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1/6/21

      Fashion designer produced masks during pandemic

      The ups and downs of 2020

      School board hears about Coronavirus update

      Council hears of more funding

1/13/21
      Committee discussing future of the former town hall, opera house
      NU School board ready for new year
      Reduced calls for service still keep police busy in 2020
      Fire and EMS release statistics
 
 

Fashion designer produced masks during pandemic
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
When she was a little girl, Josie Wills learned how to sew by her grandmother Maxine Wilson. She enjoyed sewing so much that she told everyone she would be a fashion designer when she grew up.

The ups and downs of 2020
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The year 2020 will be one for the history books. Most people will say that they want to forget all the unusual things that we had to give up because of the Coronavirus. Not being able to see family and friends during birthdays, celebrations and holidays was very difficult for most people.

School board hears about Coronavirus update
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The North Union Board of Education held their regular meeting Monday night and got a report of how the COVID-19 virus has affected the school district. School Superintendent Rich Baird updated the members with statistics.

Council hears of more funding
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The Richwood village council witnessed the swearing in of Dave Burke, who became a new Union County Commissioner during Monday night’s regular meeting. Retiring County Commissioner Charles Hall performed the swearing-in ceremony. Burke will fill the seat of retiring Steve Stolte.

Committee discussing future of the former town hall, opera house
From Richwood Gazette Staff
The Richwood Redevelopment Committee is working to redevelop one of the icons of the Village of Richwood.
The Town Hall/Opera House, is being worked on in January and February to shore up a broken truss that holds up the roof frame.

NU School board ready for new year
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The North Union Board of Education held their organizational meeting Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the administration offices. The first order of action was to vote for a board president. Brian Davis was re-elected to serve as the president and Matt Staley was selected as the board vice president.

Reduced calls for service still keep police busy in 2020
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The Richwood Police Department has released their statistics for the 2020 year.
The department handled a total of 9, 407 calls for service, down 1,090 calls from 2019. Calls for service are categorized in areas such as traffic, criminal, public relations, crime deterrence, etc. The following information is broken down according to categories:

Fire and EMS release statistics
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
Northern Union County Fire and EMS Department (NUCFD) handled 826 calls of service during the year 2020. That compares to the 820 total calls from the calendar year of 2019. Fire and EMS crews also assisted other area department, handled fire calls, EMS, motor vehicle accidents, CO checks, false alarms, canceled enroute, service runs, 911, and hazardous material calls.
















 

 

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