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June 12th, 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.
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.
This year's Relay for Life will be held at Adams Central School beginning at noon on Saturday, June 22, and ending at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 23.
All local and area residents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend this meaningful event to support survivors and their caregivers, a news release said. This year's theme is "Celebrating With Colors."
Two weeks after putting in place Adams County's first so-called "super abatement" phase-in policy to encourage and reward local job development, Berne City Council on Monday approved a five-year waiver of all real and personal property tax liability for the FCC (Adams) automotive supply company. Under the terms of the new tax abatement policy, the company will receive 100 percent tax freedom for five years and partial tax relief for five additional years.
Representatives from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, Arnold Construction, and Town of Monroe gathered on Friday to break ground for the construction of a new fire station located at 233 Tower Dr. in the Monroe Industrial park.
The new facility, designed by Arnold Construction and past employee Corey DeRoo, of Monore, includes a 4,800 square foot, eight-bay garage to house all of the departments fire trucks and tankers.
The 19th annual Special Needs Resident Auction took place Saturday at Golden Meadows Home near Decatur.
The auction serves as the home’s main fundraiser for the year. Auction items were donated by local businesses and members of the community.
In just a few hours, the 50-plus buyers in attendance cleared eight tables and one garage full of auction items. Donated items included food, gift certificates, beauty products, tickets to sporting events and theme parks and even a refrigerator.
Although the newly proposed addition of Monroe Township, which lies within the corporation limits of Monroe, to the Adams Public Library System (APLS) isn't a matter for the Monroe Town Council to act on, it quickly became an issue during Thursday's meeting after council president, and town resident Al Lehman read a lengthy and somewhat inflammatory letter expressing his feelings on the matter.
Artist Gary Hovey of New Knoxville, Ohio, has spent the past 25 years sculpting, something he loves to do. What makes Hovey's sculptures unique is the medium used to create his masterpieces: stainless steel flatware. Forks, spoons, knives, you name it, and he's probably used it.
Hovey said about 35 years ago he and his wife visited an art show where one sculptor in particular caught his eye. "He was welding car bumpers together and making beautiful sculptures out of them," said Hovey
Decatur's long-awaited Sculpture Tour Festival, greatly expanded from last year's first such event, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
A large turnout is likely for the event which will see the unveiling of 19 new sculptures. The tour is expected to take 60 to 90 minutes.
Also Saturday, food vendors will be set up on Madison St., between Second and Third streets, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Now that work on the new fire station in Monroe has begun, with the official groundbreaking ceremony to take place this evening at 6, the question of what to do with the town's current fire station/City Hall building has come to the front.
Council members said Thursday they believe the obvious answer would be to sell the building, which is owned by the town. However there may be an unusual tangle of red tape involving the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that may put off potential buyers of the property.