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Education

Good as Gold B; Beaty tradition continues despite school closure

At Beaty-Warren Middle School, B is more than the first letter of the school name. Each year, eighth graders who have aimed high across a number of areas have the chance to earn a Gold B. It is a prestigious award. “The Purpose of the Gold B Award is to encourage students to ...

Phase 3 school work is due

Wednesday isn’t the last day of school in a traditional sense, but it is the day final projects come due for many students. Still, the buses will run on Thursday for the last time this school year. Online students are expected to have all of their application-based projects in all ...

‘Anxious to reopen’: Library staff preparing for upcoming changes

People stuck at home looking to have the weight of a good book in their hands haven’t had access to their local sources. “People rely on books as a means of escape,” Warren Library Association Director Kelli Knapp said. “That’s rather important right now. That will be a big ...

‘We really miss them’

It seems everybody has been craving a good graduation party. The clouds broke and the sun peeked through on Friday morning for the YMCA Preschool graduation ceremony — albeit a unique one. Parents lined up with their little graduates in tow to parade through the Warren County YMCA parking ...

Positive signs

There are signs of community spread all over the county — recognizing the members of the Warren County School District class of 2020. How they are getting there is a sign of community in itself. The Times Observer and the district worked together to prepare two yard signs for each senior ...

Senior recognition

Photo submitted by Cody Elms Through a collaborative effort, Warren County School District and the Times Observer, along with a number of other sponsors — including Warren Manor, WCCBI, Cambridge Warren, and the Rouse — had yard signs made and placed at the entrance to all four district ...

‘New’ Beaty Playground getting finishing touches

The new equipment at Beaty playground will soon be ready. Crews from the City of Warren Department of Public Works and Bramble and Company — the lead designers — were working again on Tuesday, setting up the equipment. The old playset was demolished in February. That wooden structure ...

Wade-ing in garbage

Wade Lewis is a lucky boy. While he’s only a third-grader at Warren Area Elementary Center (WAEC), he knows Don and Kate Reed through Sharing Place, a local soup kitchen at the First Presbyterian Church. Through the years, Kate has volunteered to read to kids on Thursdays, and that ...

Help for parents while kids are home

There are a lot of parents out there who have become teachers over the past two months. In the interest in giving them some help, Warren County School District is providing free trainings for parents of children from birth to 21 and all disability levels. “Our expert professionals will ...

Students learn, police are — literally — ‘here to help them’

A group of Warren Area Elementary Center students has something to look forward to when school reopens. Megan Leach’s class talks about community helpers each week during Zoom meetings. “This week, they discussed community helpers who keep us safe,” Leach said. They couldn’t get ...

A parade for teachers

During a normal teacher appreciation week, the people appreciating the teachers would be around them all week. It wasn’t that simple at St. Joseph Catholic School this year. On Friday, the entire staff was told to be at school at 5:15 p.m. They weren’t told why. When some asked what ...

Ask the WGH medical team

The Times Observer asked the Warren General Hospital medical team to help us get information out to our readers through the COVID-19 FAQ-3. Weekly, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the WGH medical ...

County’s Conservation District names Educator, Youth Volunteers of the Year

Heather Cass is the Warren County Conservation District’s Conservation Educator of 2019. “Heather is an avid gardener and passionate educator,” according to the announcement from the conservation district. At Tidioute Community Charter School, Cass, the office manager, is involved in ...

Warren County Conservation District and its role in ‘wise land use’

This is Conservation District Week. The Times Observer will be publishing a series of articles on the history of Conservation Districts and how they work today; the effect of Conservation Districts on agriculture; their role in dirt and gravel road projects, stream stabilization projects, and ...

Helping people understand, appreciate the environment

The Warren County Conservation District’s Environmental Education program is a constantly growing curriculum aimed at helping people understand and appreciate Warren County’s natural environment and natural resources. The District provides hands-on educational programs used to reach youth, ...

Warren County School District Trivia Night Zoom-ing past COVID

The Magna Carta. July 16, 1969. Greenland Shark. COVID-19 can’t hold Warren County School District Trivia Night down. That’s right, Trivia Night Quarantine Edition kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14. “Students will be competing with teams from within their own households and will ...

Feelings ‘jumble up’

Words. They can be used as a weapon. They can also be used to heal, which is what Youngsville High School senior Dakota Hensel is trying to convey in her art for Mental Health Awareness Month. CORE (Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences) and the Warren County School District teamed up ...