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Max Hinton to Begin Demolition The implosion of the ConAgra site on Sunday will have Max Hinton as the person who pushes the button. Max of Fresno, California has had as his wish to be at the site of building implosion for some time because of watching the tv show, Myth Busters. So his wish will come true on Sunday. Max, along with the rest of his family will fly into Cleveland on Thursday evening and be guests of the Kalahari Resort while they are here. “We are

so excited to have Max with us to push the button.” Lisa Kelly, President of Advanced Explosives Demolition, said in an interview. “Ever since we heard about Max, we have wanted to do this with him.” she added Max was diagnosed in April, 2010 with Neuroblastoma, stage 4. He will be 8 years old in February. He is a very normal child who loves to play games, plays the piano, soccer and tennis.

Con Agra Way Back When……….. By Sheila Ehrhardt

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caissons per silo had to be sunk some 34 to 40 feet into the ground. Watching the implosion of the ConAgra Wargo and a partner would be lowered down buildings on Sunday will be a group of “old into the huge cement pilings to clean out any timers” who have a special interest in what was dirt or residue left in the bottom. “The fellas once Huron’s largest industry. began calling us ‘muckers,’ but we didn’t mind. They are the men who spent months and We were just glad to be working,” he explained. months on construction of the huge facility Mike Gebelle was fresh out of the Marines originally known as the Eastern States Farmwhen he came back to his hometown, lookers Exchange. ing for work. In 1946 he worked on constructOne of the first people to work on the early ing the foundations for the grain silos. “It was phases of the project was Paul Wargo, who at hard work, but the New England Foundation 90, is the oldest living survivor of the hardy Co., was a pretty good company to work for,” crew that built this Huron landmark. Before Gebelle recalled. When the silos began going any construction could begin, three to four up, he stayed on for another year or so, before going to work on the ore docks, where he operated one of the Huletts for 37 years, until the docks closed in 1985. Leonard Chicotel was a 19-year-old Navy veteran looking for a job in 1946 when he was hired at the mill’s on-site cement plant. He would mix 100-lb. sacks of cement with so many pounds sand and stones near the foundations of the 125ft. tall silos being constructed at the edge of the slip across the river from the ore docks. Crews would hoist a bucket up to the top of the silo and dump it into a hopper. Then Chicotel and the others would use a This quartet of longtime Huronites worked on con- 2-wheel apparatus known as a struction of the grain mill and silos in the late 1940s. “Georgia buggy,” to wheel 300 Seated, (l. to r.) are Paul Wargo and Ira Bailey and or 400 pounds of concrete into the forms. There were originally standing, Lenoard Chicotel and Mike Gebelle.

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27 silos, standing in three rows of nine along the northern edge of the property. Chicotel’s monthly pay while in the Navy was $27 a month, but when he was discharged he was able to take advantage of a 52-20 program, where veterans received $20 per week for an entire year. “The construction job was really hard work, but since we were making a dollar and seventeen-and-a-half cents and hour, I just couldn’t pass up those big bucks,” he said grinning widely. The crews worked long hours, taking advantage of good weather, whenever possible. That same year, 22-year-old Ira Bailey went to work as a carpenter, making the wooden forms for the silos. “Yes, there were a helluva lot of people working there at the time, but I can’t tell you just how many,’ said the octogenarian who is still a rascal. The forms were held together with screw jacks as a form was filled with concrete, Gebelle and several others would jack up the forms to be refilled. “Everybody had to keep on moving, as it was a 24-7 kind of pour,” Bailey explained. If all went well, one silo could be completed every 11 days. He stayed on to work in the mill’s maintenance department for several years. All of the men expressed a sense of pride in helping create the complex and a sense of sadness in seeing it demolished. “I only wish they could have figured out some other use for those buildings,” said Bailey. “But I guess that’s progress.” Many others who worked on construction of the mill are gone now and there are hundreds more who worked there down through the years. They have become an integral part of Huron’s rich history and we salute them.

