News Briefs for Sept. 28

September 28, 2004

Danville Schools to release early

The second early release day for Danville Schools will be Friday. Classes at Toliver, Jennie Rogers and Hogsett elementaries and Bate Middle School will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. while classes at Danville High School will dismiss at noon.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all elementary students prior to dismissal, Bate Middle School will serve brunch, and Danville High School will serve breakfast only. Bus transportation will be provided for all students.

Junction woman wins big bucks

LIBERTY - The big winner at the 30th annual Casey County Apple Festival was Pat Coffman of Junction City. She won $10,000 in cash from one $25 ticket to help out kids at Casey County High School.


"You'd thought I'd won the lottery," she said after she found out Monday after being away for the weekend. She purchased a couple of tickets to help out the Friends of Education and Boys and Girls Boosters at Casey County High during the fund-raiser at the festival but said she never thought she would win.

"When Gerri Phillippe called me, I thought I'd won a computer," said Coffman, who also bought a ticket for that.

"Everybody must have heard I won before I did. I've gotten calls all morning," she said. "My kids have called in special requests."

But the decision on how to spend the money is still uncertain for Coffman. She's going to think about it for a while before she decides what she wants to do with it. She may save it to buy more tickets. "They've got me hooked now," she said.


Casey County Board of Education - 7 p.m. today for a special meeting at the central office, U.S. 127 North. The agenda includes discussion on brick for Jones Elementary School.


A Danville police report in Monday's paper said that an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from Goody's, a department store in Ridgefield Shopping Center. The cash was taken from Sam Goody's, a record store in the same shopping center.

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