Sugar Grove Area News in Brief



Back to school

The Warren County School District students will start back to school on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The Sugar Grove Imaginative Preschool students ages 3 through 5 will also start back to preschool on Wednesday, Sept. 4th. For more information on registering students for preschool you can call the school at 489-3105.

Fall sports

The construction at Eisenhower High School is happening around the clock, seven days a week, and we are all excited about the unveiling of the newly renovated facility. In the meantime, our fall sports programs have begun with a few minor changes in locations. The Knights Varsity Football Team is holding their crash week at the Sugar Grove Elementary School from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. daily. The Knights Marching Band is in full swing practicing their music and marching at the Russell Elementary School. Girls Basketball has begun their drills in the mornings in the gym at the Russell Elementary School. The Knights Soccer teams are practicing on the Eisenhower soccer fields along Fairbanks road and Route 957. Our Cheerleading squads are practicing evenings at the Sugar Grove Elementary School and the Volleyball team is presently practicing at the YMCA in Warren each evening. Our Cross Country Team is running and practicing daily in the EcoLab at Eisenhower. Please remember that to participate in a fall team sport you need to have completed your physical.

Back to school picnic

The Eisenhower Middle School PTA will be holding its Annual Back-To-School cookout for the middle school teachers, parents, and students on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the parking lot at EMHS.


When Sugar Grove Elementary School students start back to school on Sept. 4, it will mark the 50th time the community has celebrated the start of school. Back on Sept. 7, 1963, the new Sugar Grove Elementary School was dedicated.

On the same day the new Lander Elementary School was also dedicated. Speaking at the presentation was Harold Landin. In his presentation at the dedication he stated, “The two new well-constructed school buildings being presented here today are indicative of education’s promise of the future in the Northern Area.”

On January 20, 1953 the Northern Area Jointure was formed. On April 17, 1962 the bids were opened and on June 20, 1962 construction started. Actually, it was on Sept. 4, 1963 that students first occupied the school. This year school will begin again on Sept. 4.

The building projects coordinator was long time Sugar Grove resident, Norge Luvison, and Dr. Evertt Landin, another Sugar Grove resident, was the Head of Education planning and a consultant on the project. Harold Spink placed the corner stone as a representative of the Northern Area Joint School System. That first year the supervising principal was Harold Landin and the elementary supervisor was Howard Thompson.

On Wednesday, students will be traveling some of the same routes that their parents traveled each year.

Cross Country

Car Wash

The Eisenhower Knights Cross Country Team will be holding a car wash at the AutoZone on market Street Ext. in Warren on Sept. 7 from 10-2. Stop by and get your car washed while supporting our team.

Freedom Walk 2013

The Sugar Grove Community will be participating in the Nationwide America Supports You Freedom Walk on September 11 to remember 9-11 Victims and Honor Military Past and Present Who Protect American’s Freedom. The 2013 America Supports You Freedom Walk is Sponsored by the AMVETS (American Veterans) and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. It will be happening on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Sugar Grove Town Park. Our walk will begin and end in the park and everyone all ages is invited to join us. Paul Tutmaher will be our speaker prior to the start of the event. This year marks the 12 year anniversary of the tragic events at the Pentagon, the twin towers in New York City, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the America Supports you Freedom Walk is to establish a national tradition to reflect on the lives lost on September 11, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country and to honor our veterans, past and present. Sugar Grove will join cities across America to host an America Supports You Freedom Walk. The route for America Supports You Freedom Walk will begin at the Sugar Grove Town Park. The walk will be less than 2 miles. For more information you can log on to

Movie Night Tonight

The community of Sugar Grove will once again hold their Outdoor Movie Nights at the Sugar Grove Community Park on the last Friday of each month. Family Movies are played on an inflatable movie screen starting at dusk. Come along and bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks and enjoy the show. Each event is sponsored by the Warren County Council of Tourism and the Sugar Grove Borough Council. The Schedule for the remainder of the summer is Aug. 30 – Hotel Transylvania and Sept. 27 – Secret of the Wings.

The Farmers Open

Sign up now for the Darrell Johnson and Jeff Lindell Memorial Farmer’s Open Golf Tournament. This year the tournament will be held on Oct. 10 with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at Jackson Valley Country Club. The cost is $40 per person for 18 holes, golf cart, and lunch at the turn. This is a 4-person scramble. Call Jeff Savko at Jackson Valley 489-7803 by Oct. 7th to make your reservations.

The Sportman’s Bash

The Lander Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Sportman’s Bash on Sept. 21. Doors will open at 11 a.m. There will be free food and drink and drawings beginning at noon for guns, bows, GPS trail cameras, and more. There will be more than 80 spins on the prize wheel all day long. The cost is $20 and that includes chances on the prizes. For more information on the event go to

Lottsville Heritage Days

The Lottsville Heritage Day Celebration will be held on Sept.14. This will be the 8th year that the event will be held at the Freehold township building from noon until 3 p.m. Bring an auction item and a dish to pass. Meat, beverages and table service will be provided. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can contact Ruth Ann DeVore at 489-3408 or Don Martin at 489-3262.