Acord thanked for service to Licking Township

Editor: Thank you, Ron Acord, for your many years of public service to the people of Licking Township. I applaud you for your continued commitment to make our community a better place to live. I would like to comment on a statement you made in a letter in the January 26th issue of The Beacon. Your opponent, Joe Hart, asked […]

‘Watchdog’ responses

Editor: According to the December council minutes, Police Chief Chamberlain took a moment to update everyone on speed and traffic primarily patrolling Route 40 and County Road 40. They are noting the speeds are getting higher. However, one Kirkersville Kop works an eight hour shift and his log sheet notes that the entire shift is spent on the freeway. Another […]

Some more Letters: Liberty Union bond issue is called a great deal

Editor: The bond levy that Liberty Union Thurston School District voters will be deciding on March 4 is a VERY GOOD DEAL. It might seem like it is not, because we voted on it once. But the state didn’t give us the portion that they promised which we will now receive. The bond receipts and the state money will pay […]

Jesse gets to go home

Editor: Here’s a quick update on Jesse Loudermilk. He got home Saturday (February 2) and made it upstairs to his apartment. He seemed very happy to be back home even though it took a lot out of him to travel and climb those stairs! Every day there is a remarkable improvement and before long Jesse will be his old self, […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of February 11. Glenford/Somerset/Thornville Elementary Monday: Bosco sticks w/dip, buttered corn, and fruit. Tuesday: French toast sticks w/ syrup, sausage patty, hash browns, and orange juice. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes w/gravy, buttered peas, roll & butter, and fruit bar. Thursday: Heart shaped chicken nuggets, macaroni & chesse, vegetable, Jell-O w/fruit, and cookie. Friday: […]

Veryl I. Coulter

Private services will be conducted by the family of Veryl I. Coulter, 79, of Kirkersville, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in Middletown. He was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Elwood City, Pa., to Hiram Leon and Edna (Reno) Coulter. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, retiring as a major. Veryl enjoyed his gardening […]

Helen Bounds Lange

A funeral service celebrating the life of Helen Bounds Langel, 90, of Stoughton, Wisconsin, formerly of Kirkersville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2008 in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Richard Rothemich officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery. Helen passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2008, at the St. Mary’s […]

Lewis “Buck” Malott, Jr.

A funeral service for Lewis “Buck” Malott, Jr., age 68, of Buckeye Lake, was held February 6, 2008, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service with Willy Couples officiating. Military honors were observed at the funeral home. Mr. Malott died February 3, 2008 at his home. He was born August 5, 1939 in Chillicothe, Ohio […]

Carol L. McKibben

Carol L. McKibben, 74, of Reynoldsburg, formerly of Baltimore, met her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, after a third heart attack. It is with great sadness, she leaves to mourn her children, Forest, Jacque, Geri, Debbie, Retta-Raquel of Buckeye Lake and Walter; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nine sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; […]

John Thomas “J.T.” VanSickle

Services for John Thomas “J.T.” VanSickle, 84, of Somerset, were February 5, 2008, at Bope-Thomas Funeral Home, Somerset, with Ray Linn officiating. Burial was in Somerset Cemetery. Graveside military honors were provided by the Somerset American Legion Leo Ryan Post 58. John died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at FairfieldMedical Center. J.T. was born April 19, 1923, in […]

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