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What Made News In The Village Reporter - 2014


JANUARY 15, 2014

December 2013 Checks


Out As Colder Than Normal, With January 2014
Upping The Ante
West
Unity
Village
Council Bids Farewell To
Dave Chester; Re-Elect Kirk
Thompson President
Author Jim Head To
Hold Book Signing At
Stryker Library
JANUARY 22, 2014
Retiring Pioneer Police
Officer Bartel Recognized
Wauseon Board Of Education Elects
Sandra Griggs President; Begins Fiscal Year
2014
Brad McCrea Elected
President of Edon Northwest Local Board of Education
Pioneer
Police
Department
Announce
Promotion
Of
Officer
Roberts To Sergeant
JANUARY 29, 2014
Wauseon City Council
Sets Committee Appointments, Witnesses Presentation Of Tree Commission
Booster Award To Walt
Lange
West Unity Village Council Receives Committee Assignments; Revises Kissell
Building Rental Agreement
Fayette Village Council Accepts Resignation Of
VFO Lisa Zuver; Names
Temporary Replacement
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Marcos Pizza Opens
Eighth Location In Montpelier
Author Marilyn L. Vonalt To Read Her Childrens
Novel At The Edon Library
FEBRUARY 12 2014
Curt Johnson Of Fayette
Honored For His Dedication
& Passion To One Of Ohios
Greatest Fairs
Hilltop
Announces
Americanism Test Winners
FEBRUARY 19 2014
Edon High School Receives Bomb Threat; Dismisses School Early
Dunking The Ball With A
Little Help From The Snow
Fire & Ice: The 2014 North
Central Homecoming Celebration Featured Both
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Revitalization Coming to
Downtown Montpelier
New Refuse Tags In The
Works For City Of Wauseon
North Central School
Board Reviews Calamity
Days
West Unity American Legion Auxiliary Packs Boxes
For Area Servicemen
MARCH 5, 2014
West Unity To Receive
27th Tree City U.S.A. Award
Area Schools Participate
In
Eighteenth
Annual
Williams County Junior
High Quiz Bowl
Edon Varsity Girls Autographed Basketball Auctioned Off
Montpelier
Senior
Center Celebrates February
Birthdays
MARCH 2, 2014
Meteorological
Spring
Arrives, While The 'Other'
Spring Continues To Drag
Its Feet
Game
Designed
By
Montpeliers Jon Gilmour
Soon To Be On Store
Shelves
Pioneer Scouts Hold
Scouting For Food Drive;
Community Wide Effort
Nets Success
MARCH 19, 2014
Montpelier School Board

Accepts Resignation Of
Principal Connie Graham
Village Of Montpelier
Comes In 4th Place In Annual Water Tasting Competition
Montpeliers Molliey Gill
Selected As A Finalist For
The Ohio Japanese Speaking Contest
Village Of West Unity
Purchases Newer Dump
Truck
Hilltop Presents The
Broadway Musical Little
Women
MARCH 26, 2014

Elementary
Principals
Four County Career Mayor Kathy Huner As
Wauseons
Railroad Resignation; Moves Ahead Center Evacuated Due To Shaw Retires
Bomb Threat
Edons Prince Raises
Depot Building To Receive With Levy Renewal
Wauseon City Council
Bombers
Steakhouse Over $6,000 For Boy With
Upgrades & Renovations
Blakeslee Man Involved
In Fatal Defiance County
Crash
Montpelier Students Enjoys 2014 City of Lights
Gala
Hilltop Students Win
D.A.R.E. Essay Contest
Stryker High School
Presents: The Enchantment
Of Beauty & The Beast
MAY 21, 2014

Montpelier
Resident
Stryker Chapter Of The Receives Bronze Star Medal
National Honor Society
The
First
Annual
Inducts Six New Members Edons Got Talent Show:
At Annual Meeting
A Success In More Ways
Edon Village Council Than One
Approves
Income
Tax
Cub Scouts Race Hard
Allocation Ordinance
At District Pinewood Derby
Stephen Kings, The
MAY 28, 2014
Stand Includes Kunkle,
Edon Village Council
Ohio
Proceeds With Stop Sign
APRIL 2, 2014
Removal Plan
Village Of West Unity
Wauseon
Board
Recognizes Dan Fedderke Of
Education
Accepts
For 30 Years Of Service; Donations
As
Schools
Welcomes
New
Fiscal Prepare For End Of Year
Officer Kim Grime
Williams County Schools
Williams
County Work Hard To Improve Seat
Department
Of
Aging Belt Usage
Welcomes
Executive
JUNE 4, 2014
Director
North Central Board
Twain-Roosevelt
Education
Thanks
Scholars Assemble At The Of
Community
&
Levy
Fayette Opera House
Ohio
Sees
Lowest Committee
Edon
High
Schools
Unemployment Rate In
Lighting
Project
Over Five Years; Williams Stage
& Fulton County Also Both Receives Operation RoundUp Donation
Improve
North Central Holds
APRIL 9, 2014
2014 Graduation; NathanWauseons
Ace iel McBride Named Class
Hardware Paints A Pretty Valedictorian
Picture For Habitat
Hilltop High School CelEdon
FFA
Chapter ebrates The Graduation Of
Celebrates
75th
Year The Class Of 2014
During Annual Banquet
Fayette High School
Pioneer Writer On Fire Adds 33 To The Alumni Roll
With Women On Fire
In June 1st CommenceMontpeliers
Jessy ment
Duchene To Compete In
JUNE 11, 2014
Americas
Homecoming
Edon
Four
County
Queen Pageant
Students Learn About New
APRIL 16, 2014
Farming
Equipment
&
Scout Helps Share The Careers
Magic At North Central
Montpelier Ordinances
Elementary
Protect Pedestrians, But
Millcreek-West
Unity Pedestrians Have Their
School District Clarifies Own Responsibilities
Levy To Fund School
Montpelier Elementary
Resource Officer
Students Enjoy An Eventful
Residents & Staff Of Field Day
Fulton
County
Senior
Miss
West
Unity
Center Participate In Flash Crowned Miss Teen Ohio
Mob
State
The 2014 Gathering In
APRIL 23, 2014
Unity Brings West Unity
Pioneer Village Council Residents Together
Hears From The North
JUNE 18, 2014
Central Levy Committee
Hilltop Bus Is Involved
Edon Junior High Choir
In Crash Monday Morning
Performs National Anthem
Jim Miller Tells Stryker At Toledo Mud Hens Game
Rotary About His World
Montpelier
Tuesday
War II Experience
Evening Cruise-In - An
Williams County Mock American Tradition
Crash: A Life Lesson
Fulton Countys 4-H
Learned Through Tragedy
Camp Palmer Opening To
The Public This Summer
APRIL 30, 2014
For Family Activities
Edon Village Council
JULY 9, 2014
Ratifies
Real
Estate
Purchase Agreement
Jon Molter Hits The
North Central School Ground Running As The
Board Endorses Building New Fayette Principal
Levy
Kunkle Parade: A Fourth
Proposed Action Against of July Tradition
Mels Place Fails To Gain
Edon Student Wins Trip,
Approval Of Fayette Village Visits Washington D.C. &
Council
Area Sites
Montpelier
Landmark
MAY 7, 2014
St. Pauls United Methodist
FAYETTE
OPERA Church Celebrates 175th
HOUSE:
As
Different Year
As A Frog & A Grizzly
JULY 16, 2014
Showcases The Importance
Of Conversation & Debate
Emotions Run High With
Friends 4 The Field Host Pat West Subdivision &
4TH Annual Daddy Daugh- Dennis Apartments During
ter Dance At Fayette School Zoning Meeting
Registration Underway
Four Girls Crowned In
For
Edon
Northwest 2014 Miss Montpelier PagSchools 8th Annual Robin eant
B. Spangler Memorial 5K
Edon Northwest Local
MAY 14, 2014

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Board Of Education Accepts

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Blown Insulation
New Homes
Additions
Pole Barns
Commercial Roofing

Welcome 2015! Happy New Year!

