25, 2006 - Real World: Ideal careers - sister Mary is quoted
25, 2005 - - Mound made a memory
5, 2005 - - Now, dig deeper - Sandusky Register
11, 2004 - ANITA FEICK, 1920-2004
WORLD: Ideal careers (04/25/2006)
By RASHA ALY
Eleven-year-old Shelbi Neidler already knows what she wants to be when she
grows up. Not a doctor, lawyer or an engineer. This ever-smiling girl wants to
work with money. "A financial person -- to help people with their
(money)," said the fifth-grader. She and her 9-year-old brother, Regan,
made use of spring break last week to check out books at the Sandusky
A visit to a bank with her dad was the deciding factor, she
explained. He needed to have his check cashed, and those behind the counter,
who helped in the process, inspired her. She wants to know "how the whole
system works," she said. But that will have to wait until after college
-- of which she's tabbed either The Ohio
State University or Kent State
University. Shelbi is not the only young girl with ambitious goals.
According to the "2006 Junior Achievement Worldwide Interprise Poll on
Kids and Careers," showed female youngsters were drawn to careers
requiring higher education.
As the coordinator of career services at BGSU
Firelands, John Clark said he has heard continued discussion about trying
to attract males to higher education. "Far more females in our culture at
this time are pursuing higher education than males," he said. That could
mean "women are gravitating toward careers that have higher
Poll data -- which reflects the answers of about 860
respondents -- shows the top five career fields are: in computers, being a
pro-athlete, a businessperson, an engineer or in the entertainment field. For
females, the top five were: teaching, practicing medicine, business,
entertainment and practicing law. Females showed a higher preference for the
two careers which require advanced degrees -- doctors and lawyers. About 9
percent of females compared to 3 percent of males dream to become doctors, and
about 6 percent of girls to 2 percent of boys want to become lawyers. Just
beginning her academic career, in kindergarten, Danielle Ramon, a Sandusky
Central Catholic School student -- Sts. Peter and Paul campus, was intent on
becoming a doctor.
"I want to check everybody to see if they are sick and
hurt," Danielle said.
Computers is the path Shelby Whiting is choosing -- the
number one profession boys prefer. The Sandusky
High School freshman taught herself about computers -- taking some of her
family's computers and rebuilding them.
"I stumbled onto it when I was 12," she said. One
day, her computer was becoming too slow, and she wanted to fix it. So, she
began experimenting -- finding ways to defrag the computer or to get rid of
any extra space files were taking up on the computer's desktop. Now, Shelby
hopes to attend ITT Tech, an online degree program. While the poll states
computer experts do not need a college degree, Shelby said she is also
thinking about graduate school.
The trend of more women pursuing higher education could
explain their increase in weekly earnings. According to "Highlights of
Women's Earnings in 2003," a report distributed by the U.S. Department of
Labor, women's weekly earnings increased by about 30 percent from 1979 to 2003
-- about a 10 percent higher rate than men.
However, local boys also have high puruits. Cameron Adams,
12, a Margaretta
Local Schools student, said he "wanted to serve his country" by
joining the army. But college was also in his plans. He could become a social
studies teacher -- a subject he enjoys learning about, he said. Corey Thomas,
a Briar Elementary School student in Perkins Township., also wanted to be a
teacher -- probably in math. Shelbi's bother, Regan, said he could put his
arguing skills to use by becoming a lawyer.
But, these days, no doubt, females have more opportunities.
"Girls have higher expectations," said Mary
Baughman, a member of the College Women's Club of Sandusky -- a
club designed to promote social interaction among university graduates.
