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Mother’s love

Ten moms and their children from Wyandot, Seneca and Hardin counties gathered Saturday for the Big Latch On at the Wyandot County Health Department. The community-building event is held at locations across the world, and witnesses count the number of participants so a global total may be found.   The event marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week. In 2013, …

Twirlers receive high marks in national competition

Winning teams

Six local athletes earned a variety of accolades at the U.S. Twirling Association’s national baton competition in Stockton, Calif., in July. Sisters Kaley McCartney, 17, and Lanie McCartney, 13, of North Baltimore, joined with 11-year-old Addison Vaughn, of Carey, to win first place in the junior trio category. They are members of Kathy’s Klassics, of Vanlue, owned by Kathy Wisner. …

Carey Fest begins

Carey fest petting chicks featured

Children gather around a hay square for a chance to hold some chicks. The Carey High School FFA had several animals on hand as part of a petting zoo when Carey Fest kicked off Thursday at Water Works Park. The Carey Area Chamber of Commerce’s business showcase helped kick off the annual festival. Area business representatives and visitors seeking information …

Extrication training

Extrication training featured

Twenty-six first responders attended a vehicle extrication training Thursday hosted by Wyandot East Fire District and Emergency Medical Services at Danner’s Towing and Auto Recycling’s Upper Sandusky building, located at 701 W. Johnson St. The training focused on basics of vehicle extrication to newer members from the attending organizations, as well as advanced techniques for more experienced members, Wyandot East …

Crop dusters

Four crop dusting planes completed work requested by local agribusiness crop specialists Wednesday. Wyandot County Airport manager Larry Fruth said each aircraft is capable of covering thousands of acres daily. It seemed like a baseball game because Mother Nature ordered either a rain delay or a seventh-inning stretch, former Wyandot County Commissioner Mike Wheeler said. Soon, the crafts were busy …

County mosquito trapping begins

The Wyandot County Health District has resumed its West Nile virus monitoring activities for the summer. This year’s activities will include mosquito trapping and dead crow and blue jay reporting. Wyandot County Health Department Environmental Director Jeff Ritchey said mosquito trapping and testing were not possible last year due to funding cuts at the federal level; however, funding for the …

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