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Common goal sends two European teens half-way around the globe
Written by Administrator Monday, 15 December 2014 11:44
BY NATHAN SCHOLES
For Jacobo Maria Trabada and Simon Korte, a desire to learn English has led them to Brownstown as foreign exchange students.
“I think this (immersion) is the best way to learn,” stated Jacobo, who is from Spain.
For Simon, who calls Germany home, it was his father who encouraged him to enroll in the foreign exchange program. His father was born in New York City.
The boys, both 16, spent about six months on various paperwork and administrative requirements before coming to Brownstown in August to live with host parents Jessica Rittis and Daniel Barker.
Fayette County Police Reports 12-9-14
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 09 December 2014 15:01
Jesse D. Horn, 19 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Dec. 1 for failure to appear in court on a charge of burglary. Bond was $3,000.
Adam C. Warner, 32 of Brownstown, turned himself in on a warrant for failure to appear in court. Bond was $500 cash.
Sarah M. Grove, 26 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Nov. 20 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended. Bond was $1,500.
Dallas R. Doggett, 25 of Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 20 on an alleged probation violation. Bond was $50,000.
Jason M. Buie, 33 of Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 19 on an alleged probation violation. Bond was $10,000.
Hardie T. Shafer, 49 of Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 18 on a petition to revoke his bond. Bond was $15,000.
Bowman’s love leads her to start local food program
Written by Administrator Monday, 08 December 2014 13:07
BY NATHAN SCHOLES
Brownstown elementary teacher and Altamont High School graduate Casie Bowman remembers what started it all.
“Two years ago in January, I noticed that students were running to the cafeteria on Monday mornings for breakfast. I did a little investigating and found out they weren’t eating,” she recalled.
Always having a desire to help others, Bowman, with help from a group of local mothers and the school secretary, Shelly Thomason, decided to start a backpack food program at the school.
The program, which serves district students in classes from pre-k through high school, provides six meals and four snacks per weekend for each child served. Backpacks are sent home on the last day of the week and are to be returned the first day of the next week. Children receive items such as oatmeal, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, ravioli, vegetables, and fruits.
Frailey, Kroll crowned Brownstown Homecoming King and Queen
Written by Administrator Monday, 01 December 2014 12:51Brownstown High School held their annual Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Nov. 22 in the school gymnasium. The theme was “A Night to Sparkle.”Curt Frailey and Katie Kroll were crowned king and queen. The homecoming court included, junior escort Dodge Willms, QueenKatie Kroll, junior attendant Madison Miller; freshman escort Jason Struble, freshman attendant Brooke Mayfield, junior escort Jacobo Maria Trabada Sanchez De Toca, junior attendant Paitin Miller, retiring King Dustin Lawson, retiring Queen Bethany Oberlink, King Curt Frailey,candidate Drake Hall, candidate Shayla Stokes, candidate Justin Sefton, candidate Tabitha Dolan, sophomore escort Simon Korte, and sophomoreattendant Elissa Barron.
Fayette County Police Reports 11-25-14
Written by Administrator Monday, 24 November 2014 14:45
Jonathan C. Ashbaugh, 39 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Nov. 17 on a charge of domestic battery. No bond information was listed.
Taylor R. Richards, 20 of Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 13 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $5,000.
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