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09/18/2018 - 4:49pm
Area citizens on Sunday broke a little sweat in the unseason-able heat to help those in need. Church World Services, which provides hunger relief nationally and internationally, on Sunday conducted its an-nual, nationwide CROP Hun-ger Walk, which challenges communities to walk and raise money to help end hun-ger both at home and across the world. Nearly 30 people affiliated with different...
08/28/2018 - 5:13pm
Before the first school bell rang at North Side Elementary last Friday, parents and students had a chance to see improvements of the building up close. The school held an open house Thursday evening to show the community improvements to classrooms, mainly new windows that allow more natural light and energy efficient LED light fixtures. Principal...
08/21/2018 - 5:09pm
To Laura Hovenga, Human Resources Manager for Seabee Corporation, Seabee founder Donald Yadon was more than just a boss to her. “He was like a second father to me,” said Hovenga, who has worked for the company since she was 15 years old. Last week, Hovenga lost that second father as Yadon died on Saturday, Aug. 11. Yadon, who also...
08/21/2018 - 5:07pm
The stars aligned at the right time for Anais Hiedra to come to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hampton. Hiedra, the new coordina-tor for Hispanic ministry and pastoral associate for the Ack-ley/Hampton cluster, was previously working as a be-havioral therapy technician in Chicago. There, she met Fr. Kevin Earleywine while he was in the...
08/21/2018 - 5:05pm
Hampton-Dumont veteran educator Abby Meyer has a new but exciting challenge as this school year begins. Meyer, who has been with H-D for the last 10 years and currently serves as an instructional coach with the district, will also hold the title of elementary principal at CAL. Meyer said she will conduct 1/3 of her day at CAL and 2/3 of her day at...
08/14/2018 - 4:26pm
The Franklin County Board of Health last week appointed an interim administrator for Franklin County Public Health. Earlier this month, current director Christa Wiarda announced her resignation from the position, effective Aug. 27. Jennie Swart, assistant administrator, also resigned from the position, which became effective Aug. 9. The Board of...
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