August 22nd, 2014
Hazel Fifer, 96, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
She was born in Jay County Saturday, Jan.12, 1918, to the late Bert E. and Emma (Kunkle) Smith. She married William W. Fifer Dec. 13, 1940, in Monroeville; he preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1986.
Mary R. Schaadt, 95, Berne, died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are a son, Cy Schaadt of Berne; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Swiss Village Chapel.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel and one hour prior to services Monday. Officiating is Pastor Chris Kruchkow.
Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, with graveside services at 1:30 pm.
Margie A. Thieme, 80, rural Decatur died Thursday at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements are pending Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Decatur residents are under a drinking water boil advisory until further notice following a rupture in a city water main Thursday afternoon on the city’s south side.
According to Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, the break was discovered early Thursday afternoon along Winchester Street, near the Reidenbach Equipment business. Repairs were completed by approximately 4 p.m.
Some motorists in Decatur were greeted with water-covered streets early this morning as afternoon and overnight storms dumped 2.53 inches of rain on the area. More rain is forecast for the next several days, threatening to put a damper on some activities associated with Decatur’s annual Kekionga Festival.
The annual Taste of Decatur event was held Thursday evening at Riverside Center as part of the Kekionga Festival. Local eateries, such as the Back 40 Junction, shown in the photo above, offered samples of their specialties to hungry festival-goers.
WOODBURN— Like Bishop Dwenger a few nights before, the Woodlan Warriors never really got into a rhythm against the Bellmont Squaws who rolled to another 3-0 sweep Thursday night, 25-10, 25-15, 25-6.
Bellmont, now 2-0 on the year, took the lead at 3-2 in the first game on a kill from Saige Jauregui, then an ace from Erika MacDowell and never trailed in the match again.
“The first and third set we really took advantage and dictated the tempo,” noted coach Craig Krull.
James “Jim” Beougher, 70, of Mercer, Ohio, died Aug. 19, 2014, at his residence.
Among survivors are his former wife, Clara Beougher; his children, Lisa Beougher, Rockford, Ohio; Terry Beougher, Mercer; Tonya Schumm, Rockford; and Jodi (Nick) Hirschy, Monroe; brothers, Jerry (Ann) Beougher of Convoy, Ohio, and Dick Beougher of Celina, Ohio; sisters, Rose (Junior) Lawrence of Mercer and Bonnie Beougher of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren.
Hazel Fifer, 96, Decatur, died Wednesday at Adams Woodcrest. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Mary R. Schaadt, 95, Berne, died Thursday at Swiss Village. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.