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August 5th, 2014

Superintendents offer ISTEP interpretations

August 5, 2014

    North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman said Monday afternoon he had “not yet dissected” ISTEP test scores released by the Indiana Department of Education earlier in the day, but noted a meeting will be held soon with building principals to put those numbers into some sort of perspective.
    From his initial glance at the test scores of North Adams students, Lehman termed the results “a mixed bag,” but conceded the tests show a need for programs geared toward early childhood development.

Commissioners still await jail site appraisals

August 5, 2014

    At the end of Monday’s weekly meeting of the Adams County commissioners, Commission Chairman Doug Bauman gave a brief update on the status of the county’s consideration of the purchase of a 162-acre parcel of farmland south of Decatur along Winchester Street. The land, owned by the Miller Family Trust, is being considered as the location for the construction of a new county jail.

August 4th

Trending video: What should Pacers do next?

August 4, 2014

VIDEO: What should Pacers do next?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger explains what the Indiana Pacers should do next in wake of Paul George's unfortunate leg injury.

Winter of ‘14 was the final straw for veteran county highway chief

August 4, 2014

    Next winter, there will likely come a morning in Adams County when the latest overnight snowfall has been whipped into drifts that reach six feet in depth in places and extend over farm fields and roadways alike. The northwesterly wind, with gusts up to 50 mph, will drop wind chill factors to 30 degrees below zero. At times, visibility will become non-existent as the blowing snow is driven so strongly, it appears to be coming from every direction at once.

Algae leaves Toledo thirsty

August 4, 2014

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwest Ohio didn’t just suddenly appear.
    Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have long been worried about this very scenario as a growing number of algae blooms have turned the water into a pea soup color in recent summers, leaving behind toxins that can sicken people and kill pets.

Annual Trade Days event draws large crowd

August 4, 2014

     A large tent helps shoppers beat the heat during the annual Trade Days event held over the weekend at the Willshire Sportsman Club, just east of Willshire on Ohio 81. Each year the event draws large crowds as area vendors peddle their wares.

August 1st

Court, jail site efforts continuing

August 1, 2014

    Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reported during this week’s meeting of the county commissioners the county is in the process of getting appraisals for the Collier Insurance Agency, 104 S. 3rd St., Decatur, as well as a single residence located behind the agency on Madison Street. The location is the primary site being considered for the construction of a new superior court building.

Pastural scene

August 1, 2014

     Shocks of straw fill the foreground, with an Amish farm providing the backdrop, at this rural residence located northeast of Berne in southern Adams County.

 

Some assembly required

August 1, 2014

     A prefabricated home, built at All American Homes in Decatur, was being put in place in the Wells County community of Craigville Thursday morning.

 

July 31st

Trending video: Viewer Reaction to Sharknado 2

July 31, 2014

Sharknado premiered Wednesday evening to the delight of many viewers. Which celebrity cameo appearance was your favorite?

VIDEO: Viewer Reaction: Sharknado 2

    Tonight the Adams Central Jets host Eastside at the Landing Strip in Monroe. The...
    The annual Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5k commenced once again on Sunday with...
    The Bellmont Squaws won the cross country invitational they hosted Wednesday...

 

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