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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.

Mary C. Geimer

December 17, 2012

    Mary C. Geimer, 94 of Decatur, died Sunday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

LeRoy J. Lehman

December 17, 2012

    LeRoy J. Lehman, 87, of Berne, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    He was born to the late Levi and Emma (Liechty) Lehman on September 13, 1925.
    LeRoy married Ellen Fisher on February 24, 1946; she preceded him in death.

Jacqueline D. Mere

December 17, 2012

    Jacqueline D. Mere, 92, of Geneva, passed away at 1 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    She was born in Adams County on Saturday, November 20, 1920.
    Jacqueline graduated from Geneva High School in the class of 1938.
    She married Hugh P. Mere on August 17, 1945, at Robins Field, Ga.; he preceded her in death on September 22, 1990.

Joyce Moser

December 17, 2012

    Joyce (Ward) Moser, 84, of Wren, Ohio, passed away at 6:28 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Waynedale, Ind., on August 24, 1928, to the late Harley and Amanda (Neuenschwander) Ward.
    She married Harry Moser on June 5, 1949, in Decatur; he survives in Wren.
    Joyce was a member of Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, Ohio. She was a homemaker and had previously worked for Edwards Studio in Decatur.

Elma E. Schwartz

December 17, 2012

    Elma E. Schwartz, 96, of Berne, died Friday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Anita (Ronald) Habegger of Fort Wayne and two sons, Rodney (Judy) Schwartz of Rotonda West, Fla., and Neil Schwartz of Warsaw.
    Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Swiss Village Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 21, at Berne Evangelical Church, with visitation one hour prior to services.
    Burial will be at Evangelical Mennonite Cemetery.

Jonas G. S. Schwartz

December 17, 2012

    Jonas G. S. Schwartz, of Bryant, was stillborn on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Among survivors are his parents, Pete and Lavina C. (Graber) Schwartz of Bryant.
    The family will have a funeral service at the Pete A.C. Schwartz residence in rural Bryant. Arrangements are by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.

Taxes, jobs, health care top issues -- Lehman says gay marriage ban may take a back seat

December 17, 2012

    Taxes, jobs and health care are expected to be among the predominate topics during the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly.
    A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, however, may take a back seat this time around.
    Those were the views expressed by State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, during a town hall-type meeting held Saturday morning at Adams Central High School. Only a handful of area residents attended the event.

AC okays co-teaching plan

December 17, 2012

    Adams Central Elementary School is set to try co-teaching with its second grade class taught by Carrie Aschliman beginning with the second semester of the 2012-13 school year.
    Elementary school Principal Terri Laurent told the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday that after trying for the past few years to adopt a five-year-old girl, Aschliman received a last-minute phone call that everything was finally in order and ready to go.

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