers, Marvin (Rochelle) Cook of Geneva and Bill (Carol) Cook of Uniondale.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Nevil officiating.
Eileen R. Stauffer, 91, Berne, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Swiss Village.
She was born March 8, 1922, in Adams county, to the late Tilman and Elma (Lehman) Steiner. She married the late Everett N. Stauffer June 28, 1941.
Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel on Monday updated the Adams County Commissioners on what his department has been doing to keep area roads cleared of ice and snow during the most recent cold snap.
From staff reports
Indiana is closed. Well, not really, but pretty close. With temperatures predicted to hit their lowest mark of the year today, all schools in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are closed, as are several businesses, churches, food banks, libraries and county buildings in the surrounding area.
At press time, Decatur city offices and Adams County offices remain open, as do most local businesses.
The Mizpah Shrine Circus performed during the recent weekend at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, drawing in huge crowds — and a few protesters.
A dozen or so protesters stood outside the main entrance to the coliseum before Saturday’s 2 p.m. show. Members of the group held signs that voiced their animal activist opinions and thoughts on the treatment of animals used in the circus performance.
Peggy Bowman, 69, formerly of Geneva, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home.
Dale R. Bruns, 34, St. Henry, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, near Montezuma, Ohio.
He was born Feb. 19, 1979, in Coldwater, Ohio, to Jeff and Mary Jo (Buening) Bruns; they survive in St. Henry.
He married Meghann (Kunk) April 29, 2000; she survives.
Frances L. Schwartz, 79, Berne, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her home surrounded by family.
She was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Adams County to the late Albert J. Coblentz and Frances Eicher. She married the late Joe H. Schwartz April 4, 1955.
Frances was a homemaker and a member of the First Missionary Church. A favorite past time of hers was connecting on Facebook with family and many friends. She enjoyed reading her Bible and cherished her family, grand and great-grandchildren.