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Bourbon patrolman’s resignation prompts Town Council discussion

April 19, 2013

BOURBON — Personnel matters were on the agenda last Tuesday night as the Bourbon Town Council met in regular session.
The Council accepted the resignation of police patrolman Ben McIntyre, who is moving to the Plymouth Police Department. Discussion ensued about his replacement and whether to hire a full-time officer or retain a four-person force and supplement with part-time officers. The issues involve budgeting for benefits on the one hand and scheduling complications on the other. The matter was tabled to be taken under advisement.

Two teaching positions cut

April 19, 2013

BOURBON — The Triton School Board took definitive action to solve the budget shortfall at its regular meeting Monday night. As a result, two full-time teaching positions will be eliminated this fall.
Superintendent Donna Burroughs, presenting the report of the Finance Committee, which also reflected her own recommendations, detailed four main actions which were approved unanimously by the five-member board.
According to Burroughs, though, no teachers will actually be cut.

BPL celebrating National Library Week April 14-19

April 12, 2013

BOURBON — The Bourbon Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering a weeklong book sale ($1 for one bag), daily drawings for kids, a family movie night Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m., a special story time for preschoolers from 2-2:45 p.m. with local EMS and K9 units, and a family game day Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (bring your own board/card game or play one that the library already has).

Clause from 1892 causing issues for church interested in selling property

April 4, 2013

BOURBON — A local church is looking at selling property it uses infrequently to an individual wanting to open a wedding chapel in Bourbon.
Brent Leichty, pastor of New Wine Church in Bourbon, visited the Marshall County commissioners meeting Monday to ask them how to proceed in a somewhat unusual situation.
The deed for the parcel that the church sits on includes wording that indicates the property must be used for “church purposes only.” If the property is used for anything other than church purposes, its ownership will revert to Marshall County.

Triton STARS immersed in colonial America

April 2, 2013

BOURBON — “Total immersion in a bygone culture is a good way to learn to read.” So says Mrs. Susie Mullin, who teaches fifth grade STARS at Triton Elementary School. As the teacher responsible for the social studies area, she uses the immersion technique to create a vital interest in reading.

Triton earns highest graduation rate in the county

March 27, 2013

BOURBON — The numbers are in, and Triton Jr./Sr. High School boasts the highest 2012 graduation rate of all Marshall County school corporations. The report from the Indiana Department of Education, the latest available, was released last week.

Bourbon Public Library adds Chromebook to meet needs

March 15, 2013

BOURBON — Comfort and ease of use are the goals as the Bourbon Public Library re-evaluates its role and methods.
Director Heather Barron said: “The library is changing to keep up with the needs of its patrons. We already have 10 computer stations in place for public use, several of which offer Microsoft Office and printing capabilities.”
These stations are desktop units located on library tables. Usage on these stations is high.

Hoosier Boys/Girls State delegates

March 5, 2013

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Hoosier Boys State representatives for Triton High School are, standing from left, delegates Jeff Martin and Bryce Wanemacher with alternates James Eyrich and Ben Perkins; Hoosier Girls State delegates are, sitting from left, Nichaela Rock and Allie Kann with alternates Kayleigh Craig and Ashley Borg.

50 students make up Triton’s largest Destination ImagiNation group ever

February 20, 2013

BOURBON — This weekend you have the opportunity to see a preview of Triton students’ Destination ImagiNation challenges before the March 9 regional competition.
“The kids are pretty much going to run through what they will do at the regional tournament,” said Lisa Eiser, DI coordinator at Triton Schools. “So many people don’t understand Destination ImagiNation…we hope that by letting the public see what we do, they will understand it more.”

Miss Valentine crowned

February 20, 2013

BOURBON — The weather was cold and snowy outside while the Matchett Center in Bourbon was full of laughter with 75 girls and their dads. Their evening was filled with dancing to the music provided by D.J. Greg Craft. Everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship.
Miss Valentine for 2013 was drawn by 2012 Miss Valentine Kiersten Gagnon.
Miss Valentine for 2013 is Cadence Shepherd, daughter of Cyrus Arrowwood and Rachel Shepherd.
Cadence is a first-grader at Triton Elementary; her teacher is Miss Wise.
Miss Valentine will be in the Triton Community Summerfest and Blueberry Festival parades.

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