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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

Choir, band contribute to Triton’s fall concert

November 11, 2013

BOURBON — “Earthy” images dominated the fall concert last Tuesday night at the Triton Performing Arts Center. Peter J. Foster, director of bands and choirs, led his four performing units through an evening of varied music organized along the theme of “Earth Voices.”

Triton test scores above state level

October 31, 2013

BOURBON — Reporting on the recent ISTEP results, Superintendent Donna Burroughs reported to the Triton School Board that on the I Read 3 test results, Triton third-graders achieved a 97 percent passing rate, while the state average for third-graders is 91 percent.
Christine Cook, data assessment coordinator, reported that “In the past, state tests were something done to us. Now, we are more and more in the driver’s seat.”

Junior Miss marks 50 years at Triton

October 31, 2013

BOURBON — Fifty years is a long time, whether in marriage or in a job. It is especially rewarding in the case of the Triton Junior Miss Pageant, which has continued its long-standing tradition with its 50th show last Saturday night.
While the state organization has changed its name to the Distinguished Young Woman Pageant, Triton has elected to remain “Junior Miss” because that is what the Triton community is used to.

Storm water rates rising to pay bond, offset costs

October 30, 2013

BOURBON — Storm water ERU rates were on the table at the Bourbon Town Council meeting last Tuesday evening. Eric Walsh and Tom Blake from H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, CPAs from Mishawaka, were on hand to explain in detail their requested analysis of the current rate structure.

To frame or not to frame

October 30, 2013

BOURBON — “To frame or not to frame — that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler….” When Shakespeare wrote these words centuries ago, surely he was anticipating the professional artistic skill of Robin Racolta, owner of Robin’s Nest in Bourbon. Although located in a small town, the frame shop has a regional reputation and is patronized by both individuals and large corporations.
“I love what I do,” said Racolta. “I wake up every morning and am excited to get started. Sometimes I go to the shop in the wee hours because of a particularly interesting project.”

Triton Schools’ enrollment up

October 30, 2013

BOURBON — “Triton is the best kept secret in Marshall County,” said superintendent Donna Burroughs at the Triton School Board meeting Monday evening, “and now the secret is out!” she concluded.

Law and order at Triton High

October 30, 2013

BOURBON — The popular cop show Criminal Minds has nothing on Triton High School students as they put their own minds to solving crimes and gathering evidence. The occasion is the new dual credit Criminal Justice offering at Triton this year. Receiving both high school credit and nine semester hours (three courses) at Vincennes University, the students will have a good introduction to the field of criminal law and law enforcement by the end of this school year.

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