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February 20th, 2015

Schools get new ISTEP instructions

February 20, 2015

    Emails notifying school officials of eleventh-hour changes in the state’s ISTEP+ exam were sent to all school district’s in Indiana Thursday, and officials at North Adams Community Schools were sifting through those changes in an attempt to get a handle on what to expect in this year’s round of testing.

Community coordinator introduced to council

February 20, 2015

    Melissa Norby, the city’s new community coordinator, was introduced by Mayor John Schultz at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “We want to welcome her aboard,” he said.
    It was her last council meeting as a spectator since Norby begins her duties Monday. At the request of Schultz, council approved an expenditure of up to $3,500 from Community Capital Improvement funds to purchase for Norby’s use a computer, a laptop and a printer.

Biting Cold

February 20, 2015

    On a day when temperatures hovered around zero — and wind chill factors were well below that — Lamar Stewart had the unenviable job of retreiving shopping carts from the parking lot of the Kroger’s grocery story in Decatur.


February 19th

Decatur Main Street group gets funding from council

February 19, 2015

    The Decatur Main Street group received a $5,000 award from city council on Tuesday night, funds deemed as “startup money.”
    Mayor John Schultz said he strongly supported the expenditure from Cumulative Capital Development funds for a group of local people who “have been very diligent in their efforts. They have done everything we have asked them to do.”

Bitter cold lingers

February 19, 2015

    Frigid cold temperatures that settled into the area earlier this week continue to linger and, worse yet, will plummet coming into the last week of February.
    High temperatures have hovered in the teens and early 20s most of the week, while lows have dropped to actual temperatures of single digits and below zero. Factoring in wind chill, each day has bottomed out below zero.

Bellmont Career Fair

February 19, 2015

    Students from all three schools in Adams County were in attendance at the Bellmont High School Career Fair Wednesday. In the photo above, several students were gathered at the Ivy Tech Medical Assisting display.


School closings and delays

February 19, 2015

February 18th

Annexation next step in city’s proposed wetlands project

February 18, 2015

    It’s down the road a few years — maybe more than a few — but Decatur could be getting a nature preserve with a wetlands area, a extension of the Greenway Trail and more as city council on Tuesday night put in motion the wheels of annexation.

Restructured fee schedule for county building permits ok’d

February 18, 2015

    Adams County Building, Planning and Zoning Director Mark Wynn appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday morning to ask for final approval of new and revised fee schedule changes previously voted on and accepted by the Adams County Plan Commission.

Mayor: Teamwork in city key to Berne’s continued growth

February 18, 2015

    The city of Berne is continuing to improve with the help of area residents and businesses. That was the message Mayor Bill McKean sent to those attending the annual State of the City address Tuesday at the American Legion hall.
    After thanking each department head — as well as those who work for the city, conduct business in or have chosen to make Berne their home — McKean talked of the amount of teamwork involved in getting Berne to the place it is now.

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