Accepts Resignation Of Hosts Benefit For Wolfe


Fred Allen; Seat Now Open
Montpeliers
Helping
Hands Food Pantry Sees
JULY 23, 2014
Growing Need
Montpeliers
Sidney
Pioneer Will Be Jumping
Houk Crowned At HomeWith Kaleb McLaughlin
coming
Memorial Events On July
26th
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Montpeliers 2014 Bean
Wauseon Mayor Doug Shaw
Days & Balloon Festival:
Announces Retirement Effective
Making
Montpelier
A
November 3
Vacation Destination
Car Accident Leaves TrailJULY 30, 2014
blazer Sideways In Dollar General Parking Lot
Fayette Slated To See
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Maximum Congestion From
A Mini Source
Montpelier's Elliot Ott Brings
Montpeliers Main Street
Help To The Democratic Republic
Park Receives Veterans
Of The Congo
Memorial Bench Donated
West Unity Fall Fest Enjoys A
By St. Pauls
High Turn Out
AUGUST 13, 2014
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Williams
County
Jeanette Hull To Receive
Veterans Service Office
Bright Star Award For EfMarks 50th Anniversary
forts In Montpelier ChamVietnam
Veteran
ber
Recognition
Stryker Schools Let Fly
Pride
Of
Pioneer
On The Mix 98.1 Christmas
Contestants Take A Walk
For Kids Live Drive
Through Candy Land
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Wauseon City Council
Appoints Jeff Stiriz To Fill
Montpeliers
C.K.
Seat; Discusses Playground Technologies
Receives
& Pool Location
Generous
Check
From
Cookies On Demand
Montpelier
May
Be
Stryker Village Council
Seeing A Hike In Electrical
Holds
August
Session;
& Sewer Rates In The Near
Awards New Refuse &
Future
Recycling Contract
Wauseon Rotary Club
Wauseon
Board
Of
Raises Money For Dorothy
Education
Welcomes
B. Biddle Park
Seventeen New Hires
Beacon Of Hope Benefit
Williams County Traffic
For CHPs Hospice Patient
Fatalities
Update
For
Care Fund A Resounding
Second Quarter 2014
Success
Visitors Enjoy Another
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
Successful Pioneer German
Festival
West
Unity
Area
West Unitys Village Chamber Of Commerce
Council Hears Boy Scouts Honors Lewis D. Hilkert As
Plan To Renovate Walbash Citizen Of The Year
Park
Wauseon Welcomes New
AUGUST 20, 2014

AUGUST 27, 2014

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Celebrates Montpelier Location With Grand Opening
Butterflies
Carry
Memories To Heaven At
Garver Pavilion

SEPTEMBER, 2014
Osburns Co-Chair Successful Fund-Raising Campaign For Williams Countys United Way
Former
Wauseon
Council Member Convicted
On Felony Charge
Wauseon City Council
Welcomes Martin Estrada
People From Strykers
Quadco Delighted With Dog
Agility Program

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014


Fayette Postmaster Rick
Davis To Retire After 28
Years Of Service
Wauseon Welcomes New
Business: Hole In The Head
Customs
Edon Class Of 1947
Meets For A Reunion &
Fellowship
Edon
Bike
Shop,
Colbarts, Donates Bicycle
For Tour De Book Raffle

NOVEMBER 26, 2014


New Councilor Installed
At
Wauseon
Council
Meeting
Edon Village Council
Looks
To
Hire
New
Administrator
North Centrals Kirby
Miller Staying Active &
Involved
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Boy Falls Through Ice At
Pioneer's Camp Frontier
Artesian Of Pioneer: Fifty
Years & Three Generations
Of Excellence
Montpelier
Village
Council
Approves
Budget For 2015; Makes
Arrangements For Village
Hall Renovations
DECEMBER 10 2014
Annual Wreaths Across
America Ceremony To Be
Held In West Unity
Fulton County Drug
Summit Targets A Stunning
Demand
Holiday City Gas Station
Robbed
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Montpelier
Resident:
Santas Elf Spreads Holiday
Joy
Wauseon
Board
Of
Education Commends Two
Third Grade Students On
Perfect Scores

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EDON MONTPELIER PIONEER WESTUNITY STRYKER FAYETTE WAUSEON
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REGULATION & POLICY:

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
Montpelier Board Of
Education Hears Of Class
Of 1928 Clock Restoration
West Unity Cub Scouts
Learn All About How
Libraries Work

NOVEMBER 19, 2014


Edon Farmers Cooperative Association Holds Annual Meeting On November
8
Hilltop
Assembly
Teaches Respect For Our
Veterans
Stryker Senior Remains
Active In Community

The Handyman LLC

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Montpeliers Storrer Park
May Soon See New Shelter
& Other Improvements
West Unitys Colleen
Bell Wins Amazing Girl &
Miss Pageant
R.A.W.
Run
Raises
Revenue For Returning
Warriors
Small Plane Crashes
Just Outside Of Edon;
Occupant Survives

Leukemia

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OCTOBER 1, 2014
Wauseon Urgent Care
Celebrates
Grand
ReOpening On Shoop Ave
Manhunt For Sex Offender Ends With Capture
In Edon
Hilltop
Homecoming
Celebrated
The Wauseon Farmers
Market Announces Salsa
Challenge Winners
OCTOBER 8, 2014
Blue Star/Gold Star
Banner Event Held At
Wauseon VFW

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2014

Randy Mahlman To Help Lead Edon

By: Monica Smith

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

At the December 15th Edon Village


Council Meeting, Randy Mahlman of
West Unity was named as the new
Village Administrator. This position is
new to the village of Edon, but not new to
Mahlman as he served as the West Unity
Administrator from September 2005 to
August 2012.
While with West Unity, Mahlman
supervised hourly employees and
ensured their proper training and
education. He was in charge of the
safety of the employees in respect to
equipment, policies, and training and
also dealt with Public Employee Risk
Reduction Program and Bureau of
Workers Compensation in regards to
filing incident reports, quarterly reports,
and any correspondence needed.
After leaving the position in West
Unity, Randy has been working as a
Water Sewer Technician II where he has
performed many duties that include
operations and maintenance of three
different wastewater plants and one
large water distribution system.
He will begin his position in Edon
on January 5 at a salary of $43,000.
Besides the administrator duties, he
will also serve as the zoning inspector
and operator of record for the water
and wastewater plant. He is responsible
to Mayor Darlene Burkhardt for the

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO - THE EDON COMMERCIAL

administration
of
all
municipal affairs placed
in his charge and is under
the guidance of both the
Mayor and council.
Randy is a graduate
of Patrick Henry High
School. He has an A.A.B.
in Business Management,
an
Accounting
Certificate, and a Human
Resource
Management
Certificate
from
two
years at Northwest State
Community College. He
also holds an Environment
Protection Agency Class
I Water Supply License,
and a Class II Wastewater
Treatment License.
He hopes to use his
experience as a past
working
Administrator
and his experience at
identifying, managing, and
using all resources in an
efficient manner. He states
It is hard to decide what
changes to implement,
but what I do know is that the Lord has
blessed me with all the opportunities I
have ever had. My beginning goal is to
identify what assets Edon Village has,
identify current practices, and implement
any and all helpful changes to improve
efficiency. I am a huge proponent of
small town USA and I love living and
working in small town USA. I believe
each community has its own niche that
makes them a great community.
Randy grew up in Malinta Ohio and
has resided in West Unity since 2004.
He is married to wife Amanda and they
have four children: Ethan - 15, Evan 12, Eden - 8 and Ezra - 3.
Randys favorite and most enjoyable
hobby is spending quality time with
his wife Amanda. He says, I have been
married for only nine years and I always
tell her I love her so much and am very
blessed. She always tells me Im crazy,
but I just tell her that everyone is crazy,
just in their own special way. He is
also a member of New Hope Community
Church and Sons of the American Legion
Post 300. He also volunteers his time at
Hilltop school events and donating to the
Womens Health Resource Center. His
interests include following and watching
the Denver Broncos whenever time
allows, but wife and children entertain
most of his hours.

