The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

July 18, 2014

Hoopeston Area board buys computers

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston Area school board unanimously approved the John Greer Chrome Book Pilot Program Thursday. The cost is not to exceed $67,251 for the 2014-2015 school year.

The program will include 160 Dell Chrome Books, the Google Chrome management license, a three-year warranty with accidental damage protection and six carts for the Chrome Book.

"We looked at seven different Chrome Books," said Lawrence Jahn, technology chairman. "Dell was the sturdiest and with 4 gigabytes (of memory)."

In other school board business, board members approved the District Active Shooter Crisis Plan, the Technology Plan for school years 2015-2017, the employee work rules and the coaches handbook as presented.

Also approved were Aunt Millie's for bread products, Illinia FS for fuel and Prairie Farms for milk products for school year 2014-2015. Superintendent Hank Hornbeck said the milk prices did go up this year and the price per carton would be adjusted to 30 cents instead of 25 cents.

• Mark Eighner said the financial report was overall very good for the school district in 2014.

"Everyone has been controlling our expenses and watching what they buy," Eighner said. "Our district has done a pretty good job with an estimated budget."

• Learned insurance will cover damage to the Maple School roof damage and loss of the library books during a recent storm. It also will cover the asbestos abatement for the high school boiler.

• Learned teachers will report for work on Aug. 14 and the first day of school for students will be Aug. 18.

• Approved the employment of Matt Darling as eighth-grade girls'basketball coach, Megan Schneider as the Maple Grade School kindergarten teacher and Ross Bryll as the assistant football coach. Also approved were resignations of Tim Bulster as middle school ELA teacher and high school girls' track coach and Kevin Jett, fifth-grade boys' basketball coach.

The next Hoopeston School Board meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, at the high school library.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Westville council limits parking on two streets

    Village trustees approved an ordinance Tuesday night to restrict parking on two village streets.

    July 23, 2014

  • Children’s show auditions set

    July 23, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 23, 2014

  • Veedersburg council to replace air conditioner at city hall

    Town council members learned Tuesday the air conditioning system at the town hall and fire station needs to be replaced.

    July 23, 2014

  • Health Overhaul Subsi_Morr.jpg Courts split on health law clash WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.But the split rulings don’t necess

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robbery suspect gets 13 years DANVILLE — A man accused of robbing the Oakwood adult book store earlier this year was sentenced Monday to prison.Joel Frazier, 28, of Danville, appeared in Vermilion County Circuit Court on Monday on three separate cases. He was sentenced to a total

    July 23, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleFriday:Theft in the 1100 block of Meadow Street.Saturday:Theft in the 800 block of East Madison Street.SaturdayCriminal damage, attempted battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the 500 block of S

    July 23, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Monday, 9:59-11:05 a.m. — A natural gas leak at 22 S. Kansas Ave.Monday, 12:36-12:47 p.m. — A medical call in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street.Monday, 1:52-2:58 p.m. — A natural gas leak at 22 S. Kansas

    July 23, 2014

  • State's attorney drops murder charges DANVILLE — Murder charges filed against a Danville man were dropped Monday during Vermilion County Circuit Court proceedings.The Vermilion County State’s Attorney’s Office motioned to drop the charges of first-degree murder filed against Edward Woodf

    July 23, 2014

  • Learn about photos

    July 22, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: MH17 Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball
NDN Video
CDC Director Warns Of A World Where Antibiotics No Longer Work Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot
Must Read