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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaPeru the Indiana court of appeals has upheld a 124-year prison sentence for a Peru Man convicted of repeatedly molest ing two girls Over a two year period. Karl Wikstrom filed an Appeal to his sentence after he was found guilty by a jury in december on four class a Fel ony counts of child molesting. In his Appeal Wikstrom argued his 124-year prison sentence was inappropriate in Light of the nature of his offences and his character. The appeals court slammed wik Stroms Appeal writing in its opinion that his crimes were particularly egregious. Vol. 164, no. 365 classified b5-b10 comics b4 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1-b3 weather unseasonably warm hazy air High 89 Low 68 More on Page a8 to Days Page one designed by Justin Chisham governor Pence announces drug task Force local Page a3spo it s p a g e b 1 soccer Western new Battle downtown 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 wednesday september 2, 2015 Kokomo Tribune Northwestern school corp. Teach ers support staff and administrators All will receive raises this school year under new contracts the Board of education approved monday. Teachers will get a 3.8 percent average boost in their compensation taking into account a 2 percent base salary raise increased insurance Sti pends and other compensation. The District also increased its starting teacher salary from $30,940 to $34,000. We had a cooperative collegial atmosphere that worked to get it done said superintendent Ryan Snoddy of the negotiating team that worked out the master agreement with the Northwestern corporation education association which Rati fied the new contract last week. The new master agreement runs through june 30, 2017, and the 2016-17 school year will be the first time Northwestern teachers Are compensated based on their performance in compliance with state Law. Teachers will no longer receive regular salary increases based on their years of experience. As part of the new compensation Model teach ers will be Given a Flat rate stipend for leading extracurricular activities an unfortunate Holiday mishap almost two years ago has led a local artist to an invention of sorts. Patti Host lives a Little Way out of town off old Sycamore Road so its nothing out of the Ordinary to see a mouse or two around the House try ing to seek Refuge from the cold Dur ing Winter months especially after Farmers begin to Harvest their crops. It was very warm in the Days and weeks leading up to thanksgiving 2013, but a cold spell hit the area a couple of Days before the Holiday. With her daughter and son in Law coming to town Host was Busy rounding up the items she would need to prepare the family meal. She swung open her pantry door and was not prepared for what she saw. I opened it up and thought youve got to be kidding me a Host said. It was like a mouse Condo. And ism in there every Day. It was like an overnight situation where the mice had looked to seek shelter and headed in. She knew she a snot going to get rid of them overnight even if she were a person who was willing to use traps or Poison. So she took everything out of the cabinets bleached everything ran All of her dishes through the dish Washer and put everything Back hoping to make it through the holi Day without any trouble. Her daughter Lauren Hungate and son in Law Ryan Hungate arrived soon thereafter and stayed the night. In the morning Lauren went downstairs and opened the pantry door to retrieve a Box of Cereal and in her morning fog Giness turned to Host and said mom i think you have a mouse problem. They had entered immediately again Host lamented. The drop pings were evident even after one Day. Host knew she had to do some thing. She sent Lauren and Ryan out for the Day to do some pre thanks giving Day shopping while she took to Google seeking a solution. During her search she kept com ing Back to Peppermint Oil As a top see raises / / Page a8 see molester / / Page a6 see Var mint / / Page a8 new school Board approves raises by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune ? teachers will get a 3.8 percent average boost in compensation local woman marketing natural mouse repellent ? Var mint has been available for Purchase since May a world View a Kinde Gartner in Debbie Stock dells class at Sycamore elementary school stood next to an unattended bag of Skittles at the front of the classroom. Stockdell turned Back from the pretend phone Call she had taken and asked the student Why he Hadnot helped himself to the Skittles when he had the Chance. Its about being principled. Is it hard to be principled when no one is watching Stockdell asked the Young students seated on a colourful Rug at her feet. Some times when theress Skittles. The concept of being principled was the learner profile of the week in Stock dells classroom recently As it was in classrooms at every Grade level at Sycamore elementary. Be cause Sycamore is an International baccalaureate world school teach ers introduce students to 12 attitudes and 10 learner profiles Over the course of the school year that they should demonstrate As global learners. Those Clear expectations and common language among Grade Levels have transformed the schools culture in the four years since Sycamore began the process of becoming an authorized world school offering the in primary years programme. The in program really focuses on the whole child said Leslie a Tum Kokomo schools new director of College and career preparation who previously oversaw in programs in her role As assistant director for College and career readiness for the Indiana depart ment of education. It really is a progression focusing on the development of the student As an inter National citizen. Intentional teaching opens new doors Sycamore elementary is one of 37 in world schools in Indiana. Kokomo school corp. Is the Only District in the state to offer in pro Grams from pre kindergarten by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune in program opens new doors for Low income students what is International baccalaureate International baccalaureate is a nonprofit education foundation that offers four different programs for students Ages 3 to 19. Schools must become authorized world schools to implement the curriculum which focuses on developing students intellectual personal emotional and social skills needed to live learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. To learn More visit . Org. See students / / Page a6 photos by Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune Good citizens Sycamore elementary school kindergarten teacher Debbie Stockdell works with her class on a learner profile last month which is part of the International baccalaureate program Sycamore began implementing in 2011 before becoming an authorized world school in 2013. By Josh Sigler Kokomo Tribune photo provided new product a look at the Var mint logo. Learning Kinsley Lesure works at the smart Board with Spanish teacher Stephanie Weaver at Sycamore elementary last month. Sycamore is a title 1 school and an in world school. Court upholds molesters sentence ? Peru Man faces 124 years in prison following class a felonies conviction Carl Wikstrom by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune

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