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5/31/07

     Springenfest is 30 years old!

     Dairy Bar under new ownership

     Police Chief Monte Asher issues town safety advisory

     Stabbing occurs at Back Alley Tavern

5/23/07

     Value Added Instruction Program introduced to NU School Board

     Library offers amnesty: donate food items for fines

5/16/07

     Village Administrator addresses Council

     Students eat early meal in National School Breakfast Pilot Program

     Rabies vaccination clinics set

     Voters pass renewal levy

5/9/07

     Gail DeGood-Guy named District 6 Legionnaire of the Year

     Civic Center to host AARP driver safety program

     Richwood Garden Club celebrates 55 years

     Union County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony May 14

     Postal rate to change May 14

5/2/07

      Post Office collecting donations for REAP

      Task Force calls enforcement effort "A Strong Beginning"

      North Union Spring Art and Music Festival

      United Way plans "Community Care Day"

      Clean-up Day is May 12

 Springenfest is 30 years old!
Community volunteers were concerned about the lack of school funds in
1977. So their goal was to raise funds to help provide lights for the
new high school  football field. Now, thirty years later, volunteers are
continuing the goal of providing quality athletic facilities.

Dairy Bar under new ownership
By: Krista Beery
When the new owner of the Richwood Dairy Bar, Mike Baker, took the helm
of the business, he turned the long-standing Richwood eatery into a
family-operated endeavor.  Baker, his wife, Annette, and their six
children are all intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the
popular spot.

Police Chief Monte Asher issues town safety advisory
First and foremost...please
lock your doors! When you're not home and leave your door unlocked, you
may be inviting a criminal into your house with unlimited access to
everything you own. Most criminals are looking for "easy prey" and
leaving your doors open provides just that.

Stabbing occurs at Back Alley Tavern
The Back Alley Tavern was the site of an aggravated assault early
Saturday morning, when a Richwood man was stabbed during an altercation.
Todd Temple, 25, of Tawa Road, was stabbed in the upper left leg, during
an alleged fight with three or four other persons. The stabbing left
Temple with a one to two inch wound on his upper thigh.

Value Added Instruction Program introduced to NU School Board
School Pandemic Plan Discussed

By: Leigh Ann Glass
Mr. Bruce Hoover, Curriculum Supervisor,  inform-
ed the North Union Board of Education members about the Value Added
Instruction  Program when the Board met in regular session on Monday.
Board member Bryan Bumgarner was absent.
The Value Added Instruction Program was created by Battelle for Kids as
a tool which would help measure student growth in Ohio. Value Added
reports can be obtained in the following courses: Math, Reading,
Science, and Social Studies. These reports can be viewed by
Administration, Faculty, as well as the community.

Library offers amnesty: donate food items for fines
The Richwood-North Union  Public Library Board of Trustees is offering
two days of  "amnesty" for library patrons who have pending fines for
late or lost books and videos. The twist is to donate non-perishable
food items to reduce the amount of fines.
The goal of this program will be a win-win situation. For every food
item donated during Springenfest, Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16,
$1 will be deducted from the total amount of fines.

Village Administrator addresses Council
Village Administrator Larry Baxa addressed Council members about various
issues when they met in regular session on Monday, May 14. Council
member Jim Thompson was absent.

Students eat early meal in National School Breakfast Pilot Program
Elementary and middle school students were a part of a pilot program
which offered breakfast before class began. The three-week program was
deemed a huge success, according to Bev Wasserbeck, Food Service
Director for North Union Schools.

Rabies vaccination clinics set
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All dog and cat owners are encouraged to get their pets vaccinated
against the lethal rabies virus during this year's community rabies
clinics.  Clinics are Sunday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at several
locations throughout the county.

Voters pass renewal levy
Unofficially, nearly 16 percent of the registered voters in the village
took the time to vote at the polls Tuesday, May 8, on a 4 mill renewal
levy. In Precinct 1, 40 voters cast their ballot for the levy, while 20
residents voted against the issue. Thirty-one voters in Precinct 2
approved the ballot and 15 voted no.
 

Gail DeGood-Guy named District 6 Legionnaire of the Year
Richwood resident Gail DeGood-Guy was bestowed the honor of being named
the District 6 Legionnaire of the Year Sunday, May 8, at ceremonies held
at the American Legion Post 584 in Marion.

Civic Center to host AARP driver safety program
The Richwood Civic Center will be the host site for the AARP Driver
Safety Program. The two-class course, for those 50 years of age and
older, is a refresher course to remind drivers of the skills and
techniques once learned. Taking this class may also earn a discount with
some insurance companies.

Richwood Garden Club celebrates 55 years
Several women who enjoy gardening formed The Richwood Garden Club in
March, 1952. The objective of the club was to further interest in
flowers, trees, shrubs and birds and to promote and  develop public
interest in home and civic beautification. Their policy is to use funds
to beautify the Village of Richwood.

Union County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony May 14
Next week is National Peace Officer Memorial Week and Thursday, May 17,
area residents are invited to honor two local officers who died in the
line of duty while serving the community.

Postal rate to change May 14
The United States Postal Service has announced that postal rates will
increase effective May 14. Rising costs of fuel, transportation,
utilities and health care benefits have forced the business to make
necessary changes. This is the first operational rate increase since
2002. First Class mail will increase from 39 cents to 41 cents for the
first ounce and 17 cents per additional ounces. Postcards will rise from
24 to 26 cents.

Post Office collecting donations for REAP
The Richwood Post Office, working in conjunction with the National
Association of Letter Carriers, will be collecting non-perishable food
items for the local Richwood Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) Food
Pantry on Saturday, May 12. These donations are earmarked for those less
fortunate within the North Union Local School District.

Task Force calls enforcement effort "A Strong Beginning"
Law Enforcement Agencies from Union and Marion Counties announced
recently that the multi-agency task force assigned to the State Route 4
project yielded "very positive results" in its thirty-day enforcement
period. The project was aimed at lowering speeds, increasing seatbelt
usage, and creating safer following distances along the Route 4 corridor
between Marysville and Marion. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety
provided funding to the task force, which was made up of the Marion
County Sheriff's Office, the Marion and Marysville Posts of the Ohio
Highway Patrol, and the Union County Sheriff's Office. The task force
also utilized the services of the Ohio Department of Transportation in
posting additional signs  and automated message boards used to educate
the motorists of the dangers of the roadway and to alert them of the
task force's presence.

North Union Spring Art and Music Festival
Students from kindergarten through 12th grades got to share their
talents in art, woodworking and music Saturday, April 28 at both the
elementary and high schools.

United Way plans "Community Care Day"
Since 1977, United Way has been bringing neighbors together to improve
lives. The 11th annual United Way of Union County Community Care Day
will be held Tuesday, May 15. The volunteer event symbolizes the true
spirit of United Way as participants help elderly residents do odd jobs
around the house, clean area parks, conduct food drives, paint, wash
windows, build wheelchair ramps and more.

Clean-up Day is May 12
The Village of Richwood has set Saturday, May 12 as  Community Clean-up
Day. The collection site will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  111 N.
Fulton Street, near Monroe Field in Richwood Park.

 

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