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By DANA BROWN | September 2, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Greencastle-Antrim School District met or exceeded state Adequate Yearly Progress benchmarks for reading and math last school year, Director of Educational Operations Bob Crider told the school board Thursday evening. The board reviewed Pennsylvania System of School Assessment results for the 2009-2010 school year during a work session where principals from the primary, elementary, middle and high schools presented data specific to each school. Crider told the board that as a district, Greencastle-Antrim's results met or exceeded the benchmarks of 63 percent in reading and 56 percent in math.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | March 25, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors further solidified Tuesday its policy for paying severance to terminated, retired or resigned employees by adding it to the township personnel policy. The board, which terminated six upper-level employees in August 2008, said earlier this month that there was not a solid policy in place for paying employees their unused vacation, sick and personal time. Newly appointed Township Administrator Brad Graham spearheaded the effort to put the policy in writing.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | June 5, 2004
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Amid a cloud of multicolored Silly String, 200 seniors graduated from Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School Friday night. Excited family members waved, cheered, and shot video while the students filed in, girls in white caps and gowns, boys in royal blue. Due to rainy weather, the overflow crowd filled the school's auditorium and cafeteria to watch the ceremony. Addressing the audience, co-valedictorian Daniel Oliver said that he was surrounded by truly great individuals.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | December 20, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim School Board voted Wednesday to expel two male high school students after they came to school under the influence of drugs Nov. 21. Two boys, one a 17-year-old junior and the other a 16-year-old sophomore, came to school after overdosing on the cold medicine Coricidin, which contains ephedra, according to Principal Ed Rife. The 17-year-old took 20 pills and the 16-year-old took 12 pills and smoked marijuana, Rife said. The 17-year-old has been permanently expelled from the school district, which means he can never come back, Rife said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 4, 2011
The Greencastle-Antrim school board Thursday night unanimously adopted a proposed $34.56 million budget for 2011-12, but admitted there was work still to do. While the preliminary spending plan was approved, Board President Joel Fridgen said the board has a long way to go before the final budget is ready to be unveiled. "Right now we are basically going through our operations budget and that will take place over the next several months," Fridgen said. "Then renovations will be another piece of that.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER / Staff Correspondent | March 7, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim School District considered proposals Thursday night that could move the start of the 2008-09 school year back by one week and cement a commencement date for next year's graduating seniors. Under the first plan, the first day of school for students would move from Aug. 25 to Sept. 2 - the day after Labor Day - to become consistent with neighboring school districts. "Other districts are undergoing some major reconstruction projects and they would like to give the contractors an extra week to finish," said Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | September 30, 2004
bonnieb@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Musical excerpts from the Broadway show "Miss Saigon," complete with costumes, will be a highlight for the Greencastle-Antrim High School band as it competes at several contests this fall. The band dresses in Army fatigues, while the color guard is dressed "like Vietnamese women, with pointed hats," Band Director Samuel Forney said. Last weekend in Cumberland, Md., the band placed first in its group, and second overall in the 12-band competition, Forney said.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | March 21, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors reopened bids Tuesday for electrical, mechanical and plumbing contracts at its proposed multi-million dollar municipal government complex along U.S. 11 south of Greencastle. After receiving only one bid for mechanical work and one for plumbing in February from Eshenaurs Fuels of Harrisburg, Pa., the supervisors voted to reject the company's bids and reopen all three contracts for bid in March. Project Architect Jennifer Greenlee of Newcomer Associates of Chambersburg, Pa., read the bids of six companies on Tuesday, including Eshenaurs Fuels, which cast the lowest bid for the plumbing contract at $429,171.
NEWS
September 28, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim High School Government and Economics students will sponsor a voter registration drive tonight during the home football game. The voter registration drive was made possible because the students received a Federal Learn and Serve Civics grant. Approximately 80 students will be participating in the project, which includes interviewing local candidates and doing an informational campaign about issues involved in this year's election. The students involved will hand out voter registration forms at the football game.
