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Anderson Herald Bulletin (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Anderson, Indiana The Herald bulletin Page designer Dax Lowery a3 saturday november 8, 2008coachs hiring at Highland still an Issue acs Union seeking solution by Barrett Newkirk Anderson a attorneys for Anderson Community schools and the Anderson federation of teachers Are in talks to resolve the contested hiring of a High school basketball coach. The school corporations Board of trustees voted Down a grievance filed on behalf of Union members after the Board hired Jeff Howard to teach and coach boys basketball at Highland High school aft president Rick Muir said and the two sides were working on an agreement that might keep the Issue out of arbitration. Educators and people outside the school corporation Are upset that Howard was hired to teach in a special education classroom despite not having a teaching License. Muir said he was awaiting a written agreement that will guarantee that the corporation wont hire no licensed teachers a including current employees like Howard. Muir stressed that the grievance was not a personal attack on Howard. A a it a just that to protect the integrity of the contract and protect the integrity of the profession the aft thinks a person should be properly licensed to teach Howard and school Board leaders were not available for comment. The Herald bulletin also called several teach ers at Highland High school but they were either unavailable or did not want to comment. The Issue could go to arbitration if its not resolved by the end of november Muir said. His preference would be to avoid arbitration which would include a courtroom style hearing because it would not f to i in % i. Howard resolve the Issue soon enough. The school Board voted aug. 18 to hire Howard on a one year interim basis with the provision that he begin working toward a teaching License and receive an emergency special education License from the state. Along with the unions grievance Anderson resident Judi Turpin filed a complaint with the Indiana department of education on behalf of the Indiana federation of families for children a mental health. The department of Educa Tion responded in october by asking Anderson Community schools to provide documentation of Howard a emergency permit and submit monthly updates on his work towards a full License. Superintendent Mikella Lowe said shortly after receiving the states response that the corporation was handling the requests. Turpin said the Only thing left for her to do was let the complaint process run its course. To comment on this Story see . Day by Day the photo / Richard Sitter the cast of the musical Quot go spell Quot rehearses a scene this week performing on found percussion instruments. The production by students at Alexandria Monroe High school runs through sunday. Show times Are 7 30 . Saturday and 3 . Sunday at the High school auditorium. Tickets Are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Con Way freight will leave city29 employees will have jobs elsewhere by Stephen Dick Anderson a con Way freight 3515 w. 73rd St., will close its Anderson facility in a consolidation plan that will Send the 29 Anderson employees to other con Way locations in Indianapolis Richmond and Kokomo. This week the company based on Ann Arbor mich., announced a re engineering of its operating network according to an e mail from Gary Frantz director of corporate communications at con Way. A in terms of Impact on Anderson it is one of two smaller service centers in Indiana where operations Are being relocated a the statement said. A the majority of our operations and employees in Anderson Are going to Indianapolis although some will be relocating to Kokomo and Richmond As Well. The other Indiana location that is closing is in Crawfordsville whose operations Are moving to Indianapolis. Linda Dawson economic development director for the City of Anderson was surprised at the announcement. A a we re very disappointed to see any company relocate a she said. A but we understand that economics will sometimes dictate All employees were offered the Opportunity to follow the work to one of the service centers that Are taking Over their territory or they May consider a Transfer to another con Way location with a relocation package according to Frantzis statement. A we Don t know yet the exact number of Anderson employees who will accept transfers As it will depend on their personal decisions. Those who choose not to remain with the company will receive a separation con Way customers Frantz pointed out will not be losing service. A a it a very important to Point out that con Way freight is not exiting any markets a the statement said. A fall customers we serve today in Anderson and Crawfordsville will continue to receive daily freight service. No customer will be left behind. The Only difference is after nov. 17, customers in Anderson will have service originating primarily from Indianapolis but also from Richmond and Kokomo. Economics As Dawson noted is the primary reason for the consolidation. A across the entire system nationwide the re engineering project will reduce the total number of Miles we run per Day by 124,000, which is a 5.2 percent reduction from the 2.4 million Miles we run today a said the statement. A this will conserve 4.9 million Gallons of diesel fuel annually which at an average Cost of $3.00 gallon will save $14 million in fuel expense. It also will help us to improve transit times and on time it will also leave an empty building out by Nestle. A a that a a very desirable piece of property to put on the Market a Dawson said. A a we la Market it right Man Dies in wrong Way car crash Lapel resident killed in Northern Indiana collision the