?Plans are a go for a new HVAC system at BSUE PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
??    The 2,233,064 HVAC project at Bradie Shrum Upper Elementary was approved and plans for the project to start at the end of this school year and be completed before the start of the 2009/2010 school year begins at the recent Salem Community School Board meeting held on Monday, January 12.
    Representatives of the HVAC project presented to the board their recommendation of awarding Performance Services the project.
    “I was surprised and disappointed we only received one bid. Our office called every company registered with us and sent requests to six of them and only received one back. But I am pleased with Performance Services. The company are highly rated and highly regarded form and we have worked with them in 10-15 projects. They are a first class contractor.” stated Tom Durkin, Representative.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:29
?18th annual Maple Syrup Festival for the young and young at heart PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    The 18th annual Maple Syrup Festival will ne held February 28 and March 1, March 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Leane and Michael’s Sugarbush on Garrison Hollow Road
    The Sugar House will be open serving breakfast and dinner. For breakfast or anytime during the day you can enjoy the delicious pancakes supreme or waffle boat supreme which are topped with strawberries or blueberries, ice cream, whipped cream and pure maple syrup with or without sausage
    For dinner at The Sugar House enjoy a half maple BBQ chicken or two pork chops with coleslaw, maple baked beans, rolls, drink and desert with carry-out available.
    You can also visit the Sugar Store  and purchase your own fresh pure maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream or maple cotton candy.
    An the grounds of the Maple Syrup Festival many activities are planned for the young and the young at heart including: mule drawn wagons, crosscut sawing, tomahawk throwing, candle making, outdoor craft vendor area, music and much more fun activities and learning experiences.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:31
$20,000 payment for airport lease PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 10:38
by G. Wright
Staff Writer
Green Banner Publications

As reported previously in The Washington County Edition discussions/negotiations have been going on among City of Salem officials, members of the Salem Municipal Airport Board of Aviation Commissioners (BOAC), and representatives from Salem Speedway since early in 2008.  The purpose of those discussions has been to develop a plan by which the current airport facility could be leased to the Salem Speedway several times throughout the year as a drag racing track and the lease revenues be used to pay the local matching funds for the new airport facility.  (To read all previous stories about this subject click here.)

During the Monday, January 12, Salem Common Council meeting, Richard Deaton, representing Salem Speedway owner, Owen Thompson, presented a check in the amount of $20,000 to Salem Mayor, David Bower.  According to Deaton, the check serves two purposes.  One was to show a good faith effort on behalf of Thompson.  The other was as the first year’s lease payment for a yet undetermined number of dates in 2009 that the current airport runway will be used for racing events.

As per a copy of the proposed lease agreement submitted to the Council, the $20,000 is the first of a series of annual lease payments totaling well in excess of $1 million.  The proposed lease payments accelerate over the next five years to keep pace with the anticipated local matching requirements for the construction of the new airport facility.

In April of 2008, the Common Council voted to withdraw support from the project, citing a lack of tax money necessary to met the local matching funds obligation over the next five years.  That amount, between $800,000 and $900,000 equates to 2.5 per cent of the estimated $22 million cost of the project.  After taking that action, several members of the Common Council and Bower all stated publicly that if a way could be found to fund the new airport project without the use of taxpayer money, they would support it.

At the January 12 meeting, Bower explained that if Thompson was confident enough to invest this kind of money, and considering what an asset Salem Speedway is to the community, every effort needs to be made to see that this deal goes forward.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:33
?North Harrison board proceeding with Morgan Elementary renovation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 January 2009 00:00
??    The North Harrison Board of School Trustees learned Thursday night that the construction and renovation project at Morgan Elementary School in Central Barren is proceeding smoothly. The Department of Local Government Finance in Indianapolis recently approved the project, which is the final legal hurdle to moving ahead with the project.
    Architect Hal Kovert of Kovert-Hawkins of Jeffersonville, Indiana, presented the board and new interim Supt. Dr. Fihe with the latest developments in the Morgan project.
    A topographical survey of the building site at Morgan was completed, and it has been determined that the soil will support a building foundation with a normal load bearing footing.
    An architectural survey of the existing buildings at Morgan will be done, in great detail, to give contractors information on all existing structures, down to the smallest detail.
    The board also learned that asbestos will need to be removed from the middle building, which will be demolished after all asbestos is removed. The new wing will be constructed on the east side of the 1975 section before any asbestos removal or demolition.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 10:23
?Galena Elementary Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Second Quarter PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 January 2009 00:00
?Academic Honor Roll with Distinction
Grade 3

