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Lil' Hoopsters began at Fairview Elementary for students in grades one through three on Jan. 4, 2020. The Panicos oversee the program and have done so for approximately eight years. Through the program, the children work on basic basketball skills and learn a new life goal/message at each se…

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On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 Fairview Elementary held its spelling bee. Madison Adkins took first place while Samantha Mavis took second place. Both Fairview fifth grade students will take part in the Defiance County spelling bee scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Pictured from left: Samantha…

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North Central Elementary recently recognized its second quarter Good Citizen Award Recipients, in grades K-3. Pictured front, from left: Kayden Solano, Jayla Phlipot, Jayden Massey, Brodyn Sentel, Blakelyn Fidler. Back: Sidney King, Bailey Carpenter, Anakin Buendia, Zachary Schroeder. Photo …

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Last month, fourth grade students at Fairview Elementary decided to give back to the community by donating more than $266 to the Fairview Pride Committee. Through this activity, the students learned about ordering, scheduling, counting money and giving back to their community. Photo courtesy…

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North Central Elementary recently recognized students in grades four through six as subject area award recipients for the second semester, as well as “The Eagle Way Awards” recipients. Pictured front, from left: Amithyst Wilson (science), Airyonna McCabe (Eagle), Lincoln Vasko (social studie…

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With school-level spelling bees completed, the final roster of the upcoming Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Williams County Spelling Bee is all set.

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Makenzie Cadwell was named Stryker’s student of the month for December. The core value for the month was integrity. Pictured left is Principal David Schultz. Photo courtesy of Stryker Local Schools

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• Aubrie Calvin of West Unity was recently named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Austin Peay State University. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or greater. We are proud to recognize this student who has shown a commitment to academic excellence and…

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St. Mary School third graders recently created their own books. First, they searched non-fiction books for examples of text features. Then, they created their own books that had examples such as pictures with captions, glossaries, maps, diagrams and other text features. Pictured front, from …

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Edon Northwest Local Schools recently highlighted its November and December Bomber Pride winners. Pictured front, from left: Emilan Camper, Parker Miller, Sarah Person, Avyah Wolfe. Back: Ella Osborn, Eli Snyder, Allysa Young, Kara Wiegand, Alysa Smith. Photo courtesy of Edon Northwest Local…

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St. Mary School students recently learned about safety during the Officer Phil Safety Program. “Magic Tom” entertained students with magic, ventriloquism and humor during this educational program, which is partially sponsored by the Edgerton Police Department. Pictured is student Brycen Cape…

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Cole Huard, center, a sixth grade student at St. Mary School, was recently crowned top speller during the school’s spelling bee. Cole also won last year’s competition. He is the son of Sara and Tony Huard. Fellow sixth grader Alex Harris, right, was the runner-up. He is the son of Earlee and…

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Four County Career Center recently announced Kyla Karzynow from Fairview High School is Student of the Month. Kyla is the daughter of Shura and Sara Karzynow and is a senior in the Health Careers program at the career center. Kyla was nominated by her instructor, Mrs. Walker. She is a HOSA —…

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Four County Career Center recently announced Jacob Washington from Bryan High School is Student of the Month. Jacob is the son of Danielle Washington and is a junior in the IT Academy — Computer Programming and Game Design program at the career center. Jacob was nominated by his instructor, …

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Karl Becker, Northwest State Community College faculty member, right, along with two students from Bryan High School shared information about Bryan City Schools’ on-campus industrial technologies course and its “Skill Boss” tool. Skill Boss is a fully functional, hands-on, tabletop-sized mec…

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Mark Gerschutz recently spoke to the fifth and sixth grade students at St. Mary School to teach them about the ins and outs of gardening. Students will plant a garden this spring as a humanitarian project. Photo courtesy St. Mary School

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Four County Career Center Preschool/Childcare Center students recently presented their annual Christmas program for parents and grandparents. The Early Childhood Education students at the career center worked with the children as part of their lab experience and led them in the program. Pict…

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The fifth and sixth grade students participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning day. It included a field trip to APT Manufacturing in Hicksville in which students were given a full tour on the various engineering, welding, designing and robotics componen…

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The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, Dec. 13 on the Archbold campus. After roll call, Patrick McCauley, Public Affairs Liaison for Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague, issued a proclamation to Northwest State, recognizing the College’s 50 years …

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Four County Career Center recently hosted a luncheon prepared by the Culinary Arts Management/Chef Training students and tour for member school counselors arranged by the career center’s student services department. Bryan High School Counselors toured the career and technical labs and saw in…

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Hilltop high school and junior high school Students of the Month were recently recognized for the month of November. Pictured front, from left: Jazmyn Gehring, Stephanie Moncaleano, Bryce Buehrer, Savannah Ross-Yocklin, Trinity Bennett and Marissa Bennett. Middle: Joe Reamsnyder, Jayma Baile…

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Bryan Mayor Carrie Schlade officiated a ceremony on Sunday to dedicate a Yamaha Clavinova piano, given by the Joyce Reader Memorial Foundation in memory of Joyce Holbrook Reader to the Bryan Arts and Education Building for use by the Bryan community and the Bryan City Schools. Holbrook Reade…

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Four County Career Center will host its annual career night open house from 5-7:30 p.m., Jan. 13, at its campus, located on the corner of Ohio 66 and Ohio 34, south of Archbold.

