Local Archived News June '11
Family and friends host DeLynn Kale Memorial Tractor Pull
When you mention the sport of tractor pulling in central Ohio, the name DeLynn Kale will be mentioned. Kale is very well known in the tractor pulling circuit as he won many prestigious awards in the Ohio and National Tractor Pullers competitions, driving “The Buckeye Travler” and “Ride The Lightning.”
NUEA to extend contract with school board
On June 27, 2011, the North Union Board of Education will finalize an agreement with the North Union Education Association (NUEA) to extend the current contract expiring June 30, 2012 for two years until June 30, 2014.
Rain failed to dampen spirits at Springenfest
North Union Athletic Committee (NUAC) members breathed a sigh of relief over the weekend. Preliminary reports show the rainy weather did not dampen the support of the annual Springenfest two-day festival.
Prospect to host annual Fourth of July celebration
The annual Prospect Fourth of July Celebration will be held at Prospect Community Park on Monday, July 4.
Police department to continue foot patrol
May’s decision by the Richwood Police Department to increase foot patrol seemed to work better than Chief Monte Asher had hoped.
Springenfest provides family fun at fairgrounds
Richwood summer festivities will kick off this weekend with the annual Springenfest beginning Friday.
ODA denies Hi-Q request for chicken farm
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has finally and officially denied the request to build a multi-million chicken facility in northern Union County.
North Union FFA earns Gold Emblem Award
The North Union FFA chapter was one of 33 chapters that earned the Gold Emblem in the Ohio FFA State Association. This award was given during the 2011 Ohio FFA Convention by the State FFA Association.
Ohio State Bank branch to close
According to information released by President and CEO Shawn P. Keller of The Ohio State Bank, the branch office in Richwood, located at 24 W. Ottawa Street, will be closing on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Couple’s retirement is down on the farm
BY LINDSAY CASTLE
A Richwood area couple is preparing for retirement by utilizing the family farm.
Rustling Oaks Farm is operated by Dave, a member of the maintenance staff at Ohio State University Marion campus, and Barb (Wells) Kaelber, an administrative associate to OSU Marion Dean and Director Greg Rose.
Local hat artist travels to Nashville
BY LINDSAY CASTLE
A local woman has taken her talents to Nashville.
Richwood resident and owner of C & R Leather and Hats, LLC., Melissa Robbins, has signed a contract with country music star, Cowboy Troy, to design and sell hats on the singer’s behalf.
Weather alerts are not to be taken lightly
Northern Union County Fire Chief Randy Riffle keeps a close eye on the tornado siren in Richwood. Since the local fire department is responsible for the care of the equipment, staff members check on it every Wednesday when the siren is tested. Two weeks ago, they didn’t like the way the siren sounded, so after further investigation, it was found that of the 16 speakers, only two are operational.
Summer fun begins next week with Springenfest
With the school year ended and the alumni banquet scheduled for this weekend, you know that Springenfest is just around the corner.
Mark your calendars for a two-day fun-filled festival on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18. The event will be held on the Richwood Fairgrounds, beginning Friday at 5 p.m.
Richwood Farmer’s Market opens next week
Bakers and gardeners are invited to set-up displays at the Richwood Farmer’s Market beginning Wednesday, June 15. The program will run on Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 19.
Graduation ceremonies set for Class of 2011
North Union seniors will gather for one last time as a class, before crossing the stage of North Union High School. Friday, June 3, family and friends will gather for the 7 p.m. ceremony in the high school gymnasium.
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