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December 18th

Kathleen A. Brandyberry

December 18, 2012

    Kathleen A. "Kate" Brandyberry, 83, of Decatur died Monday.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
 

Mary C. Geimer

December 18, 2012

    Mary C. Geimer, 94, of Decatur, died December 16, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.    She was born in Adams County on June 5, 1918, to the late Julius C. and Anna I. (Bernard) Schultz.
    On June 5, 1940, she married Francis H. Geimer; he preceded her in death on April 24, 1986.
    Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic church, its Rosary Society and Harvest House. She was a Deputy County Auditor for Adams County from 1960-1980.

Working to make Adams County schools safer

December 18, 2012

    In the wake of the latest incidence of school violence, this time at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the national conversation has turned to what the nation must to do protect our children, ensure their safety, and make sure that nothing like this ever happens again. 

Solid waste costs to rise

December 18, 2012

    Adams County will pay an additional $5.26 for each truck load of solid waste hauled from the county transfer station during 2013, and an additional 44 cents per ton to dispose of that refuse at the Jay County landfill.
    The increases were triggered by a 1.8 percent jump in the federal Consumer Price Index, as spelled out in contracts between the Adams County Solid Waste Management District and Luginbill Trucking and Waste Management Inc. for the hauling and disposal of that waste.

Funding for sign is given approval

December 18, 2012

    The city of Berne has agreed to provide $8,000 in County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funds for the purchase and erection of a welcome sign on the city's north side.
    David Baumgartner, president of the Berne Community Development Corp., was present at last week's city council meeting to request the city's help in purchasing the "gateway sign."

December 17th

Squaws earn county bragging rights over Lady Jets

December 18, 2012

    MONROE—Both Adams Central and Bellmont were feeling good entering the cross-county rivalry on Monday night as the Squaws were riding two straight wins and the Lady Jets were two days removed from their best shooting game of the season in a rout of Bluffton.
    When it came time for the tip, however, it was Bellmont who kept their play at a high level, led by Audrey Schultz' double-double, topping the Jets in a lopsided 38-22 win on the road.

D. Bryan Alderman

December 17, 2012

    D. Bryan Alderman, 50, of rural Decatur, died December 12, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.    David was born  in Lancaster, Ohio, on September 28, 1962, to John G. and Joyce E. (Hunt) Meinke.
    On July 24, 1982, he married Kathy M. (Lough) Alderman; she survives in Decatur.
    Bryan was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Association, and was a welder-fabricator and mechanic for Fox Contractors.

Marjorie Aughenbaugh

December 17, 2012

    Marjorie "Marge" Aughenbaugh, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012.
    Born in Decatur, Marge worked at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 29 years, retiring in 1995. She had been a member of Salem United Church of Christ. After retirement, she moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., where she volunteered at the Senior Citizens Community Center.

Anna Belle Gase

December 17, 2012

    Anna Belle Gase, 91, of Decatur, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Anna Belle was born in Adams County on August 13, 1921, to the late Jesse and Ada (Robinson) Rupert.
    On June 22, 1940, she married Ambrose Gase; he preceded her in death on September 16, 1999.
    Anna Belle was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and worked for General Electric with 27 years of service.

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