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February 13th, 2015

Litwiller bemoans reductions in state school financing

February 13, 2015

    South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller stepped onto a soapbox during a portion of Tuesday night’s monthly school board meeting to speak up for public education and comment on the continued reductions in funding for public schools by the state legislature and department of education.

Silver Arrow Queen named

February 13, 2015

     Bailey Christlieb was crowned this year’s Silver Arrow Queen Thursday evening at Bellmont High School. She is pictured with her father, Brian Chester.


February 12th

Kalver joins the wrestling Hall...again

February 12, 2015

    The Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame announced recently that WZBD broadcaster A.J. Kalver will be this year's inductee as the media person of the year at the annual postseason banquet.
    This is the first time that the IHSWCA media distinction award has been presented to a radio broadcaster.
    Kalver is already in the IHSWCA Hall as a coach, having been inducted in 2011.

DeKalb @ Bellmont, boys basketball webcast

February 12, 2015

In their final conference game, the Braves look to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the NHC with a big win against the Barons. JV tip-off is slated for 6:15 p.m. and the varsity contest will begin around 7:45 p.m. The webcast will begin roughly 10 minutes before the start of the game. To view the contest, click the link below. Once on the game site, log in with a username and password or link to Facebook. Go Braves!

AC staffer dismissed; officials remain tight-lipped

February 12, 2015

    The Adams Central school board on Tuesday unanimously voted to terminate the contract of a teacher at the high school.
    No reason was given for the decision to terminate Deanna Myers-Ledesma, life skills teacher at Adams Central. The board in November voted to suspend Myers-Ledesma, retroactively to Oct. 21.

North Adams school board okays stipend for fill-in teacher who has kept BHS radio/TV program alive

February 12, 2015

    Dedication and hard work pays off. That was the message the North Adams Community Schools’ Board of Education sent to radio/TV instructor Drew Derengowski Tuesday evening.
    NA Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman told the board the radio/TV program at Bellmont High School garnered a lot of interest from students, however the program didn’t have an instructor.
    That’s when substitute teacher Derengowski — a former student of the program — stepped up.

Hide and seek?

February 12, 2015

    Perhaps seeking to relieve a little winter boredom, a curious feline and an adverturesome squirrel seemed to be playing a game of hide and seek earlier this week.


UPDATED: School closings and delays

February 12, 2015

     UPDATED 8:32 a.m.: South Adams has cancelled classes for today. Adams Central remains on a 2 hour delay, as do Bluffton-Harrison, Northern Wells and Southern Wells schools in nearby Wells County. Jay County Schools are running on a 3 hour delay. We will update this information as necessary.

February 11th

AC board ponders financing options

February 11, 2015

    Damion Maggos, representative from George K. Baum and Company in Indianapolis, presented options to the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday on the different ways the board could repay nearly $2 million the school will be receiving from the sale of general obligation bonds to complete a new roof project this summer.
    Using the two plans presented, the $2 million bond would be repaid over an 11-12 year period, with the last payment being made either January 2027 or January 2028.

Frustration over ed in-fighting is aired

February 11, 2015

    The state of education in Indiana is a concern for many area parents, and they’re not alone.
    North Adams Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman expressed his frustration Tuesday evening in describing the debacle that has become the Indiana Department of Education versus Gov. Mike Pence and the never-ending issue of school funding.

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