November 15th, 2013
A shooting in Van Wert, Ohio has left one woman dead and a man seriously injured, according to a spokeswoman for the Van Wert Police Department.
New grant funding has finally come through for Adams Central Schools to help pay the salary of School Resource Officer Charlie Cook for the remainder of the school year.
Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond told the school district’s board of education Tuesday the $38,000 matching funds grant will go not only toward Cook’s salary but will also be used for the purchase of additional security measures, such as locks and cameras.
BEST OF SHOW — Coni Mayer of the Adams County Community Foundation was a guest judge at the recent Callithumpian Quilt Show, presented by Creative Quilters quilt guild. Mayer is shown pinning the ribbon on her selection for Best of Show on the quilt named “Black Thread Insanity” made and quilted by Kent Mick, Roanoke.
North Adams Community School board heard a request Tuesday night from Nate Rumschlag, city of Decatur Engineer and storm water superintendent, for a utility easement near Southeast Elementary School that is necessary as part of a city water line replacement project in the neighborhood around the property.
The land in question required for the easement is part of the Southeast School property but is not owned by the school district, Rumschlag said.
Fumbles and critical plays still curse the Purdue football program as was demonstrated last Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Iowa scored the first touchdown in nine plays and 90 yards at 11:15 in the second quarter. Purdue responded in six plays and 35 yards to tie the game 7-7. Momentum and energy soon began to change when the Hawkeyes, with 1:57 on the clock before halftime, scored a touchdown sending the two teams into the locker rooms with Iowa leading 14-7.
It’s official. The Adams County courthouse and superior court building projects have been put on hold.
The Adams County Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to table the projects, with the move precipitated by the recent exploding population numbers at the Adams County jail.
Proficiency test scores at North Adams Community Schools were down during the most recent round of statewide testing, and administrators are attempting to put in place programs and strategies to address that shortfall.
The school district’s board of eduction on Tuesday evening heard a presentation from Krista Schloss, program assessment director for the district, who reviewed the latest ISTEP+ scores with the board.
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Decatur firefighters responded Tuesday morning to a fire at the duplex home of Daniel McCoy, 1022 Woodridge Drive, and Becky Dickson, 1024 Woodridge Drive. Damage was extensive to both structures. See today's print or online editions for additional details.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
The new youth baseball league merger combining the former Decatur and Monmouth Baseball Leagues now has a name: the North Adams Baseball League.
In a meeting at Bellmont Middle School on Tuesday night seven members of a forming committee addressed the public on the constitution of the new league and its future.
It was another week of upsets in the NFL and college game as noted by the two brackets with a -9 this week. The winners hung tough with the punches suffering only -2 and -3 respectively, however, with the tie-breaking score of 48 points between Denver and San Diego. Tonja Anweiler was the winner with -2 (51), while Harley Hilty was second at -2 (72) and Todd Martinez was third place with -3 (57).
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