1985 Edon Varsity Basketball

VARSITY BASKETBALL ... Front Row: Chris Rhodes, Rob Held, Chuck Bidwell,
Shawn Flegal, Sean Briner, Jeff Kurtz. Back Row: Coach Bob Lloyd, Jim Adams,
Seth Alexander, Jim Bauer, Don Reed, Stan Radabaugh, Al Wortkoetter, Coach
Matt Beerbower.
EDON COMMERCIAL
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
Dog tags are now on sale in Williams
County according to H.S. Taylor, dog
warden. The charge is $1 for males, $1
for spayed females, and $3 for females.
Ronnies out of Hicksville has practical gifts for Christmas: dress shirts,
plain white or patterns, $1.95 to $2.45;
genuine leather billfolds from $1.50 to
$7.50. and ladies hose from $.96 to to
$1.65.
Hersheys Cocoa is $.10 for a 1/2
pound box; Wheaties is $.10 for a package; and a 10 pound bag of grapefruit is
$.59, all at Kroger.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Members of the American Legion
Auxiliary will pack Christmas boxes
for servicemen stationed in the United
States following their regular meeting
at the Legion Hall.
Mrs. Evelyn Oser of Route 2 Edon
received word this weeks that her
son, A/2c Maynard Sawvel is in critical condition at Fitzsimmons General
Hospital, Denver, with a brain disease.
After a years illness, Mrs. Floy
Wilkins, 60, died Saturday, December
4 at her home six miles northwest of
Montpelier.
50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1964
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Burkhardt entertained the Jr. Choir of the Lutheran Church on Saturday evening for a
Christmas party. Pastor and Mrs. Led-

vinka also attended.


40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fix were
guests or Mr. and Mrs. Jack Downing
at Pleasant Lake, Indiana for Sunday
dinner. Ralph Terry of Orland was also
a guest.
30 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1984
It was a very special evening for seven lucky residents of Park View Nursing Center on Tuesday, December 11.
Invitations were given to them from
their adopted grandchildren to attend a
Christmas concert in which they were
performing.
Carolyn Van De Voorde was hired by
the Edon Northwest Board of Education
at its last meeting to fill the position of
Assistant Project Director for the Edon
Area Senior Program that is funded by
Title III B through the Area Office on Aging.
10 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 2004
Jason Raymond of the Edon FFA
was selected as one of a small group of
young people nationwide to perform at
the 2004 National FFA Convention. Jason played his saxophone on stage and
brought excitement and spirit to the
convention.
The Stryker Panthers improved their
record to 3-0 in BBC action and remain
perfect in league play as well after defeating Edon 44-33 last Thursday Evening.

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McMillen Honored At Pioneer Council Meeting


By: T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
April McMillen, Fiscal Officer for the
Village of Pioneer, was awarded the
prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk
designation at the towns December
Regular meeting.
Wauseons Clerk of Council Meg
Murphy was on hand to present McMillen
with the honor. Several other area Fiscal
Officers also gathered in Pioneer to
show their support for the woman of the
hour. Among them were Dianne Collins,
Tresasurer for the Village of Hicksville;
Lauri Rupp, Treasurer for Holiday City;
Becky Semer, Montpeliers Clerk of
Council; Beth Rediger, Treasurer for the

Village of Stryker; and Kim Grime, Fiscal


Officer for the Village of West Unity.
In order to obtain the designation,
awarded by the International Institute
of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), McMillen
had to attend extensive educational
programs, conferences, and regional
meetings for the organization. Working
on several committees for the Ohio
Municipal Clerks Association (OMCA)
also qualified McMillen for the award.
She has served as the chair of the
groups scholarship committee, and is
currently an OMCA board member, as
well as being on their Membership and
Fundraising Committees.
In existence since 1970, the Certified

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Unveiled To Local Community

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

AN AWARD WELL EARNED ... April McMillen, Financial Officer for the village of Pioneer,
receives the Certified Municipal Clerk designation. From left to right: April McMIllen
and Meg Murphy, Wauseons Clerk of Council.

Municipal Clerk designation is awarded without a home living in Pioneer.


to 111 clerks throughout the state of Livengood responded.
Ohio. With 681 villages and 251 cities
He did, however, point out that
in the state , earning this award is quite transients will occasionally pass through
an accomplishment.
the town. When answering calls about
Ed Kidston, Mayor of Pioneer, the issue, the Pioneer Police Department
expressed great pride in his Fiscal directs such people to area Ministerial
Officers accomplishment.
Organizations. Local churches then
Shes been here for a few years, and provide food and temporary shelter for
were happy with our choice. Kidston those in need.
remarked, before adding, So dont any
The Council approved two contracts
of you other towns try and take her.
during the session as well. Village
Kidston also displayed concern over Solicitor Tom Thompson saw his
another topic at the meeting. After contract renewed for 2015. He will offer
reading about a recent study on the legal counsel to the village at a rate of
poverty level of Williams County, he $110 an hour.
had a question for Pioneer Police Chief
Bell Engineering will also awarded a
contract from the council. The firm will
PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF Timothy Livengood.
Do we have any homeless people in begin renovation work on First Street,
AND HERE YOULL NOTICE ... Brian Wolf, of Garman Miller, explains to the people of
Pioneer the layout and design of the new North Central High School facility.
Pioneer?
a project the village has been working
Citing his own naivety, Kidston hard to realize for several months.
was shocked by the numbers he had Bell will be receiving $29,750 from the
Permanent Improvement money is that, seen in the study regarding poor and village for their work.
By: T.J. Hug
barring any unforeseen circumstances, homelessness. His concern was that
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The council concluded the meeting
they will last longer than five years. The there were people living in his village without entering into Executive Session.
North Central District Superintendent
new high school building is projected to searching for shelter. Chief Livengood
Ken Boyer hosted a public meeting on
T.J. Hug can be reached at
have a life span of sixty to eighty years. put his mind at ease, though.
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
December 16 to inform the citizen of
The money associated with the new
To my knowledge, there is no one
Pioneer on the progress of the school's
building is already being put to good
plans to erect a new high school facility.
use. The architect/engineering firm
The finalized schematics for the
Garman Miller, out of Lima, has been
project were on display in the back of
awarded a contract to complete the
the school's cafeteria, where the meeting
task. A construction manager has been
was held. Throughout the presentation,
assigned to oversee the project unfold.
several people on hand examined the
A representative of Garman Miller
blueprints, eager to get a peek at what
spoke with the school's staff as well. The
the future of the school will look like.
goal was to take input given by these
The state of Ohio will be picking up
North Central employees and apply it
half of the burden associated with the
to how the new structure will be built.
building's construction. This amounts
Labs with over one-thousand square
to $4,303,435 that the state will put
feet of space are one such development
toward the project. However, the
to come of these interviews.
district has raised additional funds
That same representative, Brian Wolf,
to contribute to plan, thanks to a
was in attendance at the public meeting,
locally funded initiative. Aside from
ready to answer any questions residents
the other $4,303,435, for which North
may have had on the construction of the
Central is responsible, they are also
facility. And they had a lot of questions
prepared to offer another $816,960 to
for him. From particulars on how the
the construction. This puts the entire
changes that will be made to the land
portion of the district's share of the cost
to accommodate the building to queries
at $5,120,395.
on how the space of the interior will
There is a plan in place to collect the
be used, Wolf was interrogated quite
remaining funds necessary to complete
WOMENS ENSEMBLE ... On Floor: Amy Doty, Director. First Row: Sherry
thoroughly about the project.
the project. A 1.4 mill bond levy will
Dilley, Rachelle Speelman, Jenny Masters, J.P. Pettit, Kris LaCombe, Julie
A timetable has been set for the
produce $2,300,000 for the school to
Delcamp, Deb Hendricks, Kathy Loomis, Keely Bandeen, Lisa Carr. Secconstruction. Designs development for
use. Another $2,000,000 will come from
the project will be completed in February
ond Row: Cindy Feeney, Dawn Gray, Lori Stecovich, Geri Siebeneck, Laua Permanent Improvement Fund Loan,
of 2015. Construction documents will
ra Siebeneck, Lisa Messner, Lisa Buehrer. Third Row: Angela Martinez,
which will be paid off in ten years time.
be finalized in April of that same year.
Dawn Kunkel, April Eicher, Sara Schroeder, Jackie Williams, Kris CourtPermanent
Improvement
Funds
Actual construction will begin in June.
ney, Teri Brown, Lisa Motter, Stephanie Lilly, Melissa Rowland, Bridget
typically are used to pay for buildings,
The new high school is expected to be
Schafer. Fourth Row: Chris Houser, Shelby Young, Kara Bandeen, Jackie
buses, books, technology, maintenance,
completed in August of 2016.
Coy, Cyndi Elser, Andrea Barta, Jennifer Clark, Melissa Lantz, Michelle
desks, and several other things. The
T.J.
Hug
can
be
reached
at
Houser, Amy Stuckey, Renee Hauenstein.
common trait shared by everything that
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1949 Montpelier Orchestra

ORCHESTRA ... First Row: Lynn Myers, 2nd Tenor Sax; Leon Casper, 4th
Tenor Sax; Bill Moshier, Manager, 1st Alto Sax; Kieth Baker, 3rd Alto Sax;
Bob Winzeler, piano; Marilynn Carr, vocalist. Second Row: Roger Kuhlman,
1st Trombone; Dan Dayhoff, 1st Trumpet; Rich Barnhart, 2nd Trumpet;
Gene Heist, Drums.

