Margaretville

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.


Jed Porter certified by guides' group

Bishop, CA — After passing his ski mountaineering exams near Whistler in British Columbia, Margaretville native Jed Porter has been fully certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA).

The guide training and exams, administered by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), produce certified guides to a high level of ability. Only 89 U.S. guides have been fully certified in rock, alpine and ski guiding by the AMGA since the American program was recognized internationally in 1997.


Irving Berlin's America at Open Eye

Margaretville — The opening performance of the world premiere production of Chip Deffaa’s “Irving Berlin’s America” is Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street.

“Irving Berlin’s America” is a musical play featuring more than 25 songs by Berlin, and a few favorites by his friend George M. Cohan. The playwright will be present at the opening and there will be a reception and conversation with him and the cast following the performance.


Warner helps pace MCS to top of tennis league

By John Bernhardt
Patience and persistence are a big part of James Warner’s tennis game. Fast and smart, Margaretville’s top ranked tennis player often bides his time, waiting for his opponent to serve up an unforced error.


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