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    Third grade students at Montpelier Elementary School were offered the opportunity to visit the Minnetrista Center in Muncie during a field trip last month. The students learned about nature, local history, art, and walked through some beautiful Minnetrista gardens.

    Students in Julia Duncan’s class at Montpelier Elementary School not only had special guests in their classroom last week, but they also got to be a part of a radio show on NASH FM last week. Thanks to the efforts of one of the school’s parent, Duncan’s class was registered to be part of…

    To meet the need for a larger bus for one of our afternoon routes in Hartford City, Blackford County Schools will be switching buses.

     Lyndsey Waters, a senior at Blackford High School, was honored with the Good Citizen Award during the March 3 meeting of the Francois Godfroy Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

A Future Farmers of America convocation was held at the end of last week’s FFA week at Blackford High School. And it proved to be a blast!

    The horrific scene that played out in Parkland, Florida last week reminds us all of the great responsibility we have to ensure that school safety is a priority and concern of all involved with educating our students. To that end, here are a few of the actions Blackford County Schools tak…


    For third grade students at Southside Elementary School, learning was taken to a whole different level last week as the students spent the day learning about the country of Thailand.

    Montpelier Elementary School, Blackford High School and Blackford Junior High School all now have adaptive bike for use at each of the schools, thanks to RAC Trykes, a Muncie-based nonprofit organization created with the mission of helping people with disabilities who would benefit from …

Camren Hill is the new Spelling Bee champ at Montpelier Elementary School. He is shown here with Spelling Bee runner-up Evelyn Pacheco, and their 3rd grade teacher Kylee Redford. Photo courtesy of Blackford Schools.

On Feb. 14, Anderson University will open a new Situation Room for the Security Studies Program. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception will take place from 4-5 p.m. in Decker Hall, Room 377.

Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester of 2017. To be eligible for the list, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

    Homeschooled children, preschoolers and toddlers are invited to participate in physical education classes on Wednesdays at the Montpelier Civic Center Gym, 339 S. Main St., Montpelier.

     A Marion-based center that teaches the English language to men, women and children who do not speak it as their primary language has its origins at Taylor University.


    The Blackford School Board received some good news, and some not so welcomed news about the school corporation’s insurance costs during last week’s regular board meeting.

    It was a Turkey Dance-off during Community Day on Friday at Montpelier Elementary School. -Photo courtesy of Blackford Schools

    Taylor University has received high national and regional rankings from the newest Open Doors report – a survey associated with the U.S. Department of State that measures study abroad and service learning trips from colleges and universities in the United States to international destinations.


    Blackford Schools Supt. Chad Yencer told members of the school board last week that consolidation of the school system was still on track.

Special honor presented during season-opening 7th grade game

    A ‘G’ attack is emerging for the young Lady Bruin girls varsity basketball team. Gretchen Messersmith, Grace Simmons and Grace Marshall were leaders in recent losses to Yorktown and Southern Wells. Others who contributed in the Yorktown game included Jaycee Sones with five points and Hel…

    The Blackford School Board will meet in special session on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the administration offices located at 0668 W. 200-S, Hartford City, to consider a contract between the school corporation and the Blackford Federation of Teachers.


    Mornings at Southside Elementary School have a unique way of getting started.