Pot Grower Arrested in Harrison County PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00

    This past Tuesday evening, Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg arrested Anthony Chase Hardin, 19, pictured above, for growing marijuana at his residence located at 5050 Pumping Station Road in Elizabeth.
    Trooper Mike Bennett, who serves as the Sellersburg District’s Marijuana Eradication Coordinator, received information that marijuana was growing in and around the residence located at 5050 Pumping Station Rd in Elizabeth and was able to obtain a search warrant for the residence and property.
    After the search warrant was executed, 39 growing marijuana plants ranging from a few inches tall to two feet tall were located inside and outside of the home.
    Anthony Chase Hardin was arrested and charged with  Possession of Marijuana over 30 Grams with the Intent to Deliver, D Felony, Cultivating Marijuana over 30 grams, D Felony,  and  Possession of Paraphernalia, A Misdemeanor. Anthony Chase Hardin was incarcerated in the Harrison County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.
    The approximate street value of the confiscated Marijuana at maturity would be approximately $40,000 in
U. S. Currency. This investigation is continuing.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:24
 
Floyd Central, Providence finish 4th & 7th in state golf meet at Franklin PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central finished in 4th place in the 73rd Annual Indiana High School Boys Golf State Finals Wednesday (June 17), after sitting in 6th place after the first round of play on Tuesday (June 16). Providence (ranked 15th) finished in 7th place after the final round Wednesday, after sitting in 8th place after the first round Tuesday.
    The Highlanders had a total score for both days of 612, while providence had a two day score of 616.
    Both teams had the same scores for both rounds, with the Highlanders carding team scores of 306 and 306, and the Pioneers carding scores of 308 and 308.
    Going into the state meet, Floyd was ranked 19th and the 4th place finish as a team pleased Highlander coach Mike Cason.
    “We’re real happy with that,” said Cason. “Being ranked 19th in the state, and finishing 4th, that’s quite an accomplishment.”
    Cason thought that as the season started off, his team needed more experience, but was pleased with the way the team progressed over the year.
    Cason thought that the team started off slow in the first round, after a pouring rain at the beginning of the round, but thought that they played the back nine “really well.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:28
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Wellness Committee presents info to NH board PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The Wellness Committee at North Harrison had their annual meeting within a school board meeting Thursday when they presented the board with information on their activities from the past school year.
    Tonya Caffee is on the committee said, “We oversee and assist in projects that assist in the students being healthier.”
    One such project was to get cafeteria workers in the school corporation to offer two items with starches (such as corn and French fries) fewer times per month. Green beans instead of the corn would provide less starch when used.
    They also try to teach healthy eating choices in the classroom, in an effort to reduce obesity. It is what Caffee said were long term life choices.
    There was a program at the high school where fresh fruits and vegetables were made available to students and staff, and that has ended with the end of the 2008-09 school year, according to Caffee. The grant money for it ran out, according to Caffee.
    Another possibility is starting a Biggest Loser competition among the staff of the schools, and is a possibility in the spring of 2010.
    North Harrison Middle School teacher Ron Snyder wishes that physical education was more common at all grades in the corporation; he said when he was growing up in the early 1960s in upstate New York, PE was common in school on a daily basis.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:14
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Book rental fees set for grades K-6 at Lanesville PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The book rental fees at Lanesville for kindergarten through grade six were set by the Lanesville Board of School Trustees in their meeting Tuesday (June 9).
    The new fees were set as follows: kindergarten-$92.70, grade 1-$141.45, grade 2-$113.85, grade 3-$86.10, grade 4-$93.70, grade 5-$104.40, and grade 6-$95.00.
    In grade 3, the increases represent the addition of the use of a reading text, while any increases in other grades reflect an increase in the costs of consumable materials, and also new Social Studies textbooks. Any decreases reflect the omission of consumable materials.
    The board also approved various contracts for personnel needed in the June intercession.
    June intercession contracts were signed for Lisa Hammond, Bethany Miller, Erin Green, Jerry Geswein, Brian Book, and Robin Wolfe.
    Peer tutor pay for the intercession is still set at $5.00 per hour, where it has been since the intercessions have been held since the district went to the balanced calendar.
    The exact number of peer tutors has yet to be determined.
    The board also approved pay for bus drivers for the June intercession.
    In other business, the board:

- Approved of a donation of $50.00 to the elementary library, and a like $50.00 donation to the junior-senior high school library, from the Lanesville Heritage Committee.
- Approved a facility use request from the Boy Scouts of America, to use the cafeteria on August 5, 2009, for a parent meeting and sign up night.
- Approved a contract for Marsha Himmelhaver as elementary principal, and contracts for Janet Paige and Matt Kellems as principal and assistant principal (respectively) at the junior-senior high school.
- Approved longevity compensation for junior-senior high principal Janet Paige in the amount of $1,500.
- Approved Driver’s Ed contracts for Mikel Miller and Jerry Geswein.
- Appointed both Pam Johnson and Sandy Tyree as Title I paraprofessionals.
- Approved the resignation (retirement) of Melissa Jackson as junior-senior high counselor.
- Hired Rebecca Kluesmeier as cheer coach at the high school level.
- Hired Dale Snider as a math teacher for one period per day for the 2009-10 school year.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:15
 
Floyd Central falls in softball state semi finals, 5-1 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central’s softball season ended Friday evening, when the Highlanders (23-7-1) fell 5-1 to West Lafayette Harrison in the Class 4A state semi finals at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
    It was the most dramatic play in the offensive book that did it, too. West Lafayette Harrison’s Megan Mitchell hit one over the center field fence with the bases loaded, and the Highlanders were unable to muster any offense after that.
    “We were trying to get back to the top of the (batting) order,” said Floyd Central coach Joe Witten. The Highlanders had batters seven, eight, and nine come up in the last inning, and Witten said “we just couldn’t get another base runner. We dug such a big hole and ran out of outs.”
    Floyd Central hurt themselves with fielding errors throughout the contest.
    “We kicked the ball around and didn’t make routine plays,” said Witten, “but we still had a chance to win as poorly as (we) played.”
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:17
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