Sugar Grove Area News In Brief



EMHS Class of 2013


Eisenhower Middle Senior High School held its graduation celebration on Friday night, June 7 in the gymnasium. Congratulations to all our EMHS graduates.

The EMHS Senior Awards and Scholarship program was held June 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The 2013 Scholarship winners were: The Community Foundation of Warren County Scholarship winner – Jacob Devereaux. The DAR Good Citizen Award – Anthony Amroski. The Eisenhower Education Fund Scholarship winner – Jeb Fedorchuk. The Eisenhower Football Booster Scholarship winners were – Jacob Johnson, Nathan O’Brien, Aaron Lundmark, and August Bauer. The EMHS Bandtastic Booster Scholarship in Memory of Valerie Cracker winners were – Andrew Childs and Ashley Lookenhouse. The EMHS Mat Club Scholarship winner – Jeb Fedorchuk. The Jamestown Business College Academic Progress Award winners- Nicole Wenzel and Lindsey Keppel. The Jamestown Community College USA Scholarship winners – Elizabeth Baran and Andrew Childs.

The Jamie Woodburn Retterer Scholarship winner – Jacob Johnson. The Lions Scholarship winners – Anthony Amroski, and Matthew Eernisse. The Lioness Scholarship winner – Andrew Decker. The Melissa Courtney Memorial Scholarship winner – Taylor Talasky. The Odd Fellows of Western PA Scholarship winner – Brandon Littlefield. The Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship winner – Kelsey Repke. The Saint Joseph Catholic Church Youth Scholarship winner – Patricia Bogniak. The Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758 Scholarship winners – Anthony Amroski, August Bauer, and Kelsey Repke.

The Sugar Grove AMVETS Post 50 Auxiliary Scholarship winner – Ethan Black. The Sugar Grove AMVETS Post 50 Scholarship winners – Halie VanOrd and Anthony Amroski. The Tim Walker Memorial Scholarship winner – Halie VanOrd. The Travis Godden Memorial Scholarship winners – Nathan O’Brien and Andrew Decker. The Walmart Scholarship winner – Taylor Carlson. The Warren County Auto Collision Award winner – Dylan Saullo. The Warren County Career Center State Champs winners: Jason Clever and Jacob Devereaux. The Warren County Historical Society Award for Achievement in History winner – Matthew Eernisse.

The EMHS Outstanding Senior Awards were presented to: Benjamin Perkins Biological Science Award, August Bauer ACS Chemistry Award, Halie VanOrd English Award, Gregory Mizak Instrumental Award, Gregory Mizak Journalism Award, Andrew Childs Mathematics Award, Elizabeth Baran and Ryan Williams the Physical Educations Awards, Andrew Childs and Mollie Marsh Vocal Music Awards, and Mollie Marsh and Natasha Morrison Yearbook Editor Awards.

Congratulations to the 2013 graduating class: Nicholas Abrams, Anthony Amroski, Katie Babcock, Elizabeth Baran, August Bauer, Ethan Black, Patricia Bogniak, Kody Braswell, Rachel Brunson, Dakota Cantrell, Taylor Carlson, Brendon Carr, Andrew Childs, Jason Clever, Andrew Decker, Jacob Devereaux, Heather Durnell, Elizabeth DuVall, Matthew Eernisse, Nikeah Ells, Jeb Fedorchuk, Jordan Flaisman, Alycia Gardner, Alyssa Gray, Ashley Gruber, Matthew Jewell, Jacob Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Lindsey Keppel, Ronald Kepple, Kourteny Knapp, Lyssa Knapp, Richard Knisley, Kaylee Labbe, Brandon Littlefield, Ashley Lookenhouse, Aaron Lundmark, Mollie March, Gregory Mizak, Amanda Morgan, Natasha Morrison, Nathan O’Brien, Andrew Onoratti, Chelsea Parmenter, John Pascuzzi, Benjamin Perkins, Alyssa Peterson, Cody Raines, Dylan Raines, Kelsey Repke, Patrick Rizzardi, Theodore Russell, Dylan Saullo, Lindsey Schwanke, Colin Shine, Eric Stein, Taylor Talasky, Chelsey Thomas, Halie VanOrd, Melissa Vibbert, Rusty Wallace, Nicole Wenzel, Brice Williams, Ryan Williams, Sean Wright, and Damiond Zimmerman.

