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Crumbling Down

SHELBY - Sections of the building where Napoli's Pizza called home at 12 West Main Street started crumbling into the street and into the Black Fork River overnight.

The building was permanently vacated Tuesday when severe structural damage made the building unsafe to inhabit.

Since then, the city has been working on plans to take the building down safely.

"We met with representatives from the Richland County Land Bank on Thursday and they sent over a contract," noted Project Coordinator Joe Gies. "Gordon (Eyster, city law director) is reviewing it and it should be on council legislation on Tuesday."...Read More

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Shelby Resident Shares Firsthand Account To The End Of World War II

SHELBY - Shelby resident Homer Hall, 96, remembers September 2, 1945. It was the day he stood guard aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay for the formal signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender. World War II was over.

Hall recounts, "The weather was very nice that day. There was a rumor aboard the ship that it took 14 fountain pens to sign the treaties so that each official could keep one." While the weather was nice that day, Hall said the feelings on the ship were not.

"There were bitter feelings. A lot of guys felt we should just hang 'em (the Japanese) instead. I didn't feel that way. Their men were the same (as us) serving their country."...Read More

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens New School

Residents got the chance to see firsthand what their students are now calling their school. On Saturday, a ribbon cutting officially opened the doors for the Willard City Schools at One Flashes Avenue which opened for students on Aug. 25.

Superintendent Jeff Ritz said it was his honor to invite the community to walk through the doors of the new school for the first time...Read More

HC Sheriff K-9 Noro Receives Bulletproof Vest

An important member of the Huron County Sheriff's Department recently received a new bulletproof vest.

The vest was donated by Chris Schiefer Insurance & Financial Services, office of Eric Brown and Vicki Missler.

The department member was Noro, a 5-year-old, 90-pound German Shepard that is one of four dogs working for the department. He is one of three that go out on patrol with their handlers and the fourth works at the jail...Read More

Huron County Fair Showman of Showmen

SThe Showman of Showmen Contest at the Huron County Fair pits the best showman from each animal category against the others to determine the best overall.

This year's competitors and their categories were Lauren Ott, beef; Isaiah Adams, dairy beef; Matthew Lund, dairy; Kendall Keene, market goat; Lauren Green, dairy goat; Molly Phillips, poultry; Lauren Hamer, rabbits; Morgan Boswell, sheep; Tara Eisenhauer, swine; Colton Puder, turkeys...Read More

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