September 11th, 2012
SPENCERVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Solomon Wickey doesn’t remember much about his trial. At least, that’s what he says.
Wickey puts his fingers to his lips and gazes down. His hair, in a traditional bowl cut, is a deep white now and his beard gray. He sits in a small chair in his office wearing a blue shirt and black pants that note his Amish heritage.
Everything looks "real well" with the work that has been completed on the courthouse, according to Dave Meyer of the county's building and maintenance department.
Meyer told the county commissioners on Monday that he met with architect Dave Sholl, of Schenkel and Schultz Architecture, last Friday to inspect the nearly completed restoration of the courthouse.
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce resumed its monthly luncheon series Monday at the Woodcrest retirement community with a talk from Lisa Smith, Ivy Tech Community College outreach coordinator for Adams County.
Smith said Ivy Tech currently has 150,000 students at 29 locations in Indiana, and offers classes in more than 75 individual communities. The college's northeast division, which includes campuses in Fort Wayne, serves more than 10,000 students, she said.
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.)