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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.

Triton receives grant to fund K-2 summer school

January 18, 2012

BOURBON — Triton Elementary School principal Jeremy Riffle announced at the school board meeting Monday evening that the school had received an early literacy grant from the Department of Education in the amount of $43,000.
“These funds will be used to help ‘at risk’ kindergarten through second grade students by paying for supplies and teacher’s salaries (for summer school),” said Riffle in an interview later.

Triton grad recognized

January 18, 2012

BOURBON — Zak Hoffer, of Bourbon, is a fairly average 21-year-old. A fan of classic rock music, he enjoys playing his guitar, spending time with his family, and bowling. But what’s not so average is Zak’s past. When Zak was 10 years old, he was hit by a car while out riding his bike, landing him in the hospital for three months and causing permanent brain injuries.
“We didn’t think that he would have a future,” said Zak’s mother, Patty Hoffer-Steele. “When we left the hospital the psychologist told us he would never have a normal conversation again.”

Triton superintendent Carl Hilling resigns

January 10, 2012

BOURBON — Triton School Corporation superintendent Carl Hilling announced his resignation at a regularly scheduled school board meeting Monday evening. He will continue his duties as superintendent until the end of the 2011-12 school year.
“It’s been a good four years,” said Hilling, “but I have a wife who needs me in Michigan.”

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