This is the 10th edition of Fulton Families, a monthly series which tells the stories of families that have either lived in Fulton for ages or perhaps only a short while — but their common bond is they love the city and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
By Ashley M. Casey
Fulton is familiar with the Cortini Brothers from head to toe.
Your ears have probably caught their musical stylings at the Fulton Jazz Fest or Tunes in June, and your feet may have stepped into a pair of shoes Joe Cortini has repaired or sold.
The Cortinis have seen Fulton change over the course of more than a century. Although Kimo Cortini moved away three years ago, Joe Cortini and his son still call the city home. Through Cortini Shoe Store and the Cortini Brothers’ band, the family’s ties are still laced to Fulton. Continue reading →
As the Fulton girls’ varsity lacrosse team moves into its offseason, they do so saying goodbye to six seniors: Casey Shannon, Julia Ludington, Julia Lee, Isabella Gonzalez, Jenna Hudson and Alexis Lastra.Continue reading →
A Christmas in July event is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday July 13 at the Dugway United Methodist Church, Route 104, two miles east of the Interstate 81 exit in Mexico.
There will be carnival Christmas games, a drawing and auction with theme baskets, bake sale, cake wheel, craft sale, Christmas items, Christmas dinner from noon to 3 p.m. with ham, turkey and all the fixings.
There also will be a special visit from Santa.
The event will benefit the “It’s Not About Me” group at the church. for more information, call Gloria at 298-4023.
G. Ray Bodley Class of 2014 salutatorian Julia Ludington addresses her classmates during her speech at graduation.
Graduation was held June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Ludington was the Bodley High School columnist this school year for The Valley News, with her “Bodley Bulletins” running in the newspaper each Wednesday on the In Our Schools page.
Soon-to-be Bodley graduates Carson Vono and Jessica Vaccaro exchange a high-five just prior to the graduation ceremony June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Valedictorian Michael Holcomb talks to his classmates during the G. Ray Bodley Class of 2014 graduation ceremony June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Montana Blair, center, and Joshua Barnello accept Dylan Blair’s diploma from Principal Donna Parkhurst. Dylan Blair was killed in a car accident June 17 in the town of Hannibal. Montana is his brother and Barnello is a friend who was in the car that crashed, killing Dylan Blair. Dylan was a BOCES student and had studied auto technology.
All G. Ray Bodley graduation photos taken by Kelly LeVea
Valedictorian Michael Holcomb’s speech:
Thank you Mr. Greene, Mr. Charles, Mrs. Parkhurst, Mr. Lynch, members of the board of eductaion. Thanks also to family and friends that have chosen to attend the ceremony, and of course my fellow members of the class of 2014.
As I was writing this speech I would constantly hear two phrases that irked me.
First: “It doesn’t really matter what you say, no one will remember it down the road anyways.” Second: “All graduation speeches sound the same: ‘We made it,’ or ‘We did it,’” and so on. Continue reading →
Air Force Airman Alexander J. Fatcheric graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Continue reading →