William "Bill" T. Reiley, age 76, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was a retired School Administrator for Dayton Independent Schools and a member of the Campbell County Retired Teachers Association. Bill will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who loved to spend time with his family, especially his three grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Yelton Reiley; daughter, Suzanne (Bob) Augspurger; son, Will (Kathy) Reiley; grandchildren, Rob Augspurger, Henry and Vivian Reiley. Visitation was held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00am at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Memorial Donations suggested to: Main Street Baptist Church Care Mission, 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.
April showers are not slowing down the positive changes in Dayton. I want to thank the Park Board for their efforts to build the new dugouts and improvements to the baseball field at Gil Lynn Park. In more park news, we’ve applied for a Recreational Trail Program grant to build trails at Sergeant Park. If this grant request is successful, it will be an important step in revitalizing Sergeant Park.
We started April with a ribbon cutting at Hometown Heroes Sports Cafe, a new family friendly restaurant located at 517 Sixth Avenue. There is a lot of activity and interest on our Main Street and we should have more exciting announcements later in the month.
Late in March, we learned that Doyle Country Club, located east of the flood wall on Mary Ingles Highway on the Ohio Riverfront in Dayton,.was successful in their application for designation on the National Register of Historic Places. Doyle County Club is the last of the Ohio River beach clubs that were popular in the early 1900s.
I’d also like to congratulate the Green Knight chess teams success at the Queen City Classic 2017. Great job!
The bike racks I mentioned last month have arrived and will soon be installed along Sixth Avenue. So, as the days lengthen and the weather gets warmer get out enjoy all our great city has to offer!
Until next month,
We continue to be so proud of our students for their hard work and many accomplishments. During the month of March, our students worked hard to meet their individual and school-wide goals. We were thrilled to recognize these academic accomplishments during our recent 3rd Quarter Recognition Assembly held on Friday, March 31st. During this exciting assembly, we recognized students for the following accomplishments: Accelerated Reader (AR) individual and school-wide goal setters, MAP goal setters, A/B Honor roll and Super Honor Roll recipients, Math Facts in a Flash winners, students with 3rd quarter perfect attendance, and greendevil behavior award winners. It is always an honor to recognize students for working hard and doing the right things, and we will strive to continue these recognition traditions in the future.
We are also proud of our students who have been working hard outside of the classroom. Many of our after-school clubs earned some prestigious honors in March as well. Our LES Robotics Teams competed in the regional tournament in March with three teams’ strong performances earning them the privilege to move onto the statewide competition on April 12th. Several of our LES students also participated in the recent 16th Annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament. The grade level teams walked away with many trophies proving their amazing chess skills! Please remember that these opportunities for our students are made possible by the many volunteer hours donated by our dedicated LES staff members, and also through our strong partnerships with some amazing organizations.
Please put the dates Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd on your calendars. On these dates, our LES/DHS Drama Club members will be presenting the play “The Little Mermaid”. This group of students has been working tirelessly the last few months to prepare for these performances. Your support for their work through your attendance at the show would be greatly appreciated!
Although it is hard to believe that we are already in our fourth and final quarter of the school year, we look forward to these last two school months ahead knowing that our students will continue to work hard to meet more of their individual goals, as well as our school goals. We want to extend our invitation for you to stop by Lincoln to witness all of the great things taking place and to offer your time and talents to our students and staff. We welcome you!
Heather Dragan Tim Chenot
LES Principal LES Assistant Principal
Well, we made it to April and just when I think spring is here (as of this writing), this morning it was 24 degrees when I got to Firehouse and next day was worse. Oh well… it has to get warm sometime soon. I just wanted to mention, hello and thank you to the great folks at Speers Court Apartments, where I enjoyed my recent visit there. I’m always glad to listen to your concerns and I hope you enjoyed the goodies I brought along.
My crews at the firehouse responded to several fire alarms during the Month of March, which I never like to hear about. With the time change in March, I trust everyone has changed the batteries in your smoke alarms. That warning can really make the difference on survival in a fire.
I strongly suggest you recheck your home evacuation plan to see if everyone is up to date with it, or maybe it needs upgrading or review. Practice your plan; make sure everyone knows what he or she will do in case of a fire. Don't forget to designate a special meeting place for everyone to go to; this is critical to the success of the plan. Kids, be sure to get out on your own and stay at the meeting place even if everyone is not there. Adults, be sure you know what to do and encourage all members of your family especially a visitor in the house to follow the directions of the plan.
