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Changes made to Killdeer Plains Area waterfowl hunts

FINDLAY — Hunters interested in Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area’s controlled waterfowl hunts should be aware of changes to the scheduled hunt days, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. In an effort to maximize the efficiency and quality of the controlled waterfowl hunts at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, the controlled hunt drawings will be held Tuesdays, …

Farm Bureau sets meeting

The Wyandot County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting Aug. 24 at the Masters’ Building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds, Upper Sandusky. A potluck lunch will begin at noon. The Farm Bureau will provide meat, drinks and table service and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Following dinner, a brief business meeting, voting, recognitions and awards …

Wyandot SWCD sets annual Aug. meeting

The 66th annual Wyandot Soil and Water Conservation District will host its annual banquet meeting Aug. 21 at the Masters’ Building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds. Voting begins at 5:45 p.m., with the meal set for 6:30 p.m. Banquet tickets are available at the SWCD office or from current supervisors. The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for children …

New director appointed to lead JFS

The Wyandot County Department of Job and Family Services soon will have a new director. Tom Bennett is retiring from the post after 10 years, effective Aug. 31. His replacement, Jason Fagan, has been groomed for the position since a promotion to assistant director in 2008 and is an Upper Sandusky native. Fagan was appointed to fill the impending vacancy …

CHS principal: All athletes test negative for illegal drugs

CAREY — Residents of the Carey Exempted Village Schools district were anxious to see how a new drug testing system may change the landscape of athletics and extracurriculars at Carey. High school principal Peter Cole reported negative results across the board at Monday’s board of education meeting after more than 200 athletes submitted to initial drug tests this week. Further, …

Nevada Council approves Mennco Grain building permits

NEVADA — Council approved building permits and variances Monday night for Mennco Grain to begin work on the north portion of an improvement project at its 105 S. Main St. location in Nevada. Council had no problem allowing a variance for a grain tower that exceeds the maximum allowable 40-foot building height in the village. It replaces one of the …

Big storms damage local barn

NEVADA — The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls Monday afternoon regarding a barn that apparently blew over in storms that passed through the area. A deputy responded at about 4:17 p.m. to the intersection of Ohio 231 and CH 59 in Antrim Township, where he found remains of a barn on the roadway. With the assistance of …

Residents uninjured in fire Monday

KIRBY — Residents reported no injuries in a residential fire on South Main Street in Kirby on Monday afternoon. The Wharton, Upper Sandusky and Jackson-Forest fire departments responded to 118 S. Main St. at about 2:10 p.m. after a resident reported black smoke filling the upstairs of the home, according to a report by the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. Resident …

Walk for Open Door

The Pever family was the first group to begin walking at 9 a.m. Saturday during the annual walk-a-thon to benefit Open Door Resource Center. The Pevers include (front row, from left) Jacob, 9, grandmother Gwen; (back) Emma, 11, parents Stephanie and Kevin (right) and grandfather Ken. Stephanie Pever said the family decided to walk because “it’s a good cause for …

Lincoln Highway sales

Gale and Susan John, of Buckland, make their way east with a stop at a multi-family sale on old Lincoln Highway west of Upper Sandusky on Saturday morning during the annual Lincoln Highway Buyway, which coincided with the Upper Sandusky community garage sales. Gale is holding the couple’s Yorkshire terrier, Cody. Many visitors and area residents stopped at the Wyandot …

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