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March 16th, 2012
Although spring doesn't officially begin until next Tuesday, you can't tell by the weather conditions.
The temperature topped out at a stunning 79 degrees on Thursday at the Decatur weather station — and no immediate end to the warm spell is expected!
Normal highs for this time of the year are 48, which Thursday's high here topped by a whopping 31 degrees! Normal lows are 28.
The formation of a not-for-profit athletic foundation that would allow the school district to raise private funds for athletic department endeavors is taking shape, members of the North Adams school board learned at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.
Every high school student at South Adams will soon be getting a laptop computer for school use.
The one-to-one laptop program moved forward at a meeting on Tuesday when school board members approved a four-year lease agreement with Medical and Municipal Funding to purchase 420 computers.
Additionally, 100 computers will be purchased to replace some of the computers in a lab at the middle school.
The Back 40 Junction, which has been in business for approximately 60 years, is unfortunately losing a piece of its well-known vintage decor as the executive railroad car, located on the north side of the restaurant, is being dismantled and removed this week.
Clete Miller, the original proprietor of the historic attraction, said that back when he was establishing the restaurant he heard of a railroad company in Garrett that rented the railroad cars for weddings and celebrations, similar to the Trolley Cars in Fort Wayne.
The North Adams Community Schools corporation is poised to take over as the lead legal authority of the Adams-Wells special needs cooperative, pending a meeting scheduled for Monday between the superintendents of the six school districts in the two counties.
The cooperative serves some 1,500 special needs students in the two-county area, providing services ranging from classroom instruction for emotionally and mentally handicapped students to occupational and physical therapy services.
The Adams Central Board of Education received, and approved, four letters of resignation Tuesday evening. One was from Mrs. Carolyn McCammon, who has been teaching at AC for 29 years.
“Nothing compares with this school,” said McCammon in her letter of resignation. “We have a culture of excellence that is shared by all, and we also have the freedom to pursue educational goals that will enhance student learning.”
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, meeting with the Adams County Council on Tuesday, requested and received a transfer from the cumulative jail fund of approximately $75,500 for repairs to the dispatch center located in the Adams County Jail.
Rekeweg said the dispatch center is in need of some cosmetic repairs, such as painting and new carpeting; however the bulk of repair work that should be addressed immediately is the infrastructure itself.
FORT WAYNE— The husband of a Fort Wayne woman who fell from the stage at Bellmont High School during a 2010 military funeral and later died has filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit, according to a Fort Wayne television station.
Details of the suit were not available this morning, but it was believed the action was filed in U.S. Federal Court in Fort Wayne.
Stating that the court system in Adams County is "rock solid" in its goal of delivering fair and impartial justice to county residents, Superior Court Judge Patrick Miller said Monday there nonetheless are issues that "cannot be ignored" regarding court facilities and the safety of those who visit the sites.
Acting upon the recommendation of the state auditor's office, Berne City Council changed its process for the purchase of two discharge pumps for the city's waste water treatment plant. And the move ended up saving the city a substantial sum of money.