Archive - 2013
Claudine Trotter Mansfield, 91, of Decatur, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born September 25, 1921, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Benjamin and Myrtle (Glenn) Trotter. She married the late John P. Sr. on December 17, 1944.
Genevieve Reiter Wiehe, 81, of New Haven died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Genevieve was born in Fort Wayne to the late Paul and Marie (Bultemeier) Reiter.
She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and was an active member of Martini Lutheran Church and the Concordia Alumni Association. She was an administrative assistant at ITT Corp. for over 35 years.
The South Adams Schools board of education struggled with how to handle the potential donation of a wrestling mat by the Gold Wrestling Club and the South Adams Sports Booster's Club during Tuesday evening's monthly meeting. At issue was a request to print the name of Nick Taylor, a South Adams grad who was killed while serving in the military in Afghanistan, on some portion of the mat.
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.