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October 20th, 2014
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Eleven candidates for countywide office took part in a forum hosted by the Decatur Rotary Club Thursday evening at Riverside Center in Decatur.
Taking center stage during the event were four candidates for two countywide offices — the only contested county races in Adams County during this election season.
Golden Meadows Home Administrator Tom Magnan appeared before the Adams County Council Tuesday to update them on the operation of the county facility and request they break the hiring freeze to allow him to advertise for a fulltime Certified Nursing Assistant.
Magnan presented councilors with a pair of handouts, one outlining how funds are generated by the facility and a second showing monthly and annual room and board rates for the past five years from the county home.
The deaths of three people may not be what one desires to be known for, but a plane crash near Decatur which occurred nearly 60 years ago was a major event in Indiana history and will be marked in an upcoming special ceremony at the crash site near Peterson.
At the height of his fame, Wilbur Shaw, a onetime great race driver at the Speedway, died in a plane crash in a field just east of Peterson. The crash gained national attention at the time.
While the installation of a new roof over a section of Bellmont Middle School was completed over Labor Day weekend, roof woes are far from a thing of the past for North Adams schools as three sections of the high school roof will need to be replaced to the tune of approximately $260,000.
Larry Carty, business manager for the North Adams district, told board of education members Tuesday the three sections were discovered recently as school maintenance workers walked the roof performing routine inspections.
This juvenile eagle was photographed near the Pleasant Mills bridge over the St. Marys River. It is about 3 years old, as indicated by the dark feathers at eye level. Eagles have been sighted in St. Marys Township for several years. The eagle, once an endangered species, has now been removed from that list.
Discussions surrounding the possibility of part-time students at North Adams schools became a little heated Tuesday evening as board members attempted to find a solution to a new state mandate requiring Indiana schools accept home-schooled students who wish to participate in athletics and/or other extra-curricular activities. The state requires such students to take at least one course at the school where they become athletic participants.
As the major entity comprising the Adams County Income Tax Council, with 55 of a total of council’s 100 votes, the Adams County Council Tuesday morning in essence approved the adoption of a .25 percent Property Tax Replacement Credit and a .25 percent Local Option Income Tax for Public Safety during their regular monthly meeting.
Adams Central schools could see fewer snow make-up days added to the end of the school year.
The Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday evening approved a plan put forth by Superintendent Lori Stiglitz that would put in place an E-learning plan whereby students would do assignments at home during select snow days this year.