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September 12th, 2011

Stars 2nd, Squaws 7th at Spencerville

September 12, 2011

    SPENCERVILLE, OHIO—South Adams captured three of the top 11 places in the 35th annual Spencerville Bearcat Cross Country Invitational Saturday and was narrowly edged out of first place by Shawnee (Ohio) by a 49 to 69 county.

Paula E. Hockemeyer

September 12, 2011

    Paula E. Hockemeyer, 93, of Decatur, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on October 11, 1917, in Allen County to Henry J. and Augusta Gick Nahrwold.
    She married Walter Hockemeyer on January 22, 1941, in St. Paul Lutheran Church (Gar Creek); he passed away on November 16, 1991.
    She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church (Fuelling).

Pauline M. Lehman

September 12, 2011

    Pauline M. Lehman, 86, of Berne, passed away on Saturday, September 10, in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    She was born to Albert and Eva Liddy Huser on February 21, 1925, in Adams County.
    She married Maynard "Miz" Lehman on July 30, 1944, he survives.
    She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who always put her family first.

Ferne A. Painter

September 12, 2011

    Ferne Alta Painter, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Adams County, Ferne worked at General Electric for 39 years, retiring in 1979.
    She graduated from Monroeville High School 1937.
    She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, the GE Elex Club, and the GE Quarter-Century Club.
    Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

September 9th

Local MDA collections top $3,600

September 9, 2011

    More than $3,600 was contributed from five sources in Adams County this year to add to the national Muscular Dystrophy Association fund drive.
    Collections were held last weekend by members of the Decatur Moose Lodge and the Monroe Fire Department. Decatur firefighters held their collection a week earlier.
    The finals totals are as follows:
    • $1,724.04, Decatur Fire Department.
    • $724.04, Decatur Moose Lodge 1311.

Tuition hikes upset Indiana lawmakers

September 9, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers say rising tuition at state universities is keeping Hoosiers from getting college degrees, but public university leaders say decreased state aid is forcing their hand.
    Republican and Democratic budget leaders on the panel bemoaned that in-state tuition jumped from an average of 12 percent of Hoosiers’ incomes in 2000 to expectations it will account for 19 percent of average income by 2013.

2-plus inches of rain in 2 days

September 9, 2011

    An Indiana climatologist says the drought conditions that stressed Indiana’s crops this summer appear likely to linger into the fall harvest. It may be a little difficult to convince Decatur residents, though.
    A rainfall of 1.17 inches in the 24 hours up to 7 a.m. today pushed the city's total for two days to over two inches.

No. 3 Squaws tune-up for New Castle with three-game Lakewood sweep

September 9, 2011

    The Bellmont volleyball machine, ranked third in class 3A in the current statewide poll, tuned up for this weekend's meat grinder known as the New Castle Volleyball Invitational with an easy three-game sweep of Lakewood Park Christian Thursday night at the Teepee.
    The Squaws handled Lakewood without much difficulty in the first two games by counts of 25-8 and 25-7 and then notched a 25-15 tally in the third and final game.

SA knocks off Bluffton

September 9, 2011

    BERNE—A competitive ACAC volleyball match fell into the South Adams win column Thursday night as the Starfires withstood several Bluffton rallies to win the varsity match in three straight games, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19.
    Chelsea Bollenbacher dominated the front line for the Starfires knocking down 20 kills. She also added seven digs and four blocks for the SA team.

Elnora L. Bebout

September 9, 2011

    Elnora Lou Bebout, 86, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
    She was born on December 11, 1924, in Allen County, Indiana, to Donald and Edith (Johnson) Morrison.
    Elnora married C. Eugene Bebout on April 5, 1946. He preceded her in death on September 26, 2004.
    Elnora was a member of Grace Fellowship Church and had worked for General Electric, retiring in 1987 after 25 years of service.

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