SGES Old School Night
Plans for the new K-12 Facility at Eisenhower were on display this week at the SGES Open House. Pictured here a group of parents ask Architect Chris Coughlin questions on the building project.
On Tuesday the Sugar Grove Elementary School held its fall Open House with an Old School Night. The school was filled with historical pictures of the SGES property and the schools that have been a part of the SGES community for more than 100 years.
There were pictures of the Sugar Grove and from the Northern Area High School which were a three-story building on the property from 1883 through 1963 and of course many visual memories, yearbooks, and pictures were on hand from all the years of the Sugar Grove Elementary School from 1963 through today.
The evening was also an ice cream social event in an effort to raise funds for medical expenses for the Bob and Sherry Hagberg family. Sherry has been a part of the SGES family for many years.
Dr. Norbert Kennerknecht, director of Buildings and Grounds, Superintendent Brandon Hufnagel and Architect Chris Coughlin spoke at a CPT meeting prior to the open house discussing the plans for the new K-12 facility which will start construction this fall.
They were on hand during the open house to answer parent questions on the new construction project at Eisenhower High School.
When completed, the new facility will house all the students K-12 from the Northern Attendance Area including those students presently attending the Sugar Grove Elementary School and the Russell Elementary School.
Parents also had the opportunity to tour student's classrooms.
The Sugar Grove Borough Council met on Monday, Sept. 10, for its monthly meeting. Council President Kevin McIntyre was absent and Councilman Kevin Nicklas filled in for him as acting Council President for the meeting. Members present for the meeting were: Mayor Dutch Strand, Neal Hoisington, Bob Snyder, Peter Allenson, Greg Wilson, and Les Lyons with Council Secretary Karla LoPresti.
Jim Stahl from Northwest Engineering attended the meeting to discuss plans and preparations for the new Jamestown Street Sidewalk project. The project will extend the existing sidewalk down Jamestown Street to Curtis Street. The work is slated to be accomplished this year. A motion to approve the estimates for the Jamestown Street Project was passed and a notice to proceed will be provided so that work can begin.
In other business, the snow removal bids were reviewed but not voted on. Also bids on tarring and chipping for borough roads were discussed. The new Maple Street cul-de-sac located off Younie Street was also a topic of discussion for inspection by PennDot and winter maintenance. Portions of the street are located in the Township area.
The next borough meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 1st.
SGES Picture Day
SGES school pictures will be taken on Oct. 18. Watch for more information on the 2012 school pictures to come home from school with students.
A Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Cable Hollow Golf Course in Russell. Registrations will begin at 8 am with a tee off time of 9 am. Proceeds from the event will benefit Love Inc or Love in the name of Christ of Brokenstraw Valley. Love Inc benefits people throughout our Sugar Grove Community. The cost of the scramble is $60 per person or $240 per team. The entry fee includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments prior to the event, during the event, and lunch at the conclusion of the event. Awards will be presented at the luncheon. You can call the Love Inc business office at 563-3394 for more information or to register for the event.
The Lottsville United Methodist Church will hold its Harvest Dinner on Friday, Oct. 5, from 4 p.m. until food is gone. The dinner includes Turkey, Stuffing, Ham, mashed Potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, corn, squash, harvest beets, fresh fruit, rolls, homemade pies and more.
The community lunches in the area continue to be well-attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a..m Everyone is invited to attend one of the area Community lunches. Each month lunch is held on the 1st Friday at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run Road. On the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at the corner of Race street and Jamestown Street in the center of town . On the 3rd Wednesday at the Hessel Valley Luthern Church located in Chandlers Valley.
The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church has begun a new cowboy fellowship evening service at 6 p.m. on Sundays. The music style is country, bluegrass and southern gospel. Dress is very casual come as you are. The messages will all have a country theme with illustrations. This Sunday, September 23rd the Road Apple Ridge Band will be performing. For more information you can contact Pastor Larry Condron at 706-3689 or by email at email@example.com or check our the church on Facebook at Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church .
National Voter registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 25. The theme for the day is "Register in September to make it count in November". Phyllis Wright, president of the Warren League of Women Voters, says the Warren League is going together with more than 700 groups in all 50 states to reach non registered voters in a non partisan effort to register all voters.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, the league members will be at the Sugar Grove Library from 2 4 p.m. with applications and other information to register to vote. Training for the volunteers was provided by Lisa Zuck of the Voter registration/election office.
Reminders that Oct. 9 is the registration deadline. Oct. 30 is the last day to apply for civilian absentee ballots. Nov. 2 is the last day for county board of elections to receive voter civilian absentee ballots and Nov.. 6 is the General Election .
Other questions about the registration process can be answered at the Warren County Courthouse Voters Registration office by calling 728-3406. The National Voter Registration Day Counts partners across the political spectrum and as a non partisan event and is providing an outlet for Americans from all backgrounds and interest to come together to support our democratic infrastructure- exercising the right to vote by making sure all voters are registered.
Go Blue and Gold
Come on out this week and support our fall sports programs and athletes at Eisenhower High School . The action heats up this week with numerous matches and games to attend. The Cross Country Team will be traveling on Saturday, Sept. 22 to the Sharpsville Invitational. Then on Tuesday, Sept. 25 they will travel to Harbor Creek/ Ft. LeBeouf for a match. The Knights Varsity Football Team is coming off a two game winning streak to host the Mercyhurst Prep school tonight at the Pasture of Pain. Join the crowd for the much anticipated match up which starts at 7 p.m. The Knights Girls Soccer Team will be traveling to Iroquois and Maplewood this week on Monday and Wednesday. The Knights Boys Soccer Team will be hosting a match against Iroquois on Tuesday starting at 4 p.m. and then they travel to Seneca for an away match on Thursday. The Volleyball team will be traveling this week playing two games against East Forest on Monday and then a great Youngsville match on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Youngsville. The Golf team is winding up its season with two away matches this week against Corry and then playing in the Rocky Grove JV Invitational on Thursday. Their D-10 Tournament will be held on Oct. 9.
The next selection for the September Book Club will be, "The House of the Spirits" by Isabel Allende. This is a choice of Nicole Haight. We hope all you Lit-Wits can join us for the next Book Club which will be held on Sept. 24 at the Library.
Message from the Mount
The Miracle Mountain Ranch will present a service including Bosco, the Long Horn Steer at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 23. Service will be outdoors beginning at 11 a.m. Bring your lawn chair. Everyone is welcome to stay for a picnic lunch after the service.
If you are interested in local history, a treat is in store for you this Sunday. As Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley celebrates their 158th anniversary, Dr. Julie Lindblom Boozer will present the history of the coming of Swedish immigrants to the area. Hessel Valley is the oldest Swedish Lutheran Church continuously holding services east of the Mississippi, having been founded by the earliest Swedish immigrants to this area. Everyone is welcome to attend. The service begins at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 and all are invited to stay for a meal following the service.
House of Hope
There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner for "House Of Hope of Warren County" at Hessel Valley Lutheran Church on Thursday, Sept. 27, 4:30 - 6:30pm. House of Hope has applied for non-profit status and is close to obtaining a house to serve as a transitional home for women in Warren County. For more information on "House of Hope" check their website at www.herhouseofhope.wix.com/houseofhope. The dinner will consist of homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs, salad with homemade dressing, and homemade bread and dessert. The cost is a free will donation. All proceeds will benefit House of Hope of Warren County.