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Donald R. Burgoon, age 77, of Delta, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning December 18, 2013 at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. He was born on November 5, 1936 in Liberty Center, OH; one of two children to the late Harold M. Burgoon and Margaret (Heckler) Burgoon. Don was a graduate of Liberty Center High School. On September 15, 1956 he married Patricia Chamberlin. Don worked as a signal foreman for various railroads over his 42 year career including, New York Central, Penn Central and ConRail. After retiring he drove vehicles for Dons Automotive Group in Wauseon for over 5 years. He was an avid collector of miniature trains and Hot Wheels toy cars. Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pat Burgoon; son, Michael Ray (Denise) Burgoon of Delta; daughter, Michele Renee (Larry K. Sieving) Kiess of Fremont; sister, Mary Lou (Bob) Kessler of Liberty Center; grandchildren, Jayme (Jay Marr), Janelle (Don Ballard) Jenna (Anthony) Henrick and Nicole Kiess; ten great grandchildren and many loving friends.
Burl Kenton Hayes Jr., Mildred E. Walkup, 93, 53, passed away December of Pioneer passed away 10, 2013 at his home in late Sunday night at her Madras Oregon. home. He was born January She was born on Sep20, 1960 in Edon Ohio tember 2, 1920 in Munto Burl and Carol (Annis) cie, Indiana to Wayne O. Hayes. and Lucille (McKinley) Kent attended school in Cook. Mildred was raised Hicksville and Edon before by Carl and Deliah Cook. joining the US Air Force She graduated from Piowhere he served 15 years. neer High School in 1938, He is survived by 2 and then earned her Secsons, Anthony (Dulce) retarys degree from Davis Hayes, Albuquerque NM Business College in Toledo, Ohio. On February 6,1943 and Michael Hayes, Edon she married Richard Walkup and he survives. OH; a daughter, Christina Mildred was a homemaker and a devoted BridgewaSumners, Box Elder, SD; ter Township farmers wife. During WW II she worked 3 grandchildren, Alexis, at an auto dealership in Toledo. She was a former Marcus and Lily Sumners; member of the North Bridgewater Church of God. his mother Carol Jennings, Antwerp OH; 10 brothers She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Richand sisters, Cheryl Smith, Julie (Robert) Onstott, ard; two sons, Richard (Thelma) Walkup and Robert Linda (William) Elwood, Hicksville OH, Janie Smith, (Stacey) Walkup all of Pioneer; one daughter Linda Jacksonville FL, Carrie (Greg) Livensparger and Micky (Robert) Kidston of Pioneer; nine grandchildren Alex Keller, Edon OH, Brian Heitzmann, Bryan OH, Lisa (Terra) Kidston, Zack (Kelsie) Kidston, Lizzy Kidston, Hayes and Eric Heitzmann of Red Oak TX, and Jeff Steve (Angi) Walkup, Nicky Walkup, Ron Walkup, Ben Heitzmann of Tomball TX. (Laura) Walkup, Ed (Michele) Walkup and Sally (Paul) He was preceded in death by his father Burl Hayes Paepke; seventeen great grandchildren; and two half and his sister Susan Busche. sisters Janet and Sue. Mildred was preceded in death by her one Commitment to service is parents; our number one priority sister Martha Poorman; two brothers Cecil and Bill Larry Lee Makula, 63, passes away at his home, Cook; two half brothers, Tom and Alan McDaniels; the surrounded by family, on December 2, 2013, in Mesa, family that raised her, Carl and Deliah Cook and their AZ. sons Leland and Norman Cook. Larry was born to Lewis and Mary Makula on October 15, 1950 in Napoleon, Ohio. Larry is proceeded in death by his father Lewis and his brother's Ray and Lewis George. Larry is survived by his wife Gail (Kline) Wishing everyone a very Makula, son Larry Jr., daughter Megan, and Aunt Lula Mae Wireman all of Mesa, Arizona. Also survived, are his Merry Christmas 114 E. Hull St. mother Mary, two eldest daughters Lori Makula-Paine, Edgerton and Becky Roller whom live in Ohio/Michigan with 419-298-2329 their children and families. Larry was grandfather to 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family held a personal memorial in Larry's honor at the home of Mary Makula on Saturday December 7th. *Complete funeral services

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(Dec. 8) 207 N. Fulton St., ill subject (Dec. 8) 303 W. Leggett St., ill subject (Dec. 8) 311 S. Fulton St., ill subject (Dec. 9) 415 Cole St. #32, ill subject (Dec. 9) 311 S. Fulton St., ill subject (Dec. 11) 247 W. Elm St., seizures (Dec. 11) 221 Greco Dr., CVA (Dec. 11) 725 S. Shoop Ave., miscellaneous run (Dec. 11) 8651 Co. Rd. 26-2, house fire (Dec. 11) SH 66 & Co. Rd. M, injury accident (Dec. 11) 260 W. Airport Hwy., ill subject (Dec. 11) 620 Potter St., ill subject (Dec. 12) 1285 N. Shoop Ave. 102, ill subject (Dec. 12) 721 S. Shoop Ave., ill subject (Dec. 12) 300 W. Chestnut St., ill subject (Dec. 12) 555 W. Linfoot St., seizures (Dec. 13) Co. Rd. 16, south of Co. Rd. J, oil in road (Dec. 13) 5540 Co. Rd. 16, vehicle fire (Dec. 13) 10812 St. Hwy. 20, ill subject (Dec. 13) 8135 St. Hwy. 108, unresponsive (Dec. 14) 12732 Co. Rd. F, chest pain (Dec. 14) 19570 Co. Rd. T, call cancelled (Dec. 15) 124 N. Fulton St., alarm malfunction WILLIAMS COUNTY SHERIFF (Nov. 17) 4:00 p.m. - Alicia E. Fritz, Edon, was arrested for illegal manufacture of drugs, a felony of the first degree; illegal assembly or possession of chemicals of manufacture, a second degree felony; endangering children, a felony of the third degree; and aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. (Nov. 19) 5:54 p.m. - James T. Fisher, Stryker, was arrested for failure to appear. Her original charge possession of drug paraphernalia. (Nov. 20) The Williams County Sheriffs Office is attempting to obtain information about a canoe that was found along the Tiffin River in Springfield Township. Any person with information about the lost or stolen canoe is encouraged to contact the Williams County Sheriffs Office at 419-6363151. WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC Joshua A. Vollmar, Montpelier, OH. Violation of Restrictions. Fine: 500.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 80. Operator license suspended from 09/17/2013 to 10/17/2013. No future violations within next 2 years. Joshua A. Vollmar, Montpelier, OH. 66/55 speed. Fine: 25.00, Costs: 40.00. Joshua A. Vollmar, Montpelier, OH. Seat Belt. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Lazaro S. Calderon, Bryan, OH. No Operator License. Dismissed. Lazaro S. Calderon, Bryan, OH. 64/55 speed. Dismissed. Amanda S. Witham, Edon, OH. OVI/ Under influence. Dismissed. Amanda S. Witham, Edon, OH. Failure to Control. Fine: 50.00, Costs: 79.00. John W. Burke, Bryan, OH. 70/55 speed. Waived amount: 130.00. James T. Fisher, Stryker, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 90, Suspended: 90. Operator license suspended from 11/11/2013 to 11/11/2014. No future violations within next 3 years. James T. Fisher, Stryker, OH. 50/35 speed. Fine: 35.00, Costs: 40.00. Tolby D. Fleming, Archbold, OH. 12-point suspension. Arraignment. Tolby D. Fleming, Archbold, OH. 65/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Regan J. Rathge, Montpelier, OH. OVI. Fine: 650.00, Costs: 90.00. Jail: 20, Suspended: 17. Operator license suspended from 11/24/2013 to 05/23/2014. No future violations within next 2 years. First Timers Retreat within 90 days. Vacate ADM license suspension and fees. Regan J. Rathge, Montpelier, OH. Stop Sign. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Marcus M. Hayes, Bryan, OH. Expired Operators License. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. No future violations within next 2 years. Marcus M. Hayes, Bryan, OH. Seat Belt. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Sarah G. Mroz, Bryan, OH. OVI/ Under influence. Fine: 650.00, Costs: 98.01. Jail: 20, Costs: 17. No future violations within next 2 years. First Timers Retreat within 90 days. Vacate ADM license suspension and fees. Sarah G. Mroz, Bryan, OH. 41/25 speed. Dismissed with costs: 40.00. Steven R. Koch, Montpelier, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 150.00. Jared M. Liechty, Stryker, OH. Financial Responsibility Suspension. Fine: 300.00, Costs: 92.00. Operator license suspended from 11/11/2013 to 11/25/2013. Kayli A. Jermeay, Montpelier, OH. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 125.00. Ray J. Kinsey, Archbold, OH. Misuses of Historical Plates. Found Not Guilty. 84.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. Tyler J. Smith, Montpelier, OH. Passing Bad Checks. Fine: 100.00, Costs: 149.00. Jail: 30, Suspended: 30. WILLIAMS COUNTY SENTENCED ON COMMUNITY CONTROL VIOLATIONS Matthew A. Shadbolt Community control revoked, and original sentence is re-imposed: Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, a 4th degree felony. ODRC for 60 consecutive days ad an additional prison term of 16 months up to 3 years post-release control. Credit for 245 days served. Cory R. Weed - Community control revoked, and original sentence is reimposed: Burglary, a 5th degree felony. ODRC for 2 years and mandatory 3 years post-release control. Credit for 485 days served. Matthew W. 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Petition for dissolution Kathleen M. McNamara-Swanson, of marriage filed. Archbold, OH. Sentenced on Count Sean Wyse and Lara Wyse, both of IV Grand Theft, a 4th degree felony, 5 Bryan, OH. Petition for dissolution of years non-reportable probation and a marriage granted. reserved term of 12 month at the Ohio Kevin E Gillett, Sr. and Tammy Gil- Reformatory for Women. Counts I, II, lett, both of Bryan, OH. Petition for and III dismissed. Pay restitution to dissolution of marriage granted. Job and Family Services. Lindsey Coffman, Convoy, OH, and Sam M. Martinez, Tecumseh, MI. Kevin Coffman, Jr., West Unity, OH. Sentenced on Amended Count I Grant Petition for dissolution of marriage Theft, a 3rd degree not have contact granted. with victim or his family members. Ryan Viers, Genoa, OH, and Ashley Matthew E. Dewitt, Wauseon, OH. Viers, Stryker, OH. Petition for dis- Theft. Dismissed. Defendant indictsolution of marriage granted. Maiden ed by Fulton County Grand Jury on name restored to Bell. 12/16/13. Sue E. Bowling, and Michael A. Joseph D. Campbell, Archbold, OH. Bowling. Petition for dissolution of Drug Paraphernalia. Arraignment. marriage granted. Joseph D. Campbell, Archbold, OH. Stephanie Sisley, Edon, OH, versus Possession of Marijuana. Arraignment. John G. Sisley, Defiance, OH. Complaint for divorce granted. FULTON COUNTY Scott Reyst, Bryan, OH, versus TRAFFIC NEWS Norah Reyst, Montpelier, OH. ComBryce S. Miller, Fayette, OH. Fictiplaint for divorce granted. tious Plates. Dismissed with costs: 64.00. WILLIAMS COUNTY Bryce S. Miller, Fayette, OH. Expired MARRIAGE LICENSES Plates. Waived amount: 125.00. Donald R. Reed, age 46, Propane Richard C. Engler, Stryker, OH. Manager and Dawn E.A. Reed, age 46, 52/35 speed. Dismissed with costs: Homemaker, both of Montpelier, OH. 88.00. Travis J. Berryman, age 26, Press Richard C. Engler, Stryker, OH. Operator and Tiffany M. Wheeler, age 39/25 speed. Fine: 37.00, Costs: 22, Homemaker, both of Montpelier, 88.00. OH. Richard C. Engler, Stryker, OH. Evan D. Stoltzfus, age 22, Cabinet Seatbelt/Driver. Dismissed with costs: 51.00. Eric Colter, Wauseon, OH. OVI-1st offense. Dismissed. Eric Colter, Wauseon, OH. OVI. Fine: 625.00, Costs: 88.00. Jail: 60 days. Operator license suspended from 08/23/2013 to 08/23/2014. 60 hours of community service. Eric Colter, Wauseon, OH. FRA Suspension. Dismissed with costs: 64.00. Ruth B. Marlatt, Fayette, OH. Failure to Yield. Waived amount: 190.00. Aaron L. Schuette, Wauseon, OH. 76/55 speed. Waived amount: 188.00. Natasha R. Velez, Archbold, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 190.00. Mark D. Knierim, Wauseon, OH. 72/55 speed. Waived amount: 125.00. Linda D. Sullivan, Stryker, OH. 35/20 speed. Waived amount: 188.00. Manuel M. Gante, Wauseon, OH. Loose Load. Waived amount: 190.00. Joseph D. Campbell, Archbold, OH. Seatbelt/Driver. Arraignment. Robert L. Nafziger, Wauseon, OH. Improper Lane. Arraignment. Katie J. Henricks, Lyons, OH. 70/55 speed. Waived amount: 135.00. Paul L. Ledyard, Wauseon, OH. Assured Clear Distance Ahead. Waived amount: 190.00. Dale E. Silveous, Jr., Delta, OH. 71/55 speed. Waived amount: 135.00. Susan M. Beamont, Stryker, OH. Assured Clear Distance Ahead. Waived amount: 190.00. Noemi J. Leija, Wauseon, OH. FTY Right of Way. Waived amount: 190.00. Carol A. Arend, Archbold, OH. 35/20 speed. Waived amount: 182.00. Todd M. Keefer, Fayette, OH. Marked Lanes. Arraignment. Claudia K. Jackson, Delta, OH. No Operator License. Dismissed with costs: 51.00. Claudia K. Jackson, Delta, OH. Parking Violation. Fine: 250.00, Costs: 80.00. Dustin M. McCance, Wauseon, OH. 68/55 speed. Fine: 37.00, Costs: 80.00. Gregory L. Leininger, Wauseon, OH. 56/40 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Ernest Cousino, Jr., Swanton, OH. 57/40 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Robert D. Moore, Pioneer, OH. 81/70 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Emily M. Mossing, Swanton, OH. 70/55 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. James W. Dominique, Wauseon, OH. Failure to Control. Waived amount: 182.00. Jordan N. Gillespie, Wauseon, OH. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 117.00. Mark McGilvery, Swanton, OH. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 117.00. Jennifer Perez, Wauseon, OH. 67/55 speed. Expired Plates. Waived amount: 157.00. Catherine M. Reed, Delta, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Rebecca S. Rupp, Wauseon, OH. 78/55 speed. Waived amount: 157.00. Veronica S. Vargas, Delta, OH. 70/55 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Jacob E. McLaughlin, Pioneer, OH. Seatbelt/Driver. Waived amount: 73.00. Brad Smith,Delta, OH. Failure to Control. Waived amount: 182.00. J. Cirilo O Reyess II, Wauseon, OH. Failure to Control. Waived amount: 182.00. Marisa M. Smotherman, Delta, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Gaynell L. Warner, Wauseon, OH. 74/55 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. Victoria M. Nichols, Wauseon, OH. 38/25 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Christopher A. Szymanowski, Swanton, OH. Stop Sign. Waived amount: 182.00. Larry E. Clausen, Wauseon, OH. 68/55 speed. Waived amount: 117.00. Darryl M. Langenderfer, Metamora, OH. 74/55 speed. Waived amount: 182.00. Glen L. Davenport, Swanton, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment. Dustin M. Tatkowski, Swanton, OH. 50/35 speed. Waived amount: 127.00. David A. Shanks, Jr., Swanton, OH. Driving Under Suspension. Arraignment.

