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October 14th

Unusual ideas offered at SA

October 14, 2010

    South Adams Schools Board Vice President Steve Dobler suggested during Tuesday's school board meeting that there be student body representation on the schools' board.
    Dobler explained that the board's bylaws allow up to two students to represent the student body as non-voting board members.
    "I'm looking to start that process in hopes that we can get it in place by the start of school next year," said Dobler. "I think it's something we ought to start looking at."

Linda J. Dietzen

October 14, 2010

    The following is rerun to provide additional information:

    Linda J. Dietzen, 51, of Syracuse, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Regensburg, Germany, she grew up in Decatur, Indiana and worked as an au pair.
    She enjoyed cooking and music, but her passion was her family and her beloved grandson, with whom she shared a birthday.

Earl M. Saunders III

October 14, 2010

    Earl M. Saunders III, 71, of rural Decatur, died at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at the Department of Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born on July 1, 1939, in Christiansburg, Virginia, he was the son of Earl M. Saunders Jr. and Clara A. (Sowers) Saunders. His father preceded him in death.
    He married Judith D. Morlan on October 21, 1961, and she also preceded him in death, on September 28, 2007.

October 13th

Linda J. Dietzen

October 13, 2010

    Linda J. Dietzen, 51, of Syracuse, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Regensburg, Germany, she grew up in Decatur, Indiana, and worked as au pair.
    She enjoyed cooking and music, but her passion was her family and her beloved grandson, with whom she shared a birthday.

Marjorie R. Sprunger

October 13, 2010

    Marjorie R. “Marge” Sprunger, 75, of Berne, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Berne on August 28, 1935, to Calvin A. and Lulu (Stuckey) Sprunger, both deceased.
    Marge graduated from Berne-French High School in 1953 and from Lutheran Nursing School in Fort Wayne 1956.
    She was married to Paul J. Sprunger on September 22, 1957, in Berne.

NA gets deal to unload Monmouth

October 13, 2010

    North Adams Community Schools officials have struck a tentative agreement that would transfer ownership of the former Monmouth Elementary School property to a regional service center operated under the auspices of the Indiana Department of Education.    As part of the agreement approved Tuesday evening by the North Adams board of education, baseball diamonds and related facilities, along with a cemetery at the site, would become the property of Root Township.

Bailey to rejoin AC school board

October 13, 2010

    The new Adams Central school board member is the old Adams Central school board member.
    Steve Bailey, who retired from the board just two years ago after serving for 20 years, was renamed to the board at Tuesday night's board meeting on a 4-2 vote.
    Bailey, who is president of the Decatur branch of First Merchants Bank, was supported by board president John Sipe and members Brian Tonner, Wes Kuntzman, and Steve Maller.

Moore earns lst; Stars 2nd, Squaws 5th in CC Sectional

October 13, 2010

    South Adams' Hannah Moore took control of the race midway through and never let up, earning the individual crown at the Bellmont Girls Cross Country Sectional Tuesday afternoon as her Starfires took second and Bellmont fifth as the Squaws extended their streak of regional qualifying to 17 straight.
    Heavily-favored Homestead won the meet, taking four of the top seven places for 27 points to the 82 of South adams and 98 of Norwell. Woodlan took fourth with a 140.

Stars, Bellmont earn regional CC advancement

October 13, 2010

    Three runners from Bellmont, three from South Adams, and one from Adams Central advanced to the boys' cross-country regional on Tuesday by placing in the top 15 at the sectional held at Bellmont. There were 76 participants.

October 12th

New Tech: a new way

October 12, 2010

    One of the hallmarks of the New Tech method of education is tandem teaching, with two instructors assisting and advising a larger-than-usual class as two subjects are taught simultaneously, such as literature and biology.
    Accordingly, when a luncheon meeting of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce featured a program on Monday about the "Jet Tech" system that began this year for freshmen at Adams Central High School, two people made the presentation: AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone and longtime ACHS business teacher Sharilyn Boots.

    KINGSLAND— It took four sets for Adams Central to find their groove on a...
    FORT WAYNE—As she has been getting accustomed to, Bellmont's Bailey...
    A week after nearly toppling Homestead, Bellmont is rewarded with a visit from the...

 

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