Bourbon and Leasburg News

Bourbon WWII veteran knighted by Belgium

    Before a large crowd of high school and middle school students, area veterans, school officials, foreign dignitaries, friends, and family, Bourbon World War II veteran Reid Stephens was awarded the Order of the Crown, the second highest Belgian Order of Knighthood, on Friday, Feb. 21, in the Bourbon High School gymnasium. The honor was presented for Stephens’ service to Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

Bourbon school district exploring four-day week

    The Bourbon School District is considering a transition into a four-day school week. Superintendent Kyle Gibbs is currently working on both a four-day and five-day school calendar for next year, but it remains unclear when, or if, the change will be made.

Local grant will bring misting stations to Bourbon park

    Thanks to a $5,000 grant from Impact 100 Crawford County, residents in Bourbon will be enjoying a pair of new misting stations in the city park this summer. The project is just part of a long list of improvements made by the city’s Park Board in recent years.

Local veteran will be honored by Belgium

    World War II veteran Reid Stephens, of Bourbon, will be honored in a special ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bourbon High School when he will receive the Order of the Crown, the second highest Belgian Order of Knighthood, from the Belgium government for his service during the Battle of the Bulge.