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February 12th, 2015

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.

Silver Arrow Court

February 11, 2015

   Bellmont High School will crown the Silver Arrow queen during halftime of Thursday evening’s varsity basketball game. Members of the SIlver Arrow court are pictured above. In the top row, from left, are junior Jenna Fenwick, freshman Kelsey Dohrman and sophomore Saige Jauregui. In the bottow row, left to right, are seniors Reagan Burry, Juliana Guerra and Bailey Christlieb.


February 10th

Bauman delivers State of the County

February 10, 2015

    More than 60 people attended the annual State of the County address from Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman Monday afternoon, held this year in the Decatur Room of Adams Memorial Hospital due to construction at Woodcrest retirement community.

Melissa Norby named as Decatur’s first-ever community coordinator

February 10, 2015

     John Schultz announced Melissa Norby has been named the new community coordinator for the city of Decatur.
    “The list of 13 applicants was narrowed down to six and those six went through the interview process. All six candidates had individual skills that were an asset to this particular job. The selection was definitely a difficult decision and we need to thank all applicants for their interest in the position.”

EP Graphics’ abatement okayed

February 10, 2015

    The purchase of a new piece of equipment will revolutionize production at EP Graphics and provided extra incentive for Berne City Council on Monday to pass a resolution following a public hearing on the issue to approve the renewal of the company’s annual CF-1 tax abatement.

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