March 16th, 2012
The formation of a not-for-profit athletic foundation that would allow the school district to raise private funds for athletic department endeavors is taking shape, members of the North Adams school board learned at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.
After day one and 16 games completed, there are no perfect brackets out of 122 entries and only two public brackets have 15 out of 16 right.
Mason Selking and Brian Zeser are tied for first place at the moment with the only one mistake. There are several brackets with only two wrong.
Sarah D. Bultemeier, 33, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Born in Fort Wayne, Sarah graduated from Fort Wayne Christian High School, received her Bachelor's Degree from Huntington College, and her Master's in teaching from Indiana Wesleyan. Sarah taught at Fort Wayne Christian and Keystone School.
She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church on Covington Road, MOPS and Ribbon Chicks Support Group. Sarah enjoyed spending time with her girls, reading, shopping and scrapbooking.
Elodee J. Marbaugh, 75, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert, Ohio.
She was born on Friday, November 13, 1936, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry E. and Edith E. (Snyder) Nye.
She married Thomas E. Marbaugh on August 21, 1954.
Elodee was a former member of the Willshire United Methodist Church, where she served as the treasurer for many years.
Every high school student at South Adams will soon be getting a laptop computer for school use.
The one-to-one laptop program moved forward at a meeting on Tuesday when school board members approved a four-year lease agreement with Medical and Municipal Funding to purchase 420 computers.
Additionally, 100 computers will be purchased to replace some of the computers in a lab at the middle school.
The Back 40 Junction, which has been in business for approximately 60 years, is unfortunately losing a piece of its well-known vintage decor as the executive railroad car, located on the north side of the restaurant, is being dismantled and removed this week.
Clete Miller, the original proprietor of the historic attraction, said that back when he was establishing the restaurant he heard of a railroad company in Garrett that rented the railroad cars for weddings and celebrations, similar to the Trolley Cars in Fort Wayne.
The North Adams Community Schools corporation is poised to take over as the lead legal authority of the Adams-Wells special needs cooperative, pending a meeting scheduled for Monday between the superintendents of the six school districts in the two counties.
The cooperative serves some 1,500 special needs students in the two-county area, providing services ranging from classroom instruction for emotionally and mentally handicapped students to occupational and physical therapy services.
The Adams Central Board of Education received, and approved, four letters of resignation Tuesday evening. One was from Mrs. Carolyn McCammon, who has been teaching at AC for 29 years.
“Nothing compares with this school,” said McCammon in her letter of resignation. “We have a culture of excellence that is shared by all, and we also have the freedom to pursue educational goals that will enhance student learning.”
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, meeting with the Adams County Council on Tuesday, requested and received a transfer from the cumulative jail fund of approximately $75,500 for repairs to the dispatch center located in the Adams County Jail.
Rekeweg said the dispatch center is in need of some cosmetic repairs, such as painting and new carpeting; however the bulk of repair work that should be addressed immediately is the infrastructure itself.
Harold B. Fortney, 83, of Convoy, Ohio, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Louise (Cranor) Fortney on February 24, 2011.
Visitation will be Sunday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, from 1-5 p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church, west of Convoy.