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John E. Girard

December 28, 2010

    John R. Girard, 76, of Decatur, died on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    John was born on July 16, 1934, in Paulding, Ohio, to Adrien J. and Genevieve (Artz) Girard.
    On September 11, 1954, he married Rita C. Rumschlag. She preceded him in death on November 12, 2007.
    John was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and the Holy Name Society and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 864 in Decatur.

Edith L. Hicks

December 28, 2010

    Edith L. Hicks, 71, of Berne, died at home on December 23..
    She was born to Sylvester and Margaret Hensley Hicks.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Debra Gibson of Berne; and six sons: Hubert Curtis of Geneva; Thurman Curtis of Montpelier; Hobart Curtis of Redkey; Kenneth Curtis of Bryant; Robert Curtis of Dunkirk,; and Joe M. Curtis of Bluffton; and a stepson, Robert Vredeveld.

Sylvia M. Hoevel

December 28, 2010

    Sylvia M. Hoevel, 98, passed away on December 25, 2010, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
    She was born on March 18, 1912, in Fort Wayne to Henry L. and Hattie Louisa Treu Lee.
    She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was an avid bridge player.
    She is survived by her children, Phyllis (Robert) Rife, Mary (Rene) Vansteelandt, Helen (Eugene) Bulmahn and David (Barbara) Hoevel; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Russell C. Jones

December 28, 2010

    Russell C. Jones, 100, formerly of Hoagland, died at 6:18 p.m. Saturday, December 25, in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
    He was born on December 17, 1910, near Dixon, Ohio, to James and Annie Lauri Stephenson Jones.
    Russell was the owner of Jones Skyriders Balloon Company and was also a tool-and-die maker and a farmer.
    Russell was a member of Antioch Lutheran Church in Hoagland and a volunteer worker at The Christmas Bureau and at Big Brother.

December 27th

Thatcher, Meyer to be top seeds at Mishawaka

December 27, 2010

    Bellmont has four top-four seeds for the annual 32-team Al Smith Classic at Mishawaka High School this week, including top seeds Travis Thatcher at 215 pounds and heavyweight Daniel Meyer.
    The tourney, once dominated by Bellmont, will be held Wednesday and Thursday of this week starting at 9 a.m.
    Five of the top 10 rated teams in the state are in the tourney: No. 4 Merrillville, No. 5 Mishawaka, No. 7 Lawrence North, No. 8 Penn and No. 10 Bellmont.

Manning’s keeper seals win over Raiders 31-26

December 27, 2010

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Peyton Manning has won so many games for Indianapolis with his powerful right arm that it was only fitting that he was the one who sealed the victory with his legs in the Colts' best rushing game in three years.
    Manning threw three touchdown passes to put Indianapolis in the lead and then iced the game with a 27-yard naked bootleg that gave the Colts a 31-26 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in a game that turned out to have little playoff meaning.

No. 6 story of 2010: AC project

December 27, 2010

    The approval of a $10 million construction and renovation project — and a change in educational philosophy — at Adams Central School was ranked as the No. 6 story in Adams County during 2010 in balloting by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.

Grimm is named fire chief at Berne

December 27, 2010

    After a dozen years as Berne's fire chief, Art Nussbaum is stepping down.
    After 11 years as a Berne firefighter, William "Bill" Grimm is stepping ... up as the new chief.
    Berne Mayor John Minch has appointed Grimm to replace Nussbaum after Nussbaum chose to give up the job. Nussbaum will, however, stay on as a firefighter, having compiled more than 25 years on the department.

Gale L. Butcher

December 27, 2010

    Gale L. Butcher, 101, of Rockford, Ohio, died Thursday in Colonial Nursing Center.
    He was born in Jefferson Township of Adams County on May 26, 1909, to Elbridge and Stella Houser Butcher.
    Among survivors are three sons, Dallas Butcher of Fernandino, Florida; Jack Butcher of Fort Wayne; and Jim Butcher of Dayton, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Sheryl) Clay of Mendon, Ohio and Mrs. Mike (Debra) Schumm of Rockford.

Loretta Dunker

December 27, 2010

    Loretta Dunker, 71, of Berne, a resident of Swiss Village Retirement Community, died Thursday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was a former member of Peace Lutheran Church in Berne.
    Graveside funeral services will be held later at St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery at Winamac, Indiana.
    Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

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