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Tappel Takes Oath As City Manager

Members of Willard City Council met in a brief executive session before naming Shawn Tappel as city manager with a unanimous vote by members of Willard City Council. Tappel had been serving as interim for the past eight months.

Tappel's wife, Joey, and his parents, Hank and Gay Tappel were there with him when he was sworn into the office on a permanent basis.

"It's a pleasure working with all of you," Tappel told council members. ""Between you and the employees we have here at the city and the city itself, makes this job very enjoyable, and I look forward to working with you in the future."...Read More

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School Drug Testing Is Recommended

SHELBY- Shelby High School Principal John Gies discussed the revised Athletic Code of Conduct and Student Drug Testing Policy with board members and administration during Monday night's regular school board meeting.

Gies expressed his gratitude to the committees who were a part of the revised policy.

"We had great conversations and there were students, parents, teachers, and a number of people involved in this. We had two goals and one of our goals was to revise our athletic training rules and the other was looking at the implementation of a drug testing policy," Gies said...Read More

Board of Education Honors Retiring Teachers

Several retiring teachers were honored by the Willard City Schools Board of Education at its May meeting. Superintendent Jeff Ritz said each of them will be missed.

Nancy Daniel is retiring after 35 years of teaching. She told board members she appreciated the chance to spend all 35 years in the Willard City Schools teaching at various grade levels.

"I appreciate the opportunity to be able to do what I truly love to do," Daniel said. "I'm happy that I was able to do it."...Read More

NL BOE Votes To Share Treasurer With Cloverleaf

In a surprise move Monday the New London Board of Education voted unanimously to share a treasurer with Cloverleaf Local Schools, effective Aug. 1, 2015 through July 31, 2018.

The district's current treasurer Sue Guthrie resigned the position in February, effective July 31, after serving in the position for four years.

The new treasurer, Jim Hudson, will work two and a half days a week in New London and will be paid $75,000. Board members said the move will save the district approximately $17,000 annually.

A number those in attendance questioned the advisability of the decision...Read More

Nature and Kids Supported by ACWCL

Nature and kids of Ashland were the recipients of the work of the Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League during their 5th annual Cabin Fever Banquet held recently at the Ashland Eagles Club #2178 in Ashland.

The banquet room was filled with youth and nature enthusiasts with items that carried the interests of the supporters and more. Beyond the social hour and meal, there were silent auction items, live auction items, raffles of numerous items, and games for the attendees. Members of the Ashland County 4-H Shooting Sports were present to lead the opening ceremonies and later to clear the banquet tables. Auctioneers Dick Dilgard and Mike Earick, of Dilgard and Associates, assisted with the live auction of framed nature prints, guided hunts or trips, and other wildlife decorated items. Various individuals and business participated in providing the other raffle and auction items of the evening with Andy McClure and Brian Banbury serving as emcees during the evening...Read More

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