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8/29/07

     Richwood Central United Methodist Church closes

     Council learns about park facelift

     Hall of Pride honorees named

     Leesburg Township Trustees to host open house - Sept. 8

8/22/07

     Stofchecks and Ballingers combine expertise into one entity

     NU School Board learns about Instant Alert Program

     115 years of history for the Richwood Fair

     Candidate Filing Deadline for November 6 General Election

8/15/07

     Resident suggests that council preserve the town clock

     The numbers are in - Springenfest was a success!

     Are you ready for the 115th Richwood Independent Fair?

8/8/07

     Park  Day dampened by rain, not spirits

     Magnetic Springs 2nd annual Mini-Fest August 11

     School board holds special session on hiring and personnel matters

     Former Richwood Bank Vice President Dies

     Former school teacher indicted

     Danger Brothers: 26 years and counting

 8/1/07

     Police Chief Monte Asher

     Proposed bus route schedule announced for North Union 2007-08 school year

     Council wants community input

 
Richwood Central United Methodist Church closes
Members of the Central United Methodist Church held their last service
on Sunday, June 24.

Council learns about park facelift
By: LEIGH ANN GLASS
Park Committee Chair George Showalter informed council members about the
facelift the park will be receiving when they met in regular session on
Monday, Aug. 27. Council members Von Beal and Jim Thompson were absent.

Hall of Pride honorees named
The North Union High School Hall of Pride selection committee has chosen
two Richwood/North Union graduates to receive the Hall of Pride Award.
The awards ceremony will be held at the first home North Union football
game on Friday, Sept. 7, at 6:15 p.m. on the football field. A reception
will be held  at 5:30 p.m. in their honor prior to the ceremony.

Leesburg Township Trustees to host open house - Sept. 8
The Leesburg Township Trustees will hold an open house to be held at the
new fire station and road maintenance/storage building, located at 12985
St. Rt. 347. The new facility is situated between Magnetic Springs and
Pharisburg and will serve as the Leesburg Township Fire Department. The
building will also be used for storage of township equipment.

Stofchecks and Ballingers combine expertise into one entity
Two respected families have joined their funeral homes together,
combining experience, care and resources into one entity, to provide the
best possible care to bereaved families in the area.  The long standing
histories of Ballinger Funeral Home and Stofcheck Funeral Home will
create a new generation of professional excellence and a continuation of
two family traditions.

NU School Board learns about Instant Alert Program
By: LEIGH ANN GLASS
David Kaczmarek, local representative of Honeywell, informed North Union
Board of Education members about the Instant Alert Program when they met
in regular session on Monday, August 20.

115 years of history for the Richwood Fair
The Richwood Independent Fair has a rich history of agriculture. For
years area residents have planted gardens expecting to bring in their
produce or flowers to compete with their neighbors and friends. 4-H
children raised their livestock projects, nurtured them and prepared
the  animals for their respective shows during the fair. All of these
traditions will come alive Wednesday, Aug. 29, through Labor Day, Sept.
3. at the local fairgrounds.

Candidate Filing Deadline for November 6 General Election
The Union County Board of Elections is reminding any candidate wishing
to run in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election that the filing deadline is
Thursday, Aug. 23.

Resident suggests that council preserve the town clock
By: LEIGH ANN GLASS
Richwood area resident Ted Reynolds addressed council members about the
town clock when they met in regular session on Monday, August 13.

The numbers are in - Springenfest was a success!
The 30th anniversary of Springenfest was deemed a success by members of
the North Union Athletic Complex (NUAC) at their board meeting last
week. With all the figures in, the group along with the support of the
community, helped raise $15,000 for NUAC.

Are you ready for the 115th Richwood Independent Fair?
4-H and FFA members are putting their final touches on their livestock
projects in preparation for the upcoming Richwood Fair. Fair board
members are organizing the barns, touch-up paint jobs and last minute
odd jobs to welcome visitors to the local fairgrounds, Wednesday, Aug.
29 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.

Park  Day dampened by rain, not spirits
Those who know and love The Richwood Park and Lake showed their support,
despite the rainy weather Sunday, Aug. 5 for Park Day.

Magnetic Springs 2nd annual Mini-Fest August 11
The village of Magnetic Springs will come alive Saturday, Aug. 11, with
a variety of family events held throughout the day. All activities will
be held between the Leesburg Township Fire House and the park area on
Magnetic Street.

School board holds special session on hiring and personnel matters
The North Union Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday
making last minute preparations for the upcoming school year.

Former Richwood Bank Vice President Dies
James Sheridan "Jim" Jobe, age 59, of Marysville, died Friday, August 3,
2007 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Former school teacher indicted
Charges were filed last week against Tommy C. Hansen, age 55, of
Bellville, for criminal use of a chemical weapon, allegedly involved in
a chemical spill of mercury at the Morrow County Courthouse on June 27,
2007.  He is also facing four charges of gross sexual imposition,
charges allege he had inappropriate contact with three girls under the
age of 13 at a campground Hansen owns in Mt. Gilead.

Danger Brothers: 26 years and counting
Will be featured act at All Ohio  Balloon Festiva
By CORINNE BIX
Not many bands can boast more than 25 years playing together but The
Danger Brothers are going on year 26 and things couldn't be better.

Police Chief Monte Asher
Bicycle safety
by Officer Gene Collins, Bike patrol unit
There are hundreds of accidents each year involving cyclists that could
have been prevented with proper bicycle safety.  Here are some things to
think about before riding your bicycle.

Proposed bus route schedule announced for North Union 2007-08 school
year

North Union high and middle school routes
North Union elementary routes
See paper for routes

Council wants community input
The Richwood Village Council will be available during the Sunday, August
5, Park Day event, hoping to get input from the voting public. The input
needed is regarding the possibility of swimming in Richwood Lake.

 

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