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April 10th, 2014

‘Stellar’ talk draws big crowd

April 10, 2014

    More than 100 interested area residents packed Riverside Center Wednesday evening to hear an update on the city of Decatur’s application for a Stellar Communities grant.
    The city last month was selected as one of six finalists for the state program that allocates millions of dollars for selected Indiana towns and cities to revitalize their communities. Two recipients of the Stellar Communities designation will be announced later this summer.

AC board approves 3-hour delays

April 10, 2014

    With the harshest winter in recent history still visible in the rearview mirror, a three-hour delay has been approved for the remainder of the school year for Adams Central schools.

BHS principal seeks additional time for staff development

April 10, 2014

    Bellmont High School Principal Kim Harsh attended the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education meeting Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a weekly delayed start or early release at the high school next year.
  Harsh said teachers currently do not have the necessary time to come together, coordinate and collaborate. A delayed start, beginning once a week at 8:30 a.m., or an early release, letting students out at 2:30 p.m. once a week, would give the staff additional time Harsh feels is necessary to focus on professional development.

April 9th

Baker named principal at SE Elementary

April 9, 2014

    The North Adams Community Schools’ board of education on Tuesday approved the appointment of Aaron Baker to become the new principal at Southeast Elementary School beginning the 2014-15 school year. Baker currently serves as vice principal at Bellmont High School.

Child abuse prevention rally

April 9, 2014

Shawn Liter, supervisor of the Adams County Department of Children’s Services, was one of the speaker during the second annual Prevent Child Abuse Awareness event Tuesday on the courthouse square. Two dozen local residents attended the ceremony designed to heighten awareness of the neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse that is present in the county.
Photo by J Swygart
 

Three AC coaches tender resignations

April 9, 2014

    After seven years as the head wrestling coach at Adams Central, Doug Schultz has decided to step down at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.
    Schultz submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday night to the AC board of education, stating he feels comfortable leaving the program in the hands of assistant coaches Tony Currie, Doug Lithicum and Bobby Perry at the high school level.
    Also resigning their posts Tuesday were cheerleading coach Marie Combs and swim coach Lana Shoaf.    

April 8th

CULTURAL CONNECTION

April 8, 2014

 Sharon Canaday, project manager of Building Better Communities, and a member of the Ball State University faculty, discusses various ideas and concepts as part of an Indiana Arts Commission Vibrant Communities consultancy for the city of Decatur. A group of citizens is currently meeting on a regular basis to establish a plan to bring a higher awareness and establish an agenda for promoting the arts in Decatur. The plan will be included in the Stellar Communities grant application process for which Decatur is one of six finalists in the state.    

Tax bills mailed ahead of schedule; going out today

April 8, 2014

    Adams County residents will be receiving their property tax bills this week. Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg informed county commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday the annual mailing would be made today.

Dr. H.S. Lee presented with Lifetime Achievement award

April 8, 2014

Dr. H.S. Lee, who retired in 2011 after nearly four decades of serving patients in Adams County, recently was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award from hospital officials.
    Compassionate, concerned and dedicated. According to JoEllen Eidam, chief executive officer at Adams Memorial Hospital, those words best describe Dr.Lee, “who served his patients with the utmost care for 38 years from 1973-2011, a true example of human goodness. He touched countless lives in our community as he gave tirelessly of his time and skills.”

April 7th

Lights, camera, ACTION!

April 7, 2014

    A Bellmont Middle School classroom was converted to a movie set Sunday as a team of Ball State University students used the local school — and more than two dozen fifth- and sixth-grade BMS students — to film segments of an independent film on bullying.
    “The Blue,” according to director Ben Redar is a short film — 20-25 minutes in length — that addresses how a young boy and his father deal with the issue of bullying. It is expected to be released sometime in August.

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