Fayette school board 03.03.10

By DAVID GREEN

Spring season coaches were hired last week by the Fayette Board of Education and contracts were extended for the superintendent and treasurer.

Baseball will make a return this year, with Bruce Miller serving as head coach and Nick Ramos as a volunteer assistant.

Sarah Skolmowski returns as softball coach and Pam Wise will serve as co-coach.

Ryan Colegrove will serve as varsity track coach, assisted by Bryan Stambaugh. Andy Van Zile will lead the junior high teams, assisted by Paula Stambaugh.

Superintendent Russell Griggs received a two-year contract extension through July 31, 2012, with no salary change. Griggs serves on a part-time basis and his contract is set for 130 days for the next school year and 120 days for the following year.

Treasurer Kelly Bentley was given a four-year contract through July 31, 2014, with no salary change.

The board met in a closed session for nearly two hours to discuss contracts, including a pact with the teachers.

CALENDAR—The board approved the teachers’ choice for the 2010-2011 school calendar. The first day of classes is Aug. 25 and the final day is May 27.

Students will receive one day off after Labor Day; the entire week off for a Thanksgiving break (along with parent-teacher conferences); and Christmas Break from Dec. 23-31.

PARK—The school will pay the village $3,500 for use and preparation of the two ball diamonds in the village park. This is an increase of $500 because both diamonds will be needed.

WORKBOOK—Workbook fees will remain the same for the next school year at $45 a student.

INTERNET—A three-year contract was approved for internet access through the Northern Buckeye Education Council.

NOESC—The school will pay the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center $201,816 for services for the next school year.

DONATIONS—The Fulton County Pork Producers gave the district $300 for agricultural education and the Fayette Athletic Boosters bought a weight vest, sand bags, suspension and resistor for $738.

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    NICE WORK—A spider remains at the center of a web, awaiting visitors, during a moist morning last month. The was built in front of Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.
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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    LOOKING UP—More than 200 people showed up at Stair District Library Monday afternoon to view the big celestial event with free glasses provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. The library offered craft activities from noon to 1 p.m., refreshments including Cosmic Cake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a live viewing of the eclipse from NASA on a large screen. As the sky darkened slightly, more and more people moved outside to the sidewalk to take a look at the shrinking sun. If you missed it, hang on for the next total eclipse in 2024 as the path comes even closer to this area.
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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.