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Brownstown schools make employment decisions
Written by Administrator Monday, 23 March 2015 10:56
BY NATHAN SCHOLES
The Brownstown Board of Education met in their regular session on Monday, March 16. The school board made several hiring decisions including the employment of certified personnel Shannon Claycomb and NicoleMcCown for the 2015-16 school year. McCown is not yet tenured.
The following support personnel will also be employed next year:
--District Bookkeeper/ Secretary/Treasurer Jacy Schaub;
--Jr./Sr. High School Secretary Ashley Towler;
--Elementary Secretary Shelly Thomason;
--Full-time custodians Evelyn Wells, Jodi Winkler, and Steve Waltrip;
--Full-time cooks Karen Portz, Diana Smith, and Nikki Sidwell;
--Bus drivers David Portz, Sam Kistler, Richard Cade, Paul Parkison, and Deb Hunter;
--School Nurse Callie Laack;
--Library aide Verla Reed;
--Special education 1:1 aide Stacy Sidwell;
--Pre-K aide Kayla Hingson;
--1:1 health aide Stacey Summers;
--Part-time District Transportation Secretary Deb Hunter
Brownstown VFW Post 9770: Review of the past and looking to the future
Written by Administrator Monday, 16 March 2015 13:57
BY PANZI BLACKWELL
The Brownstown VFW Post 9770 held a supper on Saturday, March 14 in their new building at 520 Oak Street in Brownstown. The proceeds from the supper will go to their building fund.
The Post is encouraging the public to visit their new building, which they plan to share with the community for reunions, anniversary celebrations, etc.
Some old photographs show their first parade in Brownstown (on Division Street) and the Brownstown VFW Post 9770’s first Memorial Day service which was held on the front lawn of the Brownstown High School yard. The old businesses of Dycus Oil and McCoy’s Café are visible in the background of that photograph.
Some of the present members, and members of their families are identifiable in the old photos.
The following is a bit of a history of VFW Post 9770, which began in 1948 in the old Brownstown City Hall, located on the north side of the railroad tracks. The minutes track the moving oftheir efforts to find a suitable place for the meetings for 67 years.
Fayette County Police Reports 3-17-15
Written by Administrator Monday, 16 March 2015 08:40
Preston D. Phillips, 27 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Mar. 9 for failure to appear in Cumberland County court on a charge of driving while his license is revoked. Bond was $2,500.
Amanda Chaney, 33 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Mar. 9 for failure to appear in Effingham County court on a charge of speeding. Bond was $1,500.
Dustin R. Tish, 25 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Mar. 7 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and following too closely. Bond was $3,000.
Clarence J. Miller, 28 of Brownstown, was arrested on Mar. 4 for failure to appear in court on a charge of possession of cannabis with the intent to manufacture or deliver. Bond was $5,000, and he was released at the order of a judge.
Tabitha A. Parcell, 20 of Altamont, was arrested on Mar. 4 for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge. Bond was $5,000.
Fayette County Police Reports 3-10-15
Written by Administrator Monday, 09 March 2015 14:33
Steven C. Shaffer, 29 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Mar. 2 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
Alan D. Meyers, 34 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Mar. 2 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $5,000.
David R. Emert, 23 of Farina, turned himself in on Mar. 2 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge. Bond was $1,500.
Steven J. Norsic, 37 of Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 27 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
Randall L. Buie, 50 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Feb. 26 on an alleged violation of bail bond. Bond was $35,000.
Tracy L. Bricker, 42 of Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 24 on a charge of domestic battery. Bond was $3,500.
Cardinals’ Fred Bird and Hrabosky visit Brownstown Elementary
Written by Administrator Monday, 09 March 2015 10:19
BY PANZI BLACKWELL
Once again the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club delivered an important message to the elementary students, along with much laughter at Fred Bird’s antics and quiet attention and response to Al Hrabosky’s advice, reasons why and encouragement to follow the three rules of “Doin’ It Right”:
1. Don’t do drugs
2. Stay in school
3. Stay fit with the emphasis on the first, Don’t Do Drugs!
In readiness and anticipation of the Cardinals’ visit, the school gymnasium was decorated with posters and banners related to the Cardinals’ “Doin’ It Right” program.
Tim Falkner, in marketing with the Cardinals program, set up the area in preparation for the videos showed during the program.
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