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Durkin Rises To The Occasion

SHELBY - A 16 year veteran teacher of Shelby City Schools, Linda Durkin, second grade teacher at Dowds Elementary, is this week's teacher spotlight. Durkin was recognized by administration as a teacher who steps out of her comfort zone to learn new ways to help students achieve in the classroom.

Starting her teaching career later in life, Durkin was a manager for Big Wheel prior to marrying her husband, Andy, and starting their family and life here in Shelby. Durkin had received her Bachelor's Degree in Retail Management from Kent State University. Her husband also worked in management with the company. The couple was transferred to Michigan briefly, and Mrs. Durkin decided to stay home to raise her children. Shortly after their first daughter was born, the Durkin's moved back to Shelby and Linda provided day care in her home until her daughters were school aged...Read More

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SABG Looks Back On Triumphant Year

SHELBY - With the first full year the Shelby Area Business Group (SABG) has been active coming to an end, members Julie Britton and Jennifer Arms couldn't be more pleased with how 2014 went for the organization.

The year 2014 was completely jam packed for the SABG. Arms explained the different events which took place this year through the organization included the Shop Hop, Stuff the Caboose at the Shelby Cruise In, Chili Cook-Off, Polar X-Press, and the Shop Small Movement...Read More

WHS Asked To Return For Last Honor Flight

Anytime you have a group of high school students who are invited back to participate in an event, this probably means you have a great group of kids. Students at Willard High School who responded to a chance to greet veterans returning from an Honor Flight in September, were specifically asked to return to the Toledo Airport for the last Honor Flight which landed in late October.

"For Veterans' Day we decided to Show the movie 'Honor Flight: One Last Mission' to our students," Willard High School teacher Courtney Carnahan told members of the Willard City Schools Board of Education. "It was actually suggested by one of our students. It couldn't have been a better choice."...Read More

NL Recives 'Very Good' Audit, Hears About Online Schooling

New London Local Schools treasurer Sue Guthrie told board members during Tuesday night's meeting the district's audit was "very good".

"There were a few verbal comments," she told the board. "We met with the auditor and the final audit will be sent to the auditor of state and when it is approved it will be posted on the auditor's website." She noted, "The verbal comments about the audit are not posted. They are things that have been reviewed and suggested we do."...Read More

One Man Changes Another Man's Dream

Josh Schieber did not plan to be a schoolteacher. His dream as a child was to grow up to be a farmer and to live on the family farm. That was before he stepped into Mr. Mike Hoffman's vocational agriculture class at Wynford High School. Mr. Hoffman opened a whole new world to Josh. Josh describes Mr. Hoffman as the most caring individual he has ever met. He always made FFA exciting and encouraged the students to think on their own. Mr. Hoffman made teaching so interesting Josh decided he could learn about farming and teach at the same time. After graduation from Ohio State University, he taught in Nebraska...Read More

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