A $59,100 school performance award from the state will be distributed equally between Rochester School Corporation's 122 teachers who were judged to be effective, or highly effective, during their 2013-2014 performance evaluations.
Purdue Extension's Farm Winter School starts Jan. 7, 2015.
The four-session agricultural learning series will be at Rochester High School, as in years past, and offers pesticide applicator permit-holders the opportunity to earn credits toward their license renewal.
Phil and John McCarter are coming in for a soft landing.
They decided to close their B&B Men's Wear store, 814 Main St., in June and are conducting a going out of business sale. The closing date has not been decided. "We're still selling gift certificates," says Phil. He recommends those who have a gift certificate to use it by February.
Here are 10 players who crossed my Heisman Trophy radar but didn't make my top three:
Tevin Coleman (RB, Indiana)
IU hadn't had a 1,000-yard rusher since Levron Williams in 2001. Coleman ran for over 2,000 yards, a new IU record. Anthony Thompson ran for 1,793 yards in 1989 when he finished second in the Heisman race, becoming the closest an IU player has ever gotten to the award. He finished seventh in the voting and deserved better.
Wabash (6-2, 0-1 Three Rivers Conference) at Rochester (9-0, 1-0), 6:15 p.m./7:45 p.m. (JV/Varsity): After a spotless start to the 2013-14 season, the Class 3A, No. 8 Lady Zs will try their luck against a Wabash team and the star player that has marred their Three Rivers Conference aspirations.