Portales Past: April 27, 1945

April 27, 1945: Proceeds from the Lindsey school box supper and game night amounted to $81.39. The school’s Parent-Teacher Association announced the money would be used for a summer recreational program and “general purposes.”

LIndsey-Steiner Elementary School near completion

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By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer When the 2010-11 school year rolls around, every elementary school class will have a new home in the Portales school system. First- and second-graders will be at James Elementary, third- and fourth-graders will be at Valencia Elementary and fifth- and sixth-graders will have classes at the new Lindsey-Steiner school, [...]

Education feature: Students take home wins in academics

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Portales earned top honors Saturday at the Destination ImagiNation competition in Albuquerque. Portales Junior High School finished second in two events, and Lindsey Elementary School’s third-grade team finished third and received the Renaissance Award. “The students at Lindsey came in third in the Central Challenge,” Lindsey teacher [...]

Portales elementary principals do shuffle

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor One of the most notable changes in Portales schools head back to class Monday will be a principal shuffle in the elementary schools. School officials hope the changes, triggered by the resignation of Valencia Elementary principal Todd Morris, will provide a running start to a planned elementary school realignment [...]

Yoda impersonator

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Eli Washburn, 7 months, visited Eastern New Mexico University’s Curry Hall Wednesday night in a Yoda costume, accompanied by Lindsey Mansell. The hall was busy with costumed children trick-or-treating, enjoying face-painting and a variety of games and crafts.

Officers exonerated

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Curry County grand jury chose Friday not to indict two former detention officers accused of beating an inmate at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Jeff Aikman, 30, and Bernie Woods, 37, were arrested Feb. 16 and charged with aggravated battery against an inmate at the Curry County Adult [...]

Portales prepares for bond election

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Built in the 1930’s, both Steiner Elementary School and Lindsey Middle School are facing issues of building maintenance and upkeep, along with safety concerns. Community members are being asked to support a $9.5 million bond that would be used to build one new facility that would take the place [...]

State approves funds for facility

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal School officials received word the state committee that funds school construction has OK’d $11.8 million toward a new elementary school in Portales. The district hopes to match those funds via a September bond election. On June 12, school officials, along with a team from architect firm Greer [...]

School board seeks election

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education set the wheels in motion to try and build a new elementary school which would replace Lindsey and Steiner elementaries by the fall of 2009. At Monday’s regular meeting the board voted to pursue a bond election in September and OK’d a [...]

Official: Prisoner commits suicide

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom Newspapers A convicted felon and a defendant involved in unrelated high-profile local criminal cases committed suicide within the last month, officials said. Scott Kirby, 23, of Portales, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in February for his role in the theft of $600,000 from an armored car service, died March [...]