NEWS
January 4, 2001
Greencastle-Antrim schools won't get technology grant By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle-Antrim School District learned Wednesday that it is out of the running for a $4 million grant that would have paid for an ultra-modern wireless computer system. The state has set aside $8 million to be shared equally by two of Pennsylvania's 501 school districts for the interactive digital systems that can be accessed anytime and anywhere by students, parents and anyone in the community.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
The Antrim Township Supervisors are taking a hard-line approach to collecting more than $110,000 owed in delinquent sewer bills. Antrim Township Secretary Jennifer Becknell gave supervisors a report on collections during Tuesday's meeting. She said collection of the more than $110,000 has been very slow. “We currently have 45 accounts that have 'payment agreements' in place, but we only received payments from 30 accounts for a total of $10,157.68,” Becknell read in the report.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
Overcrowding concerns across the Greencastle-Antrim School District have resurrected a middle school/high school building project shelved in 2011. “We're moving forward,” said Schools Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover after a school board meeting Thursday. “EI is our architect. We had paused the project. But, we are now officially moving forward,” Hoover said. The Greencastle-Antrim School Board voted 8-0 for EI Associates of Harrisburg, Pa., to move forward with information gathering for the project, which will cost the district $1,500.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
Editor's Note: The Herald-Mail took a tour of the Greencastle-Antrim Middle School and High School during the first week of school with Schools Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover and building principals Mark Herman and Edward Rife. With a new school year under way, the Greencastle-Antrim School District continues to wrestle with the growing concern of how to handle an expanding student population, coupled with stagnant state funding and a tax-weary community. When Schools Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said “there's no room” during last week's Greencastle-Antrim School Board meeting, he was not exaggerating.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
Cramped quarters in the Greencastle-Antrim School District have caused the school district to take another look at a building project it shelved two years ago because of the economic downturn. On Thursday, the Greencastle-Antrim School Board held a work session to revisit a renovation plan for the middle and high schools. Mark Barnhardt, senior vice president of EI Associates in Harrisburg, Pa., who completed the district's original feasibility study, prepared a PowerPoint presentation on the project.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
Eight thousand baby turkeys or poults died in a barn fire Friday morning in Antrim Township, according to a fire company official.  The fire, called in at 5:06 a.m. from a farm at 8665 Hades Church Road, took about 15 minutes to bring under control, Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. Fire Chief Kevin Barnes said. The blaze was mostly contained to the poults' bedding, although there was some smoke and heat damage to the building, which he estimated to be about 250 feet by 60 feet, Barnes said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2013
After a whirlwind of activities, the 38th Triennial Greencastle-Antrim Old Home Week has come to a close. With its first female president and record attendance, Old Home Week 2013 was one for the record books. Carol Christophel made history when she stepped into the role of Old Home Week's  president, the first woman to hold that title since the tradition began in 1902. “It's an honor and a privilege, and the directors had so much confidence in me that it was just wonderful,” Christophel said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2013
The Greencastle-Antrim School Board on Thursday approved a change to the district's transportation policy, saying the current policy is a safety issue for students. Schools Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said at the meeting that what the district currently has is “a taxi service.” By a 5-0 vote, the nine-member board approved a new policy that would require a consistent morning and afternoon districtwide bus schedule, with exceptions granted only by the district's director of transportation.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A large barn filled with hay on its upper level burned to the ground Tuesday in a fire that kept emergency crews busy for hours. Firefighters were dispatched at 1 p.m. to 1227 Clay Hill Road in Antrim Township, where they found a fully involved blaze in a barn that had a milking parlor on the lower level, according to Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. 1st Lt. Tyler Myers. Crews attempted to extinguish the fire, then used a front-end loader to move the hay and tin off the rubble. They doused the debris in water and foam to try to contain the smoldering fire.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
The Greencastle-Antrim community is counting down the days until the town launches its 38th triennial Old Home Week celebration Saturday through Aug. 11. Old Home Week, which has been held without interruption since 1902, is a chance for residents and former residents of the town to reunite. Everyone is welcome, said Carol Christophel, the first woman president of the Old Home Week Association. “Even if you're not from the Greencastle-Antrim area, you'll have a good time.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2013
A 49-year-old Greencastle man was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital with reported head injuries suffered Monday afternoon when his work truck collided with a moving freight train in Antrim Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.  Trooper Robert T. Hicks said the man's name would not be released until police finished their investigation of the crash.  Hicks, who did not provide further details about the man's condition, said the timetable to complete the investigation was unknown Monday evening.
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