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April 17th, 2012
A Decatur man spent a scary hour or so at the Indianapolis International Airport Saturday after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents checking his bag discovered a loaded gun.
Dave Schnitz, 57, owner of Schnitz Racing, N. Third Street, Decatur, was briefly taken into custody around 5 a.m. after TSA personnel charged him with entering an airport with a weapon. He was taken to the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center, but was later released and charges are not going to be filed.
Michelle Stimpson has been chosen by the trustees of the three northern townships to serve a second term on the North Adams Board of Education.
The announcement was made by Root Township Trustee Dan Bieberich.
The other candidate was former board member Juan Gutierrez.
In his notice, Bieberich said a third candidate was disqualified since the person did not live in the district, as required. He did not name the candidate.
Bellmont High School has announced that its 2012 spring musical production is “Children of Eden,” written by Stephen Schwartz and John Caird.
The curtain opens for two performances in the Erekson Theatre on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 6, at 4 p.m. Reserved-seat tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Reserved seats are in the lower sections of the theatre. General admission tickets are $6. General admission seats are in the two upper mezzanine areas.
Changes are coming to the food service programs at North Adams Community Schools — from the removal of salt shakers from student lunch tables to a revamped cafeteria layout at Bellmont High School.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held its annual recognition banquet April 10, with four special awards handed out during the evening.
The chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Decatur resident Eric Mann. Recently retired as a reporter with the Decatur Daily Democrat, Mann was recognized for his contributions and support of the Geneva Proud organization and for his efforts with the Habitat for Humanity organization, which has constructed several homes in Geneva.
A contract for roofing projects totaling more than $660,000 was approved Tuesday evening during the regular monthly meeting of the North Adams school board.
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, a four-person panel of experts addressed a crowd of community members on the dangers of underage drinking at a town hall-style meeting of the Substance Abuse Awareness Council (SAAC) Wednesday at Riverside Center.
South Adams Schools is looking into the possibility of offering an alternative education program. Superintendent Scott Litwiller said at this week's school board meeting that such a program "provides an alternative for those students who do not learn well in the public high school classroom."
Four teachers at North Adams Community Schools have signed up for an early-retirement incentive program and will be leaving the district at the end of the current school year.
Earlier this year the school board agreed to offer incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Meeting on Tuesday evening, the board agreed to waive the original minimum requirement and accept the four early retirements.
Mayor John Schultz bought tickets from American Legion Post 43 Commander Bob Hoffman for the Honor Flight fundraiser Swiss steak dinner, to be held April 28 at the American Legion Post 43.
All of the proceeds go to the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight taking World War Two Veterans to the World War Two Monument in Washington D.C.
For more information or tickets, contact Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home at 724-9164 or the Decatur American Legion Post 43. (Photo Provided)