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November 11th, 2014

Ivy Tech chancellor is luncheon speaker

November 11, 2014

    Dr. Jerrilee K. Mosier was the featured speaker at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday. Mosier has been the chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne for four years.
    Mosier spoke about the benefits of community colleges on the areas they serve. She said Indiana has a 34.3 percent college attainment rate. It is a goal of Ivy Tech to help people obtain new skills and education and use what they learn to find quality jobs with income growth that boosts the economy in the community.

November 10th

It’s been a wonderful life

November 10, 2014

(Editor’s note: In today's Democrat is the second in a two-part series on the life of Ed Coil, who will retire from the board of Adams County Commissioners on Dec. 31.)

    Adams County Commissioner Ed Coil, during a storybook lifetime that started in rural Ohio and found its way to Pleasant Mills, experienced a different world when — as an employee of the Fort Wayne-based Zollner Corporation — he found himself being transferred to the metropolis of Detroit.

1st glimpse of winter is predicted this week

November 10, 2014

    Heavy snow and plunging temperatures are expected to hit the Upper Midwest this week, dropping as much as a foot of snow on the region and pushing thermometer readings down by as much as 40 degrees overnight. The powerful storm, which is coursing into the area from Alaska, will likely bring the first major snowfall of the season.

Coming up

November 10, 2014

NA school board
The North Adams Community Schools’ Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the district administration building, 625 Stadium Drive.
Items on the agenda include approval of minutes, financial report, fundraisers, personnel, the first reading of a policy to accept pert-time students into NA and the 2015-16 school calendar.

Rural sewer board

Trending video: ASU controls its playoff destiny after blowout win over Notre Dame

November 10, 2014

VIDEO: ASU controls its playoff destiny after blowout win over Notre Dame

November 7th

Monroe town council eyes utility rate hikes

November 7, 2014

    Monroe residents could see a rise in water and sewage costs in the near future.
    During Thursday night’s meeting of the Monroe Town Council, Council President Al Lehman announced he plans to bring to next month’s meeting a proposal that would raise utility rates on both water and sewage.
    According to Lehman, operating costs for the water department have gone up $1,500 a month since the last time the rates were raised in January of 2012.

Lehman plans ‘Evening with the Superitendent’

November 7, 2014

    At North Adams, we are making a dedicated effort to communicate more effectively with our parents and our community.
    I have a weekly radio show on WZBD Fridays at 2:15 p.m. I periodically write articles like this one for the newspaper. We post many things on our school website. Parents may access student progress via Powerschool. School messenger is used to send updates to phone numbers and email addresses. We have joined the world of Facebook and Twitter.

Rites of Autumn

November 7, 2014

    City of Decatur employees Derrick Cannon (foreground) and Mike Fawcett were manning the leaf vacuum earlier this week on a pleasant fall day Wednesday. It’s probably a good thing, too, as rain fell throughout most of the day on Thursday.

November 6th

All A’s for county school districts

November 6, 2014

    All three school corporations in Adams County were rated “A” districts by the Indiana State Board of Education when this year’s “A-F” grades were released Wednesday. The board approved the grades for nearly 2,100 schools and 300 school corporations following a three-week delay so legislative staff could verify some data.

IDEM: City site must be tested for fuel leaks

November 6, 2014

    Decatur City Council on Tuesday night approved an outlay of a little more than $15,000 for an environmental study at the site of the former city street department garage, located behind the current police station on 3rd Street.
    The street department moved from the area several years ago to the former Baker & Schultz property on Patterson Street, taking its fuel tanks along. Eventually, the entire building in which the former street department was located was demolished.

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