By Kathy Muehlhauser Moore Huron Historical Society Eastern States Farmers Exchange A new addition to the docks came in 1941 when the Eastern States Farmers Exchange began erecting a grain elevator where the first coal unloader was located. Construction was stopped during WWII and was completed in 1952. Huge ocean vessels carrying large cargos of grain were loaded and unloaded at the dock. Eastern States Farmers Exchange was a regional farmer’s cooperative established in Springfield, MA, in the 1920’s that grew to become one of the largest co-ops of its kind, serving the agricultural community of New England and Upstate New York, and eventually as far west as Northwestern Pennsylvania and Northern Ohio. The Exchange, along with the GLF (Grange League Federation) merged in 1964, to form Agway Inc., based in Syracuse, NY. Agway ceased operations in 1967. Pillsbury The Pillsbury Company acquired the mill in October 1971 and it became the East/Lakes Region Headquarters of the company’s grain merchandising division. The mill bought wheat, corn and soy beans from county grain elevators and licensed farm dealers. The corn was used for livestock feed, the wheat was ground into flour, and the soybeans were processed into oil and meal.

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Most of the grain, which arrived by truck, was shipped by freighter to Canada, but it was also shipped internationally in ocean freighters. When the lake was frozen during the winter the grain was sent by railroad cars to the east coast for export. In 1971 Pillsbury began construction on six new storage silos that increased the holding capacity from 1.2 to 1.9 million bushels of grain. In 1988 Pillsbury decided to sell its grain merchandising division, including the plant in Huron. Miller Milling Miller Milling was founded in 1985 to offer major durum semolina customers the ben-

efits of cutting-edge regional destination mills focused specifically on their needs. The company, which bought the Pillsbury building at Huron, Ohio, served major pasta plants in the eastern United States, most notably what was then the country’s largest maker of branded pasta, Hershey Foods Corporation. In 1989 Harvest States’ Amber Milling division entered into a partnership agreement with Miller Milling Co. with its Huron, Ohio mill. ConAgra ConAgra bought the facility in 1989 and used it as a grain elevator for the storage and shipment of grain until 2006. On July 18, 2006, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced the purchase of the ConAgra Foods facility in Huron. Concurrently, ConAgra Foods announced the closure of the grain elevator. The 19.7-acre parcel, containing Huron’s largest building, is a key piece of Huron’s waterfront. ODNR’s Division of Watercraft has completed a public boating and fishing access site with launch ramps, docks and parking facilities. The City of Huron has assumed title to the former grain silos and flour mill and was awarded a $2 million grant through the Ohio Department of Development’s Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund to continue revamping the site. The city Pilot Tom Root took this photo of the envisions a future riverfront development to grain mill while under construction in include restaurants, retail stores, condominiums and green space. 1949





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Around Town North Coast Cancer Foundation Hires Executive Director North Coast Cancer Foundation (NCCF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Deborah Miller as Executive Director. Deborah has expertise in leadership development, strategic initiative design, group facilitation, team building, program management and grant proposal development. She has successfully coordinated grant preparation processes with government, business and education representatives to create grants for improving leader development and the conditions for leadership. Deborah has two grown children and lives in Castalia with her husband Tom. More about North Coast Cancer Foundation: • North Coast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all people affected by cancer. Toward this end, they seek to provide support in these areas:

• Financial support for uninsured and underinsured cancer patients • Education for patients, community members, and fellow healthcare professionals • Complementary therapies where appropriate for patients and their caregivers • Research opportunities to improve patient’s outcomes Complementary Care Programs were created to provide patients with a positive and caring environment, offer stress relief and pain management, decrease anxiety and increase feelings of well-being. Patients come to terms with their cancer, develop support networks with other cancer patients and survivors, and learn to transition from treatment to survivorship. Each year more than 1,500 people attend Complementary Care Programs

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Sandusky High Alumni Assoc. Two of the largest organizations that help support the Sandusky Schools are conducting research to better improve their communication with the public and with alumni. The Sandusky High School Alumni Association is seeking ways to improve their organization and to encourage a higher rate of participation. As such, they are asking SHS alumni to complete a brief online survey.  While this survey will be emailed directly to many alumni, the SHS Alumni Association does not have email addresses for everyone.  Therefore, alumni are encouraged to go to the following link.  The survey includes questions on demographic information, what types of activities would interest folks, feedback involving the newsletter, as well as a gathering of contact information. Also, because not all SHS Alumni have contact information on file, they are asking anyone

