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January 11th, 2012
For the second consecutive year, North Adams Community Schools is offering an incentive for teachers to make retirement plans in the immediate future.
The school district is offering incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The deadline for making that decision is only weeks away.
The South Adams Schools Corporation intends to take another stab at selling the former elementary school property located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
School board members, with guidance from attorney Tim Baker, have taken the necessary steps to move forward with another open bidding process by averaging two new appraisals, using the same appraisers as before, and by determining terms and conditions for the sale of the property.
The Adams Central School Board approved a professional leave of absence for Superintendent Mike Pettibone at its monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Pettibone was invited by a group in Jay County to travel to Taiwan, Beijing, and Anjung, at no cost to the school corporation, in an effort to form a partnership between Taiwanese and American schools systems.
At his annual State of the City address given Monday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Mayor John Schultz focused on the steps being taken to continue to improve the city of Decatur and encourage economic growth.
Schultz announced that Prime Inc. has begun operations at the Industrial Park III location located just north of Walmart, and said he is confident this will encourage more businesses to move into the area within the next few years.
Tony Mellencamp of Berne has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council. The filing period began Wednesday and runs through Feb. 7.
Jim Voglewde Jr. has formally announced his candidacy for Adams County Recorder on the 2012 Republican ticket.
The rural Decatur resident has served as Deputy Recorder to Connie Moser since the beginning of her first term in January of 2005. Moser is prevented from seeking a new term due to term limits.
Mary Beery of rural Adams County has announced her candidacy for the office of auditor of Adams County. Formal election filing for county offices begins Wednesday.
Current Auditor Bill Borne cannot run again due to term limits.
Beery currently serves as chief deputy to Borne and assumes the auditor‘s responsibilities in Borne's absence. She was appointed to that position in May of 2005.
Deborah (Deb) Stimpson of Decatur today announced her candidacy for the office of Adams County Recorder on the Republican ticket.
Current Recorder Connie Moser is prevented by term limits from seeking a new term.
Stimpson is currently the office manager for the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Recreation Department, a position she has held for the past 12 years.
The “B” wing at Woodcrest Retirement Community is open for business as the Adams Extended Care Center is now located there. Patients moved from the former Extended Care Unit at Adams Memorial Hospital to the new Woodcrest location on December 30, according to hospital officials.
In addition to the new name, a hospital spokesman said there are several other changes associated with the Adams Extended Care Center, which is owned and operated by the Adams Memorial Hospital, a division of the Adams Health Network.
Veteran Adams County Commissioner Edwin E. Coil has been named the 2011 recipient of the Stephen Decatur Award.
The Chamber of Commerce also announced that the First Bank of Berne will receive its Large Business Award for this year and the Small Business Award will go to Custom Car Care.