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November 18th, 2014

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.

Victor R. Steiner

November 17, 2014

    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.

LET IT SNOW

November 17, 2014

    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.

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