Since spring is here, perhaps it is time to go over the house and do some spring cleaning. It’s time to throw out accumulated junk or things you just don't need anymore. Check the attic, basement, store room and even the garage. NO HOARDING! Old Newspapers, Magazines and collectibles hinder the exit in case of an emergency. Also with spring comes unexpected weather changes or quick pop-up storms, some strong and some even may be severe. Listen to weather alerts and have a safe place in the home for all family members to go to if necessary. You might want to consider an emergency kit containing batteries, flashlights, food items, spare clothing, and for the little ones, something to keep them occupied, like a game or books.
Always know Fireman Joe is available to offer suggestions and planning guides to help keep you and your family safe. Feel free to contact me anytime by E-mail (Stambushj@hotmail.com) or stop by the firehouse. I hope everyone enjoys their Easter Day with family and friends, along with a nice meal and an Easter Egg Hunt!
See you all soon!
Juniors and seniors have been preparing for March testing for several months. ACT, KOSSA, and WorkKeys testing all went well. Our students are close to the highest college and career readiness percentage in the history of our school. Among other good things happening at DMS/DHS are:
Our 2017 Dayton High School Career Day was a resounding success. Over 20 community members volunteered their time to educate our high school students about their respective professions. We appreciate all the support in creating this valuable experience for our students.
The Youth Service Center is in need of volunteers on April 13th between 2-5:30 p.m. Volunteers will be asked to complete a 15-45 minute survey about household items. Each volunteer can raise up to $9 for the After-Prom and Drug Free Club. Please contact Mrs. Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-292-7486 to volunteer.
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School
702 Sixth Avenue Dayton, KY 41074
Advance registration required:
Call 916-5910 or online katescatering.co
Respond or React?
One of my recent readings has been the Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and I have found it to be a book that has quickly moved into my Top 5! Within the book are many deep discussions by these two spiritual leaders and Nobel Prize winners on the topic of joy. These two have great conversations on what they describe as the eight pillars of joy, with four being for the mind and four being for the heart. The four for the mind are perspective, humility, humor, and acceptance. The four for the heart are forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity.
One particular conversation in the book turns to the idea of respond versus react. I personally have been working towards responding more to life’s events versus reacting to them. We find that humans are the rare species that have the quality of being able to respond to what is presented to us versus reacting to it. I find when we lose our temper, our patience, we also lose our joy.
When we react instead of respond we lose an important aspect of modeling how we should deal with life to our children. When our children see us “lose it” they begin to see this as an appropriate response to life’s challenges. We know that children want to grow up to be adults. And we need to think deeply about the concept of what is their perception of an adult when they live in a world in which they only see adults reacting to life’s challenges by yelling, cussing, bullying, and melting down.
To stop the cycle of reacting to life, we adults must do better at modeling responding instead of reacting. For this cycle to stop, we adults must STOP REACTING to life. We need to slow, down…pause…count to ten. And then and only then…RESPOND. Our kids deserve this.
Jay Brewer, Proudly Serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
On Friday, March 24th, four Lincoln Elementary Students, Emily Hall, Mason Fromeyer, Braden Fromeyer, and Peyton Young, played in a simul against chess grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov. Then on Saturday, March 25th, the Lincoln Elementary and Dayton Middle/High School travelled to Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, to participate in the 16th Annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament. Thirty “Greendevil Knights” in grade levels 2-8 matched their chess prowess with over 800 other students from states as far away as Michigan to the north and Tennessee to the south.
After 5 rounds of intense playing, the finals results were as follows:
2nd Grade – 3rd Place (just learned how to play beginning this school year)
3rd Grade – 5th Place
4th Grade – 2nd Place (1st Overall School)
5th Grade – 2nd Place (1st Overall School)
6th Grade – 2nd Place (1st Overall School)
7th – 8th Grades – 9th (first time the M/H school played in the tournament)
Braden Fromeyer – 8th Place
Tim Haynes – 14th Place
Nikki Lin – 5th Place
Kevin Buemi – 8th Place
Paul Masminster – 10th Place
Head chess coach Tyler Mobarry and assistant chess coach Ed Long were extremely proud of the effort and sportsmanship of all the students. Special thanks to the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund for their support of Dayton’s Chess Program.
Submitted by: Tyler Mobarry
In addition to the many new businesses that have recently been attracted to Dayton’s Central Business District, there is more good news for local foodies in search of nice places to dine. There will soon be a restaurant opening up at Sixth and McKinney Streets, the former site of Buono Vita Pizzeria. It will be called Trotta’s Steak & Seafood, an upscale/casual old-style steak house with a menu similar to the old F&N Steakhouse.
