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September 13th, 2013
Evan Oliff, a bicyclist on the final leg of a three-day Chicago-to-Decatur trip, was led by a civilian motorcyclist on Wednesday afternoon to his final destination at Bellmont High School. A crowd of supporters that included North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman, BSH Principal Kim Harsh, Vice Principal Aaron Baker and many Bellmont students were gathered outside to cheer him on.
The Roman Catholic bishop for much of northern Indiana is recovering after surgery to repair a broken collarbone.
A spokesman for Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades says he was injured in a fall Sunday night while he was on his way to Washington, D.C., for meetings with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Diocesan spokesman Sean McBride tells The Journal Gazette that Rhoades returned to Fort Wayne on Wednesday and underwent surgery Thursday at a Fort Wayne hospital.
The South Adams Schools board of education struggled with how to handle the potential donation of a wrestling mat by the Gold Wrestling Club and the South Adams Sports Booster's Club during Tuesday evening's monthly meeting. At issue was a request to print the name of Nick Taylor, a South Adams grad who was killed while serving in the military in Afghanistan, on some portion of the mat.
A policy addressing religion in the curriculum was addressed Tuesday evening by members of the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education. The policy was modified to meet the freedom of expression when it comes to school personnel. As the policy currently stands, a staff member cannot promote or disparage religion.
Adams County residents awoke this morning to the first measurable rainfall in nearly three weeks.
With no precipitation to speak of since August 22, when the city measured .75” of rain, a spokesperson for the Decatur Sewage Treatment Plant – where area weather is documented – said as of 7 a.m. today .31” has fallen in the Decatur area. The precipitation was hardly what area farmers need to replenish crops, but was a welcome reprieve from the scorching heat hovering over Adams County this week.
Beating the sweltering heat has been a problem for many county residents of late, but a cooling ride in an open-air buggy seemed to be a pleasant alternative for this Amish family recently near Geneva. Much more comfortable temperatures are on tap for the remainder of the week and into the coming weekend.
Photo by Mike Lamm
After several months of searching – including the hiring and almost immediate resignation of Roger Newton – Adams Central Schools finally has a new athletic director (AD), filling the void created with the retirement last year of longtime AD Rick Minnich.
The board of education hired Jerry Amstutz, a Berne native who had applied for the job prior to the hiring of Newton. After hearing of Newton's resignation, Amstutz contacted the school again to express his interest in the position, and the ball was rolling.
The North Adams school board on Tuesday evening approved a contract with the North Adams Teachers Association for 2013-14. The contract contains language that implements a state-mandated method of evaluating teachers and subsequently determining a rate of increase in salaries.
Although a public hearing on the 2014 budget was scheduled as part of the regular monthly meeting of the South Adams Schools Board of Trustees, there were no members of the public in attendance to comment on the document on Tuesday night.
The city of Berne continues to march towards improving the city as council on Tuesday night passed a new tax increment financing (TIF) resolution for a large portion of the downtown area, including the area where the former Dunbar Furniture Corporation is located on Fulton St.