April 13th, 2012
CELINA—An impressive showing by Bellmont track teams in a triangular meet Thursday night didn't result in wins but the Squaws shattered the school record book with four new standards while the Braves posted 37 season best efforts.
Changes are coming to the food service programs at North Adams Community Schools — from the removal of salt shakers from student lunch tables to a revamped cafeteria layout at Bellmont High School.
Wanda F. Hurless, 81 of Wren, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the C.H.P. Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert, Ohio.
Wanda retired from General Electric in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald "Shag" Hurless.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 15, from 1-6 p.m. at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, 616 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held its annual recognition banquet April 10, with four special awards handed out during the evening.
The chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Decatur resident Eric Mann. Recently retired as a reporter with the Decatur Daily Democrat, Mann was recognized for his contributions and support of the Geneva Proud organization and for his efforts with the Habitat for Humanity organization, which has constructed several homes in Geneva.
A contract for roofing projects totaling more than $660,000 was approved Tuesday evening during the regular monthly meeting of the North Adams school board.
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, a four-person panel of experts addressed a crowd of community members on the dangers of underage drinking at a town hall-style meeting of the Substance Abuse Awareness Council (SAAC) Wednesday at Riverside Center.
South Adams Schools is looking into the possibility of offering an alternative education program. Superintendent Scott Litwiller said at this week's school board meeting that such a program "provides an alternative for those students who do not learn well in the public high school classroom."
Four teachers at North Adams Community Schools have signed up for an early-retirement incentive program and will be leaving the district at the end of the current school year.
Earlier this year the school board agreed to offer incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Meeting on Tuesday evening, the board agreed to waive the original minimum requirement and accept the four early retirements.
Bellmont and Adams Central did battle on the softball field at the Teepee on Monday night with the Jets coming away with three runs in the top of the seventh inning to stun the Squaws, 6-4.
AC improves to 2-0 on the come from behind win against a quality Squaws team. Lindsey McDougall was a critical part of the win with a two-RBI single with one out in the seventh.
"McDougall's hit was the key hit in the victory," coach Cary Blake stated.
Bellmont hosted the Blackford Bruins last night at the Teepee and came away with a convincing 12-4 win to improve their record to 4-1 on the season.
Senior Matt Stidam received the ball for Bellmont and went six innings allowing only two hits, three earned runs and two strikeouts.