No School today (Tuesday) at Adair-Casey: Funeral for rural Exira boy


December 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No classes will be held today (Tuesday) in the Adair-Casey Community School District. School officials say instead, the staff and classmates of Austin Vais are being given the chance to say goodbye to the 12-year old, who died following a single-vehicle rollover accident last Thursday afternoon, east of Exira. Funeral services for Vais will be held at 1-p.m., in the Adair-Casey High School. Austin began attending the Adair-Casey Elementary School at the beginning of the school year.

Counselors were brought in Friday to talk with the students about their classmates’ death on Friday. The boy was not wearing a seat belt when he lost control of the 2003 Ford F-150 on a gravel road. Vais was ejected as it rolled over after sliding sidways.  Sheriff’s officials have said it appears the boy had taken the truck for a drive while his father was away from home.