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Obituary: Walter Strauss, 79

Walter Paul Strauss, 79, of Clinton Twp., NJ, formerly of Mineola and father of Mayor Scott Strauss, passed away on April 4. Loving husband of Diane. Cherished father of Gary (Debra), Scott (Pat), Susan Beth Wyatt and Marc (Kelly). Devoted grandfather of Matthew (Diana) Strauss, Lindsay (Ryan) Backus, Bryan Strauss, Tiffany Strauss, Christopher Strauss, Thomas Schlagenhaft and Jason Strauss and great grandfather of Aidan and Landan Backus. Dear brother of Joanne Louise (Ralph) Bolen and the late Raymond. Proud U.S. Army Veteran. Member of the Annandale Hose Company, life member of Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and former committee chairman and treasurer of Troop 45, Boy Scouts, Mineola.

 

Memorials to: Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Boy Scout Troop 45, Mineola Fire Dept. or charity of your choice appreciated.


News

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).

Last year, the Mineola Fire Department initiated an Adopt-A-Hydrant program to offer residents and businesses an opportunity to enhance their fire protection by providing a simple service to the village, caring for a fire hydrant. The MFD is looking for adopters once again.


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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