Smooth Sailing

Easy going first day of school

HEBRON– It may be a completely different story Monday when kindergarten classes begin at Hebron Elementary, but Wednesday morning was peacefully uneventful for Hebron Elementary first and second graders, who began the first day of the new school year. “I’m really impressed with the kids,” said Hebron Elementary secretary Melissa Harkness. “They all know exactly what to do and where […]

Board relents on girls playing football



BALTIMORE – Four days after the Liberty Union-Thurston Board of Education unanimously agreed not change its policy that girls can not participate in football and wrestling, the district reversed itself after being threatened with legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union. The question whether seventh grader Makx Jenkins could play football was discussed publicly and in a closed executive […]

Lakewood doubles open enrollment



HEBRON – Thanks to a policy change, open enrollment has nearly doubled – 42 to 80 – this year in Lakewood Schools. “We’ve almost doubled open enrollment,” Superintendent Jay Gault said. He explained that the state allows for three options on open enrollment, or allowing students from other districts to attend yours. The options are not accepting any students from […]

Letters to the Editor



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Volunteers are key to festival



Editor: Next week ushers in the Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Historic Lions Park in Millersport. We hope area residents will join us at one of the largest and oldest community fundraising events in the nation that is managed and staffed by volunteers. The mission and purpose of the Festival has not changed in 67 years. The 26 members of […]

Writer wants respect from neighbor



Editor: The definition of ‘good old Boys’ is that they are treated more favorable and live under different rules than us outsiders. At issue is an illegal construction project (parking) being built by Clays’ Cafe in Hebron without permit, but with the verbal permission of a village official. This is a direct violation of the Village codes and ordinances. This […]

Hileman sets Carroll straight



Editor: Recently, in a letter to The Beacon I mentioned that no one at the Buckeye Lake Fire Department showed up on July 26 for the two day shifts, leaving our residents unprotected. I also thanked Hebron and Millersport because they were on duty to cover us with mutual aid as usual. At the last council meeting, Safety Chair Clay […]

Township park volunteers thanked



Editor: It’s apparently watchdog season in Bowling Green Township likely due to the fortunately contested upcoming election of two trustees on November 5th. Some of the watchdogs are sniffing out wrong doing and the truth, while other sniffers are following fake scents and wild goose chases. I welcome all the criticisms in order to get to the reality beyond sound […]

More thought needed on proposals



Editor: First, I thought it was dumb for any official to suggest calling 9-1-1 to report barking dogs. That’s not what I’d call a life-threatening emergency. Then I found it really strange for someone to propose building condos in the cornfields surrounding this village. But it never fails to amaze me how people move here from the city, attracted by […]

Barbara Ann Bruck



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Barbara Ann Bruck, 80, of Millersport, was held August 20, 2013, in the chapel of Holy Cross Cemetery, Etna, with Pastor Bill VanMeter as celebrant, Internment followed. Barbara passed away peacefully August 16, 2013. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 17, 1932, to Willard and Margaret (O’Hara) Lockerman. Barb enjoyed cooking, […]


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