May 8th, 2012
Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America — including Decatur, Berne and Geneva — will deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes this Saturday.
According to a news release, "They will also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers participating in the 20th annual National Food Drive to 'Stamp Out Hunger' — the largest one-day food drive in the nation."
The death of a Geneva man as a result of an alleged fight last November has led Adams County prosecutor Chris Harvey to file charges of aggravated battery and involuntary manslaughter against Nicholas J. Stump, 29, rural Portland.
According to a probable cause document filed in Adams County Circuit Court last Friday, "Stump did knowingly inflict injury on Dennis L. Sroufe that created a substantial risk of death."
Johnnie Martinez, 87, of Huntington, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday in Huntington.
He was born on January 19, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas,to the late Arthur and Ada (Harrison) Martinez.
He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, including Bernice Jaurigue of Decatur.
There will be no visitation or services.
Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Due to incorrect information from the funeral home, the funeral service for Cheryl E. Pietosi was listed as Friday, May 11.
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 11 a.m., at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Mary K. Schwartz, 63, of Sarasota, Florida, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Hospice House in Sarasota.
She was born August 24, 1948, in Berne, to Dan O. and Martha K. Schwartz.
Among survivors are her brother and sister-in-law, Levi L. and Ruthie (Mullet) Schwartz; four nephews, Lucas, Marc, Eddie Ray, and ZacharyScwartz; and two nieces, Lily and Abigail Schwartz, all of Nappanee, Ind.
Visitation, funeral and burial will all be held in Sarasota.
The ACAC girls tennis tournament was held over the weekend at Adams Central with the Jets taking advantage of home-court advantage earning a conference record five first-team selections and a second team placer as well, while going undefeated in the first day earning the ACAC crown.
Adams County Sheriff Rekeweg announced there have been some changes at the sheriff's department, most notably in the sheriff's vehicles area residents are used to seeing.
Rekeweg said that in an effort to save taxpayers money, as well as conforming to standards set by the Indiana Sheriff's' Association, sheriff's cars have been changed from the familiar two-tone brown to a plain white vehicle.
The 100-year-old former Pennsylvania Railroad depot in Decatur will be getting some public exposure next August as it becomes the site of an arts fair.
Andy Gay, representing the local Friends of the Arts, a group which grew out of last year's "Cuties of Decatur" play, laid out details for city council at its meeting this week.
The sale of the former Monroeville Elementary School building by East Allen Schools to the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese may not happen.
The Indiana Public Charter Schools Association, Indiana's leading charter school advocacy group, has asked that the sale be halted, claiming the deal violates state law.
"Our legal team has been in contact with East Allen's team," diocesan spokesman Sean McBride told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. "It doesn't look good."
Johnnie Martinez, 87 of Huntington, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.