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February 14th, 2011

Revenue streams eyed for grant program

February 14, 2011

    The fledgling North Adams Community Schools Fund is gaining support, and Superintendent Wylie Sirk said committee members are discussing "a variety of ideas to generate revenue" to allow the fund to award an increasing number of annual scholarships.
    Included are a pair of challenges — one to employees of the school district, the other to school board members — issued by Sirk.

February 11th

Cold... but a real warmup is under way

February 11, 2011

    Finally, an honest-to-goodness warmup.
    After frigid temperatures — including a 7 below reading around 8 a.m. Thursday in Decatur — a warmup is under way.     The National Weather Service said Decatur-area residents should see a high in the middle 20s today, with a southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight's low should be around 18 degrees.
    On Saturday and Sunday, forecasters said, the mercury should top out at 31 and 36, respectively. Above freezing!

AC student held on gun, drug charges

February 11, 2011

    Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey has released a report filed in Adams Circuit Court in the case of Aaron C. Ellis of rural Decatur, a senior at Adams Central High School who was arrested on Wednesday by the Adams County Sheriff's Department for possession of guns and cocaine on school property.
    Harvey brought four charges against Ellis: possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and two counts of possession of a firearm on school property. The weapons allegedly are a .22-caliber handgun and a .38-caliber handgun.

February 10th

NA referendum drive taking shape

February 10, 2011

    The public relations push in support of a North Adams Community School's general fund referendum — which will ask school district voters during this year's May primary election to approve an increase in property taxes to support the financially-struggling district — will include door-to-door canvassing, meetings with township trustees, newspaper and radio promotions, and website postings.

AC playground staying put for the time being

February 10, 2011

    With the big construction/renovation project at Adams Central School making good progress, the AC school board discussed at its February meeting what to do about the elementary school playground.
    That play area has been on the north side of the school for many years, but some space was lost when an extension was added for offices, classrooms, and bathrooms to make that side of the school the main entry/exit point.

February 9th

Sheriff unveils a plan to cut overtime, comp time

February 9, 2011

    The new leaders of the Adams County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg and Chief Deputy Eric Meyer, informed the county council on Tuesday that they have developed a plan to eliminate the "carryover" for years of built-up hours of compensation time, vacation and holiday time, and overtime by some deputy sheriffs and jailers.

NA elected board issue to ballot?

February 9, 2011

    A formal proposal calling for members of the North Adams Community School's board of education to be elected, rather than appointed as is currently the case, has been submitted to the Adams County Clerk of Courts and could be headed for a general election vote in 2012.

February 8th

County highway truck loses two tires

February 8, 2011

     Early on Tuesday afternoon, an Adams County Highway Department truck lost its two left rear tires on Winchester Rd., a couple of miles northwest of Decatur. One tire hit a car and damaged a door and an exterior mirror.

City has received 28 inches of snow

February 8, 2011

    The 5 1/2 inches of snow which fell in Decatur last weekend gave the city 28 inches of snow since the first of December.
    And 15 of those inches have come in the first six days of February!
    Jane Thieme at the Decatur weather station said the city received 7.5 inches in December, 11 inches in January, and 15 inches this month, through last Sunday.
    Decatur's snowfall, of course, pales in comparison to some other communities in Indiana, such as South Bend.

Commissioner rides a snow plow

February 8, 2011

    Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte said at Monday's meeting of the commissioner that he has gained a whole new understanding, and much more respect, for what the county highway department drivers do when plowing snow.

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