Wrapping Up Christmas



MILLERSPORT– The Millersport community was extremely generous to Walnut Township School District’s German Club White Christmas toy wrap program this year, whereby a crowd of students and volunteers helped to wrap holiday present packages full of donated items and items purchased through monetary donations Tuesday afternoon at Millersport High School. “It all stays right here in the community,” said Millersport […]

Trustees to use pavement management system to improve roads



UNION TOWNSHIP – What if Union Township had $1 million per year to spend on its roads. It doesn’t, but JG3 Consulting, LLC, president James Golden presented several different scenarios to Union Township Trustees Monday night, illustrating how much money it would take annually to maintain township roads at various quality levels. This was Phase II of JG3’s pavement management […]

Walnut Township seeking more bussing cuts



MILLERSPORT – Third grader Tyler Large is convinced that the Walnut Township Local Schools need more money. Monday morning before school, Tyler walked into Superintendent Randy Cotner’s office. The district office is housed in the elementary school. Tyler had a zip-lock plastic bag of coins, Cotner said, that he put on Cotner’s desk. “I want the school district to have […]

Gault reflects on tenure as Lakewood superintendent



HEBRON – Outgoing Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault, who goes on medical leave status in January before officially retiring in June, said he’ll miss the ability to serve the staff and students. “There are a lot of great people in the district,” he said, adding that it was an honor to be able to work in the district from which he […]

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Help find a cure for cancer



Editor: During this busy time of year, shopping, celebrating, catching up with family, we are also remembering friends we have lost this year. The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1388 lost a dear friend and member, Becky Wolfe, to cancer. She worked diligently to help raise money for the VA Hospital, Cancer Aide, and our many other charities. She made […]

Food pantry supporter thanked



Editor: We would like to give a special thanks to Advance Lodge #606 1.0.0. F for their recent donation to Thornville Food Pantry. You are a true blessing to us! Rose WalserJulia CooperriderThornville Food Pantry

Lakewood honored by College Board



HEBRON – Lakewood Local Schools is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP(r) District Honor Roll for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. 2014 […]

Lind Lee Addison



Lind Lee Addison, age 72 of Baltimore, passed away December 14, 2014, at the Kobacker House. She was retired from Lucent Technologies with 30 years of service. She was a member of the Linnville Community Church and the Quilt Girls Club. Linda is survived by her husband of 26 years, John Addison; daughter, Vicky (David) Schulte of Westerville; 17 grandchildren; […]

Edwin C. Broekhoven Sr.



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Edwin C. Broekhoven Sr., 93, of Thornville, was held December 15, 2014, in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Thornville. Burial with full military honors followed at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Mary, who died February 4, 1999. Edwin died December 10, […]


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