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Cooper Enterprises Celebrates 50 Years

SHELBY - Friday evening was one of celebration for Cooper Enterprises as the company marked 50 years in business and 50 years of providing jobs in the town of Shelby. In honor of the event a reception was held in the Ralph Phillips Conference Center at the Kehoe Center for employees, family members, and community leaders.

Monty Friebel, President of Cooper Enterprises, thanked those in attendance saying "Fifty years is a journey and as you see the economic upturns and downturns, just like in any relationship as you go through time, there's challenges along the way. It's important to celebrate our successes, to celebrate the relationships we've been able to form over the years with our employees, with our friends, with our suppliers, with our customers. Thank you to the community for their support over the years. Thank you to Aunt Tina, Uncle Dan, and Mom. You made all that possible."...Read More

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Chuckwagon Fundraiser For Senior Center

Two Willard residents were crowned as the new royalty of the 2015 Huron County Junior Fair on Tuesday night. Queen Kristen Kochel and King Austin Hartz began their reign Tuesday night as their predecessors, 2014 Queen Olivia Scheid and King Nick Bischoff, ended theirs.

Four young men competed for the title of king, while eight young women competed for the queen's crown in the G.A. Pickworth Judging Pavilion at the Huron County Fairgrounds...Read More

Resurfacing Projects Are Nearing End

Street repairs in the City of Willard are in the process of finishing up with most of the work, according to Willard City Manager Shawn Tappel. The US 224 Widening and Improvement Project is finishing up on one side of the roadway, he told members of city council.

"The only thing they've got left on the one side is would be the final coat," Tappel explained. "They will start putting the curbs in on the other side. I would say it would be substantially done within the next three weeks."...Read More

Jaelyn Hinckley - Livin' The Dream

Jaelyn Hinckley is living the life that many little girls can only dream of because she owns her own horse and has already decided she wants to work with horses when she grows up.

A sixth grader at New London Elementary, Jaelyn has been around horses her entire life. Her mother, Alisha Hinckley, says of Jaelyn's interest in horses, "She was born into it."

Alisha has also been around horses her entire life, and says when she and her brother were growing up they had ponies at their grandparents farm. Around age 16 she got her own quarter horse, Turbo, and laughs and says while most 16-year-olds get a car, "My horse was my car," and she couldn't have been happier about it...Read More

History Of The Ohio State Fair

State fairs began in the nineteenth century for the purpose of promoting state agriculture, through competitive exhibitions of livestock and display of farm products.

As the U.S. evolved in the twentieth century, modern state fairs expanded to include carnival amusement rides and games, display of industrial products, automobile racing and entertainment such as musical concerts...Read More

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