Archive - Aug 2013
The annual Kekionga Downtown Decatur Merchants Market, which features the sidewalk sale, craft show, antique show and flea market, will return for 2013.
An announcement said booth space is still available to all interested parties, retailers, service businesses, food vendors, not-for-profits, craft vendors etc. The market will be held Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information visit www.decatursba.com or call Max Miller: (260) 223-0102.
Minnie E. Burk, 88, Van Wert, Ohio died Tuesday at C.H.P. Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
She was a member of the Adams County Coin Club and participated in their weekly flea market for many years.
Among survivors are her son, William R. Burk of Van Wert; and daughter, Dee Ann Zimmerman of Van Wert.
Sara L. Collier, 99, Decatur, died Wednesday evening.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Some 12 hours after students returned to the classroom for the start of the 2013-14 school year, the North Adams school board finalized its teaching and employee roster for the current year.
Personnel moves approved by the board during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday included the retirement of Ken Gase from the food service department with the district.
Superintendent Scott Litwiller gave an update to the South Adams School Board on Crossing Alternative School, which is entering its second year of operation, at Tuesday's meeting.
Litwiller reported that he visited the Crossing on August 16 and spoke with campus leader Tim Reyes. Reyes told Litwiller that they had begun classes on August 1, and things were going well.
With the 2013-14 school year under way, it seems the bulk of personnel decisions have already been made. There were a few finalized, however, during the Adams Central Board of Education meeting held Tuesday.
Submitting letters of resignation was special education aide Kate Schnitz, who accepted another job over the summer; special education aide Shelby McDonald, who is returning to college to further her education; and part-time kindergarten aide Emilee Green ,who accepted a full-time position over the summer.
The Squaws traveled to Cedar Creek in Leo-Cedarville to battle the Lions as well as Penn, Hamilton Southeastern, Carroll, Northwood, Canterbury, Fremont, Bishop Luers, and Blackhawk Christian where they took fourth place on August 8.
Penn took first place with a team score of 310, while Hamilton was just behind with 315. There was a large drop off to third where Carroll avenged an earlier loss to Bellmont a week prior with a score of 365. The Squaws finished a stroke behind at 366.
Structural engineers hired by North Adams Community Schools to address wall stabilization issues and deficiencies at Bellmont High School presented their findings and recommendations to the school district's board of education during Tuesday evening's monthly board meeting. Those recommendations came with a $2 million price tag.
The main topic of discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the courthouse project committee was the location of the proposed Adams County Judicial Center.
Decatur native Cory Miller of SchenkelShultz Architecture, filling in for Dave Sholl, reminded the committee that it has so far agreed to a three-story plan—with the lowest story open to future expansion—, and the location choices have been narrowed down to Madison Street between Second and Third Street, or Third Street, north of where the superior court building is located.
The building trades program at Adams Central High School, which has been dangling over the edge of existence for the past few months, has new life for the 2013-14 school year after partnering with the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Adams County to build a home on the south side of Berne.