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Gillespie High SchoolCLASS of 2013 (Seniors)

HIGH HONOR ROLL

Sebastian Braun, Dylan Brown, Alexis Burns, Allison Goldasich, Michael Halpin, Shelby Jarman, Haylie Kirkwood, Kadie Kruschik, Deanna Landreth, Lauren Pincsak, Aaron Semplowski, Kathryn Stromsland.

HONOR ROLL          

Jessica Baumann, Markus Beeman, Brittany Bertolis, Emily Best, Stephanie Calcott, Kortney Carr, Austin Cook, Kaylee Cox, Jessica Cunningham, Alexander Dopuch, Brenden Engelke, Kaily Frensko, Kylie Frensko, Patterson Friese, Chelsea Gill, Victoria Gilleland, Jordan Grove, Elizabeth Heyen, Rebecca Korunka, Karie Kruschik, Jered Martin, Taylor Monke, Haley Parker, Chase Peterson, Kaci Petrie, Conner Pollard, Courtney Reiter, Devon Schoen, Zackery Stewart, Guinevere Tesio, Jade Tieman, Dustin Timmermeirer, Hanna Truskowski, Shelby Watson.

CLASS of 2014 (Juniors)

HIGH HONOR ROLL

Ashley Corbin, Layne Knoche, Samantha Elizondo, Erika Schmidt, Ellen Gray, Zachary Taylor, Ashlen Hayes, Derrek Tiburzi, Justine Hill, Tyler Whitfield, Robert Hormann

HONOR ROLL

Harley Bertoli, Kristin Bertolis, Rebecca Besserman, Maddison Bierbaum, Seth Billings, Jenna Boaz, Larissa Borror, Jerry Crites, Andrew DeMartini, Nathan Dickinson, Jessica Diesselhorst, Joseph Dopuch,  Jacob Fredericks, Bayley Garrison, Whitley Gibson, Molly Gray, Jimi Hagen, Christopher Halpin, Stephanie Hartke,  Michael Henderson, Nathan Henrichs, Shelby Heyen, Kelcey Hill, Ashlynn Jackson, Joseph Janssen, Summer Johnson, Erinn Karlak, Eric Lancaster, Drake Lineback, Austin Lytle, Kayli Morris, Alexis Moutrie, Richard Muir, Taylor Murday, Sebastian Nessl, Mirena Pebley, Blake Peterson, Abby Pitchford, Brandon Provost, Macie Rhodes, Seth Rieffer, Tateum Rosentreter, Tyler Ross, Cody Schlecte, Jason Stromsland, Heather Truskowski, Corey Turner, Kimberly Werner, Carli Widner.

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CLASS of 2015 (Sophmores)

HIGH HONOR ROLL

Nichole Miller, Miranda Tarro.

HONOR ROLL 

Brady Anderson, William Barber, Shelby Besserman, Kelly Clark, Andrew Copeland, Jacob Corbin, Brooke Deffenbaugh, Derick Engelke, Joshua Friese, Kaitlyn Gray, Ashley Greff, Tanner Hearn, Kaitlin Henrichs, Jerrid Jacobs, Jacob Kirkwood, John Loveless, Abigail Pollard, Emily Reid, Joseph Rhodes, Jordan Rosentreter, Gary Ross, Zachary Royer, Kaitlyn Scott, Michael Shepard, Shelsie Timmermeier, Damien Wall, Kennedi Whitworth, Quentin Zenner.

CLASS of 2016 (Sophmores)

HIGH HONOR ROLL

Steven DeMartini, Regan Goldasich, Marissa Hartke, Evan Price.

HONOR ROLL

Paige Adkins, Amanda Ballinger, Josh Balzraine, Ben Billings, Madison Buckner, Owen Carter, Regan Clark, Samuel Clay, Kirklund Davis, Taylor Dickinson, Abby Eccles, Elizabeth Fields, Elijah Fox, Olivia Friese, Lynsey Gibson, Emily Harzy, Blake Hayes, Baily Hendricks, Taylor Jacobs, Bailey Jarman, Devin Laughlin, Alexis Lupkey, Eryka Mabus, Reese Marshall, Bryce McKinney, Abigail Munos, Nicholas Mushill, Elizabeth Nance, Colleen Overhulser, Brittany Parker, Ashley Pokorney, Elizabeth Pryor, Zachary Reiman, Sadie Robinson, Randon Root, Michael Ross, Colin Tieman, Ryan Timpe, KEagan West, Arryk Wood.

