May 3rd, 2013
Lois A. Fegley, 93, of rural Van Wert County, passed away Thursday, May 2, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Lois was born January 1, 1920, in Craigville, Ind., to the late Clarence R. and Anna E. (Gahman) Abbott.
She married Chester Lloyd Fegley on May 11, 1941; he preceded her in death on May 7, 2003.
Berniece Lehmann, 96, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are four daughters, Shirley (Ed) Prentiss and Karen (Roy) Lehman, both of Berne; Wanda (Paul) Smith of Columbus Grove, Ohio; and Arlene (Beth) Lehmann of Goshen; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at First Mennonite Church.
Irena I. Sprunger, 94, Berne, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Illegal dumping in the town of Monroe's refuse collection area on S. Van Buren St. has led to the town council potentially taking large steps towards finding the culprits.
President Al Lehman told council members Thursday that the refuse area, which is supposed to be used as a compost site, has once again become the dumping ground for everything from garbage to building materials.
Adams County school districts, as well as those across several states, are rescheduling and retaking tests that were interrupted Monday and Tuesday.
Thousands of students in Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota and Oklahoma have been kicked offline while taking tests in recent weeks, postponing the testing schools planned for months and raising concerns about whether the glitches will affect scores, The Associated Press reported.
Dozens of Decatur residents devoted the middle of their day to prayer by the Peace Monument on Thursday, in keeping with the National Day of Prayer.
The noontime observance was held by the Decatur Ministerial Association.
Dr. Robert Brink of Decatur Church of God opened the service by explaining the need for prayer in everyone's life.
Coming off an emotional win against Heritage on Wednesday night, the Braves turned their attention to the visiting Carroll Chargers at home on Thursday but a seven-run sixth inning spelled doom for Bellmont in a 9-1 loss.
Through five innings, Jordan Hilyard was throwing a gem of a baseball game allowing seven hits scattered around holding the Chargers to just two runs and Bellmont trailed by just a run at 2-1.
Tonight's game begins at 6:30 p.m. To view the webcast at approximately that time, simply click on the link below. Once on the livestream site, fill out a username and password and log in to the free service. Then sit back and enjoy the game. Go Braves!
Franklin H. Akins, 77, of Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana.
He married Ruby Lee, who preceded him in death on September 12, 1974. Franklin then married Patricia R. Wissler on December 28, 1984, in Fort Wayne; she survives.
Franklin retired in 1983 from International Harvester.
Jeanne W. Azbell, 95, of Decatur, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Jeanne was born on July 2, 1917, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Covington and Elinor (Arnold) Westlake.
On April 14, 1943, she married Joseph F. Azbell; he preceded her in death on February 2, 2003.
Jeanne was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Rebecca Circle. She was also a homemaker and became a registered nurse in 1938, working at Youngstown Hospital.