• School board approves student travel to tech conference

    By Rachel Christian

    A group of Mount Vernon High School students will attend a special technology conference in Colorado later this month after funds for the trip were approved by the Mount Vernon School Board last week.

    The school board unanimously approved for three students and a faculty member to attend and present at the International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE) in Denver, Colorado. The trip is scheduled for June 25 to June 28.

  • North Posey accepts bid for school project

    Two schools within the Metropolitan School District of North Posey will undergo renovations this summer as the school board recently accepted a bid for two projects.

    Danco Construction in Evansville was awarded as the contractor for remodeling North Posey High School’s art room and constructing additional learning spaces at North Elementary. The total cost will be $697,000.

    North Posey Superintendent Dr. Todd Camp said the money to pay for the projects will come from the Capital Projects and Rainy Day funds.

  • Swanson embarking on new adventure

    “Good morrow to this fair assembly.” Many members of the Mount Vernon community are familiar with who quotes that particular phrase; now, the students of an elementary school in Virginia will have the privilege of learning that expression.

    West Elementary Principal Paul Swanson will embark on a new adventure in July as he is moving to Falls Church, Virginia to serve as the principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary. The school is located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

  • Feasibility study on McClure Conservatory completed

    The Working Men’s Institute in New Harmony has a decision to make on the fate of the vacant public high school, better known as the William McClure Conservatory.

    A public meeting on the results of a feasibility study of the school was standing room only, as representatives from Illinois Facility Fund (IFF) informed the Working Men’s Institute (WMI) what the study found.

  • Farmersville fifth grader wins Toyota Earth Day contest

    Farmersville Elementary fifth grader Kaden Leverenz received quite the surprise last week when Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton presented her with first place in the Earth Day drawing contest.

    Kaden’s drawing earned her a plaque and t-shirts printed for her classmates with her design on the front.

    “I was really surpised. I was like ‘holy smokes’,” said Kaden.

  • Shop owner earns Alumni of the Year

    Nick Barton was recently recognized for his achievements by earning 2015 Alumni of the Year at Ivy Tech Community College.

    Barton owns Barton Automotive Services in Wadesville, Ind. He was presented with the alumni award at Ivy Tech’s graduation ceremony in May 2015; the certificate now hangs on the wall of Barton’s office in his shop. He graduated from Ivy Tech with his Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Service Technology in 2006.

  • Golf cart bridge to be complete at the end of month

    Cade Latshaw is nearly complete with his project of building a bridge for golf carts in New Harmony.

    Latshaw is a junior at Mount Vernon High School and is also part of New Harmony Boy Scout Troop 386. Completing this project would earn him the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting.

    “The estimated cost would have been around $20,000 but I have been fortunate enough to have generous sponsors who donated the materials at no cost,” Latshaw said.

  • APL celebrates completion

    Citizens of Posey County are enjoying the newly renovated Alexandrian Public Library.

    “I am so excited that people can come in and see all of the changes, big and small. Everyone will find an improvement that speaks to them, whether it is increased technology; whether it is for their little ones; or even if it is just coming back and seeing us for programs. I am so excited for everyone to get back to their library,” said Marissa Priddis, Director of Alexandrian Public Library.

  • Principal accepted into IPLI

    North Posey Junior High School Principal Steve Kavanaugh recently learned of his acceptance to attend the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI).

    The institute made their selection on, Wed. March 30. He will be the first principal from North Posey to attend the program. The institute is affiliated with Indiana State University and Indiana Association of School Principals.

  • NP teacher retiring after 24 years

    Marilyn Rogers will say good-bye to her classroom and hello to retirement when the last day of school arrives on May 20.

    Rogers has been a science teacher at North Posey High School for the last 24 years. Over the course of that time she taught biology, physics, environmental and physical life science, biomedical innovations and medical interventions.