Seventh-grader’s spooky story wins Halloween contest

Herkimer seventh-grader Rhiannon Renodin’s Halloween story was among those chosen as a winner of the Utica Observer-Dispatch’s Halloween Story Contest. According to teacher Mrs. Bailey, about 25 Herkimer seventh-graders entered stories in the contest. More than 750 entries were submitted throughout the region, and Rhiannon’s was one of only 10 chosen as a winner. Mrs. …

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Students pledge to go drug-free

Herkimer CSD students marked Red Ribbon Week in October with activities designed to raise awareness about risky behaviors. The annual nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign aims to raise young people’s awareness of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. During Red Ribbon Week, students are invited to take a pledge to remain drug-free. This year’s theme was …

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District welcomes Sherry Farrington as deputy clerk

Visitors to the Herkimer Central School District office will find a new face there to greet them. Sherry Farrington has joined the district as deputy district clerk, taking over some duties from outgoing clerk Sharon Judd. Mrs. Farrington comes to Herkimer after working as student services coordinator with the National Center for Security and Preparedness …

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Girls soccer team goes pink for breast cancer

Oct. 1 was Pink Night on the Herkimer soccer fields, with the girls varsity team members turning out in black and pink shirts, pink socks and pink ribbons braided in their hair. The players chose to host this event in honor of anyone who has fought breast cancer, in recognition of October as Breast Cancer …

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