Batavia Week in Review: Principal Gets Engaged at School, Bulldogs Beat Panthers, Crashes
Here's a look back at Batavia's top news from Aug. 19-25.
Here are some of the top news stories in Batavia from the past week. Click on any headline to read each full story and view photos:
Batavia Principal Gets Marriage Proposal In Front of Entire School—A Batavia school principal's boyfriend presented her with a rose, a diamond ring and the big question during an all-school assembly on Tuesday. Her response had students jumping for joy.
Batavia Football Beats Glenbard North in Season Opener Upset—Batavia kept fans and haters alike on their toes all Friday night, but they finally got the job done in a late-night thriller.
Batavia Superintendent Jack Barshinger to Retire in 2013—The top administrator of Batavia Public Schools told district employees Monday that he wanted to spend more time with his family. The School Board will soon start a search for a new superintendent.
Help Batavia Firefighters Fight Muscular Dystrophy Aug. 31 at Rt. 31 and Wilson—Batavia firemen are collecting money this month for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Congratulations, Tri-Cities Readers' Choice Winners 2012!—Batavia won a handful of categories and placed in the top 3 for others.
Police and Fire
This was the second week of our latest recurring features. Check out Job Central, a weekly roundup of Batavia job postings.
Have a vision for a vacancy in town? Let us know what should go in the place of Charm Thai Restaurant and the remaining empty storefronts on Island Avenue. Check the comments section of both stories to see what readers have come up with so far.