Bellevue Society for the Arts presents “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein”, a collection of short comedies, Fridays and Saturdays, January 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. The darkly comic world of Shel Silverstein is a place where nothing is as it seems, and where the most innocent conversation can turn menacing in an instant. The nine imaginative plays in this collection range widely in content, but the Silverstein style is unmistakable. Some of the plays contain mature subject matter and explicit language. Discretion is advised. Admission will be restricted to ages 18 and older for this event. The stories: “One Tennis Shoe” — Harvey (David Riegel, Bellevue) needs to broach a delicate subject with his wife. He claims Sylvia (Charlene Gardner, Bellevue) is becoming a bag lady, but she protests that her Bloomingdales’ shopping bag doesn’t make her a bag lady. No, says Harvey, but the picture frame, couch cushion and single tennis shoe retrieved from the garbage do. Not to mention the cold cooked oatmeal in her purse. “Bus Stop” — Irwin (Nicholas Ollervides, Clyde) stands on a street corner with a sign reading ‘bust stop’. When Celia (Laura Horn, Loudonville) passes, he stops her and proceeds

As in the past the city’s refuse hauler FSI will pick up Christmas Trees the first two Mondays in 2012. The final pick up will be Monday, January 9, 2012.  Trees are to be placed at the curb along with the regular trash/recycling.  Do not bag trees. For residents who participate in the Yard Waste/ Food Scrap program, just a reminder that the food scrap aspect of the program continues year round; the yard waste program will begin again in April.  If you are interested in signing up for the Yard Waste/Food Scrap program application forms are available on the city website or stop by the Finance Department. O





All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, which will be held at the St. Peter School gymnasium on January 13th at 7:00 PM. The K of C Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on the scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 130,000 youth participated in over 3,000 local competitions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to obtain written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact Jason at 419-433-8584. Preregistration is not required by is encouraged for planning purposes.

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seeing this message to forward the survey link to their fellow graduates. The link to the Alumni survey is D56WT8T. Similarly, the Blue Streak Booster Club is collecting data to make improvements to their organization through an online survey. The survey will provide information on preferences for their meetings, participants’ knowledge of what the organization does, the most efficient means of communicating with members, demographics, and overall feedback about the organization. This survey is being distributed to current members for whom we have e-mail addresses, but it is also open to all SHS alumni and/or community members. The link to the Booster survey is http://www.kwiksurveys. com?s=OMJOHJ_ce699ac5.












to run through the entire list of slang for her breasts, but Celia turns the tables on him with a lengthy and demeaning list of her own. “Going Once” — In a simultaneously comic and chilling monologue, an auctioneer (Ben Archer, Clyde) shows off a woman (Valerie Thames, Sandusky), who is putting herself up for auction to the highest bidder. “The Best Daddy” — Lisa (Melanie Mork, Sandusky) has the best daddy in the world (Brad Rowe, Bellevue). After all, he bought her a pony for her birthday. Too bad he shot it dead. Or did he? Maybe it was Lisa’s older sister. “The Lifeboat is Sinking” — Jen (Danielle Hayward, Bellevue) and Sherwin (Jeff Hayward, Bellevue) sit safely on their bed, but Jen forces her husband to imagine they are on a sinking boat in the middle of a terrible storm. Waves fill the boat with water; there are no life jackets; and Sherwin must decide whether he should throw his mother overboard or condemn them all to die. “Smile” — Bender (Ben Archer) and his henchmen (Jeff Hayward, David Riegel) drag Gibby (Anthony Gardner, Bellevue) into a room and throw him to the ground. Gibby protests that he hasn’t done anything wrong, but Bender and the others know better. They have found the man responsible for the ’70s smiley face and the phrase U N I V E R S I T Y “Have a nice d a y,”

and they’re going to make him pay. “Thinking Up A New Name For the Act” — Pete (Nicholas Ollervides) hits on the phrase ‘Meat and Potatoes’ as the perfect name for their vaudeville act, but Lucy (Jeni Stacy, Clyde) doesn’t like it. They get into a terrible fight, and Lucy kills Pete. A police investigation, trial and execution quickly follow. And the only words in this farcical sketch are ‘Meat and Potatoes’.  “Buy One Get One Free” — Merrilee (Valerie Thames) and Sherilee (Charlene Gardner) are offering the deal of the century. ‘Buy one, get one free,’ the hookers sing to a tempted Lee (David Riegel). It’s a golden opportunity. And it all rhymes. “Blind Willie and the Talking Dog” — Blind Willie (David Ailing, Bellevue) sings the blues and asks passersby if they can spare a nickel or dime to help him and his hungry dog (Ben Archer). But his dog can’t understand why Willie refuses to use the fact that he owns a talking dog to make some real money. Tickets are on sale now. Call 419-484-ARTS (2787) for reservations. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Bellevue Fish & Loaves and save $1 on admission.  “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein” is directed by Anthony Gardner. It is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. For more information, visit BSA’s website: Like BSA on Facebook: Follow BSA on Twitter:

