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Education

  • Drama club to perform ‘Game Show’ at Centre Square

    The St. Catharine College Drama Club will perform their annual spring play on April 25, April 26 and April 27 at Centre Square in Lebanon. This year’s production is “Game Show.” The play is a comedy about game show contestants.

  • What will you learn today?

    Amy Morgeson
    Director, Marion County Public Library

  • NAACP scholarship applications at MCHS

    Applications for scholarships offered by the Marion County chapter of the NAACP are now available in the guidance counselor’s office at Marion County High School. The local NAACP chapter is giving out two $500 scholarships, one from the NAACP and one from the family of Verda Calhoun.  
    To apply, fill out an application and mail it to the address on the application form by Friday, May 2. Applicants are encouraged to start early because the application takes time and thought to complete.

  • Audit reveals money mess at MCHS

    An audit report released Thursday by the Marion County Board of Education shows sloppy accounting practices at Marion County High School.
    “In my opinion, this is the worst bookkeeping I’ve seen anywhere,” Board Chairman Michael Mullins said. “I can’t believe we are keeping books like this in the school system.”
    There was no indication that any money was missing, Mullins said. But, the bookkeeping at MCHS, in particular, was a mess and it’s the board’s responsibility to make sure taxpayers funds are spent correctly, he said.

  • Audit: School Board Chairman Michael Mullins’ statement on audit of school activities fund accounts

    On Aug. 13, 2013, this Board unanimously approved retention of an independent auditor to conduct an in-depth analysis of the activity funds of the Marion County School system for the years 2011 through the 2013 school year. In that regard, the firm of White and Company. P.S.C., Certified Public Accountants, was retained to conduct that review and analysis.

  • Audit: Finance Director Lisa Caldwell’s response

    Finance Director Lisa Caldwell’s response

    Board Members and Superintendent:

  • Board to ‘make it right’ with misused fiscal court funds

     Money was the primary topic at the Marion County Board of Education meeting Thursday.

  • All-star teacher

    Marion County residents are no strangers to fame.
    Local people have been in feature films, television shows and recognized on professional sporting fields.
    In May, the county will send a very special resident to Philadelphia. Joan Wood will be recognized at Citizens Bank Park during the Philadelphia Phillies Educator Appreciation Day. Wood has been teaching for more than 40 years and has taught in Marion County for the last eight of them. Before then, she spent time at schools in Richmond and Georgetown in Kentucky and in Illinois.

  • June 4 will be the last day for Marion County students

    The Marion County Board of Education approved several amendments to the school calendar at its April 10 meeting.

    School will not be in session on Memorial Day.

    The last day for students will be Wednesday, June 4.

    The closing day for teachers will be Friday, June 6.

    The MCHS graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7.

  • West Marion Elementary Principal taking a leave of absence

    Benji Mattingly, who has been principal at West Marion Elementary School since July of 2005, is taking an unexpected leave of absence for the remainder of the school year.
    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said Mattingly is taking “personal time” and Danny Lyvers, who was principal at WMES for 14 years before retiring in 2005, will be serving as interim principal during Mattingly’s absence.
    The Lebanon Enterprise asked Mattingly if he wanted to make a statement and he declined.