Fayette school staffing 5.21

Written by David Green.

Coaches are in place for fall and winter sports for Fayette athletes.

Board members voted Monday to hire the following fall season coaches: varsity golf, Ryan Colegrove; junior high golf, Todd Mitchell; cross country, Bryan Stambaugh and Matt Maginn; varsity and junior varsity volleyball, Michala Riegsecker and Jodi Ordway; junior high volleyball, Alissa Stockburger and Dani Keefer; varsity cheer advisor, Alissa Stockburger.

Winter season coaches include: girls varsity basketball, Ashley Oyer; girls junior varsity basketball, Matt Schaffner; girls eighth grade basketball, John Winzeler; boys varsity basketball, Todd Mitchell; boys junior varsity basketball, Matt Maginn; boys eighth grade basketball, Ryan Colegrove; boys seventh grade basketball, Nick Ramos; summer weight room advisors, Todd Mitchell and Leo Wixom; school year weight room advisor, Leo Wixom.

STAFF—Lacy Stambaugh was hired as an intervention teacher for the 2008-09 school year. Twelve-week family leave was approved for Brittan Bosco effective in August.

Two-year contracts were approved for technology coordinator Rebecca Short, EMIS coordinator Hayley Brown, and athletic director Dave Hoste.

Some concern was expressed about  Hoste’s job during the past year, but Griggs said he will work with him to improve his availability in the district and his communication with district residents.

Some of the criticism leveled against Hoste isn’t warranted, Griggs said.

SCORES—Secondary principal Dan Feasel said he was very pleased with Fayette’s results on the Ohio Graduation Test.

DATA STORAGE—Technology coordinator Rebecca Short told the board she will be working on Griggs’s goal to reduce the paper storage of data. Many documents will be scanned and stored electronically.

REVENUE—The latest five-year revenue forecast reflects a more conservative outlook, said district treasurer Adam Adamski, due to economic conditions.

According to the county auditor’s report, $130,000 has been collected in delinquent accounts, but $80,000 remains outstanding.

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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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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
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    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
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    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.

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