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November 17th, 2014

Holiday driving crackdown announced

November 17, 2014

    As families take to the roads this holiday season, law enforcement is reminding drivers extra patrols will be cracking down on impaired driving and seat belt violations to increase safety on the state’s streets and highways.  
    Law enforcement agencies from across the state, including the Decatur Police Department, Geneva police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Department and troopers from the Indiana State Police, are jointly participating in this holiday enforcement effort.

November 14th

Trending video: Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

Geneva begins search for new school resource officer

November 14, 2014

    Geneva Town Marshal Rob Johnson informed members of the Geneva Town Council Tuesday night  he will soon be forced to replace South Adams Schools Resource Officer Connor Bonesteel, who has been unable to pass the state-mandated police academy entrance exam.

Bid openings for rural sewer project eyed for February

November 14, 2014

    The anticipated opening of bids for Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer project has now been estimated to take place in February, some two months later than local planners originally had hoped.
    The delay is due to the longer-than-expected process of acquiring necessary easements for the sewer collection project, designed to serve approximately 255 rural customers from Monmouth to Pleasant Mills.

Starfire Fever! Catch it!

November 14, 2014

     With the Class 1A regional title on the line, the South Adams Starfires will take to the gridiron tonight against defending state champion Tri-Central. The game will be played on the Starfires’ home field.
 

November 13th

Math apparently not DOE’s strong suit State change means North Adams’ A-F grade is now ‘B’

November 13, 2014

    As the joke goes, there are three kinds of people in the world: Those who are good at math and those who aren’t. Apparently, the Indiana State Board of Education falls into the latter group.
    North Adams Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman informed the board of education Tuesday evening he discovered Friday the district had received a “B” rating, as opposed to the “A” rating as originally released by the state Nov. 5.

Jail, court plans, costs, laid out to county council

November 13, 2014

    The Adams County Council was given an update on the plans for a new county jail from a representative of the contracted architectural firm of Schenkel-Shultz and general contractor Construction Control Inc. at Wednesday’s meeting.
    The building will house 180 inmates and contain areas for work release and the EMA and should handle the county’s needs for at least the next 20 years and meets all state jail standards, council was told.

Helping Hands

November 13, 2014

    The St. Joe Elementary School fourth grade students of Marybeth Busick, Abby Dyer and aide Daphne Wellman took time to rake the yards of some elderly residents in Decatur earlier this week — before local temperatures plummeted. Above, some of the 13 participating St. Joe students rake leaves at the home of Bonnie Kohne.

 

November 12th

Veterans honored at BHS; WW II nurse singled out

November 12, 2014

    A hushed silence fell over the crowd gathered in Bellmont High School’s  Erekson Theatre as the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard slowly marched across the stage, posting the colors to kick off a special Veterans Day program Tuesday morning.
    Area veterans, students and residents stood in respectful silence as the BHS choir sang the National Anthem, while those unable to stand sat at attention throughout the anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.

NA policy on part- time students gets closer to resolution

November 12, 2014

    Deciding the fate of part-time students seeking to enroll in North Adams Community Schools has become a full-time job for board of education members. Discussions once again centered on the issue during Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled board meeting.

 

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