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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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at […]

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