The Eagle Elementary fourth grade Spell Bowl team placed fourth in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl, Elementary Division. Ten other schools from around the area competed in their grade level groups where the words are written instead of spoken. Pictured are: (back row) Dylan Woodrum, Campian Roberts, Ben Jones, Andrew Paul, Hunter Burton; (middle row) Coach Shirley Lemons, Sterling McKenzie, Madison Barrientos, Sophie Brown, Abby Pickell, Morgan Westbrooks, and (front row) Paige Zvokel, Kate Sifferlen, Grace Kitchell, Lilly Yott and Alaine Provan.
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VIDEO: Meet the primary candidates
Each year, the Zionsville Times Sentinel publishes information on candidates for the primary election. Below you will find a list of each candidate's qualifications, as well as videos showing their responses to questions relating to their office.
The following is a partial list of duties for the offices up for election:
Superior Court II
Indiana has 143 Superior Courts. Judges run under party banners for six-year terms. Superior Courts have roughly the same powers as Circuit Courts to try any kind of case, aind includes small claims and minor offense divisions.
- Conservator of the peace
- Take charge of the county jail and its prisoners.
- Serve warrants, subpoenas and other forms of process
- Collect delinquent state income taxes
- Sell mortgaged property
- Attend sessions of th County Council and Commissioners
Board of Commissioners has three members from three districts serving four year, staggered terms.
- Controling, cmaintaining and supervising county property.
- Auditing and authorizing claims.
- Receiving bids and authorizing contracts.
- Supervising construction and maintenance of roads and bridges.
- Issuing bonds or notes (with county council approval)
- Recommending county salaries to the county council
- Establishing animal shelters
The council has the financial power and serves as a check to the Board of Commissioners. The county is divided in to four districts, with one member from each district and three at large.
- Fix the tax rate and impose the tax levy
- Make appropriations to be paid by the county treasury
- Reappropriate surplus fund
- Fix salaries of officers, deputies assistants and other employees
SOURCE: Here is Your Indiana Government
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