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Gillespie man injured in DUI accident

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Genisio's Ford Mustang in the City of Gillespie's impound lot Tuesday morning.

A Gillespie man was taken to a local hospital after suffering injuries following a single-vehicle accident that occurred Sunday morning, October 11, after he drove off the roadway and into a deep ditch near the intersection of Route 16 and Charles Street in Gillespie.

Gillespie Police Chief Jared DePoppe reported that the police department was dispatched to the scene of the accident shortly before 3 a.m. Officers arrived to find Jonathan Genisio, 29, of Gillespie as the driver and only occupant inside the Ford Mustang vehicle.

Genisio was arrested, but give a notice to appear in court so he could seek medical treatment. He was charged with six different counts in addition to having his vehicle impounded. His charges include driving under the influence of alcohol, no insurance, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to notify SOS of an address change and failure to wear a seat belt.

At the time of publication on Thursday evening, the vehicle was recovered from impound and Genisio was discharged from the hospital. The extent of his injuries was unable to be released by medical personnel.

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Gillespie council discusses budget and meeting process

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Treasurer Dan Fisher addresses the council.

Treasurer Dan Fisher (right) addresses the council.

The treasurer for the City of Gillespie had a lot to say about how city officials handle their subcommittees and how city funds are spent during the city’s committee meeting held Monday evening, July 27.

Dan Fisher, the elected treasurer for Gillespie, spoke to the council for over 30 minutes about how bills are paid and more importantly, how purchases are appropriated for and planned. During the city’s board meeting held earlier this month, Fisher suggested the council move their meeting dates to coincide with how the bills are paid.

He explained that many council members bring up issues or have questions about certain bills during the council meetings, but the questions are left to be answered by the city clerk who isn’t present at the board meetings. In addition to dragging out the meetings, Fisher said the questions should be taken care of before the meeting is held.

“We need to have a standardized process on how we buy things,” Fisher told the council Monday evening. “We need to spend more time on appropriating.”

We need to have a standardized process on how we buy things

Fisher distributed a “Budget Basics” packet to board members during the committee meeting held Monday and said the council should consider implementing a purchase order system to account for all purchases. “That way when the bills come in, we can match the form up with it and everyone knows what the purchase was for and what account it comes out of,” he clarified.

Council members agreed with what Fisher had to say to them. “We need to spend a lot of time when do our appropriation and it’s going to take a lot of time from everyone, including myself,” he continued. “We need to find a way to be collective in how we do things.”

Fisher closed by adding that the council also takes too long at their regular city council meetings, which are held on the second Monday of each month. Speaking of the city’s July meeting that lasted nearly 3 hours, Fisher said the council needs to be much more “business-like”.

“We take too long at our meetings,” he closed. “It’s been proven that people lose focus after 90 minutes and there is no reason why we shouldn’t be able to get a meeting done in 1 hour and 15 minutes.”

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City clerk Frances Smith spoke up after Fisher referred to the council’s last meeting. She prefaced her statement by saying she didn’t intend to saying anything, but continued by saying that the council’s July 13th meeting took her three days to transcribe. “It makes the clerk’s job hard – whoever it is,” she said. “There is a lot of side conversations and it’s very hard to hear on the tape.”

Ash Street Project

Alderman Steve Kluthe informed the board that he received the bid specifications back for the Ash Street Project which allows the council to advertise the specs to get an idea how much drainage project will cost.

Kluthe said the bid specifications cover everything including equal opportunity employer and prevailing wage information, but said the project could probably be handled by a local contractor. The project includes installing a culvert that will transfer the water to Cherry Street.

The council hopes the completed project will then alleviate the water that currently gets backed up north of Ash Street. “They are going to put a culvert underneath Ash Street to the north and grade the ground on the north side so the water flows to the culvert and down to the south end where there is a storm drain,” Kluthe explained.

TIF District

We should stretch the money out and begin to reinvest the money into community development

Fisher informed the council that the tax bills for the TIF district went out and the city can expect to receive close to $60,000. He reminded the council that even though the city made a big payment to United Community Bank last year in excess of $90,000, there will still be a payment made to UCB for their portion paid into the TIF until the TIF expires, which Fisher said is 12-14 more years.

After the city pays UCB, Fisher said the council can expect to still have somewhere north of $40,000 remaining each year. “I would like us to start to look at other projects that meet the TIF criteria that we could spend $20-$30,000 per year,” Fisher explained. “Long-range projects – projects that could last 10-12 years. We should stretch the money out and begin to reinvest the money into community development.”