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Mr. Schlade thanked several people for helping make the event possible, Although held in the including Mr. Belcher and Swanton High School MeMr. Gene Rupp, the Direcdia Center, an event much tor of the Fayette Virtual bigger than the host comAcademy, who took the lead munity was on tap on this in building the consortium day. As the late morning and guiding the grant appliminutes ticked away on Decation through its stringent cember 17, representatives approval process. "I'm sure of a consortium of 16 Northwestern Ohio schools filyou'd all agree that without tered into the Media Center, their leadership and their and shortly before 11:30, general persistence and PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF they were joined by the guiding hands throughout THE FAYETTE CONTINGENT...Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Superintendent of Public the whole process, we likely Ohio, Dr. Richard Ross, presented a Straight-A Innovation Grant Winner banner to FayInstruction for the State of would not be sitting here ette Schools, which fronted a 16 district consortium in securing the $3.4 million grant. Ohio, Dr. Richard A. Ross, today for such a distin- Pictured are Kelly Bentley-Treasurer, Kirk Keiser-Board President, Demi Powers, Erik for an official presentation guished event." Belcher-Superintendent, Michael Brubaker, Gene Rupp-Director of Virtual Academy, of a $3.4 million grant from Mr. Schlade then intro- Mercedes Molina, Dr. Richard Ross-State Superintendent, Alexis Fruchey, Dillon Stanthe Ohio Straight-A Fund. duced Dr. Ross who, as a nard, Collin McCabe, Becky Short-Technology Director and Lacy Stambaugh-Virtual Mr. Jeff Schlade, the SuFairview graduate and the School Instructor. perintendent of the Swanformer Superintendent of ton Local School District the Bryan School District, the small school districts He applauded the shared area." welcomed all to the well atThe Virtual Academy is more than familiar with of Northwest Ohio, many dream of 'digital unity' of tended event, which includof which are members of the consortium, but said indeed turns a corner, one the consortium of sixteen. that he is expecting them that not years, but just a "What a great day to be to not remain content to few weeks ago would only back in Northwest Ohio," keep their success amongst be available to kids in much Dr. Ross said upon step- themselves, and challenged larger school districts. The them to pass their keys to Virtual Academy takes the ping to the podium. Dr. Ross called out each success on to other dis- curriculum of each district in the consortium, and exdistrict of the consortium tricts around the state. Dr. Ross detailed the pands it dramatically, ofby name, noting that he is an advocate of districts two-tiered process for vet- fering over 600 additional working together as a sin- ting of the grant appli- courses that open up huge gular entity to accomplish cations, the first being new frontiers, while finea greater good for their stu- sustainability. With a mini- tuning existing curriculum dents. The consortium of mum program running time to make students more sixteen will serve 14,000 of five years, 40 percent of advanced than their peers students, but as Dr. Ross the applications fell by the upon entering the collegnoted, "We had 24 Straight- wayside as failing to meet es or universities of their A Fund Grant approvals, the sustainability criteria. choice. A music education but those 24 grant propos- The second criterion was a at Julliard no longer needs als represented over 150 peer review and approval to begin in the Lincoln Cenentities around the State of process, which reduced the ter in New York City, but Ohio, and those 150 entities final selection pool down to can commence in a classonly 45 applicants. Those room far away from the INFORMATION PROVIDED represented over 360,000 45 redacted applications SANTA VISITS ... Four County Career Center Preschool students had a surprise visit students. This one," he were put to a final vote, bright lights in places like from Santa Claus this holiday season as they presented their annual Christmas pro- continued, singling out the reducing the final number Fayette, Stryker, Edon or gram for parents and grandparents under the direction of Early Childhood Education consortium of sixteen, "... to 24. Of the original 570 Wauseon, Ohio. In an ever students at the Career Center. Early Childhood Education juniors and seniors plan is equally important, and applications received, only shrinking world, students and supervise a full schedule of learning and fun activities for preschool children each maybe more because of 4.21 percent were approved of the Virtual Academy can day. Shown with Santa are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Macy Behnfeldt (Defiance); Ariah the needs in this particular for funding. "I'm here to tell of course learn Spanish, but also Chinese, French, Bagrowski (Wauseon); Brody Meienburg (Defiance); Luke Meienburg (Defiance); Blake part of the state." you, I'm proud of you," Dr. German, and even Latin. If Dr. Ross noted that he Vandenberghe (Archbold); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Brooklyn Behnfeldt (Defiance); Ross told the consortium non-verbal speech is a part does not believe that the Monroe Barton (Napoleon); Maddox Oyer (Napoleon); James Geiger (Defiance); Cara members; "I'm proud of Schroeder (Bryan); Santa; Caden Hill (Napoleon); Mason Bachman (Napoleon); Lukas one-size-fits-all method of those applications...and I'm of a potential career path, Reid (Bryan); and Isaiahs Gracia (Stryker).Openings in the Four County Career Centers funding from the state and looking forward to that be- Sign Language I and II are available through the AcadPreschool are available for the coming new year. For information about registering, call federal systems is success- ing successful here." emy, and these courses 1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2360. The preschool is run under the direction of Early Child- ful, as it does not recognize Dr. Ross then stepped make up less than two perthe characteristics unique hood Education instructor Susan Myers along with Preschool Staff Person Lisa Creager down from the podium cent of all that is offered in to each school district. and Education Aide Jennifer Hutchison. and presented a Straight science, mathematics, huA Fund Innovation Grant Winner banner to six stu- manities, technologies and dents representing the Fay- more categories now availette School District, Demi able to students. "$3.4 million coming Powers, Michael Brubaker, into Northwestern Ohio," Mercedes Molina, Alexis This year, the Fulton County Museum was decked out in its Christmas finery. The Fulton County Historical said Mr. Belcher earlier; "... Fruchey, Dylan Stannard Society would like to thank the participants who made A Fulton County Christmas possible. and Collin McCabe. As they that's good for the econoThe Fulton County Chapter of the American Red Cross took first place in our popular vote contest. The were joined by students rep- my. That's good for the peogroup did a wonderful job of bringing Christmas 1863 alive in our Civil War exhibit. With vintage photos and resenting other districts in ple." "We're in the business decorations, the room conveyed historic charm. the consortium of sixteen, of students," he added this Second place went to the room decorated by a group of Wauseon High School students and teachers that Mr. Belcher stepped up to afternoon. Now with the was dedicated to Fulton County Special Olympics. This room was also decorated in a vintage one-room school the podium. "I can't say partnership of the Virtual theme with paper chains, popcorn strings, and a table top tree covered in candles and popcorn strings. enough things about the Academy, the Straight-A Third place went to Order of the Eastern Star of Fulton and Williams County. Their beautifully decorated leadership of our superin- Fund Grant and the conroom paid tribute to their organization and the charities they dedicate their time to. tendents in Northwest Ohio sortium of sixteen, 'busiKathy Delagrange, Interior designer, used her talents to bring Christmas to our Victorian Bedroom. Greenthat came together on this ness' is good and off to new ery and lights gave the room a warm and lovely charm. issue, and worked together heights, and the expanding Sauder Village brought Native American influence and Pioneer Spirit to the museum with handmade toys on a common cause to pro- horizons for 14,000 stuand tools of our ancestors. mote...the 14,000 students dents served by the consorTrinity Lutheran Church members decorated our Church room with a Nativity Crche and vintage Christthat are served by this con- tium has never been bigger, mas cards, and Bill and Carol Steck decorated rooms with a German upside down tree and a Vintage Toy sortium," Mr. Belcher said. better or brighter. Collection. The Fulton County Health Center Auxiliary decorated our former surgery that brought memories of "With that, we are turning Timothy Kays can be past Christmases at the building when it was the Wauseon Hospital from 1903 to 1930. The VFW and Ameria new page in what we are reached at can Legion organizations of Wauseon gave our military room a patriotic Christmas. doing with education in out tim@thevillagereporter.com If you missed seeing the Museum this year, dont be worries. Christmas 2014 is just around the corner! Thank you again to our participants for making the Museum Shine this holiday season. We couldnt have done it without you! By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER ed representatives of the Fayette Local School District, as well as the Stryker Local, Wauseon Exempted Village, Edon Northwest Local, Evergreen Local, PikeDelta-York Local, Archbold Local and Edgerton Local School districts, as well as the Four County Career Center and the host school district, Swanton. Amongst the attendees were Mr. David Schultz, Principal of the Stryker Schools, Mr. Larry Brown, Superintendent of the Wauseon Exempted Village School District, Mr. Keith Leatherman, Principal of Wauseon High School, Mr. Ed Ewers, Superintendent of the Edon Northwest School District, and Mr. Erik Belcher, Superintendent of the Fayette School District.

