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October 11th, 2012
Officials at the three Adams County school districts, with some assistance from the private sector, have successfully stretched a four-year federal Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant into its fifth year. But by June of 2013 those federal funds will have dried up, leaving local school administrators with some difficult decisions about which programs will continue, and how to pay for those services.
The escalating cost to renovate the Adams County courthouse is showing no sign of coming to an end soon.
Dave Meyer of the county's building maintenance department met with the Adams County Council Tuesday to discuss yet another snag discovered by contractors as they continue with the final phase of the courthouse project.
Morning and afternoon traffic flows at Bellmont High School will be altered later this month in an attempt to reduce vehicular and pedestrian congestion immediately south of the high school entrance.
North Adams Community Schools' business manager Larry Carty announced the pending changes during Tuesday night's regular school board meeting. He said the changes, which are also intended to accommodate school buses as they leave the Bellmont campus, will be implemented during this year's fall break on October 29.
Grayson Hogg, a junior at South Adams High School, presented to school board members on Tuesday an idea he had for a school project.
By MARK SCOLFORO
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.
A defiant Sandusky gave a rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family.
Decatur industrialist Vic Porter has been named grand marshall of this year's Callithumpian Parade, according to an announcement by the Callithumpian Committee.
The parade will be held on Monday, October 29.
Love in the name of Christ (Love, INC) has announced that it is able to remain open after some financial concerns and has begun the Emmanuel Project 2012, which helps children of low-income families to receive Christmas gifts, according to a news release.
Applications are now available to families in Adams County who are on the free- or reduced-price lunch program at schools. An application must be submitted for each child and delivered to the Love INC office, 1735 Patterson Street, no later than November 12.
Beth Ralston of the Adams County Boys and Girls Club spoke Monday at a Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon regarding the new smoke-free air law that took effect July 1, 2012.
The new law states that smoking is prohibited in most places of employment and public places, and within eight feet of a public entrance to these facilities, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
Looking back at Decatur's initial Sculpture Walk, Mayor John Schultz remains excited about the experience and its future.
"Wow! What a great event the first Decatur Sculpture Walk opening turned out to be," the mayor said recently. "Being the first attempt at such an endeavor, you really don’t know how the event will actually turn out. I believe the entire sculpture committee was very pleased with how everything fell into place and my thanks are extended to each member of the committee."
The tax man came calling at Adams Memorial Hospital recently with his hand out to collect a check for a hospital tax that was implemented on Hoosier health care facilities by the Indiana legislature over a year ago.
The result, albeit without a smile, was that hospital officials turned over the sum of $1,346,270.49 to the state.