Flood commission meeting at MCS June 17

By Geoff Samuels
An important “open house” meeting of the East Branch Flood Commission will be held this coming Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at Margaretville Central School.

Irving Berlin's America a hit at Open Eye

By Joe Moskowitz
People poured into Margaretville’s Open Eye Theater building during the first weekend in June to see Bill Tari and Cedric Taylor perform in the world premiere of playwright Chris Defaa’s “Irving Berlin’s America.”

It’s a musical about the legendary songwriter’s last night alive. Berlin spent many summers during his 101 years at his second home in Lew Beach. Several of his descendants attended the June 1performance.

Hull, Svoboda named top athletes at banquet

Mitch Hull and Tess Svoboda earned the Outstanding Athlete Awards at the Margaretville Central School Athletic Banquet held May 31.

Other special presentations were made to Caleb Todd and Kellsey Buerge who were named recipients of the Henry Dietrich Sportsmanship Awards. Tess Svoboda and Sean Gauntt received Nate Dougherty Memorial Awards signifying passion and commitment to soccer.

Edmeston knocks Devils out of sectionals

Staff report
A deep Edmeston batting line-up proved daunting for Margaretville as the Panthers scattered 11 hits in eliminating the Blue Devils, 6-1, last week Tuesday in Section IV quarterfinal play.

Margaretville pitching ace Kyle Short had little trouble with the first four batters in the Edmeston lineup. The Blue Devils’ junior right-hander was nearly perfect, retiring 10 of the 12 Panthers he faced batting in those spots. Oddly, Edmeston’s run production was almost all generated by hitters at the opposite end of the lineup.

Academic excellence celebrated at MCS banquet

Margaretville Central School students were recognized for their classroom achievements at the 16th annual MCS Excellence in Academics Banquet held June 3.

The following scholarship awards were presented to members of the junior class:
University of Rochester: Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award ($30,000 over four years): Kyle Short.
Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology ($30,000 over four years): Evan Sheckler.
Elmira College Key Awards ($60,000 over four years): James Warner and Chelsea Shultis.

School district budgets passed; Johnson wins MCS board race

By Joe Moskowitz
They may complain the rest of the year, but when it comes time to vote, taxpayers support the budgets proposed by school district in this area. Last week was no different as budgets in Andes, Roxbury and Margaretville schools were approved by wide margins.

MCS students sent home for short shorts

By Joe Moskowitz
Despite an ill-timed pause over the holiday weekend, temperatures are going up. But tempers and fashion at Margaretville Central School (MCS) are getting short.

Last week the thermometer shot up above 80 degrees. Many girls did what they often do this time of year and wore shorts to school. But anyone who has been in a women’s clothing store this year can tell you, shorts tend to be quite short.

MCS budget passes; Johnson elected to board

In voting on Tuesday, the Margaretville Central School budget passed with a vote of 159 to 48. Terry Johnson was elected to a seat on the Board of Education, defeating current board member Randy Moore. Johnson received 134 votes to Moore's 72.

Other budget vote results will be updated as they become available.

Miller earned degree in veterinary medicine

Paige Elizabeth Miller, the daughter of Fred and Rebecca Miller of Margaretville, was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, PA on May 13.

Dr. Miller is a 2004 graduate of Margaretville Central School, where she was the salutatorian of her class and where she was active in advanced science research. She was also a member of the MCS Blue Devils’ 2002 NYS Section IV Championship soccer team coached by the late Dan Cohen.

Margaretville Rotary held 75th anniversary celebration

By Cathy Hinkley
The Rotary Club of Margaretville celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinner meeting for 75 members and guests at Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club on Wednesday night.

Guest speakers included Rotary District 7170 Governor, Dale Flinn from Ithaca and Rotary Exchange Student from Hamburg, Germany, Sophie Nellies visiting from the Rotary Club of Delhi.
The theme for the evening focused on the goodwill and better friendships fostered by the Rotary International program of student exchange.

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