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Edon Village Council Approves 2014 Temporary Appropriations At End of Year Meeting
Along with addressing routine end-of-theyear business, Edon Village Council also adopted temporary appropriations for 2014 during its regular session held Monday, December 16, 2013 at Village Chambers. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the evening meeting to order with members Roxana Nester, Lamar Kline, Duane Thiel, Dick Chapin, Chuck Bidwell, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell and Solicitor Tom Thompson in attendance; not answering roll was Councilor Sam Steffes. Noting Village normaloperation expenses must be maintained ~ yet cannot legally be paid without proper appropriations ~ Council suspended the three-reading rule and passed Ordinance 08-13: An Ordinance setting temporary appropriations for 2014 as an emergency. Amounts put into place until permanent appropriations can be made include: Village of Edon 2014 Temporary Appropriations General Fund $50,050 Street Fund - $8,000 State Highway - $300 Capital Improvement Fund - $30,000 Water Fund - $30,000 Sanitation Fund $10,000 Sewer Fund - $75,000 Permanent appropriations are expected to be submitted for approval in January or February. Additionally that evening, Council learned 2013 income tax receipts had shown positive improvements over the previous year. According to the Villages Income Tax Receipt Summary Report, provided by Fiscal Officer Bidwell, 2012 figures totaled $301,534.97 while $328,537.87 was collected during the current fiscal year ~ a difference of $26,942.90 or nine percent increase. In other action, members: Commended outgoing Councilors Sam Steffes and Lamar Kline for their years of public service. Conducted a Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Zoning Ordinance Amendments; with no one present, Council proceeded with the issue without reservation during their subsequent session. Voted to suspend the three-reading rule and pass Ordinance 07-13 Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance regarding wireless telecommunication towers, wind turbines, accessory structures, etc., as recommend by the Planning Commission. Approved a Public Depository Agreement with The Edon State Bank Company from January 2, 2014 to January 2, 2016. Accepted the Representation Agreement with Bish, Butler & Thompson, LTD to retain the services of Tom Thompson as Village Solicitor during 2014 at the hourly rate of $110 (basic legal services); this remains unchanged from the previous year. Approved making the last payment on the 2011 Chevy Tahoe from Capital Outlay funds; early payoff of the police vehicle, slated for the next business day, totaled $8960. Heard Police Chief Tom Szymczaks detailed Service Log and Vehicle Report for November 2013. He also noted he had participated in the holiday season traffic enforcement program Lights for Life and the department had completed firearms qualifications. Learned from Street Superintendent Jim Brigle leaf pick-up had been completed; snow removal season is now underway. Agreed to contact Allied Waste regarding the possibility of scheduling garbage and recycling collections every other week.
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70 YEARS AGO December 1943 Mrs. Leo Grant and daughter of Detroit, Mrs. Lawrence Huber and son of Montpelier and Miss Ione Johnson were dinner guests. Several from here attended the meeting at the Christian Church in Angola Sunday night. Larry Brandon of Auburn was the speaker. 60 YEARS AGO December 1953 Mr. and Mrs. John Kline observed their 47th wedding anniversary Sunday with a family dinner at their home. Mrs. Delbert Palmer, home economics teacher at Florence Edon School, will be one of the two Williams County delegates to the Ohio Education Association convention at Cleveland beginning today. 50 YEARS AGO December 1963 The home EC room at Edon High School was the scene of the third meeting of the Edon Chapter of FHA. The meeting was called to order by the president, Barbara Berry. The members are planning a bake sale to be held on Dec. 14 Dec 16. will be the Christmas party for the FHA. Every member is to bring a preschool child because Santa will be appearing. 40 YEARS AGO December 1973 Dale Ridgeway, 27, Bryan, was first taken to Bryan Community Hospital then later transferred to the Forty Wayne hospital, where he will undergo surgery to have the bullet he accidently shot into his leg removed. 30 YEARS AGO December 1983 High School Guidance Counselor Chris Gotshall and senior Dawn Phillips look over her application form for the Voice of Democracy Contest. Dawn was the local winner and now advances to district competition in Bryan. The Edon Church of Christ will be having their Drive Through Nativity again this year with four live scenes depicting the Christmas Story. 20 YEARS AGO December 1993 School districts throughout Ohio are participating in an effort to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, birth through age 21. For children birth though age two, disability means that a child has a delay in one or more of the following development areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communications, physical development ,sensory development and or social emotional development. The Department of Defense has designated the Williams County Veterans Service Commission as a World War II Commemorative organization for Williams County. 10 YEARS AGO December 2003 Musicians and Local Vocalists United in Song is a new group recently founded by Heather Humbarger and Wes Curry both of Montpelier. The performance group is a non-profit organization which promotes music and fine arts. The North Western Electric Trust board of directors recently awarded funds to ten community groups. Included was Florence Township Fire Department. The received $5,000 to help fun an emergency back-up generator.

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Pioneer Council Recognizes Richard Schmucker For His Service


town was the most active this past month. He added that the old repeater radio system signal had been relocated from the old water tower to the new tower prior to demolition Also, the new patrol car has been ordered. Fire Chief Denny Fackler said that his department responded to 29 calls, and two controlled burns. The most pleasant task of late was on Tuesday when the department escorted Santa to the gazebo downtown on a fire truck in a blaze of glory! Village Administrator Al Fiser said that snow removal had gone well Saturday, with crews working 14-hour days to clear the roads for safe passage. Fiser also told council that the they town had received more for the trade-in for two new mowers that the village was purchasing, resulting in a lower final price for the mowers. Council approved a zoning map from December 2005 as the official district map. The original map had been drawn up in 2003, and revised for use per 2005, but had not been officially voted upon for approval. Councils action corrected this oversight. In her report, Clerk/Treasurer April McMillen said that PHOTO BY KAY RAYPHOLTZ, STAFF the state auditors were coming to the village offices to beRECOGNITION ... Mayor Ed Kidston (right) presents a gin their audit process at the beginning of the new year. When asked for comments from the council, council plaque to out-going council member Richard Schmucker, recognizing him for his nearly 24 years of service to the members both individually and collectively wished all Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. village. Connie Salisbury thanked all who came to and helped out at the recent Senior Dinner. She said that the high school By: Kay Raypholtz students who volunteered their time did a wonderful job THE VILLAGE REPORTER as helpers. Richard Schmucker commended village workMayor Ed Kidston and the Pioneer Village Council pre- ers for their hard work putting up the Christmas decorasented outgoing council member Richard Schmucker a tions, and he felt that they made the town look lovelier plaque for his almost 24 years of service to the village as a than ever before. village official. Heartfelt thanks were given, as this was his Schmucker then thanked everyone for having him last meeting as a council member. Joel Burt will take the serve as their council member. He said that he has enseat after he is sworn in during January 2014. joyed his time on council, but was also glad to see some In other council news, the old water tower behind the young blood getting involved on council. fire and police station is being torn down this week. The Mayor Kidston read a note received from Superindemolition should be completed in a matter of days. tendent Ken Boyer and High School Principal Tim RetPolice Chief Tim Livengood distributed his statistics for tig thanking council and the village for installing banners November, showing that the northwest quadrant of the identifying Pioneer as Home of the North Central Eagles on the large welcome signs at each end of the village. Council approved an agreement with law firm Bish, Butler and Thompson for legal services for 2014 at the rate of $110.00 per hour. Also approved were two ordinances: Ordinance 13-2013, an Ordinance amending appropriations for 2013 and declaring an emergency. This concerned moving money into the general fund for the purpose of paying bills. An amount of $100 was moved into the Cemetery Fund. Athough funds were not moved into general fund from OPWC, the last payment to Miller Bros. was paid on behalf of the village, and required reporting. Ordinance 14-2013, FRESHMAN CHEERLEADERS ... Pictured above are (left to right): Rhonda and Ordinance requesting Mercer, Cathy Beals, alternate; Joni Deetz, Cathy Esterline, captain and Joan permanent appropriations Moore. for 2014 and declaring an emergency. This addresses the budget for 2014, which totals $6,000 less than the budget year for 2013. It also takes into consideration the payment for the new police car and costs of the annual audit. Prior to entering into an executive session for the purpose of discussing property acquisitions, Mayor Kidston wished the village a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The next scheduled meeting of the Pioneer Village Council is Monday, January 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Kay Raypholtz may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com.

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Joined Mayor Burkhardt in thanking Edon Area Chamber of Commerce and Jim Whitman for coordinating the Festival of Lights displays and Christmas in the Park activities; special thanks were also extended to the Christmas Elves who decorated the Edon Bank Corner. Accepted the Minutes, Financial Report and Bills as submitted. Noted newly-elected Councilors Richard Chapin, Gale Horn, Lee Lawrence and Duane Thiel would be sworn in January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Village Chambers.

