January 11th, 2013
Due to incorrect information provided to the newspaper, the wife of Chris L. Eicher was mistakenly named as Esther (Ruben) Eicher instead of Esther (Raber) Eicher in Thursday's edition.
Mary E. Howe, 87, of New Haven, died on January 9, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Born in Columbia City, she retired from General Electric. Among survivors are her daughter, Maxine (Jim) Bailey of Gobles, Mich.; three sons, Gaylord (Kay) Howe of Bluffton, Marvin (Juanita) Howe of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ivan (Sandra) Howe of Decatur; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Violet L. Smith, 94, Decatur, died Thursday night at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy.
Lynn Martin Stucky, 75, of Beech Island, S.C., a former resident of Willshire, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in Aiken, S.C.
Lynn was born in Decatur on Monday, October 11, 1937, to the late Martin and Verona Loreen (Snyder) Stucky.
He married his former spouse, Marcia Merriman, on October 2, 1960, in the Union United Methodist Church outside of Willshire, Ohio; she survives.
Cynthia Snider was elected to the Adams Central Board of Education during a special meeting held this week.
Snider fills the seat of former member Steve Bailey, who resigned at the beginning of the year after accepting a new job in another state. Bailey was re-elected to the board in November, meaning Snider's appointment is a full four-year term.
The board interviewed two candidates Monday, Snider and Julie Foster, after opening the position to the public in December.
The 22nd annual meeting of the United Way of Adams County (UW) was held this week, with the main order of business being the election of board members to three-year terms.
Six board members were eligible to return for a second three-year term and were re-elected: Corey Affolder, Maggie Bollinger, Becky Cochran, Kenny Ketzler, Dan Kintz and Bill Warren.
The Adams County CrimeStoppers program will be hosting the third annual “help fight crime” fundraiser basketball game on February 18.
The Crime Fighters will take on the Fort Wayne K105 radio station team starting at 7 p.m. at the Bellmont High School gym.
Ticket prices are $4 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 5 will be admitted free.
Jenna Razo’s Razz-M-Jazz dance studio will perform for the halftime show.
A second straight upset win in the ACAC basketball tournament just wasn't in the cards Thursday night for the Adams Central girls as the Taylor Seiss-Keanna Gray led Leo Lions hammered the Jets 59-26 in the semi-final round at the beautiful Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
FORT WAYNE—Thanks to senior night at North Side High School, Zorana Lincner's 21 points came from off the bench as the junior almost single-handedly put Bellmont out of contention last night in a 61-48 win over the Squaws.
Offense came at a premium with North Side's normal starters getting some pine while the seniors were in the limelight. It was 7-7 with 4:00 to play in the first quarter before things changed quickly and for the worst for Bellmont.
Chris L. Eicher, 50, of Geneva, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013, in White Pigeon, Mich.
Among survivors are his wife, Esther (Ruben) Eicher of Geneva; six sons, Menno (Ruby) C. Eicher of Goshen, Daniel (Malinda) C. Eicher of Berne, Ernest (Elizabeth) C. Eicher and Chris (Freda) Eicher Jr., both of Macy, Ind., Henry Eicher of Geneva, John Miller of Wooster, Ohio; and daughter, Elizabeth (Luke) C. Shetler of Brinkhaven, Ohio.