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October 16th, 2014

Roof repairs continue to plague NA

October 16, 2014

    While the installation of a new roof over a section of Bellmont Middle School was completed over Labor Day weekend, roof woes are far from a thing of the past for North Adams schools as three sections of the high school roof will need to be replaced to the tune of approximately $260,000.
    Larry Carty, business manager for the North Adams district, told board of education members Tuesday the three sections were discovered recently as school maintenance workers walked the roof performing routine inspections.

Regal eagle spotted near St. Marys River

October 16, 2014

     This juvenile eagle was photographed near the Pleasant Mills bridge over the St. Marys River. It is about 3 years old, as indicated by the dark feathers at eye level. Eagles have been sighted in St. Marys Township for several years. The eagle, once an endangered species, has now been removed from that list.

2014 Callithumpian shirts are now available

October 16, 2014

October 15th

Pigskin Picks, week six results

October 15, 2014

Lloyd Francis Lichtenberger

October 15, 2014

    Lloyd Francis Lichtenberger went to be with Jesus Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. He married Lorena Nussbaum April 7, 1951. They were married 58 years before she passed away in November of 2009. 
    They were blessed with five children, Sandra (Craig) Mountz of Brentwood, Tenn.; Rick Lichtenberger of Decatur; Kathy Keller of Grand Rapids, Minn.; Deb (Daniel) Abnet of Berne; and Tom (Ruth) Lichtenberger of Fort Wayne. He enjoyed his 12 grandchildren and13 great-grandchildren.

Jerry Parker

October 15, 2014

    Jerry “Hoss” Parker, 68, Monroeville, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Riverbend Healthcare in Fort Wayne.   
    Among survivors are his two brothers, Larry (Janet) Parker of Decatur and Jan Parker of Monroeville.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, in Monroeville. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Sparks fly over part-time students at North Adams

October 15, 2014

    Discussions surrounding the possibility of part-time students at North Adams schools became a little heated Tuesday evening as board members attempted to find a solution to a new state mandate requiring Indiana schools accept home-schooled students who wish to participate in athletics and/or other extra-curricular activities. The state requires such students to take at least one course at the school where they become athletic participants.

County council approves hike in local taxes

October 15, 2014

    As the major entity comprising the Adams County Income Tax Council, with 55 of a total of council’s 100 votes, the Adams County Council Tuesday morning in essence approved the adoption of a .25 percent Property Tax Replacement Credit and a .25 percent Local Option Income Tax for Public Safety during their regular monthly meeting.

E-Learning plan could cut snow make-up days at AC

October 15, 2014

    Adams Central schools could see fewer snow make-up days added to the end of the school year.
    The Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday evening approved a plan put forth by Superintendent Lori Stiglitz that would put in place an E-learning plan whereby students would do assignments at home during select snow days this year.

October 14th

Fleetwood faithful coming to town

October 14, 2014

    The population of Decatur will swell by some 2,000 temporary “residents” during the summer of 2015, it was announced Monday during the monthly Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Woodcrest retirement community.
    Representatives from Allied Recreation Group — formerly Fleetwood — unveiled the news that the seventh annual Fleetwood RV National Rally will be held in Decatur next summer.