May 15th, 2013
Bellmont High School has been selected to serve as the site of a pilot program that will provide free training for current members of the local industrial workforce.
The Adams County Industrial Maintenance Training Program, a collaborative effort between Ivy Tech Corporate College, WorkOne and the Adams County Economic Development Corp., is designed to provide continuing education to incumbent employees in specific subject areas identified by county industrial employers.
Preparations are under way at Adams Central to bring the school into compliance with the new Affordable Health Care Act that will take effect in January, 2014.
Incoming Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond, along with corporation Treasurer Pam Hawbaker and Secretary to the Superintendent Heather Schaffer, spoke with the AC Board of Education Tuesday about the new health plan and what it will mean for AC.
South Adams Superintendent Scott Litwiller updated the school board on the status of end-of-year testing at the board's meeting last night.
Litwiller said that, like the other schools in the county, South Adams experienced some glitches during the first round of ISTEP+ testing, including students having trouble logging on to the network, getting kicked off the network, and having to wait minutes before the next question would appear.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont set the pace early for a dominating performance in the 2013 IHSAA girls sectional track meet Tuesday night at the Patrick D. Monaghan Track and Field Facility at New Haven High School and breezed its way to an easy team victory.
Claiming victory for the first time as a team since 2002, Bellmont was never seriously threatened on the night as the Squaws of Coach Carl Risch won eight of the 16 events and finished no worse than second in 13 of the 16 events.
Margaret Pauline Helsel, 87, of Seattle, Wash., passed away at 10:30 a.m Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Foss Home & Village in Seattle.
Margaret was born on Sunday, April 25, 1926, in Decatur, to the late Wilbur and Mable (Burkhardt) Hawkins.
She married Marvin P. Helsel, Sr., on August 25, 1947, in Decatur; he survives in Seattle.
Ivan Wyer, 87, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 7:56 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Van Wert Hospice in Van Wert, Ohio.
Ivan married Joan Newlin on February 15, 1947, in Willshire; she survives in Willshire.
He served as Second District Commander and Assistant Sergeant of Arms for the Department of Ohio. Beginning in 1943, Ivan served his country in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and during the Korean Conflict.
The Adams County Commissioners on Monday voted to adopt the new wind ordinance, specifically as it deals with the construction and use of wind turbines in the county, with the amendments they suggested last week.
County Attorney Mark Burry performed the final reading of the wind ordinance at the commissioners' weekly meeting, and the commissioners adopted it with the above amendments.
Berne City Council got two drastically differing looks of the local economic scene Monday evening during its otherwise routine annual reviews of tax abatement agreements previously approved by the city.
For the second time in as many months, the councilors listened as representatives from a local company outlined tremendous growth and announced a hefty investment in Berne to expand its operations there.
State Representative Matt Lehman was very positive about Indiana's future in his legislative update address given on Monday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Woodcrest.