Archive - 2012
After failing to pass personnel cutbacks last month in an effort to help the school meet the budget, Adams Central's Board if Education on Tuesday passed a motion granting a pay increase to non-teaching staff at the school, beginning the first of January .
The raise, which will affect custodians, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers to name a few, is approximately 2.5 percent, according to Superintendent Mike Pettibone.
The North Adams school board on Tuesday approved the purchase of an East Monroe Street property that school officials said eventually will allow opportunities for greater ingress and egress to the school complex.
GARRETT—It was a night to forget for the Bellmont fans who ventured to Garrett High School on Wednesday night to see the Braves battle their third ACAC opponent this season in the Railroaders.
The home team Railroaders came out guns ablazin’ putting the game out of reach early in a 57-28 rout of Bellmont.
Garrett jumped out to an early 7-0 edge on five free throws and an easy basket while the Braves began their shooting woes missing their first nine shot attempts.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Indiana’s recently ousted state school superintendent is Florida’s new education commissioner.
The State Board of Education selected Tony Bennett, a Republican who lost a bid for re-election in Indiana last month, on Wednesday in Tampa.
The board picked Bennett from a slate of three finalists.
Thomas William Adler, 96, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Adams County on November 21, 1916, to the late Carl and Theresa (Baltzell) Adler.
On May 3, 1941, he married Dorothy H. (Howard) Adler; she preceded him in death on July 2, 2009.
Georgianna C. (Engle) Converset - Bowers, 95, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday morning.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Marilyn A. Kirchner, 62, of Decatur, died on Monday, December 10, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born in Decatur on August 8, 1950, to the late John and Lucille (Lengerich) Brite.
Marilyn was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Mary. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 1311 and Eagles Lodge. She was a nurse at Village of Heritage and Comfort Keepers.
Veteran North Adams educator and current Superintendent of Schools Dr. Wylie Sirk has announced his retirement, effective July 1.
Sirk, who this summer will have completed 36 years in the education field — 19 of them at North Adams Community Schools — submitted his letter of resignation to the North Adams school board Tuesday evening.
"I've been prayerfully considering this for the last six months, and the time is right to end this portion of my career," the superintendent said.
After a decade at Adams Central Community Schools, Superintendent Mike Pettibone announced Tuesday night that he will retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Pettibone submitted his letter of retirement to a less than full Board of Education Tuesday evening, with members Steve Bailey and John Fox absent, and Brian Tonner leaving early to attend another meeting.
Bailey announced through a letter of resignation that he is leaving the board.
Retired businessman Ray Gill and and Adams County technology coordinator Landon Patterson were selected Tuesday evening from among four applicants to fill two vacancies on the South Adams school board.
Applicants seeking appointment to two vacant District 3 seats on the board included Gill, Patterson, Wesley Haight and Rachael Rosswurm.
The new board members will serve the remaining two years of the unexpired terms of the vacant board seats, from January of 2013 through December of 2014.