Owners Kathleen and Greg Trotta have chosen this area because they see and want to be a part of our CBD's growth and potential. They think the people of Dayton deserve a place to bring family and friends to enjoy great service, great steaks and fresh seafood that will change according to season availability. Kathleen and Greg have an extensive background in the food industry, and bolstered by the staff of Dayton’s favorite chef, Tim “Sarge Turner, they look to hit the ground running by the end of April or early May.
Here are some of the BEST SPOTS I know for getting Skipjacks and Shad. Some of these spots are even accessible from the bank; with the others a boat is needed. I did get some of this information via email from fishermen from this area. I want to thank them for sharing this good news for the rest of us:
SPOTS FOR BOATERS
That is all that I have for now. Any information you can share about such spots will be added in the future. I hope this information is useful to all of you. I do believe Skipjacks and Shad will increase the size and number of catfish you catch in the future. If anyone else knows of a spot I can fish for the Skipjacks around this part of the river, please send me a P.M.
Submitted by: Norb Wormald, email@example.com
webmaster for Cincinnati Catfishing www.cincinnaticatfishing.com
Author of Kindle e-books "ROD BENDING CATFISH" & “SHOP TO SAVE”
An Easter Story (Borrowed from the internet)
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, “Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like”. The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the Holy man looked in.
In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouth.The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, “ You have seen Hell”.
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, “ I don’t understand”.
“It is simple,” said the Lord. “ It requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.” “Remember this, when Jesus died on the cross, He was thinking of YOU.”
Happy Easter Everyone!!!
Special Good Friday Service
Easter Walk 4:00pm Dinner at 5:30pm Service at 7:00 pm Come one, come All!!
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
I found this pledge online. It was for a specific breed, but I changed it to fit all dogs in general. I also added my reasons why each of these is important. I have responded due to what I have seen in my life. I think about things deeper than just enforcing an ordinance, because I have been in the animal world for over 25 years. I was a Vet Tech, Animal Rescue Coordinator and now Animal Control Officer. It all falls into the owner’s hands.
1. Thou shalt NEVER trust thy dog not to fight/bite. (Especially intact dogs: Hormones can cause both male and female dogs to act/behave differently.)
2. Thou shalt contain thy dog securely when not supervised by an adult. (Your fence is not going to keep your dog in, if he wants to go. Also gates can get opened by delivery people or kids and not latched back properly. Do not assume your dog will stay.)
3. Thou shalt NEVER leave thy adult dog alone and unsupervised with another small pet. (Many times we see situations of a smaller dog or cat being maimed or killed while the owners are absent.)
4. Thou SHALT keep thy dog socialized with ALL KINDS of people. (This is healthy for your dog at home and helps when your pet has to visit the groomer or vet. Also, what if there is an emergency at your home and someone else has to evacuate your animals? How will your pet react? Will it be saved? )
5. Thy dog wilt NEVER be allowed off-leash in a public place. (Excluding dog parks) This is not only the law for ALL of Campbell County, but also safest and smartest for your dog. If your dog is under control it can’t run away, tear anything up, leave stool somewhere, run into traffic due to fear or curiosity, or jump on people. If you are attacked by another dog you have a handle on your dog to get him loose or keep him from running in fear. People have birds and other small pets that they walk with a stroller or on their shoulder; if someone’s dog went after that pet it would be tragic.
6. Thy dog wilt NEVER be allowed to roam free in thy neighborhood, EVER! (Neighbors have a right to their property: yard, clothes, and other pets should be safe from your dog.)
7. Thou SHALT take thy well trained dog out in public and show him/her off – on leash for good PR! (No one ever calls to complain on the owner doing everything right! I see many owners out walking their dogs daily: on leash, they carry a bag to scoop stool. Their dog may be spayed or neutered or not, but it doesn’t matter, because they are following the laws and in control of their dog.)
8. Thy dog shalt go forth into the world as an ambassador of dog owners. (Even Service dogs have to follow local, state and federal laws. So don’t try to conceal your pet as a service dog when it is not. If it was a true service dog, you would have been taught to follow laws with that dog at all times.)
9. THOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY WRONG DONE BY THY DOGS! (If your dog is hit by a car, you are liable for damage to the car and people inside the car. It would be sad if a fatal crash occurred because of your dog. Dogs end up on expressways and in a ton of different situations that put citizens in harm’s way. There was a rescue lady that recently died, trying to save a loose dog. The relatives where considering suing for “wrongful death” against the dog owner.)
Submitted by: Terri Baker, Animal Control Officer
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