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South Central FFA GREENWICH - On June 25 and 26, five students from the South Central FFA Chapter attended the third session of the Ohio FFA Camp at Camp Muskingum located in Carrollton.
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HURON - Promoting agriculture and teaching others where their food comes from is what the Erie County Farm Bureau saluted this past year. At the recent annual banquet in Huron, they honored several individuals for education. The whole evening was about education as Joe Trinter was awarded a $ 1,000 scholarship for college. He will be attending The Ohio State University to major in ag engineering. Anne Bickley, a teacher at a school in Erie County was named "Teacher of the Year" as she helped Farm Bureau bring agriculture education into her classroom throughout the 2006-2007 school year. David Wolf, a art teacher at Edison High School, was honored for his artistic talents as his painted the Erie County miniature barn for Erie County Farm Bureau. Each county farm bureau across the state has a representative work of art each year at the Ohio State Fair, that represents each respective county. Wolf painted Erie Counties barn and it won the state fairs queens award.
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Here is the weekly fishing report provided by the Division of Wildlife of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. LAKE ERIE
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The Norwalk Theatre will present an evening of "New Grass"...the next generation of Blue Grass with County Line II at 7 p.m. today. Local performers Haley Olds and Alaina West will perform from 6 to 6:45 and County Line II will take the stage at 7. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 with pizza baskets for $5. Baskets include two slices of pizza, chips and a can of soda.
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GREENWICH The third-grade students at South Central have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. With real-life painted lady caterpillars, the third-graders have been observing and discovering the wonders of metamorphosis; the change in habits and body structure certain animals go through during their life cycle. Reading nonfiction texts, doing classifying activities, and completing butterfly projects have supported the students' understanding of a butterfly's life cycle. The monarch butterfly life cycle project is a third-grade favorite. The students needed to construct and sequence the stages of a butterfly's life using the materials provided for them. Through teacher modeling, the students glued styrofoam pieces to one of their leaves to represent the eggs in the first stage of a butterfly's life. The students arranged yellow and black circles to create a caterpillar on their second leaf, with bites taken out of it, to show the larva or second stage of the life cycle. The third stage displayed, is a wax paper chrysalis (or pupa) containing orange and black streamers, which represent the wings of the changing butterfly. The final stage reveals the adult butterfly emerging from the chrysalis. The third-grade students will continue their study of life cycles by researching animals and their habitats.
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As part of homecoming week, Norwalk Catholic School will be celebrating "Spirit Day" Wednesday. The day is designed to promote school spirit as well as a "holy" spirit. Many activities are planned. The highlight of the day will be a presentation by one of America's most winningest high school football coaches, predecessor to the legendary Lou Holtz at Notre Dame, Gerry Faust.
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Maplehurst Elementary third-grade students from the classrooms of Olivia Gamble and Tiffany Muskovich experienced a video conferencing program from COSI on Tuesday. Using a large projection screen and speakers, students were able to communicate with an instructor from COSI, while they dissected a toy gadget to find out what simple machines were inside.
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A Norwalk woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to an additional two months in prison. Leslie Stower, 25, started serving 17 months behind bars at the Northeast Pre-Release Center on May 29 for a local attempted theft conviction. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway added 60 days to that prison term for a March 29 incident involving credit cards. Stower pleaded guilty to one receiving stolen property charge during the same hearing Wednesday.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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SHERIFF'S OFFICE An area resident reported Thursday clumps of tar on Peru Center Road
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Wakeman library WAKEMAN - October is going to be a busy month at the Wakeman Community Library, starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Exercise with Arthritis made Simple and Easy (EASE) continuing each Tuesday throughout the month.
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Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol's Firelands Composite Squadron in Norwalk had the opportunity to fly with an instructor pilot in a CAP glider. A glider is a plane that has no engine, so it needs to be towed aloft by a powered aircraft. Once released, gliders can soar on thermals that are created by the heating of the earth's surface, often remaining in the air for hours. After his first glider flight, C/Bas Joseph Kreglow said: "It was kind of scary taking off. But it was nice and smooth after we released. Overall, it was great. I can hardly wait to do it again."
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Pvt. Sean Miller can be reached at the following address. Pvt. Miller, Sean RN 330
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Two members of the Norwalk Kiwanis Club received special awards at Thursday's meeting. Linda Furey was named Kiwanian of the Year, while Bruce Leimbach received the Distinguished Service Award.
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There is the old saying of a person moving to the beat of a different drummer. For the congregation of First United Methodist Church in Norwalk, that drummer is none other than the senior pastor, The Rev. Roger Smith. Since childhood, Smith has had a love for playing and later collecting different types of drums, and in recent years has been able to combine that passion with his role as a pastor. The result has meant coming out from behind the pulpit to reach people through the ministry of music.
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A state fire marshal's investigator has ruled the 23 Newton St. fire was an arson. "The state fire marshal office is only doing that portion of the investigation … and has turned that (information) to the police department so they can finish the investigation,' spokesman Shane Cartmill said. "So our investigation is basically done.'
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SEPT. 28, 1979 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 28 years ago:
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BELLEVUE - Authorities spotted and seized 177 six-foot tall marijuana plants growing in four fields near Ohio 4 and Ohio 269, south of Bellevue late Wednesday afternoon. "They were within a half-mile of each other, if that," Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said.
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Falling leaves, yellow buses, football games ... these are all signs that autumn is here and school is back in session. But school isn't just for our youth any more employers need to go back to school as well.
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The first collection by the city of Norwalk of hazardous waste was very successful, Safety-Service Director Dale Sheppard said. A total of 726 vehicles came through the line with various hazardous materials for disposal. A total of 66,850 pounds of waste was collected.
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NORWALK POLICE An Area resident reported Thursday his car was missing from his home. It was later discovered on Morley Drive off Jefferson.