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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaArea schools Are being impacted differently by a new school fund ing formula legislators approved wednesday that intends to equal ize the Dollar amount per student schools receive from the state. The most drastic and controversial change in the complicated funding for Mula involves a variable that Mea sures the Popula t i on o f l of in come students in a school and pro Vides additional state funding a co re ing by. The i s measure known As the complexity Index used to be based on the number of students who met fed eral guidelines to qualify for free vol. 164, no. 242 classified c5-12 comics c4 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1-4 weather highs in the 70s for the weekend High 72 Low 50 More on Page a8 to Days Page one designed by Katelyn Miller a growing Divide poll reveals views on Gay rights religious Liberty 141st running the Derby sports Page b1lifestyle Page c1 to subscribe 765-456-3821 or 765-459-3121 to advertise 765-459-3121 classified 1-800-382-0696 office hours . 8 . To 5 . / sat. 8 . To 11 . Inside $1.00kokomotribune.com saturday May 2, 2015 Kokomo Tribune follow us on Eriks credit approval process will help you get in to a new Chevrolet Call Randy Bush at 765-457-8333 for pre approval today 1800 s. Reed Road / Highway 931 in Kok Mowe believe in you fugitive surgeon found in Arizona a fugitive Peru surgeon who escaped from in Home detention tues Day evening by ditching his tracking Bracelet along the Road has been arrested in Arizona. Gregory Konrath was apprehended at around 7 45 . Thursday during a traffic Stop on interstate 40, approximately one mile West of Flagstaff Ari Zona by officers from the Arizona department of Public safety according to a press release. Konrath 49, was taken into custody without incident. According to Miami county sheriff Tim Miller Konrath had been Given permission by Community corrections to travel from Peru to Lafayette on tuesday. Miller said authorities believe Kon Rath Cut his tracking Bracelet while driving and threw it out the window. He said they found the Bracelet along Indiana 38 near Lafayette. Konrath initially was arrested on charges of attempted murder in july 2014 after prosecutors said he plotted to kill his sex wife. He accepted a plea agreement on a charge of stalking and began in Home detention april 14. Konrath is now incarcerated in the co Conino county jail in Arizona awaiting extradition to Miami county. He will be held with out Bond pending prosecution on a charge of escaping from lawful detention and possibly face a revocation of his previously suspended 8-year sentence. Although Konrath accepted a plea agreement for stalking Miami county prosecutors maintain he intended to kill his sex wife and make it look like a suicide. In a transcribed copy of a recorded conversation Between Konrath and a former Girlfriend Konrath talked about selecting ammunition getting a gun that be traced research ing How his sex i fees body would react to being shot in the head and How he would dispose of his clothing after the by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune police say Peru doctor fled in Home detention tuesday Gregory Konrath see surgeon / / Page a8 online to see a table of How funding lev Els will change for area school districts visit bit. Ly/1ebrw6b Sharpsville boil order until at least monday Sharpsville will be under a boil order until at least monday morn ing. The town of 600 residents in Northern Tipton county suffered a water main break thursday eve Ning. Repair work is ongoing but the Quality of the water cannot be tested until monday because the by Josh Sigler Kokomo Tribune ? testing required to ensure safety of drinking water after main break see school / / Page a6 see water / / Page a8 program highlights consequences of distracted driving with one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a cellphone a High school Junior took off careening Down the Road thursday. Her Speed fluctuated and she swerved Back and Forth in the Lane before eventually crossing the Cen ter line and colliding with oncoming traffic. Thatus so scary gasped another student who saw the crash. Fortunately it was just a Simula Tion. But the experience made an Impact on Alandra Riley Hobbs a Junior at Taylor High school who was the first to Volunteer for the distracted driving simulation thurs Day. At first it was like it was no prob Lem Riley Hobbs said. But then As pedestrians started coming and cars started coming i wanted to put the phone Down. The simulation which was part of the save a life tour stipulated that students cant put the phone Down and they have to respond to incoming messages every 20 to 30 seconds while they operate a steer ing wheel Gas pedal and Brake pedal to navigate through the roads that show up on a screen in front of them. By Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune ? save a life tour brings simulation to Taylor and Western Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune simulator Taylor High school student Makayla Hubbard wrecks after looking Down for just a few seconds while using the save a life tour taxing while driving simulator thursday see drive / / Page a7 move it proudly sporting a to shirt with the iconic Superman a logo Reading super Dailynn Dai Lynn Zirkle could barely contain her excitement before hitting the mat to do some Zumba on Friday. Ism excited that i get to meet a couple of new friends that i dont know she said. Its great that were going to be dancing. Dozens of children ins Ide Kokomo flip sters on West Bou Levard shared her sentiment during the first kids Zum Bathon event to Benefit March of dimes. Children Ages 4 and older raised a minimum donation of $10 each to collect for the Char Ity just two Days b e of re m a r c h o f dimes walk f o r b a b i e so h i c h w i l l take place at 1 3 0 p. M. S u n d a y a t Jackson mor Row Park. Z i r k l e s younger sister Palmer benefited from March of dimes being born prematurely after just 29 weeks. In novem Ber 2013, March of dimes chose the Zirkle family to be the non prof i t is annual ambassador family. It has been a role the girls Mother Jenny Zirkle has embraced owing a debt of gratitude to March of dimes. Its really important for us she said. I knew the March of dimes is responsible for her be ing Here today. They ave Spear headed so much of the research and the equipment needed to keep her alive so its important for our family to give Back. The kids Zum Bathon was made possible by a partnership by Martin Slagter Kokomo Tribune kids Zum Bathon raises Money for March of dimes leaders discuss new funding formula by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune ? area schools impacted differently by changes in per student dollars gallery visit our website for a gallery with More photos and a video from this Story. Photos by Kelly Lafferty Gerber Kokomo Tribune dance 4-year-old Dailynn Zirkle dances in the front Row during the kids Zum Bathon on Friday at Kokomo flip sters. Spin 4-year-old Lily Wilcox dressed As wonder woman spins in a Circle As the group cools Down to let it go during the kids Zum Bathon on Friday at Kokomo flip sters. See Zumba / / Page a6

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