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September 12th, 2014

AC board eyes alternatives to RISQ program

September 12, 2014

    Troubled students at Adams Central Schools may face a new method for out-of-school suspension next year after the board of education on Tuesday moved to look at a less expensive alternative to the RISQ program used by the school.

Guest 'reader' helps Southeast first graders

September 12, 2014

     Abbey, a 13-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, was a recent guest in the first-grade classroom of Linda Wellman at Southeast Elementary School in Decatur. A school spokesperson said the students enjoyed reading to Abbey while practice their reading skills. Thanks in part to Abbey, the spokesperson said, “the students are becoming ‘dog-gone’ great readers.” Pictured above with Abbey is first-grader Rogan Curry.


Squaws soccer blanks Blackhawk

September 12, 2014

    The soccer Squaws earned a 4-0 victory over non-conference Blackhawk Christian on Thursday night using a big home crowd to support the win.
    "It was nice to see a great crowd," noted BHS coach Steve Lee. "The boys and girls soccer games are normally scheduled on the same nights alternating home and away but this night was one of the rare occasions when the boys did not have an away game. The crowd was electrifying with chants and Vuvuzelas (soccer horns). I really appreciated the team support."

September 11th

Treding video: Obamas, Americans remember victims of 9/11 attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans remember victims of 9/11 attacks
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

Steven S. Sprunger

September 11, 2014

    Steven S. Sprunger, 75, Berne, died Thursday evening. Arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Extended ‘fall break’ gets cool reception

September 11, 2014

    Although the 2014-15 school year began only a month ago, talk is already turning to the 2015-16 school calendar at Adams Central as the board of education got its first look at the proposed schedule Tuesday evening.
    The calendar, which is utilized by all three schools in the county, remained largely unchanged — with school scheduled to begin Aug. 11, 2015, and conclude May 19, 2016. It was a week in October, scheduled as fall break, that caused the most stir during the board’s discussion.

NA budget based on 80% of actual AV

September 11, 2014

    A public hearing on North Adams Community Schools’ proposed 2015 operating budget, held during Tuesday evening’s regular monthly school board meeting, attracted no interest from the public.
    The budget, which Business Manager Larry Carty said is “very similar to the last two years on the overall amount” budgeted, sets estimated expenditures for the district next year at nearly $23.3 million.

Demolition now closer at Berne Dunbar site

September 11, 2014

    The demolition of the former Dunbar Furniture Company building that has blighted the city landscape for several years is inching closer to reality, according to Berne City Attorney Dave Baumgartner.

September 10th

Central tennis holds off SA, 3-2

September 11, 2014

    BERNE— In what could be a preview of the sectional finals depending on how the draw turns out, Adams Central came away with a tight 3-2 victory over South Adams on the road Tuesday night.
    South Adams (7-3), earned points at one and two singles but were felled in both doubles matches and three singles falling just short against their county and ACAC rivals who improved to 6-1 on the year.

Tornado watch issued for Adams, surrounding counties

September 10, 2014

    A tornado watch is in effect for Adams County until 9 p.m. this evening. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable to produce severe thunderstorms and possibly a tornado.
    A flash flood watch is in place for the entire area from 2 p.m. until midnight. Heavy rain could cause flooding in roadways and rural areas. Drivers are urged to use caution and avoid crossing flooded roadways.

   Bellmont volleyball hosts Bishop Luers tonight at the Teepee in a rare, non-...
    BLUFFTON— Bellmont's girls golf team won their first sectional title...
   The Jets travel to Heritage tonight for an ACAC clash starting at 7 p.m. To log in,...


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