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November 14th

AC lands funding for SRO officer salary

November 14, 2013

    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.

Quilt contest winners announced

November 14, 2013

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.
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New water line will boost pressure in area around Southeast school

November 14, 2013

    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.

November 13th

Courthouse project is shelved

November 13, 2013

    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.

ISTEP+ test scores down at N. Adams

November 13, 2013

    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.
    See today's print or online editions for the complete story.

EXTENSIVE DAMAGE

November 13, 2013

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

 

November 12th

Veterans get a salute from students at BHS

November 12, 2013

    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.

‘When every river turned against us’

November 12, 2013

    The city of Decatur is featured prominently in a soon-to-be released documentary that focuses on two statewide battles against flooding more than 100 years apart.
    The 30-minute program, "When Every River Turned Against Us — Lessons from the Great 1913 Flood," attempts to show what communities have learned in the wake of the Great Easter Flood a century ago. A five-minute segment of the film focuses on Decatur and the assistance it provided residents in the local flooding disaster of 2003.

White stuff

November 12, 2013

The first measurable snowfall of the season fell on Adams County Monday evening. City officials recorded 1 inch of the white stuff on the ground this morning.

Photo by Jannaya Andrews

November 11th

Vietnam Memorial dedicated in Sunday ceremony

November 11, 2013

    On a clear, crisp and cold November Sunday afternoon, with stiff winds snapping flags to attention, Adams County paid special tribute to its servicemen who gave their lives in the Vietnam conflict with the dedication of a granite memorial on the front lawn of the courthouse. The ceremony, appropriately, was held the day before the official Veteran's Day holiday.

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