Steer Stolen from Maconaquah Cattle Company

November 28, 2018

A steer from Maconaquah Middle School’s agriscience program, Maconaquah Cattle Company, went missing earlier this month.Maconaquah School Corporation administrators were informed November 20 that a steer was reportedly missing from its enclosure. After two days of searching for the escaped steer, Todd Burns of Bunker Hill admitted to stealing and selling the animal at the Rochester Sale Barn on November 17.

The steer was donated by the Merritt family last year and was scheduled for processing in February. Maconaquah Middle School Principal Craig Jernagan estimated that the steer was worth about $900 at the time it went missing.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case and arrested Burns on charges of felony theft on November 27.

“When I received the call that one of our cows was stolen, I was disappointed for our students who work very hard for this program,” said Maconaquah Superintendent Dr. James Callane. “Mr. (John) Sinnamon and his students love this program.”

Callane thanked the sheriff’s department for its investigation into the case.

Gear Up

Gear Up is every Thursday evening from 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm.  In addition to the regular tutoring and STEM activities, starting on September 21, we offer a Dinner Night.  Meals are provided with additional activities on those evenings.  Dinner nights run from 3:15 pm to 6:45 pm.  On those nights, parents and families are welcome to join students that stay for the after-school program at 5:15 pm for activities and the meal.  Busing is provided every Thursday.  On regular nights the pickup for home is 5:15 pm and the Diner Nights is 6:45 pm.  If parents come for the meal, students will ride home with their parents.  There is no Gear Up during fall or Spring Break.