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June 5th, 2012
Austin Miller received a standing ovation as he walked across the stage at South Adams on Sunday to receive his high school diploma.
Miller has overcome numerous health issues, including a recent kidney transplant, to be able to walk across the stage at his graduation ceremony on Sunday.
His name is read by Principal Trent Lehman in accompanying photo.
South Adams, Adams Central and Bellmont high schools all held graduation ceremonies on Sunday.
Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel proposed the possibility of charging excavators and operators of heavy equipment using county roads to be charged for any damages caused by the loading and unloading of their machinery.
Mitchel told Adams County Commissioners Monday that without laying down something to protect the road, such as tires or plywood, when machinery that run on steel tracks are unloaded, then turned in the road, it causes damage that the county must then repair.
It was a picture perfect day, with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures, as Adams County's three high schools passed out diplomas to around 350 students on Sunday — Graduation Day!
Smiles were everywhere and the cheers and whistles were plentiful, too, as three gymnasiums held spectators wishing to offer congratulations to their favorite students.
All three held ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m.
The Decatur Farmers Market will begin its fourth season next Thursday and for the second year in a row will be located at Riverside Center, where ample parking is available for vendors, Chamber of Commerce officials have announced.
The hours will remain the same as last year, with the market opening at 3:30 p.m. and continuing until 6:30.
Participants provide their own tables and covering, if desired, and there is no fee for vendors.
Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Steve Krull recently presented a five-year master plan for the city and county park systems to Adams County Council.
In his report, Krull stated that the process has been over a year in the making and was a joint effort between the city and county park departments.
Ben Baker had struggled with the bat all day, but it was the Bellmont senior catcher who singled in the winning run in the last of the fifth inning Saturday night that sent the Braves to a 5-4 victory over Hamilton Heights and a 3A Regional championship before a large crowd on the BHS diamond.
A Farmland, Indiana, man who was recently sentenced in Adams County Circuit Court to 15 years in an Indiana prison has a long criminal history, according to Adams County Prosecutor Christopher E. Harvey.
On May 25, Roy V. Wells, 64, pleaded guilty in Adams Circuit Court to burglary.
According to court information, on May 20, 2011, a rural Adams County family returned home to discover someone had broken into their home and two large containers of coins were missing.
Diplomas will be awarded to graduating seniors at Bellmont High School during commencement ceremonies scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in the BHS gymnasium.
Finishing as the top-ranked senior in this year’s graduating class was Valedictorian Amanda Noonan.
Noonan received the ACCF Lilly Finalist Scholarship, Detter Scholarship, Elson Scholarship, Don Ray Scholarship, Ivy Tech Scholarship, and Niblick Achievement Scholarship awards this year.
North Adams Community Schools recently held an Open House at the administration building to honor the retirement of eight employees, according to a news release.
The longest standing employee is bus driver Roger Fuelling, who spent 48 years with North Adams, having started at the age 22.
Another bus driver, Gerry Simons, is retiring after 41 years.
Kelly Ehinger, director of the Adams Public Library System, reported this week that hours are being reduced at the Decatur library.
According to Ehinger, the library board at its recent meeting discussed ways to ensure future financial sustainability while continuing to meet library standards and the community’s needs during times of reduced or stagnant revenues.