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?Recycling Market Development Program, September 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
??    The Washington County Growth Partnership announced that a conference will be held on September 30, in Loogootee, IN for anyone interested developing a recycling business in Southern Indiana.  
    The conference, hosted by the Indiana Department of Environment Management, is designed to promote and assist
recycling in Indiana by focusing on economic development efforts targeted at businesses and projects involving
recycling.  
    This is achieved by providing grant and loan opportunities to financially assist businesses in the creation and continuous development of recycling markets throughout Indiana.
    The conference is open to any interested party but space is limited.
     To reserve a spot or receive additional information on the conference, contact Laura Albertson at (812) 295-4142
no later than Friday, September 26.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:14
 
?FC High School principal awarded administrator’s award PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:00
?The Educational Association (EdTA) and its student honorary division- the International Thespian Society (ITS)- named John Marsh, retired principal at Floyd Central High School, as a 2008 Administrator’s Award recipient. The award was presented on Friday, June 27 at the International Thespian Festival, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
    Marsh was nominated for this honor by Chris Bundy, director of Thespian troupe 1794 at Floyd Central High School.
    “As an educator, I am always challenged to be creative,” said Bundy. “John has not only encouraged that creativity, but backed it through the resources available to him. When he sees something that will provide a cultural benefit to our students and community, John is always at the forefront in providing support and encouragement for it.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 10:36
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?Board of Commissioners quiz contractors about bids for restoration work on county courthouse PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
?    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday afternoon, August 20, with all members present. The Commissioners unanimously approved the minutes of previous meetings and all claims.
    Judge Robert Bennett addressed the Commissioners and introduced representatives from two construction companies specializing in restoration of historic buildings.  Dennis Bolton of BJB Architectural Metal Services, Inc. and Tom Johnson of Keystone Restorations went into depth explaining to the Commissioners what their inspections revealed about damage to the bell tower of the courthouse and the recommended work to correct the problems.
    All three Commissioners examined the bids and asked probing questions regarding the differences and similarities contained in the two bids. In summary, both companies plan to remove the aged and damaged mortar from around the sandstone masonry of the bell tower and replace the mortar with new, yet historically accurate, mortar and waterproof the exterior of the tower.  The bid from Keystone Restorations included a step of applying urethane sealant to the mortar.  Differences also were noted in how each contractor would actually get up to the bell tower and do the work.  BJB stated that their procedure called for workers to rappel down from the open area above the clock face to do the work while Keystone plans to use a large crane/lift vehicle and work from buckets.  According to Commissioner Lana Sullivan, the difference in the two bids is in excess of $56,000, BJB being the lower bid.  The Commissioners asked for and received references from each contractor and plan to verify those as soon as possible.  Regardless of which contractor is awarded the contract, work is expected to begin during the first week of September and completed some four to six weeks later.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:09
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?Brian Farmer replaces Richard Lambert on WW School Board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
? ?    The West Washington School Board appointed Brain Farmer to replace the vacant position of Richard Lambert who resigned effective August 1 at their recent meeting held on Monday, August 18.
    The board interviewed four potential candidates for the vacant position, Virgil Phelps, Marvin (Butch) Jenks, Duane Rippy and Brian Farmer.
    “I care about the education of my children and I care about the community.” said Farmer.
    Farmer has a lot of interaction with children. He has been an active volunteer in the community.
    Farmer will serve out the remainder of Lambert’s term until June 30, 2009.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:12
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?Science classroom nearing completion at East Washington High School PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 00:00
???    The Science classrooms and lab are nearing completion at East Washington High School according to Ed Rivers with Tipperman Ritz Engineering at the recent East Washington School Board meeting held Tuesday, August 12.
    A tour of the science renovation was taken by the school board members and Rivers to show how the project is progressing.
    According to Rivers the classrooms will be usable by August 19 but the lab will not be completed by that day. The lab is expected to be completed a week later.
    A second payment of $90,450 will be sent to Temple Construction for the renovation
    “Tipperman and Temple Construction have done a good job with this renovation and have been good to work with,” said Superintendent Ammick.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2008 14:38
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