Archive - 2013
A policy addressing religion in the curriculum was addressed Tuesday evening by members of the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education. The policy was modified to meet the freedom of expression when it comes to school personnel. As the policy currently stands, a staff member cannot promote or disparage religion.
Adams County residents awoke this morning to the first measurable rainfall in nearly three weeks.
With no precipitation to speak of since August 22, when the city measured .75” of rain, a spokesperson for the Decatur Sewage Treatment Plant – where area weather is documented – said as of 7 a.m. today .31” has fallen in the Decatur area. The precipitation was hardly what area farmers need to replenish crops, but was a welcome reprieve from the scorching heat hovering over Adams County this week.
Beating the sweltering heat has been a problem for many county residents of late, but a cooling ride in an open-air buggy seemed to be a pleasant alternative for this Amish family recently near Geneva. Much more comfortable temperatures are on tap for the remainder of the week and into the coming weekend.
Photo by Mike Lamm
South Adams suffered just their second match-play loss this season to the surging Bellmont Squaws at Cross Creek Golf Club on Wednesday evening, 193-202. On the difficult back nine at Creek, Sydney Willis found a way to beat the heat and blow away the competition once again to earn medalist honors with a 39 (3+) but her fellow Starfires could not pick up enough of the slack to keep the team score close.
After several months of searching – including the hiring and almost immediate resignation of Roger Newton – Adams Central Schools finally has a new athletic director (AD), filling the void created with the retirement last year of longtime AD Rick Minnich.
The board of education hired Jerry Amstutz, a Berne native who had applied for the job prior to the hiring of Newton. After hearing of Newton's resignation, Amstutz contacted the school again to express his interest in the position, and the ball was rolling.
The North Adams school board on Tuesday evening approved a contract with the North Adams Teachers Association for 2013-14. The contract contains language that implements a state-mandated method of evaluating teachers and subsequently determining a rate of increase in salaries.
Although a public hearing on the 2014 budget was scheduled as part of the regular monthly meeting of the South Adams Schools Board of Trustees, there were no members of the public in attendance to comment on the document on Tuesday night.
Dwight L. "Dewey" Brunner, 72, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Helen L. Cooper, 58, of Decatur passed away at 2:41 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, on U.S. Hwy 33 in Decatur.
She was born in Dull Town, Ohio, on Monday, September 13, 1954, to William Kahn and the late Laura (Germann) Kahn.
She married the late Jerry Cooper on November 14, 1986. He passed away in January 2009.
Helen and her husband, Jerry, farmed in Van Wert County and operated Horse Around Town Carriage Rides in Van Wert.
MONROE—A night after falling to Carroll on the road, the Lady Jets used what they had learned to frustrate the visiting Heritage Patriots at the Hangar on Tuesday night earning a sweep in their ACAC opener 25-23, 25-18, 26-24.
A few errors early on in the first set gave the Pats some life as the Heritage squad kept the set close throughout. The opening set featured nine ties with the final coming at 23-23.