The DHS Athlete of the Month is sophomore, Grace Workman. Grace is a 3 sport letterman and has been selected to the All “A” Classic Tournament Team. She makes outstanding plays on both the offensive and defensive sides. Grace has recently been voted as the Division III Fast Pitch Softball Player of the Year by the coaches. We look forward to big things from Grace in the years to come!
Submitted by: Kati Newsome, Administrative Assistant
We would like to recognize Mrs. Sherry Clifton as the April Inspire, Engage, and Grow Employee of the Month. Mrs. Clifton has proven herself to be a truly dedicated teacher here at Lincoln. She has spent her entire career here and she is devoted to ensuring that each one of her students feels they belong in her warm and inviting classroom.
Mrs. Clifton radiates patience and giving in her every interaction with students and staff at Lincoln Elementary. Her quiet, yet persistent and passionate character strengths are standouts to all that know her. To quote one of Mrs. Clifton’s nominations, “Mrs. Clifton has a great relationship with each of her students. Her day does not stop at 3:05. She is involved in Cross Country, Robotics, Chess, and many more activities. She goes above and beyond in the classroom. She is always so positive and willing to share what she is using in her classroom. She is always inspiring, engaging, and growing students every day.”
Congratulations, Mrs. Clifton, and we really appreciate all that you do for our Little Devils!
In the early morning of May 29, 2012, I met my friend Randy at the Cincinnati Public Landing around 6:30 for my first Drift Fishing experience. Once he had the boat in the water, we headed upriver to net some shad for bait. Once we had the bait we went to our first spot to fish; on the Ky. side below the I-275 Bridge. We had our lines in the water at 7:35, with not much current and the water was clear.
We had a total of 6 rods out; 3 on the bow, my 2 on the back, and one off to the side in the back. With the lack of current, Randy had to use the trolling motor to move the boat. We then had 2 snags which forced us to cut the lines and re-tie. Randy had 2 depth finders fired up, one on the bow so he could keep tabs on the change of the river bottom as he adjusted the reels on the 3 front rods. Then at 8 o’clock Randy hooked the first fish of the day, a nice 5.7 pound channel cat. The fresh cut shad had worked just fine.
At 8:30 the dark rain clouds rolled in, with the wind blowing right up the river. We got all our lines in, as the white caps were getting bigger by the minute. We then headed for the Little Miami River to at least get out of the wind. Both of us had rain gear on so rain was not a major problem. The steady rain lasted for around 30 minutes, and then we got back on the Ohio.
Our next spot was on the Ohio side just above Schmidt’s Ramp. We had no luck there, so he powered up and moved down river a little way just across from Dayton Ky. by the big crane. The sun was back out and Randy started getting a bite. At 12:45 Randy boated the second fish of the day, a small 2 pound channel cat. Fifteen minutes later, Randy's rod got hit, this time it was a blue cat of 7.5 pounds! Once again the wind roared so we headed for the Licking River.
The Licking was just dead (no current at all), so the trolling motor had a workout. We fished up above the 12th Street Bridge for around 20 minutes with no luck so headed back to the Ohio. We began drifting again just below the Water Front restaurant on the Ky. side, just a little up river breeze at that time. The boat drifted all the way down to the I-75 Bridge when we decided to call it a day at 3 o’clock. At least Randy did get some fish into the boat.
I headed home with a lot of new knowledge about how to drift fish. It requires a dependable trolling motor and depth finder for starters. You really have to be alert for the changes in depth to reduce the hang up on snags. I have been told that in order to get big blues, drift fishing is the key. It will require me to go out on more trips to feel comfortable with this type of fishing. It does require a lot of skill to handle a boat and all those rods, especially when you have a big catfish hooked!
Submitted by: Norb Wormald,
We want to recognize Summer Key as the May Artist of the Month. Mrs. Spahr nominated Summer for showing excellent work ethic this last month of school. Summer painted many days on the Mural to make sure the project was completed. Also, Summer is able to demonstrate skilled handling of a variety of media and has creative and innovative thinking. Way to go Summer!
