Security fencing installed

On Tuesday, workers with Rutkoski Fencing were installing security fencing at W.R Croman Primary School in Troy.

According to Troy Area School District Superintendent W. Charles Young, the fencing is being put in for security measures and is being installed all around the playground area at the school. He noted that it was the result of a state audit regarding safety procedures. Young said the state auditor general told the district to put up the fencing, and this is an issue that is being dealt with statewide. He said the fencing was bid out and the contract was awarded in July. It will be in place for the start of the school year.

Rainbow Riders to hold event

On Sunday, Sept. 22 at Alparon Park Horse Arena in Troy, the Rainbow Riders Horseback Riding for the Handicapped annual Game-A-Thon fundraiser will be held.

There is a 9 a.m. start, with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. Letters with donation forms are being sent out, and if you have participated in the past, look for yours. For more information, contact Lainey McBratney at (570) 529-1343.

Four games will be held, and there are 20 prizes for the most money raised. The registration fee is $25, but if you raise $25 or more in donations/pledges, no money comes out of your pocket; those raising $50 or more qualify for a prize bucket. Those who register get a t-shirt and goodie bag. Bring a dish to pass for lunch. Look for information about Rainbow Riders on Facebook.

Pool report delivered

At this week's Canton Borough Council meeting, the Canton War Memorial Pool report was provided. The report notes the following information:

- Three Community Saturdays were sponsored at the pool. Those involved were the chamber of commerce, Lighthouse of Faith Church, and Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).

- Adult swims were tried out during the noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. time frames, but it "didn't seem to work out."

- The sand volleyball court was removed and dirt was replaced for the new swing set

- Zito Media installed free WiFi for the remainder of the season

- The last day the pool will be open is Friday, Aug. 16

Canton elementary report delivered

Canton Elementary Principal John Rimmer recently delivered the 2013-14 elementary school goals.

Rimmer provided the information at the last Canton Area School Board meeting.

The goals are to "fully implement the shared reading component in all literacy instruction as the introduction to on-grade-level reading material and strategies" and "develop and implement strategies through the WIN planning using data driven decision making to provide daily supports/acceleration for all students."

In another matter, he noted that the elementary school enrollment this year is 564, compared to 540 last year.