Montpelier Seniors Celebrate


Anniversaries & Birthdays

Saint Pauls In Montpelier


Solves Mystery Of The Manger

PHOTOS BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

ITS TOUGH BEING AN ANGEL ... A little


girl playing the part of an angel cant help
but play with the gold colored rope part
of her costume during The Mystery of the
Manger performance at Saint Pauls United Methodist Church.

GUARDIAN ANGEL ... Looking down on


baby Jesus is his own personal guardian
angel.

PHOTO BY LUCINDA HELD-FAULHABER, STAFF

SPECIAL DAY Celebrating December Birthdays and Anniversaries at Montpelier


Senior Center on Thursday, December 11, 2014 were seated, from left: Juanita and
Chuck Flory (44th Wedding Anniversary), Bill Stoops, Richard Will, and standing: BABY JESUS ... A real baby was used to play the part of Jesus in the play. She laid
Junior and Jane Rath (55th Wedding Anniversary), Hal and Jeanette Decker (61st there calmly throughout her part, serenely taking in the scene.
Wedding Anniversary and Jeanettes birthday) and Donald and Patricia Smith.
Fountain Park hosted the happy celebration; musical entertainment was provided
By: T.J. Hug
children of Saint Pauls questions whether or not
by Rockin Rick (Rick Richmond) of Montpelier. Site Manager Jewel Head would THE VILLAGE REPORTER
United Methodist Church the whole thing is made
like to remind everyone that next months birthdays and anniversaries will be
On
Sunday,
the solved the Mystery of the up.
celebrated at the Center on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
Manger.
Throughout the course
Performing the play of the play, the choir
Mystery of the Manger patiently teaches Blond
for the congregation, kids about Christ, using both
Happy New Year!
of various ages sang, song and the bible to
danced, and joked their do so. By the end of the
way into the hearts of all performance, she writes
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LOADERS
in attendance. The piece her article, proclaiming
DOZERS
TRAILERS
itself takes an interesting that the mystery of the
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MORE MONTPELIER AREA NEWS

Jami Tusko Talks On Positive Parenting Solutions


At Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon

HONORED FOR SERVICE ... Mary June Trott was


honored with her honorary life membership certificate
bestowed by the Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary in
recognition for her many years of volunteer service as
an auxiliary member and manager of the hospital gift
shop.
CHWC-Montpelier
Hospital Auxiliary held
its annual Christmas
luncheon and program
Monday, Dec. 8th at 12
noon at First Presbyterian
Church,
Montpelier.
Serving as guest speaker
that
afternoon
was
Jami Tusko, founder
and owner of Positive
Parenting Solutions, LLC,
organized in 2002.
Auxiliary
President
Joyce Schelling welcomed
the members for the
holiday gathering and
gave the invocation prior
to the delicious ham loaf
luncheon, served by ladies
of the church, supervised
by Jean Darby. Joyce
then introduced Jami for
the program.
Jami offers parent
education, support and
coaching
services
to
parents,
grandparents,
foster parents and other
caregivers
regarding
a positive outlook for
parenting children. She
explained that she has
a passion for helping
children,
parents,
grandparents
and

caregivers
who
need
assistance during difficult
situations
with
extra
support and coaching.
Many
times
communication
issues
are experienced in daily
living
and
especially
during
separations,
divorces,
relocations
and adjustment periods
during transitions. Many
grandparents are faced
with taking temporary
or permanent custody of
grandchildren and todays
parents have different
rules and regulations
by which they need to
abide.
Grandparent
Connections started two
years ago and is part
of the program offered
in
Positive
Parenting
Solutions through free
support group meetings.
Topics discussed include
behavior
problems,
bullying, showing respect
both by children and for
them, potential abuse
toward caregivers and
handling out of control
situations.
Jami has 16 years
experience with children

Our very best wishes for a new


year flled with health,
happiness and prosperity!
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and families including


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pre-school,
home visitation specialist
with Building Healthy
Families and Help Me
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programs
and
serving
as
parenting
class
instructor.
She
holds an Early Childhood
Family Specialist degree
and is certified as a
Breakthrough Parenting
instructor and coach.
The mission of Positive
Parenting
Solutions
is
to
help
parents,
grandparents
and
caregivers find alternate
solutions with everyday
parenting challenges to
demanding
behaviors
of children. Emphasis
is placed on creating a
family environment where
all involved are supported
in reaching their highest
potential.
Classes are offered
with a 20 hour course
in parenting education
including
15-chapter
workbook study, with
communications classes,
and one-on-one coaching
sessions available inhome or by phone. More
information concerning
Positive
Parenting
is
available by contacting
Jami Tusko, ph: 419630-0272, evenings or
weekends. Mrs. Tusko
is
also
currently
a
full-time employee at
Williams County Health
Department,
dealing
with the WIC program
for women, infants and
children.
Following the program,
auxiliary
members
recited
the
auxiliary
prayer and answered roll
call by sharing a personal
Christmas
tradition.
Thought for the day was
Friends are angels who
lift our feet when our
own wings have trouble
remembering how to fly.
Members
were
thanked for donating
non-perishable food items
and cleaning, laundry,
personal hygiene and
paper products which
will be delivered to See
& Do Club and Helping
Hands Food Pantries by
Vice President Armeda
Sawmiller
and
Past
President Deanna Gipe.
Christmas greeting cards
were also signed for the
hospital card shower
and Joyce Schelling has
patient favors for the
month
of
December.
Gloria
Poorman
was
thanked for helping with
decorations and favors for
the Christmas luncheon.
Those who volunteered
to help with the semiannual Book & Gift Fair

PHOTOS PROVIDED

GUEST SPEAKER ... Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary President Joyce Schelling,


left, is pictured with Jami Tusko, right, founder and owner of Positive Parenting
Solutions, LLC, who served as guest speaker for the auxiliarys Christmas luncheon
held Monday, Dec. 8th.

DONATIONS ... Auxiliary Past President Deanna Gipe, left, and Vice President
Armeda Sawmiller, right, are pictured with non-perishable food items and cleaning,
laundry, personal hygiene and paper products which were donated by auxiliary
members for See & Do Club and Helping Hands Food Pantries.
in November were also
thanked.
Special thanks were
given to all the auxiliary
members who attended
and assisted with the
Lighting of the Way to
Christmas
memorial
program sponsored by the
auxiliary on Sunday, Dec.
7th at First Presbyterian
Church. A fun activity of
20 questions regarding
items found in your purse
concluded the luncheon
meeting.
An announcement was
made that the Montpelier
Hospital Auxiliary has
bestowed an honorary
life membership to Mary
June Trott in gratitude
for her many years of
service as an auxiliary
volunteer and manager
of the hospital gift shop.
She was unable to attend
the luncheon to receive
her certificate, so the
presentation was made
after the luncheon at her
home by President Joyce
and Secretary Connie
Dunseth.
The
next
regular
meeting of the Montpelier
Hospital Auxiliary will
be Monday, Jan. 12th
at 1 p.m. in the hospital

conference room with


Sally Gerkins, speaker
on the Passport program.
Roll call will be Your
favorite thing to do when

snowed in. Auxiliary


members are encouraged
to bring guests.
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2014

West Unity Native Receives


Prestigious National Award

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO


1972 Hilltop Student Government

By: Tammy Allison

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

West Unity native,


Leslie Hausmann, PhD,
daughter of Paul and
Linda
Merillat,
was
recently
selected
for
the
Veteran
Affairs
Secretarys 4th Annual
Diversity and Inclusion
Excellence
Awards
Program for achieving
outstanding
results
through
leadership
and innovation in the
VA workplace. It was
through a combination
of her research activities,
mentoring efforts, and
service-related endeavors
that led to her being
nominated and selected
by the VA Office of
Diversity and Inclusion.
Her
nomination
for
this
national
award
was approved by the
Secretary of VA, Robert A.
McDonald
Leslie R. Hausmann,
who now resides in
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,
has small town roots
in West Unity, a close-

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ... Row 1: K. Lockhart, P. Semer - Secretary, M. Stipe


