September 15th, 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Bellmont scored early and often in a lopsided victory over Garrett in non-conference varsity soccer play Tuesday night, 11-0
Nearly three minutes into the game, BHS forward Taylor Kennedy scored a goal with the assist coming from Megan Schueler. This combination connected once again four minutes later for the Squaws second goal for a 2-0 edge and four minutes later Schueler scored a goal of her own to increase the lead to 3-0.
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana judge has ruled that unopposed candidates can appear on a city’s election ballot despite a new state law omitting them from it.
A Wayne County judge granted an injunction Monday in a lawsuit filed by both major political parties, two unopposed candidates for Richmond elected offices and two voters, The Palladium-Item reported.
North Adams Board of Education Attorney Scott Ainsworth told board members at a meeting on Tuesday that he received a history lesson after researching a letter he recently received from the Indiana Department of Education. The education department is in the process of reviewing a petition filed by a group of local residents that would change the method of seating North Adams school board members from the current appointment process to a seven-member elected board.
A 17-year-old Decatur boy who pleaded guilty on September 2 to two counts of child molesting received a pair of concurrent 14-year prison sentences on Tuesday from Adams Circuit Court Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
Patrick M. Scott, who admitted engaging in sexual intercourse early this year with two 12-year-old girls, was handed the sentence. Two other molesting charges, one each involving the same girls, were dismissed.
Nancy L. Scherry, 82, of rural Decatur, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 11, 1929, in Culver, Indiana, to Rev. F.I. and Laura F. Braunschweiger Willmert.
She married Rolland F. Scherry on September 26, 1953, in Faith United Methodist Church at Fort Wayne; he survives. Nancy and Rolland were married by her father and brother.