The Civic Club has a new meeting place, as well as new officers and we are working very hard to make our city a better place. Congratulations to our newest board members, Jessica Lovins and Nathan Gifford. I am extremely pleased to be able to work closely with both of them and I am looking forward to what they will bring to the group with their talents.
The Civic Club now has a new home and meeting place. Our next meeting will be held at the former home of the YMCA Teen Center, located at 2nd and Berry Avenues on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Our next meeting is May 18 @ 7:00 P.M. We would like to thank the St .John's Anglican Catholic Church and host Mike Lenz for allowing us to use their wonderful hall for the past 2 years. We truly appreciate it.
If you would like to be a part of this great group and get involved with your community, please join us at our next meeting. The topic of discussion this month will be River City Music Fest II. We would love to hear your input and ideas, and most importantly we would appreciate your support. See you there!
Submitted by: Tammy Cornett
Dayton Civic Club Chair
Being taught is one thing. Learning is another. I am so proud that our students are doing a wonderful job of owning their learning! Two different data points show exactly how far WE have come as a school, a community, and as individual students. The first is our College and Career Readiness rate for this year which is at an all-time high of 91.5%. This is up from 77% last year and up from 2% back in 2009. Our seniors have done a great job of working to hit college readiness benchmarks and complete career pathways to become College and Career Ready!
Not to be outdone our juniors stepped up and set a record high of 20.7 on this year’s ACT! This was up from last year’s score of 19.3 and above the Kentucky state average for the first time. We currently have over half of our students in the junior class that are already College Ready!
We are very proud of ALL our students for owning their learning. We are also very proud of our wonderful teachers and staff who Inspire, Engage, and Grow them each and every day!
Respectfully submitted by: Jay Brewer
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, Dayton Heritage Museum is a great place to spend time learning about our city, all made possible by our good friend Charlie Tharp. And as much as they enjoy receiving new items for the museum, the museum board members are sometimes stumped. This photo, donated by Bob and Vera Stuck, has a story to tell. It appears that a friendly game of Cowboys and Indians was interrupted by a grownup insisting on taking a photo of the neighborhood kids. If any of our readers might know the identity of some of these children, the museum board would like to hear from you.
It’s getting harder and harder to catch decent size catfish like this one anymore. The past couple of fishing seasons the skipjacks and shad have been hard to get. I have been force to uses items from the grocery store for bait. Raw shrimp just out of the bag is one way. I have soaked them in real vanilla extract as well. Chicken livers get a lot of taps and a small channel cat now and then. I have used seasoned chicken breast seasoned with garlic seasoning, chili powered.
Last year the new thing was adding strawberry syrup to it. My friend got me using Kahn’s “Red Hot Smokies” and they also work well. I have used hot dogs seasoned with cherry Kool Aid or chili powder. I have also tried Spam, but so far I have not had much luck with it. I have caught a couple of channel cats with french fries in the past
I always check the manager special section in the meat department, to see if beef is cheap. If so, I cut it into strips and season it like the chicken. It does stay on the hook real well and the catfish don’t strip it off. I hope this list of my baits helps you out whenever you are out of bait fish for your next catfishing trip. Tight lines to all!
Submitted by: Norb Wormald
The preliminary average for Juniors on the ACT is 20.7! Last year's average score was 19.1 so we're very proud of our juniors. Our college career readiness rate for seniors has now soared over 91% (last year's CCR rate was 78%) and two thirds of all seniors signed college or career commitments on senior signing day. The Senior Class wrapped up their Senior Service Project in late April. The class was given $1,500 from Magnified Giving and raised an additional $300 to award to non-profit organizations helping our community. Students spent time throughout the school year researching non-profits to determine which organization they believed could make the biggest difference with the funding. Students went on site visits and conducted interviews with agency representatives, and presented information to their classmates. The Class of 2017 is pleased to announce that Transitions will be awarded $1,000 and Cinderella’s Closet will be awarded $800 at the Magnified Giving Award Ceremony on May 16th.
Summer is coming! Mrs. Rubemeyer, Mrs. Goetz and several other teachers will lead fun summer academic programs in June and July with 3 big field trips... COSI Science Museum, Air Force Museum and Thomas More College. Contact Mrs. Rubemeyer at 859-292-7486 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and get details. Also, the 21st Century Community learning Center will be having a summer camp at Dayton High School. There will be field trips and swimming time once a week! The dates will be June 5th-8th and July 17th-20th. Times and additional dates will be announced at a later time. For more information, please call 513-646-4809 or you can email Jennifer Allen at Dayton.email@example.com
Meals will be provided in the High School Cafeteria from May 30 –August 4th. No meals will be served on July 4 or July 14-21. Breakfast is served from 9-10 a.m. and lunch is from 11:45 – 1 p.m. Breakfast is $1 and lunch is $2 for adults (18 and over) and FREE for children. The Dayton High School Youth Services Center Food Pantry will also be open throughout the summer Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact Sherri Chan to access the pantry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-292-7486.
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School
We want to recognize DHS Senior, Olivia Burden, as the April Artist of the Month. Olivia is not only an exceptional band student, but she is also a leader in guitar and percussion classes. Olivia has also given lessons to middle school students and took on a mentor role for another middle school band student. Congratulations Olivia!
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 154 OF THE DAYTON CODE OF ORDINANCES COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE CITY OF DAYTON ZONING ORDINANCE BY AMENDING THE TEXT TO ALLOW FOR TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS IN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND REGULATE SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS.
This ordinance amends Chapter 154 of the City of Dayton Code of Ordinance (Zoning Ordinance) by allowing for Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments in the Central Busines District. The ordinance further regulates Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments by requiring a permit from the Health Department and compliance with all Kentucky Administrative Regulations to include regulations that govern construction, operation, and sanitation practices of Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments.
I, Tom Edge, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting as attorney for the City of Dayton, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Council of the City of Dayton, and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of the ordinance.
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