- President, S. Wasnich - Vice President, A. Bly - Treasurer, R. Stimpfle. Row
2: M. Yager, D. Durliat, D. Jones, D. Polter, K. Hickman, V. Mohr, L. Stimpfle,
J. Bowers.

knit,
family
oriented
community. She was a
normal teenager, involved
in marching and concert
bands, academic league,
and a cheerleader. In
1995, she graduated as

valedictorian of her class


and headed to BGSU,
ready for her future.
She chose a major in
psychology and continued
her education at the
University of Pittsburg
where she obtained her
doctorate degree in social
psychology.
After
graduating,
she found herself at the
Center for Health Equity
Research and Promotion,
otherwise
known
as
CHERP, which is a
Veterans Affairs Health,
Science, Research, and
Development Center of
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

WEST UNITY REPORTER


120 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1894
William Tucker, 38, died of consumption on Nov. 28.
Adam Drum now sports a new buggy.
Frank Allion is spending a few days
at the home of Mr. Hibbert, near Fayette.
110 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1904
F.M. Geesey of Alvordton made a
trip to Buffalo last week.
G.A. Fisher has resumed his work
in the tower at Alvordton. He had been
on a hunting trip for a month for Wisconsin.
Harry Burgoyne came from Van
Wert to visit his grandmother and
aunt. He has been away a year working with telephone men.
A. O. Mann and family are nicely settled in their new home west of
town. It is a fine one.
100 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1914
Robert and Herbert Salter were
home from Columbus to spend
Thanksgiving with their parents, Prof.
and Mrs. W. A. Salter.
Irvin Stipe, who had been at the Toledo Hospital for the past three weeks,
returned home on Monday afternoon.
Wm. Knight of Stryker, one of the
five survivors of the famous Andrews
Raid of the Civil War is to take part in
the reproduction in moving pictures of
the raid.
90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1924
Mrs. E M. Smith received word
Sunday that her father, Burt Koch.
who was visiting in California, was
found dead in bed.
The Louden Dept. Store at Montpelier was destroyed by fire on Sunday
afternoon, with a loss estimated at
$150,000, about half covered by in-

surance.

70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
Miss Geneva Bowman became the
bride of Orville Rueger of Archbold in
a double ring ceremony on Wednesday
evening, Nov. 29th at the West Franklin Methodist Church.
Stanford Short Will return home
today after enjoying several days in
Chicago, to the 4-H Club Congress. He
won the trip by being third high in the
State of Ohio in Dairy Judging.
Announcement has been made of
the marriage of Edward McFarland of
West Unity and Miss Margaret Quinn
of Chicago on Thursday evening, Nov.
30.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Seventy-five friends join together to
help Raymond Coy raise his barn replacing one that was destroyed by fire
several years ago.
A new Wurlitzer Organ was dedicated to the Methodist Church on December 17.
The Hamer Techmen defeated the
Colored Crusaders of Fort Wayne 7464 in front of a good turnout of fans.
50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1964
Russell McKarns was the speaker
at the National Swine Industry Conference at the University of Kentucky in
Lexington on October 27 and 28.
Paul Miller has purchased the interest of Vic Klopfenstein in the M&K
Feed Mill.
40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1974
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanna celebrated their 50th wedding anniversay
on Thanksgiving.
William S. Koch is to wed Mary
Baker of Dayton on December 18.
Dennis Perry of Hilltop was named
the first team All-League Football Team
for the Northwestern Buckeye League.

As we wrap up another year, wed like to


send our very best wishes for a happy,
healthy and prosperous 2015.
Happy New Year!
Kumi North
America Group
1001 E. Jackson Street
West Unity, Ohio

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2014

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MORE WEST UNITY AREA NEWS

Hilltop Students Participate In


American Legion Americanism Test

Alvordton United Brethren


Hosts Annual Live Nativity

PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF

NATIVITY ... Alvordton United Brethren hosted their fifth annual live nativity on
December 13 and 14. With temperatures in the 50s, the weather was much more
PHOTO PROVIDED pleasant this year for Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, angels, shepherds, and wise
AMERICANISM ... Every year the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary men than last year Visitors could walk or drive through the display and everyone
sponsor an Americanism Test given to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students received a goodie bag.
with the top two scores from each grade are given a certificate and a chance to
compete at the county and state level. The two seniors also receive $100. This
years winners from Hilltop are: Seated are Seniors: Ben Garcia and Adreyn Yates.
Standing from left are Juniors: Malorie Heer and Joe Shilling, West Unity American
Legion Auxiliary: Doris Kingerski and Sharon Marvin, and Sophomores: Scott
Goodnight and Colleen Bell.

Hilltop School Board Hears Complaints,


Makes Hires At Regular Monthly Meeting

Hilltop Elementary Celebrates


Christmas With Special Program

By: T.J. Hug


THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Deborah K. Schafer to May 31, 2015.


Mackenzie Blue saw her own
resignation approved by the board as
Contracts were approved, resignations
well. An Intervention Specialist, Blue also
were accepted, and voices were heard
assisted with the districts cheerleading
at the Millcreek-West Unity Board of
program. She vacated her position as of
Education December Regular meeting.
December 19.
Two guests addressed the board at the
A three year contract was awarded
beginning of the meeting. Roger Burdine,
by the board to Sammy L. Stamm. A
who was recognized at last months
Certified Public Accountant, Stamm will
meeting, followed up on his complaint
be responsible for preparing the districts
regarding his daughters withdrawal from
cash basis annual report. He will begin
post-secondary classes. A conclusion
this task in 2015, and continue with
has yet to be reached on the issue.
the yearly project until 2017. The sum
Mishelle Hall spoke with the board
of $2,200 will be paid to Stamm for his
about an issue pertaining to the schools
services.
lunch policy and procedures. Her childs
Several other contract were met
lunch, after school officials learned there
with board approval as well, with
was insufficient funds in the students
most of them being for part-time or
lunch account to cover the cost of the
substitute positions. Maurice Zuver
food, was taken and thrown away. No
was hired as a substitute teacher, while
warning was given that the account was
David Reamsnyder will be acting as a
low on funds. The board assured Hall
substitute bus driver for the district. A
that the matter would be investigated.
job in the cafeteria, with a pay rate of
Renewal of the districts membership
$10.10 an hour for two and a half hours
within
the
Ohio
School
Boards
a day, was awarded to Emily Williams.
Association was passed by the board. An
Lisa Dobbelaere, and Mel Mercer were
annual item to come before the board,
appointed to the role of High School
no discussion was necessary for its
Cheerleading Co-Advisers. Dobbelaere,
approval. A $2,734 fee will be paid by the
who brings six years of experience to the
school.
position, will earn $964 a year for her
The board approved the retirement of
work. Mercer, gaining her first exposure
teacher Pat R. King. A man with many
to the job, will make $667.50.
roles, King served as an Agricultural
A donation made in the Fall amounting
Educator, Physical Science Instructor,
to $9,800 was acknowledged by board
and an adviser to the Hilltop branch of
members. The money is to go toward the
the Future Farmers of America. Also, the
purchase of new uniforms for the school
board amended the retirement date of
band.
Three Hilltop teachers
will be receiving Graduate
Study
reimbursements
from the district. Michael
Bumb, who will be taking
two
courses
through
We Look Forward To Serving You In 2015
Ashland
University
Custom Deli and Cheese Trays
during
the
schools
Baking Ingredients Spices & Flavorings Dried Fruits & Nuts
Winter
semester,
will
Pure Maple Syrup Homemade Soap Crafts
be compensated for six
Candy Pasta Hormone Free Beef
semester hours. Sarah
Rupp will also receive
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 6:00 Sat. 9:00 - 12:00
Deli Closes Hour early
credit for six semester
hours, as she will be
taking
two
courses
through Defiance College
during that same period.
Meanwhile, Angie Dunson
will earn recognition for
three semester hours she
took at Augustana College
during
the
previous
Summer.
An
organizational
meeting was set by the
board for January 12,
2015, and will take place
in the schools library. The
purpose of said meeting
will be to determine the
officers of the board for the
new year. Current Board
President Sarah Carothers
was
elected
President
Pro Tem until a regular
President can be decided
upon at the organizational
meeting.
The board will next
meet in Regular Session
on January 12, 2015,
immediately following the
organizational meeting.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

PHOTO PROVIDED

TIS THE SEASON ... Hilltop Elementary hosted a program titled Holly and the Ivy
which took place on Tuesday, December 16th, at 7:00 pm.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7

West Unity Native Receives ...

