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November 19th, 2010

Julie A. Johnson

November 19, 2010

    Julie A. Johnson, 51, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Decatur, died at her brother’s residence in Bluffton on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
    Julie was born on March 8, 1959, in Decatur to Richard L. and Josephine A. (McBride) Jackson.
    Julie was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Anchorage. She worked as a travel agent for Sato Travel in Anchorage.

Rosalie McLaughlin

November 19, 2010

    Rosalie McLaughlin, 88, rural Portland, died Wednesday in Jay County Hospital at Portland. She was a former administrator of that facility.
    She was born to Frank and Gladys Benedict Rody.
    Among survivors are two sons, Bruce and Bryce McLaughlin of Portland, and one daughter, Sue McLaughlin of Decatur.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, with burial in Green Park Cemetery at Portland. Visiting hours are 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Arnold O. Schueler

November 19, 2010

    Arnold O. Schueler, 89, of Ossian, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at Ossian Health Care.
    He was born on April 22, 1921, in Wells County to Otto and Frieda (Prange) Schueler.
    He was the former owner of A & E Schueler Supply, farmed, and drove school bus. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Deer at the door

November 19, 2010

    "It was wild!" — literally and figuratively.
    That was the reaction by Zack Gagle, an employee of Eichhorn Jewelry in downtown Decatur, about 20 minutes after he witnessed a medium-sized deer, a doe, with her front hooves up on the top of the front door glass.

Arrest made in city holdup

November 19, 2010

    Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey has announced that a 19-year-old Fort Wayne man, Devonte M. Jones, has been charged with armed robbery and criminal confinement in regard to alleged crimes at a Decatur business on November 10.
    Jones is in custody in Allen County, Harvey said. A second suspect in the case has apparently not been apprehended.
    The crimes allegedly were committed at the S.M.O.K.E.S. Tobacco Shop on S. 13th St. when Jones and another man entered the store.

Squaws dominate freestyle events to score pair of wins

November 19, 2010

    Bellmont took six first places and swept first and second in two of the three relays to easily roll pas Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers in a three-way season-opening meet at Bellmont Thursday.
    The Squaws rolled up 152 points to the 100 of Dwenger and the 74 of Luers.
    Bellmont did particularly well in the freestyle events, showing its depth with first and second in both the 200 and 400 relays.

Beer expects ‘new’ Lady Jets to keep winning ways

November 19, 2010

    After the first non-losing record in six years (an 11-11 mark last season), Adams Central's girls' basketball program looks for even better things in 2010-11 and, with no seniors on the squad, in 2011-12, as well.

November 18th

Pries reports 129 winter athletes

November 18, 2010

    BERNE — South Adams Athletic Director Mike Pries announced today that 129 SA students are involved in winter sports activities at South Adams High School
    Wrestling led the way with 31 participants while cheerleading was next at 24, followed by boys swimming with 22.  Boys basketball has 18 in the program.
    There are 17 competitors in girls basketball, and 17 in girls swimming.

Altered villas okayed

November 18, 2010

    A proposal to make four single villas into two larger villas at the Woodcrest Retirement Center was approved Wednesday night at the monthly board of trustees meeting of the Adams Health Network (AHN).

United Way gets Lilly boost

November 18, 2010

    Jim Compton, executive director of the United Way of Adams County (UWAC), has announced that the Eli Lilly Foundation in Indianapolis has approved the UWAC for a grant which will provide matching funds.
     “During the present campaign to raise funds for 2011, all new donors’ gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar,” Compton said. “For those who were able to support the United Way last year, any increase will be matched dollar for dollar.

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