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August 6th, 2014
Sports Illustrated's Boomer Esiason explains why Paul George could make a full recovery and how his injury should not preclude NBA players from playing on the international stage.
The Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus reports released Monday by the Indiana Department of Education included statistics for private schools as well as public institutions, and Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School in Decatur received some impressive marks.
The Geneva Town Hall was filled beyond capacity Tuesday night as residents turned out in large numbers to request changes to the town’s golf cart and all-terrain vehicle ordinance.
Demolition work began at the former Decatur Plaza on the north edge of Decatur Tuesday morning to make way for a future Indiana and Michigan Power substation. The project is part of the utility company’s “Powering Up South” project, which officials said will increase reliability of electric service in the Decatur area.
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Results of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus reports were released Monday morning by the Indiana Department of Education for elementary and middle school students across the state.
The tests were administered this spring to test students’ knowledge of English and math. In addition, fourth and sixth grade students were tested in science, while fifth- and seventh- grade students were also tested in their understanding of information pertaining to the area of social studies.
North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman said Monday afternoon he had “not yet dissected” ISTEP test scores released by the Indiana Department of Education earlier in the day, but noted a meeting will be held soon with building principals to put those numbers into some sort of perspective.
From his initial glance at the test scores of North Adams students, Lehman termed the results “a mixed bag,” but conceded the tests show a need for programs geared toward early childhood development.
At the end of Monday’s weekly meeting of the Adams County commissioners, Commission Chairman Doug Bauman gave a brief update on the status of the county’s consideration of the purchase of a 162-acre parcel of farmland south of Decatur along Winchester Street. The land, owned by the Miller Family Trust, is being considered as the location for the construction of a new county jail.
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Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger explains what the Indiana Pacers should do next in wake of Paul George's unfortunate leg injury.
Next winter, there will likely come a morning in Adams County when the latest overnight snowfall has been whipped into drifts that reach six feet in depth in places and extend over farm fields and roadways alike. The northwesterly wind, with gusts up to 50 mph, will drop wind chill factors to 30 degrees below zero. At times, visibility will become non-existent as the blowing snow is driven so strongly, it appears to be coming from every direction at once.