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Industries, Businesses Continue To Invest In Local Community

As members of the community gathered last Thursday night to hear about the State of the City of Willard, Ricky Branham, director of the Willard Area Chamber of Commerce pointed one thing out he said he is certain.

“Our city is working in the right direction,” he pointed out. “We need to volunteer to work together to make a difference. When you talk about working together, you can definitely see it and see the wheels in motion.”

It is, Branham said, changing the community. That teamwork is creating a business environment and a partnership with the schools using the Leader in Me initiative training the future employees...Read More

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CORE Cares: Local Church Rallies To Help Those In Need

SHELBY- CORE Community Church is working together to not only give back to the community, but to go further into the world as well.

CORE Community Church Lead Pastor Ben Carver explained the desire for the church is to become a church that is about so much more than just the things and people inside the walls of CORE Community Church.

“Obviously, our first love is our city. We care about Shelby. We love Shelby. We want our city to see and feel that we care about it more than we care about ourselves,” Carver said. “It's the reason we've turned our dreams for things like ‘Community Impact Day’ (project-based work day in Shelby) and the ‘Whippet Weekender Packs’ (weekend food program for kids in our schools) into a reality right here in Shelby. We're constantly dreaming about ways we can reach further into our city. But we also recognized that there was this ‘beyond factor....Read More

Pioneer Gives Back To Communities


Students at Pioneer Career and Technology Center took a day off from school but did not stay home or spend it idly.

Heather Fighter, a teacher at Pioneer, said students were in the communities of their homeschools on April 21 to make a difference. Most of the work would involve helping to make each community a little bit brighter with clean up duties.

“We divided up by homeschool in our communities,” she explained. “We are in all 14 of our partner schools in Richland, Huron and several other counties...Read More

There's A New Coach In Town

There is a new coach in town and Kemmes Keys told New London’s Rotary Club, he loves a challenge and he is up to the task of working as part of the team and making New London proud.

Keys has joined New London Local Schools as its high school football coach.

Sharing his vision for both the Wildcat football program and where he sees them going as a community he said, “I believe those two things go hand in hand.

His primary goal as the football coach is to develop outstanding student athletes. And the plan to accomplish it is simple. “Provide them with positive, motivating encouragement to always be excellent in whatever they do. That will be stressed every single day that they be the best young man they can possibly be....Read More

Family Owned And Operated Aquaponic Farm

Not too far out of Rochester in Brighton Township is a small business called Lettuce Heads Farm, run by four members of the Ziegler Family on land that has been in the family for five generations.

Nick Ziegler, his father Ken, his uncle Kevin and his cousin Kurk run the aquaponics operation in a 34X96-foot greenhouse raising several varieties of lettuce, Swiss chard, bok choy, mustard greens, onions, chives and other greens year round.

According to Nick, aquaponics and hydroponics are similar in several ways, because they both depend on water as their growing medium instead of soil, and they both use a recirculating system. However, a hydroponic system needs to be as sterile as possible, using synthetic materials to provide nutrition and pest control....Read More

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