Toast all those who have come out in support of Hermes Dairy Farm, which was destroyed in a fire last week. The owners have said they had no idea how much the farm meant to people, and have been touched by the outpouring of support and offers to help them rebuild. These are the connections you make in an area as tight-knit as the Firelands.
Roast Plymouth-Shiloh voters for yet again rejecting a renewal levy. We know times are tight, but this levy isn't going to cost anymore money than residents already are paying. And, quite frankly, we must ask if $144 in your pocket really worth costing the district $325,000 per year and causing severe cuts at a school district already scraping the bottom of the barrel. Even if voters wanted to punish the district for a sex scandal allegedly involving three staff members, there is no reason to make the students suffer.
Toast the New London Police Department for helping return a lost 12-year-old boy to his home. The autistic boy from Pittsburgh could not communicate with the officers and had wandered away from his family, who was in New London to help another family member move. However, through great patience and determination, Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Don Alberts Jr. was able to get the boy to write down a relative's phone number and this story had a happy ending.
Roast the week's bitter cold that forced area schools to cancel classes this week. We know it's winter and we should all just suck it up and accept it ... but seriously, wind chills of 14 BELOW ZERO? That's freaking cold.