Mid-Ohio Energy donation helped power Elgin football games

A donation by Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative covered the cost of powering Elgin’s home football games for the entire 2017 season. During the game with Upper Scioto Valley early in the season, Mid-Ohio Energy President & CEO John Metcalf presented Elgin high school principal Chad Cunningham (pictured) with a check for $1,000. The intent of the […]

Local school districts hit hard by tougher state report cards, RV highest with C

The state’s grades for school districts took a mostly-expected plunge for the second year in a row on new state report cards released Thursday. With state tests changing and with the state raising test score expectations for schools and districts, the days when 75% of schools would receive an A or B are long gone. […]

United Bank gives awards to 10 Marion County high school seniors

United Bank hosted the Annual Academic Awards Breakfast at the Marion Chamber of Commerce on May 10, 2016. Each year the breakfast is held to honor seniors from the county high schools. They are chosen by their administration according to their academic records, extracurricular activities, and their overall achievements. Featured guest speaker, Kristi Wink, former […]

City, RV Schools would be boosted under governor’s education spending plan, others would be cut

Gov. John Kasich said he doesn’t consider his new school funding plan to be a redistribution of income, even as it sends more money to poor districts and less to richer ones. “It is a conservative point of view in that every kid should be in a position to thrive,” Kasich said. “I don’t see […]

Three Marion Elementary Schools Achieve 100 Percent Passage of Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Nearly 96 percent of last year’s eligible third-graders across the state met Ohio’s new reading criteria for promotion to the fourth grade, according to data submitted and reviewed by Ohio’s school districts. Seven Marion-area schools beat that statewide percent. In fact, three schools saw 100 percent of their eligible third graders advance, including Elgin Elementary […]

Pleasant, River Valley Beat State Average on Third Grade Reading Test

More than 110,000 third graders across the state, an increase of more than 25,000 students from the fall, are ready for fourth grade according to preliminary reading scores on the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Locally, students at Pleasant and River Valley beat the state average, Elgin and Ridgedale came up just short, and Marion City […]

Elgin Alumni Planning 1st Annual Banquet

The newly formed Elgin Alumni Association has planned their first annual Elgin Alumni Banquet to be held at the new K-12 Elgin building on Saturday, June 28, 2014. A social hour will be held in the Auxiliary Gym from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., with the opportunity to tour the new facility. A spaghetti dinner will […]

Comet Youth Football Holding Registration

Comet Youth Football will hold a registration day for their new program on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Green Camp Community Center. The program is open to those in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades during the 2014/2015 school year. Parents do not need to bring anything on registration day […]

Elgin High School Seek Blood Donors

The Elgin FFA is holding a blood drive at the new Elgin K-12 school on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Elgin High School Gymnasium (on the North end of the building and come in through the doors labeled Comets). Appointments are still available. To schedule an appointment, you […]

Elgin Holding Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon

The Elgin Local School District will be honoring Senior Citizens who are 60 years or older for their support of the school district over the years. If you are 60 years of age or older and live in the Elgin Local School District, you are cordially invited to the Elgin Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon on […]