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September 16th

Final bluegrass jam held Saturday

September 16, 2013

The final bluegrass jam of the season was held Sunday at the Gene Stratton- Porter cabin at the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva. The event drew more than 20 artists performing on guitar, bass, Dobro, banjo, fiddle, Jew’s harp, harmonica, mandolin, and vocals. In excess of 100 people attended the final performance, which was organized and under the direction of Historic Site curator Randy Lehman.
Photo by Mike Lamm
 

South Adams crowns Homecoming King and Queen

September 16, 2013

Collin Lahr and Maddi Kloepper were crowned 2013 Homecoming King and Queen during festivities Friday night at South Adams High School. The Starfires dropped a 40-34 heartbreaker to Heritage.
Photo by Kalvin Fiechter

 

September 13th

Sewer board eyes changes to project

September 13, 2013

    Eleventh-hour changes in the design of a rural sewer collection to service customers in the the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village have pushed the timeline for the project back slightly.

BHS benefits from bike ride

September 13, 2013

    Evan Oliff, a bicyclist on the final leg of a three-day Chicago-to-Decatur trip, was led by a civilian motorcyclist on Wednesday afternoon to his final destination at Bellmont High School. A crowd of supporters that included North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman, BSH Principal Kim Harsh, Vice Principal Aaron Baker and many Bellmont students were gathered outside to cheer him on.  

Bishop takes a fall, breaks collarbone

September 13, 2013

    The Roman Catholic bishop for much of northern Indiana is recovering after surgery to repair a broken collarbone.
    A spokesman for Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades says he was injured in a fall Sunday night while he was on his way to Washington, D.C., for meetings with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
    Diocesan spokesman Sean McBride tells The Journal Gazette that Rhoades returned to Fort Wayne on Wednesday and underwent surgery Thursday at a Fort Wayne hospital.

September 12th

SA board wrestles with mat purchase

September 12, 2013

    The South Adams Schools board of education struggled with how to handle the potential donation of a wrestling mat by the Gold Wrestling Club and the South Adams Sports Booster's Club during Tuesday evening's monthly meeting. At issue was a request to print the name of Nick Taylor, a South Adams grad who was killed while serving in the military in Afghanistan, on some portion of the mat.

Sex predators, religion policy addressed by NA board

September 12, 2013

    A policy addressing religion in the curriculum was addressed Tuesday evening by members of the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education. The policy was modified to meet the freedom of expression when it comes to school personnel. As the policy currently stands, a staff member cannot promote or disparage religion.

County sees first real rainfall in 3 weeks

September 12, 2013

    Adams County residents awoke this morning to the first measurable rainfall in nearly three weeks.
    With no precipitation to speak of since August 22, when the city measured .75” of rain, a spokesperson for the Decatur Sewage Treatment Plant – where area weather is documented – said as of 7 a.m. today .31” has fallen in the Decatur area. The precipitation was hardly what area farmers need to replenish crops, but was a welcome reprieve from the scorching heat hovering over Adams County this week.

Old-fashioned air conditioning

September 12, 2013

Beating the sweltering heat has been a problem for many county residents of late, but a cooling ride in an open-air buggy seemed to be a pleasant alternative for this Amish family recently near Geneva. Much more comfortable temperatures are on tap for the remainder of the week and into the coming weekend.
Photo by Mike Lamm
 

September 11th

Berne native gets AC AD post

September 11, 2013

    After several months of searching – including the hiring and almost immediate resignation of Roger Newton – Adams Central Schools finally has a new athletic director (AD), filling the void created with the retirement last year of longtime AD Rick Minnich.
    The board of education hired Jerry Amstutz, a Berne native who had applied for the job prior to the hiring of Newton. After hearing of Newton's resignation, Amstutz contacted the school again to express his interest in the position, and the ball was rolling.

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