June 15th, 2011
The North Adams Community Schools' board of education approved a rash of personnel transactions Tuesday night, including the elimination of several federally-funded Even Start positions, accepting the resignation of a veteran girls tennis coach, and the filling the vacant varsity girls basketball coaching position.
It seems that Berne is another step closer to having a CVS pharmacy at the intersection of US 27 and State Route 218.
At a meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Tuesday, board members accepted a $650,000 bid by GKB Enterprises for the former Berne elementary school property. GKB Enterprises, LLC is owned by Steven J. Kreigh and the estate of Ralph E. Biggs.
Many personnel positions were dealt with by the Adams Central Schools Board at its meeting on Tuesday night. Only board member Mike Brown was absent.
The board accepted the resignation of Kristin Sprunger as AC's assistant technology supervisor. She is leaving after five years to take a position with the Grant County Sheriff's Department at Marion.
Sharon L. Thornton, 63, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the nursing center in Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on January 11, 1948, in Greenville, Ohio, to Charles and Doris (Kemp) Thompson.
On January 14, 1967, she married Ronald Thornton. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2011.
Sharon had worked for the Adams County Emergency Management Agency for many years.
Charles Herman Schlemmer, 75, formerly of rural Ohio City, Ohio, died at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center at Bryan, Ohio.
He was born on November 17, 1935, in Adams County to Rudolph and Irene Kohlmeier Schlemmer.
He retired from International Harvester at Fort Wayne after 30 years of service in production and was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Schumm) in rural Willshire, Ohio.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mark E. Schumm, 55, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 5:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at his residence.
He was born on May 17, 1956, in Decatur to Fredrick L. and Rosemary I. Fisher Schumm, who are deceased.
He was formerly employed by Adams County Gravel and also worked at the Rockford Stone Quarry in Ohio.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (Schumm) in Ohio and was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Sharon Thornton, 63, of Decatur, died today in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
A three-run sixth helped Monroe Grain to an 8-7 win over the Farm Bureau Lifers Monday in a key Monroe Little League game. That game, plus the 14-2 win by Peterson Grain over Bank of Geneva, put the Lifers and Peterson tied at 9-3 on the season, tops in the league.
Monroe Grain improved to 7-5 win the win. Kyle Brown tripled while Ian Wellmann and Brown both doubled. Wellman had two hits.
Dylan Miller and Drew Schultz both doubled with 2 hits for Lifers. Anthony Mosser offered 2 hits.
Editors note: The following was written by Ebony Ann Fawcett's mother, Beth Ann Fawcett. A children's carnival and silent auction will be held for Ebony Ann from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 502 W. Monroe St. in Decatur. The benefit will feature games, prizes, a raffle, a bake sale, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. The event is open to the public.
Full-time municipal employees in Berne would receive a $600 across-the-board pay increase in 2012, pending city council's approval, according to a proposal announced Monday evening by Mayor John Minch. The pay raise equals approximately 1.55 percent for each employee.