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Reminded everyone Village Offices would be closed Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday, December 26 for Christmas and Wednesday, January 1 for New Years Day. Entered into Executive Session to discuss potential hiring of personnel and economic development; no action was taken. The next monthly meeting of the Edon Village Council will be held Monday, January 20, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Village Chambers.
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Local Musician David Jackson Looking To Make A Record & Share His Gifts
do. I have never had any interest in writing worship songs before, but when God puts something in your heart it becomes a part of who you are. He has truly changed my heart and mind and filled me with a new passion for writing songs. After thinking about what to name his EP, David came up with the name Beautiful Blood. The reason this EP is titled Beautiful Blood is because Jesus shed his blood to wash away the sins of the world. That is a beautiful thing, so why not sing about it? David began recording Beautiful Blood this past summer, and was given direction by a well known Christian musician to help his EP take a step in the right direction. I started recording back in July with producer Jake Rye and I am very pleased with the sound and quality of his work. He is the bass player for the band Sanctus Real and has worked with many well known christian artists. So this is a great opportunity and I am very grateful that he is willing to work with me. Now, David has turned to the public for help in finishing his project. His goal is to get back in to the recording studio by January, but to do so, David is asking for donations to help fund the recording cost, along with the packaging and distribution Beautiful Blood. Jackson is using a website called Kickstarter where budding businesses and artists can tell there story in the hopes that donors will help to back their cause. Those interested in helping David achieve his goal can do so by going to www. kickstarter.com and search for Beautiful Blood. The website will take you to David's page where you can read his biography and get a preview of his work. David asks that everyone takes a look at his page, and if they are able, to think about making a donation. Give if you can give. Jackson said If you can't give, show the video to everyone you know so I can run with this vision that the lord has given me .I can't stress that fact enough, this is not about me, but about Jesus Christ. I have always had a heart for the unsaved, and I've always wanted to use my gift to reach them. Though I fail more often than I like to admit, that's still my goal and passion! I want to be a man if God, I want people around me to know it too. I'm not a good public speaker, so I use my music. Though I've been pushing myself to speak out more and more. If a door opens, I'll go. If it closes that's fine too! God has been blessing this process since the beginning David said I believe in these songs, I believe that they have the potential to grab the hearts of those who listen to them. I believe that God has given these songs to me for a reason and I pray that you believe in them too. Mitchell Peebles may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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By: Mitchell Peebles THE VILLAGE REPORTER It is not my intent to get rich or famous, it is simply to give a gift to my God, and wherever he takes me, I am going to follow. These are the words of David Jackson, who is in the midst of a venture to share the gift of music, and to help spread the word of Jesus Christ. David grew up in Montpelier, and was home schooled all the way from kindergarten to twelfth grade. He attended the House of Prayer Church in Montpelier, which is where he first found his love for music. I sang a lot of special music at church growing up, and I led the teen worship band said David After that I was a part of several Christian rock bands over the last 13 years since then. I'm not a good public speaker, so I use my music instead. In 2004, Jackson moved to Stryker, and two years later would marry the love of his life Sarena Jackson. Soon after, David and Sarena started attending the Christ Community Church in Ridgeville Corners where he still serves as the worship leader. I've been in the music scene for over 10 years now, writing, recording and performing songs with my beautiful wife Sarena Jackson by my side every step of the way. From hard rock, to acoustic, to praise and worship, I love it all. My music is the gift that God has given me and I want to use it for His glory. David soon began to feel that he was being called to do more to share the gift of music that he had been given. One morning I was praying, and I asked the Lord for some wisdom and direction in my life, and he said to me, Take your gift, and give it completely to me From that moment, David has decided that wants to record an EP (Extended Play). And EP is a recording that is more than one song, but yet is not long enough to qualify as a full album. David had never envisioned that he would one day be writing and recording his own song, but once he felt the call, he knew that it was what he wanted to

MONTPELIER WRESTLING TEAM ... Pictured above are (front row, left to right): C. Moog, J. Montgomery, R. Tingle, M. Smethurst, L. Davenport, P. Zeisloft. Back row: T. Pann, A. Dye, Coach Hansbarger, D. Heller and B. Blissett.

Montpelier Senior Center Celebrates December Anniversaries & Birthdays

SPECIAL DAY Celebrating December Birthdays and Anniversaries at the Montpelier Senior Center on Thursday, December 12, 2013 were, from left, Juanita and Chuck Flory (43rd Wedding Anniversary that day), Donald Smith, Patricia Smith, Mike Freese, Darline Babb and Junior and Jane Rath (54th Wedding Anniversary). Fountain Park hosted the happy celebration; musical entertainment was provided by Montpelier High Schools Locomotion under the direction of Garrett Leininger. Site Manager Jewel Head was also pleased to announce Donald Smith (floral arrangement from Huntington Bank tellers) and Darline Babb (two free Senior Center Lunches) as Decembers Monthly Door Prize winners.

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Granddaughter Katie Hernandez also of Ft. Wayne. Noes father-inlaw, along with his wifes uncle, both US Army veterans from World War II are laid to rest side by side at Floral Grove, along with his daughter Leona Ankney. Noe and his granddaughter Katie lovingly cleared away their family members headstones and placed a wreath honoring their service and sacrifice. Noes son Rudy, a current active duty member of the US Army, veteran of the Gulf War in 1991 and a veteran of Operation Iraqi freedom in 2007 was also on hand to represent the US Army in placing a wreath at the Veterans Memorial Flag Pole honoring each branch of the military, as well as the Merchant Marines and the national POW/ MIA organization. The wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Flag Pole at Floral Grove was the final event of the day, taking place at noon. Representatives from each branch of the military, along with a representative of the Merchant Marines and a representative of the national POW/MIA organization placed a wreath on their respective

Annual Wreaths Across America Event Held At Snowy Floral Grove Cemetery In West Unity
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By: Mark L. Mercer

The annual Wreaths Across America event, held to remember, honor, and teach about the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families takes place on the second Saturday of each December. This years event was held on December 14 at Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity. Floral Grove Cemetery is registered for wreath sponsorship with Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, is a nationwide program who sponsors as well as coordinates ceremonies at over 800 cemeteries across the United States. Key to the programs success are volunteers and coordinators at local cemeteries to put in place a plan, publicize the event and coordinate with the national office delivery of wreaths for laying on the headstones of all veterans laid to rest. West Unitys local coordinator and hometown hero for organizing this event at Floral Grove is Michael Frybarger. Michael Frybarger, Volunteer Local Coordinator, set up this

years event, ordering the number of wreaths needed for placement. (Floral Grove has 347 veterans laid to rest) Mike also coordinated delivery of the wreaths from Dutch Maid Logistics out of Willard Ohio, who delivered this years wreaths to Bryan Truck Lines, where the wreaths were picked up and delivered to Floral Grove for Saturdays event. Mr. Frybargers tireless work and dedication to the program was key to Saturdays success and turnout. Yesterdays ceremony and wreath laying took place in the face of our first major snowstorm of the winter, but the weather had no effect on the large number volunteers who turned out to participate in the event. Participants gathered at Floral Grove for the wreath placement armed with brooms to sweep off headstones and placed beautiful memorial balsam wreaths on each veterans final resting place. Saturdays wreath laying ceremony was especially meaningful to participants Noe Hernandez from Benson Arizona, his son Rudy Hernandez from Ft. Wayne and his

SOLEMN DUTY ... Wreaths were placed at the Memorial Flagpole at Floral Grove, representing each service, along with the POW/MIA organization by representatives of each branch of service.

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service markers at the base of the flag pole, followed by a minute of silence in thoughtful reflection of our veterans sacrifice. Participants representing each branch were Rudy Hernandez of the US Army, Kyle Brackenbury of the US Air Force, Phil Stotz representing the US Navy, Mark Mercer representing the US Marines, Arnold Lebowsky representing the Merchant Marines and George Bail representing the national POW/MIA organization. The United States Coast Guard was unable to provide a representative, but a volunteer stepped forward and placed the Coast Guard wreath. At the conclusion of the days activities,

Phil Stotz, commander of West Unity American Legion Post 669 along with Mr. Frybarger, hosted a social for event participants, providing coffee, hot chocolate and other refreshments. This year's turnout was a tremendous success according to Mr. Frybarger who stated "I was very proud of our

community and those from other communities that came to remember and honor our veterans, despite the weather. It is a testimony to our veterans that we will never forget them and the sacrifices they have made for our nation."
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HILLTOP SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS... Pictured above are: Paul Chester, student council; Max Ledyard, vice-president; Barbara Borton, treasurer; Cleo Short, president; Mike Gallutia, secretary.

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110 YEARS AGO December 1903 H.P. Miller died at his home in Defiance Wednesday night.

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100 YEARS AGO 30 YEARS AGO December 1913 December 1983 Mrs. Ellen Divert, 53, died at her Welby DeGroff, 87, Stryker home near West Unity, leaving her huspassed away Dec. 19, at his home band and three children. after an extended illness. 90 YEARS AGO December 1923 Mrs. Marie Wyatt passed away Friday. 20 YEARS AGO December 1993 Erin Koch, a Hilltop sophomore, has been chosen to be the 1994 delegate to the Hugh OBrien Youth Foun80 YEARS AGO dation Leadership Seminar. Erin is December 1933 Mrs. Lee Wolfe, age 36, passed the daughter of Dan and Sue Koch of West Unity Ohio. away on Dec. 8 Time and Melinda Norris of Alvordton welcome the arrival of their new 70 YEARS AGO baby Brooke Elizabeth born Nov. 16. December 1943 The Stryker Center Citizen met Lt. and Mrs. Ralph Short of California are parents of a girl, Sally El- December 7 to enjoy seasonal readings, bingo and Christmas songs. eanor, born Dec. 7. They will have a dinner and card and gift exchange at t heir next meeting. 40 YEARS AGO December 1973 10 YEARS AGO Jane Short, Hilltops HomecomDecember 2003 ing queen and her court were choStrykers Brittany Suffel competsen: Amy Patten sophomore attendant; Betty Waggoner, senior ing internationally this summer for attendant; Karen Maneval, junior USA athletes.

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Stryker School Board Approves Participation In The Straight A Fund Consortium For 2014

Santa Visits The Stryker Library

MEETING TIME ... Stryker School Board President Jeff Erb calls the Boards meeting to order on December 16, for his final time. By: Mark Mercer THE VILLAGE REPORTER

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The Stryker Village School Board held their final 2013 meeting on December 16 at Stryker High School. Board President Jeff Erb called the meeting to order for his final time completing his tenure as Board President, along with Board Vice President Terry Blosser, who also conducted his final board meeting. The first order of business was receipt of the Treasurer/CFO'S Financial Reports and recommendations. The treasurer reported a balance in the general cash fund of $2,157,775.60 and total expenses of $306,962.56 for the month of December. The treasurer also noted the school received a $100.00 donation from the Williams County Agricultural Society to the Band account for fair performances. A recommendation to approve the contract of the OSBA for the Treasurer's Customized Workshop, as well as the transfer from the general fund of $22,887.50 to the 1/2Mill Maintenance Fund, and the payment of Series B Bonds in the amount of $99,640.00 along with Series A Bonds in the amount of $201,115.00. A recommendation was also made to increase the athletic change fund from $600.00 to $800.00. Finally, it was recommended that the board approve the resolution accepting the amounts

and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. All items presented by the Treasurer were unanimously approved. In the Principals' Report it was announced the results from the 3rd Grade reading results from the fall OAA has arrived, and the result was a 70% pass rate. Important dates announced were: December 20, early release for Christmas Break, with students returning January 6, January 8 and 9 will be exam days with students on a 2 hour delays schedule, and January 10 will end the first semester. January 13 will be Teacher Work day, January 17 will be grade card distribution and January 20 there will be no school due to martin Luther King Day. Finally, the Principal recognized Senior Conner Varner , who scored her 1,000th point last Friday night in varsity action at Fayette. The Superintendent's report recommended the board approve the resignation of Nancy Michael effective December 31, 2013, which was unanimously approved. Also, it was recommended and approved that Tracy Wyse be appointed as President ProTem for the January 2014 Board of Education Organizational Meeting, which will be held at 6:00 p.m. January 13th in the Art Room at the High School.

I sincerely wish to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, thoughts, and well wishes for me in my battle with kidney cancer. My operation went very well and the outlook looks good. It is very humbling to have so many churches, friends, family, and others praying for my well being in the struggle with my illness. You are all in my prayers of gratitude. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Richard Johnson, Stryker, OH

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Also recommended and approved was the 2014-2015 school calendar, a trip for the High School Spanish Club to Chicago on March 19, 2014, approve the pay of $100.00 for Educational Tutors, and recommended no changes to the compensation for Board members during the 2014 calendar year. The final item for approval was the recommendation that Stryker Participate in the "Straight A" fund consortium for fiscal year 2014. According to Superintendent Nate Johnson, this program will have a tremendous impact of our kids here at Stryker. . Signed into law by Governor Kasich, this $250 million fund is designed to help schools innovate, streamline and become more efficient and effective in the education of Ohio students. Stryker's portion of the funding will be $200,000.00, and will enable the district to establish an online Stryker "Virtual Academy," which will greatly expand student elective choices. This program will be in operational mode as soon as it can be set up since funding has been approved. The final business for the board was the presentation of plaques and words of appreciation for outgoing members Jeff Erb and Terry Blosser, who voiced their sincere appreciation for the chance to have served with the board and for the communities support. Board President Jeff Erb's outgoing message was simple and straight to the point, "We are headed in the right direction." Prior to concluding the board's business for the month of December, the board went into executive session. The next school board meeting will be held on January 13, 2014 in the High School Art Room.
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HAVE YOU BEEN A GOOD BOY? ... Nick & Mason Gilliland exchange a few words with Saint Nick during Santas visit at the Stryker Library. On Monday, December 2nd the Stryker library got a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The night was filled with a lot of children waiting to meet Santa. There was live music playing all of the seasons favorite Christmas music. Not only was Santa there to listen to the desires of the children, there were also crafts for them to complete and homemade refreshments to enjoy. Even the library lions, Larry and Lilly were there to take pictures and entertain all the visitors. The evening was a great time for all that were able to come out and participate.

