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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.”

Bourbon Year in Review

January 4, 2012

January
• Bourbon Public Library began a new program called "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten," intended to promote reading for children ages birth through preschool. A book bag was given to each child who reached 1,000 books. Hannah Snyder, 4, was the first to reach that goal and receive her new book bag. She is the daughter of Jeff and Johna Snyder, Bourbon.
February

Father walks for PTSD, inspired by son's experiences

December 6, 2011

BOURBON — It was five years ago when John McClellan, of Fostoria, Ohio, promised his son Josh that he would do something to help him. Josh was struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of three Army tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Things were arising that just weren't Josh," explained John. "I told him that if he got help, I would do something."
When Josh's symptoms put him in the psychiatric ward of the hospital for a week last summer, John decided that it was time to make good on his promise.

Community support provides beginning for 'Kyle's Klass Fund'

December 6, 2011

BOURBON — It's been four months since a tragic go-kart accident took the life of 6-year-old Kyle Pugh. Recently, community members showed their support for Pugh's family during a unique turn of events—a fundraiser initially intended to raise just a few hundred dollars instead brought in more than $1,000.
"Kyle was an awesome guy," said Triton Elementary School principal Jeremy Riffle. "It's a small town and everybody comes together. Friends of the family knew it was for a good cause."

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