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Producers have until Aug. 3, 2007 to enroll in the 2007 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP). Computer problems have caused application processing delays which prompted the enrollment deadline extension for 2007. The late-file fee of $100 will only be assessed for farms that are enrolled after Aug. 3, 2007 and before Sept. 30, 2007. Advance direct payments for the 2007 crop year are 22 percent. Advance payments may be requested in any month starting with December 2006. The remaining final direct payment of 78 percent will be issued to participating producers in October of 2007. Contact your local FSA office to setup an appointment today. Here are some agri-business notes from the Huron and Erie County Farm Service Agency: Crop certification The annual requirement of reporting to the FSA office can be referred to as crop reporting, acreage reporting, or crop certification. Filing an accurate and timely report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent loss of benefits for a variety of Farm Service Agency programs. All cropland on the farm must be reported to receive benefits from the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP), Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs).
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Busy Needles Busy Needles 4-H Club met June 4 at United Methodist Church. The pledges were led by Steven Hahn. Roll call was taken by answering with a safety tip. The family picnic will be at 6 p.m. July 23 at Veterans Memorial Lake Park. Demonstrations were given by Steven Hahn on paint sprayer and Emmy Linder on the proper way to wash your hands. Taylor Brooks gave a safety presentation.
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JULY 14, 1913 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 94 years ago:
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Milan Friends Come one and all to a rootin' tootin' wild west adventure at Avalanche Ranch, a vacation Bible school held at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Milan Friends Church, 2018 Mason Road in Milan. There will be classes for children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. To pre-register, or for more information, call Eleanor at (419) 499-2644. Registrations will be taken at the door and admission is free. St. Joseph, Plymouth The 20th Annual Festival will be Sunday. Chicken barbecue and ham dinners with a salad bar will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Air conditioned hall. Carryouts available. Reverse raffle at 4 p.m. There will be games, kids corner and a country market.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Since the beginning of the summer, new street-number signs have been appearing on the businesses uptown. It would hardly bear notice, but there are two competing designs. One is sponsored by the Main Street organization, the other is proposed by Stan Obrenovich. Of course, many downtown areas get along quite well without any matching number signs, it does look a little goofy to decide to go for a unified look and then have two competing unified looks. Still, at the end of the day, so what? No one is going to say, "Well, if these people can't get their act together on a number sign, then I'm taking my shopping dollars elsewhere!"
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
A swimming partner at my local YMCA told an interesting story the other day. "Back when I was a kid, dad would load us up in the car several times a year, and head for Lake Erie," he said. "We'd stay with friends up there and spend most of our time fishing on piers or along the beach. Sheepshead was what we mostly caught, and we could usually get 10 to 15 of them, throwing back the big ones and keeping the rest on ice. Then we filleted them and mom fried the lot. There were never any leftovers. I still have friends that bring me some and I'm happy to get them. They're good!" Another friend who works for Ohio Sea Grant has a father-in-law who loves walleye fillets. "When I catch walleye, I give him some." the man said, "and when I don't, I give him sheepshead. He's never noticed the difference yet." Both men have a good point, and I don't mind admitting that I've eaten these lead-colored bottom feeders more than once, again just the one- to three- pounders. And they tasted fine.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund considers it "awfully suspicious" there were two breaking and entering incidents Wednesday near each other in Ridgefield Township. Englund said the incidents in the 4600 and 1300 blocks of Lovers Lane Road could be connected. The first complainant said her son noticed his yellow and white Polaris was missing as of 12:50 p.m. Wednesday. When Sgt. Mike Cooksey arrived to the first victim's home, a neighbor from 1300 block of Lovers Lane Road reported someone broke into his locked garage. It's unknown what, if anything, was stolen from the garage. The incidents remain under investigation.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
HURON Erie County sheriff's deputies are searching for a 17-year-old Norwalk boy who fled the scene of a Huron-Avery Road underage drinking party early Thursday morning. The Manahan Avenue resident told a deputy he had paperwork for him related to a July 6 assault, Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. The incident, in which the boy was the victim, happened at the same Huron address. "Deputies are following up with that," Sigsworth said. When the Norwalk boy didn't come out of the house in a timely fashion Thursday, two deputies searched the residence, but didn't find him. Another partygoer said he heard the Norwalk resident say he would run away if he had the chance.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
