February 6th, 2013
Bonnie Lou Bryan, 80, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Christian Care Retirement Center in Bluffton.
She was born on October 16, 1932, to the late Edward Lee and Ethel Fay (Davison) Gaunt.
Bonnie married Edwin Clair Bryan on June 14, 1952; he survives in Decatur.
She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. She was active in the Brethren Disaster Ministries as a Project Director with her husband.
Enedina S. Rosa, 72, of Decatur, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
She was born in Crystal City, Texas, on May 2, 1940, to the late Tomas and Guadalupe (Serna) Salazar.
Enedina married Daniel C. Rosa on November 14, 1960; he preceded her in death on June 3, 1974.
Enedina was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and also attended Cornerstone Church. She was a homemaker.
M. Mercedes Villagomez, 100, of Decatur, died at her residence on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
Mercedes was born on September 24, 1912, in Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico, to the late John and Isabel (Gutierrez) Ortiz.
On December 25, 1935, she married Anisceto Villagomez; he preceded her in death on May 31, 1986.
The City of Decatur is without a plan commission. But don't fret, one is on the way and no doubt will be in place in a couple of weeks.
The plan commission was dissolved Tuesday and all seven members tendered their resignations. It was a procedure designed to comply with Indiana law.
"It's a very complex situation," Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting. It is, however, being quickly resolved and a new plan commission will soon be in place, albeit with new faces.
In its search for a new superintendent, the North Adams Board of Education has been seeking public input on what the public considers to be important factors in the selection process.
As part of that desire for input, two members of the NA board attended Tuesday night's Decatur City Council to spread the word. Ben Faurote and Stacey Bussel made a 10-minute presentation to council, both underscoring the board's desire for public comment.
St. Joseph Catholic School recently honored Richard Braun of rural Decatur with The Distinguished Graduate Award.
Braun, who graduated from Decatur Catholic High in 1947, said in a news release that there are many memories of the years he spent at St. Joseph. One that stands out is The Sisters of St. Agnes and how in grade school it was their dedication to make students good kids.
Braun is active in his Catholic faith, it was noted in announcing the award.
BLUFFTON—In a game reminiscent to the first times Bluffton and South Adams met, the Lady Stars proved that the first time was not a fluke topping the Lady Tigers in Tuesday night's sectional opening round, 41-37.
Where 41 points was the mark for AC in a 27-point loss to Luers in game one, South Adams' 41 points was a winning tally in a game that featured plenty of defense and a grand total of 47 turnovers by both teams.
GAS CITY—If you love turnovers, Tuesday night's second game of the class 3A girls basketball sectional at Mississinewa High School between Heritage and Bellmont was right up your alley.
After leading for most of the first period and several minutes into round two, the Squaws made miscue after miscue allowing the Patriots to stay in the hunt. Bellmont committed a whopping 35 turnovers while Heritage responded in kind with 25 boo-boos in the game that finally fell into the Heritage win column by a 61-49 count.
The clock may be ticking towards a deadline for Adams County officials to make a decision about the future of a new county jail.
During a meeting Saturday morning in Decatur, State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, said sentencing reform legislation that could return low-level offenders back to individual counties for incarceration is working its way through the Indiana General Assembly.
Three days of events in Fort Wayne and South Bend will conclude at noon Friday with a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St., in Fort Wayne for Rev. John M. D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who died Sunday at the age of 80.
Diocesan officials said the three day will begin in South Bend on Wednesday D’Arcy’s body is transported to St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1701 Miami St.