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August 14th, 2013

BHS structural issues defined

August 14, 2013

    Structural engineers hired by North Adams Community Schools to address wall stabilization issues and deficiencies at Bellmont High School presented their findings and recommendations to the school district's board of education during Tuesday evening's monthly board meeting. Those recommendations came with a $2 million price tag.

New judicial center, yes; where? Uh...

August 14, 2013

    The main topic of discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the courthouse project committee was the location of the proposed Adams County Judicial Center.
    Decatur native Cory Miller of SchenkelShultz Architecture, filling in for Dave Sholl, reminded the committee that it has so far agreed to a three-story plan—with the lowest story open to future expansion—, and the location choices have been narrowed down to Madison Street between Second and Third Street, or Third Street, north of where the superior court building is located.

Build trades class saved – Students will assist Habitat

August 14, 2013

    The building trades program at Adams Central High School, which has been dangling over the edge of existence for the past few months, has new life for the 2013-14 school year after partnering with the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Adams County to build a home on the south side of Berne.

August 13th

Berne budget proposal set

August 13, 2013

    A public hearing will be held during the October 15 meeting of Berne City Council to give local residents the opportunity to comment on the city's proposed 2014 operating budget.
    The council on Monday authorized publication of a maximum budget for next year based on an assessed property valuations in the city of $103 million, a figure that is down from $107 million in 2013. The total tax liability for residents next year, based on that number, would be $1.13 per $100 of assessed personal property value.

Special event to mark church’s 50th year

August 13, 2013

    The Sociedad Guadalupana celebration has long been a tradition in Decatur, and after being suspended for a couple of years, it's coming back this year bigger than ever.
    Guadalupe and Antonio Garza started the Sociedad Guadalupana Church on Schirmeyer St. 50 years ago to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, according to Adam Eguia of Decatur. And to mark the 50 years, a special celebration is planned for Saturday, September 1.

Info sought on mailbox vandalism

August 13, 2013

    Local authorities are requesting the public's assistance in providing information concerning a widespread spree of mailbox vandalism overnight Sunday.
    On Monday morning, the Adams County Sheriff's Department received numerous reports of damage to mailboxes. Vandals used some type of blunt object and struck the boxes, causing extensive damage, according to Detective Lt. Gary Burkhart of the sheriff's department.

August 12th

BMS student NASA camp: space-themed, hands-on

August 12, 2013

    Bellmont Middle School recently held its third annual NASA Camp.
    NASA Camp is a space-themed, hands-on opportunity for Bellmont Middle School students to become fully immersed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). NASA developed its “Summer of Innovation” program to assist educators in providing STEM that relates to space.

Back to class Tuesday

August 12, 2013

    Students in North Adams, Adams Central and South Adams schools will return to classes on Tuesday for the start of the 2013-14 school year.
    The day will be a full day of attendance for public school students in the county.
    St. Joseph and Zion Lutheran schools also begin on Tuesday.
    With the start of school, Adams Central Schools officials are requesting area farmers to help with the safety of transporting students by trimming the corners of the cornfields.
 

Woodcrest earns high marks

August 12, 2013

    According to information recently provided to the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees, the Woodcrest Nursing Home received "its best State Board of Health Survey in memory," according to AHN vice president for long-term services Bill Watson.
    Health care facilities throughout the state are surveyed annually by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on a wide variety of issues ranging from nursing care to dietary concerns to patient rights and much more.

August 9th

World War II vets sought

August 9, 2013

    Turns out U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman won't be there after all, but two state legislators will and, it's hoped, so will World War II veterans in Adams County as the rededication of the Peace Monument is held on Saturday, August 24 in Decatur.
    The event to mark the 100th anniversary of the first monument built in the U.S. to be dedicated to peacetime will begin at 2:30 p.m., a time change made to accommodate Stutzman, who has since said he will be unable to attend.

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