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The students and staff at St Mary School “shared Christmas love as they supported Christmas for Kids,” the school said in a news release, during a recent live drive the school hosted to collect toys and gifts. Students also learned that their generosity can help make our world a better place…

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Stryker Local Schools recently named Anna Heeres, at left, its November Student of the Month. The core value for the month was Courage. Pictured at right is Mandy Dickinson with Clubhouse Pizza. Photo courtesy of Stryker Local Schools

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Bryan City Schools recently raised $6,043.04 for the Christmas for Kids program. Pictured front, from left: Colby Beltran, Cooper Myers, Finnegan Hanna, Karli McDade and Makenna Myers. Middle row: Miley Mason, Elijah Cummins, Piper Hanna and Rachael Mann. Back row: Sara Huard, Josh Busch, Ka…

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Northwest State Community College recently hosted Game Con 2019, which welcomed over 250 people to the Archbold campus. Game Con, a creation of the NSCC Visual Communication/Graphic Design program, consisted of gaming consoles (from the retro Atari to modern platforms), a Lego build station …

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Four County Career Center recently hosted the annual Career Exploration Days for over 1,600 sophomores from the 22 area member schools. Pictured from left in the Health Careers lab are Sierra Gault of Wauseon with Fairview sophomore Graciela Valle. Photo courtesy of FCCC

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Bryan City Schools won the Williams County Academic League Varsity Tournament which took place Nov. 19, beating runners-up Hicksville. Pictured from left: Lucas Will, Erika Grime, Holden Cobb (behind), Louis Duggan (front), Coach Lisa Heslop, Michael Ledyard, Drew Jackson and Kat Kellogg. No…

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Four County Career Center students, headed by the Skills USA Leadership team, united in a school-wide effort and collected over 6,500 servings of non-perishable food items for the annual “Neighbors In Need” campaign sponsored by 105.7 The Bull. All career and technical programs at the career…

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Students at Central Local Schools recently celebrated Thanksgiving prior to their break for the holiday. First grade students took time for a feast and to give thanks while second grade students created balloons to hold their own version of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo courtesy …

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The 2019-2020 Fairview Middle School Spelling Bee was held Nov. 22. There were 14 students who competed for the title of spelling bee champion. Seventh grader Dylan Huard emerged as the winner by spelling the word “transparencies.” Sixth grader Landon Clemens is the runner-up. They will comp…

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Four County Career Center’s specialized mechatronics and robotics technology student Austin Tomaszewski of Bryan, left, recently received a certificate for completing Certified Education Robot Training on the FANUC Robotics Material Handling program software. Training took place during his l…

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One Friday, each month, Fairview Elementary will host Popcorn Friday, wherein bags of popcorn will be sold for 50 cents. The money raised will be used to give back to a local charity, family/person or group in need. In November, the charity is D.A.R.E. Each grade level at the school has a de…

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St. Mary School families recently donated gently used toys for the local Free Store. “Their efforts will help make someone else’s Christmas bright,” stated a release from the school. The donation drive was organized by sixth grade students. Photo courtesy of St. Mary School

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Four County Career Center recently held a counselors’ tour. Bryan High School counselors were among those who saw in-lab demonstrations by Bryan students. Pictured from left: accounting and business management student Angelina Bowman; Bryan counselor Karen Meister; Garret Gleckler; Bryan cou…

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Fairview Elementary celebrated Family Fun Night on Monday, Nov. 4, to celebrate fall and academic progress, with nearly 300 people participating. Fairview teachers created lessons in reading, math and science to engage both parents and students. Dinner was served and pumpkins were given to e…

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Edon Northwest Local Schools recently recognized the winners of its October Bomber Pride Award, which the school district distributes to numerous students on a monthly basis, based upon teacher recommendations for displays of character on school grounds shown by students. Pictured, front, fr…

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On Nov. 11 the students and staff at St. Mary School acknowledged the men and women who have served in the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. Marvin Dietsch was the guest speaker. He graduated from the Edgerton St. Mary grade school in 1951. In 1955, he successfully appl…

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Father Dan Borgelt, Julie Taylor and several St. Mary School students recently participated in Annunciation Radio’s “Sharathon.” According to a release from the school, “Annunciation Radio’s mission is to proclaim the truth in love. Their goals are to evangelize, educate and encourage God’s …

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Local published author and historian William Culbertson recently shared about his life, passions and writings in a presentation to the seventh and eighth grade Gifted Enrichment class at Bryan Middle School. The class is described by its teacher as “a passion project class where students get…

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Bryan Middle School eighth graders recently participated in “Exploring Careers Hands On for Eighth Graders,” or ECHO, held at Four County Career Center. Career explorers from the career center guided students through several careers that were of interest as they look to begin planning for th…