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Huron Public Library Hours

Winter Storytimes January 3 – February 1 Mon. & Tue. 10 AM - 6 PM No registration required. Wed. & Thur. 10 AM - 8 PM Lapsit (Children up to Fri. 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat. 10 AM - 1 PM 2 ½ years with caregiver) Tuesdays at 10:15 AM or Position Opening: Wednesdays at 11:00 AM Library Board of Trustees Toddler Time (Children 2 ½ - 3 ½ years The Board of Trustees of the Huron Pub- with caregiver) Tuesdays at 11:00 AM or lic Library is accepting applications for an Wednesdays at 10:15 AM open Board position. Applications are due Storytime (Children 3 ½ - 5 years on their by Friday, January 6, 2012. own) Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 1:30 PM For more information, download the posting, position description and applicaYarnWorks tion from the library website, www.huronSaturday, January 7, 10:30 AM- 12 PM or visit the circulation desk for Join our group of knitters and crochetprinted copies. ers, whether you are just learning or have been creating for years. Bring your current Employment Opportunity project, share your knowledge and help us Fiscal Officer with our community blanket. Registration The Huron Public Library is seeking a fis- appreciated. cal officer to serve as chief financial officer for the library. A bachelor’s degree in acConnect Ohio Computer counting or a related field and government Classes for adults fund accounting experience are required. Monday- Wednesday, January 9, 10, 11 For more information, visit www.huron- from 2 - 4 PM No telephone calls, please. ApWould you like to learn the basics about plications due by January 13, 2012.

A Blizzard of Wintery Fun! Tuesday, January 10, 4:30 - 5:30 PM There’s no need to get cold feet about spending a winter’s afternoon at the library! Children (Kindergarten and older) will have a snow pile of fun playing some flaky indoor games, enjoying a chilly snack and slip sliding the afternoon away! So bundle up and join us! Registration is required! Rockin’ Readers Book Groups, Wednesday, January 11 Juniors 6- 6:45 PM, Seniors 6:45- 7:30 PM Rockin’ Readers is a popular introductory group discussion for elementary - age children. Junior Rockin’ Readers is designed for third and fourth graders, and Senior Rockin’ Readers is for fifth and sixth graders. The members read the selected book and then discuss their thoughts and supported opinions. Registration is required. Spanish for Children Grades K-2, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:15 PM January 11 through February 8 This is a 5 week course designed for


young children and taught by local high school senior, Alyssa Franklin. Each class will focus on learning a specific subject: greetings, colors, numbers, and animals. Group activities and games will be used for a fun experience. Class size limited to 15. Register today! State of the City Thursday, January 12, 6:30 PM, presented by Huron City Manager Andy White. Spanish for Tweens Grades 3-6, Thursdays: January 12 through February 9, 6:30 - 7:15 PM This is a 5 week course designed for young children and taught by local high school senior, Alyssa Franklin. Each class will focus on learning a specific subject: greetings, colors, numbers, and animals. Group activities and games will be used for a fun experience. Class size limited to 15. Register today! Locker Hooking Saturday, January 14, 10 - 11 AM or 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Kathy Sheffler of Vermilion’s Fairyland Fabrics & Gifts will introduce participants to the creative and fun needlecraft called locker hooking. All materials will be furnished to complete a beginner project. Ms. Sheffler will also have kits for sale to make other items. Registration required.

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Office location: 110 Wall Street Mailing address: 417 Main St. Phone: 419-433-8487 Fax: 419-433-0470 Email: Website: Aerobics with Monica Studans This is the class you have been waiting for! A complete and effective workout for all fitness levels! Work out at your own pace with 40 min. of easy, fun and fat-burning Latin infused dance and “Tae-Bo Style” kick-boxing moves. One class per week combines weights with cardio for the ultimate in fat-burning! Tone and strengthen your arms, legs and abs using weights and resistance. Relieve

stress with a relaxing stretch! Please bring a mat, water and two 2-5 lb. hand-held weights to feel energized and fantastic. Classes will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7pm at Woodlands Intermediate. Pick a session or sign up for all three! Cost per session: $45 Residents/ $50 Non Residents Winter Session I: January 10-February 9 Winter Session II: February 21-March 22 Spring Session: April 10- May 10 Sign up for 2 sessions and receive $5 off! Sign up for all 3 sessions and receive $10 off! Don’t wait, register today!! Registration forms are available on our website, Cards at the Boat Basin

