Religious, private schools see victory in recent Supreme Court decision

first_imgCarter responded to the opposition, saying, “We could always use more funding because our tuition that we charge is not equal to the cost of educating students, so we always have that gap there.” While this Supreme Court decision was sparked by outraged families in Montana, it could have impacts in many other states, including New York. “The idea behind it is very good in the favor of all religious schools,” said Carter. “How it will end up, we have to see.” The 5-4 decision is considered a win for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and private schools. However, many argue that religious schools already receive tuition and shouldn’t receive the public funding. If this change were to take effect in New York State, this could make it so state taxpayer funds are available for children to attend religious schools in the form of voucher programs. New York is currently not on the list of 15 states that have private school voucher programs.center_img Catholic Schools of Broome County president, Elizabeth Carter, says she sees this decision as a victory for religious schools because it creates a more even playing field for the education system. In addition, many also believe in the separation of church and state, which Carter also responded to, saying, “The whole entire education piece is not about religion. Religion is infused in there, so it’s a little strong to be saying ‘we shouldn’t support these schools because they’re teaching religion.'” (WBNG) — Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling against Montana’s exclusion of religious schools in a scholarship program could mean more funding opportunities for private schools across the country.last_img read more

Arnold J. Bischoff- Milan

first_imgArnold J. Bischoff, of Milan, was born on October 16, 1943 in Batesville, the son of Irwin and Rita Bedel Bischoff.  He graduated from Sunman High School and later Purdue University with a degree in agriculture.  Arnold served his country in the United States Army where he was part of the rifle team.  He was a life-long farmer, former manager of Sunman CO-OP and retired from Schwan’s.  Arnold was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, the Sunman American Legion Kenneth Diver Post #337, the Sunman Fish and Game Club, the Indiana Archery Association, and the National Muzzle loading Rifle Association.  He was also a life member of the NRA.  Arnold was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish.  He is fondly remember by his family as someone with a green thumb who “could grow anything!”  He also enjoyed cutting wood and riding his 4 wheeler.  On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the age of 74, he passed away at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to St. Nicholas School or to Dearborn County hospice.  To sign the online guestbook or leave personal condolences please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Arnold Bischoff. Those surviving who will cherish Arnold’s memory include two sisters, Rosalyn (Eugene) Walke of Batesville, and Elaine (Jim) Cornett of Columbus; 5 brothers including his twin, Arthur (Mary Lou) Bischoff of Powell, OH, Eugene (Shirley) Bischoff of Marion, Irvin Bischoff of Cedar Grove, Daniel (Teena) Bischoff of Milan, and Victor (Diane) Bischoff of Aurora; numerous nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruthie Bischoff.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial, celebrated by Father Shaun Whittington and Father Frank Eckstein, will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery with military honors.last_img read more

Postal Service projects 2018 holiday demand

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages, for a total of nearly 16 billion cheerful deliveries this holiday season – the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.“The Postal Service is ready to deliver for the holiday season.  We have increased our operating capacity to include additional transportation and extended our delivery windows,” said Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and CEO. “Our dedicated employees are proud to deliver more packages to homes than any other shipper.”Once again the Postal Service is expanding its Sunday delivery operations to locations with high package volumes beginning Nov. 25. The Postal Service already delivers packages on Sundays in most major cities, and anticipates delivering more than 8 million packages on Sundays this December. Mail carriers will also deliver packages on Christmas Day in select locations.Delivering for the Troops and OverseasThe Postal Service also processes mail for overseas Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of State (DoS) recipients. Interestingly, the DoD measures their mail volumes in pounds not pieces, and it’s expected that the Postal Service will process more than 16 million pounds of mail for DoD and DoS recipients between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.Busiest Mailing and Delivery DaysWith an increase in early and online shopping for gifts, there is no longer a “busiest day” for holiday shipping. Instead, the Postal Service’s busiest time is now two weeks before Christmas. Starting the week of Dec. 10, customer traffic is expected to increase, and the Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 200 million packages per week during these two weeks. The week of Dec. 17-23 is predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week, when nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail, including greeting cards, will be processed and delivered.Skip the Trip and Ship OnlineConsumers don’t even have to leave home to ship their packages, simply visit The Postal Service anticipates Dec. 17 will be the Postal Service’s busiest day online with more than 8 million consumers predicted to visit for help shipping that special holiday gift. It’s predicted that nearly 105 million consumers will visit our website between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. And is always open.It’s estimated nearly 400,000 consumers will use the Click-N-Ship feature and other online services on Dec. 17 to order free Priority Mail boxes, print shipping labels, purchase postage and even request free next-day Package Pickup.What’s New this YearInformed Delivery is the Postal Service’s free daily digital preview of what’s coming to your mailbox. This holiday season, not only can you manage your packages and sneak a peek at cards headed your way, you can also see some exterior images of magazines and catalogs — all from your mobile app, dashboard, tablet or computer. Informed Delivery is one more way the Postal Service is helping you anticipate, communicate and celebrate this holiday season.2018 Holiday Shipping DeadlinesThe Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines*:Dec. 4      – APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class MailDec. 11    – APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class MailDec. 14    – USPS Retail GroundDec. 18    – APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail ExpressDec. 20    – First-Class Mail (including greeting cards)Dec. 20    – First-class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)Dec. 20   –  Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class MailDec. 20    – Priority MailDec. 20    – Alaska to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class MailDec. 22    – Alaska to mainland Priority Mail ExpressDec. 22    – Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail ExpressDec. 22    – Priority Mail Expresslast_img read more