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July 29, 2014 • Headlines

Andy Stratton’s hands were full holding red-headed twins Gracie and Greg as the auction continued.
The first Ripley County 4-H Rodeo kick-off sponsored by Fox Hollow Rodeo.
There were many buyers for Kurt Sarringhaus’ grand champion barrow at the 4-H Livestock auction Friday. Kurt is on the left.
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New hires approved for Jac-Cen-Del
Former Jac-Cen-Del supt. hired as interim

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It’s official. Former Jac-Cen-Del Superintendent, Bill Narwold, was approved as the interim superintendent for Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation at the Jac-Cen-Del School Board meeting on July 22. Narwold will be paid as a vendor at a rate of $58 an hour. He works at the pleasure of the board. Also, the board approved Brian Fehribach as Interim Principal at the Jac-Cen-Del Jr/Sr High School. He is to receive a stipend of $5,000 for each semester in which service is completed.

Stacy Gray and JCD mural


Art teacher Stacy Gray painted this mural on the elementary cafeteria wall over the summer.

1:1 initiative
Ron Back, JCD technology director, reported on the Jac-Cen-Del Jr/Sr High School/Elementary 1:1 Initiative. Each high school student will receive an HP215G1 Laptop. Grades 3-6 will receive an iPad 4. Grades K-2 will receive an iPad mini.

A grant from the Gilmore and Golda Reynolds Foundation of $125,000 allowed for the purchase of the iPad 4, iPad 4 cases and configuration blocks for the iPads. A grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation of $30,000 allowed purchase of Case Logic bags for the HP215G1 student laptops. The remainder of the grant, $22,800 will be used to purchase the iPad mini cases and carts for grades K-2.

Back said “We have been working diligently to fund our 1:1 project through outside sources and looking at many cost saving measures. Due to negotiations for better pricing, purchasing up front instead of leasing, and cost savings in other areas, we have been able to cut $72,853 off of the proposed technology budget that was presented to the board in December of 2013.

“Our Tech Team of Perry Nash, Amelia Comer, Michelle Adams, Dee Budd and Mary Beth Hackman and I have been meeting regularly in preparation for the 1:1 rollout.

“We are currently finishing up the cabling portion of the camera project. We hope to start mounting cameras within the next week. All cameras should be installed in the next three to four weeks. I would like to thank the following people for their hard work this summer: Helen Lohrum, Mary Busch, Spencer Huffmeyer, Joe Harlemert, Coleen Duncan and Hunter Little.”


Under personnel, the following resignations were approved: Ashley Reed and Taylor Hurt as teachers at the Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School, Lisa Tupper and William Steelman as teachers at the Jac-Cen-Del Jr/Sr High School.
The board approved employment of the following: Jay Gayheart as a corporation bus driver for the 2014-2015 school year, Eric Wirth, Ann Bunnell and Sarah Schwier Dobson as teachers at the Jac-Cen-Del Jr/Sr High School for the 2014-2015 school year, and Clint Pride and Thomas Conover as teachers at the Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year.

Coaching positions
The board approved the following coaching positions for the 2014 – 2015 school year: Varsity Boys Basketball, Perry Nash; Assistant Boys Basketball, Matt Inman; Freshmen Boys Basketball, Derek Jones; Eighth Grade Boys Basketball, Brad Goldsberry; Seventh Boys Basketball, Jason Volz; 5th/6th Boys Basketball, Steve Narwold; Varsity Girls Basketball, Scott Smith; Girls JV Basketball, Matt McNew; Assistant Girls Basketball, Chad Pindell; Eighth Grade Girls Basketball, Jacob Todd; Seventh Grade Girls Basketball, Anthony Moorman; 5th/6th Girls Basketball, Abby Lauber; Varsity Baseball David Bradshaw; Assistant Baseball, Anthony Moorman; Varsity Girls/Boys Cross Country, David Bradshaw; Jr. High Girls/Boys Cross Country, Steve Narwold; Varsity Boys Golf, Mitch Harrell; Varsity Girls, Golf Chad Pindell; Varsity Soccer, Mark Jones; Assistant Soccer, Derek Jones; Jr. High Soccer, Larry Hammond; Varsity Softball, Jacob Todd; Assistant Softball, Josie Goldsberry; Varsity Boys/Girls Track, Tom Hughes; Assistant Track, Larry Hammond; Jr. High Boys/Girls Track, Tammy Shaw; Assistant Jr. High Track, Brittany Cooper; Varsity Volleyball, Traci Siebert; Assistant Volleyball, Kayla Reynolds; Eighth Grade Volleyball, Brittany Cooper; Seventh Grade Volleyball, open; High School Cheerleading, Nichole Drockelman; Junior High Cheerleading, Angel Moore; and Dance Team, Alissa Stolze

Narwold presented several upcoming dates including August 4 as the first student day, August 5 elementary open house 5:30-7:30 and August 6 Jr./Sr. high school open house 5:30-7:30. He invited the board, staff and patrons to the elementary cafeteria to see the new floor and to view the murals painted by elementary art teacher Stacy Gray.

All five members of the school board were in attendance: Travis Neal, Kathleen Dickman, Steve Huntington, Deanna Young and Phil Mohr. Superintendent Narwold was present to advise the board. The next regular meeting of the Jac-Cen-Del School Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School Library.

County’s humane shelter broken into

The Ripley County Humane Society reported the shelter was burglarized Friday. According to the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office report, an undetermined amount of money was taken from the donation jar along with some checks. Entry appeared to have been through a window. The incident was reported at 7:32 a.m. Friday, when an employee came to work. The case remains under investigation.  The non-profit shelter is located on US 421, between Osgood and Versailles.

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• Ripley County 4-H Fair photos (page 7)
• Protecting Indiana's agricultural heritage, by Representative Randy Frye (page 4)
• Father charged with obstructing justice, Regional Wrap-Up (page 8)

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