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August 20th, 2012

Esta Mae Colwell

August 20, 2012

    Esta Mae Colwell, 92, of Mendon, Ohio, died Thursday in Mendon.
    Among survivors are her daughter, Glenda High of Mendon; sons, Clayton (Pat) Colwell of Viper, Ky., and Kenneth (Sherrillene) Colwell of Corpus Christi, Texas; and two brothers, including Everett Colwell of Decatur.
    Visitation is 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and noon-1 p.m. on Monday at the New Start Church, Celina, Ohio. Funeral Services are at 1 p.m. on Monday at the church. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.

Parish hall at St. Mary’s is dedicated

August 20, 2012

    Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated a Holy Mass, then led a large throng of parishioners to the adjoining St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church's parish hall for the blessing and dedication of the new building on Sunday.
     The hall is the culmination of the St. Mary's Building On Our Heritage capital campaign that began in 2004. 
    That campaign included a new gymnasium.

Amos Liechty Jr.

August 20, 2012

    Amos Liechty Jr., 73, of Berne, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Swiss Village Nursing Center.
    He was born in Adams County on December 17, 1938, to the late Amos Liechty Sr. and the late Della Nussbaum.
    On May 24, 1957, he married Berverly Fenstermaker; she survives in Berne.
    Amos was a 46-year employee of Berne Furniture, where he drove truck for many years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne.

County jobless dips to 7.6%

August 20, 2012

    Adams County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in July, falling from 7.9 percent in June to 7.6 percent last month, according to the latest figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The county's jobless rate has remained below 8 percent for four consecutive months after starting 2012 at 8.5 percent. Three years ago, in July of 2009, Adams County experienced a jobless rate of 15.2 percent. One year ago that rate was 8.1 percent.

Wayne Brice McMillen

August 20, 2012

    Wayne Brice McMillen, 89, Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Van Crest Health Care Center.
    He was born in Adams County on August 28, 1922, to the late Brice and Mary Bemice (Cowan) McMillen.
    On January 3, 1953, he married Arlene A. (Hubert) McMillen; she passed away on January 28, 1996.

August 19th

Bellmont tops fiesty Lady Jets, 3-1

August 19, 2012

    MONROE—For one game, at least, the Bellmont/Adams Central volleyball rivalry was as intensely close as advertised, but the Squaws found another gear and put the match away in the next three games to defeat the Lady Jets, 3-1 on Saturday night.

August 17th

90-year sentence upheld

August 17, 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.

Nigliazzo is new AMH surgeon

August 17, 2012

    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.

Stymied on sale of building, East Allen files suit

August 17, 2012

    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

August 17, 2012

    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.

 

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