State cuts could lead to lost jobs PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Monday, 04 January 2010 00:00
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is proposing $300 million in education budget cuts. With those cuts, he is urging schools to trim staff as only a last resort.
    Local superintendents don't want to make cuts, but they aren't exactly sure how to trim the already tight budgets even more without using the “J” word.
    “Most likely these cuts will cost jobs,” said West Washington Superintendent Gerald Jackson.
    Jackson said he hasn't been able to find specifics about what the cuts will be exactly and he said it could be March before all the details are finalized.
    He said he thinks the $300 million will equal approximately $300 per student.
    “I don't care what school you are talking about, 80-90 percent of their costs are personnel,” he said. “How are you going to cut $300,000 out of 10 percent of your budget. That's just the way it is.
    “We're going to try to do anything else we can do to make the cuts, but when it comes right down to it, personal makes up a large portion of any schools budget."
Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2010 15:12
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Basketball roundup PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Monday, 04 January 2010 00:00
    Just two local boys' basketball teams played during the two-week holiday break. Salem suffered a loss Dec. 29 at Madison and West Washington split a pair of games.
    Salem fell to the host Cubs, 62-54 and the Senators defeated Eastern Greene 64-55 on Dec. 30, but lost to Lanesville in three overtimes 64-63 on Jan. 2.
    West Washington Head Coach Neil Coyle was very happy with his team's win over the Thunderbirds and said he doesn't fault his group's effort in the loss to the Eagles.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2010 15:11
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Byrne goes nationwide recently in high school cross country finals PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:00
    Capping off a 5th place finish by his North Harrison cross country team at the IHSAA State Meet in Terre Haute in early November, North Harrison senior runner Tyler Byrne has been testing his skills recently in some national high school cross country meets.
    On December 5, Byrne competed in the Nike Cross Country Nationals held in Portland, Oregon. There he was 19th out of 199 runners. His time in the race was 15:37.
    On December 12, Byrne competed in the foot Locker Cross Country Nationals in San Diego, California. At this meet he finished 7th out of 40 runners, with a time of 15:34.
    Byrne did experience a little bit of jet lag, but he said that it wasn’t too big of a problem. While in Portland he said he was a little tired the first night out there, but he said he didn’t have any troubles with it during the race.
    And helping out in the situation was having North Harrison coach Tim Martin present there. Byrne said that helped give him a certain degree of familiarity.
    “It helped to have a coach there,” Byrne said. “It was nice to be able to talk to him a little bit before and after the race.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:10
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Floyd Central to Hold Orientation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:00
    All parents of current eight graders who will have a freshmen next year at Floyd Central High School are invited and encourage to attend the annual Orientation Meeting on January 12 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. School Administrators and Counselors will explain the high school registration process, school rules, and policies for Floyd Central High School. In the event of bad weather, the make-up day will be January 14. For more information, please contact Rob Willman, Assistant Principal, at 542-3007.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:12
 
Borden announces winners of Christmas Decorating Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:00
    The Town of Borden wishes to congratulate this year’s winners of their annual “Christmas Decorating Contest”.
    First place, and winner of $100 is Tim Martin at 21011 Daisy Hill Road. Second place and winner of $50 is Steve Williams at 604 W. Main Street and Keri Sprinkle at 231 Brewer Drive is the recipient of the $25 third place prize.
    The Town of Borden congratulates the winners and thanks all Borden residents who chose to share their celebration of the Christmas Season by decorating their homes.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:13
 
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