Innovation. The mission


of CHERP is to promote
the quality and equity of
health and health care
for vulnerable Veteran
populations, often times
lower income individuals
as well.
Leslie began her
career in a training
position and received
a Career Development
Award.
This
award
provided for protected
time to take classes,
research, and work on
clinical skills with the
goal to become a fullfledged
Independent
Researcher for the VA
focused on the health
care of veterans. During
her Career Development
Award
time,
her
research focused on
issues
pertaining
to
interrelationships
of
groups and explored
issues
of
perceived
discrimination and how
it impacts health related
behaviors.
Coming
from
a
small town like West
Unity, I didnt realize
that
research
could
be a career option,
Hausmann stated.
Throughout this time,
Leslie not only engaged
in
research
studies

but also in mentoring


and teaching activities.
Her mentoring efforts
to promote diversity in
the VA workplace have
included
mentoring
junior faculty as well as
high school youth from
minority
populations.
In
addition,
she
was instrumental in
promoting
diversity
within the VA workforce
and served as a founding
member of the Civility
Initiative
Committee
at the VA Pittsburgh
Healthcare
System
formed
to
cultivate
a more civil working
environment.
Leslie
values the VAs interest
in not only the veterans
they serve but also
their employees who
are
providing
these
services. She also has
the opportunity to teach
future physicians at the
University of Pittsburgh
where
she
teaches
medical students on
health disparity.
Outside of
work,
Leslie
also
gives
selflessly of her time to
promote health-related
initiatives.
In
2005,
diagnosed with Type
1 diabetes, she took
her avid love of biking

2015

Wishing you & your family a


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and decided to raise


money for the American
Diabetes
Association.
Alongside her husband
Robert, she participates
in the annual Pittsburgh
Tour de Cure, and her
team, Type 1 Hype,
was recently rewarded
as a top fundraiser.
Leslie
recently
transitioned from her
Career
Development
Award to an Independent
VA Investigator, meaning
her protected time was
at an end. I am now
responsible for covering
my own salary through
independent
research
and quality improvement
projects, she explains.
As a CHERP Core
Investigator
and
Assistant
Professor
of Medicine at the
University of Pittsburgh,
Leslie
Hausmann,
PhD,
has
already
accomplished
much
in her short ten years
with the VA as a health
equity researcher. She
is extremely deserving
of this prestigious honor
and is thankful to her
BGSU professors who
mentored her in her
early years of research.

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09620 US 127 West Unity, Ohio 43570
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2014

Stryker Senior Celebrates


December Anniversary & Birthday

WHAT WE READ YEARS AGO

1972 Stryker Panthian Staff

PANTHIAN STAFF ... First Row: Mrs. Robinett, advisor; Sigg, co-editor; Graber,
co-editor; Bernath. Second Row: Spielvogel, Bell, Robinson, Sloan, Leichty. Third
Row: Ruffer, Depew, Haye, Juillard, Sanford.

STRYKER ADVANCE
110 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1904
The Stryker Boat Oar and Lumber
Co has completed its annual invoice
and find they did a business of over
$70,000 last year.
Dr. M.C. Coy has bought Dr. M.V.
Repogles office in Evansport.
The Home Talent entertainment at
the school house Friday night drew
300 spectators.
Fire of unknown origin was started in the Smith House barn and it
burned to the ground. The rear of John
Kellers building took fire, but was extinguished.
100 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1914
Mrs. Sam Daily, sister of John
Bengeman, died at her home in Toledo
Tuesday. Burial in Lockport cemetery.
Born, to Jule Barber and wife on
Saturday, Nov. 28, a daughter.
Miss Mary Schmocker and Clarence Short were married Tuesday afternoon.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wieland on Friday, December 11,
1914.
90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1924
At five o clock a.m. Monday December 8, the temperature at Stryker
was exactly the same at that time on
the morning of July 4, 1924, when the
temperature registered 54. B.F. Pessefall is authority on this statement as he

kept a diary during the past year.

PHOTO PROVIDED

DECEMBER CELEBRATION ... Celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary at the


Stryker Senior Center this month were (front) Kenny and Helen Bell. Steve Heatwole
(back) was also celebrating his December birthday during the festivities.

80 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1934
Silas Shaffer of Pulaski, died
Wednesday morning.
Charles C. Lingle, 74, died near
Evansport on December 7, 1934.

MORE EDON AREA NEWS

70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1944
Clair Kauffman of Archbold was
sentenced for life in the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus for murdering his
wife Helen on October 19, 1944.
Miss Eileen Rupp of West Unity became the bride of Denver Rupp on December 9, 1944.
Dorothy Strong is the new Worthy
Matron of Evansport OES.

Students and staff at Edon Northwest


Local Schools shared their Christmas
spirit by helping provide cold-weather
apparel for distribution to local residents
in need.
Sponsored by Edon Northwest Local
Schools Student Council, all items
collected from this years Angel Tree
project ~ thirty-three hats, thirty-one

60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 1954
Mrs. Maude Rosendaul, Edith
Rosedaul, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Peugeot and Willie spend Thanksgiving
day with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stombough at Bryan.
Mr. and Mrs. Emile Haye have received the announcement of the birth
of a new granddaughter named Linda
Sue, born in the Wauseon hospital
Nov. 25 and weighing 6 lbs 7 oz. The
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Meryle Zimmerman of Wauseon.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Daft spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Saul Andrews of near Ney. Mrs. Andrews has just returned from the Bryan hospital.

Edon Northwest Students & Staff


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The holiday season is
right around the corner.
As Americans prepare for
festivities with family and
friends, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants
to remind all drivers that
its dangerous to drive after drinking. You have to
choose your role before
drinking begins: will you
drink or will you drive? Re-

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Have a Safe
and Happy
2015!

pairs of gloves and mittens, nine scarves,


six earmuffs and twenty-nine hat and
mitten sets ~ were donated to the 2014
Edon Area Ministerial Associations A
Caring Christmas ministry.
Student Council members would like
to thank all of the students and staff who
made donations to this worthy cause.

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Best wishes in the New Year!

member, even if you only


have a little bit to drink and
think youre okay to drive,
you could still be over the
legal limit, because Buzzed
Driving Is Drunk Driving.
This anti-drunk-driving
campaign aims to inform all
Americans about the dangers of driving after drinkingeven after drinking
just a little. Drunk driving
has become a terrible killer
on our nations roads. Every year, more than 10,322
people are killed by drunk
drivers in America. This
time of year is especially
dangerous due to holiday
celebrations and frequent
parties. In December 2012
alone, there were 830 people killed in crashes involving at least one drunk driver or motorcycle operator.
On average, a third (31%) of
all crash fatalities in America involves drunk driving.
So this holiday season,
Safe Communities urges
you to plan ahead: designate a sober driver. If you
plan on drinking at all,
dont plan on driving. To
help make the choice not
to drink and drive on New
Years Eve, the annual Safe
Ride Home program will be
provided as a community
service by Grace Community Church in combined

effort with WBNO-WQCT


Radio and Williams County
Safe Communities from the
Williams County Health Department.
On New Years Eve from
9:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. volunteers from Grace Community Church in Bryan
will pick you up at any
home, tavern, party, club,
or organization in Williams
County and provide you a
safe ride home to locations
within Williams County.
And, best of all, this service is FREE. You may call
419-636-5449 and reserve
a safe ride home before the
party or you may call on
New Years Eve.
According to Shannon
Cooley, Administrator at
Grace Community Church,
last year 50 people were
provided with safe rides
home on New Years Eve.
The Safe Ride Home program can help keep our
roads safer this year too.
Whether youve had one or
one too many, always hand
the keys to a sober driver
or call 419-636-5449 on
New Years Eve for a Safe
Ride Home. Remember, it
is never okay to drive after
drinking. Buzzed Driving Is
Drunk Driving.
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Wishing you blessings


in the coming year

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FA
Williams County Humane Society

REFLECTIONS FROM FAYETTES PAST

1935 FAYETTE CHEERLEADERS

Jolly
Jolly is a happy-golucky chocolate lab. He
is very smart and longs
for a family of his own.
He is up to date on shots
and is neutered. His
adoption fee has been
reduced to $100 until
the end of the year.

Jack Frost
Jack Frost is large and in
charge and would love to
meet you. He is neutered,
vaccinated, and feline
leukemia tested. He gets
along well with other cats
and is very friendly.

