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March 13th, 2015

Friedt, Becker named All-state academic at banquet

March 13, 2015

At the annual Bellmont wrestling team dessert held earlier this week, Bellmont head wrestling coach Brent Faurote announced that squad members Carter Friedt and Joe Becker earned Academic All-State honors.
Becker, a senior who earned his way to semi-state this year, was named First Team Senior Academic All-State in wrestling, while Friedt was named Second Team Junior Academic All-State.

Lunch prices going up for NA students

March 13, 2015

    The cost of food continues to rise, and regulations set for school corporations as a result of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to fight childhood obesity by — in part — placing dietary restrictions on school lunch programs has made an already challenging job more difficult.

Happy Valley

March 13, 2015

    The Adams Central High School music department will stage the final two performances of “Happy Valley High” tonight and Saturday evening in the school cafetorium. The musical performance is set in the 1950s and full of hip hop songs and lots of laughs. Pictured above are cast members Jared Lehman, Jonah Tijerina, Koty Frauhiger, Blake Lewis, Noah Quinones and Leah Agler.


Squabbling over salaries

March 13, 2015

    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Chad Kukelhan, Clerk of Courts Jim Voglewede and Chief Probation Officer Rhonda McIntosh all appeared before the Adams County Council Tuesday morning to ask permission to break the county hiring freeze and replace employees who have left the county’s employment.

March 12th

Decatur’s ‘Spotlight’ expo set for Saturday

March 12, 2015

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spotlight showcase event will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Bellmont Middle School.
    The Spotlight business expo, which annually draws more than 2,000 visitors, according to the chamber, allows local businesses and organizations to promote and display their goods and services.
    A new Adams County Relay for Life breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., with serving to continue until 10 a.m.

Love is in the air

March 12, 2015

    Warmer temperatures, signaling the pending arrival of spring, apparently have awakened stirrings of courtship in this flock of wild turkeys, spotted Tuesday just north of Pleasant Mills.


What to do with Worthman Field?

March 12, 2015

    A little-known fact surfaced during the North Adams board of education meeting Tuesday evening when Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman informed the board the district still owns Worthman Field, located at the corner of 13th and Adams streets in Decatur.
    The question, Lehman said, was what to do with the land.

School closings and delays

March 12, 2015

     (6:59 a.m.) All three Adams County public school systems, St. Joseph Catholic and Wyneken Lutheran Memorial schools are operating on a 2 hour delay this morning due to fog. Also running on a 2 hour delay are Northern and Southern Wells schools, and Crestview Local, Parkway Local and Van Wert City in neighboring Ohio. Jay County is running on a 3 hour delay at this time. We will update this information as it becomes available.

March 11th

First set of bids for rural sewer higher than engineer’s estimate

March 11, 2015

    After more than five years of planning and negotiations, Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer collection system took a giant step toward reality on Tuesday with the opening of the first of two sets of construction bids for the project.
    The estimated $5 million sewer project is designed to serve approximately 270 rural customers from Monmouth and Roe Acres to Bobo and Pleasant Mills. 

North Adams BOE hears options for future renovations

March 11, 2015

    Renovations to the Bellmont high school-middle school campus may become a reality sooner rather than later if all goes according to plan.
    Superintendent of Schools Brent Lehman told the North Adams board of education in January that by 2020, all mortgages currently held by the district will be paid off, freeing funds for much-needed repairs.

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