Union Township resident Pam Ullman departs for California this month to donate a kidney to her older sister; in a most ironic and provocative twist of fate, her upcoming life-saving surgery will happen 26 years after her husband of 8 years, Sheldon Rogge, donated a kidney to his own older brother.
Sixth grade gifted program Amelia Middle School students presented a literary mock trial to solve the 46-year-old mystery regarding the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Rubin Pritchard, a fictional character in the novel “Where The Red Fern Grows.”
Clermont County Marine Lance Corporal Benjamin Curry has returned home from the war zone in Iraq. The Clermont County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, and many distinguished veterans honored his service to the country in a welcome-home and recognition ceremony Dec. 12.
Clermont County currently has about 5,000 tons of salt on hand to deal with any snowy weather that may come our way, and reserves the capacity to get a whole lot more if necessary, said Clermont County Engineer’s Office deputy of operations Rob Alfieri.
New Richmond Boy Scout William Judd has designed and constructed a bus shelter in the New Richmond Rivertowne IGA grocery store parking lot. For his Eagle Scout project, Judd, 15, came up with the bus shelter idea after he heard that there had never been a similar type of shelter located in the IGA parking lot.
As plans proceed in the construction of the new Clermont County Homeless Shelter, the Batavia Township board of trustees is still seeking to finalize the lease agreement that will make the construction effort possible. Earlier, the township pledged to lease a plot of land to serve as the location for the new county homeless shelter. Details of the lease, however, still need to be worked out to give the project a green light.
The Amelia Business Association, Inc. will award a non-renewable educational scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a qualified senior of Amelia High School, who is pursuing a career in business.
The Union Township Board of Trustees voted Dec. 11 to continue collaboration efforts with various local agencies to improve infrastructure and economic development efforts in the township and county.
The American Legion Post #450 in Milford is providing for needy families this holiday season. The post’s annual project was funded by money raised at the legion’s Thanksgiving turkey dinner last month, attended by more than 600 people, a Giving Holiday Tree, and private and business monetary donations.
Rick McCarty has been named Amelia’s 2007 citizen of the year. A surprised McCarty, who was honored as citizen of the year at the village’s regular council meeting, received a recognition plaque from Mayor Mike Scharf and hand shakes and congratulations from the more than 50 people assembled at the village hall Dec 17.