November 27th, 2012
In a whirlwind tour of Decatur, six Chinese officials — three of whom are involved in education — visited the city Monday and part of today, getting a closeup look at schools and industry.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz and Economic Development Director Larry Macklin led the guests, who arrived here late Sunday night by vehicles after flying into Indianapolis.
Adams County IT Manager Landon Patterson reported on Monday that the replacement of the phone system in the Adams County E911 Dispatch Center is a problem with the phones that are used by all Adams County government offices, not with the E911 system itself.
Patterson said the issue is that the phones used by Adams County employees, including the dispatch center, have been discontinued by the manufacturer and are now obsolete, meaning if there is a problem Patterson will be unable to fix it.
Adams Central is set to become a pilot school in Computer Software Engineering (CSE) for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), beginning next year.
Jonathon Patterson, PLTW teacher, told the AC Board of Education recently that studies show by 2018, CSE will be the number one "hot job."
"We need to have a class that we offer computer software engineering," said Patterson.
Preble has become the 14th community in the U.S. Postal Service’s Greater Indiana District with a Village Post Office (VPO).
The VPO opened last week in the Preble Feed & Grain business in Preble. It became the 73rd VOP in the United States.
A major concern now behind him, Decatur Mayor John Schultz had high praise at this week's city council meeting for the work done on the demolition of the building at the corner of Second and Monroe streets.
Safety was a concern, with a major street near one wall, another building near another wall, and even City Hall close by. But the operation went off without any major hitches.
James M. Everett, 65, Decatur, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
YORKTOWN — “If that’s the best team in 3A, and we’ve got (Brad) Busse in the lineup, you’re looking at maybe a two or three-point match today. We wrestled well enough to stay with them,” stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote Saturday afternoon following Bellmont’s 41-27 loss to 3A No. 1 Yorktown in the final round of the annual Yorktown Thanksgiving Duals.
KINGSLAND—Norwell senior Josh Vanmeter put up 20 of his 24 points on the Jets in the second half to lead the Knights past the Jets at the Castle on Saturday night, 77-42.
Vanmeter made the opening field goal straight off the tip cashing in on a driving lay-up but then Norwell went cold for the next four minutes. Adams Central took advantage of several Knights’ miscues jumping out to a 12-2 lead before Vanmeter would break the four-minute slump with a smooth drive and score.
BERNE—While millions frantically shopped for good deals on the day after Thanksgiving, the South Adams girls basketball team frantically forged a come-from-behind win against the Bluffton Tigers on their home court, 43-41.
Sandra L. Liechty, 69, of Berne, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Swiss Village Nursing Center.
She was born in Adams County on December 4, 1942, to the late Gerald G. and Evelyn L. (Kohls) Strickler.
Sandra married E. Steven Liechty on January 9, 1960.