March 11th, 2011
A few weeks back, the IHSAA came out with their realignment package for the next two years, and there were some disturbing numbers.
Tops on the list is 801, the number of students that attend Bellmont High School. That number continues to drop, with no end in sight.
Should Adams Central School have a multi-purpose fieldhouse?
That question will be discussed by a committee selected by AC graduate, teacher, and football coach Michael Mosser, with at least one school board member volunteering to serve: John Sipe, president of the board.
The theater at Bellmont High School has been named in honor of the man who helped design it and was instrumental in the development of stage productions in the community and at the school some 40 years ago.
The North Adams school board on Tuesday approved the recommendation of a group of performing arts supporters to re-name the Bellmont Theater the Erekson Memorial Theater in honor of the late Reid Erekson and his wife, Evelyn.
Peggy L. Brobst, 51, of Decatur, a former resident of Edgerton, Ohio, for about 20 years, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
She was born in Decatur on April 13, 1959, to Robert and Hillis Williams Sudduth, who live in Angola.
She married Jim A. Brobst on July 31, 1976 in Decatur; he also survives.
She was a homemaker.
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.
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)
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.
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, 51, of Decatur, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
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.