May 16th, 2013
Mary M. Beer, 93, of Berne, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Swiss Village.
She was born to the late Melvin and Lavina (Beitler) Diehl on July 19, 1919, in Adams County.
She married Kenneth Beer on December 1, 1940; he survives in Berne.
Mary was a member of the Cross Community Church and co-owner of Dewbrook Farms. She enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, bird watching, and cooking.
In an effort to shore up a depleted roster of bus drivers, the North Adams school corporation is contemplating an increase in the pay rate offered to substitute drivers.
In his written report to the board on Tuesday, transportation supervisor Larry Carty recommended increasing the rate paid to substitute drivers to $57 per day.
Carty said the pay hike was a 50 percent increase over the current rate, but still falls short of the fee paid by some surrounding districts.
The Adams County Council decided at its monthly meeting on Tuesday to join the county commissioners to form a Courthouse Project Committee. The committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month to make decisions regarding the courthouse.
MONROE—Adams Central coach Dave Neuenschwander said his squad's lone meeting with Bishop Luers each season, a final tune-up before sectional play begins next week, is a lot like this.
Well, maybe not exactly like Wednesday's contest, a game that saw both teams combine for 29 runs, 29 hits, five home runs and eight pitchers, five for Adams Central and three for Bishop Luers.
Mary M. Beer, 93, of Berne, died this morning.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Bellmont High School has been selected to serve as the site of a pilot program that will provide free training for current members of the local industrial workforce.
The Adams County Industrial Maintenance Training Program, a collaborative effort between Ivy Tech Corporate College, WorkOne and the Adams County Economic Development Corp., is designed to provide continuing education to incumbent employees in specific subject areas identified by county industrial employers.
Preparations are under way at Adams Central to bring the school into compliance with the new Affordable Health Care Act that will take effect in January, 2014.
Incoming Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond, along with corporation Treasurer Pam Hawbaker and Secretary to the Superintendent Heather Schaffer, spoke with the AC Board of Education Tuesday about the new health plan and what it will mean for AC.
South Adams Superintendent Scott Litwiller updated the school board on the status of end-of-year testing at the board's meeting last night.
Litwiller said that, like the other schools in the county, South Adams experienced some glitches during the first round of ISTEP+ testing, including students having trouble logging on to the network, getting kicked off the network, and having to wait minutes before the next question would appear.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont set the pace early for a dominating performance in the 2013 IHSAA girls sectional track meet Tuesday night at the Patrick D. Monaghan Track and Field Facility at New Haven High School and breezed its way to an easy team victory.
Claiming victory for the first time as a team since 2002, Bellmont was never seriously threatened on the night as the Squaws of Coach Carl Risch won eight of the 16 events and finished no worse than second in 13 of the 16 events.