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UFS Making Strides Toward Goal

SHELBY - With about a month to go in the United Fund of Shelby campaign, team members are happy with where fundraising is at this point with donations coming in at $119,100.87 - 82-percent of their $145,000 goal.

The United Fund Team met last week to go over totals and to talk about how to raise more funds to reach their annual goal.

The United Fund of Shelby raises money each year and donates to 16 different area organizations that help area residents in one form or another.

The Schools Committee reported they brought in another $4,284 which brings their total to $10,544 or 59 percent of their goal...Read More

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner Approaching Fast

SHELBY - With Thanksgiving just a little over a week away, Jackie Davies is getting ready for the annual Community Thanksgiving dinner at First Lutheran Church.

The event started in 2005 when Davies ask then Pastor Bond about hosting a dinner at the church.

“I had wanted to do it for quite a few years and Pastor Bond wasn’t too sure about it but I finally talked him into letting me do it,” Davies said. “I wanted to do it because there are so many people who are alone and they don’t have family...Read More

Willard Schools Honor Veterans

Students in the Willard City Schools paid tribute to area veterans with a breakfast and Mail Call on Nov. 8. The district sponsored a breakfast, and all of the students within the Willard City Schools were waiting for them inside the Haas Gymnasium for a special “thank you.”

Huron County Sheriff Todd Corbin, a Marine veteran, was the guest speaker. Corbin was awarded the Navy Cross during his time of service for heroics while on the battlefield.

“On Veteran’s Day, we honor you all,” Corbin told over 170 veterans who were there. “I was raised in Willard. It’s my hometown. I have those hometown values..Read More

FEC Breaks Grounds On New Facility

Firelands Electric Cooperative held a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 30 for the construction of a new facility in New London.

The organization currently operates from three separate buildings. The cooperative’s existing office building has major structural damage that would be very costly to repair. Firelands Electric’s board and management exercised due diligence by researching costs to maintain and repair their present deteriorating facilities, versus building a new structure that would incorporate all of the co-op’s needs. Consolidation to a single facility will enable the not-for-profit electric distribution co-op to enhance communication, streamline member service, and implement operational and technological efficiencies...Read More

Seventy-three Year Old Diary Tells Story Of WWII

Editor’s note: Veterans who served in WWII are dying at a reported rate of 1,000 per day, according to the Associated Press. They are taking their stories with them. Gurdon Bores said he wanted to tell his. This is part two of a three-part series.

Gurdon Bores was a young sailor in 1944. He had been drafted a few months earlier and in August found himself as a crew member on a Landing Ship Medium in the Pacific. Two torpedoes had just been shot at his LSM but missed. On Aug. 21, 1944, his ship crossed the international dateline and four days later they arrived in Noumea.

"We had a good liberty here," he noted. "The best we’d had since we left the states. We unloaded our cargo here and took on a small diesel generator, stores and supplies."

When his LSM left four days later, Bores said they were accompanied by four other LSMs. On Sept. 1, 1944, Bores was promoted to First Class as the five ships went past New Guinea and on to Manus in the Admiralty Islands...Read More

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