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The scene is shocking.
Students covered in blood.
A jogger laying in the middle of the road.
A car totaled.
Thankfully, it is not real.
The scene is part of a crash reenactment that took place at St. Joseph-Ogden High School on April 26. The event takes place once every three years to remind students about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Election results were announced at the Prairieview-Ogden Board meeting on April 8.
Dick Harms received 221 votes, Darrin Flessner received 225 votes and Jeff Suits received 225 votes.
Flessner was elected board president, Harms was elected vice president and Chad Barnes was elected board secretary.
3rd QUARTER HONOR ROLL
ST JOSEPH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Changes are coming to the St. Joseph Township Swearingen Memorial Library.
The library's catalog will be merging other libraries in the state starting April 9.
"The Secretary of State told us he would like all of us to be on one system," said Librarian Susan McKinney.
The one system will be called SHARE.
HCIA to hold expo on April 20 in Homer
The Homer Community Improvement Association met March 7 at the Homer Village Hall.
Members discussed the organization’s upcoming business and Community Expo which will be held on Saturday April 20. HCIA will host businesses and non-profit organizations from Homer and surrounding communities at the Homer Village Hall.
Preparations started in November.
That is when St. Joseph-Ogden students broke out the tap shoes and started learning the five big production numbers in "Dames at Sea."
The SJO drama department is putting on a production of the play on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $9 at the door for adults and $8 for students.
Last year more than a hundred people ran through Homer in order to send Heritage Music students to Disney World.
This time participants will be helping to fund the Heritage Music program as they run through Homer on March 16.
At the regular board meeting in February the board was told that on Feb. 21 Jim Gleason from GHR Engineers spent a day at the school.
Gleason spent the day examining the school’s facilities and told Superintendent Jim Acklin that the firm will present the district information regarding what needs to be done for the school’s facilities.
By Ryan Latvaitis
For the Leader
District #169 Superintendent Todd Pence said that general state aid for the 2013-2014 academic year will be lower than the amount received the previous year.
“It’s not time to go crazy,” he said “But the fat needs to go.”
The district will have received $2,700,291 in total GSA for the 2012-2013 year.
At a special board meeting earlier this month the Heritage School board discussed an athletic co-op with Villa Grove.
Shiloh voted to explore the possibility of a co-op with Tri-County at their January meeting, leaving Heritage looking for a new athletic co-op for football.