Archive - Dec 2011
The continuous decline in enrollment at North Adams Community Schools and the transiency of students in and out of the school district was outlined in a report presented to the school district's board of education at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
At a meeting of the South Adams Schools Board this week, Director of Facilities Dave Vorhees gave a report on the new rules for indoor air quality.
He said the schools are now required by the state to have written policies on vehicle idling, animals in the classrooms and chemical management. Some other requirements include monitoring carbon dioxide and humidity levels and taking care of water or mold damage within 48 hours of detection.
Herman C. Linnemeier, 90, of rural Decatur, died Tuesday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home at Fort Wayne.
He was born on October 17, 1921, to Edward and Nora Thiele Linnemeier.
Among survivors are his wife, Ruth, to whom he was married for 70 years; a son, Eugene A. Linnemeier of Decatur; and a daughter, Mrs. Ken (Karen S.) Short of Fort Wayne.
Billie "Bill" Wheeler, 84, of rural Columbia City, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born to Melvin C. and Jessie Blondine Wheeler.
Among survivors are his wife, Rosemary; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Sheryl) Schrader and Mrs. Michael (Marsha) Gradeless of Columbia City; and a son, Dane Wheeler of Decatur.
Three quick pops in succession from behind the arc by the Garrett Railroaders spelled defeat for the Bellmont boys basketball team Wednesday night at the Teepee as the Braves fell by a final 62-58 count.
MONROE—A comeback rally in the second half fell short for the Adams Central girls basketball team Tuesday night as New Haven survived a quick AC blitz to gain a 46-33 non-conference win at the Hangar.
New Haven had led by 13 midway through the third period at 31-18 before the Jets, now 2-6 on the season, started to chip away at the Bulldog lead. Madison Carroll and Bess Fiechter scored baskets, the latter coming on an offensive rebound of a missed free throw.
North Adams schools have begun the process of implementing a state-mandated process of evaluating teachers and principals, with the framework required to be in place for the 2012-13 school year.
Superintendent Wylie Sirk reported at Tuesday evening's board of education meeting that the new state law ultimately will link student performance with the mandated evaluations, and that the upper tier of educators will be eligible for pay hikes based on those performance levels.
A tense situation at a rural Geneva household ended peacefully Tuesday evening after a suspect being sought by police surrendered without incident.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg said this morning that officers from the Geneva Police Department attempted to serve an arrest warrant on an individual in a vehicle at a residence on C.R. 000 near C.R. 1050S, east of Geneva, at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday.
The South Adams Schools Board on Tuesday restated its desire to sell the former elementary school property after being informed of a potential buyer.
Superintendent Scott Litwiller announced at the board meeting that "a national development company has expressed an interest and intent to purchase" the tract of land located at the corner of US 27 and State Route 218 in Berne.
Barring an 11th-hour emergency session later this month, Mayor John Minch presided over his final meeting of Berne City Council on Monday, wrapping up an eight-year reign as the city's leader and principal spokesman.
Minch, a Democrat, will conclude his second term as mayor on Dec. 31. He had determined earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.