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Delegates

March 15, 2012

Hoosier Boys and Girls State representatives from Triton High School are standing, from left, delegates D.J. Riffle and Trenton Cooper; Hoosier Girls State Delegate, Paige Ullery; and Boys State Alternate, Drew Mosson. Representatives must rank in the upper half of the junior class and are selected by the Triton faculty from a pool of students interested in participating. The Bourbon Post 424 sponsors the Boys State delegates while the American Legion Auxiliary of the Bourbon Post sponsors the Girls State delegates.

Team effort is focus for Triton DI students

March 6, 2012

BOURBON — This weekend, six teams of Triton students will travel to Kokomo for the regional Destination Imagination competition. They’ve been practicing, creating, and rehearsing all year, and it’s time for them to go up against more than 60 other teams in a contest that will explore their abilities at improvising, building, and multi-tasking. From first through 12th grade, the students know that their best effort can only come from group unity. When asked if they have a leader, the “E is the Only Vowel” team shakes their heads fervently, eyes widening at the thought.

Class of 2012

March 6, 2012

Photo by Alan Hall
The Triton Athletic Department honored its 2012 Hall of Fame inductees at halftime of Triton’s boys basketball game against Knox last Friday.

This year’s class, inducted during Saturday’s Hall of Fame banquet, are, from left, Jackie Alderfer, Terry Alderfer, Sam Davis, Justina Reichert Faulkner, Joel Berger, Max Trowbridge, and Steve Gochenour.

Town to consider taking fluoride out of water

February 21, 2012

BOURBON — Water/wastewater department head Mike Shoda came before the Bourbon Town Council Tuesday with the idea to stop adding fluoride to the town’s public water supply. According to Shoda, fluoride in water may not be actually necessary and taking it out could save the town about $2,000 per year. Shoda also mentioned that he had spoken with the water department head in Walkerton — a town which has already ceased the addition of fluoride to their water — about the issue.
“There’s no law that says we need fluoride in the water,” said Shoda.

Triton leadership students visit VA hospital

February 21, 2012

BOURBON — In a group of more than 40 teenagers, it’s rare to not see a single cell phone. But that’s exactly what happened during Triton High School’s recent trip to the Indianapolis VA Medical Center.
“We did not see one cell phone out while we were in the hospital,” said Geri Newman, Triton High School nurse and chaperone for the trip.
“Some of our kids never stop talking, and the ones that never stop talking here were at a loss for words there,” added Mason McIntyre, athletic director.

Farmers market in Bourbon’s future?

February 21, 2012

BOURBON — A planning committee has formed in Bourbon to bring about the first-ever farmers market. The market will be located in the old Dairy Queen parking lot at the corner of West Center and 3rd Streets. The lot is the property of the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church.
Mark Cottrill, a member of the planning committee and pastor of Bourbon UPC, said that he has heard several requests for a farmers market from residents in the past several years. The empty lot, he added, is the perfect location for access for town residents and vendors.

Miss Valentine 2012

February 19, 2012

Little Miss Valentine 2012 was Kiersten Gagnon, 6, daughter of Robin Sauer and Phillip Gagnon. She was awarded the honor as the result of a drawing at the conclusion of the annual Apple of My Eye Daddy-Daughter Dance held at Matchett Square in Bourbon. The event is a formal occasion directed by Kathryn Chapman Dreibelbis as a fundraiser for the upcoming Triton Summerfest and Miss Triton pageants. The young ladies enjoyed an evening of dancing, refreshments and spending time with their favorite male role models. The girls were each recognized and allowed to choose gifts.

2 caught after string of vehicle break-ins

February 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Andrew Benson, 19, of Plymouth and a juvenile from Plymouth were apprehended Thursday by Bourbon and Bremen police officers in the Bremen High School parking lot. The two had been breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of area high school for several weeks, taking items such as change, cell phones, stereo faceplates, and GPS systems.

King and Queen

February 9, 2012

The winners of Triton 2012 FBLA Winter Homecoming are Drew Fleagle (choir) and Tayler Fisher (NHS).

Triton Christmas Project a grand success

January 18, 2012

BOURBON — Giving is a special privilege of Christmas. This Christmas, the newly-formed Triton Christmas Project made giving very special for 48 area families. Deliveries of food baskets and gifts Dec. 17 made for an enjoyable Christmas.
The Marshall County Neighborhood Center has been formulating plans to expand its services in the county. While it has aggressively participated in the Christmas Coalition’s Christmas Project, the impact has been mainly in Plymouth. Residents of outlying communities who are experiencing hardship are reluctant or unable to drive to Plymouth for services.

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