SJO looking at leaving lunch program

St. Joseph-Ogden High School's cafeteria may look different next year.

Unless the district opts out of the national school lunch program.

"New federal guidelines that take effect next year will not allow us to sell many of the a la carte items that we currently offer," said Superintendent Jim Acklin.

Board discusses new protocols

The Ogden Village Board will be changing how it does business.

During the April 3 board meeting, Trustee Sonja Vickers brought up concerns regarding how checks are signed for village business.

Vickers said currently Mayor Jack Reidner and his wife Rosanne Reidner, the village clerk, are the only two people designated to sign checks.

'Think before you hit send'

Praireview-Ogden Junior High students learned about responsible social media use last Friday.

Dan Bolsen, a University of Illinois Academic Counseling Graduate Assistant, spoke at PVO Junior High to tell students about the power of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

District school board making more cuts to combat lower revenue

 In front of an audience of around 15 teachers and parents at their March  meeting, the St. Joseph Community Consolidated School District board made several decisions about the 2014-15 school year.

The board awarded two new bus leases to Midwest Transit: one replacing the expiring lease on Bus 19 and one entering into a new lease using Bus 15 as a trade-in.

Plight of the Monarch to be shown

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Initiate ALICE

Last week St. Joseph-Ogden High School administrators introduced ALICE to their students.

"If you hear Initiate ALICE over the intercom you will know something is going on," SJO resource officer Alicia Maxey told students. "We wish we didn't have to discuss it but we do."

'We feel fortunate that there are other options for patients'

Recently St. Joseph residents were notified that the only doctors office in St. Joseph would be closing.

St. Joseph losing lone medical facility

The only medical doctor's office in St. Joseph is closing.

Patients were notified by letter this week that the Presence Medical Group location in St. Joseph will close on June 20.

St. Joseph Mayor B.J. Hackler said he is worried about the village losing its only medical facility.

"I have a concern whenever we don't have a medical facility here," he said.

Village to take control of property in downtown

The village of Homer is gaining some property.
At the March meeting the village agreed to take control of property located at 102 and 104 Main street.
Pat Pruitt, the owner of the property, asked the village to take control of the lot, said Trustee Mike Johnson.

Wolken to be honored

Randy Wolken has the most wins in IHSA history.
He has numerous regional titles.
He has numerous sectional titles
He has numerous appearances at State.
He even has a state title.
And now he will have a softball field named after him.

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