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Eileen M. Bogan

December 14, 2010

    Eileen M. Bogan, daughter of Peter A. and Mary Hess, died on December 10, 2010, at Westmoreland, a care facility in Lake Forest, Illinois.
    She was born on March 18, 1924, in Adams County, near Decatur, the seventh of eight children, all the others being boys.
    She is survived by her husband of just days short of 65 years, James R. Bogan, and by three children, Timothy J. (Linda), Kevin J. (Dr. Katherine Galluzzi) and Mary P. (Doug) Bell. She also leaves three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

William O. Farnsworth

December 14, 2010

    William O. Farnsworth, 84, of Monroeville, died at 9:57 a.m. Sunday in the emergency room at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne after being stricken ill at home that day.
    He was born on February 7, 1926, in Antwerp, Ohio, to Clyde Farnsworth Sr. and Grace S. Sunday Farnsworth.
    He married Beaulah J. Brown on May 12, 1945, in Corpus Christi, Texas; she passed away on August 18, 2009, after 64 years of marriage.

Sarah J. Hake

December 14, 2010

    Sarah J. Gass Hake, 69, of Decatur, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Minnie A. McMichael

December 14, 2010

    Minnie A. McMichael, 83, formerly of Mendon, Ohio and a native of Willshire, Ohio, died Monday in The Laurels of Shane Hill, a nursing home near Rockford, Ohio.
    She was born to George and Edna Clay Sharpe.
    Among survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Sheryl) Ellis of Mendon, and two sons, Galen McMichael of Mendon (a former North Adams teacher) and Rudy McMichael of North Richland Hills, Texas.

Deborah Nussbaum

December 14, 2010

    Deborah Nussbaum, 60, a native of Berne, died Friday in Madiera Beach, Florida.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

More than 100 drivers stranded in Indiana snow

December 14, 2010

    LAPORTE, Ind.  (AP) — A slow-moving storm that brought bone-chilling cold and dropped heavy snow that caused dozens of accidents, stranded more than 100 motorists and collapsed the roof of an NFL stadium made its way out of the Midwest.
    The storm continued its trek northeast early Tuesday over the Great Lakes and into Canada. More snow was possible for parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York on Tuesday. The cold temperatures stretched into the South, where hard freeze warnings were in effect overnight in several states.

Berne reduces speed limits; 16 street lights set

December 14, 2010

    Berne City Council wrapped up its legislative agenda for 2011 on Monday evening with a handful of votes on topics ranging from lower speed limits near South Adams School to the selection of an engineering firm to guide the city through upcoming sewer projects.
    Meeting for the final time of the year, the council read for the first time an ordinance setting the speed limit at 20 miles per hour during specified times on Parkway Street, from U.S. 27 to Village Way. The street is the primary access route to South Adams School.

Balanced SA boys tankers handle Jay; Pat girls win

December 14, 2010

    BERNE—South Adams swim teams split a pair of matches with Jay County at the SA pool Monday night with the Starfish boys downing the Patriots 113-70 while Jay County won the girls meet 124-62.
    South Adams won seven events in the boys meet with six different individuals winning and then four of those six teamed up to win a relay race.
    The Starfish took the opening event of the night, the 200 medley relay, as Joel Schmidt, Caleb Wurster, Jacob Werst, and Cole Farlow posted a 1:56.76 finish.

Busse, Braves cop AC mat honors

December 14, 2010

    MONROE — Bellmont won a 16-team junior varsity wrestling invitational at Adams Central on Saturday, with South Adams third and AC fourth.
    The day's outstanding wrestler was Brad Busse of Bellmont at 189 pounds. one of five champions that Bellmont produced on the day en route to compiling 238 points to the 155 of New Haven, 105 of South Adams and 99 of Adams Central.

December 13th

Becky Eicher

December 13, 2010

    Becky Eicher, 35, of Carlisle, Kentucky, died on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
    Born in rural Geneva on June 29, 1975, to Mervin and Elizabeth Christner Yoder, she was a homemaker and a member of Old Order Amish Church in Carlisle.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dena Eicher.

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