For more information, call or visit the Williams County


Humane Society at 09464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio
43506, (419) 636-2200. The cost of adoption also includes
the pets spay or neuter, disease testing, updating of shots,
flea and parasite treatments.

Happy New Year

May this holiday find you healthy and happy.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2014

May the coming year bring health,


wealth, love, and joy
for you and your family.

Merrill Kane & Company


Certified Public Accountant

Kevin Chipman Receives Officer Of


The Year Award At Council Meeting
with us today.
In
other
council
business, the following
items were approved:
An
agreement
authorizing the mayor to
enter into to a renewal
contract with Fulton
County for the provision
of emergency medical
and ambulance services
effective immediately.
An
agreement
authorizing
the
mayor to enter into a
management consultant
agreement with Clemans
& Nelson for review of
the citys performance
evaluation procedures,
job classification plans,
position
descriptions,
and
compensation
PHOTO BY SHAR DIMICK, STAFF plan services effective
A SPECIAL HONOR ... Chief Torbet presents the Officer of the Year award to Kevin immediately.
An
agreement
Chipman.
authorizing the mayor to
enter into an agreement
By: Shar Dimick
was very instrumental in Ken Blankenship and with Medical Mutual
THE VILLAGE REPORTER bringing closure to our William
Rogers, who for health insurance
Continental
Carryout
both
already
received coverage
effective
Wauseon Police Chief
robbery.
He
was
able
their
life
saving
awards.
immediately.
Keith Torbet presented
The
resolution
awards to two officers to find the suspect and Torbet said that they
at the outset of the get a confession out responded to a call of to revise the City of
Investment
December 15 council of him. He also helped an unresponsive subject Wauseon
close several other cases from
an
apparent policy, effective in 30
meeting.
The Officer of the throughout this year. We overdose. When they got days.
Second reading of
Year award went to truly feel he is an asset there the subject was in
Kevin Chipman. He was to our department, said full arrest and for intents the approval of the Solid
and purposes clinically Waste
Management
nominated not once, Torbet.
Assistant
Chief
dead.
They
were
able
Plan
update
and the
but twice for his work
William
McConnell
to
bring
him
back
and
amendment
to
limit
throughout the year.
received
an
award
for
life
without
their
action
the
definition
of
vicious
He is currently serving
as our detective and he saving along with Officers subject would not be dog.
First
reading
of
the
2015
annual
budget ordinance, an
amendment to increase
the amount council is
paid to attend meetings
from $30 per meeting to
$40 per meeting and an
amendment to increase
the
mayors
annual
compensation rate from
$12,000 to $14,000 per
year.
A motion to authorize
the mayor to execute
the deed to transfer
the ball diamonds to
Wauseon
Exempted
Village Schools Board
of Education without
reservation of interest
in the lights on the Bob
Lammon field as moving
the existing lights to a
new location would only
be slightly cheaper than
purchasing new lights
if and when they were
needed.
FTA ... Row 1: J. McKeever, P. King, A. Scheid, D. Dominique, L. Kerr, D. Lindau, K.

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Attorneys You Know Attorneys You Can Trust

REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST


1973 Wauseon FTA

Reichert, M. Sommers, A. Lehman. Row 2: G. Poorman, S. Tiffany, S. Hamilton, D.


Glanz, L. Beavers, S. Barnes, B. Ruhlin, M. Short, Mr. Ruhlin, advisor, D. Morrison.

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Nick: 419-212-1746
Adam: 419-212-1901
Fax: 419-459-4422

As we ring in the new year,


we also celebrate your
friendship and support.
Its been a pleasure doing
business with you, and we
hope to see you often in 2015.
Happy New Year, friends

Shar may be reached at


publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Happy
New Year!
Go Panthers!

Best Wishes For The New Year!


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We hope 2015 brings peace and joy,
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MORE WAUSEON AREA NEWS

Wauseon Schools Celebrate Christmas With Song & Dance


By: Jake Weber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Despite the October weather in mid-December, Wauseon Local Schools A Christmas Festival was a memorable experience
which instilled the classic holiday cheer
into the hearts of those in attendance.
Director Angelica Dunsavage began
the performance with one of the earliestknown Christmas carols, Gaudete. The
classic carol had a slight accompanying
twist, featuring percussion and repeated
bass parts.
The first half of the concert featured the
talents of the middle school chorus singing
classics such as Noel, Noel and Jingle
Bells, which, surprisingly, was written as
a Thanksgiving tune. O Holy Night was
sang in the style of the popular shortened
version from the movie Home Alone.
The middle school had a number of

outstanding soloists; however, one dis- tivating act then rose to the finale of the with guest alumni joining as well.
tinct voice was that of Lexi Sauber in the afternoon with the staple Hallelujah ChoJake may be reached at
beginning of All I Want For Christmas Is rus performed by the high school choirs
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
You. The Mariah Carey-like performance
invoked a well deserved roar of applause
from the audience.
Following the intermission was a medley
based off the hit movie, Frozen. The standard choir performance quickly changed
into a Broadway musical; the Wauseon
High School Chorale began amongst the
audience, singing and stomping with vigor.
The dynamic singing ranges and syncopated dance moves created an upbeat, dazzling show that one wouldnt soon forget.
The Wauseon High School Concert and
A Cappella Choirs demonstrated their superlative artistic abilities with renditions
of Let It Snow, My Wish for You This
Christmas, and an enchanting experience
of A Musicological Journey Through the
12 Days of Christmas. An already cap-

DO A LITTLE DANCE ... The Wauseon High School Chorale gets into their performance during A Christmas Festival.

PHOTOS BY JAKE WEBER, STAFF


AND NOW FOR THE JUNIOR HIGH ... The Wauseon Eighth Grade Mens Chorus
A DUET OF DUETS ... Four members of the Wauseon High School Chorale are performed beautifully at the winter concert.
given face time at the concert.

ALL TOGETHER NOW ... Singing in perfect harmony, the Wauseon High School
Concert Choir gave excellent renditions of some Christmas classics.

OUR TURN ... The Wauseon Eighth Grade girls Chorus followed their male counterparts.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ... Lexie Sauber, just an Eighth Grader, gave a powerful performance of All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey.

JUNIOR HIGH SOLOIST ...Justin Freestone and Gavin Ritter, of the Eighth Grade
Mens Choir, each gave charming solo performances for those on hand at the
Wauseon Local Schools winter concert.

BRINGING IT HOME ... Concluding the performance in grand fashion, the Wauseon
High School Chorale held the last note, with some dropping on their knees and others raising their hands to the sky.

A BROADWAY FEEL ... The Wauseon High School Chorale abandoned the concert
style of the performance, transforming it into a Broadway Musical.

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Veterans Service Office

Looking forward
to serving
you in 2015!

Happy New Year!

Mary C. Oliver - Director/CVSO


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MORE PIONEER / HOLIDAY CITY AREA NEWS

Controversy Comes To Holiday City Council Meeting

PHOTO BY T.J. HUG, STAFF

WORKING INTENTLY ... Employees of Holiday City proceed with their work during the
Village Council December meeting. Pictured from left to right: The Village Solicitor.
Treasurer Lauri TenEyck-Rupp, and Mayor Shawn Clark.

By T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Before the minutes for the November
meeting could be approved, the Holiday
City Council heard the complaints of
Ron Kyle Senior.
Kyle, who served on the initial
Holiday City Village Council upon the
towns founding in 1997, took issue with
his electric rates. Purchasing his own
transformer, and then upgrading it to a
bigger size in order to power his grain
bin, the Holiday City Elder Statesman
expressed concerns that he was being
treated unfairly. He did, however, make
it very clear that he wasnt addressing
the council to look for a refund.
I dont want my money back. Kyle
stated plainly. I just want to make
council aware of whats going on.
Worried that his family and neighbors
may run into the same problem, Kyle
attempted to do just that. This wasnt
the first time hed spoken with village
officials on the matter, however. The
former councilor claimed hed spoken
with Village Administrator Gary Baker,
and that Baker had blown him off. At
one point, Kyle said, Baker allegedly
tried to say the meeting never occurred.
Remaining quiet while mayor and
council were searching for the words
to answer Kyles complaint, Baker

elected to wait until he was asked if


he had met with him before admitting
that. According to the Administrator,
the offended citizen was being charged
properly based on the villages current
rates. The reason this seemed unfair is
that no other resident in the area had a
setup similar to Kyles.
Not satisfied with that answer, Kyle
reminded the council that he owned
the infrastructure connected to the
transformer as well. His thought was
that, if something happens to anything
in his possession, that the village
would not give him service. Meanwhile,
someone who theoretically could be
using the same equipment that he had,
but not own it themselves, would have
village officials handle any problems
they may have with it. Therefore, it
didnt seem fair to Kyle that he would
have to pay the same rate as people who
did not own their own equipment.
It was then revealed that, according
to village policy, no discount is currently
given to anyone who owns their own
transformer. Such a discount would
begin with people owning substations.
Still a bit skeptical, though a bit less
upset, Kyle requested a copy of the rates
for his personal study. Mayor Shawn
Clark offered to hand deliver them the
next day, which Kyle accepted.

