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September 19th, 2011

Driver’s ed is driven away

September 19, 2011

    It's one-more-and-done for driver's education at Adams Central High School — the last high school in Adams County to offer driver training.
    At the September meeting of the AC school board, longtime driving instructor, teacher, and coach Cary Blake told board members that state officials have stopped all high schools in Indiana from teaching drivers' ed, although AC got a "grandfather" exemption for the 2011-12 school year.

September 16th

NAdams changes plentiful

September 16, 2011

    The North Adams school board approved a voluminous list of personnel comings and goings at its meeting on Tuesday, ranging from the resignation of an elementary school teacher to the filling of several after-school program positions and athletic appointments.
    One position with the Healthy Families of Adams County program was eliminated because of a reduction in state grant funding, forcing the board to approve the Reduction in Force dismissal of Angela Shively.

Five accused of skimming bingo funds

September 16, 2011

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Five people are accused of skimming about $1 million from charity bingo games at an American Legion post near Fort Wayne.
    The Journal Gazette reports that Allen County court records show that an Indiana Gaming Commission investigator believes that at least $988,000 was illegally taken from the games at American Legion Post 330 in New Haven and used to pay people who were supposed to be volunteers.

Three-day Fall Festival kicks off this evening

September 16, 2011

    The sixth annual St. Mary's Fall Fest, a fundraiser for St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur, opens a three-day run today.
    Activities will be held on Fourth St. beside the church and school, between Madison and Monroe Sts.. Following is the schedule of events:
    
Friday
    6-10 p.m.—Preview of items to be sold at a silent auction. You must be at least 21 to enter.

September 15th

Moves planned to save wear on NAdams buses

September 15, 2011

    In an effort to more evenly distribute the wear on fleet buses, North Adams Schools Director of Transportation, Facilities and Grounds Larry Carty told the schools' board of education on Tuesday that a plan has been developed to shift some of the vehicles between routes.

Refinancing to save $171,300

September 15, 2011

    To take advantage of currently low interest rates, the Adams Central School Board voted 7-0 at its September meeting to refinance the remainder of the bond issue that came with the construction of an elementary school addition in the early 2000s.
    By refinancing, AC will save almost $179,000, according to a report presented at the meeting by Damian Maggos of City Securities of Indianapolis, an AC fiscal advisor for a number of years.

Hospital radiology gets first nuclear medicine approval

September 15, 2011

    Adams Memorial Hospital's radiology department has completed the process for obtaining a three-year accreditation in nuclear medicine from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
    A hospital news release said this is the first time the hospital has received accreditation for nuclear medicine, which is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material administered to patients to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

September 14th

Judge: unopposed can be on ballot

September 14, 2011

    RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana judge has ruled that unopposed candidates can appear on a city’s election ballot despite a new state law omitting them from it.
    A Wayne County judge granted an injunction Monday in a lawsuit filed by both major political parties, two unopposed candidates for Richmond elected offices and two voters, The Palladium-Item reported. 

DOE asks info on first bid for elected board

September 14, 2011

    North Adams Board of Education Attorney Scott Ainsworth told board members at a meeting on Tuesday that he received a history lesson after researching a letter he recently received from the Indiana Department of Education. The education department is in the process of reviewing a petition filed by a group of local residents that would change the method of seating North Adams school board members from the current appointment process to a seven-member elected board.

Teen gets 14 years for molesting

September 14, 2011

    A 17-year-old Decatur boy who pleaded guilty on September 2 to two counts of child molesting received a pair of concurrent 14-year prison sentences on Tuesday from Adams Circuit Court Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
    Patrick M. Scott, who admitted engaging in sexual intercourse early this year with two 12-year-old girls, was handed the sentence. Two other molesting charges, one each involving the same girls, were dismissed.

 

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