Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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School board ponders Groveport Madison High School’s future

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor What is the future of the nearly 50-year-old Groveport Madison High School building? SHP Leading Design presented three proposed options to the Groveport Madison Board of Education on what could be done with the aging high school, located at 4475 S. Hamilton Road in Groveport: •Maintain and renovate the existing b...

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Photo album: WJ Christmas in the Park 2013

By Jeff Pfeil, Messenger photographer On Dec. 13, Garrette Park once again became a winter wonderland with lights shining from high in the trees to low on the snow-covered ground.  Santa arrived to help turn on the lights, then retired to the Santa House to hear wish lists and pose for pictures with hundreds of children. Hot homemade food and drink...

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Groveport Madison considers levy for the May ballot

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Treasurer Tony Swartz said the Groveport Madison Board of Education should consider placing a $5 million operating levy on the May 2014 ballot. According to the district’s most recent five-year financial forecast prepared by Swartz, the district will have a financial deficit of $4.2 million in fiscal year 2014; $2...

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Nearly half of Groveport Madison 3rd graders struggle with state reading test

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Approximately 45 percent of all Groveport Madison third grade students scored below the state requirement for advancement to the fourth grade on the state reading test administered in October. “The results are a reflection of one of the problems districts with high transient populations face, particularly in high ...

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Changes proposed for The Links at Groveport golf course

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Changes could be in store for the layout of The Links at Groveport golf course. The city of Groveport contracted with Hurdzan Golf Design for $25,000 to develop a master plan for the future of the golf course, located at 1005 Richardson Road. The 18-hole, par 72, 6,573 yard (from the longest tees) golf course open...

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New city flag to wave over Groveport

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Groveport will soon have a new city flag flying in front of its buildings. Groveport City Councilman Ed Dildine unveiled the new design for the city flag in December. The flag, approved by council on Dec. 16, replaces the existing brown and tan city flag that has been in use since 1989. The new flag features a dar...

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London school board will appoint two to fill board vacancies

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The London school board is in the process of selecting two individuals to fill seats on the board. Three seats were up for election in November. Marvin Homan was re-elected, but no other candidates successfully filed the paperwork to get on the ballot. In such cases, it is up to the board to select individuals to ...

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CW Middle School students get real world experience

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer The home economic classrooms and curriculum of the past are a far cry from the high tech equipment and lessons of the modern classroom. Gone are desks outfitted with sewing machines and, while ovens still line the walls of labs like one at Canal Winchester Middle School, the meals pulled from their wire racks are more ...

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CW kids embrace music of “The Nutcracker”

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer The magic of the “The Nutcracker” is finding Indian Trail second graders dancing their way through Karla Cherwinski’s music class in preparation for a field trip to the Ohio Theatre to see the holiday ballet. The Canal Winchester students are familiarizing themselves with the musical themes of the production as well as...

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