The city of Bourbon is officially without a chief of police. After a closed meeting on Monday, March 2, the Bourbon City Council unanimously voted to fire Paul Satterfield from the position after having suspended him without pay on January 27.
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Despite an effort by Bourbon Police Chief Paul Satterfield’s attorney to get a hearing set by the city council to discuss the chief’s firing moved to a bigger location and left open to the public, the council met in closed session Monday night to discuss the matter. An announcement about what action was taken must be released no later than Thursday.
The Crawford County R-1 School District will hold its annual Preschool/Kindergarten screening the week of March 16-20.
Before a large crowd of high school and middle school students, area veterans, school officials, foreign dignitaries, friends, and family, Bourbon World War II veteran Reid Stephens was awarded the Order of the Crown, the second highest Belgian Order of Knighthood, on Friday, Feb. 21, in the Bourbon High School gymnasium. The honor was presented for Stephens’ service to Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
The Bourbon School District is considering a transition into a four-day school week. Superintendent Kyle Gibbs is currently working on both a four-day and five-day school calendar for next year, but it remains unclear when, or if, the change will be made.