Area briefs



Kindergarten registrations set

• WEST MILTON — Kindergarten registration for next school year at Milton-Union Elementary will be held April 5-7 at the elementary office. It is important for all potential kindergarteners to be registered at this time, even if the parent is not sure they will attend, or all requested documentation is not available. A screening appointment will be made during this time for each child. Children must be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2016, to register.

Registration hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Report to the elementary school office at 7620 Milton-Potsdam Road with as much of the following documentation as possible: completed registration packet, parent’s proof of residency, most current physical/immunization information, child’s county birth certificate and any custody documents. Call the school at 884-7920 with questions or concerns.

• COVINGTON — Covington Elementary will be holding its annual kindergarten registration and screening on April 6-7 from 8-11 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Any child who will be 5 before Aug. 1, 2016, is eligible to attend kindergarten.

All parents of kindergarten age children are asked to call the elementary office at 473-2252 for a registration/screening appointment. To register your child(ren), it is necessary for parents to bring their child’s certified birth certificate, record of immunizations, Social Security number and custodial papers (if applicable).

Mortensen to speak

TROY — On Thursday, April 21, Danny Mortensen returns as a guest speaker to WACO Air Museum as part of the Aviation Lecture Series. As a continuation from last year, Danny returns to share Part 2 of his topic “Confessions of an Ex-Air Traffic Controller: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Airport.” These humorous stories will come from misadventures over his 48 years of aviation. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m.

Mortensen is a pilot, author, airline instructor and competitor and world record holder in the air races, former air traffic controller, aircraft builder and test pilot. He has more than 2,800 flying hours and 10,000 hours of flight instruction. He is known for a variety of contributions to the aviation world. For example, the AMSOIL Rutan Racer, which set several world speed records and now hangs in the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, WI, was built by Danny in 1981. In 1990 Danny won the gold at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. He currently flies a restored 1940 cabin WACO, VKS-7 and is the president of Fearless Froggy Aviation.

This series is made possible in part by Dayton Power & Lights. There is no charge for the event. Donations can be made to WACO Historical Society in order to support the Lecture Series. WACO Air Museum is located at 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy.

For more information, visit or call 335-9226.