Less than 1 percent raises for Greene Co teachers

Greene County teachers and the board of education agreed to a two-year contract, the first multi-year contract in many years. The board of education ratified the contract at its April 19 meeting.

The contract awards teachers a $225 increase on base pay the first year, an increase of 0.72 percent, and a $175 increase on base pay in the second year, an increase of .56 percent. Continue reading Less than 1 percent raises for Greene Co teachers

Weiss gives update on bell tower completion


The completion of the full carillon at the top of the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower is on track for mid-May.

County engineer Wade Weiss, who is serving as project manager at the request of the Bell Tower Community Foundation, reported to the county supervisors Monday that the newly-forged bells will arrive from Holland to the Verdin Company in Cincinnati this week. The bells that were taken down from the top of the tower last fall, and those that had been on display in the courthouse, are now ready for use with strikers. Continue reading Weiss gives update on bell tower completion

Greene Co school board gives conditional okay for soccer

The Greene County Rams will field soccer teams next spring if the school board and community volunteers can find funding.

About 30 parents and nearly that many soccer players attended the April 19 school board meeting to encourage the board to give soccer the go-ahead. After 25 minutes of discussion the board unanimously approved a motion to approve soccer dependent on answering “budgetary concerns”. Continue reading Greene Co school board gives conditional okay for soccer

Wet weather puts planting behind normal year

Rain slowed planting progress early in the week ending April 23, but drier and warmer weather over the weekend allowed producers to plant corn and oats according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 2.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Other fieldwork activities included fertilizer and anhydrous applications, tillage, and burning down cover crops. Continue reading Wet weather puts planting behind normal year

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