Stryker Seniors Avoid The Elements & Warm Up To Fellowship At Senior Center

GOOD COMPANY ... From left, Susie Wlasiuk, Cara Sobieck, Magaret Boynton, and Helen Bell keep warm at the Stryker Senior Center while enjoying the company of good friends, arts and crafts, and Christmas music.

1969 Stryker PTO Candidates & Escorts

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1969 STRYKER PTO CANDIDATES & ESCORTS ... Pictured above are (front row, left to right): Sophomores Dale Huffman and Sue Ruffer; Seniors Greg Miller and Kammie Short; Freshman Rhonda Robinson and Rex Anderson; Juniors Brenda Hageman and Ted Zigler.

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110 YEARS AGO December 1903 George Buehrer has brought of his 70 YEARS AGO brother Andrew, the half interest in the December 1943 80 acre farm owned by Andrew Buehrer Mr. and Mrs.Frank VanWagner celand D.M. Buehrer. ebrated their Golden Wedding AnniHorace P. Miller, a former Stryker versary. resident, died in Defiance on Dec 9.

80 YEARS AGO December 1933 Mrs. Otha Schall has opened a Gift Shop at her home on the N.B. Sanford property.

60 YEARS AGO 100 YEARS AGO December 1953 December 1913 A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. The Kempf Block in Bryan was the Richard Bernath on Dec. 16. scene of a $20,000 fire Monday morning. 50 YEARS AGO December 1962 90 YEARS AGO Over 400 youngsters greeted SanDecember 1923 ta in Stryker. Thanks go out to Ralph Eva may Gerry Clinger, 21, wife of Rupp for all his help. Clifford died on Nov. 29. A stork shower was given for Mrs. At the Elite Theatre, Jack Holt in MakBeryl Grisier at the home of Mr. Fred ing a Man and the Man Who Saw TomorGrisier. row.

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Board, Kirk Keiser was named as President ProTem for the reorganizational meeting, which is scheduled to take place on January 13 at 6:45 pm, with the regular session to immediately follow. Prior to adjournment, Board President Keiser recognized Board members Debra Leininger, Pamela Seiler and Trent Dominique for their service to the District in their final meeting as members of the Board. Timothy Kays can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com Governing Board - issued a recommendation of the highest quality applications to the Governing Board who made the final recommendations. Only 4.2% of all submitted grants were funded. The State Controlling Board must give final approval before funds are distributed." The bottom line is that many of the small school districts of our area, those whose financial challenges tend to be the most daunting, will be receiving a huge shot in the arm at a time when it is needed the most. "$3.4 million coming into Northwestern Ohio," said Mr. Belcher; "...that's good for the economy. That's good for the people." In financial matters, the Board approved several donations, including... $949.00 from Fayette PTO to purchase a Mac Apple laptop to globally program districts Ipads. $250.00 from the Christian Church of Disciples to supply winter essentials for students. $801.50 from the Fayette Foundation to purchase two Wireless Microphones and an audio music snake cable. $234.00 from True North Church to pay for reduced lunches for students during the month of December 2013. $300 from the Fulton County Pork Producers for the Family Consumer Science Classes. $700 from the Fulton County Pork Producers for the Fayette FFA $135.00 from an anonymous donor to pay for the Veterans Day breakfast to honor area veterans. The Board moved to approve the changes to the High School Curriculum Guide for fiscal year 201415, and in staffing items the Board moved to accept the resignation of Wendy Adams effective December 2, 2013 as an employee for transportation and cafeteria. Also approved were Beverly Figgins as a substitute custodian pending appropriate background and reference checks; Mary Bird as a substitute teacher for fiscal year 2014, and Mitch Schaffner as a volunteer Boys Varsity Coach for fiscal year 2014 pending appropriate background checks. Pending appropriate background and reference checks, the Board also approved Doris Cuff and Dereck Perryman as bus drivers, and Michael Slyker as a van driver. The Board approved the district joining the consortium of sixteen districts to administrator the Straight A funding Grant for fiscal year 2014, and approved naming Kathleen Fix to the Normal Memorial Library Board of Trustees beginning January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2020. In preparation for the 2014 reorganization of the

Fayette Local Schools Selected To Receive Portion Of $3.4 Million Straight A Fund Grant
By: Timothy Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER The room was abuzz as the Fayette Local Board of Education convened in regular session on the evening of December 11. District Superintendent Erik Belcher reported that the Fayette Local School District, along with a consortium of fifteen other school districts in Northwest Ohio, have been selected to receive a portion of the substantial Straight A Fund Grant. Signed into law by Governor Kasich, this $250 million fund is designed to help schools innovate, streamline and become more efficient and effective in the education of Ohio students. The Fayette Virtual Academy is an example of the innovative process that the Grant singled out. $3.4 million of the fund has been earmarked in a grant for the 14,000 students of the sixteen school districts of the consortium, who locally along with Fayette includes the Stryker Local, Wauseon Exempted Village, Edon Northwest Local, Evergreen Local, PikeDelta-York Local, Archbold Local and Edgerton Local School districts, as well as the Four County Career Center. Mr. Belcher will be in Columbus on December 16 to witness the final approval of the State Controlling Board. On December 17, representatives of the sixteen consortium schools will meet with State Superintendent Richard Ross at Swanton High School to officially award the $3.4 million slice of the Straight A Fund Grant to the consortium. The history of the process to attain the Grant funding was detailed by Mr. Belcher, who said that the, "...Fayette Local School, in a consortium effort with 15 districts in Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, and Williams County, wrote an innovative Straight A Fund Proposal for $3,402,120 which will impact 14,000 students in Northwest Ohio. We received word on Friday, December 6th, 2013 in a phone conversation with State Superintendent Richard Ross that we have been chosen to receive Straight A Funds pending approval by the State Controlling Board which will meet on Monday, December 16th, 2013. The funding of this grant is critical for local districts in Northwest Ohio, as we begin the transition of working together in an online setting to provide more opportunities to the students within and outside of our respective districts. This virtual learning component, along with the traditional approach to education, will create an innovative learning environment." Mr. Belcher then detailed the steps that were taken, stating, "This process began in September of 2013 where Superintendents from Northwestern Ohio were invited to participate in this innovative idea at Fayette Local School. Through this meeting, 16 districts began this journey together to improve how we educate our students." The screening process in Columbus was stringent. According to Mr. Belcher, "Each grant application was first rated by three of approximately 230 independent fiscal scorers selected by the Department of Administrative Services who helped determine if applicants ideas were fiscally sustainable. From the original pool of 570 applications, 359 were approved as sustainable and promoted to the next step of the rating process. Each application was then rated by three of approximately 230 independent programmatic scorers selected by the Department of Administrative Services to determine if the proposal was innovative, had substantial value and lasting impact." The whittling down process was far from over though, as Mr. Belcher added, "After this programmatic review, the scores were reviewed by grant advisors. The approximately 30 grant advisors professional educators and community and corporate leaders approved by the

1972 Fayette Golf Team

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1972 FAYETTE GOLF TEAM ... Pictured above are (front row, left to right): J. Allen and J. Storrs. Back row: J. Storrs, S. Mynheir, M. Bacon, T. Schaffner, J. Colegrove and Coach Spiess.

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Area NSCC Students Participate In Pinning Ceremony

Merry Christmas To All. We look forward to serving you in 2014.

ASPIRING TECHS ... Risa Haas of Montpelier and Kimberly Maneval of West Unity were honored for medical assisting during a special pinning ceremony at Northwest State Community College. ARCHBOLD, OHIO Fourteen students completing Northwest State Community Colleges medical assisting associate degree or phlebotomy technician certificate program were recently pinned in a spe-

PHLEBOTOMY TECH ... Kathy Blair of West Unity was honored for Phlebotomy Technician during a special pinning ceremony at Northwest State Community College. tificate may choose to continue their education for an associate degree in medical assisting.
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was born and another 100 people jumped onboard to the idea. Wurns was terrified. I had never planned for this and didnt know how I could include all these people to share the experience! Her friend Ryan Lamb encouraged her that she could do this. With his belief in her and the support and encouragement of friends, it gave her the strength and faith to push on with the idea. Donations began pouring in from all over including Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, and Florida. Over fifty businesses participated. The event date was set to happen December 8 at 1:30. Wurns and Woodring began making phone calls searching for a building to accommodate the event.

Wauseon Woman Takes It To The Streets & Spreads The Christmas Spirit
By: Tammy Allison THE VILLAGE REPORTER What began as a simple desire to help someone in need, has spread into something much larger. The idea, Taking it to the Streets, started as a Facebook page only months ago by organizer Linda Wurns to help the homeless of Toledo and spread some holiday cheer. Last year, she and friend Marquita Woodring helped a struggling family celebrate Christmas. The feeling of helping others was something she wanted to do again this year but on a larger scale. In October, she mentioned the idea to a few close friends. In November, she posted the idea on her personal Facebook page. It was a simple postshe shared that for the holidays this year, she and a few friends were planning to load up her van with warm clothes, coats, shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, and food and take it to the streets of Toledo. She never could have imagined the power of that simple post to spread as it did. The message advertising that she had room for seven to join her quickly spread. Within an hour, she had 40 messages. Within two hours, she had 80 messages. Friends shared the posts with their friends who were also spreading the word. Within one week, 120 people had responded with interest in the project. When the response reached 350 people, it was suggested that a group page be created. The Facebook page, Taking it to the streets,

