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School board to vote on naming gym March 19

The Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corp. Board of Trustess is considering naming the Knightstown High School gym in honor of Dylan Hiner, a Knightstown student who died May 4, 2017. The school board is planning to include the vote on their agenda Tuesday, March 19. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the KHS media center/library. The school board wants to gauge community support before they vote. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting.

– Courier-Times Staff Report

Carthage board special meeting March 20

The Carthage Town Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 to open bids for the 2019 street paving project. Closed bids will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at town hall.

– Information provided

Cleanup set at Mechanicsburg Cemetery

Mechanicsburg Cemetery spring cleanup will start after April 1. The weather and volunteers’ working schedule will determine the date.

All ground decorations including Christmas, faded and out-of-season flowers and ragged saddles will be removed. Personal items and shepherd hooks that are out of line with the monuments will be removed from the mowing area.

Anyone wanting to keep their decorations and personal items must remove them by March 29. No glass jars or tin cans are allowed and only one  shepherds hook. The cemetery will not be responsible for decorations left during cleanup.

– Provided by Phyllis Boze