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February 11th, 2015

AC board ponders financing options

February 11, 2015

    Damion Maggos, representative from George K. Baum and Company in Indianapolis, presented options to the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday on the different ways the board could repay nearly $2 million the school will be receiving from the sale of general obligation bonds to complete a new roof project this summer.
    Using the two plans presented, the $2 million bond would be repaid over an 11-12 year period, with the last payment being made either January 2027 or January 2028.

Frustration over ed in-fighting is aired

February 11, 2015

    The state of education in Indiana is a concern for many area parents, and they’re not alone.
    North Adams Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman expressed his frustration Tuesday evening in describing the debacle that has become the Indiana Department of Education versus Gov. Mike Pence and the never-ending issue of school funding.

Silver Arrow Court

February 11, 2015

   Bellmont High School will crown the Silver Arrow queen during halftime of Thursday evening’s varsity basketball game. Members of the SIlver Arrow court are pictured above. In the top row, from left, are junior Jenna Fenwick, freshman Kelsey Dohrman and sophomore Saige Jauregui. In the bottow row, left to right, are seniors Reagan Burry, Juliana Guerra and Bailey Christlieb.


February 10th

Bauman delivers State of the County

February 10, 2015

    More than 60 people attended the annual State of the County address from Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman Monday afternoon, held this year in the Decatur Room of Adams Memorial Hospital due to construction at Woodcrest retirement community.

Melissa Norby named as Decatur’s first-ever community coordinator

February 10, 2015

     John Schultz announced Melissa Norby has been named the new community coordinator for the city of Decatur.
    “The list of 13 applicants was narrowed down to six and those six went through the interview process. All six candidates had individual skills that were an asset to this particular job. The selection was definitely a difficult decision and we need to thank all applicants for their interest in the position.”

EP Graphics’ abatement okayed

February 10, 2015

    The purchase of a new piece of equipment will revolutionize production at EP Graphics and provided extra incentive for Berne City Council on Monday to pass a resolution following a public hearing on the issue to approve the renewal of the company’s annual CF-1 tax abatement.

February 9th

College basketball weekend round up

February 9, 2015

Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78

The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.

State orders Geneva to revamp traffic fine collections; town coffers affected

February 9, 2015

    A directive from the State Board of Accounts will alter local ordinances pertaining to moving traffic violations and the way they’re enforced, Geneva Clerk/Treasurer Barry Moore told members of the Geneva Town Council at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Adams Heritage gets federal 5-star rating

February 9, 2015

    Adams Heritage, Monroeville, received a five star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for overall state performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care.
    Adams Heritage is a member of Adams Health Network. According to a spokesperson for the network, only 22 percent of the 528 nursing home facilities in Indiana earned an overall five-star rating.

Top Dairymen

February 9, 2015

    Adams County Dairy Herd Improvement Association handed out annual awards at its recent banquet in Decatur. Award winners pictured, from left, include Bruce Brenneke, Krent Frauhiger and Dee Teeple. Another winner, Matt Summersett, was not available for the photo. See Page 2 for individual achievements and additional information.
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