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  • FFA chapter concludes weeklong activities with parade tomorrow

    Special to the Banner

    Student members of the high school FFA chapter have presented an abundance of activities to raise awareness about the role FFA plays in the importance of agricultural education. The activities will conclude tomorrow with the truck and tractor parade in Bedford.

  • Budget, pension top town hall discussion

    With the biennial budget and pension reform being key issues for this year’s legislative sessions, Trimble County’s voices in Frankfort made a stop Saturday afternoon in Bedford for a town hall-style meeting.

  • Local chapter gears up for National FFA Week

    Special to the Banner

    Trimble County High School’s Future Farmers of America has a slew of activities to celebrate National FFA Week and will cap off the festivities with a community tractor and truck parade Feb. 23.

  • Jent named new coordinator of family, youth services center

    Special to the Banner

    Trimble County’s Family Resource Youth Services Center (FRYSC) has a new coordinator leading the office.

    Shawna Jent took on the role as coordinator of the FRYSC office in January. Jent previously served as the district’s community education director for three years. The change follows Denise Hall’s move into the local director’s role for Drug-Free Communities.

  • Commission passes second reading of landlord tenant ordinance

    Special to the Banner

    The Milton City Commission had a discussion and second reading for an ordinance to adopt the state’s Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act at its monthly meeting Thursday.

  • Notes on being a neurotic mess

    A number of years ago, I flew a plane, Delta flight 837. OK, I didn’t exactly fly it, but I definitely helped.

    My daughter and granddaughter were on that flight from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine-hour, 14-minute flight that, except for bathroom breaks, I tracked on my computer to make sure they got there safely.

    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, I noticed that the plane icon on my computer faced east instead of west.

  • Board hears draft budget for FY18

    Special to the Banner

    Superintendent Steve Miracle and Head Start Director Becky Moore presented a draft budget report for the 2018 fiscal year to the Trimble County Board of Education during the board’s Jan. 24 meeting. The report noted a projected enrollment of 1,146 students in the district, with 351 at Bedford Elementary, 235 at Milton Elementary, 200 students in the middle school and 360 students at Trimble County High School.

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  • State highway plan calls for one Trimble project

    During the next six years, Trimble County is currently looking at one major road project receiving funding. That’s based on a new “balanced plan” according to state highway officials.

  • Miss Madison team mourns death of crew chief

    The world of unlimited hydroplane racing, especially the Miss Madison Racing Team, is reeling this week following the passing Sunday of popular HomeStreet Bank/Miss Madison crew chief Dan Hoover.

    The body of Hoover, a 45-year-old Madison resident, was found by police along a highway between the cities of Richland and Seattle in Washington state, according to Charlie Grooms, President of Miss Madison, Inc. Police have ruled the death a suicide, Grooms said.