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Public Servant Spotlight — Patti Brusoski: ‘I like coming to school every day’

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Patti Brusoski couldn’t keep herself away from Madison Elementary School forever. She began her teaching career at MES after college. Five years later, her first child was born, and the daily commute from the Richmond area became much less feasible. While her children were small, she worked for pre-schools and other part-time jobs in Richmond, but she knew she eventually wanted to return to Madison.

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  • Artists showcase their work in Bowling Green

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Best in Show winner Michael Martin.

    By Jessica Green CP Intern   The sixth annual Bowling Green Arts and Crafts Show drew many artists to Town Hall on Saturday. The judges, Nancy Williams and Dee Antil, came out the night before to evaluate the 44 works of art that were entered in the judged category. Additional artwork was entered in a non-judged category. “Recollections & Musings,” a colored pencil piece by Michael Martin, won Best in

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  • Veterans, Caroline Middle School students gather at 38th parallel

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Eighth grader Jaree Dyer shows off his framed picture of Korean War veteran John Clatterbaugh, left. At right is John Thomas.

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Many Veterans Day events took place around the nation Tuesday. Although some may have been grander in scope, it is doubtful if many were more meaningful than the simple ceremony put on by Caroline Middle School History Club members at the county’s Korean War Memorial. Following the presentation of the colors by the high school ROTC unit, the Pledge of Allegiance led by eighth

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Bobby Ketterman: ‘I couldn’t want anything better’

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   For 31 years, Bowling Green residents trusted Bobby Ketterman with their cars. For the past eight, the sheriff has trusted Ketterman with the Caroline County Courthouse. The transition from repairing automobiles to donning a court deputy’s uniform makes perfect sense when looking at Ketterman’s long resume of serving the public in one manner or another—or several manners at a time. He is president and a

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Chip Hartle: Learning new things benefits you in the long run

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm


    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   During the Blizzard of ’96, most teenagers were concerned with building snowmen and pelting each other with snowballs. But 14-year-old Chip Hartle had something more serious on his mind: fighting fires. Today, 18 years later, Hartle still remembers that blizzard as the backdrop for the first call he ever ran with the fire department, on a day that the temperature dropped to 17 degrees.

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  • Union High School alumni come together in All Classes Reunion

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    The Union High School class of 1964.

    An evening of many fond memories of Union High School was enjoyed by 324 former graduates, students, faculty, family members, and friends. They gathered at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center for a reunion of all classes on Saturday, Sept. 27. The theme was “Lessons Learned at Union High.” Union High School, originally established in 1903 as Bowling Green Industrial Academy by the Caroline Sunday School Union, existed continuously

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  • Caroline Middle School History Club interviews Vietnam veterans

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

    CMS student Kristian Crutchfield interviews Mr. Clark, a Vietnam veteran.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   In a second-floor classroom at Caroline Middle School last Wednesday, two tables sat next to each other. One, swathed in a colorful tablecloth and filled with platters of food, buzzed with activity. The other, where a plate sat empty and a glass upturned, remained empty throughout the afternoon. That second table was not for those present. Instead, it was laid for those who could

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