?Greater Clark County Schools accepting Teacher of the Year nominations PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
?? ?    Greater Clark County Schools is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Teacher of the Year.
    One candidate is chosen annually to represent Greater Clark as the WHAS-TV ExCEL Award winner and the corporation’s candidate for the Indiana Teacher of the Year Program.
    As the ExCEL winner, teachers are given $1,000 to use in their classroom. The winner will be recognized at a ceremony at his/her school in April 2009 and will be invited to a black tie dinner in September 2009.
    If chosen as the Indiana Teacher of the Year, the candidate will receive $1,000, a certificate, ring and admission to an awards banquet.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:44
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?Charlestown’s Time Capsule to be dedicated December 17 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
???    If you think it would be neat to send a note or memento to family members to be delivered 50 years from now in 2058, then get ready, you will be able to do just that this month. The Charlestown Time Capsule will be dedicated and sealed up to be re-opened 50 years from now in Charlestown’s sesquibicentennial celebration in 2058.
    The Capsule is a beautiful monument designed and donated by Charlestown Monument Company.
    “I want to thank Jeff Grayson, he has done an incredible job in designing this capsule that will be a great symbol of the community spirit we have in Charlestown. This monument will be in Greenway Park for the next 50 years as a reminder of this wonderful year-long celebration of Charlestown’s Bicentennial birthday,” stated Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall.
    There has been video taken of the city, video of the residents at Founders Day, items from Charlestown’s centennial and sesquicentennial, pictures on disk of all the events this year (including the hurricane) and many more items. Now the city is calling on all the citizens of Charlestown who would like to put something in the time capsule to bring it to City Hall to be included in this historic capsule.
    The dedication of the Time Capsule will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 27 in Greenway Park. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
    For more information call Geri Heal at City Hall at 256-3422.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:45
 
?Bower predicts $1 million balance by January 1 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
???    The Salem Common Council met in regular session on Monday evening, December 8.  All members were present, unanimously approving the minutes of previous meetings, the payroll and all claims except for one submitted by the Board of Aviation Commissioners.
    Mayor David Bower told the Council that efforts to cut expenses are paying off.  According to Bower the General Fund balance should be in excess of $1 million as of the first of the year.  That estimate is an increase of $343,000 over the beginning of 2008.
    Continuing his belt tightening theme, Bower said that he expects tax revenues to decline for the foreseeable future and that some tough decisions will have to be made about which projects to fund.  Pointing to grants from both the State of Indiana and the federal government as ways to help complete some of those projects, Bower alluded to one such grant targeted at infrastructure in the amount of $3.2 million with an $800,000 local match.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:49
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?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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