Additions and subtractions were made to Adams Central's construction and renovation project by the AC school board at its recent meeting
The board, with member Mike Brown absent, voted 6-0 to add two items, costing about $80,000 overall, to the $10 million project.
The board agreed to spend at least $5,975, but no more than $7,975, to remove asbestos from around pipes in an underground tunnel. The work will be done by Environmental Technology Consulting Corp. of Fort Wayne.
Jay H. Gould of rural Berne, who has been an agricultural advisor and spokesman in Adams County as a federal government employee, will retire soon after a career lasting longer than 40 years.
He is currently head of the U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Decatur, where a retirement party will be held on Tuesday, December 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That office is located at 975 S. 11th St.
An announcement about the event says the FSA staff offers Gould "good luck and best wishes for his future."