Milestones OBITUARY Ted G. Burkhardt

May 11 1944 - Dec. 28, 2011 Ted G. Burkhardt, 67, residing in Huron Townsship. Passed away peacefully late Wednesday evening December 28,201, at home after a brief illness. Ted was born May 11,944, in Sandusky, son of the late Franklin and Helen (Bacho) Burkhardt. Ted was a 1962 graduate of Huron High

School. He was the owner and operator of Ted’s Kwik Lube in Huron, and retired in April 2001, however, he still remained active. Ted was a member of Huron Eagles, in his spare time he enjoyed his horses, spending time working outside, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Ted is survived by his fiancee’ Tammy Durso of Huron, a stepdaughter Kris Penwell of Vermilion, a son Rod ( Jen) Penwell of Milan: three grandchildren, Monica, Lindsay and Hunter, a sister Kathryn McMillen of Huron, an aunt Wilma Bancho

of Wooster, Ohio, a cousin, Geoffrey Bancho of Canton, Ohio, a niece Kimberly McMillen of Huron, and several other family members and friends. Ted was preceded in death by his parents and his uncle John Bacho. A Celebration of Life was held January 2nd, at the Huron Eagles Club. Pastor Ron Biehl presented the eulogy and sharing of Ted’s life. Memorial contributions may be made to Ted’s family for assistance. Condolences may be shared at

Tuesdays & Thursdays the boat basin building is open from 9:30am-12:00 noon for cards. If you enjoy playing cards, this is the group for you. The program is free to the public and we offer hot chocolate and coffee while you play. Tuesdays- Euchre. Thursdays- Pinochle. Indoor Soccer The Indoor Soccer Skills Program is back for the 20112012 season! This program is designed for beginners and those who want to improve their soccer skills. Players will practice scrimmage games, learn and perfect soccer skills and enjoy the sport of soccer! Choose from 2 six week sessions! Don’t wait; we will only be taking 10 participants per class and classes are filling quickly!! All sessions will be held at Shawnee Elementary in the gym. Session II: March 1st- April 5th Kindergarten – 1st Grade 5pm-6pm 2nd Grade- 3rd Grade 6pm-7pm Classes will be held on Thursdays Cost: $30 per child For more information or to print off a registration form, visit our website:

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225 Williams Street, Huron 419-433-5018 8:30 & 10:45 Worship 9:30 Sunday School 11:45 Fellowship Hour

Grace Presbyterian Church Kalahari Resort, Nia Convention Center, Rt. 250, Huron 419-271-1112 graceopchurch@gmail. com Worship: Sunday 6 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church 1608 St. Rt. 113, Milan 419-499-3683 Father Dennis Henkle Worship and Holy Communion – Sunday 10:00 a.m. Huron United Methodist Church 338 Williams Street, Huron 419-433-3984 Rev. J. Roger Skelly – Watts 8 a.m. – Praise Service/

Praise Band Sunday School: 8 a.m. During Service for Preschool – 4th Grade 9 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10 a.m. – Celebration Service/Organ & Choir LOGOS – Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 6:00pm; Students K-12 invited Lighthouse Assembly of God Church 820 Cleveland Road East, Huron 419-433-8889 Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. adult and children Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Youth Group 6 p.m. Sunday Food Pantry 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays Food Pantry: 419-6160088 Salvation Army Service Unit 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays by appointment only. Salvation Army Services: 419-433-0500

a.m. with Holy Commu- Service with Sunday nion School for children and Wednesday 7:00 p.m. teens. Worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays Traditional Service. The Chapel 4444 Galloway Road, Sandusky 419-627-0208 www.chapel-sandusky. org Saturday Service 5:00 p.m. Sunday Services at 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Jr. High Youth Group – Sundays during 9 and 11 am church service meet in the Warehouse/Youth Room Sr. High Youth Group – Sunday evenings from 6 to 8pm meet in the Warehouse/Youth Room. Latitude group ages 1829 Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4511 Galloway Road, Huron 419-626-9860 Bishop: Bill Reed Sacrament Service Sundays 9:30 a.m. Family History Center St. Matthew Evang. Lu- Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 theran Church p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 15617 Mason Road, 9 p.m. Vermillion Rev. Dr. Karl Fry, Pastor Zion Lutheran Church 440-967-9886 930 Main Street, Huron, www.lutheransonline. 419-433-4711 com/stmattverml-cms Ladies Bible Fellowship 8:00 a.m. Sundays Tra9:15 a.m. ditional Worship Service Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Sundays FamAll Ages Welcome ily Friendly ContempoSunday Worship 10:30 rary Worship

