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April 30th, 2013
Adams Central Community Schools were disrupted during the first day of ISTEP testing Monday morning as a computer glitch within the ISTEP system caused students across Indiana to be kicked off of the testing site.
AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone said students were knocked off for a time Monday but were eventually able to get back into the system and came close to finishing testing for the day.
"Did it disrupt us? Yes. But we were able to get back on and finish up," said Pettibone.
Brian Kimberling is no stranger to Hoosiers and their ways, as a native of southern Indiana himself. But only he could come up with Snapper, a book many are calling "a love letter to Indiana" that makes the state as interesting and vibrantly alive for those who don't live here and love it as it is for those who do.
Curtis Delk Rose has seen more of life than most people. In his late sixties, he has held over 50 jobs and has lived all over the United States. He has seen the darker side of life, and he has enjoyed its bright side. He has struggled with his faith, been a member of what he calls a "personality cult," not been a Christian at all, and is a believer now. He's been the bad boy, the hippie, the druggie, the lost, and the poet. Who better to use sculpting wood to portray life as he sees it?
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and the Morning Glories (a craft group) of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church, Friedheim, combined forces and recently completed 43 dresses for Little Dresses for Africa.
The dresses ranged from sizeS 3 to size 12.
One of the oldest buildings in Decatur has been leveled.
The onetime city light plant and later street department garage, built in 1895, came down Thursday,
Denny's Excavating of Plainfield is the main contractor for the project, which will include abestos removal, the area filled with dirt, and, finally, seeding.
The fourth annual Adams County Run/Walk Challenge series that has been solely sponsored since its inception by the Adams County Community Foundation has recently gained the financial backing of Custom Car Care of Decatur to assist with the costs of timing for the various races in the series, according to an announcement.
The number of newborns, surgeries performed, emergency room visits, and total outpatients at Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) jumped significantly in the first three months of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012.
At their monthly meeting Wednesday night, the hospital board of trustees learned that 22,462 outpatient registrations have been made compared to just 16,981 in 2012, an increase of 5,481.
A 32-year-old Decatur man has been handed prison time after pleading guilty in Adams Superior Court to three separate charges.
Randy Holmes, 32, Decatur, will be serving two-plus years, or a total of 950 days, and he owes $1,356.50 in court costs and fees.
After pleading guilty to violating probation by consuming alcohol and incurring new charges, Holmes saw 200 days of his previously suspended sentence revoked by Judge Patrick R. Miller, the time to be served in prison.
When members of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees adopted the hospital budget for 2013, they anticipated they might be as much as over $200,000 in the red at the end of the first quarter.
The news the trustees received from Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler Wednesday night at their monthly meeting was a pleasant surprise because the hospital is nowhere near that figure; in fact, it is $845,142 in the black!
The demolition of the onetime city light plant and later street department garage apparently is going smoothly.
Six days after Denny's Excavating of Plainfield began the effort, this is the way the building looked on Wednesday (end view is below). All debris taken from the site is going to the Jay County landfill.
The building was constructed in 1895, but hasn't been used in several years and was considered a safety hazard. (Photo provided)