March 16th, 2012
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.
Wilmer P. Werling, 83, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, at River Terrace, Bluffton.
He was a former resident of rural Ossian.
Mr. Werling was born March 1, 1929, in Ossian, to the late Rufas and Marie Werling.
He was an Ossian High School graduate, an American Legion and VFW member, and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Albert A. Anderson, 86, of Decatur, and previously of rural Monroeville, passed away at 10:28 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012, at his residence.
Albert was born on Tuesday, June 2, 1925, in Adams County, the son of the late William and Edna (Gibson) Anderson.
He married the late Charlotte P. Gehringer on April 20, 1946; she passed away on July 22, 1992.
Albert retired from farming and retired from Kaiser Chemical Company in the 1980's as a manager.
Ronald L. Dynes, 76, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, at Woodcrest Retirement Center. He was born on March 19, 1935, in Bryant to the late Lawrence H. Dynes and Florence (Bailey) Richards.
He married Sondra Binegar on July 29, 1956, and was married 55 years.
Ron was a member of Monroe United Brethren Church and also was song leader. He was a Monroe volunteer fireman from 1968-1988. Ron sang with the Dynes Brothers for many years.
FORT WAYNE— The husband of a Fort Wayne woman who fell from the stage at Bellmont High School during a 2010 military funeral and later died has filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit, according to a Fort Wayne television station.
Details of the suit were not available this morning, but it was believed the action was filed in U.S. Federal Court in Fort Wayne.