Submitted by: Kati Newsome, Administrative Assistant
Holy Trinity School students celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up their campuses, located in Bellevue and Newport. They weeded flower beds, picked up trash in the parking lots, and cleared general debris from the properties. They were all sporting their new "Feeding God's Children" shirts, supplied by the Catholic Order of Foresters. Each student that donated 2 boxes of Zip Lock bags to St. Bernard's Food Pantry was eligible for a shirt.
The students took great pride in the work they did that day and learned what it means to share responsibility for your community and how much a group can accomplish working together.
Submitted by: Betsy Miglio
On Thursday, June 1, the Dayton Main Street Program held their first of many Food Truck Thursday! events. Each Food Truck Thursday! will bring in two food trucks to Dayton; one with an entree and one for dessert. The following events will be held at the War Memorial Monument at the corner of Sixth and Berry:
Thursday, July 13 — 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Remi J's BBQ & Kona Ice
Thursday, August 3 — 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Street Chef Brigade & Kona Ice
Thursday, September 7 — 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Empanadas Aqui & Mister Softee
The City of Dayton has installed eight new bike racks between McKinney and Clay along Sixth Avenue in Dayton. “We know that Sixth Ave. (KY 8) in Dayton is a popular route with the region’s cyclists,” said Robert Yoder, Dayton Main Street Director, “We want cyclists to know that the City of Dayton welcomes them, and encourages cyclists to stop in Dayton to eat at our restaurants and shop at our stores.” The new bike rack locations are at:
For more information on the City of Dayton’s Main Street Program and Commercial Community Advantage Program (CCAP), visit http://www.daytonky.com/visitors/economic-development/ or you can contact Dayton’s Main Street Manager Robert Yoder at 859-491-1600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking back a little, May was an incredible month in Dayton! First I want to congratulate all of this year’s graduates! With Dayton High School’s College and Career Readiness score of 100, an average ACT score 20.7, and over $4.5 million in scholarships, the hard work you’ve put in really shows!
Last weekend, I had the honor of walking in the 88th Annual Dayton-Bellevue Memorial Day Parade. I want to thank the Parade Committee as this was one of the best Memorial Day Parades I can remember. Kudos also need to go out to our public works department for all of their hard work in getting the city ready for the parade.
We had another ribbon cutting in our Main Street District, welcoming Trotta’s Steak and Seafood to Dayton. The Main Street program also had their first Food Truck Thursday, the next Food Truck Thursday will be July 13 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Last but not least, the new fire truck was delivered to the Bellevue-Dayton Fire Department just in time for the parade.
Looking forward, Paint the Town will be here painting 19 houses in Dayton on Saturday, June 10. The Dayton Civic Club is getting everything ready for the River City Music Fest II on Saturday, June 17, with 10 bands, crafts, food trucks and more.
Mark your calendars for the Dayton City-Wide Yard Sale on July 22nd. You can sign up by calling the city at 491-1600, or register your yard sale online at www.daytonky.com/yardsale. Remember this is the one day a year you can have a yard sale, without needing to get a yard sale permit.
Until next month, enjoy the summer!
Mayor Virgil Boruske
Greendevil Track and Field has had a stellar season. The girls team brought home the first ever NKAC Division III Conference title! With just 12 athletes, they were able to outscore all of the other teams. It was a thing of beauty.
We also saw our first double REGIONAL CHAMPION in Johnessah Barbiea since 1999. She moved on to earn bronze medals at the State Championships. Along with that, she broke both Dayton High School jumps records and is only a freshman. Look for big things from that young lady!
There were 12 Dayton athletes who qualified for the state meet in 13 events. Both Buddy Lukens and Mallory Kubala made it to the finals. Collectively, our seniors have participated in the track program for 31 seasons! They and their leadership will be sorely missed! We love you guys!
The middle school teams took down 7 different middle school records with Nolan Brooks qualifying for the state championships in the Pole Vault event. Respect our past; Fear our future!
Submitted by: Barbie Case-Lukens
Girls & Boys Track Coach / Athletic Director