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November 18th, 2014

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.

There’s a new champ in town

November 17, 2014

    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.
 

Holiday driving crackdown announced

November 17, 2014

    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.

Jets, Stars drop b-ball openers

November 17, 2014

    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.

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