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April 7, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 7, 2021 A-7 EAST GIBSON Submit East Gibson news items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg BARTON TOWNSHIP HONOR ROLL Mrs. Jane Reed, prin- cipal of Barton Town- ship Elementary School, would like to announce the Honor Roll for the third grading period. GRADE 4 A-B Honor Roll Haley Deisher Harper Gray Presley Heichelbech Lexi Sandifar Christian Tkacz GRADE 5 All A Honor Roll Carly Schoononver A-B Honor Roll Savannah Craney Roxi Heichelbech Cirra Lemeron Josh Lin Kaigan Nossett Emma Pierce Gavin Strickland GRADE 6 A-B Honor Roll Brylee Brogan Elle Schlottman Kinley Stoffel Jesse Willis FRANSISCO ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL Mrs. Jane Reed, principal of Fran- cisco Elementary School, would like to announce the Honor Roll and Most Improved student awards for the third grading period. We are proud of their hard work and look forward to their continued success. 6th Grade A-B Honor Roll Alessa Sloan 5th Grade A-B Honor Roll Miahnie Bairnsfather Bianca Young-Nimrick Trinitee Young-Nimrick 5th Grade Most Improved Isabell Lanier Zoey Neal Bianca Young-Nimrick 4th Grade A Honor Roll Damien Maier Bryson Schatz 4th Grade A-B Honor Roll Texas Besing Jordan Humphrey Lillian Sloan 4th Grade Most Improved Jordan Humphrey Lizzy Morrow OAKLAND CITY ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL Oakland City Elementary announced honors recently for the third nine weeks of the 2020 -21 school year. HONOR ROLLS GR ADE 4 All A Kenadi Maikranz Raeann Stevens A-B Honor Roll Bristol Armes Brooklyn Hess Fallon McGillem Anna McGowan Makanzie Ota Wyatt Rowe Anastyn Wilkerson Harlow Williams Grade 5 All A Chloe Blades Haylen Bobbitt Aydan Bye Eli Eversole Kylie Kimbrel Johnathon Lewis Jaevin McGillem Paige Shoultz Chloe Stolz Alison VanMeter A-B Honor Roll Kendrix Beasley Spencer Heichelbech Joe Jarboe Maks Lecocq GR ADE 6 All A Berkleigh Collins Adalynn Luebke Addyson Phillips Ayva Powers A-B Honor Roll Mallory Bailey Deacon Dupps Remmi Fryxell Taylor Heeman Kynedi Hutchinson Jaeda Meredith Kade Siekman CITIZENS OF THE NINE WEEKS Aleigha Smith Paisley Culbertson McKenzie Wineinger Kasyn Hutchinson Collin Cashin Damen Riley Averi Fryxell Terrin Meece Wyatt Rowe Aidan McCandless Kendrix Beasley Abigail Richardson Ayva Powers Taylor Heeman MOST IMPROVED STUDENTS Paislee Hughes Jonah Armes Madilyn Karns Lyric Cansler Gibby Bruner Renee Lewis Austin Lemond Tilee Payne Makenzie Ota Harlow Williams Cooper Smith Cannon Tooley Johnathan Lynn Parker Lee Oakland City Elementary Barton Township Elementary Francisco Elementary Oakland City Elementary announced their March students of the month recently. Pictured above is, front row (l to r): Ariel Sutton, Zoey McAvoy, Collin Neukam, Lyric Canler, Blair Berberich and Kyrra Lumagui; second row: Fallon McGillem, Annabella McGowan, Greenlee Parke and Kyah Carnahan; back row: Lillian Shambaugh-George, Chloe Stolz, Brooklynn Williams and Remmi Fryxell. BTE Donut Party Barton Township Elementary fifth grade (above) and sixth grade students (be- low), taught by Mrs. Susan Smith, earned 20,000 points by doing ELA problems in Moby Max. They in turn won a $20 gift card for a donut party. TMMI gives $1 million to YMCA Company donates a vehicle for vets By Janice Barniak Toyota Motor Manufactur- ing of Indiana announced a $1 million donation to the Toyo- ta Indiana YMCA of Prince- ton, which is going in on Wa- ter Street at the former Lowell Elementary School building, as well as a vehicle donation to Gibson County Veteran Ser- vices. The announcements cel- ebrate TMMI's new hybrid 2021 Sienna model and the kickoff of Toyota's 25th year in Indiana. According to TMMI Pres- ident Leah Curry, the Sienna required 3500 new parts and thousands of hours of exten- sive training for team mem- bers. "Imagine a puzzle with 3500 pieces coming together every 30 seconds," Curry said. Toyota donated a new Si- enna to Veteran's Services as a way to get veterans to and from medical appointments at the VA in Evansville. According to Veterans Ser- vice Officer George Pickers- gill, many of the county's 2200 vets, for a variety of reasons, can't get themselves to their appointments. "This is a big deal for us...I'm not an emotional guy, but this is an emotional day," he said. The YMCA donation will, according to local officials, give area children some of the opportunities larger commu- nities have. "We really needed this," said Curry, who is originally from Haubstadt. Johnathan Pope, COO of the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, called it a gathering place, where people can meet, children can be children, and social and spiritual needs are met. "This is going to be a Y that has access for all," Pope said. "One that is universally de- signed...a multi-generational Y, a multicultural Y...a gath- ering place for generations to come." Princeton Mayor Greg Wright talked about playing basketball at the local Boys and Girls Club and idolizing ball players. "We should never be more excited than we are now about this opportunity to change the quality of life in Gibson Coun- ty," he said. "I think this facility will unify the residents of Gibson County and it will unify the City of Princeton, unify our neighborhoods and unify our families. It will give families a place to come." Over the last 25 years, TM- MI has donated more than $ 33 million to local causes. Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana president Leah Curry gestures as she talks about what the com- pany is calling "Living the Sienna Life," putting the motto in quotes. She said it's about all the ways driv- ers live their best lives in travel and coming home. The Toyota Sienna hybrid, made in Princeton, in- volved 3500 new parts, and was the model donated to the county's Veteran's Service Office. Johnathan Pope, local CEO of the YMCA of South- western Indiana, talked about the Y as a place to bring the community together. George Pickersgill, Gibson County Veteran's Ser- vice Officer, joked he loved his job so much he'd do it for free — but don't tell that to his bosses, the com- missioners. County sees more than 8,000 first doses of vaccine By Janice Barniak As of press time Monday, Gibson County has 6,655 ful- ly-vaccinated individuals, with 8,821 first doses locally. The county has mostly adminis- tered the two-dose vaccines of Pfizer and Moderna; 229 people have received the sin- gle dose Johnson and John- son shot. Indiana announced the roll out allowing everyone 16 and older to sign up for vaccination now, at vaccine.coronavirus., or by calling 211, with people under 18 years old re- ceiving the Johnson and John- son shot automatically. The county's advisory lev- el is also down this week, hov- ering in yellow, with positiv- ity rates at 4.9 percent, just under the orange designa- tion. Total positive cases are 4,230. Deaths among those who tested positive for COVID are at 87. The Gibson County Health Dept.'s COVID testing site al- so has new hours as of this last week, with the site moving to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. As of April 6, the mask man- date will be rescinded in most places, according to the most recent executive orders, but not in schools, where chil- dren will continue to mask, or in government buildings, on state property, and at COVID testing and vaccination sites.

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