?WWES exceeds ISTEP requirements PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
????    At the recent West Washington School Board meeting Principal Tom Rosenbaum reported to the Board that West Washington Elementary had passed and exceeded the ISTEP requirements by scoring 78.9 percent.
    Rosenbaum stated that this score has reflected consistent improvements in scores since the 2005-06 school year.
    WW High School Principal Stroud reported that the Junior/Senior High had taken the test one week late and that the state had lost some of the tests giving them an “undetermined.”
    “It is very difficult for us to know exactly how we did and ISTEP is over and the state will be going to a new assessment format for next year.” stated Stroud
    All board members accepted the recommendation by Superintendent Jackson to a two year extension for Principal Rosenbaum which will extend his contract thru June 2011.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:55
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?Police standoff ends with tragedy PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
????  ?    According to information received from Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs a call was placed to a suicide hotline. The call was taken by Officer Eric Mills around 4:43 p.m. on Friday, December 12, from a distraught subject.
    The subject, Robert Brewer stated he was on Colony Drive. Officer Mills with the Salem Police Department then went to the residence to find the subject not there. He  then asked the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to provide a welfare check to Brewer’s home address on Christmas Tree Road in the Northern part of the county.
    According to Combs, Deputy Jimmy Strange and Reserve Deputy Steve Payne went to the residence at approximately 6:12 p.m. and communicated with Brewer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:57
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?2009 Salem Speedway season tickets now selling PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
    ?Salem Speedway season tickets are currently selling for the 2009 racing season.  Priced at just $175 for non-reserved and $250 for reserved seating, Salem Speedway season tickets make great gifts for those race fans on your Christmas list.
    Season tickets are good for admission to all 2009 motorsports events on the high banks, including ARCA, USAC, ASA and the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League activities.  Salem Speedway season tickets offer substantial savings over single race ticket purchases. As an added bonus, now through Christmas, race fans will receive a free Salem Speedway license plate with season ticket order.  This heavy duty license plate, featuring the Salem Speedway logo in silver on a black background, looks great on any vehicle.  This free offer is for a limited time only.  
    To order season tickets or for more information call 812-883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.  Most major credit cards are accepted.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:59
 
?County Council meets for final time in 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
??    The Washington County Council met for the final time this year on Monday, December 1; all members were present.  The minutes of previous meetings and all claims were approved unanimously.
    Nancy Lambring of the Department of Child Services (DCS) addressed the Council giving an update on expected expenses and revenues for her department through the remainder of 2008.  Under the new “circuit breaker” property tax plan, funding for DCS will revert to the State of Indiana as of January 1, 2009.  However, DCS expenses and revenues through the end of the current year will not be completely calculated for 60-90 days after the first of the year according to Lambring.  
    She estimated total expenses for the remainder of 2008 coming due in 2009 are in excess of $76,000.  Furthermore, it is expected that some of that amount will be reimbursed by the state and federal governments.
     Lambring was uncertain as to what the reimbursements would be.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 11:05
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?Commissioners receive bids for highway department materials PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, December 3; all members were present.  The Commissioners unanimously approved the minutes of previous meetings, all claims and payroll.
    According to Board President, Lana Sullivan, the number of bids for materials ranging from gasoline to culvert pipe and gravel this year exceeded anything she can remember.  
    Commissioners Mike Goering and Byron Green agreed with Sullivan.
    After County Attorney, Tom Scifres, read the bids for nearly an hour, the Commissioners agreed to take the bids under advisement and asked Highway Superintendent, Rick Graves to review the bid specifications and make a recommendation to the Board.  
    The bids will be awarded at the December 17 Commissioners meeting.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 11:07
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