"They feel like they will be treated fairly. They won't be discounted,
because they were women," she said. Baughman remembered a time when
society did not treat women with the respect they do today. She witnessed the
experience first hand. Her mother had a minimum-wage paying job, Baughman
recalled. When her mother left the job, she had to train her replacement -- a
man. It was no surprise at the time the man who took over her position
received a higher salary. Then there was the incident when she and her mother
attended a stockholder's meeting in Sandusky. Her mother raised an important
point to the board by asking, "'Why don't you have any women on your
board of directors," Baughman said. Their response, "Oh that would
be nice to have sex appeal on the board of directors," said Baughman. Her
mom was disgusted, Baughman said. Instead of seeing women as intelligent
equals, they just saw pretty faces. Such opinions did not deter Baughman. She
said she had high standards for herself. She graduated from OSU with a degree
in fine arts and went on to a career as a dental hygienist. In the beginning,
Baughman said she did not think she had as many chances before her. "I
didn't want to be an engineer," she said. "I didn't feel that would
have been a very open field (for women). Girls don't feel that way
26, 2006 - SANDUSKY HIGH SCHOOL - Sandusky Register
SANDUSKY - These Sandusky
High School Students were named to the second grading period honor roll
for the 2005-06 academic year. (* indicates principal's honor roll, 4.0 or
higher grade point average):
Albert, Nathan Arnold, Erin Auble*, Ashley Austin, Kyle Baker, Kayla Birdsell,
Vincent Blanca, Ryan Brink, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Amanda Clark, Bryce Cremean*,
Lacy Davis, Tyffanee Dawes, Kelli Dietrich, Jordan Edwards, Ashley Evans*,
Daniel Flittner, Megan Forster, Dominick Frausto, Derrick Galindo, Hanna
Gilchrist, Dominque Gillard, Brian Glorioso*, Joviana Gonzales, Sadie Grant, Margaret
Gregory*, Jennifer Grondin, Alicia Gutierrez, Joshua Harpel, Madison
Hartley*, Loren Henderson, Benjamin Hixson*, Shaqeria Hunter, Dania Irby,
Karmen Jackson, Angelica Jones, Felice Jones, Thirkeshia Jones, Brittany M.
Jones, Shane Jordan, Lauren Kerber, Daniel Klohn*, Michelle Lately*, Benjamin
Lochotzki, Anna Madsen, Bryan McGookey, Andrew Mees*, Harrison Miller*, Katie
Milner, Andrew Montgomery, Hassan Moore, Melanie Mork, Brian Mullins*, Timothy
Murray, Nikki Papenfuss, Brionna Patterson, Jermaine Pearson, Seth Petersen,
Shekoda Petty, Karunaphon Pimma*, Domonique Pou, Michelle Powe, Lauren Proy,
Jessica Ramsey, Kyle Reid*, Kristen Rieger*, Ryan Riesterer, Chad Riggs, Ryan
Rowe, Dustin Schwanger*, Janae Smoot, Alexa Walton, Andrea Ward, Daren Warner,
Fallon Weaver, Kyle Weber, Amanda Wellman, Brittny Williams, Curtrina Wright,
- Oct 1, 2005
- Why Johnny Can't Walk to School - Sandusky Register
Poor Johnny. He can't read, still
can't read, and now he can't walk to school either.
In 2000 the National Trust for
Historic Preservation released a report: "Historic Neighborhood Schools
in the Age of Sprawl: Why Johnny Can't Walk to School." It contended
that public policies are promoting the spread of mega-school sprawl at the
expense of small, walkable, community-centered schools in older
"Today, fewer than one in
eight students walks or bikes to school. The landmark schools that touched
the lives of millions and became stalwart symbols of civic pride are fast
In the on-line article
"Don't Destroy Neighborhoods To Educate Them", Constance E.
Beaumont wrote: "Well intentioned but off-target planning regulations
are neglecting to create the community-centered schools the public is
demanding.....it's virtually against the law in many parts of this country
to build places that people love.....Many modern schools have the intimacy
and architectural distinction of a Wal-Mart. ...Children can't walk to
school. Neither can parents or citizens who do volunteer work in our
schools.....This is no accident. Misguided policies and practices make it
The Sandusky Public Schools wish
to follow the trend. We will complain that our kids are getting fatter
because they dont get enough exercise but with fewer grade schools most
will be riding buses and participating in fewer after school activities
because both parents work and cannot provide transportation.
The international programs
"Walk to School"(3) and "Walking Schoolbus" (4) promote
children walking to and from school because of the many benefits.
"Active kids get better grades and have fewer discipline
Perhaps given all the benefits of
regular walking, the most progressive schools would be smaller and located
in convenient locations for most of the children to walk or ride a bicycle
to school. Gee, isnt that the system we already have?
(2) Don't Destroy Neighborhoods To Educate Them http://www.planetizen.com/node/39
25, 2005 - Mound made a memory
gifts are often forgettable. Ten years later, a dish may be broken, a vase may
be in the attic or you won't remember who gave you the tablecloth.
Recently I had the experience of giving my nephew and his bride a wedding gift
they will never forget: a photo opportunity at a floral mound in Washington Park
in downtown Sandusky.
out-of-town guests were very impressed. Everyone made the drive to our beautiful
parks to take a look and, after the wedding, the entire wedding party gathered
in the park for photographs.
particular mound, on Wayne Street between Washington and Washington Row, was
placed during chilly weather, and the city's Horticulture Department typically
went the extra mile, covering it every night to keep it from freezing, and
uncovering it every morning.
The park attraction was an exciting addition was to our wedding event.
