In all cases the programs listed above mean financial benefits to the producers and environmental benefits to us all. USDA has a wide variety of programs that are geared to enhance conservation on our countries soil. The response to these programs in our counties has been overwhelming at times. Each agency has their own programs to offer. For example, NRCS manages the CSP, Conservation Security Program and EQIP, the Environmental Quality Incentive Program. FSA manages the general Conservation Reserve Signups when authorized, CREP, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, and CCRP, the Continuous Conservation Reserve program.
SEPT. 22, 1937 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 70 years ago:
Steuben UCC STEUBEN Sunday is the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "In Jesus' Name," are Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; and Luke 16:1-13. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print bulletins will be available.
Week of Sept. 24 to Sept. 28 (All meals served with milk)
Q: What did we do this summer? A: The Norwalk City School District is fortunate to have a permanent improvement levy which is used to maintain and improve our buildings and grounds. Our 3.0 mill permanent improvement levy was first passed by the voters in 1982 and has been renewed every five years since then; most recently in November of 2006. The permanent improvement levy generates approximately $500,000 per year and cannot be used for salaries fringe benefits, teaching materials, or for the day-to-day operations of the schools.
RR Donnelley lauds longtime employee WILLARD Ron Fluharty will celebrate 25 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard on Sept. 27.
COLLINS The administrators from both Western Reserve and St. Paul are going to use the upcoming football game between the schools to develop some friendly rivalry that will benefit a good cause. Western Reserve Superintendent Doug Solet told the board of education Wednesday he and Principal Tom Lehman have been working with St. Paul President Walter Klimaski and Principal Jim Tokarsky to make the "Battle of Route 20" a memorable event for both schools.
FOSTORIA Ag Credit, an agricultural lending cooperative, has distributed a record $10.4 million of cash to its stockholders in 2007. The 2007 cash distributions began with an impressive $6.03 million of the cooperative's 2006 profits being paid immediately in cash in April.
A co-conspirator in the violent March 18 home invasion in rural Greenwich will have his turn in court. Eric Cover, 20, of Galion, pleaded innocent Friday morning in Huron County Common Pleas Court to two counts each of felonious assault and kidnapping. He entered a similar plea to one charge each of robbery, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and conspiracy.
MILAN The annual sunflower contest sponsored by the Milan Garden Club was recently held at Milan Elementary School. The seeds for the sunflowers were donated by Keefer Lawn and Garden on Ridge Road in Willard, and were distributed to the students last May. Measurement of the longest distance across the sunflower head is how the winners are determined. This year's Grand Champion is third-grader Autumn Rakosky, with a measurement of 21 feet. Other winners were first-graders Caleb Jones (first place) Vernon Kluding (second place); second-graders Olivia Cummings (first place) and Bryce Roberts (second place); third-graders Ian Churchill (first place) and Ming Mesenburg (second place); fourth-graders Justin Sanchez (first place) and Briana Cummings (second place); and fifth-graders Hannah Charville (first place) and Tori Stallkamp (second place).
Fisher-Titus Medical Center Admissions: (Sept. 21) Annette Evans, Norwalk; Larry Oney, New London; Elizabeth Thayer, Collins; Claudia Ruffing, Monroeville; Richard Maynard, Norwalk; Jessica Bloomberg, Norwalk; Royce Ganz, New London; Lavonna Fannin, Norwalk; Maureen Youngblood, Norwalk; Tyler Lee Thomas, Norwalk; Martina Martinez, North Fairfield; Diana Wade, Willard.
There's just no question that Lake Erie is Ohio's finest fishing hole with near world class walleye, perch, smallmouth bass, and other species waiting for a hook. And most of us don't mind sharing gas money with a few friends to fish there or paying a larger sum for a headboat, even $300 to $400 for a six pack, though that price can be shared with friends, too. But now and again I like to go up and just go fishing, which means loafing along a bank or pier drowning nightcrawlers or minnows, and catching ordinary species that might range from carp to sheepshead and yellow perch to white perch and channel cats.
Aaron Phillips of Norwalk is the president of the Baldwin-Wallace College Marching Band. The B-W Marching Band was revived last year, following a more than 30 year absence. The organization's return was made possible by Del Spitzer '51, an alumnus and longtime trustee of the college. Kenneth Mehalko '61, directs the 90-member band. Phillips, son of Tom and Carol Phillips, is a senior at B-W and is majoring in public relations. Along with being president of the marching band, he is secretary of B-W's student senate, the public relations chair of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, and works in B-W's admissions office. Phillips graduated from Norwalk High School in 2004.
A sheriff's deputy has been dismissed from a lawsuit over a June 2005 sexual assault, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ruled Friday. Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said she investigated a Willard West Road, Willard, underage drinking complaint based on a tip which also involved the suspected sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman.
An 18-year-old Ashland man pleaded guilty Friday to repeatedly sexually abusing a boy who is four years younger than himself. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler recommended Jeffrey M. Siron be classified as a habitual sex offender when he is sentenced Nov. 7. That label would require Siron to register his address every six months for the next 25 years after he is released from prison.
Adrianna Louder and her friend Brandy Wagner were riding their bicycles up and down Newton Street when they saw the fire. It was just before 7 p.m. Friday. "We saw smoke coming out of the window," Louder said. "I pointed to it and said, 'Fire! Fire!' She said, 'Let's go. ... We just got on our bikes and took off."
SEPT. 21, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago:
MILAN - Edison High School senior Evan Cotznell has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program, Principal Jeff Goodwin announced. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Goodwin to this scholastically talented senior.
Norwalk has a drug problem. Quantifying that problem is difficult. It's impossible to say, of course, just how many people are using drugs.
A Willard man must post a $30,000 bond before being released from custody in connection with breaking into a relative's home. Steven M. Smith, 34, of 3571 Austin Drive, is accused of stealing some power tools, one rifle and one long gun from a Willard home, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. Smith was charged with burglary and theft of firearms after Howard interviewed him Tuesday in connection with Sunday's incident.