April 12th, 2012
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, a four-person panel of experts addressed a crowd of community members on the dangers of underage drinking at a town hall-style meeting of the Substance Abuse Awareness Council (SAAC) Wednesday at Riverside Center.
South Adams Schools is looking into the possibility of offering an alternative education program. Superintendent Scott Litwiller said at this week's school board meeting that such a program "provides an alternative for those students who do not learn well in the public high school classroom."
Four teachers at North Adams Community Schools have signed up for an early-retirement incentive program and will be leaving the district at the end of the current school year.
Earlier this year the school board agreed to offer incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Meeting on Tuesday evening, the board agreed to waive the original minimum requirement and accept the four early retirements.
Bellmont and Adams Central did battle on the softball field at the Teepee on Monday night with the Jets coming away with three runs in the top of the seventh inning to stun the Squaws, 6-4.
AC improves to 2-0 on the come from behind win against a quality Squaws team. Lindsey McDougall was a critical part of the win with a two-RBI single with one out in the seventh.
"McDougall's hit was the key hit in the victory," coach Cary Blake stated.
Bellmont hosted the Blackford Bruins last night at the Teepee and came away with a convincing 12-4 win to improve their record to 4-1 on the season.
Senior Matt Stidam received the ball for Bellmont and went six innings allowing only two hits, three earned runs and two strikeouts.
Mayor John Schultz bought tickets from American Legion Post 43 Commander Bob Hoffman for the Honor Flight fundraiser Swiss steak dinner, to be held April 28 at the American Legion Post 43.
All of the proceeds go to the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight taking World War Two Veterans to the World War Two Monument in Washington D.C.
For more information or tickets, contact Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home at 724-9164 or the Decatur American Legion Post 43. (Photo Provided)
South Adams Schools will implement a new plan for teacher evaluations as mandated by the state beginning with the 2012-13 school year.
Superintendent Scott Litwiller said at Tuesday's board meeting that a committee of teachers and administrators has been working on the plan, but that the South Adams plan "is a modification of the Indiana Department of Education's RISE Teacher Evaluation model."
Andrea “Andi” Orme, 50, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Phyllis J. Fisher, 82 of Fort Wayne, passed away April 5, 2012, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida.
Phyllis was born April 1, 1930, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Donald and Edith (Johnson) Morrison.
She married James C. Fisher on February 25, 1951; he survives.
Phyllis attended Decatur Church of the Nazarene and was a homemaker.
James ‘Paul’ Henrey, 88, of rural Wren, Ohio, went to the arms of his Savior in his home on April 9, 2012, at 1 p.m..
He was born on February 25, 1924, to James Edward and Della Mae (Anderson) Henrey in Benton Township, Paulding County.
He graduated from Tully Convoy High School in 1942 where he received a letter for playing baseball.
On April 9, 1944, he married Esther Jane Abbott.