Oregon-Davis School Board Accepts Donations for Art Education, Field Trips

Art education is getting a boost at Oregon-Davis. On Monday, the school board accepted a $300 grant for the Art Department from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, as well as a $350 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help give kindergarten teachers resources for art projects, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.

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Aviation, AP Art Among Proposed Additions to Oregon-Davis Course Description Guide

High school students throughout the local area will be able to take aviation classes starting next school year, according to Oregon-Davis Superintendent Dr. Don Harman. “For all of the school corporations in our vocational co-op, we are starting an aviation course at the Plymouth Airport, and that will be available to our students,” he says. “So we’re very excited about that.”

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Knox Crosswalk Work to Take Place This Week

Long-awaited crosswalk work in the City of Knox may finally get done this week. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last week that the installer would try to be in Knox this week, but the work depends on the weather. “A 50-degree day at daytime is fine,” he explained, “and then as long as it doesn’t get below freezing or something too many days in a row.”

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Serenity Gardens Mural Starts to Take Shape, Preliminary Drawing Presented to Knox Officials

Preliminary Sketch of Serenity Gardens Mural

When the Knox City Council members met at the end of May, they received the first glimpse of the proposed mural that will be painted on the wall behind Serenity Gardens downtown.

Initially, three local artists were going to collaborate on a design, however, two of the individuals decided not to pursue the project. Instead, Oregon-Davis Art Teacher Joe Eskridge will be working on the mural himself. Continue reading

Local Artists to Collaborate on Mural for Serenity Gardens in Knox

Mayor Dennis Estok shared some information with Knox City Council members about a mural that will be put up on the wall behind Serenity Gardens located at the corner of Main and Lake Streets in downtown Knox.

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Estok said that he met with some local talent recently and brainstormed some ideas about how to tackle the project.

“We do have three local artists, Joe Eskridge, Zac Hunter and Ryan Ehresman, they’re all three working together,” Estok explained, “What they’re going to do is basically, they’re going do three different themes and what I want them to do is bring the themes in and invite the public to view them and everything.” Continue reading