Archive - Oct 2012
Officials at the three Adams County school districts, with some assistance from the private sector, have successfully stretched a four-year federal Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant into its fifth year. But by June of 2013 those federal funds will have dried up, leaving local school administrators with some difficult decisions about which programs will continue, and how to pay for those services.
The escalating cost to renovate the Adams County courthouse is showing no sign of coming to an end soon.
Dave Meyer of the county's building maintenance department met with the Adams County Council Tuesday to discuss yet another snag discovered by contractors as they continue with the final phase of the courthouse project.
Morning and afternoon traffic flows at Bellmont High School will be altered later this month in an attempt to reduce vehicular and pedestrian congestion immediately south of the high school entrance.
North Adams Community Schools' business manager Larry Carty announced the pending changes during Tuesday night's regular school board meeting. He said the changes, which are also intended to accommodate school buses as they leave the Bellmont campus, will be implemented during this year's fall break on October 29.
Grayson Hogg, a junior at South Adams High School, presented to school board members on Tuesday an idea he had for a school project.
One long streak for Bellmont cross country lived on and another was halted in the IHSAA cross country sectional held at the BHS course.
The Squaws found themselves squeezed out of first place by Norwell (58-73) but will still advance to the IHSAA regional this Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion along with Canterbury 103, Fort Wayne South Side 109, and Bishop Luers 119.
The advancement will be the 19th consecutive regional appearance for Bellmont at the girls level.
By MARK SCOLFORO
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.
A defiant Sandusky gave a rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family.
Trae Scott Findley, 27, of Decatur died at his residence on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
He was born in Lakeview, Mich., on November 25, 1984. to the late Richard G. Garcia Sr. and Sherry R. Kamps.
Trae formerly worked for Dean’s.
Ruth Freed, 84, of Decatur, died at her residence on Monday, October 8, 2012.
She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Naomi and Hugh Easton on March 15, 1928.
Ruth married Russell E. Freed on June 11, 1954, at Pleasant Grove United Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Russell preceded her in death on November 5, 1971.
On Sunday, October 7, 2012 , Marguerite L. "Kitty" Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, went to be with her heavenly father on her 92nd birthday.
She was born to the late Frank and Joanna (Suman) Kitson on October 7, 1920.
Kitty married Paul Von Gunten on September 12, 1941; he survives.
She was a member of the First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday school, was a member of Women in Mission, and was on the charter committee that started children's church.
Decatur industrialist Vic Porter has been named grand marshall of this year's Callithumpian Parade, according to an announcement by the Callithumpian Committee.
The parade will be held on Monday, October 29.