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Elementary school releases supply lists for fall

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School Supply 2

Kindergarten

  • 5 boxes CRAYOLA brand crayons (24 count)
  • 1 box CRAYOLA brand broad-line markers (classic)
  • 1 backpack
  • 1 box of water paints
  • 1 pair FISKAR brand scissors (children’s)
  • 6 large glue sticks
  • 1 small plastic school box
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 4 large erasers
  • 20 pencils (#2, lead, plain yellow)
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex
  • 2 rolls of paper towels
  • 2 containers of anti-bacterial wipes
  • 1 large box of sandwich size ZIPLOC bags (girls)
  • 1 large box of gallon ZIPLOC bags (boys)
  • 1 clipboard
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 spiral 1-subject notebook (wide ruled)
  • Extra set of clothes to keep at school
  • Tennis shoes for P.E.

First Grade

  • 1 plastic school box
  • 3 packs of pencil top erasers
  • 2 large pink erasers
  • 5 packs of Ticonderoga brand pencils
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 2 boxes of CRAYOLA crayons (24 count)
  • 12 Elmer’s brand glue sticks
  • 1 pair of FISKAR brand scissors
  • 1 spiral 1-subject notebook (wide ruled)
  • 2 plastic 2-pocket folders
  • 1 8ct classic CRAYOLA fine line markers
  • 2 dry erase markers
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex
  • 3 containers of Clorox Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • 1 box of sandwich size ZIPLOC bags (girls)
  • 1 box of gallon ZIPLOC bags (boys)
  • Tennis shoes for P.E.
  • Extra set of clothes to keep at school

Second Grade

  • Handheld pencil sharpener
  • 8 large Elmer’s glue sticks
  • 1 large zippered pencil bag
  • 24 – #2 pencils
  • 1 wide ruled spiral notebook
  • 1 package wide ruled loose leaf paper
  • (2) 1” three ring binder
  • 1 pack of pencil top erasers
  • 1 pair of FISKARS brand pointed scissors
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • 1 box broad line classic CRAYOLA markers
  • 2 boxes CRAYOLA crayons (24 count)
  • 2 plastic pocket folders
  • 1 CRAYOLA watercolor paints
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • Large Ziploc bags
  • Sandwich size Ziploc bags
  • 2 containers of Clorox wipes
  • 1 box of CRAYOLA colored pencils
  • 2 dry erase markers
  • Extra set of clothes to leave at school
  • Tennis shoes for P.E.

Third Grade

  • 1 small school box
  • 4 packages of pencils (#2, plain yellow)
  • 2 boxes CRAYOLA crayons (24 count)
  • 1 box CRAYOLA colored pencils
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 pair pointed scissors
  • 6 ELMER glue sticks
  • 2 pocket folders
  • 3 boxes Kleenex
  • 2 containers of CLOROX wipes
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 package of loose leaf paper (wide rule)
  • 2 notebooks (wide rule)
  • (2) 1” binders
  • 2 packs of pencil top erasers
  • Gallon-sized Ziploc bags (boys)
  • Sandwich-sized Ziploc bags (girls)
  • 2 packages of post-it notes
  • Tennis shoes for P.E.

Fourth Grade

  • 2 packages of wide rule loose leaf paper
  • 48 pencils
  • 3 packs pencil top erasers
  • (1) 2” binder
  • 1 box 24 or 48 count CRAYOLA crayons
  • 1 pair FISKAR scissors
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 single subject notebook (wide rule)
  • 3 folders
  • 2 packages of white index cards
  • 4 highlighters
  • 4 packages of post-it notes
  • 2 boxes Kleenex
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes
  • Hand held Pencil Sharpener
  • Dividing tabs for binder
  • Tennis shoes for P.E.

Fifth Grade

  • Art Box
  • Pencil Pouch
  • 36 pencils (mechanical preferred)
  • 12 pencil top erasers
  • Crayola crayons
  • Markers
  • Crayola Colored Pencils
  • Red or Blue Pen
  • Scissors
  • Clear Ruler
  • Clear Protractor
  • 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glue or 2 Glue Sticks
  • (1) 3 Ring Binder (2 inch)
  • 2 notebooks (one subject-wide ruled)
  • 1 package of loose leaf paper (wide ruled)
  • 3 folders
  • 2 highlighters
  • 2 boxes Kleenex
  • Girls-Antibacterial Wipes
  • Boys-4 pack of post it notes
  • Hand Held Pencil Sharpener
  • Pocket Dictionary
  • Tennis shoes for P.E.

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