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Bethel gives nod to ‘boot drive’ for MD

Residents of Bethel will soon see more of a firefighters boot than usual when the department takes to the streets to raise money for charity. Dave Taylor, president of the Bethel chapter of the firefighters union, approached council for permission to take part in a “fill the boot” campaign for muscular dystrophy research.

Milford board considers 5.6 mill school levy

While the size and scope of a new Milford Schools attempt for an operating levy may be uncertain, the likelihood of seeing one on the November ballot is probably quite certain, said Valerie Miller, Communications Coordinator for Milford Schools.

Clermont Fair Royalty chosen

Sarah Hazenfield, 19, and Joshua Ison, 17, were crowned king and queen at the Clermont County Junior Fair Royalty Contest. In ceremonies held on the fairgrounds July 23, the king and queen were selected after each candidate was given the opportunity to introduce themselves and spontaneously answer a final question.

Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award and Suffragist Dinner to be held Aug. 22

The tenth annual Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award and Suffragist Dinner will be held at Eastgate Receptions Aug. 22. Sponsored every year by the Clermont County League of Women Voters, the award recognizes and honors a Clermont County woman for exceptional and exemplary volunteer civic service in the community.

Rotary golf outing raises $10,000

The Batavia Rotary Club held its first golf outing July 17. Held at the Stonelick Hills Golf Course, the golf outing raised $10,000. More than 150 golfers and volunteers attended the event.

Office of Public Information recognized by national group

The Clermont County Office of Public Information is being nationally recognized by the National Association of County Information Officers.

Tornado tears through Goshen

Leaving a half mile path of destruction in its path, an F1 tornado touched down in Goshen Township at approximately 8: 30 p.m. July 11. “It is a miracle that no one was injured or killed,” said Goshen resident and eyewitness Gary Marsh.

Bethel mayor David Simpson had big plans for the village

David William Simpson, 51, died July 15, 2006, after suffering a series of brain aneurysms that left him in a coma for nearly a week. He was the mayor of Bethel. A husband, father, and business owner, Simpson was known for his dedication to the job at hand and to his principles.

Development meeting held in New richmond

New Richmond is taking decisive action to ensure the future economic success of the Village. More than 100 concerned New Richmond residents, business owners, and Village officials attended the New Richmond economic development kick-off meeting held at the Boys and Girls Club July 13.

Bethel mayor dies after six days in a coma

Flags around the county were flown at half-staff this week in honor of Mayor David Simpson of Bethel, who died on July 15 of an aneurysm he suffered earlier in the week. Simpson, 51, was rushed to the hospital July 10 after collapsing. He spent several days in a coma before passing away.

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