2008 BLASST theme contest down to final five

Editor: Hello to all you Beacon readers.I wish you sunny days and many of them. Here are the entries from the “name the theme” contest for this year’s BLASST. As I mentioned before, the winner gets $100 plus an invitation for dinner at my home and a spot on the barge the night of the fireworks. However, it has come […]

‘Watchdog’ finds most ‘evidence’ is blacked out

Editor: According to public records, Kirkersville GOB Zoning Inspector Tom Fredericks (recycled from the Licking County Planning Commission) was paid for attending various meetings and writing letters to “amusement devise” companies. In one instance, he was paid for four hours for writing a letter and attending the council meeting. Zoning Chairman, GOB Mike Cloud, attends these meetings and should be […]


Jim Webber, firechief for the West Licking Joint Fire District was incorrectly identified as Kirkersville’s firechief in a story last week. Webber is considering retirement, but hasn’t announced a date yet. When and if he does, members of the firedistrict board will choose a replacement. The Village of Kirkersville has a representative on the district board.

Friends of Cranberry Bog get a great start

Editor: The inaugural project of Friends of Cranberry Bog was a SUCCESS! A “success” because of the “in kind donations” and efforts of hard working volunteers who tolerated high wind and temperature in the 40s for a common cause: To lengthen the life of Cranberry Bog. Volunteers began calling three weeks ago after The Beacon and Buckeye Lake Area Civic […]

Students should recite Pledge of Allegiance

Editor: It has come to my attention that the principal of Millersport Elementary School has decided that having the children recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flagon a daily or even weekly basis is a waste of time and, apparently, the superintendent/ school board is allowing it. Ms. Cheryl Thomson offers the excuse that the children only say […]

Ohio 13 clean up set for April 26

Editor: April 22 is EARTH DAY. Celebrating the earth in all its splendor should be done by all of us every day, but to get to that point and to create awareness, we celebrate it once a year. There are many groups who do us all a service by cleaning up litter that has been tossed onto our roadsides. We […]

Millersport Elementary School names honor students

MILLERSPORT – Millersport Elementary School recently named its honor students for the third nine-week grading period. The "Bug" in the "Bug Award" stands for "bringing up grades." 4th Grade Honor Roll: Nick Fry, Genne Heileman, Logan Moore, and Olivia Osborn. Merit Roll: Deloris Abrams, Alivia Barnhart, Blayne Bryan, Blaze Glass, Harkins Tristian, Tierra Harris, Drew Hines, Bryan Jeffers, Ammon Keller, […]

Lakewood Middle School names honor students

HEBRON – Lakewood Middle School recently named its honor students for the third nineweek grading period. Principal’s List Grade 6: Faith Aleshire, Rachel Baumgartner, Mary Debevoise, Bryce Hart, Reed Moran, Cheyenne Sheumaker and Layne Szymanski. Grade 7: Claudia Coffey, Lauren French, John Gershom, Kayla Gowdy, Brittany Henry, Tyler Knepper, Sheridan Leistikow, Nathan Nicholson, Kelsi Thompson and Hayli Ward. Grade 8: […]

Free ACT/SAT practice test offered at Hebron Library

HEBRON – Hebron Library is offering a free ACT/SAT combination practice test on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All tests will be scored and participants will receive their results. Teens should bring their own calculators and number two pencils. Registration is required and space is limited. Visit Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street in Hebron […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of April 21. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Chicken patty sandwich, cheesy potatoes, and fruit. Tuesday: Chili cheese wrap, buttered corn, and fruit. Wednesday: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, seasoned green beans, sherbet, and bread stick. Thursday: Cook’s Choice Friday: Twisted pizza, garden salad w/dressing, and fruit. Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday: Pepperoni pizza, mixed vegetables and chilled […]

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