Tag Archives: Physical Education Teacher

New Horizons: Horde athletics open without Macura for first time in 36 years

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For the first time since 1976, Mike Macura will not be preparing for a sports season at Granville High School. Those who know Macura are not at all surprised he’s found another place to pour his energies and coaching skills into. “Coaching at Castleton is the perfect thing for him to be doing. Those young […]

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Education budget vote next week

The Whitehall Board of Education has presented a $13.2 million budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.98 percent. The proposed spending plan is $257,963, or 1.92 percent less than the 2011-12 budget, but a reduction in revenues and an increase in the cost of employee benefits forced administrators to raise the tax levy […]

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Firefighters bring message to students

 Last Thursday, kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students atWhitehalltook a break from their reading, writing and arithmetic lessons to learn a few lessons that could perhaps save their life one day. About a dozen firefighters from the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company presented a lesson in being prepared and knowing what to do during a fire as part […]

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Granville Students Step Up to Send Packages to Troops

Operation Adopt-A-Soldier and friends pause for  photo just before loading the 298 packages up for transport; the packages should be in the hands of soldiers within two weeks.

For anyone who might think a package from home doesn’t mean anything – ask someone who’s been there. A long way from home in a foreign country, with people shooting at you or shelling your position, something as simple as a box full of snacks can mean the world. An Army Reservist who has been […]

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Basketball Coach Resigns

Matt Usher takes job … at Saratoga Schools Former Saratoga Springs Blue Streak Matt Usher is a Blue Streak once again. Usher confirmed last Friday he had just submitted his resignation to the Granville School District following signing a contract with the Saratoga Springs School District and having it accepted by its board of education […]

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Battlefield: Iraq

Granville graduate Jonathan Hyatt said he saw action in Iraq, but in looking back credits experiences in Granville for readying him for the Army and a war half a world away.   (more…)

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Like tackling mailboxes

Granville teacher Greg Bennett takes ‘cow tipping’ to another level Granville physical education teacher Greg Bennett said rodeo announcers like to compare what he does for fun to jumping out of a moving car. (more…)

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Clinton A. Taft, 88

Clinton A. Taft, 88, of Lafayette Street and a lifelong resident of Whitehall, passed away at his home on Friday, June 13, following a long illness. Born on August 26, 1919 in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Gus and Ida (Hyatt) Taft. Taft was married to the late Kathleen Barker Taft for 57 years, […]

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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

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Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]