TAKE TO THE STREETS ... Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is pictured with Ayersville lady basketball players. kets, and sleeping bags, all things to keep those in need warm, were plentiful. Hygiene bags had been put together by Jackilyn Brown and the Morenci Cub Scout Pack 681. Lunches had been packed. Apples were donated by Johnston Fruit Farms, and cases of bottled water had been donated. A candy table for the children was set-up. Many nonperishable food items were available. In total, 52 businesses donated items. The Seagate Food Bank had designed a route for the buses the day of the event. Each stop was empty. Curt Badgley got off the bus at the Cherry Street Mission and walked the streets until he found homeless people nearby. He shared with them about the event. The responded that they had not known about the event, but they would spread the word. The bus drivers followed the lead of these homeless folks and found Family House where a load of homeless children were brought back to eat. The children were excited about the warm clothes and shoes. A little boy excitedly waved a pair of shoes around and exclaimed, Look what I got myself for Christmas! Wurns estimates that at least 400 people were clothed and fed at the event. Everyone expressed appreciation. Everybody who came through to get food and clothes were all polite saying please and thank you to everyone. Emotions definitely ran high. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur showed up for the event and even donated a blanket that was quickly claimed by a woman who felt honored to have something from Kaptur. But perhaps, the most important visitor of all that day, especially to the children, was Santa himself. What began as a simple idea, a small post on Facebook spread to an idea that not only helped hundreds in need in Toledo but allowed others to share the Christmas spirit. In three weeks, the event was pieced together as a success. Wurns believes, Its up to each and everyone of us to make a difference. Everyone should adopt the idea that they need to leave this world a better place than they found it because its going to take everyone to do it. Every volunteer including kids made that day happen. The group is planning an event next year for Fulton County and possibly Toledo again. You can access the information at their Facebook page-Take it to the streets. Wurns would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this years events: Liberation Mobile Music, Candids by Shamra, Chiefs Supermarket, Nabisco Mondelez International, Worthington Steel Delta, 3B Productions Joe Barton, Walmart- Wauseon, Believe Center Toledo, Childers Limousine Service Toledo, Seagate Food Bank Deb Vas, Executive Director of Community Relations Linda Alvarado, Premiere Entertainment Karaoke Perrysburg, Allied Moulded Products Inc., Bimbo Bakeries, Lewis Bakeries, T&R Rentals LLC Rick Espino, Outback Steakhouse Toledo, T.G.I. Fridays Toledo, Little Debbie, Seyferts Potato Chips, Cub Scout Pack 681 Morenci, Johnstons fruit Farms Swanton, Dennis Potato farm, Los Mariachis, Southern Breeze Salon, Beverlee Hillz Resale Boutique, Hoppin & troppin 4H Group, Suzy Qs Concessions, St Joe Sand and Gravel LLC, Amigos Pizza, Frosty Haus Storage, Todds Odd Jobs/ B&R painting & Powerwashing, Pizza Hut Napoleon, Dunn Funeral Home, Dental Heath Associates - Swanton, Dental Excellence Napoleon, Bowling Green Pediatric Dental Dr Pace Dr. Sheperd DDS, and Marcos Pizza in Toledo. Tammy Allison may be reached at

Obstacle over obstacle was encountered but Wurns was not going to give up on her wish to help others. Finally, the week before the event, a building was located. The power of the internet once again proved resourceful. Raul Alvarado, a coach at Ayersville Local Schools, had joined the group Facebook page because he wanted his Lady Pilots Basketball Team to experience the project. Rauls sister Linda Alvarado, who is the Director for Community Relations for the city of Toledo, was able to locate a building called The Believe Center on the corner of the Anthony Wayne Trail and South Avenue. Other community organizations joined in the efforts. The Seagate Food INFORMATION PROVIDED Bank of Toledo created flyCHRISTMAS CHEER ... Last Wednesday and Thursday, the Wauseon FFA Chapter took ers and distributed them part in the county Christmas Cheer program held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. to area food pantries and This program helped to serve over 600 families provide Christmas gifts and food for their homeless shelters. The next families. The Wauseon FFA and other local FFA chapters hosted the drive to collect challenge Wurns faced was toys and money. This year, they provided toys for 1,200 children. Starting with the Ace figuring out how to bus the Hardware kickoff, they brought in over $2,000 dollars throughout the day. Boxes and homeless in from downtown cash jars were also distributed to local businesses in the Wauseon area where another Toledo. We called church$2,000 was collected along with numerous toys. The Wauseon FFA would like to thank es, Tarta, anywhere where the 17 businesses that took part and the citizens who donated to such a worthy cause. we could find someone with buses, but no luck. Pam Waugh, Transportation Supervisor of the Wauseon Schools, joined the efforts. Although it was not possible for Fulton County busses to leave their districts, she tried contacting the Toledo schools and Washington Local but again they faced another obstacle as each replied they could not help. Waugh continued in her search until she found Childers Limousine Service on Door Street in Toledo. The Limousine Service offered two busses that could hold 55 people each. On the day of the event, approximately 170 volunteers showed up at the Believe Center. Trailers and vans needed unloaded. Marked boxes were organized. Wurns expressed gratitude at the outpouring of help. I have never seen a large group so together who worked efficiently and organized without any problems whatsoever. It was fantastic. The event was prepared WRESTLING ... Pictured are (front row, left to right): E. Heath, J. Mahnwith food to feed 800 plus ke, W. LeGrow, B. Reichert, D. Elliot, T. Beaverson. Middle row: J. Freepeople. Warm clothes for men, women, children, worth, W. Vanderbunt, B. Savage, T. Bockelman, D. Eberly, B. Barnes, and infants had been doJ. Fuller, T. Zachrich. Back row: M. Dominique, J. Williamson, D. Leininated. Coats, hats, gloves, nger, R. Shaffer, T. Barber, F. Rockey, Mr. Hornish, Coach. scarves, shoes, boots, blan-

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Wauseon's Hoffman & Kearney Among Area Students Inducted Into Nursing Honor Society
ARCHBOLD, OHIO Northwest State WILLIAMS COUNTY: Community College recently inducted the Kelly Woodring (Bryan) first members into the Alpha Delta ChapWOOD COUNTY: ter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Mary Nieberding (Grand Rapids) Society. Eleven students joined the new national honor society for associate degree In order to qualify, students must registered nurses. maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point averThe following students were inducted: age, with at least a B in all nursing classes. Students are required to conduct educaDEFIANCE COUNTY: tional or recruitment projects as well. The Tamar Lomeli (Defiance), Angela Lott groups first project was meeting with in(Defiance), Kristina Skeldon (Defiance) and coming nursing students and offering adBethany Stork (Defiance) vice on studying, balancing the demands of family and college, and sharing other FULTON COUNTY: strategies for successfully completing Christine Cox (Archbold), Aaron Har- nursing school. mon (Delta), Jessica Hoffman (Wauseon) Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society and Jodi Kearney (Wauseon) aims to recognize the academic excellence of associate degree nursing students and LUCAS COUNTY: to encourage students to pursue advanced Janille Blaylock (Maumee) nursing degrees.

Opera Singer & Wauseon Native Robert Kerr Performs at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors In Washington D.C.

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Wauseon Student Becomes Member Of Lavender Jazz Band At Goshen College


Adrienne Schmucker, a sophomore Theater major from Wauseon, OH, is one of twenty Goshen College students in Goshen College's big band, Lavender Jazz, for the 2013-14 school year. Directed by Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music, the group plays classic jazz standards and styles, such as swing, blues, world beat, bebop, hard bop, New Orleans/Dixieland and fusion. Lavender Jazz performs two concerts in Sauder Concert Hall each academic year, as well as other performances in a variety of settings both on and off-campus.
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Annual Fulton County Quiz Team Tournament


The Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NwOESC) hosted the Annual Fulton County Quiz Team Tournament on December 2, 2013. The event was coordinated by Education Consultant Sally Kovar. Students from six of the districts of Fulton County participated in the tournament. Schools participating included Archbold High School, Evergreen High School, Fayette High School, Pettisville High School, Swanton High School and Wauseon High School. The tournament consisted of 6 teams competing in a double elimination. Each team consists of 4 students participating in 2 games for each round. The rounds consisted of 10 categories that include American Literature, Mathematics, World History, Fine Arts, Life Science, World Literature, Government, Physical Science, Geography, American History as well as an Alphabet Round and a Lightning Round. The winning coach received a red apple and the winning team a traveling trophy. First and second place winners receive ribbons for their efforts. Wauseon High School took the honor of first place with a win over Archbold High School. Evergreen High School placed third. ROBERT KERR By: Tammy Allison THE VILLAGE REPORTER
How does a 33 year old from a small town find himself performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in front of the President and First Lady? Talent. Determination. And the support from his hometown of Wauseon. Robert Kerr, a 1998 graduate of Wauseon High School, is working towards his dream to be a professional opera singer. In a recent interview by phone, Kerr shares the inspiration wisely given to him, Someone once told me that some of the best singers come from small towns. Its his small town roots that he credits to the success he has experienced thus far in his young opera career. Many of my high school teachers were influential in encouraging me to pursue the performing arts. In fact, Kerr shares of how Mr. Broadway, WHS drama director at the time, heard him singing outside the band room and suggested he try out for Annie as a freshman. Kerr said it was then that he was hooked and I got the theater bug. Other teachers left their mark as well. Deb Schnitnkey, the Wauseon Chorale director at the time, was also very influential in his decision to pursue the path of performing arts. Kerr was one of the first freshman students to make the Wauseon High School Swing Chorale. He was also very active in the speech and debate team and credits Mr. Rettig for his encouragement. After high school, Kerr decided to attend Ohio Northern University in Ada to pursue a degree in Musical Theater. At that point in his life, theater was his love and passion. While an undergrad, he participated in plays at the Huron Playhouse. After graduating in 2002, he took a year off to figure out what direction he wanted to go next. Life took him to Columbus where he received a paid contract to sing in the Tosca Opera at Opera Columbus. His focus changed courses as Kerr says I got the opera bug. With this new self-revelation, he turned to the Ohio State University for Graduate School to pursue a Masters in Vocal Performance. In 2005, after graduation, he began auditioning at various opera houses. His voice has led him to San Francisco Merola Opera where he participated in summer shows 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2008, he auditioned and received National Semifinalist status from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. In 2012, he participated in a summer Young Artist Program in New York City under the direction of famous opera singer Martina Arroyo. This experience eventually led to the email he received from Bob Burmen at the Kennedy Center. The email told him that his name had been given to him by a gentleman who works with Martina Arroyo. Kerr learned that Martina Arroyo was to be one of five performers to be honored at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors for their cultural contributions to the nation and world, and he had been chosen to be part of the group to

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Wauseon Primary School Starting Program To Encourage Financial Literacy


By: Mitchell Peebles THE VILLAGE REPORTER In a world economy where employment and financial literacy are at an all time high, it is vital that children start to get a grasp of these concepts at a young age, and that is exactly what the Wauseon Primary School is looking to do with the introduction of the Junior Achievement program. Junior Achievement is a company that is focused on promoting concepts such as career development, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Junior Achievement does this by bringing in local member of the business community to give presentations to the students and encouraging the students to participate activities that promote Junior Achievement's goals. These instructors/mentors share their knowledge and experience in their personal, educational and professional careers to help the students better grasp the concepts being presented. Wauseon Primary School Principal Troy Armstrong believes that implementing the program at the primary school will lead to increased success for the students in the future I believe the biggest goal of Junior Achievement at Wauseon Primary School is to build financial literacy. Students who are financially literate at a young age will be financially literate adults. Armstrong said I also believe exposing students to possible career early helps guide their future education towards a successful job in the future. The idea of implementing the Junior Achievement program was brought to Armstrong by a parent who had seen the success of the program at other local schools. Armstrong said, A parent, Jeremy Wenzel, came to me and asked if I would pilot JA at WPS with the goal of expanding district-wide. Archbold and Delta both have the Junior Achievement program in place, and the students enjoy the programs. In order for Junior Achievement to became a reality and a success at the Wauseon Primary School, there is a need for community members to volunteer to become Junior Achievement mentors. These mentors are the ones who will help to create presentations and activities that the students can participate in. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for the program should contact Principal Troy Armstrong either by phone (419-335-4000) or email him at tarmstrong@wauseonindians.org for more information. Mitchell Peebles may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

