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December 15th

Sirk: okay, and okay ‘pretty darn good’

December 15, 2010

    "We're okay, and considering the current economic crisis, okay is pretty darned good."
    That was the assessment offered Tuesday evening by North Adams Superintendent of Schools Wylie Sirk of the school district's year-end financial status.
    But while the district will end 2010 with a cash carryover of some $500,000, the superintendent said the financial future for school systems statewide remains uncertain.

Baker hired by SA board

December 15, 2010

    Tim Baker of DeVoss, Johnson, Zwick, Baker and Ainsworth Law Firm in Decatur has been chosen to advise the South Adams Schools Board in the appraisal and sale of the former Berne elementary school property.
    Board members approved a motion at the November meeting for Acting Superintendent Scott Litwiller to seek legal counsel to represent the school corporation during that process rather than the schools' attorney, Jim Beitler, because of a potential conflict of interest.

Chargers to make run at mat Braves

December 15, 2010

    According to the tale of the tape, the 6-0 Carroll Chargers may have their best chance ever to beat the wrestling Braves Thursday night in the NHC showdown at the Carroll gym.
    In fact, Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, who has never lost to Carroll in his 22 previous years at the helm, gives them the edge in seven matches while Bellmont is favored in six, with one toss-up, at 135 pounds.

Jets draw Bluffton, Stars Woodlan in ACAC opener

December 15, 2010

    Pairings for the 88th annual boys ACAC basketball tournament and the 37th annual girls ACAC event were announced Tuesday in a luncheon meeting held at the Back 40 Junction restaurant.

December 14th

Eileen M. Bogan

December 14, 2010

    Eileen M. Bogan, daughter of Peter A. and Mary Hess, died on December 10, 2010, at Westmoreland, a care facility in Lake Forest, Illinois.
    She was born on March 18, 1924, in Adams County, near Decatur, the seventh of eight children, all the others being boys.
    She is survived by her husband of just days short of 65 years, James R. Bogan, and by three children, Timothy J. (Linda), Kevin J. (Dr. Katherine Galluzzi) and Mary P. (Doug) Bell. She also leaves three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

William O. Farnsworth

December 14, 2010

    William O. Farnsworth, 84, of Monroeville, died at 9:57 a.m. Sunday in the emergency room at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne after being stricken ill at home that day.
    He was born on February 7, 1926, in Antwerp, Ohio, to Clyde Farnsworth Sr. and Grace S. Sunday Farnsworth.
    He married Beaulah J. Brown on May 12, 1945, in Corpus Christi, Texas; she passed away on August 18, 2009, after 64 years of marriage.

Sarah J. Hake

December 14, 2010

    Sarah J. Gass Hake, 69, of Decatur, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Minnie A. McMichael

December 14, 2010

    Minnie A. McMichael, 83, formerly of Mendon, Ohio and a native of Willshire, Ohio, died Monday in The Laurels of Shane Hill, a nursing home near Rockford, Ohio.
    She was born to George and Edna Clay Sharpe.
    Among survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Sheryl) Ellis of Mendon, and two sons, Galen McMichael of Mendon (a former North Adams teacher) and Rudy McMichael of North Richland Hills, Texas.

Deborah Nussbaum

December 14, 2010

    Deborah Nussbaum, 60, a native of Berne, died Friday in Madiera Beach, Florida.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

More than 100 drivers stranded in Indiana snow

December 14, 2010

    LAPORTE, Ind.  (AP) — A slow-moving storm that brought bone-chilling cold and dropped heavy snow that caused dozens of accidents, stranded more than 100 motorists and collapsed the roof of an NFL stadium made its way out of the Midwest.
    The storm continued its trek northeast early Tuesday over the Great Lakes and into Canada. More snow was possible for parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York on Tuesday. The cold temperatures stretched into the South, where hard freeze warnings were in effect overnight in several states.

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