August 17th, 2012
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a 90-year sentence handed down by Judge Fredrick A. Shurger in December, 2011, to a Decatur man Andrew E. Stetler, 33, who was convicted on two counts of child molestation and of being a habitual offender.
Stetler appealed his sentence, questioning if sufficient evidence was presented to uphold one of his child molestation convictions and whether his 90-year sentence is inappropriate considering the nature of the offenses and his character.
Dr. Tony Nigliazzo, who recently joined Adams Memorial Hospital as a general surgeon, is seen in accompanying photo talking with his first patient, Kip Summerset, a rural Adams County resident.
Since the retirement of Dr. H.S. Lee, the hospital had had just one general surgeon, Dr. Richard Spady.
Prior to attending medical school, Nigliazzo was a firefighter-paramedic with the Edmond Fire Department, a suburb of Oklahoma City, from January of 1993 to June of 1999.
East Allen Schools is going to court to challenge a state law that has blocked it from selling two vacant schools.
The lawsuit filed this week in Allen Superior Court asks for a judge to clarify a law that legislators approved last year requiring public school districts to make vacant buildings available to charter schools for four years.
East Allen officials say no charter schools have expressed interest in two former elementary school buildings near Fort Wayne that other groups have tried to buy.
Pauline I. Moses, 94, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Iowa on Wednesday, November 7, 1917, to the late Glen and Edna (Mullen) Roughia.
On February 23, 1933, Pauline married James C. Moses; he passed away on June 24, 2007.
Bellmont traveled to Star Field to take on South Adams in a cross-county battle of the pitch Thursday night and the trip proved to be beneficial for the Braves as they picked up their second win of the year in a 5-0 decision.
The score was 1-0 heading into halftime with the Stars very much in the mix, but coach Jake Briede's Braves kicked it into gear netting four more strikes before the final horn sounded.
Decatur's annual Kekionga Festival, larger this year than ever before, officially starts this Friday with a citywide garage sale.
The garage sale will continue on Saturday, when two other events are scheduled: a Riley Children's Hospital benefit at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie on S. 11th St. and a car show at The Bridge church, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With the first day of the 2013-14 school year in the books, personnel changes were still under way during the Adams Central Board of Education meeting this week.
Four resignations were accepted by the ACBOE, including that of middle school/high school art teacher Kelley Rubin. Rubin did not specify her reasons for resigning, but said she has enjoyed her time at AC and will miss both the students and the staff.
A Decatur man sentenced to 90 years in prison for child molestation lost his appeal to the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Daily Democrat learned this morning.
Andrew E. Stetler, 33, was given three consecutive 30-year sentences last December for two counts of child molestation and for being a habitual offender.
Robert A. "Bob" Flowers, 51, of Bluffton, passed away at 6:42 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on February 21, 1961, to Roger L. and Karen J. (Markley) Flowers.
On September 29, 1979, he married Judith A. (Boots) Flowers in Markle; she survives in Bluffton.
Bob was a 1979 graduate of Bluffton High School and was the owner/operator of Kousins Kustom Kars since 1989. He was a member of St. Luke Church and Markle Church of Christ.
Florence T. Koors, 89 of Decatur, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at Village of Heritage in Monroeville.
Florence was born in Decatur on October 24, 1922, to the late Joseph A. and Bernardine M. (Heideman) Geimer.
On February 12, 1946, she married John P. Koors; he preceded her in death on December 26, 2011.
Florence was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She also worked for Leland Smith as an Insurance Clerk.