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June 15th, 2012

United Way’s annual bus stuff scheduled June 20

June 15, 2012

    United Way of Adams County has announced that the third annual Stuff-a-Bus event will be held on Wednesday, June 20, with the local chapter once again collecting food and other supplies for community food banks.
    There are still many families in Adams County who are in need of help and the area food banks are struggling to maintain supplies, according to a United Way representative.
    Busses will be parked from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at four locations in Adams County:

ACentral evaluations on RISE

June 15, 2012

    In an effort to ensure the staff at Adams Central continues to strive to give students their best efforts, the AC Board of Education, at its meeting this week, adopted a new system of evaluating teachers.
    Superintendent Mike Pettibone said that Indiana law mandates teacher evaluations and under this new system, RISE, he feels teachers and principals alike will benefit from the more detailed process.

Golden Meadows auction Saturday

June 15, 2012

    Golden Meadows resident Joyce Overly poses in accompanying photo with a small sampling of items that will be up for auction on Saturday during the 18th annual benefit for the Special Needs Resident Fund.
    Inspection of merchandise will begin at 9 a.m., and the food tent will begin serving at 9:30 a.m.
    The auction will start at 10.
    Golden Meadows is located south of Decatur on CR 200E, a short distance off old US 33, now Mercer Ave. Extended.

June 14th

Schultz works on getting sister city

June 14, 2012

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz apparently is making progress on forming a sister-city relationship with a Chinese community.
    Schultz and  Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin are part of a group on a trade mission to China led by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.
    On her blog, Skillman wrote the following:

Insurance woes mount for NAdams

June 14, 2012

    Not only are insurance costs rising, but in some cases coverage is becoming difficult for North Adams Community Schools to obtain at all.
    That was the message delivered to the North Adams school board on Tuesday by Business Manager Larry Carty, who reported that recent workers' compensation claims have risen "to the point where no one wants to insure us any more."

AC hires two teachers, taps department ‘leads’

June 14, 2012

     The Adams Central Board of Education made several personnel decisions Tuesday evening including hiring two new teachers, naming lead teachers for the 2012-13 school year, a maternity leave request, and a resignation.
    After interviewing several teachers for the position of middle school title English teacher, AC Middle School Principal Aaron McClure and ACCS Title One Coordinator Anna Spalding recommended the school board hire Lana Shoaf.

June 13th

Courthouse expansion outlined

June 13, 2012

    Once again Dave Sholl of Schenkel & Schultz Architecture was in front of Adams County Council members on Tuesday — along with all three Adams County Commissioners and countless others eager to hear what this newest study would bring — to present a proposed project to house several county offices and both courts under one roof.

Volunteers to feed NA hungry kids

June 13, 2012

    A private organization of local volunteers with a unified goal of alleviating child hunger throughout the North Adams school system gained public support on Tuesday when the school district's board of education agreed to provide a physical location to assist in those efforts.

SAdams again tables Bridge request

June 13, 2012

    The South Adams Schools Board once again tabled the matter of granting permission to The Bridge Community Church to use the school's auditorium and six classrooms from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday, beginning September 9, for an extended length of time.
    Prior to the regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, board members met in a work session to discuss the matter. Board member Tony Mellencamp said, "Every question that came up resulted in 10 more questions."

June 12th

Local pharmacy is holdup victim

June 12, 2012

    Police are continuing their investigation today into a robbery that occurred at 8:15 p.m. Monday at the Decatur Walgreen's Pharmacy, 123 N. 13th Street.
    Authorities said a white male entered the store and approached the pharmacy desk. He presented a handwritten note to the Walgreen's employee, demanding painkiller drugs. The suspect was given an unspecified amount of drugs and then left the building.

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