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April 14th, 2011
Tighter state requirements governing school nutrition guidelines have forced North Adams Community Schools to boost lunch prices for the 2011-2012 school year.
Erin Ripley, food service director for the school district, addressed the changes — some of which are already in place, and others which are expected to be imposed — during Tuesday evening's meeting of the North Adams school board.
One lone applicant for a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the North Adams school board will be interviewed on April 26 by the four remaining board members.
With the term of sitting board member Juan Gutierrez to expire on June 30, the board earlier had announced it was accepting applications from persons interested in filling that pending vacancy. The deadline for submissions was last Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
(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.)
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.