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Education

  • 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.

  • Ferguson named Athletic Director of the Year

    North Posey’s Virgil Ferguson recently earned Indiana High School Athletic Director of the Year, where he has served for the last 19 years.

    Ferguson was nominated by the Athletic Directors of District Six (Southwestern), meaning each of the six districts nominated a representative from their region. Committee members decided on a state winner based on each representative’s merit and accomplishment.

  • Local principal nominated to attend IPLI

    North Posey Junior High School Principal Steve Kavanaugh was recently nominated to attend the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI) by Dr. Angela Wannamuehler.

    Kavanaugh will soon know if he was one of the selected principals to attend, as the institute will make their selection today, Wednesday, March 30. He would 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.

  • Rock Garden at NPJHS to be renovated

    North Posey Junior High School students are looking forward to revitalizing a garden on school property. Students and staff alike refer to the courtyard as the ‘Rock Garden.’

  • Tall Cop Says Stop

    Jermaine Galloway is 6’9” and travels the country covering trends of drug and alcohol-related topics in his presentations “Tall Cop Says Stop” to school administrators, law enforcement officials and medical personnel.

    Galloway is from Southern California and attended college at the University of San Francisco. He retired from the Boise, Idaho Police Department in November to focus full time on his presentations. He, his wife and their four kids reside in Boise.

  • MVHS honors academic excellence

    Mount Vernon High School held its annual Academic Honors Dinner last Tuesday evening to celebrate student academic achievement and recognize outstanding teachers.

    Principal Tom Russell called the names of the top students by grade.

    The top-ranked freshmen include: Nina Bippus, Adam Carlisle, Meredith Crawford, Logan Culley, Gemma Eaton, Cora Epley, Jason Hamilton, Jonathan Harper, Clara Hawley, Jonathan Hueftle, Hannah Lang, Kassandra Ludlow, Ariel Robison, Nicole Tucker and Maria Turner.