Fayette school board 4.18

Written by David Green.

The Fayette school board once again has five members.

After an extended closed session Monday, the board voted unanimously to appoint Fred Stockburger to the position Kim Winzeler resigned from last month. It is the same seat that Stockburger lost to Winzeler in the 2005 school board election.

SUPERINTENDENT—Also during the closed session, the board discussed candidates to replace school superintendent David Hankins, who will retire at the end of the calendar year. Hankins said the board has narrowed the field to three applicants—Thomas Taylor, treasurer of the Patrick Henry school district; Norm Glismann, principal of Bryan High School; and Russ Griggs, superintendent of the Stryker school district.

NEW SCHOOL—Architect Jim Price of the Buehrer Group architectural firm reported that construction of the new school is proceeding according to schedule, and that contractors had begun building walls earlier in the day.

He also reported a holdup in construction of the parking lot on the northwest side of the school, due to excessive ground softness. Builders are awaiting word from a consulting firm about how to proceed.

 

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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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