sing the tribute for her during the program. Kerr remembers yelling What! What! at the computer screen while his young three year old son echoed What! What! Kerr contacted his agent right away. Other performance obligations had to be rearranged, but Kerr felt, This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was a very humbling thing. Martino has had her program for 10 years and every summer, 40-50 singers participate. To be one of 4 total chosen from the program is such an honor. When he was first asked to perform he was unable to tell anyone beyond his immediate family. The honorees do not know until the day of the event who will be singing their tribute performances. Kerr was able to bring a guest and chose to bring his wife Ellen, one of his biggest fans and supporters. The couple celebrated their tenth anniversary at the event. Kerr says, It was very surreal, why youre there. Its almost like being in the audience for a major awards like the Grammys. The day they arrived in Washington, D.C, a Cadillac picked them up for a rehearsal at the Kennedy Center followed by another rehearsal on Sunday morning. Kerr, a baritone, sang in a group including opera superstars Sandra Radvanovsky and Joseph Callja. These people have accomplished so much. I wanted to do my best to give a great performance. Kerr was surrounded by celebrities at the event. He had his picture taken with Snoop Dog who was wearing a red fur coat. He met legendary singer Tony Bennett and David Gregory of Meet the Press. At his table were not only Martina Arroyo but also Sonya Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Kerr stresses, It was an honor and privilege to be a part of this-the opportunity afforded to me through Marinas program. Its not too often I get to participate in high society events. Kerr says the experience still feels surreal that he was part of it, but back home, he stresses, he is a husband and father first who Christmas carols with his church at the assisted living facility near his home in Canal Winchester. Kerrs favorite audience is his 3 year old young son Isaac who listens to opera music with his daddy, smiles, and says Daddys singing! Im still learning about the career-Im a baby! he laughs. Kerr says he has waited tables at Applebee's, worked retail, given voice lessons, and soon will begin substitute teaching-anything he can do in between his opera performances. Im building my experiences and resume. As a full-time opera singer, you are never a finished product. There are a lot of auditions, cost, risk, and sacrifice. You have to trust in what you are doing. Kerr believes that in order to succeed, he must be proactive, get his name out there. I share my voice however I can. Im still pursuing a dream to make it to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The Kennedy Center Honors Gala will be broadcast on CBS on December 29, 2013 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. Besides Martina Arroyo, the other honorees include Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Shirley MacLaine, and Carlos Santana. Last year, 8.8 million Americans tuned in to the Kennedy Honors program on TV. This year, Kerr hopes his hometown of Wauseon will join in as well. His hometown roots are still strongly tied to Wauseon. His parents William and Sandy Kerr, live in Wauseon. His sisters and their families live in Northwest Ohio as well. He hopes he makes his hometown proud through his accomplishments. I feel I represent the folks who still live there. Everyone has a talent or strength. People have encouraged me. I am only the singer I am today because of other people.

Wauseon Public Library Announces Upcoming Holiday Closures


WAUSEON - For Christmas, the Wauseon Public Library will be closed December 24-25 with the library reopening on Thursday, December 26 at its regular time of 10:00 a.m. For New Years, the library will be closed on December 31 and January 1 with the library reopening on Thursday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m.

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Charlene Lee Of Pettisville Appointed Fulton County Treasurer


Please be advised that the Fulton County Republican Central Committee has voted to fill the position of county treasurer vacated by the retirement of Beverly Schlosser. After careful deliberation and a lengthy interview process Charlene Lee of Pettisville has been appointed to the position. The Committee followed all rules set forth by the Ohio Revised Code and by our bylaws and rules previously established and voted on. In addition, I would like to recognize Bev for her many years of service and for the wonderful job that she did for Fulton County. I have absolute confidence JUST HANGING OUT WITH AN OPERA STAR AND AN ASSOCIATE SUPREME COURT that Charlene will follow in Bevs footsteps JUSTICE ... Robert Kerr stops to take a photograph with opera star Martina Arroyo (left) and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (right). and be a great asset to Fulton County.

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Winning The Battle For A Generation


WHAT IS CHRISTMAS ABOUT?
Paco Amodar, a pastor in Little Village on Chicagos west side, lives in a neighborhood rife with gang violence. He tells the following story about being invited to lead a prayer vigil for a young man who had been gunned down by a rival gang. When I arrived at the vigil, a large crowd of young peopleincluding many known gang members had already gathered around the sidewalk where I would be praying. I wondered, What should I do? What should I say? I felt fearful and inadequate. Yet I also knew that they had gathered for this prayer vigil. So amid my fears, I prayed silently, Jesus, what do you want me to do here? As I looked out over the crowd, I realized most of these scary-looking gang members were just kids, mostly in their mid or late teens, with some in their twenties. I was old enough to be their father. They had surely been told repeatedly by authority figures how wrong their actions were and how foolish gang activity was. But as I looked at these hurting teenagers, I wondered, What would Jesus say to these young people? So I asked permission to speak from my heart. Then I said, Since most of you are half my age, I am the age of your fathers. Would you allow me to address you on behalf of your fathers? My son, my daughter, would you forgive me for not being there for you when you were little? Will you forgive me for not being there when you took your first steps? Will you forgive me for not being there to play catch with you when you were young? Will you forgive me for leaving you when you most needed me? As the words poured from my lips, I could not control myself. Tears ran freely down my cheeks. To my surprise, many of them started to weep with me. Something special happened in that moment. Following the gathering they started to trust me even though I had no credibility in their world. I hadnt shared their life, but I had shared their pain. What is Christmas about? Is it not about Jesus Christ, who tabernacled among us, sharing in our pain and suffering? John writes John 1:10-12 (NIV) 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
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Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes


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A little boy wrote a letter to Santa Claus that said, Dear Santa, there are six kids living at my house David, Diana, Steve, Terry, Mark, and Rex. The oldest three kids, David, Diana, and Steve are good most of the time. Terry and Mark are good some of the timeand Rex is good all of the time. By the way, Im Rex. You know the problem with that letter? Rex is not good all of the time! Not one of us is good all of the time! No one scores a perfect score in diving. No one bats a 1,000. No one shoots 100% in a season of basketball! This past baseball season my youngest son played a good first game of the year, and yet he walked out of the dugout with his head down and upset. His team won and I couldnt figure out why he was so upset. So I asked him, Whats wrong. His reply? Dad, I set a goal to not strike out this season, and tonight I struck out once! He was striving for perfection and quickly found out the in the first game that not one of us are perfect! Do you know what? When we realize how imperfect we are we are in a great position to receive good news! Imagine cheering for your favorite football team for years, through the good and the bad times. You are faithful to your team. You have t-shirts to support your team, maybe a bumper sticker, and a yard sign to show your dedication. The season comes when your team finally makes it to the Super Bowl! You pack everything up, you drive the distance, and you have your face painted with your team colors! Once you arrive at the stadium, you are overwhelmed with emotions and you anticipate the climax of celebration of all those years of waiting for such a time as this! But when you get to the gate, they ask for your ticket! Ticket? I need a ticket? I thought my support for the team was good enough. I thought all my cheering and good deeds would get me in! I know the players and coach by name! I need a ticket? I cant afford a ticket! Wait! Theres good news! Someone kind, loving, and rather tough looking gentleman approaches and hands me a ticket! He is giving me his ticket. He is paying the price so that I can enter! Thats awesome news!!!! That same news came to us a little over 2,000 years ago. I dont stand a chance in a million of getting into heaven on my own effort and neither do you! So God came up with a plan. He sent a Savior so we could get in on somebody elses ticket. Thats the good news! Thats the good news we celebrate at Christmas a Savior has been born! We cant work, earn, or buy perfection and we cant work, earn, or buy our way into heaven! This is a priceless gift that no one can purchase at any store, at any price. But at Christmas, we are reminded that God offers us a chance to have our past forgiven and wiped clean. Paul said, There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12). He also said, All who believe in Jesus will be forgiven of their sins through Jesus name. (Acts 10:43) Did you read that? ALL WHO BELIEVE! How about you? Ready for some good news this Christmas? The price has been paid for you you just need to place believe in Jesus; let Him be your Savior. Then follow Him, make sure He is also your Lord! If you have already received the good news then what are you waiting on? Take that good news to others!!! It will be the best gift you can share this yearever! For more reading, check out: Romans 10:9, Luke 2:8-11, and Matthew 7:7-11

Wauseon First Baptist Church Brings The Story Of Christmas To Life


a time line of events telling the tale of the birth of Jesus. A sign reading No Room in the Inn was one of the first sights the visitors see. Then they drive by a station where the three wise men gathered, preparing to start their venture to follow the bright shining star which would lead them to the Christ Child. Another station saw a groups of shepherds and their lambs, llamas, and cows gathered together, discussing how they would make the trip to the manger. Signs reading The shepherds said to another, let us now go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass and He dies that you might live reminded those driving by of the importance of what PHOTOS BY MITCH PEEBLES,m STAFF LIVE NATIVITY ... Mary and Joseph they saw. Visitors then drove by a station where Mary and Joseph were make their journey to Bethlehem.
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standing alone with the donkey that they rode to Bethlehem. The cold wind and dark night was a vivid reminded of how treacherous and lonely a trip that had to have been for the couple. Then, guests to the church stopped and were greeted by church members, and were given homemade Christmas Tree ornaments. After that, visitors past one last station, this one quite possibly the most important of them all. The manger was lit by a spotlight, and the shepherds, wise men, Mary, Joesph, and the baby Jesus were all in place. Visitors were able to take one last moment of reflection on the nativity, its meaning, and the birth of Jesus.
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As the sunset and the darkness of the night started to settle in, the Christmas story came to life Saturday and Sunday nights. Every year the Wauseon First Baptist Church puts on a live nativity scene that is free to the public. While almost every other event scheduled for Saturday night would end up be postponed or canceled due to the heavy snow that was falling and the cold wind that was blowing, the members of First Baptist Church stood out in the elements and continued to stand outside and pose for visitors who drove through eager to get a small glimpse of what the nativity was really like. As guests drove through the na- IN A MANAGER ... Guest take a moment to reflect on the birth of Jesus at tivity scene, they are taken through the manager scene.

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104 W. JEFFERSON ST., MONTPELIER, OHIO DECEMBER 24 - 7:00PM CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ST. PAULS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


402 BROAD STREET, MONTPELIER, OHIO TUESDAY, DEC. 24TH AT 10:00 P.M. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
s y s t e m s

419-485-8373

14020 US Hwy 20A MONTPELIER, OH 43543-9347

ST. CASPAR CATHOLIC CHURCH


1205 N. SHOOP AVENUE, WAUSEON TUESDAY, DEC. 24TH - 4:00 P.M. CHRISTMAS EVE MASS &MIDNIGHT MASS WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 - 10:00 AM CHRISTMAS DAY MASS
Publishers Note: We asked all area churches in Williams & Fulton County to submit their service times. Many did not respond by the time of our publishing date.

