In the past year, seven new businesses have opened on Sixth Avenue: Hometown Heroes, Trotta's, Bucks BBQ, Devine Waffles & Wecks, The Salon & Brow Bar, Dayton Vintage, and Body of Art Tattoo's.
Something that is not quite as obvious is the growth in our industrial park. This time last year there was over 50,000 sq. ft. of space available. Today, there is only about 3,500 sq. ft. of vacant space available. Environmental Management Solutions has purchased the former Patriot Sign Building and moved their operations into the building. The former Hasco building was purchased, rehabbed and now houses several businesses including Consolidate Pipe. For the first time in several years, we're in discussions with business owners and developers about the possibility of new construction in the industrial park.
On the residential front we’ve had several historical houses rehabbed. Red Knot Homes has started construction on phase 1 of their Pottebaum Point development near 10th Avenue and O'Fallon Street. The Manhattan Harbour Gateway Site is halfway done with the construction of 76 high-end apartments and plans for a 14-acre multi-family apartment complex at Manhattan Harbour have been announced. Dayton continues to move forward!
Until next month,
Mayor Virgil Boruske
We have had so much to celebrate at LES over the past month because of the many great accomplishments of our students. At our quarterly Recognition Assembly held on January 19th, students were recognized for academic excellence and perfect attendance for the 2nd quarter of school. Students wore their newly earned MAP ribbons for achieving their goals or reaching the grade level marks with 129 additional ribbons given to students scoring in the 80th and 90th percentiles on these important tests. We had 55 students make the honor roll with another 23 students making the super honor roll for the second quarter of school. These students earned the right to travel to local restaurants for the honor lunch celebration on February 8th. We also celebrated 132 students who had perfect attendance for the second quarter of school.
Our students have also shown their hard work in areas outside of the classroom with their participation in the expansive extracurricular programs we offer here at Lincoln. The academic team and chess club continue to excel in friendly competitions with students from local school districts. Our robotics club, student council, and newly formed STLP club are meeting weekly on important projects. We also continue to see great gains with our youth basketball program and wrestling club. Our new gardening club begins meeting this month. We also became the first elementary school in the state to form a Special Olympics Unified Young Athlete Program, a bowling program. Lastly, the drama club has been working very hard as they prepare for their upcoming production of “Shrek Jr”.
We are extremely proud of our students’ hard work and dedication in becoming the best person they can be. We are also very grateful and proud for our dedicated staff members who help inspire, engage and grow EACH Lincoln student.
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
Dayton High School is proud to announce the First Class of inductees to the "Wall of Distinction" honoring outstanding alumni of Dayton High School. The Inductees will be honored on May the 11th in a school-wide assembly held at 1:45 in the gymnasium. All friends of Dayton High School are invited to attend as we will be honoring these outstanding Alumni of DHS.
Information on the achievements of the inductees can be found at
Dr. William P Linss Class of 1937
Ron Gunning Class of 1949
Dr. James Booth Class of 1953
Naomi Dew Melia class of 1955
William T Riley Jr. Class of 1960
Dr. Kenneth Moore Class of 1961
Oliver “Buddy “ Dittus Class of 1965
Gail Myers Class of 1969
Dr. Kevin S. Miller Class of 1981
Dr. Kathy McCormick Class of 1989"
The Dayton High School Booster will be holding a Quarter Auction on Tuesday March 20th at 7PM at the Newport Elks Club (3704 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring). This auction will be a big success for the Boosters if you will mark your calendar and join in the fun. There will be 6 Special Theme Baskets to be raffled. Funds raised from this activity will support the students of Dayton High School!
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School
DHS Food Pantry February Distribution Dates:
Tuesday, February 13th from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27th from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.
Please enter through the DHS cafeteria doors
Participants are encouraged to bring their own bags.
February 24 at the Dayton Eagles 7 – 11 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT – RAFFLES – SPLIT THE POT
$5.00 Cover Charge at the Door
Shari was recently hospitalized and given the news that her cancer had spread into her chest and the tumor on her lung was larger. There is no other form of treatment that she can do. She was sent home on Hospice Care with a life expectancy of 0-6 months.
Shari has no life insurance and is on a fixed income. She has 3 kids, 5 grandkids and 2 great grandkids. She has been with her partner Tim “Sarge” Turner for 42 years. On February 24th 2018, from 7-11 p.m. a benefit for Shari will be held at the Dayton Eagles.
All money raised will go to her medical bills and burial expenses. We will be providing raffles, split the pot and entertainment. If you could, we ask for your assistance in contributing to this event in the form of money or through donated item (s) to be raffled off. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door. If you would like to drop off a donation, you can do so at the following addresses:
Dayton Eagles - Attention Jeff Redleaf or Tom Reiger - 634 5th Avenue
Beau Turner/Laura Hall - 1216 6th Avenue
Danielle Turner - 277 Van Voast Avenue - Bellevue, KY. 41073.
Sarge Turner - (859)628-8013
We sincerely thank you in advance for your support and concern,
The Turner Family and Friends
The City of Dayton, KY is accepting applications for the positon of part-time office clerk. The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, work experience, customer service skills, and computer skills to perform the job successfully.
The job is 15-20 hours per week, Monday- Friday. Please submit resume/application to City of Dayton, Attn: Donna Leger, 514 Sixth Ave., Dayton, KY 41074. Application available at www.daytonky.com
This past September I entered a local catfish tournament with a guy who is a professional fisherman. He informed me about how many of the guys were rigging their rods at those events. This set up works well for both bank and boat catfishing.
