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New Richmond honors retiring board members

Retiring school board members David Painter and Sharon Stark were honored at the December meeting of the New Richmond Board of Education. Stark and Painter, who served a combined 12 years, will be replaced by incoming board members David Hawkins and Kim Hayden, both former board members. Retiring New Richmond School Board members David Painter [ Read More ]

Felicity FFA wins state

The Felicity-Franklin FFA Agricultural Issues team visited Wilmington College Nov. 12 for the Agricultural Issues State Career Development Event. At this contest, teams presented forums on current agricultural issues. The Felicity-Franklin FFA team won the state contest with their presentation on the benefits and challenges of Community Supported Agriculture. The team presented to many local [ Read More ]

Williamsburg high school students attend fuel up to play 60 youth Summit

Ten students from Mrs. King’s Family and Consumer Science classes traveled to Paul Brown Stadium to attend the Fuel Up to Play 60 Youth Summit. While attending the summit the students learned about the importance of good nutrition and exercise by participating in on-field team building and leadership activities with Bengals Defensive End Michael Johnson [ Read More ]

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 ]

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