Truckload of Groceries

Thank you to all in the community who supported the Eisenhower Band Boosters Truckload of Groceries Raffle.

The winners were The Truckload: The Donovall Family, Television: Geoff Donovall, $50 Lowes Certificate: Heather Delong, Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets: Jen Hale, $25 Kwik Fill Certificate: Trudy Bull, $25 Amazon Gift Card: Marilyn Jones, Movie Passes: Frank Coffaro, Tim Hortons Gift Card: Jim Paterniti.

Summer Reading


This year’s Summer Reading Program at the Sugar Grove Free Library is “Recycle Mania”.

The program starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday nights June 12, 19, 26, July 10, and Thursday, July 11. Join us and “Go Green” at the library”. Learn how you can make a difference by recycling, repurposing, reusing and helping the world you live in by reducing what goes into landfills.

There will be a Pizza Party on the last day with prizes for the Best Recycled Invention and the Most Books read. All grades should sign up early as the class size is limited.

For more information, call the library at 489-7872.


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Community Lunch


The Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of the area Community lunches. Each month lunch is held on the first Friday of the month at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run roads. On the second Thursday of each month at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at the corner of Race and Jamestown streets in the center of town. On the third Wednesday of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley.

Everyone is invited to attend. Note that the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will not be holding a luncheon during June, July and August. They will be on a summer break.

Nyla Luvison 5K

The 11th Annual Nyla Luvison Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, July 13. The start time is 9:30 a.m. and the starting line is at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall. The cost to register is $15 if you pre-register by 6-19-13. The cost after that time will be $20. Registration forms can be sent to Sharon Harris, 22 Greenbriar Circle, Russell, PA 16345.

Registration forms can found at local businesses. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 150 entrants. Proceeds for the event are equally divided between the Cancer Care Center at Warren General Hospital and the EMHS cross country teams.

Benefit Dinner

In April, Melissa Swanson Braley was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and required surgery. Melissa began treatments in May. Melissa passed away last week.

Tom, her husband, has been working through this as much as possible while caring for their two young daughters, Taylor, age 12, and Caidy, age 6. Due to the bills they have been incurring and no medical coverage, they have not only been fighting cancer but also financial hardships.

Their family and friends will be holding a benefit on Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Russell Fire Hall. The benefit will have a Chicken BBQ dinner, Chinese auction, live auction, bake sale, and music. Help support this family by donating gift certificates or gift cards towards the auctions. Any donations given whether big or small are greatly appreciated.

Book Club

The Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club will meet June 24. The reading choice for the month is “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout, currently on the New York Times bestsellers list. Strout is a Pulitzer Prize winner for another of her novels both which are based in Maine. There are several hard backs at the library to be shared and the library’s Kindle has the book and, of course, if you have a Kindle or Nook, go to the library and borrow from it.

Read and join us for our fun book club meeting.

Barnyard Classic

Sign up now for the Eisenhower Barnyard Classic Basketball 3 on 3 tournament. The event this year will be happening Saturday, June 29 on 10 permanent outdoor courts.

For more information or to register your team, go to

Cheer Camp

The third Annual Eisenhower Cheer Mini Camp for any students in grades 3-5 will be happening June 18-20 at Eisenhower High School from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $15.

For more information on how to register, contact Nicole Chapmen at 688-7463.

CV Community

Center Picnic

The Chandlers Valley Community Center will be having its picnic on June 20 at 5 p.m. Celebrate the summer with us under the canopy. Come and enjoy a menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni salad, baked beans, and a drink and, of Course, ice cream sundaes.

All the fun starts at 5 p.m. until all supplies are gone. Remember it all happens at the Chandlers Valley Community Center, 9250 Jackson Run Rd. Chandlers Valley.