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Purdue Extension hosts annual meeting

December 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Nov. 13 the Marshall County Purdue Extension Board held its annual meeting to highlight the successful programming and individuals involved in Marshall County Extension’s work.
The event was held at Pretty Lake Church and attended by 70 individuals, including speaker of the evening, Dr. Marcos Fernandez. He gave an extremely enlightening and educational presentation on the importance of agriculture and the future of individuals pursuing degrees in agricultural education.

Carpenter inks with Ball State golf

December 12, 2012

BOURBON — A year ago in the spring of 2011, then-Triton sophomore Quentyn Carpenter had a decision to make: Continue playing with the Trojans’ successful basketball team or get serious about his first love and quit the team to pursue golf full time.
It wasn’t an easy choice but Carpenter stood firm, and he was given a measure of vindication when he signed on with the Ball State’s men’s golf team recently.

Triton holds tech open house

December 12, 2012

BOURBON — “Slow and steady wins the race” might describe Triton School Corporation’s deliberate entry into contemporary instructional technology. Plans and progress were shared at a recent Tech Open House held at both the elementary and Jr./Sr. high school.

Town will launch holiday decorating contest

November 27, 2012

BOURBON — Cash prizes are to be had next month, as Bourbon residents will battle each other for the title of best-dressed home for the holidays.
Those interested in competing should fill out an application at the clerk’s office before Dec. 12. Town Attorney Mark Wagner will judge and prizes are: $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place.
Homes in Bourbon may be well decorated for the holidays, but Clerk Kim Berger reported in Tuesday’s town council meeting that she is having some issues with Christmas decorations downtown.

Exploding part in Bourbon fire truck could cost $10K to fix

November 27, 2012

BOURBON — A Bourbon fire truck had a pump explode at the scene of a fire in early November, according to fire chief Brandon Chapman.
“This truck is over 15 years old and we use it for everything,” said Chapman Wednesday.
He added that the department is now down to one engine and will need to call for backup from area departments in the case of a large fire.

Use of town tax number questioned

November 27, 2012

BOURBON — It was recently brought to the Bourbon Town Council’s attention that the local Little League group may be using the town’s tax ID number to purchase supplies for the new concession stand.
“That’s not the way it should be done,” said Town Attorney Mark Wagner during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.
It was noted later by Little League board president Bill Keyser that the Little League does not have its own tax ID number. Keyser said that he does not know if the group will attempt to get its own number.

Triton Strategic Planning Team completes work

November 27, 2012

BOURBON — “Weighing the cow doesn’t make it fatter. You have to feed the cow,” said Dr. Steve Benjamin’s father.
Benjamin, the facilitator for Triton School Corporation’s Strategic Planning Team, shared this memory from his father to indicate that writing a strategic plan is not an end in itself. You have to constantly use the plan to adjust expenditures, curriculum, and procedures, he indicated.

Oregon Trail brought to life in Bourbon

November 14, 2012

BOURBON — How to pick the noses of oxen and other fun facts were explained last Tuesday night in a presentation on the Oregon Trail by Randy Polston. The event, sponsored by the Bourbon Public Library, was held at the Matchett Center in Bourbon.

Triton to unveil new technology

November 5, 2012

BOURBON — Triton School Corporation recently spent about $1 million on new technology for the elementary and junior/senior high school. Superintendent Donna Burroughs said that teachers and administration are currently testing various devices — such as iPads, MacBooks, Kuno tablets, and PC laptops — to see which will work best for the school corporation’s upcoming move to 1:1 (a computer for every student).

Triton forms strategic planning committee

November 5, 2012

BOURBON — There is nothing like a challenge to spur enthusiastic action. So it is with the Triton School Corporation, which must deal with the loss of $250,000 in revenue this school year. The corporation is down 46 student enrollments, which accounts for the loss in state revenue.
As a result, new Superintendent Donna Burroughs has formed a Strategic Planning Committee to recommend action on the budget shortfall as well as position the school system for success over the next five years.

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