?Remonstrance petition against proposed Morgan Elementary School project filed June 11 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 July 2008 00:00
    ?A petition filed June 11 in the Harrison County Clerk’s office to block the renovation project concerning Morgan Elementary School near Central Barren has been verified with 121 valid signatures. The petition drive was led in part by North Harrison Classroom Teacher’s Association president Greg Rupp.
    The administration is still proceeding with the project for now, according to North Harrison Supt. Dr. Phil Partenheimer, “If the board approves to go forward, we’ll see who can get the most signatures.”
    If the North Harrison Board of School Trustees does decide to move forward, there will be a 30 day “cooling off period”, in which both sides simply let the matter lie, without any petitions being circulated by either side. Dr. Partenheimer said the cooling off period would probably be from the July board meeting to the August board meeting.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2008 10:24
?Pekin’s July 4th Parade Awards PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 July 2008 00:00
?? This years Pekin 4th of July Parade showed much enthusiasm, like always. Each year, awards are given to many different winners who are included in different categories. Listed are the winners and their category:
    Historical Cars:
First Place, Jeff Martin C-23; Second Place, Mark Collins C-10: Third Place, Wilmer Campbell C-6.
    Classical Cars:
First Place, Steve Leonard C-11; Second Place, Mark Grigsby C-22; Third Place, Charles Kramer C-15.
    Youth Floats:
First Place, Cub Scout Pack 26 D-2; Second Place, Washington Co. Children’s Theater D-4; Third Place, Stay-N-Play D-6.
First Place, Carla Logan E-5; Second Place, Cody Fultz E-6; Third Place, Tanner Hortenberry E-13.
    Fire Department:
First Place, Town of New Pekin Q-4; Second Place, Pierce/Polk Q-2.
    Motorcycle Club:
Washington Co. Sheriff’s Motor Patrol F-1
    Miniature Motor Vehicles:
Courtney Hoke
First Place, Lighthouse Baptist I-1; Second Place, Humane Society I-5.
    Individual Horseback Riders:
First Place, Elizabeth Lamon J-1; Second Place, Rebecca Lamon J-2.
    Horse and/or Pony Vehicles:
First Place, Hughes Taylor L-1; Second Place, Luida Lee L-2.
    Walking Units:
Eastern Starz Dance Team M-1
    Commercial Floats:
First Place, Trading Charles D-5; Second Place, John Jones D-1
    Antique Tractors:
First Place, Randy Balentine T-3; Second Place, Ben Ratts T-1.
Scout Pack 2b D-2
    Along with parade awards, certain members of the parade received special awards, they include the following:
    The Youngest In Attendance award went to Marshall Naville, the grandson of Jeff Martin, who is only 10 weeks old.
    Oldest In Attendance went to Andrew Baird, 97.
    Traveled The Greatest Distance To Attend went to Andy and Kristi Rothbauer who came all the way from Bangkok, Thailand.
    Any awards or Trophies may be picked up at the New Pekin Town Hall.
    Along with the other festivities, the Pekin Idol was a new and popular addition to the Pekin 4th of July Celebration. Judges for this contest included Becky White, Gary Brown and Mike Motsinger. In first place came Emmy Bodner to be the Pekin Idol’s first year winner. Heather Mull was first runner up and Bryianna Portela made second runner up.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2008 11:31
?FC 4-H offers communication tools for families with deployed military members PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00
    During the Floyd County 4-H Fair, July 7-12, the Floyd County 4-H Program will offer families, that have a deployed military member, the tools to communicate. A mobile technology lab that include lap tops, a camcorder, digital camera and the Hallmark Card Program, will be available.
Anyone that wants to communicate with someone that is deployed will have access to the equipment. Use of the equipment is free and trained volunteers will assist users. The hours of availability are six to nine starting Monday, July 7. The equipment will continue to be available throughout the week based on the response.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2008 12:25
?Assessing our parks on access PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00
?The W. K. Kellogg Access to Recreation grant caught the attention of some Spalding University students pursuing a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. As a graduate project, four students offered to visit parks in Harrison County and provide suggestions for changes to improve access for people of all abilities.
    At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, the students will provide the results of their surveys and assessments in an hour-long presentation at the Harrison County Community Foundation conference room. The presentation will include  photographs of potential improvement areas and ideas from parks around the country that have made changes in their facilities.
     Anyone interested in recreational accessibility is invited to attend.
    “Harrison County is demonstrating a commitment to improving access to the abundant recreational venues right here at home,” said Steve Gilliland, Foundation executive director. “We welcome the recommendations from these students and also hope community leaders and park visitors of all abilities will join us next week to learn and share ideas.”
    The Access to Recreation grant is providing over $500,000 in improvements at four county parks and at O’Bannon Woods. Kellogg also provided $134,000 toward an endowment which has grown to $360,000 with the help of donations from the community.
    The Fund will provide perpetual maintenance of and improvements to recreational access features throughout Harrison County.
    Call the Foundation at 812-738-6668 for additional information on the Spalding presentation or the Access to Recreation grant.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2008 12:27
?Lanesville School Board approves smoking survey PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:00
?    The Lanesville Board of School Trustees agreed Tuesday (June 17) to allow the Harrison County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition to take a survey of Lanesville school students this fall.
    The Youth Tobacco Survey is taken every even numbered year, in grades 6 through 12.
    Program Coordinator Jennifer Riley said that only two to five classrooms would be needed for the survey, and
added that the survey takes only about an hour.
    Riley said, “Recent surveys show a decrease in youth smoking rates. The cigarette tax last year has helped
a lot.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2008 10:40
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