SHERIFF'S OFFICE A Thomas Road, Monroeville, resident reported the theft of at least 200 bales of straw from an unlocked barn sometime within the last two weeks.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Adam Wetzel has been named to the dean's list of Tiffin University for both the fall and spring semesters. To receive this honor, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher while enrolled as a full-time student. He is enrolled in the college of business, majoring in accounting and finance. He is the son of Scott and Lee Ann Wetzel of Norwalk, and is a 2006 graduate of Norwalk High School.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Mark Walter has taken over command of the 1st Maintenance Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The ceremony was held Tuesday in California.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
A group of cyclists from the District 6600 Rotary Tour for Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad Project (MESA) were welcomed Friday afternoon for lunch at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The group was on the final leg of a six-day, 400-mile bike ride that began Sunday in Elyria and finishing there late Friday afternoon.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch admitted she struggled this week with what she was going to say to the participants of this weekend's Relay for Life. After all, her brother, Dave, died from cancer in late April. "I lost my beloved brother a few months ago," she told the crowd Friday night at Whitney Field.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 13, 1913 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 94 years ago:
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Last week I discussed the fire which damaged the Huron County Courthouse just 95 years ago, on July 9, 1912. This courthouse was the third one on the same site in Norwalk, but I want to first go back to the beginning of Huron County government. Our county was formed by an Act of the Ohio Legislature in 1809, but lacked sufficient population to function independently until 1815, after the War of 1812 ended and the Ohio frontier was a safe place to settle. The county then included all of the original Firelands, mainly what is now Huron and Erie counties. In 1815 several of the townships had no population; the majority of the residents lived along the lake shore and the rivers.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
During the past few months, the Toledo field office of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has completed both a limited review and an annual review regarding the performance of the Children Services Unit within the Huron County Job and Family Services Agency. The summary of the limited review highlighted "significant improvements in ensuring the availability of supervisory staff to make certain both appropriate and timely screening decisions are completed as well as the thoroughness of investigatory activities. Significant improvements have been made in the provision of line supervision to ensure casework issues are promptly addressed so that casework staff is equipped and able to manage cases effectively and appropriately."
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A two-year planning process has culminated with formal approval of the new Huron County Comprehensive Land Use Plan by the Huron County Commissioners. The commissioners had served on a county-wide steering committee that has guided the discussion and shaped the recommendations included in the 110-page document, which was reviewed and approved by the County Planning Commission earlier this year. The steering committee also included representatives and officials from Huron County Development Council, the county engineer, auditor, treasurer, Soil and Water Conservation District, County Emergency Management Agency, County Health Department, Erie Basin RC&D, Northern Ohio Rural Water, Fisher-Titus Medical Center, the county's three cities and many of its villages and townships.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Mansfield man was sentenced to one year in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting his 13-year-old girlfriend. Benjamin T. Myers, 21, was classified as a habitual sex offender, meaning he will have to register and update his address with the sheriff's office where he will live after his prison term. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said schools and neighbors will be alerted about Myers being a registered sex offender.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW HAVEN - Authorities believe a New Haven man died early Thursday morning after tripping and falling through an open French door to the ground below. A co-worker found David Albright, 55, of Klein Road, lying in his backyard under the open door which has no porch underneath it, Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Wakeman Township residents soon will have a new bridge, funded as part of financial package worth more than $650,000. Huron County's newest bridge dollars were authorized by the legislature July 1. The Zenobia Road structure will be the first of three bridges to be replaced with financial assistance from the Ohio Public Works Commission. Demolition crews will begin Monday removing the old steel truss bridge just west of Ohio 18. The old bridge spans 113 feet across the Vermilion River and, "is no longer able to accommodate today's wide, heavy farm and commercial traffic," Huron County Engineer Joe Kovach said.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Fair office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday, up until the 86th Huron County Fair Aug. 13 to 18. The office is taking applications for camping, which is available on the newly remodeled campgrounds. It can accommodate 144 campers. The office is also selling tickets for all the shows during the fair. In addition, those wishing to enter an item in Open Class must turn in entry forms to the office by July 31.