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May 8th, 2012

Johnnie Martinez

May 8, 2012

    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.

Cheryl E. Pietosi

May 8, 2012

    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

May 8, 2012

    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.

May 7th

Lady Jets dominate ACAC tourney

May 8, 2012

    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.

New look for the sheriff’s department

May 7, 2012

    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.

Depot site of summer arts fair

May 7, 2012

    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.

New law snags diocese’s bid to buy school

May 7, 2012

    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

May 7, 2012

    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.
 

Margaret R. Lengerich

May 7, 2012

    Margaret R. Lengerich, 92, of Decatur, passed away at 8:06 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at her residence.
    She was born on October 5, 1919, in Adams County, to the late Andrew and Margaret (Kortenber) Wolpert.
    She married Wilbur “Jeff” Lengerich on July 3, 1949; he passed away in 1969.

Cheryl E. Pietosi

May 7, 2012

    Cheryl E. Pietosi, 65, of Berne, passed away at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2012, at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center. 
    She was born on Thursday, September 26, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Robert and Wanda (Garner) Eyanson.
    Mrs. Pietosi had worked for Berne Tube Products for 37 years.

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