September 11th, 2014
A public hearing on North Adams Community Schools’ proposed 2015 operating budget, held during Tuesday evening’s regular monthly school board meeting, attracted no interest from the public.
The budget, which Business Manager Larry Carty said is “very similar to the last two years on the overall amount” budgeted, sets estimated expenditures for the district next year at nearly $23.3 million.
The demolition of the former Dunbar Furniture Company building that has blighted the city landscape for several years is inching closer to reality, according to Berne City Attorney Dave Baumgartner.
BERNE— In what could be a preview of the sectional finals depending on how the draw turns out, Adams Central came away with a tight 3-2 victory over South Adams on the road Tuesday night.
South Adams (7-3), earned points at one and two singles but were felled in both doubles matches and three singles falling just short against their county and ACAC rivals who improved to 6-1 on the year.
A tornado watch is in effect for Adams County until 9 p.m. this evening. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable to produce severe thunderstorms and possibly a tornado.
A flash flood watch is in place for the entire area from 2 p.m. until midnight. Heavy rain could cause flooding in roadways and rural areas. Drivers are urged to use caution and avoid crossing flooded roadways.
A standing policy at North Adams schools that requires all students to carry a course load equivalent to that of a fulltime student was met with opposition at Tuesday night’s board of education meeting.
At issue was a policy outlining the availability of individual classroom courses offered by North Adams to home-schooled or non-accredited school students.
With funding for schools continuing to dwindle, non-essential items oftentimes fall by the wayside. One area resident recognized a need within Adams Central Community Schools and met with the board of education Tuesday in hopes of rectifying the situation.
Kate Muhlenkamp, 2, Decatur, appeared to be going mach speed Tuesday while enjoying a day on the swings at Lehman Park in Berne.
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Tonight the Squaws welcome non-conference opponent North Side to the Teepee on the volleyball court. The match tonight is slated for a 6 p.m. junior varsity start. The webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the reserve game (~7:10 p.m.).
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Mary Jane West, 86, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born in Corn, Okla., Dec. 28, 1927, to the late Aaron and Mary Wiens.
She retired from General Electric.
Among survivors are four sons, Jim Berry of Sparks, Nev., Don West, Tony West and Jeff West of Decatur; two daughters, Jean (Troy) Roberts of Fort Wayne and Bev Berry of Decatur; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchidren and six great-great-grandchildren.