Empty Bowls Project exceeds last year’s revenue

BALTIMORE – Attendance was down, but revenues were up for the second annual Empty Bowls Project fundraiser March 17 at the Baltimore VFW to gather donations for the Community Chest and the Baltimore- Thurston Food Pantry. Participating churches included Baltimore United Methodist, Christ United Methodist, Faith Lutheran, New Zion United Methodist, St. Michael’s United Church of Christ, Thurston United Methodist, […]

High school renovation garners LEED silver level

BALTIMORE – Another banner winter sports season lead to a standing room only crowd at the Liberty Union – Thurston Board of Education meeting March 11. The 8th grade girls basketball team and coach James Peck were honored for an undefeated season. The players turned in an undefeated season as well last year as seventh graders. This year’s 7th grade […]

Lakewood planning blitz on levy issue

HEBRON – A reduction in millage (tax rate) doesn’t ensure passage of Lakewood’s May levy. School board members and administrators agreed at the March 13 board meeting to conduct an aggressive campaign. “I don’t think there are any guarantees out there in today’s economy,” said Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault. “Common sense would tell you that you don’t need a big […]

Trustees to take over cemetery

UNION TOWNSHIP – As soon as grass starts growing again, Union Township will take over maintenance of the Licking Cemetery from the Licking Cemetery Association. “If it’s in everyone’s best interest, that’s the direction we’re going to head,” said Trustee John Slater. Township administrator Paula Greene said to make it official, the Licking Cemetery Association needs to provide a letter […]

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Thanks to Jim Hochradel

Editor: Baltimore Village Council member JIm Hochradel was quoted in the minutes of the February 11, 2013, council meeting “…worried persons that might want to live there….and maintaining the property might be a hardship.” That fear may be justified. I have worked with a property preservation company since 2004. Over the last five years, all that I did was do […]

Hard work pays dividends

Editor: For the last five days I have suffered pneumonia like symptoms including bouts of delirium. In one of my crazy dreams, I believed that musicians earned $57 million dollars a year, pro athletes signed multiple year contracts for $20 million dollars and CEO’s earned millions of dollars in perks and benefits. In my Alice in Wonderland setting, these benevolent […]

Thanks to Mantonya Chiropractic

Editor: I would publicly like to thank the Mantonya Chiropractic & Wellness Centers for their recent generous donation to the Lakewood Band Boosters new uniform fund last month. On their Patient Appreciation Day, Mantonya offered free services to patients in return for their donations to our uniform fund. Their generosity raised more than $1,400. The Lakewood Band Boosters have been […]

Thanks from the Lakeside Lakers

Editor: The Millersport Lakeside Lakers junior high baseball team would like to say thank you to the community for their support in our fundraiser last weekend. Without your donations and contributions to our coin drive and bake sale our season would not be possible. We also want to thank parents and volunteers for donating items and time to the fundraiser. […]

Inez M. Boyer

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Inez M. Boyer, age 102, formerly of Kirkersville, was held March 19, 2013, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of The Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Matthew VanWinkle as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Inez died peacefully March 14, 2013, in Loudon, TN, where she had been living for […]