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July 12th, 2013
Monroe vandals beware, Batman is on the case. Fed up a string of vandalism incidents waged against Monroe residents, town Marshall Dio Hernandez is now taking a different approach, one the vandals won't see coming.
Fire Chief John Patch told the Geneva Town Council last week that the fire station has a bell which he would like to be made into a memorial and placed in front of the station. He suggested that it be about four square feet.
Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren noted that wheelchairs would have to be able to maneuver around it.
Patch offered to present a drawing at next month's meeting, and the request was tabled.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
As his mother, Jill, held the Bible, Decatur's newest police officer, Trent Busse, took the oath of office from city Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright this week.
A 2009 graduate of Bellmont High School and a standout member of the school's state championship football team, Busse graduated last spring from Marian College in Indianapolis, having majored in business management and human resources.
With the loss of the federal grant funding School Resource Officers (SRO) in Adams County, and the falling through of the anonymous donation earmarked to cover the salary costs to keep all three Adams County SROs in the schools, concern over the future of all three SROs has been spotlighted over the past few months.
Both North Adams and Adams Central schools announced in June they would find a way to fund the SRO program, ensuring an officer remains at each school, until another solution could be found.
Brent Lehman presided over his first meeting as the new superintendent of North Adams Community Schools on Tuesday.
Lehman recently wrapped up his tenure at Randolph Eastern School Corporation, where he spent the past three years as superintendent. Lehman previously served as assistant principal at Norwell High School and as principal and assistant principal at South Adams High School. The former assistant principal at Bellmont High School takes over the reins of the school district from Wylie Sirk.
South Adams maintenance director Dave Vorhees gave the school board on Tuesday an update on the work being done at the school.
Vorhees reported that the football concessions stands and restrooms have been pressure-washed and repainted. He also said that the pool has been drained in preparation for a light acid bath and regrouting. It should be ready for use in September.
The Adams County Council and the county commissioners met early Tuesday morning to receive a presentation from Dave Sholl of SchenkelSchultz on the courthouse study results, which compared a three-story courthouse concept with a four-story concept.
Former Adams Central Athletic Director (AD) Rick Minnich has been named as the interim AD for the 2013-14 school year. Minnich had retired at the end of the last school year.
Roger Newton, who was hired as AD by the board in June, resigned the position Monday to accept another job.
Structural defects in three areas of the exterior walls at Bellmont High School will take nearly $2 million to fully correct, straining the school district's capital improvement fund and leaving school officials searching for sufficient yet cost-effective remedies.
Larry Carty, business manager at North Adams Community Schools, for months has been providing updates to school board members of the status of walls that are cracked and bowed in the high school's library, theater and gymnasium areas.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — One of the Indiana teens injured in a parasailing crash in the Florida Panhandle is out of intensive care.
Family members say Alexis Fairchild of Huntington, Ind., remains hospitalized in Panama City but has improved enough for two rehabilitation sessions a day to help her get back to walking.