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October 16th, 2014

Regal eagle spotted near St. Marys River

October 16, 2014

     This juvenile eagle was photographed near the Pleasant Mills bridge over the St. Marys River. It is about 3 years old, as indicated by the dark feathers at eye level. Eagles have been sighted in St. Marys Township for several years. The eagle, once an endangered species, has now been removed from that list.

2014 Callithumpian shirts are now available

October 16, 2014

October 15th

Sparks fly over part-time students at North Adams

October 15, 2014

    Discussions surrounding the possibility of part-time students at North Adams schools became a little heated Tuesday evening as board members attempted to find a solution to a new state mandate requiring Indiana schools accept home-schooled students who wish to participate in athletics and/or other extra-curricular activities. The state requires such students to take at least one course at the school where they become athletic participants.

County council approves hike in local taxes

October 15, 2014

    As the major entity comprising the Adams County Income Tax Council, with 55 of a total of council’s 100 votes, the Adams County Council Tuesday morning in essence approved the adoption of a .25 percent Property Tax Replacement Credit and a .25 percent Local Option Income Tax for Public Safety during their regular monthly meeting.

E-Learning plan could cut snow make-up days at AC

October 15, 2014

    Adams Central schools could see fewer snow make-up days added to the end of the school year.
    The Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday evening approved a plan put forth by Superintendent Lori Stiglitz that would put in place an E-learning plan whereby students would do assignments at home during select snow days this year.

October 14th

Fleetwood faithful coming to town

October 14, 2014

    The population of Decatur will swell by some 2,000 temporary “residents” during the summer of 2015, it was announced Monday during the monthly Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Woodcrest retirement community.
    Representatives from Allied Recreation Group — formerly Fleetwood — unveiled the news that the seventh annual Fleetwood RV National Rally will be held in Decatur next summer.

Commissioners able to trim $10,000 off total jail/court design costs

October 14, 2014

    The total compensation for which general contractor Construction Control Inc., Fort Wayne, will be paid for design work for the construction of a new county jail and superior court complex will be $565,000, Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reported at Monday’s weekly commission meeting.

Three athletes win two sectional championships in same day

October 14, 2014

     Three student-athletes from Bellmont High School were sectional champs in two sports in one day Saturday. Amberly Gutierrez, Emily Gunsett and Bailey Beery were part of the BHS cross-country sectional championship team in the morning and then competed as part of the Squaws’ soccer sectional-winning squad later in the day. Soccer coach Coach Steve Lee, left, and cross-country coach Carl Risch are pictured with the girls.


Trending video: CDC Director urges hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 14, 2014

Trending video: CDC Director urges hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days (AP)

October 13th

Caps-for-benches program takes off

October 13, 2014

    “We have kids who will tell their parents they don’t want to drink tap water any more. They want bottled water so they can add the caps to their collection.”
    Heidi Schoeneman from Kinder Haus day care in Berne has been having her young students participate in the “ABC Program,” offered by Green Tree Plastics in Evansville through the Adams County Solid Waste Management District.

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