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Deciding the fate of part-time students seeking to enroll in North Adams Community Schools has become a full-time job for board of education members. Discussions once again centered on the issue during Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled board meeting.
After 90 minutes in executive session and that much additional time in public debate, the Adams County Public Defender Board on Tuesday reinstated former Managing Public Defender Joseph Johnson III to the public defender’s office — but stripped him of the manager’s position.
Military veterans from across Adams County came to Adams Central High School Monday afternoon to accept thanks and accolades from friends and neighbors for their service to their country and to be an inspiration to younger generations.
But many of those veterans themselves surely were inspired by the heartfelt and poignant message delivered by the ceremony’s featured speaker.
The Friends of the Carnegie Library group has been busy since their last appearance before the Adams County Commissioners, Adams County Historian and Friends President Louise Wolpert told county commissioners Monday.
Dr. Jerrilee K. Mosier was the featured speaker at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday. Mosier has been the chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne for four years.
Mosier spoke about the benefits of community colleges on the areas they serve. She said Indiana has a 34.3 percent college attainment rate. It is a goal of Ivy Tech to help people obtain new skills and education and use what they learn to find quality jobs with income growth that boosts the economy in the community.
(Editor’s note: In today's Democrat is the second in a two-part series on the life of Ed Coil, who will retire from the board of Adams County Commissioners on Dec. 31.)
Adams County Commissioner Ed Coil, during a storybook lifetime that started in rural Ohio and found its way to Pleasant Mills, experienced a different world when — as an employee of the Fort Wayne-based Zollner Corporation — he found himself being transferred to the metropolis of Detroit.
Heavy snow and plunging temperatures are expected to hit the Upper Midwest this week, dropping as much as a foot of snow on the region and pushing thermometer readings down by as much as 40 degrees overnight. The powerful storm, which is coursing into the area from Alaska, will likely bring the first major snowfall of the season.
NA school board
The North Adams Community Schools’ Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the district administration building, 625 Stadium Drive.
Items on the agenda include approval of minutes, financial report, fundraisers, personnel, the first reading of a policy to accept pert-time students into NA and the 2015-16 school calendar.
Rural sewer board
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Monroe residents could see a rise in water and sewage costs in the near future.
During Thursday night’s meeting of the Monroe Town Council, Council President Al Lehman announced he plans to bring to next month’s meeting a proposal that would raise utility rates on both water and sewage.
According to Lehman, operating costs for the water department have gone up $1,500 a month since the last time the rates were raised in January of 2012.