Bourbon Homeowners Still Have Time to Sign-up For the Christmas Decoration Contest

One perk to the sun setting sooner around this time of year is having more time to appreciate the decorations and lights that people put up in their yards and on their houses.

One local community is hosting a decoration contest during the month of December to decipher whose homes best capture the holiday spirit. The town of Bourbon will be holding their Christmas decoration contest now until Monday, December 18th. Continue reading

The Town of Bourbon to Stir up Some Holiday Spirit this Saturday

The holidays are right around the corner and the Town of Bourbon will be offering a variety of ways to get into the spirit of the season.

The Downtown Bourbon Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at the 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd. There will be a meet-and-greet with Santa at the fire station located at 216 N Main Street. Coffee, hot chocolate and free treats will be provided. Continue reading

Triton School Board Receives Building Project Financial Report

Triton School board members received a financial report about the school corporation’s building project when they met this week.

They’re still in the preliminary stages of the project according to Superintendent Donna Burroughs. She said at Monday’s meeting, Business Manager Tom McFarland provided a summary of all the fees that have been paid to various individuals involved in the project process such as surveyors, architects and attorneys.

Burroughs mentioned that she’s been told whenever schools tackle these kinds of building projects, they typically rack up around $150,000 in fees. She said their fees amount to approximately $50,000 so far. Continue reading

Bourbon Traffic Stop Results in Three Arrests

A few hours after midnight on Sunday, Bourbon Police Officer Adam Kraning conducted a traffic stop on south Main Street at 13th Trail, according to a media advisory.

In a police report written by Kraning, he said he stopped driver Jared Whitfield for traffic and vehicle violations shortly before 2:30 a.m. The officer said that while speaking with Whitfield he smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle and the driver’s breathe. Continue reading

Triton School Board Holds Special Session Over Superintendent Contract

The Triton School Board held a special session Monday evening to discuss the superintendent’s contract. The current superintendent, Donna Burroughs, announced her retirement back in September.

The board has been interviewing candidates for the position and recently came to a decision about who will fill the open position. Burroughs said state law mandates that school boards must hold a public hearing over the superintendent’s contract for the sake of clarity and in case anyone wishes to implement a change. Continue reading

Marshall County Treasurer Reminds Residents of Approaching Tax Deadline

Marshall County Treasurer Angie Birchmeier wishes to remind all community members that the 2016 payable 2017 tax bills second installment will be due Monday, November 13th. That means that individuals have three weeks to be sure all the correct information makes it to the proper channels.

Mailed payments must have the correct address, proper postage and be postmarked by the postal service by November 13th. If you wish to have a receipt, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment.

The Marshall County Treasurer’s Office is located in Room 206 of the County Building at 112 W. Jefferson Street in Plymouth. There is a drop box on the south end of the County Building for after-hours payments. Continue reading

Triton School Board Receives Building Project Updates From Architect

When the Triton School Board met last Monday, board members and the public were able to view some preliminary drawings and plans for the proposed building projects.

Architect Ben Sanchez of Barton-Coe-Vilaama presented the board with updates about different projects including plans for the high school roof repairs and designs for a new gymnasium. Superintendent Donna Burroughs said representatives from the Fort-Wayne based architecture and engineering firm were there to receive feedback before they undertake the school projects. Continue reading

Distinguished Young Woman of Triton Pageant Provides Scholarships to Participating Senior Students

Back Row L to R: Nicole Sechrist, Emma Ross, Emily Chickering, Montana Golden Front Row: Arminda Chapman Dreibelbis, Breanna Campbell, Sara Stevens, Elizabeth Beatty, Jingle Grigsby

Last Saturday young ladies of Bourbon gathered to compete for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Triton. For more than 50 years a group of community members have utilized Triton schools to host the annual scholarship pageant, previously titled Jr. Miss.

Superintendent of Triton, Donna Burroughs, explained that even though the event is not school sponsored, it is still an opportunity to highlight a variety of different areas of accomplishment achieved by Triton High School seniors.

“It’s recognizing scholarship and self expression and physical fitness in women of the senior class who wanted to participate.” Burroughs said, “All the students who participate receive some kind of scholarship, depending on which category they may have placed first, they get larger scholarships.” Continue reading

Triton School Board Awards Staff for Receiving an “A” from the Indiana Department of Education

At the beginning of October, the Indiana Department of Education released their A through F school accountability grades. Triton Schools had been bumped up a letter grade from 2016, receiving an A this year.

In order to show their gratitude to the individuals responsible for the hard work that went into receiving the recognition, the Triton School Board voted to pay for gift cards to be given to everyone on the staff. Continue reading

Multiple Individuals Express Interest in Triton Superintendent Position

Monday was the final day that individuals interested in the Triton Schools superintendent position could submit applications for consideration.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs announced her plans to retire during a school board meeting back in September. Before the school board members met for their regular session on Monday, they held an executive session to go over the submitted applications. Continue reading

Bond Project Addressed During Triton School Board Monday Night

A few building projects are in the works at the Triton School Corporation. The heating and cooling system at the elementary school needs replaced and the corporation is looking to build a high school gymnasium and replace the roof at the high school.

In an effort to move forward with those projects, the Triton School Board held a public hearing during the Triton School Board meeting. There were no public comments during the bond project hearing. Continue reading