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Montana Native Had Impact On New London

Living to be almost 99 years of age is a remarkable feat in itself, but when Benjamin (Ben) Charles Steele died September 25, 2016, the Billings, Montana “Gazette" called him, “a state treasure."

A survivor of the Bataan Death March in World War II, Steele was also a well-known artist and an educator, and he forged links to New London that live on today.

Born November 17, 1917 in Roundup, Montana, Steele was raised on the family ranch riding horses and roping cattle in the Bull Mountains, experiences that influenced his art throughout his life...Read More

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Sharon Township Looking For New Zoning Board Of Appeals Member

SHARON TOWNSHIP - The topics of bills, backhoe repair, floodplain concerns, and the reading of a notice for a new member of the Zoning Board of Appeals were discussed in the regular meeting of Sharon Township on Tuesday night.

Sharon Township began their meeting Tuesday night with a reading of a notice:

Board members are in search of any township resident who would be willing to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Vacancy was created when Richard Hollenbaugh resigned on or about October 17, 2016. Any interested person should contact one of the Trustees and let them know of their interest. The newly appointed Zoning Board of Appeals member would begin their term immediately and serve until the end of 2018...Read More

Railroad Legacy Part Of Renovations At WML

The legacy of the railroad and its meaning to the City of Willard is part of the renovations at the Willard Memorial Library. As part of the renovations approved by the Board of Trustees for the Huron County Community Library, early photos of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad now hang on the stairway wall going to the children’s department.

At their January meeting, trustees also got to see the dedication plaque for the renovations that will hang on the main floor.

Doug Substanley will continue to serve as president of the board of trustees. Barth Gibson is vice president and David Hirschy is secretary...Read More

NLCIC Approves Motion To Support Plastics Recycling In Village

The passion third graders have developed for getting plastics recycled has spread as they have presented their program to fellow students, New London Council, New London Local Schools Board of Education and the New London Rotary Club.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the New London Community Improvement Corporation members approved a motion of support for plastics recycling made by vice president Ellen Simmons. "This is something I think the whole community will get behind and support,” she said.

Village administrator Shawn Pickworth said New London currently recycles cardboard, newspaper and metal but not plastic. He told CIC members he and mayor John Martin recently visited Brighton Township to view their recycling operation...Read More

FFA Moving Toward Preparation For All Aspects Of Agriculture

There are seven billion people that inhabit the Earth. That’s a number that’s seemingly unfathomable-it’s difficult for the human mind to grasp just how big that number is. To put it into perspective: seven billion seconds ago, the year was 1789. That’s the year George Washington was inaugurated as the first United States president. In 2050, that number is expected to rise by two billion. That’s nine billion people.

Tiffany Nuhfer, the National FFA Organization advisor at Willard High school, located in the Firelands, prepares the future of this country-her FFA students-for that number of people and instills a passion for agriculture in them...Read More

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