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March 10th, 2011

DBA registration at 'Spotlight' event

March 10, 2011

    Area baseball leagues are wrapping up registration for the coming season. The Decatur Baseball Association, which is still taking players for all six leagues, will sign up players at the 'Spotlight' activity Saturday at the Bellmont Middle School gym, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monmouth is taking players in the Mays Division (9-10) and in their new developmental league (5-6). Monroe registration has ended, and the Pleasant Mills registration will begin on Saturday.

AC play opens tonight

March 10, 2011

Clayton Lengerich portrays Ron Montague and Sarah Soldner plays Juliet Capulet as leads in the Adams Central school play, "Jitterbug Juliet," opening tonight at the school. Performances will be given at 7 tonight, Friday and Saturday. Some tickets — $5 for adults, $4 for students — will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. (Photo provided)

NA offers retirement incentives

March 10, 2011

    Teachers at North Adams Community Schools who are at or near retirement age have been offered a one-time incentive to cement their retirement plans.
    Superintendent Wylie Sirk reported to the board of education during its meeting Tuesday that federal stimulus funding has made possible the retirement incentive program, which will award a one-time payment of $15,000 to qualifying teachers who announce their retirement plans by April 1. The incentive payment will not affect other retirement benefits, Sirk said.

Court building subject of review

March 10, 2011

    What might downtown Decatur and near-downtown look like in a few years?
    It could appear quite a bit different, depending on what decisions are made regarding the location of Adams Superior Court and the county probation department.

Peggy L. Brobst

March 10, 2011

    Peggy L. Brobst, 51, of Decatur, died Tuesday at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

James A. Urick

March 10, 2011

    James A. Urick, 57, of Fort Wayne, died March 4 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Decatur on August 7, 1953, to Robert and Ethel Tumbleson Urick.
    His only survivor is a brother, George Urick of Decatur.
    A private family funeral service will be held later, with arrangements by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home of Decatur.

March 9th

Looking to a new jail

March 9, 2011

    It's only a matter of time before a new Adams County Jail will have to be built, since the current one is almost 31 years old and can hold only 60 inmates.
    At Tuesday's session of the county council, a discussion about building a new jail was held, with council president Randy Colclasure saying one idea that's been propounded is for a 250-bed jail.

NA board to be elected

March 9, 2011

    The long and drawn out saga surrounding how members of the North Adams school board are seated may finally be over. Board members voted on Tuesday evening to accept a citizens' petition that calls for board members to be elected, effectively replacing the school district's 40-year method of filling board seats by appointment.
    Barring an 11th-hour remonstrance from citizens who prefer to retain the appointment method of filling seats, board members will be elected, on a staggered basis, beginning in 2012.

Litwiller interim label is dropped

March 9, 2011

    Scott Litwiller will no longer be the acting superintendent of South Adams Schools.
    At their meeting on Tuesday, school board members (except for Steve Dobler, who was absent) unanimously approved Litwiller for a four-year contract as superintendent, effective July 1, 2011.

Robert D. Marquardt

March 9, 2011

    Robert D. Marquardt, 85, of rural Monroeville, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born on April 25, 1925, in Monroeville to Edward and Bertha Salway Marquardt.
    He married Opal P. Feasby on July 28, 1945, in Monroeville; she passed away on November 9, 1999.

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