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June 19th, 2012

Donald E. Light

June 19, 2012

    Donald E. Light, 84, of Paynesville, Michigan, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
    He was born in Decatur on March 6, 1928, to the late Grady and Nina (Swartz) Light.
    He married Stella Nurkkala on September 15, 1962.
    Among survivors are his wife, Stella, of Paynesville; a daughter, Gwen (Jeff) Young of Witchita, Kan.; a brother, Gerald (Winnie) Light of Decatur; and a sister, Irene Agler of Evansville.
    He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Helen M. Thieme

June 19, 2012

    Helen M. Thieme, 83, of Decatur, passed away at 1:43 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on Tuesday, June 11, 1929, in Wells County, to the late Orval P. and Edith C. (Bowman) Barger.
    Helen married Otto W. A. Thieme on February 11, 1950, in Immanuel Lutheran Church; he survives.
    She was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church as a Sunday School teacher and was involved with the Ladies Society.

June 18th

Stabbing is probed by police

June 18, 2012

    Decatur police are continuing their investigation into an alleged stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning.
    Police were dispatched to the 200 block of N. 17th Street at 12:25 a.m. Sunday in regards to a battery situation with a possible stabbing, according to a department spokesman.

County’s jobless rate goes up a bit

June 18, 2012

    Unemployment in Adams County climbed slightly during May to 7.3 percent — up from a four-year low of 7.0 percent one month earlier but still a half percent below readings from May of 2011.
    After starting 2012 with a jobless rate of 8.5 percent, Adams County saw four consecutive months of decline in unemployment figures prior to the release of May's statistics.

New notification system set for SA

June 18, 2012

    Myra Moore, South Adams Schools' technology director, announced at this week's board of education meeting that the school plans to use a new notification system during the 2012-13 school year. The new system has more features and will cost three cents more per student than the previous system.

Michael Jauregui

June 18, 2012

    Michael Jauregui, 92, of Ossian, passed away on Thursday June 14, 2012. 
    He was born on April 8, 1920, in Illinois, to the late Simon and Apalonia (Conde) Jauregui.   

Roger L. Kelsey

June 18, 2012

    Roger L. Kelsey, 73, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born on Wednesday, June 22, 1938, in Adams County, to the late Clair and Mildred (Miller) Kelsey.
    He married Glenna J. Bladen on April 26, 1975; she survives.
    Roger served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963 and was a member of the Salem Community Church, the American Legion Post No. 43, and the NRA.

Christian J. Liechty

June 18, 2012

    Christian J. "Chris" Liechty, 83 , of Berne, died Sunday in Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are his wife, Betty (Steiner) Liechty; son, Mike (Elaine) Liechty of Geneva; daughters, Audrey (Dan) Chapman of Carmel; and Lori (Jud) Myers of Berne.
    Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Mennonite Church.
    Burial will be in MRE Cemetery.

Richard K. Schnitz

June 18, 2012


    Richard K. Schnitz, 89, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born in Decatur on Tuesday, November 21, 1922, the son of the late Merrill N. and Florence L. (Snyder) Schnitz.
    He married Helen B. Brown on November 13, 1943, in Bluffton; she passed away on September 18, 2011.

Roger A. Stevens Sr.

June 18, 2012

    Roger A. Stevens Sr., 69, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne.
    He was born  in Adams County on Thursday, July 9, 1942 to the late Lloyd E. and  Serena E. (Evans) Stevens.
    Roger married Arlene K. Stetler on April 9, 1966; she survives.
    He retired from Decatur Casting after 30 years of service.

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