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October 15th, 2014

E-Learning plan could cut snow make-up days at AC

October 15, 2014

    Adams Central schools could see fewer snow make-up days added to the end of the school year.
    The Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday evening approved a plan put forth by Superintendent Lori Stiglitz that would put in place an E-learning plan whereby students would do assignments at home during select snow days this year.

October 14th

Fleetwood faithful coming to town

October 14, 2014

    The population of Decatur will swell by some 2,000 temporary “residents” during the summer of 2015, it was announced Monday during the monthly Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Woodcrest retirement community.
    Representatives from Allied Recreation Group — formerly Fleetwood — unveiled the news that the seventh annual Fleetwood RV National Rally will be held in Decatur next summer.

Commissioners able to trim $10,000 off total jail/court design costs

October 14, 2014

    The total compensation for which general contractor Construction Control Inc., Fort Wayne, will be paid for design work for the construction of a new county jail and superior court complex will be $565,000, Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reported at Monday’s weekly commission meeting.

Three athletes win two sectional championships in same day

October 14, 2014

     Three student-athletes from Bellmont High School were sectional champs in two sports in one day Saturday. Amberly Gutierrez, Emily Gunsett and Bailey Beery were part of the BHS cross-country sectional championship team in the morning and then competed as part of the Squaws’ soccer sectional-winning squad later in the day. Soccer coach Coach Steve Lee, left, and cross-country coach Carl Risch are pictured with the girls.


Trending video: CDC Director urges hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 14, 2014

Trending video: CDC Director urges hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days (AP)

October 13th

B. Luers bests Lady Stars in five; Central sweeps Bruins

October 14, 2014

    BERNE— Letting a 2-1 set lead slip away, the South Adams Starfires fell to the visiting Bishop Luers' Knights in five, 25-19, 22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 15-8.

Homer Melching

October 13, 2014

    Homer Melching, 87, Bluffton, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. He was born in Wells County on March 9, 1927, to the late Frank and Verna Melching. Homer married Lois V. “Ginger” Kleinknight on July 26, 1953; she preceded him in death on April 30, 2012.
    Among survivors are one grandson, Brett (Jamie) Melching of Monroe; one granddaughter, Tori Melching of Bluffton; one great-grandson, Trace Melching; and a sister, Nina Meyer of North Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Carol S. Thieme

October 13, 2014

    Carol S. Thieme, 70, Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at DuPont Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Ionia, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 9, 1944, the daughter of the late Martin and Ottilie (List) Succop. She married James R. Thieme on Dec. 27, 1971, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne; he survives

Caps-for-benches program takes off

October 13, 2014

    “We have kids who will tell their parents they don’t want to drink tap water any more. They want bottled water so they can add the caps to their collection.”
    Heidi Schoeneman from Kinder Haus day care in Berne has been having her young students participate in the “ABC Program,” offered by Green Tree Plastics in Evansville through the Adams County Solid Waste Management District.

SA students support breast cancer awareness during Senior Night

October 13, 2014

     Chandler Ingle, Justin Nussbaum and Cody Baker were dressed in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month Friday during Senior Night festivities at South Adams School.

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