I didnt come here to raise trouble


with the council, Kyle made in initial
intentions known one last time. Its
about treating the people of Holiday City
with respect.
The council issued an apology for any
unfair treatment Kyle may have suffered
during the long process of attempting to
have his complaint properly addressed.
The employees of the village received
a raise after the third reading of an
ordinance designed to do so passed with
council approval. Council members
will now make $3,000 a year each
serving the village, though missing

three consecutive council meetings will


suspend monthly payment of the sum
until they attend three consecutive
meetings. The Mayor will earn $6,000
a year under the same conditions. The
Treasurer position, easily the most
demanding, will pay $20,187.86 a year,
with the same stipulations as the other
positions specified in the legislation.
The Council ended the session
without needing to go into Executive
Session.
T.J. Hug can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

North Central Elementary


Students Working Together
To Make A Difference

PHOTO PROVIDED

MAKING A DIFFERENCE ... The North Central Elementary students and staff
wanted to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others! In the spirit
of Christmas and giving, items were collected for Genesis HealthCare in Bryan,
Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier and the Williams County Humane
Society. Shown with the collected items are front row: Mary Smith (NC teacher),
Luke Zuver, Carlos Cadena, Ryan Pfund, and Lisa Blue (NC teacher). Back row:
Paul Jones (Elementary Principal) Jane Tucker Hausch (Genesis Healthcare), Bev
Degryse (Genesis Healthcare), Tiffany Miller (Evergreen Manor Nursing Home) and
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2014

The Village Reporter

CHURCH & SPIRITUAL NEWS

Devotional Thought / Fellowship of Christian Athletes


BY: REX STUMP - CELEBRATE THE RIGHT WAY!

When they saw the


star, they were filled
with joy!
Matthew 2:10
The stadium was
full, the crowd was
restless, and the ball
was snapped! Helmets
and pads collided, fans
cheered and one man
powered his way beyond a formidable wall
of muscle to sack the
quarterback! The fans
erupted with cheering and the man who
made the defensive play
jumped in the air to
celebrate and show the
world he is the man!
Yet, when he landed
from his celebration he
injured his knee, tearing his ACL and ending
his NFL season. Unfor-

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tunate and yet not unfamiliar. The amazing


thing about this story is
that it happened more
than once this year in
the NFL season! Lamarr Houston was injured after the defensive tackle recorded his
first sack of the season
in the closing minutes
of a 28-point loss to the
New England Patriots.
Lamarr Houstons injury is similar to that
suffered by Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen
Tulloch (above). Houston and Tulloch, neither
of whom had missed a
game due to injury in 14
combined NFL seasons,
used identical sack celebrations and will miss
the rest of their season.
Since Im sharing
how celebrations can
go bad...lets not forget
Buffalo Bills receiver
Sammy Watkins. Sammy was on his way to
an 89-yard touchdown
after catching a pass,
but the rookie transformed six points into
a mere 84-yard reception by raising his hand
and showboating several yards shy of the end
zone. What is unusual
is that he stared at the

Jumbo-tron, seemingly
aware of the vicinity of
his defender. He cost
his team a touchdown!
These
celebrations
were selfish and painful.
Well, lets learn a lesson on how to celebrate
from a few men who
were not pros. They had
no titles, rings, contracts or high profile
positions in life. They
were simple shepherds.
An occupation without
respect. It was a quiet night in the fields,
hanging out with a
bunch of smelly sheep.
Just doing their job.
Then a top ten moment
occurred as an angel
and a heavenly army of
angels appeared in the
sky and put on a display that would make a
fourth of July firework
show look like a kiddy
parade.
Luke 2:13-14, Suddenly, the angel was
joined by a vast host
of others-the armies of
heaven-praising
God
and saying, Glory to
God in highest heaven,
and peace on earth to
those with whom God is
pleased.
After the angels left,
the shepherds talked it
over and decided to go
as fast as they could
to see for themselves
what God has revealed
to them! They left, running, and found Mary
and Joseph, and the
baby Jesus lying in the
manger. Seeing was believing. With great excitement they told everyone they met what
the angels had said
about this child. And
all who heard the shepherds were impressed.
They witnessed something greater than a ball
game. They ran faster
than a wide receiver to
reach baby Jesus, and
they hit the ground in
worship quicker than
linebacker blitzing a
quarterback! They left
celebrating a real victory! The Messiah has
arrived!
In Matthew 2, we
read that when the wise

men traveled to visit Jesus they too were filled


with incredible emotion
and joy!
Its Christmas! Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with excitement and joy! He came
to live a righteous life
and to sacrifice His life
for our sins! He loved
us so much, He came
here to die so that we
wouldnt have to spend
eternity separated from
his presence in hell! We
should be celebrating!
Sing songs, decorate,
give, smile - do something! The celebration
is focused on Jesus,
not us. Its not what we
get or do, but its what
He did for us! In spite
of what you have or
dont have; pain or loss;
God did give you something - new life in Him
through His Son Jesus
Christ. That is worth
celebrating! (Just dont
hurt yourself!)
For more reading
check out Philippians
4:4; I Chronicles 16:31,
and Psalm 68:4.

Winning The Battle


For A Generation
HAVE YOU SEEN WHOLENESS
COME FROM BROKENNESS?
Christmas
time is often a
season of great
challenge and
difficulty
for
many. If you
find
yourself
facing
some
very
hard
times, it is my
prayer that the
following story
will lift your up.
A new program
at
Walter
Reed Medical Center is trying to help wounded
warriors recover from the incredible losses theyve
experienced in war. Battlefield medicine has gotten
better and better, but that also means that the
people theyre saving are increasingly injured. So
some of these injured soldiers are finding healing
through a community based on music.
For instance, recently a band of wounded soldiers
performed at Madison Square Garden in a concert
called Stand Up for Heroes. The vocalist for the
band was Marine Cpl. Tim Donley who lost both of
his legs and the use of his right arm in a roadside
bomb in Afghanistan. Even though he cant walk,
salute, or shake someones hand, hes grateful to
be part of a group where his singing voice is valued.
His signature song has become Leonard Cohens
Hallelujah.
The lyrics of the song are hauntingly honest: Its
not a cry you can hear at night. Its not somebody
who has seen the light. Its a cold and its a broken
Hallelujah.
Donley told a reporter,
I thought I understood [that song], but the next
thing you know, my whole life is coming down
around my ears. Every dream, every hope Ive ever
had for the future is broken around me, and I dont
know where to turn, and it was at that place that
God said, Do you still trust me? Do you still believe
that I have whats best for you? And it was at that
moment that I understood Hallelujah. I may be
more whole now than Ive ever been in my life.
In that place of belonging Donley and his
friends are discovering wholeness in spite of their
brokenness.
The scriptures remind us of the words of Jesus
that when were burdened, broken over the things
of life Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV), 8 Come to me,
all you who are weary and burdened, and I will
give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn
from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and
you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is
easy and my burden is light.
Rick Jones previously served on the staff of Defiance
Area Youth for Christ for 36 years, first as a ministry
coordinator and later as Executive Director. Rick is
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Legals
LEGAL - On December 16, 2014, the Council of the Vil-

lage of Pioneer, Ohio passed the following legislation:


Ordinance No. 18-2014: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2014 AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY. This Ordinance allows the Village to reallocate the existing line item balances in the General Fund
during the fiscal year 2014 for municipal purposes and
declares an emergency. All provisions of this Ordinance
go into full force and effect immediately.
Ordinance No. 19-2014: AN ORDINANCE REQUESTING PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2015 AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish permanent appropriations for the
Village of Pioneer for the year 2015. All provisions of this
Ordinance go into full force and effect immediately.
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, Ohio.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2014