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June 17th

AC staff changes set; Fawcett exits track post

June 17, 2013

    More staffing changes are coming to Adams Central as the board of education approved several personnel moves Tuesday.
    High school cross country coach Terry Fawcett submitted his letter of resignation, effective immediately. Fawcett said he has thoroughly enjoyed the kids he has coached through the years and thanked the athletic department for their support over the years.

June 14th

Willshire touchdown confirmed

June 14, 2013

    The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Wayne has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down on the south side of Willshire, Wednesday night, traveling about three blocks and leaving heavy damage in the area.
    The NWS reported the tornado was on the ground less than two minutes with maximum wind speed estimated at 80 mph. Although the tornado was short-lived, it caused substantial damage to homes, ripping off roofs, snapping trees, and rolling a stand-alone garage off its foundation.

Adams County ‘very ‘fortunate’: August

June 14, 2013

    "We were very fortunate," Adams County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director John August said this morning.
    "There were some power outages in Monroe and a few trees down here and there; other than that, we had nothing reported to us. Those reports (downed trees) came to us from deputies," August said.

Geneva fire chief eyes student career training

June 14, 2013

    Art Booth of the Geneva Fire Department presented a special request to the Geneva Town Council at its June meeting, asking to use the fire station as fire and rescue career training for high school students.

June 13th

Area spared worst of storms

June 13, 2013

    Although many Decatur and Adams County residents were heading for basements and other types of shelter late Wednesday night, the area appeared to have been spared the worst of Wednesday's long-predicted storms.
    There were no reports this morning of any major damage here or in the county and, apparently, no ongoing power outages.

Berne’s sewer rates may rise over forecast-Monroe also affected

June 13, 2013

    Sewer rates in Berne could be going up more than originally anticipated.
    While final financing for a proposed $3.9 million upgrade to the city of Berne's waste water treatment plant will ultimately determine the final scope of that rate hike, various scenarios laid out before Berne City Council on Monday suggest that the increase will be more than the $5-7 monthly that was anticipated earlier this year.

North Adams boosts pay for substitute bus drivers

June 13, 2013

    The North Adams board of education on Tuesday evening approved a hefty increase in the rates to be paid to substitute bus drivers in the district.
    North Adams Business Manager Larry Carty at last month's meeting recommended a 50 percent increase in the pay currently offered to drivers. His recommendation came after illness and personal matters had left the district short of drivers on more than one occasion. The board failed to act on Carty's recommendation at its May meeting and asked him to gather more information.

June 12th

Building trades class alive...for now

June 12, 2013

    Another nail was driven into the future of the Building Trades program Tuesday as the Adams Central Board of Education picked up where it left off at last month's meeting and issued a reduction in force (RIF) notice to teacher Andy Hackenjos.

Sirk: ‘It’s been very good ride’

June 12, 2013

    The tribute to Dr. Wylie Sirk as he nears the end of his career as an educator was befitting the man himself: brief, direct, respectful and dignified.
    The North Adams school board bid farewell to Sirk at the end of Tuesday night's board meeting in simple fashion, with a few kind words and a gift as a token of their appreciation for his years of service to the school board. A few former board members were on hand for the occasion as well.

SAdams votes to keep RISQ, Life Matters, resource officer

June 12, 2013

    On Tuesday night, the South Adams School Board decided to continue several programs, including Life Matters Counseling, RISQ, and the School Resource Officer. The programs were formerly funded by the Safe Schools Healthy Students grant, which expired this year.

   The Patriots of Heritage will be welcomed in tonight by the Bellmont Squaws on the...
    FORT WAYNE—Again utilizing a less-than-full roster of athletes, the...
    MONROE— Adams Central scored all 17 runs after the third inning to win a...

 

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