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November 14th, 2014
Geneva Town Marshal Rob Johnson informed members of the Geneva Town Council Tuesday night he will soon be forced to replace South Adams Schools Resource Officer Connor Bonesteel, who has been unable to pass the state-mandated police academy entrance exam.
The anticipated opening of bids for Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer project has now been estimated to take place in February, some two months later than local planners originally had hoped.
The delay is due to the longer-than-expected process of acquiring necessary easements for the sewer collection project, designed to serve approximately 255 rural customers from Monmouth to Pleasant Mills.
With the Class 1A regional title on the line, the South Adams Starfires will take to the gridiron tonight against defending state champion Tri-Central. The game will be played on the Starfires’ home field.
As the joke goes, there are three kinds of people in the world: Those who are good at math and those who aren’t. Apparently, the Indiana State Board of Education falls into the latter group.
North Adams Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman informed the board of education Tuesday evening he discovered Friday the district had received a “B” rating, as opposed to the “A” rating as originally released by the state Nov. 5.
The Adams County Council was given an update on the plans for a new county jail from a representative of the contracted architectural firm of Schenkel-Shultz and general contractor Construction Control Inc. at Wednesday’s meeting.
The building will house 180 inmates and contain areas for work release and the EMA and should handle the county’s needs for at least the next 20 years and meets all state jail standards, council was told.
The St. Joe Elementary School fourth grade students of Marybeth Busick, Abby Dyer and aide Daphne Wellman took time to rake the yards of some elderly residents in Decatur earlier this week — before local temperatures plummeted. Above, some of the 13 participating St. Joe students rake leaves at the home of Bonnie Kohne.
A hushed silence fell over the crowd gathered in Bellmont High School’s Erekson Theatre as the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard slowly marched across the stage, posting the colors to kick off a special Veterans Day program Tuesday morning.
Area veterans, students and residents stood in respectful silence as the BHS choir sang the National Anthem, while those unable to stand sat at attention throughout the anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.
Deciding the fate of part-time students seeking to enroll in North Adams Community Schools has become a full-time job for board of education members. Discussions once again centered on the issue during Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled board meeting.
After 90 minutes in executive session and that much additional time in public debate, the Adams County Public Defender Board on Tuesday reinstated former Managing Public Defender Joseph Johnson III to the public defender’s office — but stripped him of the manager’s position.
Military veterans from across Adams County came to Adams Central High School Monday afternoon to accept thanks and accolades from friends and neighbors for their service to their country and to be an inspiration to younger generations.
But many of those veterans themselves surely were inspired by the heartfelt and poignant message delivered by the ceremony’s featured speaker.