ROCKFORD - Four Parkway Local Schools employees have been laid off in response to the district's projected deficit spending.
School board members on Tuesday voted three-to-one to suspend the contracts of elementary school teacher Tara Baltzell, middle school teacher Jennifer Smith, high school teacher Jessica Rolfes and media specialist Abbie Hathaway. Combined, the four employees have 53 years of experience with the school, according to district treasurer Debbie Pierce. [More]
NEW BREMEN - Tom and Jim Seigle may no longer live on the same 140-acre farm, but the father and son still see each other every day, sharing a close relationship.
Jim Seigle, 55, is the youngest of four children raised by Tom and Martha Seigle on the family farm outside of McCartyville, the same farm on which Tom Seigle had been raised. Jim Seigle's older siblings are David, Mary and Debra. [More]