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September 16th, 2011

NAdams changes plentiful

September 16, 2011

    The North Adams school board approved a voluminous list of personnel comings and goings at its meeting on Tuesday, ranging from the resignation of an elementary school teacher to the filling of several after-school program positions and athletic appointments.
    One position with the Healthy Families of Adams County program was eliminated because of a reduction in state grant funding, forcing the board to approve the Reduction in Force dismissal of Angela Shively.

Five accused of skimming bingo funds

September 16, 2011

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Five people are accused of skimming about $1 million from charity bingo games at an American Legion post near Fort Wayne.
    The Journal Gazette reports that Allen County court records show that an Indiana Gaming Commission investigator believes that at least $988,000 was illegally taken from the games at American Legion Post 330 in New Haven and used to pay people who were supposed to be volunteers.

Three-day Fall Festival kicks off this evening

September 16, 2011

    The sixth annual St. Mary's Fall Fest, a fundraiser for St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur, opens a three-day run today.
    Activities will be held on Fourth St. beside the church and school, between Madison and Monroe Sts.. Following is the schedule of events:
    
Friday
    6-10 p.m.—Preview of items to be sold at a silent auction. You must be at least 21 to enter.

Clifford L. Hirschy

September 16, 2011

    Clifford Lee Hirschy, 77, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011, in Granbury, Texas.
    A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Cross Community Church, 315 W. Main St., Berne.
    Mr. Hirschy was born on February 15, 1934, in Decatur to Amos and Rosalene Marsh Hirschy.
    He married Vera Wogenstein on July 21, 1979, in Fort Wayne.
    He was an engineer and a tool-and-die maker in the aerospace industry.

Irene J. Lloyd

September 16, 2011

    Irene J. Lloyd, 60, of Decatur, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

September 15th

BHS takes rain-shortened event

September 15, 2011

    Rain washed out the number two singles match in the Bellmont-South Adams tennis encounter Wednesday evening at the BHS courts but the Braves prevailed in three of the other four matches for a non-conference victory over the Starfires.
    In a battle of number one players, Bellmont's Payton Selking continued his strong season with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Alex Huber while in the other singles match at number three, Mark Muselman got the only South Adams point with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Evan Selking.

Moves planned to save wear on NAdams buses

September 15, 2011

    In an effort to more evenly distribute the wear on fleet buses, North Adams Schools Director of Transportation, Facilities and Grounds Larry Carty told the schools' board of education on Tuesday that a plan has been developed to shift some of the vehicles between routes.

Refinancing to save $171,300

September 15, 2011

    To take advantage of currently low interest rates, the Adams Central School Board voted 7-0 at its September meeting to refinance the remainder of the bond issue that came with the construction of an elementary school addition in the early 2000s.
    By refinancing, AC will save almost $179,000, according to a report presented at the meeting by Damian Maggos of City Securities of Indianapolis, an AC fiscal advisor for a number of years.

Hospital radiology gets first nuclear medicine approval

September 15, 2011

    Adams Memorial Hospital's radiology department has completed the process for obtaining a three-year accreditation in nuclear medicine from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
    A hospital news release said this is the first time the hospital has received accreditation for nuclear medicine, which is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material administered to patients to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

Janice E. Mackey

September 15, 2011

    Janice E. Mackey, 70, of Geneva, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born to Eugene T. and Thadora Alberson Smith.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Twila S. Mackey of Geneva, and two sons, Lionel R. Mackey of Charleston, South Carolina, and James E. Mackey of Muncie.
    There will be no funeral.
    The announcement was made by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

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