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Email: Mail: 103 Wall Street, Huron, OH 44839

Phone: 419-433-1401 30 Words $8

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SERVICE DIRECTORY Our Ads Get Results Call Cheryl at 419-433-1401 HOME IMPROVEMENT

Remodeling J PUSTER REMODELING 419-307-7489

Residential, Interior Painting 20 years experience Very Meticulous call 419-602-7108




All Seasons Painting, Etc. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair Light Carpentry Wallpaper Removal Pressure Washing And Decks Call 419.624.0383

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES 3 Fireman Services Routine home maintenance, House gutting, Demolition with care, Haulingbasement, attic, garage clean out No job too small. 419-656-6309 LAWN & GARDEN




Tim Bennett, Owner 15 Yrs Experience 419-602-2910 or 419-621-1250

HANDY MAN Painting • Tile Home Maintenance and Repairs Small Jobs Welcome Call Chuck Knight

419-433-3162 ROOFING

PLUMBING COMPUTER SERVICE & REPAIR ACCURATE COMPUTER TECHNICIANS Don’t Call A Geek, Call A Pro We Specialize In Superior Customer Service! Onsite or Offsite Located in Huron, OH.




Office 419-621-8340 24 HRS 419-239-3326

CARPET CLEANING BALDUFF’S CARPET CLEANING & FLOOR COVERINGS We take pride in what you stand on! 77 E. Main St. Norwalk, OH 44857

419-668-4665 1-800-423-1310

For all your plumbing needs Free estimates, low cost referrals

www. (419) 656-6266 Lic. # 35064

WEDDING CAKES AND ALL-OCCASION CAKES! obbins Pumpkin Rolls $12.00 oofing They are DELICIOUS!! Visit me at Call a local contractor you can trust Delivery is Available! 440.315.7520 Discounts for Police, Call TACIE!!! Firefighters, Senior Citizens, Let me Bake something Military, Teachers Wonderful for you! Members NFIB, NRCA COMPUTER BBB A+ Rating Owens-Corning Preferred Contractors Same Day Estimates

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Tree & Landscape, Inc. Now Available

WINTER TREE RATES Tree Pruning & Removal Stump Removal Crane Service - 120’ Aerial Lift - 75’ Free Estimates/Fully Insured 3811 Venice Road Sandusky, Ohio 419-625-2352 or 888-662-5296


GET CREATIVE WITH SHARWOOD CAKES!!! All cakes personalized: Photo Imaging. 3D & Castle Cakes Cakes made FRESH for ANY Occasion!! Delivery is available. 419-588-2590


Firelands Complete Home Repair Remodeling, Renovations, Updates Including Kitchen & Bath, Fences, Decks, Roofing, Siding, Snow Plowing. Big or Small, We Do It All. You Have an Idea, We Can Make it Happen! FREE Estimates, Senior Discounts 419-577-9962

Huron Hometown News | Thursday, January 5, 2012


Schools Pudding, Milk Tue., Jan. 10 Hamburger on Bun, Potatoes, Oranges, Ice Cream, Milk Wed., Jan 11 Maple Flavored Silver Dollar Pancake Pouches, Syrup, Tri-Taters, Sausage, Applesauce, Vanilla Pudding, Ice Cold Milk ST PETER SCHOOL Mon., Jan. 9 Seasoned Chicken Strips. Roll/margarine, Carrot Sticks & Dip, Pears Chocolate

Thur., Jan 12 Walking Tacos w/ Nacho Cheese Doritos, Shredded Lettuce, Shredded Cheese, Roll/ Margarine, Salsa, Mandarin Oranges, Cookie, Milk

Fri., Jan 13t Domino Pepperoni Pizza, Salad, Banana, Popcorn, Milk HURON SCHOOLS Mon., Jan 9 Mexican Taco or Nacho’s Meat/Cheese/ Shell Pinto’s & Cheese, Fresh Salad Greens, Choice of Dressings, Plump Peaches Slices, Ice Cold Milk Tues., Jan 10 Plump Chicken Nuggets, Fluffy Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, Whole Wheat Roll, Seasoned Fresh Fruit, Ice Cold Milk

