Two major personnel changes were announced at last Thursday’s Washington School Board meeting.
A Washington alumni and former teacher was named to the vacant Assistant Principal position as Troy Zollars will move from Cape Coral, Fla., back to Washington.
Zollars, a graduate of Washington High School, was a teacher at Washington before moving to Florida. He was given a two-year contract.
The addition of Zollars starts a new era for students coming to school today as LeAnne Kelley takes over as principal at the high school. Kelley is also a Washington native and was the principal at Pike Central High School.
But while one era begins, another ends as Lorri Zeller resigned as secretary for the Athletic Department. Zeller had worked at the school for a number of years.
Those two personnel shuffles highlighted a number of moves accepted by the board. Two teachers, Bill McKittrick and Pat Riney, will retire at the end of the first semester, and Zeller’s resignation was matched by two others, Audrey Case as high school math teacher and Jason Johnston as high school girls tennis coach.
The following teacher appointments were made by the board: Todd Riker as technology director; Paige Quade as high school math teacher; Lisa Dillon as junior high gateway teacher; and Phillip Burden, Megan Arvin, Megan Riney and Emily Dills, elementary teachers.
The following extra-curricular appointments were also announced: Brandt Schuckman, boys varsity basketball assistant coach; Bill O’Brian, junior varsity girls basketball coach and assistant football coach; Alan Lemon, varsity softball coach; John Thompson, varsity wrestling coach; Gary Isza, assistant football coach; Eric Gilley, varsity boys track coach, assistant freshman/sophomore football coach; Zach O’Brian, freshman/sophomore football coach; Kacey Frette, freshman girls basketball coach; Tanner McPherson, varsity wrestling assistant coach; Bill Ricke, varsity boys golf coach; Morris Petty, varsity girls golf coach; Chris Moody, eighth grade football coach and sixth grade boys travel basketball coach; Scott Durnil, seventh grade football coach; Erik Browning, seventh grade assistant football coach; Mack Petty, assistant boys golf coach; and Jeff Gaither, assistant boys soccer coach.
Also, Mary Ann McClure, assistant girls soccer coach; Levi Ash, junior high wrestling coach; Stephanie McClure, junior high volleyball coach; Tiffany Gilley, Griffith fifth and sixth grade girls basketball coach and fifth grade girls travel basketball coach; Beth Trousdale, North sixth grade girls basketball coach; Kevin Huebner, Veale fifth and sixth grade girls basketball coach and sixth grade girls basketball travel coach; Adair Hedrick, North fifth grade girls basketball coach; Brett Matteson, Lena Dunn fifth and sixth grade boys basketball coach; and Bobby Ray, junior high assistant wrestling coach.
Also, Brad Taber, eighth grade boys soccer coach; Madi Lee, eighth grade girls soccer coach; Brett Matteson, sixth grade boys travel basketball coach; J. Quintin Myers, fifth grade boys travel basketball coach; Justin Bush, boys soccer varsity assistant coach; and Bryce Newton, seventh grade boys soccer coach.
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Prejudging for Fair contest
Prejudging for Fair contest
Prejudging for the Daviess County Fair’s Little Miss and Mister contest will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Elnora Fire Station.
ND to adopt new textbooks
The North Daviess School Board approved the adoption of new reading textbooks for kindergarten through grade six.
Reading Street from Pearson Scott Foresman will be used for the next six years beginning in the fall. Text books fees for the upcoming school year will remain about the same for kindergarten through grade six. Textbooks for the junior and senior high will vary depending on the classes in which students enroll.
Man shot with BB gun
9:33 p.m. - A male caller at 603 N.W. Second St. said his roommate shot himself in the tongue with a pellet gun. The roommate told officers he thought the gun was not loaded. Both the caller and the roommate were taken to Daviess Community Hospital.
Hupmobile club to visit locally
If you see nearly two dozen classic cars rolling up and the down the roads of Daviess County and the surrounding areas next week, there’s a good chance you are seeing a Hupmobile. Beginning Sunday, the International Hupmobile Club will begin its annual tour, this time across southwest Indiana.
Shooter had minor legal issues
James D. Jones, 60, of Shoals has been identified as the suspect killed when gunfire was exchanged between Jones and State Trooper Jarrod Lents, a nine year veteran of the Indiana State Police
Lucille Dillon, the first lady of tourism in Daviess County, died Saturday. She was 76.
Eric Bassler to run for state Senate
A Washington City Councilman announced Monday his intentions to run for the state senate.
UPDATED! Trooper shot near U.S. 50; suspect dead
An Indiana State Trooper was injured following a shooting on U.S. 50 Monday.
4-year-old dies after incident at Eastside Park
A 4-year-old who was found in the water of the overflow of Baumert Lake, near the Pavilion at Eastside Park, was pronounced dead at Daviess Community Hospital.
Navy friends are reunited after 42 years
It had been 42 years since Jim Dant, Washington, had been in contact with his Navy buddy Glen Bernard.
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