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Police officer hired, Bourbon’s police force at full strength

September 5, 2013

BOURBON — Bourbon’s Police Department is now at full strength with the hiring of its fifth full-time officer last Tuesday evening.
At its regular monthly meeting, the Town Council voted to hire Matthew Cottrill at a salary of $31,000. After interviewing four candidates, all of whom were well qualified, the Council chose Cottrill, who is a Police Academy graduate and has worked as an officer in the Michigan City department for three years.

Teacher contract in place at Triton

September 5, 2013

BOURBON — Positive interaction with the Triton Teachers Association was reported last Monday evening by Superintendent Donna Burroughs as the school board ratified a new personnel contract.
The agreement results in an increase for all employees, and was approved unanimously with one abstention due to conflict of interest.
The new contract:
• Removes items which cannot be contained in a contract due to changes in the law;
• Sets a new salary schedule with an increase for everyone;
• Adjusts the substitute teacher daily rate from $60 to $65;
• Adds vision insurance;

Triton SummerFest serves up fun

August 25, 2013

BOURBON — It would not be summer without small-town festivals of every shape and size. Such was the case this weekend as Bourbon, Etna Green, and Tippecanoe celebrated their 27th Triton SummerFest. The festival began in 1986, and continues to this day as a stanchion of Midwest America.

Smithsonian, pork chops intersect in parade marshals

August 7, 2013

BOURBON — Off-the-wall riddle of the day: “What do the Smithsonian Institution and a pork chop have in common?” Off-the-wall answer: “Larry and Sharon Lemler — grand marshals of the 2013 Bourbon SummerFest parade.”
Meat processing and museum-making have been the passions of this very interesting couple for the last 54 years, making them ideal candidates for the honor to be bestowed on them Saturday, Aug. 10, as the small town festival begins.
“Hard work,” said Sharon, when asked what characterized the Lemler legacy.

Poultry Grand Champion’s efforts a family affair

August 7, 2013

ARGOS — It’s a family tradition.
You could call the Lemlers from Bourbon a real 4-H Family. Breanna — a 2013 grad of Triton along with siblings Bethany, 22, and Blake, 20 — were all successful veterans of the meat Poultry divisions of the Marshall County Fair. Fellow 4-H vet — father Tim Lemler — is the Poultry Superintendent.
One family 4-H goal — win grand champion in all four poultry divisions. With Breanna, that goal has finally come true.

Hard work on the playground

August 7, 2013

BOURBON — “It was a hot time in the old town tonight” last Saturday morning as administrators, teachers, parents, community volunteers, and students perspired together constructing the new modular playground unit at Triton Elementary School.
A total of 62 people turned out to complete the project in five hours or so. A “community build” is what this effort is called by Rich Sinclair, owner of Sinclair Recreation, the Indiana and Michigan manufacturer’s representative for Game Time Equipment, Inc.

Six reserves take oath to serve

August 4, 2013

BOURBON — It was both festive and serious Tuesday night as new reserve officers for the Bourbon Police Department were sworn in.
Family members were present as well as the Town Council members and well-wishers, honoring the new officers for their commitment and willingness to serve.
Bourbon police reserves are all volunteers with full-time jobs elsewhere. While their commitment to serve Bourbon in their free time is commendable, residents may not fully understand the elaborate interviewing and training process these recruits go through before they are ever seen in uniform.

Athletic policy change prompts heated exchange

August 4, 2013

BOURBON — Controversy flared as the Triton School Board met in regular session Monday evening. Two varsity coaches — Steve McBride, softball and Jack Carpenter, golf — expressed their opposition to the new athletic handbook policies approved at the June 10 school board meeting.
Their objections centered on the Board’s decision to apply the new rules, drafted and presented by Athletic Director Mason McIntyre, to three student athletes who are currently under sanctions from this year under the former policies.

Bourbon High School Alumni Association holds 118th meeting

July 23, 2013

BOURBON — The 118th meeting of the Bourbon High School Alumni Association was held in the Matchett Senior Center on Saturday, May 18 with 137 members and guests present. Greeters for the evening were Steve and Pat Shively, Patricia Severns Stewart; the hostess was Linda Grosvenor Metheny, and the prayer was given by Joe Sharpe, all from the class of 1963 which was the 50-year class.
The meal was prepared by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and served by the Young Adults Class from the Pentecostal Church.

Bourbon Police Dept. completes Click It or Ticket mobilization

July 9, 2013

BOURBON — After a 17-day police mobilization, the 2013 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign in the Bourbon area came to an end earlier this month as the Bourbon Police announced that 13 seat belt tickets, and child restraint citations were issued during the annual Memorial Day effort.

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