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Shelter Insurance Foundation and Kyle Whiteman sponsor local high school scholarship

February 5, 2014

WARSAW — This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Triton Jr./Sr. High School. Shelter Agent Kyle Whiteman, a Bourbon resident and Triton graduate, sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

Council asked to be part of gym restoration effort

January 27, 2014

BOURBON — New plans for the old Bourbon High School gym were presented to the Bourbon Town Council last Tuesday evening by Donna Burroughs, superintendent of Triton Schools.
The 1928 structure is the only remaining vestige of the former Bourbon High School, and is located on school corporation property adjacent to Triton Elementary School.

Triton School Board holds work session on ‘Old Gym’

January 23, 2014

BOURBON — How long do you keep an old building in use? The answer is: It depends.
It depends upon what condition the building is in, what the sentimental value of the structure is, what it will cost to maintain the building, and for what current use it is intended.
The “Old Gym” — formerly the Bourbon High School gym — is one such historical building with a long history as Bourbon, and then Triton. Students played basketball, took physical education classes, attended assemblies, and engaged in many other school events there.

THS hosting financial aid night Jan. 15

January 9, 2014

BOURBON — Triton High School is hosting a financial aid night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the high school library.
This program will provide financial aid information to high school seniors and their parents, or anyone else in the community who plans to attend a post-secondary institution during the 2014-15 school year.

Triton project reaches out to Bourbon-area families

January 3, 2014

BOURBON — The economy may be improving, but life is still not easy for some families. A parent may have lost a job. There may not be sufficient income to support the size of the family. Any number of circumstances may make life temporarily difficult. Add to that the stress of getting through Christmas while providing extra food and trying to buy presents for all the kids, and you have a recipe for frustration and depression.

School improvement plans implemented at Triton

January 2, 2014

BOURBON — Triton School Corporation school board members found out what is in the improvement plan for the elementary and middle schools at the meeting Tuesday night.
There, formal presentations were made by the elementary and secondary School Improvement Committees, which had just completed their work.
Far from being a “mission statement” placed in a binder and put on a shelf to gather dust, the Strategic Planning Committee report from last school year was visibly present, with concrete action steps outlined by the Improvement Committees.

A heart and hearth warming gift

December 12, 2013

PLYMOUTH/BOURBON — Christmas is almost upon us, but now is the time to be thankful for a major unexpected gift.
No, it is not a new car or the latest Wii game. It is a brand new, completely installed, Bryant furnace. And, it is free!
We all struggle at times. Dan and Paige Berger, who live in Bourbon, had their plate full working multiple jobs and raising four children, three of whom still live in their home. She works at the American Legion hall in Bourbon, while he is employed at Precision Paint in Bremen.

Building’s fate stirs controversy in Bourbon

November 30, 2013

BOURBON — “A hot time in the old town tonight” ensued Tuesday evening at the Bourbon Town Council meeting as building owner Mark Smith disagreed with Council members over the disposition of the former Bourbon News Mirror building on Main Street.
Smith, representing Bell-Comet LLC, a holding company owning the building, was accompanied by his attorney from Indianapolis, Nathan Vining.

Triton looking to add science/math teacher next school year

November 21, 2013

BOURBON — The YouTube video “Tribute to Troops” opened the Triton School Board meeting last Monday as Superintendent Donna Burroughs, whose husband served for four years in the Coast Guard, led the Board in honoring military veterans on Veterans Day.
Burroughs announced that a new science/math teacher will be hired for next year because of increasing graduation requirements and the need to prepare students for graduation. The new hiring process implemented this year will be in effect, and resulted in well-qualified and well-received hires this year.

Bourbon Halloween winners announced

November 21, 2013

BOURBON — The annual Bourbon Halloween party was held Friday, Nov. 1 at the Bourbon Park. The event is sponsored by the town of Bourbon along with the Bourbon Lions Club.
The winners for this year’s event were as follows:
Jack o’lantern contest: 1. Jenna Swihart, 2. Caitlin Quance, 3. Kelsey Hamilton
Vampires: 1. Claudia Reichert, 2. Chase Howell, 3. Austin Kanczucewsk
Monsters: 1. Evan Amor, 2. D’angelo Shumpert, 3. Kendall Newell and Hailee Eigsti
Witches and warlocks: 1. Breanna Campbell, 2. Sydney Smith, 3. Gretta Statler

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