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Fulton’s Bodley High saves a ‘ton’ by recycling

By Ashley M. Casey

Since the beginning of the school year, students at G. Ray Bodley High School have reduced their carbon footprint by 16 metric tons.

Students in Dan Mainville’s Global Environment class reported the results of a yearlong recycling project at the June 10 Fulton school board meeting.

The class has been sorting and weighing all of GRB’s recyclables most Fridays since October.  Continue reading

Fulton teen competes today in Feinstein singing competition

Batstone
Batstone

By Ashley M. Casey

Aspiring singer Joshua Batstone of Fulton will compete in the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Northeast High School Vocal Competition today.

The competition will be held at Yamaha Artist Services in New York City. The regional winner will advance to the national Feinstein Competition in Carmel, Indiana, July 20-25. Continue reading

Possible human remains found in car removed from river in Fulton

On Friday June 13, police officials found and removed the car that had been reported seen in the Oswego River in Fulton.

Also found in the car is which police believe are human remains. The car was an early 1990s model red, four-door Toyota Corolla LE. The vehicle did not have registration plates affixed to it nor has it been positively identified at this time as to its registered owner.

The vehicle and possible human remains have been transported to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office in Syracuse for further investigation.

Helping with the investigation and removal of the car from the river were the Oswego City Police Department, Fulton City Police Department, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police as well as members of the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office.

Operation Oswego County touts successes, presents awards

Operation Oswego County held its 62nd annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center, Tuesday, June 10.  

Kevin LaMontagne, president of the Operation Oswego County board of directors, welcomed more than 160 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally organizations to the meeting.  Continue reading

Take Dad to breakfast on Father’s Day

Need somewhere to dear ol’ Dad Sunday morning?

Here are a couple of ideas.

** A Father’s Day Breakfast Buffet is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Sunday June 15 at Masonic Lake City Lodge No. 127.

Dads can eat for free with a minimum of one paid ticket.

Lake City Lodge buffet usually includes French toast, pancakes, home fries, eggs, bacon and sausage, coffee, milk, juice and water.

The buffet is all-you-can-eat. Take out is available. To order take-out, or for more information, call 207-0127.

The lodge’s Masonic Hall is at  765 E. Seneca St., Oswego just past Centro Bus terminal and the recycling station.

** A Fathers Day breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday June 15 at the Elks Lodge, Pierce Drive in Fulton.

     

Residents celebrate obtaining GEDs

A celebration was held Wednesday at the Fulton Education Center for people who were obtaining their high school equivalency GEDs (General Education Development) diplomas from the Fulton Adult Literacy Program. From left are Geri Geitner, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; Renae Vehrs, GED program instructor; graduate Steve Terpening, Hannibal; graduate Rebecca Fink, Oswego; Marilyn Boucher, instructor; graduate Tina Fink, Oswego and Fulton School District Superintendent William Lynch.
A celebration was held Wednesday at the Fulton Education Center for people who were obtaining their high school equivalency GEDs (General Education Development) diplomas from the Fulton Adult Literacy Program. From left are Geri Geitner, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; Renae Vehrs, GED program instructor; graduate Steve Terpening, Hannibal; graduate Rebecca Fink, Oswego; Marilyn Boucher, instructor; graduate Tina Fink, Oswego and Fulton School District Superintendent William Lynch.
Steve Terpening of Hannibal received the Ann Acquaviva-Nasca Award for Accomplishment during the GED ceremony for the Fulton Adult Literacy Program held Wednesday in the Education Center in Fulton. With Terpening are Geri Geitner, left, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; instructor Renae Vehrs and instructor Marilyn Boucher.
Steve Terpening of Hannibal received the Ann Acquaviva-Nasca Award for Accomplishment during the GED ceremony for the Fulton Adult Literacy Program held Wednesday in the Education Center in Fulton. With Terpening are Geri Geitner, left, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; instructor Renae Vehrs and instructor Marilyn Boucher.

Both Valley News photos by Debra J. Groom