Through combined efforts of key partners, the Adams County Safe Schools Healthy Students (SSHS) initiative has provided the following benefits:
â—Ź Key school personnel and first responders completed National Incident Management Systems compliance and emergency crisis management training;
â—Ź Tactical site/school safety surveys conducted at all schools;
â—Ź School safety equipment installed/updated;
As winter begins to rear its ugly head and another year winds down, the Daily Democrat begins its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper.
This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
Today we begin with No. 12.
Adams Central's Isaiah Bollenbacher stepped over Bellmont's Fletcher Shaneyfelt, scoring a 2:32 fall in the 220-pound match, and that did it.
The Adams Central bench and crowd erupted as the Jets clinched the dual meet victory at the Teepee Tuesday night, snapping a 22-year losing skein to the Braves. The Jets, rated No. 1 in Class A, won nine of 14 matches to score a convincing 41-26 victory.
Kathleen A. "Kate" Brandyberry, 83, of Decatur died Monday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Mary C. Geimer, 94, of Decatur, died December 16, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born in Adams County on June 5, 1918, to the late Julius C. and Anna I. (Bernard) Schultz.
On June 5, 1940, she married Francis H. Geimer; he preceded her in death on April 24, 1986.
Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic church, its Rosary Society and Harvest House. She was a Deputy County Auditor for Adams County from 1960-1980.
In the wake of the latest incidence of school violence, this time at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the national conversation has turned to what the nation must to do protect our children, ensure their safety, and make sure that nothing like this ever happens again.
Adams County will pay an additional $5.26 for each truck load of solid waste hauled from the county transfer station during 2013, and an additional 44 cents per ton to dispose of that refuse at the Jay County landfill.
The increases were triggered by a 1.8 percent jump in the federal Consumer Price Index, as spelled out in contracts between the Adams County Solid Waste Management District and Luginbill Trucking and Waste Management Inc. for the hauling and disposal of that waste.
The city of Berne has agreed to provide $8,000 in County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funds for the purchase and erection of a welcome sign on the city's north side.
David Baumgartner, president of the Berne Community Development Corp., was present at last week's city council meeting to request the city's help in purchasing the "gateway sign."
MONROE—Both Adams Central and Bellmont were feeling good entering the cross-county rivalry on Monday night as the Squaws were riding two straight wins and the Lady Jets were two days removed from their best shooting game of the season in a rout of Bluffton.
When it came time for the tip, however, it was Bellmont who kept their play at a high level, led by Audrey Schultz' double-double, topping the Jets in a lopsided 38-22 win on the road.