Here's what is trending in Dorchester right now:
- New School Board Members Will Begin Duties In January: At the Dorchester Board of Education Meeting held earlier this month, longtime DPS Board members were honored by Superintendent Daryl Schrunk. Retiring school board members are Brad Havlat (20 years of service); Mark Bors (14 years of service); and Lindsey Zoubek (8 years of service). Newly elected board members -- Neal Pavlish, Mike Hatfield and Kelli Schweitzer -- will begin their duties in January. The Board's next meeting will be Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the DPS School Library. It is open to all school district patrons.
- Opponents Call DHS Administrators Regarding Longhorn Athletes: It is reported that following a December basketball game, officials from the Bruning-Davenport-Shickley School called to commend DHS girls' basketball players for their attitudes, sportsmanship and community service. "From their smiles and greetings," to their efforts to pick up after the game, BDS told DHS administrators that they were impressed by the character of DHS' girls.
- DHS To Buy New Wrestling "Under Mat": (Correction: A reader clarified an earlier version of this summary.) Although there are only two DHS wrestlers this season, the DPS School Board recently voted 6-0 to approve the purchase of a new mat to place under the school's wrestling mats. The cost will be shared 50/50 with the youth wrestling programs, according to DPS Board minutes.
- Overheard In City Slickers: Last week, we overheard a local resident talking about the Dorchester School's advertisement in The Crete News in an effort to get more option-enrollment students. This individual suggested that instead of spending advertising money, why not offer current DPS educators a $200/month stipend to live in Dorchester -- especially those with children? We've heard worse ideas.