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  • Bruce’s history lessons: Truman’s decision to recognize Israel

    This week (May 14) in 1948, at the direction of President Harry Truman, the United States recognized the existence of the newly formed state of Israel, which had declared independence earlier that day. It was, Truman later stated, among the most important decisions of his presidency.

    May 16, 2013

  • Reunion listings: May 16, 2013

    May 16, 2013

  • Chances and Services for Youth to participate in food program

    The Chances and Services for Youth recently announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program.

    May 16, 2013

  • South Latin students compete at convention

    Terre Haute South Vigo High School Latin students competed with other Indiana schools at the recent state convention at ISU.

    May 16, 2013

  • Southwest Parke School Corp. receives eLearning grant

    Southwest Parke Community School Corp. has received an Imagining and Creating eLearning grant for the 2013-2014 school year through the Indiana Department of Education.

    May 16, 2013

  • Newsmakers: May 16, 2013

    May 16, 2013

  • Otter Creek competes in regional Academic Super Bowl

    The Otter Creek Academic Super Bowl teams competed in the regional Academic Super Bowl competition on April 27 at Sarah Scott Middle School.

    May 16, 2013

  • Riverton Parke FFA teams compete at April 16 contest

    Two Riverton Parke FFA Parliamentary Procedure Teams competed at the section competition for the Parliamentary Procedure Demonstration Contest on April 16 at the Indiana FFA Center in Trafalgar.

    May 16, 2013

  • Parks offering summer day camp

    The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its summer day camp.

    May 16, 2013

  • State recognizes counties for improving college success

    Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers recognized 26 Indiana counties for working to increase the percentage of Hoosiers with education beyond high school. The counties are members of Indiana’s College Success Coalition, a statewide network focused on improving college access and success.

    May 16, 2013

  • College Challenge program earns accreditation

    Indiana State University’s College Challenge program for high school students has earned initial accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

    May 16, 2013

  • ISP offers youth an up close look at law enforcement

    Most television viewers have seen at least part of a CSI or Law and Order episode. These shows seem to have spurred a new interest in law enforcement and forensics. For more than 40 years the Indiana State Police have been giving young people an up close look at law enforcement through its youth camps program.

    May 16, 2013

  • Goals, Pride & Achievements: May 16, 2013

    Alyssa A. Barnes of Clinton graduated from Purdue University on Sunday.
    She has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management, with a minor in psychology.

    May 16, 2013

  • Woodrow Wilson students collect funds for animals

    The leadership team from Woodrow Wilson Middle School sponsored a week of giving to collect funds and supplies for the Terre Haute Humane shelter.

    May 16, 2013

  • Riverton Parke academic bowl team finishes strong

    The Riverton Parke English academic bowl team finished as runner-up at the state finals competition on May 4 at Purdue University, and the social studies team swept through all of its last eight questions without a miss to finish third in the contest.

    May 16, 2013

  • Turkey Run High School names top 2013 students

    Kaleigh Basan has been named valedictorian and Jeff Woods and Kendall Davies are co-salutatorians for the Turkey Run High School Class of 2013.
    Graduation ceremonies will be in the high school gymnasium at 11 a.m. May 25 with 36 students receiving their diplomas.

    May 16, 2013

  • Bruce’s history lessons: Spring Cleaning 2013

    Time for my annual “Spring Cleaning” column, in which I address reader issues and answer “Frequently Asked Questions.”

    May 9, 2013

  • Moats gets ISU Rankin Award

    Indiana State University has honored Katelynn Moats of Terre Haute with the Rankin Memorial Distinguished Senior Award in recognition of her contributions to the betterment of the university.

    May 9, 2013

  • Turkey Run to honor seniors

    Turkey Run High School will hold its senior awards and recognition program at 7 p.m. Monday in the ELC room. A reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.
    The program for freshmen to juniors will be held at 1:32 p.m. May 16 in the high school gymnasium.

    May 9, 2013

  • Honey Creek math club earns gold status

    Honey Creek Middle School has received Gold Level Status as a participant of the 2013 MATHCOUNTS Club.

    May 9, 2013

  • Riverton Parke students bring home art awards

    Students from 15 schools in west central Indiana competed in the 34th annual d’Arlier Trust Spring Art Show on April 19-25 in Veedersburg. Four Riverton Parke High School students won a total of nine awards in six of the show’s 20 categories.

    May 9, 2013

  • Parke Adult Tutoring Service awards mini-grant

    The Parke Adult Tutoring Service has awarded a mini-grant of $270 to Riverton Parke English teacher Mike Lunsford to purchase reading materials for his students.

    May 9, 2013

  • Vigo County School Corp. Honor Roll — Middle School, Second Grading Period

    May 9, 2013

  • Kauffmann, Bruce.jpg BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: The Civil War: Means versus ends

    The Civil War began this week (April 12) in 1861 with the shelling of the Union fort, Fort Sumter, by Confederate troops in South Carolina. Four years later that war ended with the total defeat of the Confederacy, and in the war’s wake many historians have concluded that a Union victory was inevitable given the huge advantages that the Union North had in terms of manpower, weaponry, manufacturing and industrial capacity.

    April 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • SMWC honored for ‘Pomeroy Pride’

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College received a silver award from the “Higher Education Marketing Report” 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. The full-page ad publicly announced the launch of the SMWC’s campaign to build a sports and recreation center, titled the “Pomeroy Pride Campaign.”

    April 11, 2013

  • ISU students garner awards at ITEEA conference

    A group of Indiana State University technology and engineering education students talked to each other over walkie-talkies as they recently went to Columbus, Ohio, in a three-car caravan.

    April 11, 2013

  • Indiana State to be recognized for ‘Celebrating Sustainability’

    Indiana State University will be recognized in two venues this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to re-stabilize the earth’s climate through education, research and community engagement.

    April 11, 2013

  • Pimento reunion dinner set for May 11

    The Pimento School reunion dinner will be held May 11 at Hoosier Prairie School. Friendship hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. A meeting and program will conclude the evening.

    April 11, 2013

  • ISU taking applications for Summer Honors program

    Indiana State University is accepting applications from talented high school students interested in taking part in this year’s Summer Honors program.

    April 11, 2013

  • ISU student selected as a Newman Fellow

    Katelynn Taylor, a junior at Indiana State University, is one of 181 student leaders nationwide selected  by Campus Compact as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows.

    April 11, 2013

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