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September 14th, 2012
A scarcity of substitute school bus drivers was noted at this week's meeting of the North Adams School Board.
Business Manager Larry Carty said it is difficult to get trained subs and this is not a problem that exists just within the North Adams community. He noted that North Adams absorbed three former sub drivers into regular routes this year depleting the supply of subs.
It's a difficult achievement for a student to score a perfect mark on the ISTEP mathematics test or the English/language arts test that are taken every spring across Indiana.
As North Adams Community Schools officials pointed out at Tuesday night's school board meeting, a school may go several years in between having a perfect score.
The South Adams School Corporation's acceptance of a bid by CDI Development Services in the amount of $747,400 for the purchase of the former elementary school property does not necessarily mean that the agreement is a "done deal."
This year is the fifth and final year for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant for Adams County, which means that several programs will come to an end and the school districts will need to find other sources of funding.
Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have now been confirmed in Adams County and there may be a third case, Environmental Director Terry Smith of the Adams County Health Department said Wednesday.
The municipalities will continue spraying and the public should check their property for containers with rainwater, Smith said
The Adams Public Library recently reported that wireless usage in 2012 has more than doubled that of 2011. A more drastic increase was shown in the month of August — over 1,100 connections were made in comparison to only 346 in August of 2011.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board will submit to Decatur municipal officials a written proposal outlining sewage treatment costs and other variables associated with a proposed $4.5 million sewer project to serve the outlying areas of Monmouth, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
Negotiations between the city and the regional sewer group have been ongoing for the past month and were not resolved during a two-hour meeting Tuesday evening at Decatur's Riverside Center.
North Adams teachers are no longer a possible number one -- and that's a good thing.
The number one status refers to being among the lowest paid teachers in the state of Indiana and a new memorandum of understanding agreed to Tuesday night by both the North Adams Teachers Association (NATA) and the North Adams Community School Board will rectify that situation.
With the end of the year quickly approaching for county government, once again it is budget time and the Adams County Council is spending Tuesday, today, and Thursday if needed, reviewing budget proposals.
With all the talk of budget cutbacks floating around lately, county employees may be surprised to learn the council has approved a one percent pay increase for all county employees.
SPENCERVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Solomon Wickey doesn’t remember much about his trial. At least, that’s what he says.
Wickey puts his fingers to his lips and gazes down. His hair, in a traditional bowl cut, is a deep white now and his beard gray. He sits in a small chair in his office wearing a blue shirt and black pants that note his Amish heritage.