You just have to put a small bobber between the sinker and the baited hook. The size of the bobber will depend on the amount of current and weight of the sinker. One reason for this type of set up is to keep the bait suspended off the bottom, so the catfish can locate and grab the bait easier! Another reason is that using this rig should reduce the number of times your bait winds up getting hung up on snags.
I am going to put this rig on all of my catfish rods this season, so it should help. I need all the help I can get for more catfish action this coming season. When it gets springtime again, I wish tight lines to all.
AUTHOR OF AMAZON E-BOOKS: “ROD BENDING CATFISH & SHOP TO SAVE”
The Kersten O' Day VFW Post 2899 is having a Quarter Auction on March 10, 2018. The doors open at 6PM and the Auction starts at 7PM. There will be baskets up for raffle and a split the pot. Paddles for the quarter auction are 3 Paddles for $5 and each additional paddle is $2. There will be food available to purchase, and proceeds from this go to benefit Veteran Support Activities and the Dayton School Resource Center.
On December 15, 2017, Kersten O'Day VFW Post 2899 Auxiliary President Lenora Mocciola and Post Commander Bill Chandler presented bags of stuffed animals to representatives from the Dayton and Bellevue Police Departments. The VFW Post 2899 Auxiliary obtained a $1,000 grant from the VFW Foundation that was to be used for the community. The purpose of the grant was to provide stuffed animals for the police department to have on hand when responding to situations where young children were in distress in order to provide some sort of comfort. We at Post 2899 want to ensure that the children in our community feel safe and comforted, regardless of what situations they find themselves facing.
Kindergarten: Tina Cioffi, Collin Spradlin, Tanner Frisch First Grade: Waylon Gulley, Cadence Taylor, Stella Skirvin, Marissa Young, Connor Black Second Grade: Travis Hollers, Michael Henderson, Aaleigha Clark
Third Grade: Kaden Adams, Anthony Hull, Kaitlyn Caldwell Fourth Grade: Casey Chenot Fifth Grade: Kendell Meyers Sixth Grade: Chad Nickell Principal’s Pick: Brandon Sanders
Submitted by: Kati Newsome, Administrative Assistant
We would like to recognize Lydia Workman as the DHS January Athlete of the Month. Lydia is a 5 sport letterman who currently carries a 3.875 grade point average. Lydia is an all-region track and field athlete and is in her second year as a varsity bowler. She has a 120 average. Lydia is a quiet leader who leads by example. She shows up for each match, despite playing two sports during this winter season. Lydia is always calm, courteous, and encouraging! She is a great student-athlete who always represents Dayton in the most positive light. Way to go, Lydia!
Submitted by: Kati Newsome, Administrative Assistant
Congratulations to Lincoln Elementary Primary Teacher Marti Jo Griffith Houlehan for recently receiving her National Board Certification. This certification is revered as the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Mrs. Griffith-Houlehan worked diligently for three years to complete this rigorous certification. Her certification was earned in Literacy: reading-language arts early to middle childhood. To date, approximately only 3,300 of Kentucky’s 40,000+ public school teachers have received this certification. We are proud of Mrs. Griffith-Houlehan’s amazing accomplishment!
Submitted by: LES Principal, Heather Dragan
Reprinted in February 2018 DCN edition
Confession? Confess to what? It is extremely hard to admit that we are not right all of the time. We like to think we have it all figured out. We are all human, but we all sin and we all must confess those sins to God and ask for His forgiveness.
Confession is one of the basic elements to worship, whether you attend church or not. No one is perfect, and we all mess up daily. God does know all of our sins, but they are not forgiven until we confess our sins to Him and ask for His forgiveness. This is Confession. It is similar to keeping a secret, after a while it starts to gnaw at us. We eventually tell someone and experience a feeling of relief and a huge weight being lifted off our shoulders.
In recovery programs, patients are required to make a list of all their sins, share with a friend and with God. In confession, we are not asked to share with a friend; only God. He already knows our sins, and loves us anyway. Knowing this should lessen the blow. Some may think, “if He already knows, why do I need to confess?” Compare this to the mom who knows who broke the lamp, but wants you to confess what you did. Or, the criminal who gets caught. He may be offered a lighter sentence if he admits to what he did.
We all learn through admitting what we have done wrong. Every day take five minutes to confess your sins to God. This allows you to free up your soul and to be at peace. What a great way to start your day! We need to be honest. It’s something we teach our children from day one, but we still try to hide things. Honesty is the best policy in all we do.
Look in the mirror; be honest with yourself and God. Know that He loves you. Wait for your forgiveness and be at peace.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
In January, First Baptist Dayton voted to start a clothes closet for those in need. The idea came from Amanda Long, who also agreed to run the closet and serve as its director. The ministry is called “Clothes from Jesus.” We began taking donations in January, and “Clothes from Jesus” opened to provide clothing on February 2. Watch the Facebook page of Clothes from Jesus for details on how you can help or be helped: https://www.facebook.com/Clothes-From-Jesus-by-First-Baptist-Dayton-2025020654446171/. Thanks Amanda for your hard work in making this happen!
Submitted by: Gail Myers
We would like to recognize Brandon Haas as the January Artist of the Month. Brandon is enrolled in two different guitar classes, and is able to balance both class loads due to the amount of effort he puts into his work. He consistently has one of the highest grades in the class, and Mr. Schwartz says he can always count on Brandon coming to grab his guitar every day after school to practice. Way to GROW Brandon!
Submitted by: Kati Newsome, Administrative Assistant
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