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Felicity-Franklin recognized at National FFA convention

This year the Felicity-Franklin FFA was recognized for being a 2-star chapter at the 84th National FFA Convention. We were first recognized for this accomplishment at the Ohio FFA Convention in May, then at the National FFA Convention in October. We had to meet multiple requirements to be able to receive this honor. This was [ Read More ]

A record number of seniors adopted this holiday season

The community came through in a big way this holiday season. Clermont Senior Services is reporting that the 2011 Adopt-a-Senior holiday program has been its most successful ever. “We had 460 senior citizens ‘adopted’ for the holidays,” said Clermont Seniors’ Communications Director Linda Eppler. “Citizens, businesses, churches and Scout troops provided gifts to lower-income seniors [ Read More ]

Astronaut visits Milford schools

As a child, Rick Searfoss dreamed of becoming a pilot and an astronaut. “When you focus on your goals, they can become reality,” said Colonel Searfoss, a former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Air Force test pilot, during a visit to Mulberry Elementary School in Miami Township on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Colonel Searfoss was visiting [ Read More ]

County represented at Farm Bureau Federation meeting

Farm Bureau members from Clermont County served as voting delegates to the 93rd annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), held Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 in Columbus. Delegates established the organization’s policies on various federal and state issues, working together to create positions that are right for farmers, consumers and Ohioans. Annual meeting [ Read More ]

Batavia Chamber Choir participates in Morehead State’s Choral Festival

On Nov. 14 – 15 members of the Batavia High School Chamber Choir participated in Morehead State University’s Choral Festival. This festival involved select students from area schools who came together to sing in two large choirs. During the two days the students were in approximately 15 hours of rehearsals under the direction of guest [ Read More ]

Belt bags a unicorn buck

Gary Belt shot this deer, a 13-point buck with a unicorn, on his property outside Pt. Isabel in Washington Township on the first day of gun season.

Farm Bureau cruise scheduled for next year

The Fifth Annual Ohio Farm Bureau South Region Member Only Cruise will take place Dec. 9-15, 2012. Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Freedom” will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and head toward the beautiful Western Caribbean. On this six-day cruise, guests can enjoy three distinctly different island experiences – Key West, Florida; George Town, Grand Cayman; [ Read More ]

Don’t let the Grinch trash your holidays this year

Go green this holiday season. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, we generate an additional one million tons of household waste. “That’s a 25 percent increase in trash that is taken to landfills over the holidays,” said ‘Santa’ Paul Braasch, director of Clermont County’s Office of [ Read More ]

Basketball teams to raise money for Trevor Foster

The Williamsburg Wildcats and Georgetown G-Men will be facing off Dec. 16 against a rival everyone wants beaten: childhood cancer. Join the G-Men at Williamsburg High School as they battle one another and help raise money for a local boy with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Trevor Foster, a fifth grade student at Georgetown Elementary, has been [ Read More ]

Tristate Medical Reserve Corps take part in mock dispensing exercise

Volunteers are essential when it comes to community assistance following an emergency situation. In Clermont County, 45 volunteers with the Tristate Medical Reserve Corps recently took part in a mock dispensing exercise during the Clermont County General Health District drive-thru flu shot clinic at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. “Exercises like the mock dispensing clinic help [ Read More ]

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