June 6th, 2013
Gerald A. Stefanek, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Gerald worked as an engineer with Dana, retiring in 2008. He loved spending time with his family and friends and being on the water, especially Lake Michigan.
It now appears likely that the "ugly wall" left after the demolition of the longtime building at the corner of Monroe and Second streets in downtown Decatur will be covered by brick.
A comment launched near the end of Tuesday night's city council meeting turned into some hard decisions, the result being the strong probability that a brick wall will eventually cover the eyesore.
(Editor's Note: This is an AP exchange shared by the News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne.)
By KEVIN KILBANE
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Coni Mayer could see the impact from the windows of her office at Second and Madison streets in downtown Decatur.
The 19th annual Golden Meadows Home auction – held to benefit the Special Needs Resident Fund – will be held this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. on the facility grounds at 3646N 200E, rural Decatur.
The family-friendly event will feature many new items and gift certificates from local businesses, as well as out-of-town organizations such as professional sport teams and amusement parks. Also for sale will be used merchandise in good condition, and lunch will be available for purchase at a food tent.
Hoosier Pattern, a Decatur business Mayor John Schultz called "a core" of local economic development, is continuing to move rapidly forward, it was learned at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
Attorney Jeremy Brown, representing the N. 10th St. metal pattern maker, and owner-operator Keith Gerber were on hand at the meeting to request a tax abatement on a $1.7 million piece of equipment that Hoosier Pattern will be installing in the weeks ahead.
Dueling petitions in the Monroe Township portion of the town of Monroe ultimately will determine whether residents there will become members of the Adams Public Library System (APLS).
Donald P. Jeffrey, 90, of Decatur, died Tuesday morning.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
The Adams County Peace Monument on the southwest corner of the courthouse square will be featured during this Saturday's Sculpture Tour.
Committee members from the Peace Monument 100th Anniversary Celebration will be available at the monument to answer questions and to give the history of the monument, according to a news release.
Jerry Lee "Monk" Amweg, 65, of Ohio City, Ohio, went to be with his Lord at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio.
Jerry was born June 18, 1947, in Van Wert, to the late Daniel Hamilton and Louella Gwendolyn (Seger) Amweg.
He married CarieAnn Jo Bellinger on June 3, 2003; she survives in Ohio City.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has given a Catholic diocese in northern Indiana permission to keep some records under seal as lawyers prepare for a possible trial over a former teacher’s claim that she was fired because she had in vitro fertilization.
Emily Herx’s lawsuit against the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend addresses the constitutional balance between reproductive rights and religious rights and could determine which one trumps the other.