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August 6th, 2014
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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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.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwest Ohio didn’t just suddenly appear.
Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have long been worried about this very scenario as a growing number of algae blooms have turned the water into a pea soup color in recent summers, leaving behind toxins that can sicken people and kill pets.
A large tent helps shoppers beat the heat during the annual Trade Days event held over the weekend at the Willshire Sportsman Club, just east of Willshire on Ohio 81. Each year the event draws large crowds as area vendors peddle their wares.
Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reported during this week’s meeting of the county commissioners the county is in the process of getting appraisals for the Collier Insurance Agency, 104 S. 3rd St., Decatur, as well as a single residence located behind the agency on Madison Street. The location is the primary site being considered for the construction of a new superior court building.