Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article
The North Adams Community School board on Tuesday discussed at length a right-of-way proposal from the Indiana Department of Transportation as part of the state’s plan to elevate U.S. 224 in the area near Bellmont High School.
The long-discussed highway reconstruction project would elevate a half-mile stretch of U.S. 224 west of Jackson Street.
The official Adams County website is an adequate tool for providing basic information about the area and its various governmental entities, but the site is a veritable dinosaur in the every-evolving world of on-line technology and website development, County Data Processing Director Landon Patterson informed Adams County councilors this week.
A shooting in Van Wert, Ohio has left one woman dead and a man seriously injured, according to a spokeswoman for the Van Wert Police Department.
New grant funding has finally come through for Adams Central Schools to help pay the salary of School Resource Officer Charlie Cook for the remainder of the school year.
Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond told the school district’s board of education Tuesday the $38,000 matching funds grant will go not only toward Cook’s salary but will also be used for the purchase of additional security measures, such as locks and cameras.
BEST OF SHOW — Coni Mayer of the Adams County Community Foundation was a guest judge at the recent Callithumpian Quilt Show, presented by Creative Quilters quilt guild. Mayer is shown pinning the ribbon on her selection for Best of Show on the quilt named “Black Thread Insanity” made and quilted by Kent Mick, Roanoke.
North Adams Community School board heard a request Tuesday night from Nate Rumschlag, city of Decatur Engineer and storm water superintendent, for a utility easement near Southeast Elementary School that is necessary as part of a city water line replacement project in the neighborhood around the property.
The land in question required for the easement is part of the Southeast School property but is not owned by the school district, Rumschlag said.
It’s official. The Adams County courthouse and superior court building projects have been put on hold.
The Adams County Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to table the projects, with the move precipitated by the recent exploding population numbers at the Adams County jail.
Proficiency test scores at North Adams Community Schools were down during the most recent round of statewide testing, and administrators are attempting to put in place programs and strategies to address that shortfall.
The school district’s board of eduction on Tuesday evening heard a presentation from Krista Schloss, program assessment director for the district, who reviewed the latest ISTEP+ scores with the board.
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Decatur firefighters responded Tuesday morning to a fire at the duplex home of Daniel McCoy, 1022 Woodridge Drive, and Becky Dickson, 1024 Woodridge Drive. Damage was extensive to both structures. See today's print or online editions for additional details.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
Bellmont High School honored military veterans Monday as a part of an inaugural memorial ceremony for Veterans Day.
Vince Faurote, a student at Bellmont High School, welcomed some 20 local veterans and their families and spoke about the historical importance of Veterans Day and why it is held on Nov.11.