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January 12th

Board to decide stadium's future after study

January 12, 2012

    Officials at North Adams Community Schools are looking into the "renovation or replacement" of facilities at Bob Worthman Stadium, according to a report given to school board members Tuesday.

Snow, big winds, colder temps in store for area

January 12, 2012

    The Decatur area was under a winter weather advisory this morning, with some slight snow accumulation expected today and one to three inches tonight. The other half of the one-two punch is much colder temperatures.
    The National Weather Service says an approaching winter storm could drop more than a foot of snow on far northern Indiana and bring wind-whipped blowing and drifting snow, The Associated Press reported.

Bauman to seek new term

January 12, 2012

    Doug Bauman of rural Geneva has formally announced his candidacy for a new term as Adams County Commissioner, District Three, on the 2012 Republican ticket.
    Bauman said his major goal for the upcoming term is to keep Adams County financially sound and yet still provide services to the citizens as has been done in the past.

January 11th

NA again offers retire incentive

January 11, 2012

    For the second consecutive year, North Adams Community Schools is offering an incentive for teachers to make retirement plans in the immediate future.
    The school district is offering incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The deadline for making that decision is only weeks away.

SAdams has hot prospect for land sale

January 11, 2012

    The South Adams Schools Corporation intends to take another stab at selling the former elementary school property located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
    School board members, with guidance from attorney Tim Baker, have taken the necessary steps to move forward with another open bidding process by averaging two new appraisals, using the same appraisers as before, and by determining terms and conditions for the sale of the property.

Pettibone gets OK for free trip to China

January 11, 2012

    The Adams Central School Board approved a professional leave of absence for Superintendent Mike Pettibone at its monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
    Pettibone was invited by a group in Jay County to travel to Taiwan, Beijing, and Anjung, at no cost to the school corporation, in an effort to form a partnership between Taiwanese and American schools systems.

January 10th

Focus on improvement

January 10, 2012

    At his annual State of the City address given Monday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Mayor John Schultz focused on the steps being taken to continue to improve the city of Decatur and encourage economic growth.
    Schultz announced that Prime Inc. has begun operations at the Industrial Park III location located just north of Walmart, and said he is confident this will encourage more businesses to move into the area within the next few years.

Mellencamp is seeking seat on county council

January 10, 2012

    Tony Mellencamp of Berne has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council. The filing period began Wednesday and runs through Feb. 7.

Voglewede a candidate for county recorder post

January 10, 2012

    Jim Voglewde Jr. has formally announced his candidacy for Adams County Recorder on the 2012 Republican ticket.
    The rural Decatur resident has served as Deputy Recorder to Connie Moser since the beginning of her first term in January of 2005. Moser is prevented from seeking a new term due to term limits.

January 9th

Beery seeking auditor post

January 9, 2012

    Mary Beery of rural Adams County has announced her candidacy for the office of auditor of Adams County. Formal election filing for county offices begins Wednesday.
    Current Auditor Bill Borne cannot run again due to term limits.
    Beery currently serves as chief deputy to Borne and assumes the auditor‘s responsibilities in Borne's absence. She was appointed to that position in May of 2005.

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