Feick Baughman Sandusky
5, 2005 - Now, dig
deeper - Sandusky Register
The financial woes of Huron's school system are not unique. Huron may
be setting the example that other Ohio school systems will need to follow.
The newspaper did the right thing. In my opinion, the paper still did
not go far enough in reporting on this vital issue. The public is entitled to
see a copy of the longevity pay table in detail and a listing of
administrative and teacher salaries.
is true that the financing of our public schools is broken. But part of what
needs to be fixed is the management and expenditures.
|April 7, 2005 - Overpass
overruns - Sandusky Register
It seems that former Sandusky City
Commissioner John Ginty is the only commissioner with the foresight to see the
enormous financial burden the city will incur with being responsible for all
cost overruns for the West End overpass. The city has been plagued with cost
overruns in the past and there is every reason to think that this project will
also come with a financial plague.
According to Edward Feick, local
engineer, the cost overruns for the overpass could easily be 30 percent of the
entire project. Here's why:
The land for the proposed overpass is unstable. It will need to be dug out and
replaced with stone.
Lost businesses. The location cuts our industrial park in two. It has
already closed a bank.
Land acquisition cost is underestimated. The piece of land that it will sit on
is the middle of one person's property. If the city only buys the center, this
leaves no access and no possible development usage for the remaining section.
This is unfair to the owner who should be compensated for all the land.
Cost of moving the truck repair business is underestimated. The building
that will be torn down is unique because it accommodates repairing semi-trucks.
There are no existing buildings in the area that are similar. The building would
have to be rebuilt.
Area is wetlands.
The overpass leaves the houses in the Wilson Street area with only one
access road. A second access road will have to be built for safety purposes.
Pedestrians won't be able to walk into town from Ohio 101. A walkway will need
to be built.
in the past when the city had extra funds to pay for the financial mistakes of
poor planning, the city is looking at cutting emergency medical services and has
no extra funds for bad governmental mistakes.
- Article published Saturday, December
11, 2004 - Toledo Blade
Sandusky teacher developed historic downtown building
SANDUSKY - Anita Feick, a homemaker
who developed one of Sandusky's biggest downtown-area buildings, died of
pancreatic cancer on Wednesday in her home. She was 84.
Mrs. Feick's family bought the former
Engels & Krudwig Winery Building at 224 East Water St. in 1970.
The huge 1863 limestone building two
blocks from downtown was converted into a apartment complex with a mall and
reconstituted winery on the main floors and a bar in the basement.
When purchased, the building still
had full kegs of wine as well as coffee mugs on the desks from its last
occupants a decade before. Mrs. Feick sold some of the kegs to California
Mrs. Feick, who had an art education
degree from Ohio State University, designed the apartments and other areas of
the structure. Her husband, Edward, did the renovation work.
"This was her vision, her
project," her daughter, Elizabeth Wilber, said. "Dad was the builder,
but she chose it, designed the apartments."
The effort would land her on the
Downtown Sandusky Association Board, where she put her art talents to use
envisioning new facades for the downtown area and working to attract new
"You mention things, and if it
happens, it happens. My mother, one thing she had was opinions," Ms. Wilber
said. "Being an artist, she had all kinds of opinions: 'Oh this building's
ugly, let's clean that up.' "
"After 80 years in Sandusky,
she'd seen everything, but wanted to see more," her daughter added.
Mrs. Feick, the daughter of Carl
Martin, who was the owner of Gundlach Sheet Metal, was born and raised in
Sandusky. She graduated from Sandusky High School in 1938 and Ohio State in
Upon returning home to Sandusky after
college, Mrs. Feick became a full-time mother, raising six children. After most
of them had left home, she began teaching art and music in the Sandusky school
Mrs. Feick served on the Sandusky
Recreation Board, overseeing summer park programs for children.
She became very involved in
genealogy, traveling to Germany six times and writing three books on her and her
husband's families, each cataloged with the Library of Congress.
Mrs. Feick was a deacon, trustee, and
elder at First Presbyterian Church in Sandusky, a past president of the
Presbyterian Women's Association and the College Women's Club, and a member of
the United Ladies Sewing Circle, started by her great-grandmother-in-law, and
the Ohio State Genealogy Society.
Surviving are her husband, Edward L.
Feick; sons, Ed, John, and Carl; daughters, Mary Baughman, Elizabeth Wilber, and
Barbara Gregory, and 13 grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Dec.
18 at First Presbyterian Church in Sandusky. There will be no visitation. The
Groff Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
The family suggests tributes to First
Presbyterian Church or to cancer research.