April 5th, 2013
A bill authored by State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, to allow school corporations to sell vacant school buildings after the building is made available for sale or lease to a charter school for at least two years was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence this week.
According to Lehman's press secretary Kim Heffner, prior to the passage of HB 1012, such sales were allowed after four years. The bill also allows a school district to request a 30-day waiver from the Indiana Department of Education negating the two year requirement.
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The North Adams school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Bellmont Middle School cafetorium to vote on a new superintendent. An open house to introduce the new superintendent will follow until 7:15.
The board will then move to the administration building to hold its regular public meeting at 7:30.
AC makes pick
Jerome W. "Jerry" Lichtenstiger, formerly of Decatur, died March 3 at his home in Akron, Ohio.
Among survivors are his wife, Eleanor (Harrop) Lichtenstiger of Akron, Ohio; two sons, Steven (Michele) Lichtenstiger of Rittman, Ohio, and Neil Lichtenstiger of Texas; and a daughter, Diane (Larry) Miller of Virginia.
A memorial Mass was held March 25 in Akron and there was a private burial in Western Reserve Military Cemetery in Rittman.
Joseph S. Shetler, 14, of Geneva died Thursday at his residence.
Among survivors are parents Mahlon K. and Martha J.M. (Schwartz) Shetler of Geneva; six sisters, Barbara S. (Alvin A.E.) Graber of Berne; Savilla S. (Andy D.) Eicher, Martha S. (Chris D.) Eicher, Sarah S. (Johnny A.E.) Graber, Rose S. Shetler, and Emma S. Shetler, all of Geneva; and three brothers, Mahlon S. Shetler, Andy M. Shetler, and Henry M. Shetler, all of Geneva.
MONROE—The Bellmont girls collected blue ribbons a plenty Thursday evening in its opening triangular outdoor track meet of the season winning 12 of the 15 events but still edged out Jay County by just 10 points winning 76-66 over the Pats, while host Adams Central garnered just 11 points.
The performance was a near repeat of last year's meet but had a different team winner this year as Jay County won in 2012 despite a lopsided collection of "blues" for the Squaws.
Stanley J. "Deak" Gallogly, 82, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
He was born on Wednesday, October 22, 1930, in Adams County to the late Dewey and Hazel (Smitley) Gallogly.
Pamela S. Johnson, 63, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday evening, April 2, 2013, at her residence following a 14-year battle with cancer.
She was born on Saturday, June 4, 1949, in Decatur, to the late Daniel and Jennie (Carr) McCoy.
She married Earl E. Johnson on August 17, 1974, at Zion United Church of Christ; he survives in Decatur.
David E. Moore, 83, of Bluffton, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Ossian Health Care.
David was born in Decatur on March 17, 1930, to John E. and Helena L. (Aughenbaugh) Moore.
He married Rita A. Osterman on June 5, 1954, in Decatur. She preceded him in death on September 18, 2012.
Viola E. Rinnger, 103, of Bluffton, died Tuesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Among survivors are four sons, Gary K. (Rosetta) Ringger of Decatur, David L. (Maxine) Ringger, Tim R. (Marlene) Ringger, and Alan G. (Sheryl) Ringger, all of Bluffton; and two daughters, Jan M. (Bob) Sutter of Berne and Judy M. (Hubert) Isch of Bluffton.
While new details on the city's second sculpture tour were unveiled at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting, further details also were given council on yet another large event scheduled here this summer: the ABATE of Indiana Region 0's annual Mayor's Ride.