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11/28/07

     Richwood Village Council drafts five year plan

     Community leaders recognized at annual chamber banquet

     Fraser tosses hat into judicial race

     School District implements Alert System

     Parade and park lighting set for Saturday

11/21/07

     School board will put 5.5 mill levy on the March 2008 ballot

     Dave Burke begins campaign for State Representative

     Festivities begin in village for holiday season

     Bloodmobile drive successful

11/14/07

     Town Hall meetings explain Phase III

     Great Holiday Pie Giveaway begins

     Community Thanksgiving service set for Nov. 18

     Toys for Tots in need of donations

11/7/07

      Nibert re-elected Mayor of Richwood; 9-1-1 levy receives voter approval

      North Union places second in National Agronomy contest

      North Union Schools begins Early Start Program for 2008

      Honda becomes "Part of Something Greater" with 2007 United Way campaign

      Richwood Ministerial Association to give turkeys for holiday

Richwood Village Council drafts five year plan
By: LEIGH ANN GLASS
Mayor Bill Nibert approached council members regarding the need of a
five year plan when they met in regular session Monday, Nov. 26.
Council member Wade McCalf and Village Administrator Larry Baxa were
absent.

Community leaders recognized at annual chamber banquet
Union County Chamber of Commerce and Memorial Hospital of Union County
recognized area residents at the annual Salute to Leaders Banquet held
Monday, Nov. 19 in Marysville. Individuals and organizations received
the honor for their contribution to the quality of life in Union County.

Fraser tosses hat into judicial race
Local attorney Don Fraser has announced his candidacy for judge of the
Union County Common Pleas Court. Recently, Fraser, a Republican, filed
petitions with the Union County Board of Elections to be certified as a
candidate for the position which will be on the March 4, 2008 primary ballot.

School District implements Alert System
Keeping parents informed and involved of events happening within the
local school system is a high priority of the North Union Board of
Education and district personnel. To help achieve this goal, a new
Honeywell "Instant Alert for Schools" has been implemented. This tool
will help assure students' safety and improve notification with today's
on-the-go lifestyles.

Parade and park lighting set for Saturday
Richwood Area Business Association (RABA) is sponsoring the annual
Christmas Parade followed by the lighting of trees at Richwood Park on
Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade, with the theme "Christmas in the Country,"
is set to begin at 4 p.m.

School board will put 5.5 mill levy on the March 2008 ballot

By: LEIGH ANN GLASS
 North Union Board of Education discussed the Phase III project and the
5.5 mill levy that will be put on the March 2008 ballot.  President Jon
Hall was absent and Vice President Kevin Crosthwaite arrived at 7:45
p.m. An executive session took place prior to the regular board meeting
which began at 7:35 p.m.

Dave Burke begins campaign for State Representative
Marysville pharmacist and vice-president of Marysville City Council,
Dave Burke, officially kicked off his campaign for State Representative
by touring the 83rd District on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The tour included
stops in Bellefontaine, West Liberty, Prospect, Richwood and concluded
at a rally at Dave's Pharmacy in Marysville.

Festivities begin in village for holiday season
The holiday season will soon be in full swing throughout the Village
with many upcoming events planned by the Richwood Area Business
Association (RABA).

Bloodmobile drive successful
Richwood First United Methodist Church hosted a bloodmobile on Monday,
Oct. 29, collecting 46 productive units.

Town Hall meetings explain Phase III

Timing is everything, especially when planning for the future. And
according to North Union School Superintendent, Rick Smith, the time is
now.

Great Holiday Pie Giveaway begins
Richwood Area Business Association (RABA) is again sponsoring the Great
Pie Giveaway. This annual contest runs now through Thursday, Dec. 6 when
the lucky winners will be drawn for a free pie prepared at Carlyle's Restaurant.

Community Thanksgiving service set for Nov. 18
Richwood Area Ministerial Association (RAMA) will be holding a community
Thanksgiving service on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Fulton Creek
Friends Church.

Toys for Tots in need of donations
The deadline is nearing for the 2007 Toys for Tots campaign and
donations are still desperately needed. Jointly sponsored by Richwood
First Baptist Church and Northern Union County Fire and EMS District,
this program gives children in the Richwood area a chance to enjoy a
gift for Christmas.

Nibert re-elected Mayor of Richwood; 9-1-1 levy receives voter approval

Voters went to the polls to cast their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 6, with
a 23.47% turn-out in Union County.Bill Nibert was re-elected as Mayor of
the Village of Richwood receiving 205 votes. Others running for that
position were Cynthia K. Blackburn, 97 and Wanda Arlene Blue, 164.

North Union places second in National Agronomy contest
Winners of the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agronomy Career
Development Event were announced Friday, Oct. 26 at the annual awards
banquet held in Indianapolis, Ind. in conjunction with the 80th National
FFA Convention. Harold Brown of Ohio served as superintendent.

North Union Schools begins Early Start Program for 2008
North Union Local School District will be providing a new educational
opportunity designed to help elementary students begin the school day,
ready to learn. It is called the Early Start Program.

Honda becomes "Part of Something Greater" with 2007 United Way campaign
For the 13th time in Honda of America Manufacturing's 28-year history in
Ohio, associates pledged more than $1 million to local United Ways
throughout the company's 15-county hiring region. Result of the
company's 2007-08 United Way campaign announced recently at the
Marysville Auto Plant, revealed a $1.76 million fundraiser with $251,280
earmarked for United Way of Union County.

Richwood Ministerial Association to give turkeys for holiday
  Richwood Ministerial Association will be giving turkeys to families
who are struggling this Thanksgiving season.

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