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June 16th, 2014

Rockford Days: Crafts, food and more

June 16, 2014

     The annual Rockford Days festival was held over the just-completed weekend in the Ohio village. Jeannine Roedinger, above, a member of the Hawg Creek Spinners and Weavers, provided demonstrations on Saturday.
 

June 13th

Amish sewer requirements to be defined

June 13, 2014

    The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of trustees is requesting guidance and assistance from other county officials in establishing a policy governing who will be required to hook into a fledgling sanitary sewer system and who will be omitted from the project.
    The board will turn to the county commissioners and the county board of health in establishing guidelines for participation in the sewer project — specifically as those policies pertain to members of the Amish community.

Preview of sculptures

June 13, 2014

     Sculptures were being put in place this morning along 2nd Street in anticipation of the grand unveiling later today of the artwork included in this year’s Decatur Sculpture Tour. The event begins at 5 p.m., with the first sculpture to be uncovered at 6 p.m.
Photo by Mike Lamm

 

NA board ponders bond refinancing

June 13, 2014

     Jay Ryals from Fifth Third Bank gave an updated presentation on bond refinancing to the North Adams Community School’s board of education earlier this week.
    Ryals appeared before the board in May told school officials the district was in a position to save a substantial amount of money by refinancing its existing pension bonds.

June 12th

3-hour school delays will continue at AC

June 12, 2014

    The three-hour school delay option will be retained by Adams Central Schools for 2014-15, online registration will not be implemented and making up lost school days online may be looked at in the near future.
    At its meeting on Tuesday, the AC board of education agreed to keep the three-hour delay for the entire school year.

Rifle program at NA leads to new insurance vendor

June 12, 2014

    Attempts by officials of the North Adams Community Schools district to secure liability insurance have been rejected by Selective and EMC insurance companies because of the school district’s rifle shooting program.
    Bellmont High School is one of nine schools in Indiana to compete recently at the state level in target shooting. Because the school offers the rifle sport, insurance companies feel there is too much liability and refuse to offer insurance, Business Manager Larry Carty explained.

Decatur Sculpture Tour kicks off this weekend

June 12, 2014

     The Decatur Sculpture Tour will kick off its 2014 run with festivities planned for Friday and Saturday. In the photo above, artist Greg Mendez uncovers a sculpture during the inaugural Decatur Sculpture Tour ceremonies.
DDD file photo
 

June 11th

County ponders land gift

June 11, 2014

    Preliminary results of soil boring samples collected by GME Testing, Fort Wayne, indicate the recently proposed location for the construction of a new county jail  “is a viable site,” Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reported to county councilors at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday morning.

EvenStart at NA elminated due to low enrollment

June 11, 2014

    North Adams school board members voted Tuesday to eliminate the EvenStart Program. The decision came with numerous other positions being eliminated to best utilize the staff employed with North Adams.

Dyer back on ballot this fall

June 11, 2014

     Decatur businessman Ed Dyer, who was defeated in the May Republican Party primary in his bid to be the party’s nominee for the Adams County Clerk of Courts seat, has been selected by party leaders to run on the November ballot for the District 2 seat on Adams County Council.
    That seat, currently held by DuWayne Herman, represents residents in the city of Decatur and Washington Township. Herman has opted not to seek re-election.

 

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