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Prison sentences were handed down amid a busy Friday before Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey said Matthew C. Bodle, 30, Decatur, pleaded guilty to attempted rape and will be sentenced on Thursday of this week.
Meanwhile, Birdine Cole Sr., 47, Bluffton, pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Winning championships is getting to be a habit for Billy Baker.
Baker played a major role Thursday night as Marian University staged two late rallies to force overtime, then won the NAIA national football championship on a field goal in overtime at Rome, Georgia.
Another Bellmont product, Grant Melcher, contributed as a blocking fullback in Marian's 30-27 victory in an overtime thriller televised nationally by CBS Sports.
Berne City Council on Monday approved a state-mandated plan that will bring the city into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
This summer city workforce manager Kurt Dailey said a committee had been meeting monthly to identify intersections and other areas of town where curb cuts, sidewalks and other improvements are needed to assist handicapped individuals.
The completed report must be submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation by Dec. 31.
Adams County Crime Stoppers is seeking the help of the public in securing leads that will help police solve a theft that occurred at the Decatur Walmart on November 27.
Police said that at 8:47 p.m. on November 27, a Penske moving van entered the Walmart parking lot and drove up to a secured fence area by the Tire and Lube Express entrance. Two people got out of the truck and one of them cut the lock off the fence door.
Roe Acres could be in and the Bobo area may be out of the target area for a proposed $4.5 million sewer project to serve the rural areas of northern Adams County.
That was the tenor at a Wednesday evening meeting of the Adams County Regional Sewer District board as members outlined the need to get "the best bang for our buck" as the project inches toward its final configuration.
After failing to pass personnel cutbacks last month in an effort to help the school meet the budget, Adams Central's Board if Education on Tuesday passed a motion granting a pay increase to non-teaching staff at the school, beginning the first of January .
The raise, which will affect custodians, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers to name a few, is approximately 2.5 percent, according to Superintendent Mike Pettibone.
The North Adams school board on Tuesday approved the purchase of an East Monroe Street property that school officials said eventually will allow opportunities for greater ingress and egress to the school complex.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Indiana’s recently ousted state school superintendent is Florida’s new education commissioner.
The State Board of Education selected Tony Bennett, a Republican who lost a bid for re-election in Indiana last month, on Wednesday in Tampa.
The board picked Bennett from a slate of three finalists.
Veteran North Adams educator and current Superintendent of Schools Dr. Wylie Sirk has announced his retirement, effective July 1.
Sirk, who this summer will have completed 36 years in the education field — 19 of them at North Adams Community Schools — submitted his letter of resignation to the North Adams school board Tuesday evening.
"I've been prayerfully considering this for the last six months, and the time is right to end this portion of my career," the superintendent said.
After a decade at Adams Central Community Schools, Superintendent Mike Pettibone announced Tuesday night that he will retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Pettibone submitted his letter of retirement to a less than full Board of Education Tuesday evening, with members Steve Bailey and John Fox absent, and Brian Tonner leaving early to attend another meeting.
Bailey announced through a letter of resignation that he is leaving the board.