Jonathan Dykstra of Roxbury wins Northwestern Scholarship

Orange City, Iowa— Jonathan Dykstra of Roxbury has been awarded an academic honor scholarship from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, for the 2011-2012 school year.
Dykstra, a graduate of Roxbury Central School, will be transferring from Hartwick College. The son of Richard and Carol Ann has been awarded an Academic Achievement Scholarship, which awards a minimum of $2,000 per year, in recognition of his outstanding academic background.

High school commencements time to reflect and look ahead

By Pauline Liu
Graduation time is an annual rite of summer that’s generally accompanied by warm weather and barbecues. So it was with much anticipation that commencement ceremonies were held last weekend for the classes of 2011 at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central schools.
Twelve seniors graduated from Andes on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. The graduates were Joshua Bonifacic, Nathan Eagle, Peter Fabrykiewicz, Travis Fairbairn, Thomas Falco, Gabrielle Harp, Isabella Mincarelli, Eric Reed, Cameron Roberts, Gina Tait, Kayla Weaver, and Ian Wright.

Plant donations sought for sale

Roxbury — The Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corp (GRLIC) is seeking donations of perennial plants to be sold at the Roxbury Sidewalk Festival on July 2.

Anyone who is dividing perennials or who has annuals to spare can drop them off at the shed located next to the school garden. Please label plants with plant name.

These donations will be used to raise money to continue and improve programs for students in the garden located at Roxbury Central School. Anyone with questions can contact GRLIC at 607 326-4754. Donations will be accepted through Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m.

Hinkley promoted and deployed

Spokane, WA — USAF MSgt. Winfield S. Hinkley Jr., son of Wink and Karen Hinkley of Grand Gorge, was recently promoted to the rank of senior master sergeant.  Promotion to senior master sergeant is the most difficult enlisted promotion to attain in the Air Force.

Roxbury Depot grand opening planned for July 2


Roxbury — The Friends of the Roxbury Depot will host a reception for the grand opening of the Roxbury Depot Museum Restoration Exhibit on Saturday, July 2 beginning at noon.

In cooperation with the Delaware & Ulster Railroad, the Ulster & Delaware RR Historical Society and the Ulster & Delaware Corridor Historic Assets Conservancy Trust, the Friends of the Roxbury Depot will open the exhibit from noon to 3 p.m. at the Roxbury Depot, 101 Bridge Street in Roxbury.

Panelists sought for grant panel

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Community Arts Funding Panel. Members of this panel review applications for decentralization grants for community arts projects.

Peer decision-making is a key component of the program.

Roxbury names top graduates

Roxbury Central School has announced its Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2011.
Meghan Elizabeth Wallace is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2011.

She is the daughter of Sidney and Karen Wallace of Roxbury. Meghan has participated in each drama production since ninth grade. She also has been a member of the Roxbury Science Olympiad Team where she has won numerous medals.

Sculptor hosts MARK fundraiser

Roxbury — The MARK Project invites everyone to an exciting fund-raising event on Saturday, June 11 from 3 to 6 p.m., visiting the studio and grounds of famed Roxbury sculptor John Sanders. Sanders’ work has been shown in prestigious museums and galleries in this country as well as in Europe and China. Now, a beautifully restored Delaware County dairy barn is the setting for some of his most exciting work. Sanders has also placed many very large pieces around the grounds of his farm, dramatically highlighting the beautiful view toward Grand Gorge.

Schools celebrate EMS week

Grand Gorge Rescue Squad emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) Karen Hinkley, Dottie Carroll, and Krista Cross presented a volunteer recruitment program to high school students at Roxbury Central School on Tuesday, May 17 and at Gilboa-Conesville Central School on Thursday, May 19 in celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. Assisting in this presentation at Gilboa-Conesville were CC-EMT Bill Schryver and EMT Mike Cross.

Hynes, Hynes, Hynes and Hinkley score in golf tournament

Delhi — Fifteen teams turned out on Thursday, June 2 to play in the captain and crew 12th Annual Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at the Delhi College Golf Course. “I am very excited about this event,” said Chamber Executive Director Mary Beth Silano, and very appreciative of the support I have received from our members. Golfers began the day with lunch, followed by 18 holes of golf and ended with dinner. Tournament prizes and door prizes were then awarded.

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