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November 25th, 2011

Nelson L. Billington

November 25, 2011

    Nelson L. Billington, 86, of Berne, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

Grace L. Dubach

November 25, 2011

    Grace L. Dubach, 86, of Berne, passed away on Thursday morning, November 24, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born to Solomon and Velma Burley Mosser on December 19, 1924.
    Grace married Glen Dubach on May 24, 194; he survives.
    She was a member of Cross Community Church in Berne, a homemaker, and a former chairwoman of the Dorcas Circle.
    Her special interests were her family, quilting, and needlework.

Paul L. Harden

November 25, 2011

    Paul L. Harden, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Friday November 25, 2011, at the residence of his daughter, Nancy, and grandson, David Ireland, where he resided the past eight years.
    Paul was born on February 13, 1919, in Adams County to Clyde and Edna (Welty) Harden.
    On April 5, 1942, he married L. Catherine Sovine; she passed away on October 26, 2005.
    Paul attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur.

Jack E. Schnepf

November 25, 2011

    Jack E. Schnepf, 89, of Louisville, Kentucky, a former Decatur resident, died Thursday.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Walter Wiegmann

November 25, 2011

    Walter Wiegmann, 85 years old, of Decatur, entered into eternal life at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his residence.
    Walter was born on Tuesday, April 27, 1926, in Fort Wayne, the son of Henry Wiegmann and Minnie Oetting Wiegmann. 
    Walter was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church–Preble in rural Decatur.
    He was a graduate of the New Haven High School Class of 1944 and a graduate of Reppert Auction School in Decatur in 1945.

November 23rd

Jobless rate ticks up

November 23, 2011

    Jobless numbers in Adams County rose slightly during October to their highest level since July, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Cops for Kids program under way in county

November 23, 2011

    The annual Cops for Kids event to help needy children in Adams County buy gifts at Christmastime is under way, with monetary donations being collected and names of children up to age 12 being assembled, according to an announcement from Adams County Chapter 127 of the Fraternal Order of Police.
    Applications for children to shop during Cops for Kids are available at the Decatur Police Department, 521 N. Third St., The deadline to apply is Monday, December 5.

Braves handle Columbia City with ease

November 23, 2011

    Despite a shift that sent five wrestlers up a weight division, Bellmont scored six falls, took two forfeits and won nine of 12 matches to dump NHC foe Columbia City 58-15 in the season opener Tuesday night at the Teepee.
    It was also a somber night as Bellmont dedicated a new wrestling mat in honor of the late John Friedt, one of  the organizers of the Decatur Wrestling Club and a coach at Bellmont for over 30 years. The mat will be used for both varsity and middle school meets.

November 22nd

Mabel M. Hoover

November 22, 2011

    Mabel M. Stoneburner Hoover, 94, of Richmond, formerly of New Paris, Ohio, died on Monday, November 21, 2011, at Golden Rule Living Center in Richmond.
    She was born on October 7, 1917, in Kirkland Township of Adams County, the youngest of four children born to Amos K. and Mary Leona Stoutenberry Stoneburner.
    Mabel was a loving and devoted wife and mother.

LaVerne L. Hilty

November 22, 2011

    LaVerne L. Hilty, 60, rural Berne, died on Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born on May 14, 1951, in Adams County to Jacob K. and Lydiann Schwartz Hilty.
    Among survivors are his mother; his wife, Rachel; three sons, Lonnie Hilty of rural Monroe, Timothy Hilty of rural Monroe, and Jonathan Hilty of rural Berne; and three daughters, Mrs. Henry D.L. (Barbara Ann) Schwartz of rural Monroe; Mrs. Alvin L. (Naomi) Miller of rural Berne, and Kristine L. Hilty of rural Berne.

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