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April 13th, 2011

South Adams drug testing policy is outlined

April 13, 2011

    South Adams Schools board member and random drug testing policy committee chairman Steve Dobler recommended at Tuesday's school board meeting that the random drug testing policy be enforced at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year.
    "I think it will be a good thing for our students," he said.

April 12th

Proposal puts county in Stutzman district

April 12, 2011

    Adams County would shift from the 6th Congressional District to the 3rd CD under a proposed redistricting map unveiled Monday by Indiana statehouse Republicans.
    Under the current congressional roster, the county would move from being represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Republican Mike Pence to the district now served by first-term GOP Congressman Marlin Stutzman.

State of the Schools outline given by Sirk

April 12, 2011

      Giving the annual State of the Schools address on Monday to a lunchtime gathering of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, North Adams Community Schools Superintendent Wylie Sirk quoted famous television news anchor and author Tom Brokaw about the importance of education.

April 11th

High hits 84 in Decatur

April 11, 2011

    It sure was fun while it lasted.
    Decatur-area residents enjoyed a preview of what's ahead part of Saturday and all of Sunday as spring weather was sprung across the area. Walkers were everywhere, as were motorcycles and bicycles, and a few air conditioners were cranked up.
    A high of 84 degrees was recorded at the Decatur weather station Sunday, a day awash in sunshine.

Northwest students will visit Speedway

April 11, 2011

    Northwest Elementary School in Decatur will take part this year in the eighth annual Indianapolis 500 Education Program Study (EPS) trips.
    Local fourth graders will be part of 10 trips to the 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway next Tuesday. Fourth graders are chosen because it is in that grade that students are taught Indiana history.
    This year, 321 schools across Indiana are taking part in the trips, with almost 24,000 students involved.

April 8th

US 27 south going ‘Super Two’?

April 8, 2011

    What is "Super Two"?
    (A) The final teams in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments?
    (B) A new comic book hero duo?
    (C) An improved style of highway?
    (D) The numeral between Super One and Super Three?
    The answer, as reported by Adams County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Larry Macklin to the commissioners on Monday, is C.

N. Adams outlines reasons for seeking additional funds

April 8, 2011

    (Editor's Note: In this article and others to follow, North Adams Community Schools officials will explain why they are seeking approval of a $1.25 million funding increase from taxpayers. The newspaper welcomes all comments on this issue. Please address them to: Referendum Peoples Voice.)
    

April 7th

Monroe home is lost to fire

April 7, 2011

    A fire that started in an attached garage spread to the one-story William and Carolyn Schindler home in Monroe on Wednesday evening, destroying both structures.
    Neither of the occupants was injured, but all their belongings were lost, including two vehicles parked in the garage.
    Monroe Fire Chief Russell Cook said this morning that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
    He also said the steady east wind created minor shingle damage to a neighboring home's roof.

Tax bills about to go out

April 7, 2011

    Property taxes will be on time this year, Adams County Treasurer Rex Moore announced this week. 

April 6th

City will seek grant to raze old light plant

April 6, 2011

    A 116-year-old city-owned building has a wrecking ball in its future, and the sooner the better for Decatur Mayor John Schultz.
    The mayor asked for and received permission from city council Tuesday night  to seek a grant to demolish the huge, decaying building behind the Fifth St. police station and near the city swimming pool.

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