SHELBY - When Tim Johnson was at Shelby High School and attended Pioneer Career & Technology Center he thought about agriculture. He worked for Dawson's Dairy Farm and enjoyed working for the Dawsons.
He was in Don Heffelfinger's “Meat Processing” program at PCTC. Johnson stated he had lots of fun and learned a lot in Heffelfinger's classes. Heffelfinger showed his students how to enjoy meat processing and often would cook some of the meat the students would process to help them learn about the end process. Johnson remembers Heffelfinger teased his students that they would have to be good workers if they ever wanted to work for his nephew's meat market. Johnson has worked for Heffelfinger's nephews meat market for the last 20 years......Read More
SHELBY- United Steelworkers Local 3057 were recognized for their 75th anniversary during Monday night’s regular city council meeting.
Resolution No. 53-2018 was presented before council which stated to recognize United Steelworkers Local 3057 on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.
Financial Director Dr. Steve Lifer read from the resolution that on August 3, 1943, United Steelworkers Local 3057 received its Charter of Affiliation from the International Union......Read More
Six alumni of Willard High School were inducted into the first class of the Distinguished W. The goal behind the award is to identify, recognize, celebrate and honor those alumni who have distinguished themselves through public service, academic achievement and professional contributions which serve to enhance the prestige and excellence of the Willard City School District.
According to Jeff Ritz, superintendent of the Willard City Schools, the creation of the Distinguished W award was spearheaded by the Willard High School Teen Leadership Corp and Student Council members. The idea was to recognize alumni from their past as well as identify role models for current students to aspire to follow.....Read More
New London administrator Shawn Pickworth told council Monday it appears that the state wants all Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) dissolved in the near future.
He said earlier this year he applied for a $500,000 grant through the state to repair storm sewers and rebuild roads on New London Ave. and West Washburn St. The grant was denied but the village can apply again, but this time with strings attached.
The state will require the village to use all of its RLF money towards the project. Payments on any outstanding loans from the fund would then go into the village’s general fund. ....Read More
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the new trade deal with United States, Canada, and Mexico. While much of this new agreement has to do with the automotive industry, there are some sticking points in the agreement which will have an effect on agriculture.
The U.S. dairy industy has for many years produced a huge surplus of milk, to the point where dairy farmers have dumped millions of gallons of milk into the garbage.
The government has purchased huge quantities of surplus cheese from American farms. While the surplus has kept prices low, it has proven detrimental for dairy farmers. An estimated 10 percent of American dairy farms shut down in the last year, which has resulted in the need for American dairy producers to export their products. .....Read More