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December 27th

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.

Velma L. Ehlerding

December 27, 2010

    Velma L. Ehlerding, 95, formerly of Decatur and New Haven, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2010, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Willshire, Ohio, she was the daughter of Theodore and Amalia Hofmann.
    She was a member of Martini Lutheran Church in New Haven. Previously, she belonged to Zion Lutheran Church (Friedheim) in rural Decatur and its sewing circle and Ladies' Aid group.

John R. Girard

December 27, 2010

    John R. Girard, 76, of Decatur, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Paul M. Herman

December 27, 2010

    Paul M. Herman, 90, a former businessman in Berne, died Saturday in Duluth, Minnesota.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

David E. Lybarger

December 27, 2010

    David E. Lybarger, 90, of rural Bluffton, passed away at 12:16 p.m. on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at his residence. He died on his 90th birthday from injuries in an accident at his residence.
    He was born on Saturday, December 25, 1920, in Geneva to Jesse and Jeanette Ineichen Lybarger.
    He was a 1939 graduate of Hartford Township High School in Adams County.
    He formally attended Old Salem United Methodist Church in Wells County.

Evelyn L. Oetting

December 27, 2010

    Evelyn L. Oetting, 78, of Decatur, died at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on January 28, 1932, in Adams County to William E. and Elizabeth L. Kirchner Macke. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Decatur.
    Evelyn married Henry O. Oetting on December 18, 1953, in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Preble and they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary recently.

Robert F. Plummer

December 27, 2010

    Robert F. Plummer, 76, a resident of Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Defiance, Ohio.
    He married Betty L. Griggs on June 19, 1954, in Antwerp, Ohio; she passed away on August 1, 2006.

December 23rd

Squaws’s whip Warriors 48-37

December 23, 2010

    Good things happen when a basketball team puts the ball in the basket and the Bellmont Squaws proved that Wednesday night at the Teepee with its best shooting performance of the season hitting 16-34 for 47 percent and adding nearly 70 percent from the foul line on 13-19 to post a 48-37 win over the visiting Woodlan Warriors in non-conference action.
    "This team is pretty good, I just don't know how much the girls believe it," noted Bellmont coach Tory Fuelling following the game.

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