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November 10th, 2014
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In celebration of All Saints Day on Nov. 1, these St. Joseph School fourth-graders dressed as their patron saints. The students research the lives of their patron saint, made posters (now on display at school) and dressed up. They attended Mass at the coliseum in Fort Wayne with other diocesan schools in the Fort Wayne area and also attend mass at St. Mary’s in costume and share information about their saint. Pictured above are Ashten Miller, Addie Kintz and Astrid Barrientos.
Change we can believe in came in the form of a Republican sweep Tuesday evening as Adams County voters took to the polls.
In one of two contested countywide races, political newcomer Jeremy Brown, a Republican, toppled Democratic incumbent Christopher Harvey for the job of Adams County Prosecuting Attorney by a wide margin. Brown received 4,865 votes countywide to Harvey’s 2,782 votes.
Brown will take office Jan. 1.
While fellow Republican Jeremy Brown was sailing to a convincing victory in his bid to become Adams County’s next prosecuting attorney, fellow candidate Jim Vogelwede held up his end of the bargain as well, leading the GOP to a sweep of countywide offices leading into the new year.