COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown Central School Superintendent Bill Crankshaw, here since 2016, is returning to his hometown as superintendent of the Greater Johnstown School District.
Crankshaw was appointed by the Johnstown board last night during a special meeting. Under a five-year contract, he’s set to officially assume the duties as the Johnstown superintendent on Dec. 1 or earlier, pending arrangements with Cooperstown, according to the announcement.
COOPERSTOWN – Dissatisfied with last week’s three briefings convened via Zoom last week by the Cooperstown Central School administration, a group of parents is circulating a petition for an in-person meeting.
The petition is seeking an in-person meeting – perhaps in an outdoors setting, with reservations to ensure social distancing – where administrators and the school board can answer parents’ questions face-to-face.
At this hour, volunteers Rose Crane, right, and Nancy Potter, in top photo, hoist banners along Main Street, one for each of the 79 members of the Cooperstown Central School Class of 2020, who are graduating on June 28 in three separate ceremonies on the high school’s sports fields. Mike Donnelly, inset, one of the organizers along with wife Colleen and CCS school board member Wendy Kiuber, said there are enough light poles on Main Street, plus a few on Pioneer, to accommodate each of the 79 graduates on the congratulatory banners. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Explore historic Emmons Farm with descendants, followed by refreshments outside Woodchuck Knoll. Cost, $7/person. Reservation required. Meet at The Farmhouse at Emmons, 5649 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm
COOPERSTOWN – Donna Lucy, who recently engaged to marry, has resigned as Cooperstown High School principal in a reorganization announced today by the school district.
“As many of you know I became engaged earlier this year. As a result my family and I will be relocating in July 2018,” Lucy said. “I am super excited for my next chapter and I leave knowing that there are other authentic champions for children in the world.”
COOPERSTOWN – CCS senior swimmer Ted Mebust finished in third-place overall in the 50 freestyle at the state meet on Long Island over the weekend, the highest finish ever by a CCS swimmer at the state meet.
He followed this with an 8th place overall finish in the 100 backstroke.
The two top 10 accomplishments ends Ted’s CCS swim career. He also won 14 Section 3 swimming titles.
HARTWICK – Emily Weir Thorn, 96, a Native Daughter of Cooperstown who worked at Cooperstown Central School and Bassett Hospital, passed away Wednesday night, Dec. 20, 2017, at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego.
She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Adams to Bower F. and Clara (Cleaver) Weir. When Emily was only 2-years-old her mom died of tuberculosis.
In 1925, the family moved to Fly Creek, where Emily attended a one-room country school. She later attended school in Cooperstown, and graduated with the Class of 1939.
OHS’ Jon Miller, top, gets a congratulatory hug from mom Jean after breezing through the 2-mile (3200 meter) event in 10:33 at this afternoon’s Don Howard Track & Field Invitational Meet, which brought teams from 13 schools – from Delaware Academy To GMU – to the Cooperstown Central campus. Winds gusted, but the rains held off; the event is just finishing up now. At right, CCS Hawkeye standout Isaiah Johnson takes to the air for his team. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)