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APLS-Decatur decorate eggs

April 16, 2014

Officials at Adams Public Library-Decatur continued an egg-decorating tradition Monday evening. Myla Ellenberger got a hand from grandma Karen Carroll as they decorated their assortment of eggs to be hung on an egg tree.

Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

City lends support to downtown jail

April 16, 2014

    Locating a new jail and court building downtown may not be ideal in all ways, but its a far better option than constructing it out of town, Decatur City Councilman Cam Collier said Tuesday in lending the city’s support to the decision by county officials to place the building on First Street.
    County officials have not announced any specific location, but speculation holds that it will be a block or two south of Monroe Street.

Hop on out to these egg hunt events

April 16, 2014

DECATUR
The annual Decatur Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by WZBD radio, will be held at noon Saturday at Riverside Center.

GENEVA
Limberlost State Historic Site will sponsor an egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the baseball diamond in Geneva. Guests may also arrive early and enjoy seeing critters such as bunnies, Silkie chickens and guinea pigs at a petting zoo provided by Roll Farms of Marion.

Lehman: Tax caps have hamstrung NA schools

April 15, 2014

    Superintendent Brent Lehman gave the annual State of the School address Monday during a Decatur Chamber of Commerce lunceon at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    “What makes North Adams such a great school district is the level of teamwork, and the relationships between parents, staff, administrators and students,” Lehman emphasized.

County attorney fires back at local jail site criticism

April 15, 2014

    Following the appearance of Vinnie’s Bar owner Chris Faurote last week before the Adams County Council to announce his displeasure with the proposed location of a new judicial center on 1st Street, Adams County Attorney Mark Burry offered a response on the part of the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday afternoon.

Business is booming at Smith Bros

April 15, 2014

    Business is booming for Smith Brothers of Berne, and controller Dave Burson went before city council Monday to request an approval of the annual tax abatement form CF-1 that states the company is in compliance with the terms of the abatement originally filed in 2005.

Skill-Link graduation

April 14, 2014

Students regcognized at celebration honoring the completion of the Skill-Link program last week at BHS included: Kurt Waugh, Smith Brothers of Berne; Jeremy Miller, Bluffton Motor Works; Aaron Voirol, FCC (Adams);  Eric Hirschy, Smith Brothers; Gary Paxson, Bluffton Motor Works;  Brock McPeek, Micromatic LLC; and Joe Cawel, All American Homes. A graduate not pictured was Anthony Tappy, Alexin. Skill-Link is a Northeast Indiana Works collaborative initiative that provides certification-based training of incumbent workers to elevate their skills.
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Good Friday as makeup school day?

April 14, 2014

  North Adams Community Schools will not hold classes in observance of Good Friday this year, but in future years the day could be used as a make-up day if another severe winter forces the cancellation of an excessive number of school days.
    Members of the North Adams school board expressed varying opinions at last week’s board meeting about Good Friday being a school-observed holiday. Many board members, as well as residents in attendance, were in favor of using the holiday as a make-up day.

SAFE carnival

April 14, 2014

Ethan Tumbleson enjoyed his cotton candy at the Serving All Families Everyday — or SAFE —  carnival Saturday at Riverside Center. The event drew a large crowd of youngsters who were treated to carnival games, prizes, cotton candy and popcorn.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

Geneva hands out annual awards

April 11, 2014

    The town of Geneva honored its own Thursday night, as the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Proud held their annual awards ceremony in the Community Room of the Geneva Town Hall.    

SA ponders staffing levels for 2014-15

April 11, 2014

    South Adams Superintendent of Schools Scott Litwiller directed the school board through a discussion of staffing for the 2014-15 school year during this week’s monthly meeting. He said staffing numbers are based on enrollment rates, student needs and declining general fund revenues.

‘Stellar’ talk draws big crowd

April 10, 2014

    More than 100 interested area residents packed Riverside Center Wednesday evening to hear an update on the city of Decatur’s application for a Stellar Communities grant.
    The city last month was selected as one of six finalists for the state program that allocates millions of dollars for selected Indiana towns and cities to revitalize their communities. Two recipients of the Stellar Communities designation will be announced later this summer.

AC board approves 3-hour delays

April 10, 2014

    With the harshest winter in recent history still visible in the rearview mirror, a three-hour delay has been approved for the remainder of the school year for Adams Central schools.

BHS principal seeks additional time for staff development

April 10, 2014

    Bellmont High School Principal Kim Harsh attended the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education meeting Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a weekly delayed start or early release at the high school next year.
  Harsh said teachers currently do not have the necessary time to come together, coordinate and collaborate. A delayed start, beginning once a week at 8:30 a.m., or an early release, letting students out at 2:30 p.m. once a week, would give the staff additional time Harsh feels is necessary to focus on professional development.

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