Auxiliary gets ready for fall season

The Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary is busy preparing for the fall season.

According to a news release, the first meeting for this year will be held in the TCH conference room at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 24, and as always, new members to the organization are always welcome. The agenda includes the election of officers for the new biennium.

The gift shop reports a busy summer and invites customers to come in and check out new lines of merchandise; there is a new line of greeting cards, Halloween items are arriving daily, and the ever-popular Willow Tree Collection features new items as well. Orders will soon be placed for the annual pecan sale, and this year, mums will also be sold in the gift shop. Be sure to check the paper for more announcements regarding these sales, or stop in and see all that the gift shop has to offer.

Finally, preparations are already under way for this year's TCH Chinese auction which will be held at the Troy Vets' Club on Thursday, Oct. 18.

We hope to see lots of members, old and new, at the meeting on Sept. 24 and at all of this year's fall events.


Troy discusses abandoned dwelling

An abandoned single-family dwelling in Miller Terrace in Troy was discussed at the last borough council meeting.

Borough manager Dan Close said it's unsafe "from a health and safety standpoint," and has to be razed. He said a specialty crew may be needed due to molds and other issues at the site. "I'm working with members of the family to see if we can resolve the issue," Close said. "Obviously, it should be their responsibility, but I don't believe the funds are there, so we may end up having to do that and file a lien against the property."

Close said the mortgage on the property hasn't been paid in years, but the mortgage holder won't repossess because they don't want the responsibility involved in tearing it down and cleaning it up.


Professional contracts approved

The Troy Area School Board recently announced that several employees have completed a minimum of three years of service in the district with a final rating of satisfactory, entitling them to a permanent professional employee contract. They are: Wayne Beeman, art teacher at Troy Intermediate School; Kimberly Brown, kindergarten teacher at W.R. Croman Primary School; Haley Campbell, physical education teacher at W.R. Croman; Brianne Carpenter, music teacher at Troy Intermediate School; Jennifer Judson, guidance position at Troy Intermediate School; Danika Kelley, third grade teacher at Troy Intermediate School; and Christina Sheeley, physical education teacher at Troy Intermediate School.