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Union Township Fire Department recognized

During the Union Township trustee meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22, officials recognized members of the Union Township Fire Department for their recent accreditation. On Aug. 24 – 29, Fire Chief Stan Deimling and Captain Perry Gerome attended the Commission on Fire Accreditation International hearing in pursuit of reaccreditation. In order for the fire department to achieve this success, the team had to pass 244 performance indicators which included 77 core competencies, said Chief Stan Deimling. The accreditation process included an in-depth process of self-assessment with methods for analyzing community risks, needs and agency performance in service delivery. Members of the accreditation team included Chief Deimling, Assistant Chief Jeff Jackson, Captain Perry Gerome, Lieutenant Vicki Conneighton and firefighter/paramedic Chris Goessl.

Nicholas Colson-Wright Memorial car show scheduled

A car show being held to raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27. The Nicholas Colson-Wright Memorial Car Show, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Bethel’s Burke Park.

Williamsburg sewer plant construction set to begin

During the Williamsburg Village Council meeting held Sept. 10, it was announced that phase I in the construction of the sewer plant would begin Sept. 21. Bids for the plant were approved by council on Aug. 13.

Orchestra to perform the ‘Four Seasons’

The nationally acclaimed Starling Chamber Orchestra will perform selections from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at New Richmond’s river front bandstand from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 26.

Union Township post office to remain open on Saturday

After an analysis of services and a lengthy discussion of the pros and cons of keeping Saturday hours, Union Township trustees have agreed to keep the Union Township post office open on Saturday for the convenience of area residents. The Union Township Post Office, located on the lower level of the Union Township Civic Center, is open for business 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday.

Autism Expo to be held at Live Oaks

The 2009 Autism Expo will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Live Oaks Campus in Milford. This is a free event for families and teachers of students with autism.

Bethel Lions to sponsor concert

The Bethel Lions Club is sponsoring a free concert in the Burke Park Pavilion at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 featuring the Kinner Express band. Bring lawn chairs and come out and enjoy the evening in the park.

Amelia prepares to switch to fiscal officer

With the resignation of Clerk/Treasurer Andrew Parker effective Wednesday, Sept. 30, officials in the village of Amelia have come up with a plan to fill the position. Mayor Leroy Ellington recommended that council members consider making the vacated position a fiscal officer position.

Cornerstone set at new church in Amelia

The parish community of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Amelia is getting closer to a long-awaited goal. Construction on a new, 9,400-square-foot church, which began in March of this year, will soon be completed. A dedication ceremony will be held Nov. 22.

‘Tea time’ comes to New Richmond

When Vickie Hale hosted a tea party for her mother’s birthday, she had no idea that it would become a new business venture. Vickie and John Hale are members of the Historical Society and realized that the Ross Gowdy House Museum would be a great place to host the tea parties.

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