Playin’ Hooky



BUCKEYE LAKE – A couple of unseasonably picture perfect days this week made it impossible for some to resist grabbing rod and reel and heading to the North Shore Boat Ramp for some serious fishing. Even mid-afternoon, the boat ramp area was full of anglers. Local employers may be dealing with lots of people calling in “sick” as according to […]

Girls’ basketball teams dominate Mid-State League



BALTIMORE – It was girls basketball night at Monday night’s Liberty Union Thurston School Board meeting. The 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams dominated the recognition portion of the meeting just as the four teams dominated the Mid-State League this season. The four had a combined 58-1 record in league play. “That’s awfully impressive,” Superintendent Paul Mathews […]

Forced annexation is off the table



MILLERSPORT – The threat of forced annexation into Millersport is dead or never existed, Mayor Dean Severance and council members said Tuesday night. The issue arose last month as council members were discussing how to fix a looming crisis in the village’s general revenue fund. Council member Kenny Munday suggested looking at annexation, specifically the 700-800 homes outside the village […]

Letters to the Editor



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Millersport teachers thanked



Editor: I would like to take the time to publicly thank three Millersport teachers: Mrs. Lori Dupler, Mrs. Alison Picklesimer, & Mrs. Jennifer Sponseller. These three teachers all took time out of their schedules to help seven students prepare for Destination Imagination – an organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. […]

Glenford Elementary School names its honor students



GLENFORD – Glenford Elementary School recently named its honor students for the second nine-week grading period. Principal’s List Grade One: Josiah Hamilton, Ava Hamner, Kira Howe, Terry Lutz, Kaelyn Moss, Alex Poirier and Kailynn Ratliff. Grade Two: Corey Amspaugh, Dylan Frase, Lydia Gibbens, Reilly Noyes, Macey Ranck and Brody Wolfe. Grade Three: Ali Bennett, Lyle Blackwell, Grace Conrad, Nicole Evans, […]

Jackson Intermediate names honor students



HEBRON – Jackson Intermediate School recently named it honor students for the second nine-week grading period. Principals List Ryan Davis, Shanessa Clippinger, Lindsey Griffith, Charley Martin, Jessica Shook, Eli Smith, Ryan Ward, Allison Atwood, Logan Lovejoy, Sydney Mson, Dade Parsons, Cade Williamson, Mikenzie Malone, Noah Nguyen, Kaylee Padar, Madison Blanc, Meg Gall, Jenna Myers, Eve Woltz, Heather Young, Emma Walburn, […]

Thorn Township fire chief suspended



THORNVILLE – Thorn Township Trustees have confirmed that Thorn Township Fire Department Chief Duane Moore has been indefinitely suspended, but are tight-lipped on the details until they meet with the township’s attorney, county prosecutor Joe Flautt, to discuss the situation. “It’s an ongoing investigation,” said Trustee Bob Coleman, who added that Moore’s been under suspension since Feb. 27. “We’re going […]

Chef Donald E. Hauck



Chef Donald E. Hauck, age 62, passed March 8, 2012, making a journey back to be with his creator. Predeceased by loving parents, Merwood (Moe) and Hermine L. Hauck; loving grandmother, Doris Hoover; brother-in-law, Clair M. Colburn, Jr. and nephew, Jeffrey A. Colburn. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Chester J. and Patricia Hauck; his angel, friend and sister, Darlene Hauck […]

Amy Lynn Hawes



A funeral service for Amy Lynn Hawes, of Buckeye Lake, was held March 14, 2012, at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Ray Sunkle officiating. Interment followed at Hebron Cemetery. Amy was born in Newark, on July 6, 1958, and was a graduate of Lakewood High School. She worked seasonally at Harry & David in Hebron. She enjoyed watching NASCAR […]


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