9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Just in case you missed Saturday night's main event at the Huron County Fair, we've assembled a few highlights!
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Even though the Huron County Fair Board had to deal with swine flu in the pig barn, president Bob Morgan said the fair was "a beautiful week" and gate receipts were up about $18,000 over last year. He said pigs are still in the barns today because the board decided to go above and beyond recommendations from county and state departments and take additional samples late last week to make sure the pigs were completely over the flu before they were shipped to market. Animals are usually shipped out on Sunday.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
All employees in all departments of the Norwalk Reflector have new email addresses. Each individual's email is now his first initial followed by his last name at the domain "norwalkreflector.com". For example, John Smith's email would be jsmith@norwalkreflector.com. The lone exception is circulation director Carol McLaughlin whose email is simply carol@norwalkreflector.com.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Veteran 4-H exhibitor Katie Sparks was "ecstatic" when Ralph Walcher, the owner of Walcher's Peach Orchard, bought her market steer beef carcass for a whopping $4,100. "I was thrilled," said the 19-year-old Norwalk resident, who is in her 12th and final year of showing market steers.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
"It was fantastic. It was just wonderful." Organizer Tom Lane said Sunday's first Norwalk Alumni Association reunion at the high school was a huge success and something that was long overdue.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Big Idea, Inc, creators of the best-selling VeggieTales children's video series, welcomes a new DVD to their popular franchise "VeggieTales God Made You Special." The 75-minute running time DVD, which was released Tuesday, sells for $14.99.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Last week I wrote about charter boat fishing in Lake Huron and made the point that the lake is not dead, but thriving. But it's worth pointing out that our northern neighbor has more to do than seek trout and salmon on big water. Many readers head north on a routine basis this (hot) month and next seeking clear water, cooler nights, and pretty lakes surrounded by white barked birch and cedar, and there's plenty to do for fisherman and non-fisherman alike.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that farmers may use the "FSA Hay Net" to find hay. The FSA electronic Hay Net Ad Service is an Internet-based service allowing farmers to share 'Need Hay' ads and 'Have Hay' ads online. Farmers have suffered pasture and hay losses due to a late freeze in April and drought conditions which began in May. The counties mentioned in the previous article have been approved for Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP land in our area. Anyone wishing to place an ad must complete a one-time registration process. The process is easy and only requires creating a user ID and password and confirming your email. Others who only wish to view the ads placed online can browse the site without creating a user account. The website can be found atwww.fsa.usda.gov. At the bottom of the screen, click on "FSA Hay Net."
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS Biologists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife estimate 56 young peregrine falcons fledged from 19 successful nests across the state this year. In 2006, a record 60 peregrine falcon chicks fledged from 18 nests. "We had a record-high number of successful nests this year," said Dave Scott, peregrine falcon project coordinator for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. "However, eggs at some nests did not hatch and this reduced our total production compared to last year."
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Wranglers and Ropers Katie Wallrabenstein attended the Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show on July 30 and 31 with her horse Genius' Moonlight Stardust ("Dusty"). She qualified to attend the state fair show at the Richland County PAS show in two classes: Easy Gaited Equitation (ages 14 to 18) and Easy Gaited Pleasure (ages 14 to18). These classes are for gaited horses. Dusty is a Tennessee Walking horse she has owned since he was a yearling. Wallrabenstein placed first in the equitation class and seventh in the pleasure class. She is the president of her 4-H club, Wranglers and Ropers.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 18, 1925 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Steuben UCC STEUBEN - Sunday is the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Faith Witness," are Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; and Luke 12:49-56. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print bulletins will be available.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Amy Finch, daughter of John and Joyce Finch of Norwalk, graduated with distinction from the Radiology Technology program at BGSU Firelands. At the ceremony, she was awarded Overall Academic Excellence with a GPA of 3.87. Brittany Rospert has enrolled as a freshman at The University of Findlay for the 2007-08 academic year.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The following is information about each of the public and parochial school districts in the Firelands area, along with some back-to-school details sent to the Reflector by area schools. For additional information, such as bus routes, required school supplies and eligibility for reduced-price lunches, contact the school district offices at the numbers provided below.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Incoming fifth-graders and returning sixth-graders are invited to attend Main Street School's orientation program, scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday. Parents also are invited and encouraged to attend. In addition to a presentation on school policies and procedures, students will also receive their homeroom/team assignments and be afforded the opportunity to tour the building and get accustomed to where their classes will be during the 2007-08 year. Then, parents of sixth-grade band and orchestra students are invited to attend an orientation meeting the same evening at 7 p.m. at the Main Street School cafeteria. Representatives from area music stores will be on hand to discuss instrument rental and purchase plans.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Three Huron county 4-Hers showed off their creativity recently when they took their skit about the mean, green virus machine to the Health and Safety Speaking contest to the state fair in Columbus. Kimberly Rospert, 13 and the daughter of Steve and Laurie Rospert; Erin Kramer, 12 and the daughter of James and Susan Rospert; and Olivia Scheid, 11 and the daughter of Daniel and Annette Scheid; worked on a skit about how the common cold is spread for about two months.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A former Bellevue man was sentenced to three years of intensive probation Wednesday for having cocaine in his shoe during a Monroeville traffic stop. Jeremy A. Griggs, 20, formerly of 100A Pimlico Place, was the passenger during a Monroeville Police Department traffic stop in mid-January on U.S. 20. Officers said they stopped the Bellevue driver because of various equipment violations and released her with a citation on driving with a suspended license.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
SHERIFF'S OFFICE A Scottwood Road, Willard, resident reported a break-in at a neighbor's home Wednesday and reported hearing an alarm there Thursday.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Several area residents at Plymouth resident Janet L. Jones' sentencing hearing described the convicted scammer as someone who made helping other people a priority. Visiting Common Pleas Judge Richard Markus said he respects that Jones was very helpful to people in need, but she ultimately took advantage of many victims. She was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for scamming area elderly people.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE The Monroeville Police Department has "a couple people of interest" in connection with the investigation of the break-in at Cold as Ice Slide Thru early Friday morning. "No arrests have been made as of yet," Sgt. Frank Gleason said. "It's still under investigation."