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St. Joseph Catholic Church St. Catholic Church St. Joseph Joseph Catholic Church
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Lake View Church

Merry Christmas from St. Caspar Church


1205 N. Shoop Avenue Wauseon

Christmas Mass Schedule


Tuesday December 24 Christmas Eve Mass - 4 pm Midnight Mass Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day - 10 am

December 24 at 4:00 p.m. December 24at at4:00 4:00 p.m. December 24 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass Christmas Eve Mass Christmas Eve Mass

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Service Times
PIONEER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
706 BAUBICE ST., PIONEER CHRISTMAS EVE 7:00 P.M. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

EDON CHURCH OF CHRIST


202 S. MICHIGAN ST., EDON CHRISTMAS EVE 9:00 P.M. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

EDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


311 N. LIBERTY ST., WEST UNITY CHRISTMAS EVE 7:00 P.M. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

ST. PETERS LUTHERAN CHURCH


201 N. CHURCH ST., EDON CHRISTMAS EVE 7:00 P.M. FAMILY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE WITH HOLY COMMUNION 10:30 P.M. CHRISTMAS MUSIC CONCERT 11:00 P.M. CANDLELIGHT WITH HOLY COMMUNION JOY TO THE WORLD
Commercial, Industrial, and Residential 01978 Co. Rd. 22A Stryker, OH 43557 (419) 428-3161 www.woolace.com

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH


STATE ROUTE 15 & COUNTY ROAD K, WEST JEFFERSON CHRISTMAS EVE 7:00 P.M. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE WITH HOLY COMMUNION & CHRISTMAS CAROLS

CHURCH OF THE MASTER UNITED METHODIST


229 W. CHESTNUT ST., WAUSEON CHRISTMAS EVE 6:00 P.M. SERVICE WILL INCLUDE COMMUNION AND CANDLE LIGHTING
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

TEDROW MENNONITE CHURCH & TEDROW PENTECOSTAL CHURCH


CHRISTMAS EVE 7:00 P.M. TEDROW COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SERVICE @ TEDROW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Thompson - geesey Funeral Home Montpelier - Pioneer, Ohio

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH


114 W. WASHINGTON ST., MONTPELIER CHRISTMAS EVE 8:30 P.M. CANDLE LIGHTING & COMMUNION SERVICE WITH REV. TILLY BRING THE MESSAGE GOD WITH US

Candle Lighting & Holy Communion


with Pastor Paul Gruetter

Christmas Eve
December 24 9 pm St. Johns Lutheran Church
209 Broad St., Montpelier, OH

LAKE VIEW CHURCH


4616 E. TERRITORIAL ROAD, CAMDEN, MI CHRISTMAS EVE 7:00 P.M. SERVICE OF CAROLS & CANDLES

K&K COLLISION
556 ST ROUTE 109 T LIBERTY CENTER, OH 43532 (888) 533-7801

Merry Christmas!
Tri-County Tri-County Repair, Inc. Repair, Inc.
A/C - Auto Auto A/C work work Farm Truck Farm - Truck
We make make all kinds of We makeall all kinds We kinds of hydraulic hoses & of hydraulic fittings. hoses & fittings.

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Gearig All-Star Insurance Agency


1239 East Main St. Montpelier, OH Phone: 419-485-5112 Fax: 419-485-1123 dgearigins@frontier.com

Seasons Greetings
from FULTON INDUSTRIES

800-872-3220 800-872-3220 419-237-2546 419-237-2546

135 E. Linfoot Lane Wauseon, OH 43567 419-335-3015

HASCH BODY SHOP, INC.


Phone (419) 636-8925 Fax (419) 636-8669 1302 E. High St., Bryan, Ohio

Hours: M-F 9:00 - 7:00 Sat. 9:00 - 5:00 / Sun. 1:00 - 5:00

ECKENRODE AUTO REPAIR


Certified Master Technician Across from Fair Grounds 800 E. Main Street Montpelier, OH 43543 419-485-0021
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DUPONT

Automotive Service Excellence

SHOP, INC.

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Brakes Exhaust Tune-up Engine L.O.F. Diagnostics


Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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LOCAL CHURCH LISTINGS


LUTHERAN Emmaus Lutheran 841 N. Shoop Ave. Pastor: Charles Althoff Creative Worship: 8:15 a.m. Education Hour: 9:30 a.m. Classic Worship: 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 398 S. Shoop Ave. Interim Senior Pastor: Keith A. Hunsinger Associate Pastor: Jennifer Herrmann Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. St. Luke Lutheran 1588 St. Rt. 108 Pastor Dave Goehmann Saturday Eve.: 7 p.m. Sunday Bible Study: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Midweek School: 6:30 p.m St. Peters Lutheran Church Rev. Roger Marlow, Pastor 201 N Church Edon, OH 43518 Tel: 419-272-2113 *9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:15 a.m. Sunday School *6:30 p.m. Wednesday Catechism Class First Lutheran Church 701 S. Defiance St., Stryker *8:45 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:00 a.m. Sunday School *5:00 p.m. Saturday Evening Worship Zion Lutheran Church 405 Hickory Street, Montpelier *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study MENNONITE Tedrow Mennonite Church 252 Windisch St. Pastor: Doug King Youth & Young Adult Pastor: Ryan Nafziger Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. North Clinton Mennonite Church 831 W. Linfoot St., Wauseon Pastor Glenn Coblentz 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Sunday classes Children & Adults 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Sunday classes Adults Pine Grove Mennonite 04524 Co. Rd. 20-50, Stryker *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Lockport Mennonite Church 09269 Co. Rd. 21N, Stryker. Pastors: Steve Heatwole & Gloria Beck Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. CATHOLIC St. Caspar Catholic Church 1205 N. Shoop Ave. Father David Bruning Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. Sunday Mass: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass: Sunday, 1 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic 625 Washington St., Blakeslee *4:00 p.m. Saturday Mass *8:30 a.m. Monday Mass *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth CCD Class NAZARENE Wauseon Community Church of the Nazarene 139 Cherry St. Pastor: Timothy Moebs Worship: 10 a.m. Small Groups (Sunday): 6 p.m. Small Groups (Monday): 7 p.m. Pioneer Church of the Nazarene Corner of SR 15 & CR S Pioneer, Ohio *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship *11:00 a.m. Sunday School *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting METHODIST Church of the Master United Methodist 229 W. Chestnut Pastor: Ben Sheaffer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10: 30 a.m. North Dover United Methodist 11080 St. Rt. 108 Pastor: Rev. Don Krieger Bible Study/Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: 9:00 a.m. Living Hope Free Methodist 1051 W. Jackson St., West Unity *9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:15-10:45 Fellowship 10:45-12:00 Worship Service Youth Groups through the school year are: *6:30 p.m. Wednesday 1-12 year olds 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jr. High 8:00 p.m. Sr. High Christ United Methodist Church 215 N. Fulton St. Pastor Ruth Ann Scoby Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Fellowship: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. West Clinton Mennonite Church 18029 Co. Rd. C Pastors Jess & Naomi Engle Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. St. Pauls United Methodist 402 Broad St, Montpelier, *9:00 a.m. Sunday Prayer Walk *9:00 a.m. Young Adult Sunday School *9:00 a.m. Junior Choir Practice *9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School *9:30 a.m. Cherub Choir Practice *9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *10:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study *10:00 a.m. Wed. Night Meal *6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study *7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice Edon United Methodist 103 Pleasant St., Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship West Franklin United Methodist Corner of Fulton Co. Rd L & 27-1 West Unity, Ohio *9:14 a.m. Sunday Worship & Jr. Church *10:30 a.m. Sunday School CHURCH OF CHRIST Christ Church 410 N. Shoop Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7 p.m. Columbia Church of Christ 14832 Co. Rd. 1-50, Edon *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Adults & Youth Service Edon Church of Christ 101 Franklin, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday School *10:00 a.m. Worship Montpelier Church of Christ 104 W. Jefferson St.,Montpelier *Adult Sunday School: 9 a.m. *Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. *Wednesday Workouts: 6:30-7:30 p.m. *Classes for all ages. BRETHREN West Fulton Dunkard Brethren 18354 US20A Pastor: Fred Johnson & Brant Jamison Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7:30 p.m. Alvordton United Brethren 311 East Main St., Alvordton 9:30 am Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday Worship 7:00 p.m. Every 3rd Thursday Community Sing BAPTIST Faith Baptist Church 15878 Co. Rd F, Wauseon, Pastor Randy Titus Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Eve. Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Eve. Worship 7 p.m. First Baptist Church 854 S. Shoop Ave. Pastor John Shirley Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana: 6:50 p.m. Adult Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. Youth Group: 7:30 p.m. Haven Heights Baptist Church 1373 N. Ottokee St. Pastor Larry Polston Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday Small Groups: 6 p.m. Wednesday: Team Kid: 6 p.m. Youth: 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. COMMUNITY CHURCH True North Church Meets @ Wauseon Elementary & Middle School Pastor Rex Stump Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wauseon New Life 850 West Elm St. Pastors Mark & Rebecca Sanchez Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m Eagle Point Worship Center 115 S. Fulton St. Pastors: Michael & Marilyn Lulfs Sunday Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Teen Bible Study: 7 p.m. Childrens Bible Class: 7 p.m. Solid Rock Community 102 Egly Drive, West Unity *9:15 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Worship *7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Adult, Children & Youth Studies River of Life Worship Center 14226 U.S. 20A, Montpelier *9:30 Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Wed. Worship www.rolworship.org Hope Christian Fellowship Located 1.5 miles west of Walmart on US 20A Pastor: Donna Stutzman Sunday School/Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Oasis Christian Fellowship 400 Enterprise Ave. Pastor Louie Weber Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Childrens Classes, K-5th Grade: 7 p.m. Northwest Christian Edon NW School, Edon *9:00 a.m. Sunday Service (Jr. Church &Wee Church) New Beginnings Church 201 W. Lawrence, Montpelier Pastor: Mike Martinelli Sunday School/Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. EVANGELICAL Crossroads Evangelical Church 845 E. Leggett St. Senior Pastor: Matt Boyers Asso. Pastor: Nate Hamblin Sunday Morning: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Kids: 6:45 p.m. Wednesday Adults: 7-8 p.m. CHRISTIAN UNION Bethlehem Christian Union Co. Rd. M-50 &4, Edon *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service *Tuesday Food Pantry *7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study & Prayer, Adventure Club for children & youth Mt. Union Christian Union St. Rt. 49, Cooney, Ohio *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *6:00 p.m. Sunday Service *7:00 p.m. Wednesday Adult & Children Olive Branch Christian St. Rt. 127 & Co. Rd. P, Fayette *9:30 a.m. Sunday School *10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship *6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening *6:00 p.m. Bible Study DISCIPLES OF CHRIST Winameg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 10925 Co. Rd 10-2, Delta Pastor Floyd Vincent Worship: 10:30 a.m. East Chesterfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 14901 County Road 14, Lyons Pastor Floyd Vincent Worship: 9:00 a.m. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 129 E. Elm St. Senior Pastor: Mitchell Maxted Associate Pastor: Mary Jo Bray Traditional Worship: 8:15 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Blended Worship: 10:45 a.m. CHURCH OF GOD First Church of God 507 N. Fulton St. Pastor: Paul Flores Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Kids: 7 p.m. UNIVERSALIST First Universalist Church of Lyons, Ohio 145 East Morenci St., Lyons Youth Activity -9:45 am Adult Religious Ed. 9:45 am Youth Religious Ed. 10:45 Worship Service 10:30 am

Attention Edon, Montpelier, Pioneer, West Unity, Stryker, Wauseon & Fayette Area Congregation Members:
Please contact The Village Reporter if you have changes to your Church listing. If your church listing has not been published, we are still awaiting your Churchs information. Please email us at casey@thevillagereporter.com so we can include your listing as soon as possible.

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For Sale
FOR SALE - Harley Davidson Golf Cart (Fast!) - Accepting offers, Montpelier area, (419) 6308843.
FOR SALE - 1997 Chevy Astro Van. Used as newspaper delivery vehicle. Very reliable, serviced regularly. Blue Book: ($1,923 - $2,748) $1,499 OBO. Call (419) 630-4305. FOR SALE - Firewood split & delivered in Williams County. 419-250-8329.

Legal
LEGAL - On December 17, 2013, the Council of the Village of Pioneer, Ohio passed the following legislation: Ordinance 13-2013: AN ORDINANCE INCREASING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013. This Ordinance will allow the Village to spend additional funds during the fiscal year 2013 for municipal purposes. Ordinance 14-2013 AN ORDINANCE REQUESTING PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2014. This Ordinance will set the budget for 2014. The complete text of the above legislation can be obtained or viewed at the office of the Village Fiscal Officer, at 409 South State Street, Pioneer Ohio 43554. This summary was prepared or reviewed and approved by Thomas A. Thompson, Village Solicitor for the Village of Pioneer.

Help Wanted
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HELP WANTED - DriversCO & Owner Operators. OTR Flatbed, Regional Van, West Coast teams, Texas Solo. CDL-A, 1yr experience, good driving record. EOE. Bryan Systems: 800745-HIRE (M-F, 8-5)

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