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Carey Fest slated to begin Thursday

CAREY — “Carey On!” is the theme of the village of Carey’s annual festival this weekend. Carey Fest 2014 runs Thursday through Saturday, rife with music, entertainment, games, rides and food. Midnight Special and Grammy-nominated artist Eric Paslay headline the music Friday and Saturday, respectively, in the beer garden downtown. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m., with Radio Flyer opening …

Sycamore utilities committe reviews repayment options

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SYCAMORE — Members of the Sycamore utilities committee discussed the project completion date for the new village water plant at a meeting Tuesday evening, as well as terms to repay almost $1.5 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Village administrator Chuck Clark said the village may choose 25-, 30- or 40-year repayment plans for the low-interest loan. …

Snap-Ed assistant retires

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Ohio State University Extension Office of Wyandot County employees held a retirement reception Tuesday for one of their fellow workers who is leaving after 13 years of service. Retiring employee Glena Roszman has been the assistant for the Snap-Ed program, which stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Roszman said she taught nutrition classes to low-income families and visited schools to …

Festival nets $36,240 for local school

The annual St. Peter’s School festival raised $58,360.86 on June 13-14, according to information from Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church. After expenses totaling $22,120.42, the profit was $36,240.44. It was the 34th year for the festival, principal Pat Anderson said. Money raised at the festival goes directly to the school for operating expenses, Anderson said.

Upper FFA officers plan for upcoming year during retreat

The 2014-15 Upper Sandusky FFA officers recently traveled to Lake Hope State Park with adviser Anna Creswell for a retreat to plan for the upcoming year. Creswell joins Upper Sandusky High School from the Hardin Northern FFA after teaching there for 15 years and is replacing John Lawyer, who retired this past school year. During the retreat, officers and Creswell …

4 farm bill meetings to be offered in Ohio

Farm Credit Mid-America, the Ohio Farm Bureau, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency and the Ohio State University Extension will co-host informational meetings on the 2014 farm bill throughout Ohio in August and September. Meetings will focus on how the changes in the 2014 farm bill will impact producers and their operations. Topics will include an overview of …

Woodland programs set for August in OH

MANSFIELD — A tree diagnostic workshop is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at Ohio State University’s Mansfield campus, located at 1760 University Drive. The workshop is designed to help landowners diagnose common and uncommon tree problems. Questions and resources will be available by specialists from Ohio State University Extension. Hands-on diagnostics with samples and lunch is …

4-H Clubs: July 29, 2014

River Roundup MARION — Twenty-three members recently attended the eighth meeting of the River Roundup 4-H club. Members toured Zoomers Skate Club, Marion, for their educational tour and then went skating. They were reminded livestock interviews and skillathon will be held Aug. 9 at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds and to purchase their Wyandot County Junior Fair passes by Aug. 15 …

Carey Soccer Club, CHS football team find solution to field problem

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CAREY — Carey Village Council voted unanimously Monday to allow the Blue Devils high school football team to use the village-owned soccer fields on a one-year basis from Friday through Oct. 31 on the condition that the school pay for damage, put down grass seed and take other steps to ensure the fields are ready for soccer in the spring. …

Bids opened for Sycamore’s Eighth Street reconstruction

Sycamore officials joined the Wyandot County Board of Commissioners on Monday in a bid opening for the village’s Eighth Street project that ranged from about $360,000 to $530,000. The project received four bids from Ohio companies. They included base bids of $359,216.50 from Dellinger Excavating, of Monroeville; $419,841.25 from JDR Excavating, of Findlay; $509,363 from Cash Services LLC, of Genoa; …

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