Local child to host walk to benefit Make-A-Wish PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
    Anna Gregory, who was recently crowned N.A.M. Miss Indiana will be holding a walk benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Kentucky region in memory of Jennifer Springstun.
    The two mile walk will be held on September 26 at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the Charlestown City Park. Registration will be $10. Forms will be available at the walk and also at Charlestown City Hall. They may also be picked up at Pacers and Racers.
    Free t-shirts will be given to the first 40 people to register. Water and apples will be provided at the race.
    The walk is in memory of Jennifer Springstun. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Kentucky region.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:44
 
Autumn on the River Prince and Princess contest to be held October 17 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
    The third annual Autumn on the River Prince and Princess contest will be held on Saturday, October 17. This year’s contest will be held on the main stage of the festival at 11:30 a.m. and will kick-off the weekend’s live entertainment.
    Contestants must be between the ages of four and six on October 17. The contest entry fee is $20 and is limited to the first 15 applicants. The deadline for entry is October 3. Proper attire for the contest is dressy, but not pageant type, dresses for the princess candidates. Appropriate attire for the prince candidates is collared shirts and slacks.
    All contestants will receive an engraved trophy with the winners receiving an additional trophy and a crown or tiara. The participants will also ride on the Prince and Princess float in the festival parade at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
    To obtain an application or for more information call Cathy Braun at 502-744-0604 or Anita Spear at 812-246-1561. Applications are also available at Four Corners Grocery in New Washington or Coopers Corner on Highway 62.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:45
 
County Council struggles with proposed 2010 budget PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
      The Washington County Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 8 with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings and all claims were approved unanimously.
    After quickly dispensing with an abbreviated agenda that included a legal opinion on the make up of the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeal and agreement to act as agent for the hospital to receive nearly $600K from the state of Indiana, the Council turned its attention to the proposed 2010 budget.
    Depending on whose numbers are to be used, the proposed General Fund must be cut somewhere between $330K and $380K.  According to Washington County Auditor Sarah Bachman, her sources at the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance said that a proposed budget overage of somewhere under $400K would not be out of line.
    Various members of the Council discussed the logic of submitting the current proposed budget.  After exchanges marked by what can only be described as confusion and uncertainty, the Council agreed to call for a joint public meeting with the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, September 16, in hopes of working out a solution.  
    The Council is required to provide a completed proposed budget for public review and input prior to submitting it to the state.  The public hearing on the proposed 2010 budget is set for Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:49
 
East Washington Elementary recognized for receiving Healthy Hoosier School Award PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
     East Washington Elementary school was recognized for being named a Silver Level winner for 2008-09 in the Indiana Action for Healthy Kids-Healthy Hoosier School Award at the recent board meeting held on Tuesday, September 8.
    The meeting open with a public hearing for 2009-10 proposed budget, bus replacement and CPF plan as Superintendent Amick presented a summary of the proposed budget. After the presentation the board adjourned the proposal and the regular meeting was called to order with minutes and executive session approved along with vendor claims and payroll.
    The final reading of policies 0144.2, 2464, 5460, 6460, 7530.01 and 7541 were approved as read.
The personnel was approved:
    Cindy Roberts resignation as High School Business teacher effective, September 4; resignation of Kim Hall as Elementary School full time substitute; resignation of Don Balentine as Middle School/ High School computer technician effective, September 15; resignation of Debra Gream as Middle School second shift custodian effective, August 31. Medical leave was approved for Hannah Johanningsmeier set to begin tentatively November 2 through March 1, 2010. The board accepted retirement of Judith Lincks effective December 11.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:50
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AWC holds opening retreat PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
     Awareness Washington County held its opening retreat at the Spring Mill Inn on Sept. 9-10. The theme for the year is "cultivating leadership."
    This year's class is made up of 21 people from diverse backgounds in Washington County. At the retreat, they learned about servant leadership, were introduced to the 21st century leadership capacities, and began to analyze Washington County in terms of how the various groups in the county operate.
    Many of the topics to be explored this year include themes that were brought out by the community in the Washington County Hometown Competitiveness survey. The group has already discussed the importance of elected leaders being servant leaders.
    Many class members stated that Learning Styles and Steps to a Performing Community were among the significant learnings to date. In the next few weeks they will be applying what they have learned so far and exploring the county for their Camera Safari.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:52
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