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March 14th

Lawmakers get rude welcome

March 14, 2011

    The two Republican lawmakers who represent Adams County in the Indiana General Assembly were given a rude welcome Saturday morning during a town hall meeting at the Decatur public library.

AC: Do it yourself and save

March 14, 2011

    Adams Central officials gave an impromptu lesson at the March school board meeting that could have been entitled "How to Save More Than $470,000 in Two Years."
    The way to save, they indicated, is not to spend so much in the first place.
    The lesson involved an idea that AC Athletic Director Rick Minnich and AC Middle School Principal Aaron McClure had to create temporary classrooms inside the school's large physical education gymnasium, according to AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone.

March 11th

Does AC need a fieldhouse?

March 11, 2011

    Should Adams Central School have a multi-purpose fieldhouse?
    That question will be discussed by a committee selected by AC graduate, teacher, and football coach Michael Mosser, with at least one school board member volunteering to serve: John Sipe, president of the board.

BHS theater to carry Erekson name

March 11, 2011

    The theater at Bellmont High School has been named in honor of the man who helped design it and was instrumental in the development of stage productions in the community and at the school some 40 years ago.
    The North Adams school board on Tuesday approved the recommendation of a group of performing arts supporters to re-name the Bellmont Theater the Erekson Memorial Theater in honor of the late Reid Erekson and his wife, Evelyn.

March 10th

AC play opens tonight

March 10, 2011

Clayton Lengerich portrays Ron Montague and Sarah Soldner plays Juliet Capulet as leads in the Adams Central school play, "Jitterbug Juliet," opening tonight at the school. Performances will be given at 7 tonight, Friday and Saturday. Some tickets — $5 for adults, $4 for students — will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. (Photo provided)

NA offers retirement incentives

March 10, 2011

    Teachers at North Adams Community Schools who are at or near retirement age have been offered a one-time incentive to cement their retirement plans.
    Superintendent Wylie Sirk reported to the board of education during its meeting Tuesday that federal stimulus funding has made possible the retirement incentive program, which will award a one-time payment of $15,000 to qualifying teachers who announce their retirement plans by April 1. The incentive payment will not affect other retirement benefits, Sirk said.

Court building subject of review

March 10, 2011

    What might downtown Decatur and near-downtown look like in a few years?
    It could appear quite a bit different, depending on what decisions are made regarding the location of Adams Superior Court and the county probation department.

March 9th

Looking to a new jail

March 9, 2011

    It's only a matter of time before a new Adams County Jail will have to be built, since the current one is almost 31 years old and can hold only 60 inmates.
    At Tuesday's session of the county council, a discussion about building a new jail was held, with council president Randy Colclasure saying one idea that's been propounded is for a 250-bed jail.

NA board to be elected

March 9, 2011

    The long and drawn out saga surrounding how members of the North Adams school board are seated may finally be over. Board members voted on Tuesday evening to accept a citizens' petition that calls for board members to be elected, effectively replacing the school district's 40-year method of filling board seats by appointment.
    Barring an 11th-hour remonstrance from citizens who prefer to retain the appointment method of filling seats, board members will be elected, on a staggered basis, beginning in 2012.

Litwiller interim label is dropped

March 9, 2011

    Scott Litwiller will no longer be the acting superintendent of South Adams Schools.
    At their meeting on Tuesday, school board members (except for Steve Dobler, who was absent) unanimously approved Litwiller for a four-year contract as superintendent, effective July 1, 2011.

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