September 10th, 2012
The official 2013 United Way campaign is under way.
Approximately 50 people attended a recent kickoff luncheon to hear testimonials from three Adams County agencies as to the importance of United Way funding for their activities.
Sharon Tester, who heads the Adams County Council on Aging, talked about the transportation program which provided 7,496 one-way trips last year.
Adams Central seniors Isaac Luginbill and Mary Fox were revealed as AC's Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night before the Flying Jets played the Garrett Railroaders.
Members of the Homecoming Court are Kelsey Barker, Bess Fiechter, Sydnee Peterson, Olivia Macklin, Aubrie Sanders, Stine Sanne, Cody Walburn, Josh Thieme, Nathan Barger, Pierce Harris, David Teeple, and Hansen Fuentes.
The crowning culminated Homecoming Week at the Monroe school.
Twelve Adams County Boy Scouts recently visited the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) as part of the annual “Troop and a Tour … for the Troops” project.
Each Scout received a presentation about the historical aspects of the building and a professional overview of the purpose and mission of the foundation by Executive Director Coni Mayer.
James R. Borchers, 91, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Christian Care Center in Bluffton.
Jim was born on November 17, 1920, in Rockford, Ohio, to the late Glenn D. and Sophia M. (Schiller) Borchers.
On August 28, 1947, he married Wanda G. (Priddy) Borchers; she survives in Decatur.
Jim was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and a lifelong spiritual leader. He served the local Christian community in various capacities throughout his life.
Candido V. Castro Jr., 83, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Margot M. Castro of Fort Wayne; and two stepdaughters, Eva M. Torres and Aurea E. Hachett, both of Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home. A mass of Christian burial will be held at noon on Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2213 Brooklyn Ave., Fort Wayne, with visitation from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Betty L. Moser, 83, Berne, died today.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Gretchen I. (Garwood) Pasternak, 54 of Decatur, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are her husband, Martin Pasternak of Decatur; three sons, Chris (Diane) Sutton and Leonard Sutton, both of Decatur; and Martin Pasternak Jr. of Gwinnett County, Ga.; and one daughter, Jinger Sandy Ann Pasternak of Gwinnett, Ga.
A memorial visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. today at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
(No funeral services were listed.)
Mary O. Razo, 83, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on September 9, 1929, in Paulding, Ohio, to the late Floyd and Carmen (Morales) Ortiz.
On October 17, 1947, she married Genaro Razo; he died on October 11, 1996.
Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Hispanic Society and the Rosary Society. She worked as a homemaker.
Patricia A. Rumschlag, 67, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at her residence.
Pat was born in Allen County on November 28, 1944, to Ralph and Doris (Anderson) Gerardot Jr.
She married James M. Rumschlag on July 13, 1963.
A member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Pat had worked as a waitress at West End restaurant for 35 years before retiring on August 1, 2011.
MONROE—Two potential scoring plays, about 16 hours apart, turned out to be the difference between victory and defeat in Adams Central's and Garrett's weather-elongated Homecoming game on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Garrett came out the winner, 21-12.
The visiting Railroaders won Day One, 21-0, and AC won Day Two, 12-0, but two missed scores by the Flying Jets were crucial: one on Friday just before the game was postponed due to lightning and the other on Saturday: