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December 17th

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December 17, 2014

Homes in the Lake Shore addition on Decatur’s easternmost edge are in full holiday mode, with decorative Christmas lights strung at several of the homes there.
 

Sounds of the season

December 17, 2014

The South Adams Music Department staged its annual Christmas band and choir concert Tuesday evening in Burkhalter Auditorium. Featured were the middle school and high school bands and choirs. Above, Director Curt Amstutz leads the seventh- and eighth-grade band through its performance.

Photo by J Swygart

Decatur moving rapidly to fill new coordinator slot

December 17, 2014

    City officials are moving quickly to get in place a new-hire communications coordinator, and there is a chance the person chosen could be on the job sometime in February.

Larry Wittwer

December 17, 2014

    Larry Wittwer, 80, of Angola and longtime resident and business owner from Bluffton, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, near Walnut Creek, Calif., while on vacation visiting his son, Jerry.
    Larry died from complications following emergency surgery the prior week.

December 16th

Pigskin Picks, week 15 results

December 16, 2014

Carnegie cooperation is vowed by all

December 16, 2014

Myles R. Anderson

December 16, 2014

    Myles R. Anderson, 64, of Monroe, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
    Myles was born on March 15, 1950, in Monroe to the late Dr. Ernest Anderson Jr. and Gertrude L. (Brandyberry) Anderson.
    Myles was a 1968 graduate of Adams Central High School and a member of the Bridge Community Church in Decatur. He was employed by U.S. Postal Service as a rural route mail carrier. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

Mary Louise Pusey

December 16, 2014

    Mary Louise Pusey, 86, a resident of Geneva, died Dec. 10 at Chalet Village in Berne.
    Her parents and four sisters are deceased. She is survived by two nieces.
    Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Geneva. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Geneva in the spring.
    Arrangements were handled by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
 

Ronald Smith

December 16, 2014

    Ronald “Scott” Smith, 41, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in the Adams  Memorial Hospital.
    Scott was born on Friday, Nov. 16, 1973 in Elkhart, the son of the late Ronald L. Smith and Donna J. (Bowers) Smith.
    He attended The Bridge Community Church in Decatur.
   He was employed at Keystone RV in Goshen for eight years.

Blackhawk Christian @ Bellmont, girls basketball webcast

December 16, 2014

Tonight the Squaws look to end their losing streak against the visiting Blackhawk Christian Lady Braves. The JV game is slated for 6:15 with the varsity tentatively set for 7:45 p.m. The broadcast tonight will appear roughly around the end of the JV contest. To view the gamecast, click the link below. Once on site, log in with a username and password or else connect with Facebook. The service is free so enjoy and tell your family and friends where they can find Bellmont winter sports action!