Supply drive taking place

Residents looking to help St. Joseph children and teachers have ample opportunity to donate school supplies this month.

Katie May is running a school supply drive in St. Joseph.

May saw a post online asking if there was any way to donate school supplies.

“I thought it was a wonderful idea and just ran with it,” she said.

Resource Officer offers tips to deal with bullying

Sheriffs Deputy Alicia Maxey thinks one thing parents can do to curb bullying is take away their child’s electronics.
“Take them away at night,” Maxey said. “The kids need time to decompress.”
Maxey said parents need to realize that bullying is something that effects most children.

Four new faces to serve on school boards

There was a big upset in St. Joseph Community School District #169 as only one incumbent retained their seat. 

SJO to present musical

A man-eating plant has taken over St. Joseph-Ogden High School.
The SJO drama department is presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. on April 1 and 2 p.m. on April 2.  Tickets are $9 for adults at the door.
Director Larry Williams will retire in May.  He said deciding to make “Little Shop of Horrors” his last musical was an easy decision.

SJO candidate survey results

Ginger Mohr
1. Why are you running for school board?

District #169 Survey results

Scott Perkins
1. Why are you running for the board?

Heritage School Board Survey results

Curt Elmore
1. Why do you want to serve on school board?
I want to give back to my community first and foremost. In saying that, my goal in part is to help shape district policy to not only positively affect my children's education, but all the students of the

2. What role do you see the school board serving?

Heritage to promote graduates

Heritage High School is starting a new feature to promote alumni of the district.
Superintendent Tom Davis made the suggestion during the February board meeting and it has recently been implemented on the district’s website and social media platforms.
The school will regularly feature alumni of Heritage High School who are doing interesting things post graduation, Davis said.

Class to hold trivia night fundraiser

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School civics class is still raising money for their trip next month to Washington, D.C.

The class is traveling to the nation’s capital for the “We the People,” competition, slated to be held from April 21-25, and 20 students have taken part in fundraising efforts.

Heritage looking to lower cost burden on tax payers

The Heritage School District is looking at options to help lower the
burden on tax payers.
Previously, the district discussed refunding some of the 1 percent sales
tax money to tax payers.
Now, the district is looking at options to address the status of Tort and
IMRF/Social Security funds to lower the levy request .
“This would would serve same purpose of the abatement,” said

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