Herald bulletin Lapel a a 69-year-old Lapel Man is dead following a wrong Way collision wednesday in Northwest Indiana. George p. Richhart was driving a Dodge caravan when he turned from Porter county Road 600 North onto Indiana 49 at about 6 . Richhart was driving northbound in the southbound Lane when he collided with a Semi tractor trailer travelling South according to news release from the Porter county sheriffs department. Three other vehicles also became involved in the a Chain reaction collision caused by the Semi Van crash according to the sheriffs department. Two other Drivers were taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of injuries while a third was flown to an Oaklawn 111., Hospital. The names of the injured were not released. Funeral services services for George Richhart will be at 10 . Tuesday at e. Harper amp son funeral Home 740 Indiana 930e, new Haven ind. Burial will be in the i00f cemetery new Haven. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 . Monday at the funeral Home. The Semi Drivers name was not released. He was not injured according to the sheriffs department. Bom in Woodburn ind., Richhart was a member of fraternal order of eagles. He retired in 2002 from Avistar after 37 years. The crash remains under investigation by the Valparaiso police reconstruction team and the sheriffs department. The collision forced the closure of northbound ind. 49 until about 9 ., while the southbound lanes were closed until la . To comment on this Story see . New Castle prison to accept 400 inmates company opening 2 housing units the associated press new Castle a a private company that operates Indiana a new Castle correctional facility plans to expand the prisons capacity for about 400 More inmates. Geo group said Friday that it would expand the prison from 2,104 to 2,524 Beds. The extra Beds will be available starting monday. Indiana department of corrections spokesman Randall Koester says Geo group is opening two housing units of the new Castle facility that have not been used since the prison was opened in 2002. The units will House medium Security adult male inmates. About 500 inmates from Arizona and Indiana rioted at the prison in april 2007. Eight prisoners and two staff members suffered minor injuries at the prison about 45 Miles East of Indianapolis. Koester said All the Arizona inmates have since been returned to that briefs storm water meeting dec. 3 the Public is invited to attend a Madison county storm water Quality partnership meeting to be held at i . Dec. 3 in room 108 of the Madison county government Center 16 e. Ninth St. The partnership consists of several governmental entities located in Madison county known As ms4s municipal separate storm sewer system that provide education and outreach opportunities for citizens and students to get involved in projects that address pollutant sources impairing water Quality in local Waterways and lakes. Tile partnership includes the cities and towns of Anderson Alexandria Chesterfield Pendleton Ingalls and Edgewood and Anderson University Madison county Madison county soil amp water and the Madison county Council of governments. More information is available at veterans Day event on tuesday the annual veterans Day ceremony will be at la . Tuesday at the vow Post 266, 3210 Columbus ave. All organizations that wish to place wreaths should bring them to the ceremony. The Post will serve Chili following the ceremony. At 3 ., the Madison county civic fraternal and veterans organization will dedicate a Monument in memory of those members of the military from Madison county who have lost their lives in the Iraq War. Speakers at the dedication will be Anderson mayor Kris Ockomon Elwood mayor w. Merrill Taylor and Pendleton town Board president Don Henderson. The Public is invited to both lunch set for Friday in Alex a salad luncheon prepared by Norm Parr will be held at the service club formerly the Lions Den 204 e. Berry St., Alexandria on Friday nov. 14 from la . To 1 30 . The luncheon menu will include various salads i.e., Ham salad tuna salad hot Chicken salad Cranberry salad seven bean salad Etc. Muffins and banana nut bread Coffee Tea and lemonade will also be served. Carryout will be available. Price is $7.50 per person. For questions Call Bob Lenhart at 765 724-7999.blood drive at Frankton . A blood drive in memory of Whitney Mason Lacy Curtis and Jessica King will be held Friday nov. 14, from noon to 7 . In the new gym at Frankton . High veterans Day Congo tuesday Highland High school will be presenting and hosting its annual veterans Day convocation on tuesday at 9 . The program will take place in Fuller gymnasium of the school. Featured will be presentations by the cadets of the naval Junior Reserve officers training corp the Highland choirs and the Highland bands. The Art department will also recognize outstanding pieces of Art produced by students from the department. The Public is invited to attend this free program at the drive at Saint Johns tile Central Indiana regional blood Center will conduct a blood donation drive on tuesday at Saint John s health system. The event will include special thank yous for donors. All participants will receive a $10 supermarket gift card and a Coupon from file Harvest Buffet at Hoosier Park Casino entitling you to buy one meal and get one free. The blood drive will be conducted in Saint Johns medical Center dining rooms 2 and 3 from 8 to 10 30 . And 11 30 . To 4 30 . The Public is Welcome. Local Britts run daily and include local nonprofit events such As dinners breakfasts sales. Of possible please provide the information a week in Advance. Send information via fax 640-4615email . Box 1090, Anderson 46016 or in person 1133 Jackson St. /

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