Emma Farnsley, Jason Forbes, Elsie Gasaway, Daniel Heinz, Dylan Hyers, Gunther Knotts, McKenna Meunier, Colton Nash, Bethany Obermeyer, Donny Schmidt, Coen Shultz, Josey Waterbury, Brayden Wray
Grade 4
Hannah Becht, Landon Campbell, Carson Conley, Alex Engle, Audrey Hoke, Luke Malone, Melissa Moberly, Tyler Pearce, Donovan Sampson
Grade 5
Megan Adams, Tristan Barnes, Logan Cooley, Isabelle Didelot, Austin Dyer, Logan Gilland, Kira Graves, Sydney Meunier, Ally Polk, Lilly Ray, Chris Rogers
Academic Honor Roll
Grade 3

Ethan Ball, Emily Bible, Jonathan Breeden, Jordan Brown, Addie Bullock, Luke Dilling, Alexa Duit, Zoe Fifer, Jacob Forbes, Courtney Ford, Danielle Harpe, Eyan Hoover, Katie Howard, Tori Kinkton, Kaley Kramer, Lindsay Leidolf, Logan McNeeley, Branden Meriwether, Molly Ottersbach, Shaylee Seng, Olivia Small, Arianna Sparrow, Allison Verdouw, Kyle Wood
Grade 4
Brandon Baugh, Max Baumann, Chenaniah Clark, Spencer Comingore, Cooper Conley, Jack Dunsford, Sarah Easton, Elliot Eickholtz, Mandy Ellis, Allie Fischer, Noah Fonda, Ronnie Foster, Nick Fulkerson, Kaelyn Gibson, David Greene, Jenna Hall, Camden Hardin, Emily Hardin, Cameron Harvey, Sidney Hutchens, Sarah Johnson, Olivia Kincaid, Kelsey May, Abby Metzmeier, Eric Micco, Bryan Moakler, Sophia Palmer, Bryce Polk, Luis Romines, Charlie Sandifer, Colin Shalosky, Daniel Silliman, Brian Stiller, Katie Uhl, Sydney Willis, Brodey Zink
Grade 5
Anthony Amundson, Alex Baker, Ryan Boyd, Evan Cambron, McKenna Carter, Samantha Cristiani, Daniel Denison, Taylor Durbin, Kimberly Eckart, Emily Flener, Brooke Glass, Aron Hamilton, Curtis Henderson, Keaton Jacobi, Megan Johnson, Catherine Kanemitsu, Kailyn Little, Sarah Murray, Shannon O’Brien, Kyle Peters, Lexi Rice, Alex Rodriguez, Kristen Seacat, David Shepard, Nico Stanis, Jordan Stevens, Emily Stock, Katie Surber, Tyler Thulier, Kelci Voyles, Sam Yothers
Perfect Attendance
Brianna Adams, Chase Alvey, Tiffany Baird, Addie Bullock, Macy Campbell, Christopher Carty, Brianna Christensen, Jessica Christensen, John Coleman, Spencer Comingore, Seth Cordial, Brandon Cranford, Jordan Davis, Matthew Dunlap, Austin Dyer, Sarah Easton, Mandy Ellis, Justin Farris, Reece Ferry, David Flener, Jonathan Fonda, Noah Fonda, Jacob Forbes, Jason Forbes, Kalissa Fosskuhl, Ronald Foster, David Galligan, Ryan Gathof, Leanna Gatton, Shane Gatton, Logan Gilland, Luke Gilland, David Greene, Jenna Hall, Danielle Harpe, Daniel Heinz, Logan Ivey, Kye Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Lindsay Leidolf, Kailyn Little, Zachary Little, Addison Logsdon, Luke Malone, Sydney Marlow, Dakota McNeill, Montana McNeill, Madison Meers, Abigail Metzmeier, Maren Meunier, Sydney Meunier, Jacob Millar, McKenzie Millar, Gillian Mings, Melissa Moberly, Alexis Moody, Elijah Moody, Colton Nash, Brandon Neagle, Connor Nevitt, Brenden Nifong, Dean O’Grady, Eric Obermeyer, Madison Owens, Sebastian Padilla, Keegan Payne, Lexie Prichett, Gabriel Robertson, Catherine Rodgers, Luis Romines, Donald Schmidt, Shaylee Seng, Caroline Shalosky, David Shepard, Caleb Slaughter, Nicholas Stanis, Johnathan Stark, Alexa Stewart, Devin Stock, Emily Stock, Hannah Tarr, Ethan Thomas, Julia Verdouw, Trysten Williams, Sydney Willis, Brayden Wray, Parker Wright.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 10:25
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