September 20th, 2012
Alejandro Lopez, 18, and David Veliz, 19, both of Fort Wayne, were arrested and an unnamed juvenile have been detained by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department for their involvement with alleged crimes committed against members of the Amish community in Adams County last Monday, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey.
The prosecutor said both men have been preliminarily detained pending charges of armed robbery and criminal confinement.
Students in Bellmont High School's Health Careers class and in Project Lead the Way kicked off a day-long seminar Wednesday morning with the arrival of the Samaritan lifeline helicopter from Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
The seminar offered demonstrations, lectures and power point presentations for the students in the two career-oriented courses.
Paramedics and nurses were on hand throughout the day to explain their careers, purposes and lifesaving measures.
The Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church released a statement on Wednesday in which it confirms that Bishop Luers head football coach Matt Lindsay was dismissed from that position earlier this week after "a large number of inappropriate video clips, none involving nudity, were discovered" on the coach's computer.
Edward Diaz, 87, of New Lenox, Ill., died Wednesday in Hazel Crest, Ill.
Among survivors are two daughters, Gloria J. Tomchek of New Lenox,Ill., and Dorothy F. Marnell of Mattsen, Ill., and a son Robert L. Diaz of South Holland, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Yager-Kirchhofer F. Home, Berne, with visitation one hour prior to services.
Burial will be in the MRE Cemetery, Berne.
Rosemary Holthouse, 92, formerly of Decatur, died on January 23, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois.
She was born in Decatur on July 8, 1920, to the late Fredrick (Frickle) Fullenkamp and Esther Corbett Fullenkamp.
Rosemary married Louis A (Jack) Holthouse; he died September 24, 1998.
Rita A. Moore, 81, of Bluffton, passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at River Terrace Estates.
Rita was born May 4, 1931, in Decatur to Robert L. Osterman and Virginia R. (Keller) Osterman. She married David E. Moore on June 5, 1954 in Decatur; he survives.
Senior Bellmont soccer player Meghan Schueler made history Monday night when she played all 11 positions in a single game during Bellmont's 6-0 win over New Haven.
Scheuler, who played defense her freshman and sophomore years, converted to midfield and forward last season scoring 12 goals, but on Monday the senior started the game at right wingback where she played the first 10 minutes. She then shifted to center midfield and helped her team to to two quick scores.
Wayne E. Frock, 56, of rural Monroe, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Allen County on October 23, 1955, to Robert (Sara) D. Frock, New Haven, and the late Betty Ann (Liebert) Peck.
He married Sherrill A. Myers on June 28, 1975; she survives in rural Monroe.
Gary R. Huffman, 65, of Wren, Ohio, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born on Thursday, January 23, 1947, in Adams County, to Richard "Dick" and Nellie (Affolder) Huffman.
He married Susan Brown on June 27, 1981, in Decatur.
Two Fort Wayne men are being held without bond today in the Adams County Jail in connection with several attacks on Amish residents in southern Adams County Monday.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg announced this morning that his department, with assistance from the public and the Berne Police Department, was able to identify and arrest David Veliz, 19, and Alejandro Lopez, 18. Both are preliminarily charged with armed robbery.