January 27th, 2012
James B. Roop, 83, of Decatur, died at 4:46 a.m. today at the Hospice on Homestead Road, Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Lena E. (Lengerich) Bennett, 85, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Swiss Village, in Berne.
Lena was born on November 8, 1926, in Portland to the late John and Louise (Schmidt) May.
On April 27, 1946, she married Richard B. Lengerich. He preceded her in death.
On July 26, 1995, she married her second husband, Winton J. Bennett. He also preceded her in death, on August 2, 1998.
Bellmont High School will crown its 2012 Silver Arrow queen at halftime of Friday night's boys' basketball game.
The candidates are seen in accompanying photo.
The Braves host NHC foe Carroll on Friday.
Decatur’s premier business event, the Spotlight Business Expo, will be held at Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 10. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and the event will continue until 5:30 pm.
Seventy businesses, and community groups will display there products and services, according to Wes Kuntzman, director of the sponsoring Decatur Chamber of Commerce. During the day, entertainers will perform on the main stage and Manley’s Meats will have food available in the cafeteria.
PLEASANT LAKE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana police officer shot in the face nearly six weeks ago says he is making steady improvement and hopes to eventually return to work.
‘‘If I’m able to return, that’s what I’m going to do,’’ Waterloo Deputy Marshal Steve Brady told The Star of Auburn on Monday. ‘‘I’m optimistic I’ll go back to work and continue to be a police officer. Time will tell.’’
Area wrestling fans beware, Saturday's Jay County Wrestling Sectional could come down to the last takedown.
It could be that close.
"It's wide open, and I know that going in," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, who will try to coach his Braves to a 22nd straight sectional crown.
Lena E. Bennett, 85, of Decatur, died Wednesday in Swiss Village in Berne.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Alvin Dewayne “Al” Colbert, 68, of Portland, died Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was the son of Albert Vaughn and Mary Margaret (Banter) Colbert.
Among survivors are a son, Gary Colbert, of Decatur, and three daughters, Tonia Benge, of Wilshire, Ohio; Teresa Painter, of Decatur; and Melissa Hunter, of Decatur.
Private family services will be held in Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland.
Darrell L. Gerig, 82, of Berne, passed away Tuesday January 24, 2012, at Swiss Village.
He was born to Ralph A. and Sylvia Marie (Niswander) Gerig on September 9, 1929.
He married Marilyn (Amstutz) on September 16, 1950; she survives.
David M. Singleton, 67, Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012.
Among survivors are his wife, Connie; sons, Tyler and Wesley, both of Nokomis; daughter, Kelsey, of Venice Chapel, Fla.; two brothers, James E. Singleton, of Decatur and Dean R. (Tammy) Singleton, of Decatur; and three grandchildren, Maggie and Vanessa Singleton and Christian Caldwell.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, with funeral services immediately following.