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July 15th, 2013

Defeated library petition drive numbers given

July 15, 2013

    Residents of the Monroe Township portion of the town of Monroe will not become members of the Adams Public Library System (APLS) since the bid to make that happen has been defeated in dueling petition drives.
    Township Trustee Gerald Walker said in an e-mail to the Daily Democrat that there were 106 signatures for the change and 152 on a petition to prevent the change.

Hero meals will continue

July 15, 2013

    The HERO Meals program, a private organization of local volunteers whose goal is to  alleviate child hunger throughout the North Adams school system, will operate again during the upcoming school year.

Airmen make long trek to put big trophy on ice

July 15, 2013

    Decatur native Brandon Teeple has launched a career in the United States Air Force, but he hasn't given up on another phase of his life: hockey.
    A1C Teeple of the 791st MSFS and two pals traveled no less than 1,350 miles from their Minot, North Dakota, base to Texas to participate in the NYTEX Armed Forced Hockey Classic in North Richland Hills, Texas, over the Memorial Day weekend.

July 12th

Monroe marshall targets vandals

July 12, 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.

Geneva firefighters eye bell memorial; tractor pull is off

July 12, 2013

    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.

Busse newest city officer

July 12, 2013

    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.

July 11th

ACentral keeping resource officer

July 11, 2013

    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.

Lehman starts with proposals on NA staffing

July 11, 2013

    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.

Limberlost to build SA pavilion; cost is higher than anticipated

July 11, 2013

    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.

July 10th

3-story courthouse chosen

July 10, 2013

    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.

    BERNE— The Jay County defense blinked first in a battle of ACAC hurlers...
    FORT WAYNE— The Bellmont Braves varsity golf team finished sixth overall...
    The much-anticipated showdown between the Bellmont Braves and the Norwell...

 

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