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Archive - Jun 2014

June 13th

NA board ponders bond refinancing

June 13, 2014

     Jay Ryals from Fifth Third Bank gave an updated presentation on bond refinancing to the North Adams Community School’s board of education earlier this week.
    Ryals appeared before the board in May told school officials the district was in a position to save a substantial amount of money by refinancing its existing pension bonds.

June 12th

Keith Brandt

June 12, 2014

    Keith Brandt, 74, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
    He was born Nov. 27, 1939, in Decatur, to the late Dale L. and Alvina P. (Butler) Brandt Sr.
    Keith had worked for G.E. in Decatur for 25 years. He served his country in the US Army, being stationed in Germany from 1960-1963.

Cash S. Walker

June 12, 2014

    Cash Steven Walker was stillborn June 8, 2014. 
    Surviving are his parents Kyle and Mercy (Klarke) Walker of Bluffton. 
    Arrangements were handled by Zwick and Jahn Funeral  Home, Decatur.

3-hour school delays will continue at AC

June 12, 2014

    The three-hour school delay option will be retained by Adams Central Schools for 2014-15, online registration will not be implemented and making up lost school days online may be looked at in the near future.
    At its meeting on Tuesday, the AC board of education agreed to keep the three-hour delay for the entire school year.

Rifle program at NA leads to new insurance vendor

June 12, 2014

    Attempts by officials of the North Adams Community Schools district to secure liability insurance have been rejected by Selective and EMC insurance companies because of the school district’s rifle shooting program.
    Bellmont High School is one of nine schools in Indiana to compete recently at the state level in target shooting. Because the school offers the rifle sport, insurance companies feel there is too much liability and refuse to offer insurance, Business Manager Larry Carty explained.

Decatur Sculpture Tour kicks off this weekend

June 12, 2014

     The Decatur Sculpture Tour will kick off its 2014 run with festivities planned for Friday and Saturday. In the photo above, artist Greg Mendez uncovers a sculpture during the inaugural Decatur Sculpture Tour ceremonies.
DDD file photo
 

Hankenson named Mental Attitude winner

June 12, 2014

THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTITUDE— Bellmont’s Bailee Hankenson stands with four-year coach Carl Risch after winning the Mental Attitude Award at last Friday night’s IHSAA state track meet. The Squaws finished off another unbelievable season under Risch ending in ninth place as a team thanks mostly to the points from Hankenson in the meet. (Photo provided)

June 11th

Keith L. Brandt

June 11, 2014

    Keith L. Brandt, 74, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Anthony J. McBride

June 11, 2014

    Anthony (Tony) J. McBride, born May 11, 1953, died at home at 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, after an extended illness.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie (Baker) McBride (9-1-1998), father, James A. McBride (12-12-2001), and brother, Michael J. McBride (8-5-1995).
    Surviving are five sisters, Patricia, Peggy, Phyllis, Teresa and Betty, and two brothers, Jim and Richard.

Jeanne K. Kelley

June 11, 2014

    Jeanne K. Kelley, 87, Decatur, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Chalet Village in Berne.    
    She was born April 14, 1927, in Wyandotte, Mich., to the late Jesse and Birdie (Hoffman) Schug.
    Jeanne married Richard L. Kelley March 8, 1947; he preceded her in death July 13, 2001.
    Jeanne retired from Decatur Industries after 24 years of service. She was a former member of the Women of the Moose.

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