Lanesville baseball diamond nearing completion of renovations PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville High School baseball diamond is nearing the end of a series of renovations and improvements, and should be able to host home games soon, the Lanesville Board of School Trustees learned recently.
    The most noticeable improvement to the facility is the addition of lights. The Indiana high School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has recently passed a regulation requiring any school hosting a baseball sectional in any of the four classes to have lights for night games.
    In addition to the new lights, better drainage, new sodding, and new foul poles have been added to the facility.
    Lanesville interim Supt. Sam Gardner said last week that “we hope to play on (the field) in the next week or two.”
    The project has obviously extended well into the month of May, while the high school baseball season starts roughly at the beginning of April.
    “It was a major ‘to do’”. said Supt. Gardner.
    In another matter also related to the facilities of the school, Darrin Duncan represented the Harrison County Storm Water and Sewer District and requested the board approve a demonstration project regarding runoff rain water from the parking lot in front of the high school.
    Gardner said that Lanesville Schools are in the Indian Creek Watershed Area, and in fact the creek runs next to the south side of the school property.
    The project will be to try to prevent erosion, and to test runoff water for pollutants.
    The board didn’t formally sign a contract, but did approve a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to the project.
    In other business, the board:

Revised the 2009-10 school calendar, because the Indiana General Assembly decided to disallow half days for either professional development or parent-teacher conferences.

Adopted textbooks for social studies (both elementary and junior-senior high).

Read an initial draft on a revision to the corporation’s Transportation Policy.

Accepted a $60.00 donation from the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation board to the FFA for a scholarship to pay Envirothon entry fees

Accepted a donation of $8,000.00 for a boot camp, from the Harrison County Community Foundation.

Approved a facility use request for use of the parking lot and high school entry way for a Harrison County Health Department Rabies Clinic on May 7, 2009.

Hired Rebecca Klusmeier as a math instructor at the junior-senior high school. She grew up in the general area, and is currently living in Georgia with her husband, who is in the military. She was one of 13 applications, all “top quality”, according to Gardner.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 09:02
 
Borden Youth League to begin high school youth football program PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
    The Borden youth league is starting their third year as Borden youth football .
    They have five divisions: flag- ages 6 and 7, peewee- ages 8 and 9, juniors- ages 10 and 11 and seniors ages 12 and 13 and cheerleaders.
    Now they are looking to add a high school youth league program . This program has nothing to do with Borden High School or the West Clark School Board. They are asking the kids from Borden grades 9?12 ages 14?18 who want to play football to call Borden youth league president Rick Cannon at 502?523?2665 before Sunday, May 10.
    Any high school kids interested in playing football this season will need to pay a $200 fee to play. The fee includes insurance and your own jersey with your name on the back plus referee fees and some of the cost of the all new equipment. The league needs at least 25 kids to play.
    All kids will get equal playing time.
    Also the league is taking applications for all football coaching positions and are preparing to start all league division sign ups. Kids who want to play but can not afford to play can get someone or a company to sponsor them. The league has those forms available. All kids this year will  participate in the  Borden Youth League Braves With Drug Free Smoke Signals prevention and education program .  
    They are also looking for league sponsors. If you are interested you may also can call league president Rick Cannon at 502?523?2665.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 09:03
 
Floyd Central, North Harrison score well in Floyd's boys' track invite PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    Several athletes from both Floyd Central and North Harrison finished in the top three spots of their events at Friday’s Floyd Central Track Invitational, and the high finishes helped the two schools to high team finishes as well.
    Jeffersonville won the meet with 133 points, and Trinity was second with 112 points. In third was host Floyd Central (77), with North Harrison (63) in fourth place. The remainder of the schools was: 5. New Albany 51, 6. Corydon 30, 7. Jennings County 19, 8. Borden 11.
    Logan Eberle (FC) came in first in the 400 meter dash, with a time of 50.74. His team mate Ryan Lowery won the 300 low hurdles with a time of 40.58, and also placed first in the 110 high hurdles (14.95).
    The North Harrison athletes had four first place finishes. Alan Austin won the discus throw (150’4”), Jared Richards was the tops in the high jump (6’2”), and Tyler Byrne was the winner in the 3200 run (9:56), as well as winning the 1600 run (4:26).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:55
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Lady Cats score perfect “25” in winning Harrison County Girls’ Tennis crown PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    The North Harrison Girls’ Tennis Team won their 15th consecutive title in the Harrison County Girls’ Tennis Tournament Saturday at the Lanesville courts.
    They won all five individual spots for a perfect score of 25. The host Lanesville squad amassed a score of 11, and Corydon and South Central scored 5 and 4 points respectively, for 3rd and 4th places.
    Despite what looked like dominance by North Harrison, several of the finals matches went to a 3rd set, and North Harrison coach Sheri Shroyer was very happy with the extra effort of her team.
    “We were down in a couple of finals,” said Shroyer. “As far as their effort, and their believing in themselves, they persevered and came back.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:56
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Dream of Meeting Martina McBride is Granted to Pekin resident PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    Local resident, Lavina, of Pekin gets a surprise dream granted by the Granting Dreams Foundation. It started as a request submitted from a friend, Kim, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee and had heard about Granting Dreams. Several weeks later, Kim learned that her friend Lavina, age 56, who has cancer, would be going to Nashville to realize a long held dream of meeting Martina McBride.
    Relatives of Lavina, Mr. and Mrs. Schroder, would be the ones to drive her to Nashville and had told Lavina that they were going to take a short overnight trip to get her out of the house. They all arrived in Nashville on Friday and were guests of the luxurious Hyatt Place Hotel. That evening they were treated to a wonderful dinner at the Caney Fork Fish Camp restaurant where they were serenaded by the restaurant's band. Lavina thought this was all wonderful, but it was only then that Lavina was let in on the real surprise that would take place on Saturday. She was informed that they would be going to the Grand Ole Opry where she would be given a back-stage tour and tickets to the concert staring Martina McBride. After her performance, they would be escorted back stage where Lavina would be able to meet and talk to Martina. She stated that she was so happy and excited that she could not hold back the tears of joy. When backstage, Lavina said to Martina: “The family enjoys putting on your music and my granddaughter, LaKota and I sing along on a microphone while my husband, Jimmy, plays the drums and my son-in-law, Dennis, plays the guitar.” Martina posed for some photos and autographs and Lavina stated that she was so personable and down to earth - just a real nice person.
    Lavina, family and friends are all thankful to the Granting Dreams Founation for helping bring Lavina's dream to reality and for helping those in this age group that have no where else to turn.
    Granting Dreams Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants dreams to those 19 and older who have a life-threatening medical condition. To learn more, or to see how you can get involved, visit the Granting Dreams website at www.grantingdreams.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:59
 
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