Wed., Jan 11 Italian Meatball Sub, Sweet Peas & Carrots, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Choice of Fruit, Ice Cold Milk Thur., Jan 12 Whole Grain French Toast Sticks, Syrup Cup, Egg & Cheese Omelet, Hash Brown, Chilled 100% Fruit Juice, Ice Cold Milk Fri., Jan 13 Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Smiley Fries, Fresh Broccoli/Dip, Mini Rice Krispie Treat, Assorted Fruit, Ice Cold Milk

Local Educators Selected to Participate in Microsoft Innovative Educator Program Educators learn new technology skills to better engage and prepare students for the 21st-century workforce

Dave Jenkins, Director of Operations, and Chad Enderle, Technology Integration Specialist, from EHOVE Career Center were selected to attend the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) professional development two-day event on December 12 and 13th at the Microsoft Bldg in Columbus, Ohio.    Dave and Chad were selected based on their experience training JENKINS other educators in the use of technology in teaching and learning. The Microsoft Innovative Educator Program provides educators with the opportunity to participate in hands-on, projectbased learning sessions, during which they will learn about the latest uses and features of a variety of Microsoft tools, such as the Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft OneNote, as well as a number of free teaching resources, such as Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Picture Gallery,

Auto Collage and Microsoft Live@edu. “Educators who attend the program have shown their commitment to teaching and to integrating technology effectively in the classroom,” said Andrew Ko, senior director, U.S. Partners in Learning, Microsoft Corp. “As educators continue to expand their expertise in this subject matter, they will share with the students of today the technical skills and knowledge that the students will need to be workforce-ready after graduation.” The expanded skills and knowledge that educators receive at the Microsoft Innovative Educator Program are shared back at the school, district ENDERLE and state level. Once the training is complete, educators commit to conducting professional development activities for 100–500 colleagues based on the lessons learned at the seminar. In addition, all educators commit to contribute

professional development best practices to the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network. Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Enderle plan to utilize the MIE training program to provide additional professional development training to the EHOVE staff.  They also plan to offer the training to teachers from EHOVE’s associate schools. Participants attending the Microsoft Innovative Educator Program earn the title of Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer once they have completed the training. In addition to learning new hands-on, project-based activities for K–12 classrooms, educators also get free access to professional development curriculum to use in their school and eligibility for clock or credit hours, varying by state. The most beneficial outcome of the training program is access to the online Microsoft Partners in Learning Network community, which engages millions of like-mind-

ed, innovative educators from more than 100 countries dedicated to the same goal: enhancing the effectiveness of education using technology. More information on MIE events is available at

Sports Tigers Fall Short to Polar Bears The Huron Tigers Varsity basketball team suffered a tough SBC loss at home Friday night, against the always well-coached Margaretta Polar Bears. The visitors came out hot in the first half hitting four early three pointers to build a lead. Meanwhile, Huron, again, looked tentative on

the offensive end. As always, their defense kept them in the game. During the second half, the Tigers battled to take the lead with a minute left to play just to fall once again at the end of the game.

Below: Junior wing Jake Justus battles for the offensive rebound and scores. Also shown: Aaron Casey (23)

Photos by Chris Mischler

Different By Design . . . Better By Comparison

At Anytime Fitness we’ve got your reSOLUTION covered! 2012 Cleveland Rd., Huron, 419-502-4348 3104 Milan Rd., Sandusky, 419-609-9262

Above: Point guard Cody Thompson penetrates the Polar Bear defense. Left: Center Aaron Casey gets fouled from behind as he powers in for the lay-up.

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419-625-7474 • Heating and Air Conditioning Service • Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning • Geothermal Experts • Generator Installations • IAQ Specialist - Humidifiers, Air Purifiers • Planned Maintenance Agreements • Free Estimates on New Installations • 24 Hour Emergency Service

Serving the following counties for over 80 years Sandusky, Huron, Berlin Heights, Norwalk, Milan, Bellevue, Port Clinton, Catawba and Castalia

Visit us at OH LIC 25160

Point guard Cody Thompson goes up for a shot.

Redeem this ad for $20 off any service call. Expires 12/31/2011


Huron Hometown News | Thursday, January 5, 2012

Implosion January 8 Schedule of Events • Noon - Law enforcement secures 1000’ and 500’ perimeter • Noon - Road closures: Huron Street at Route 6 westbound lane • Mills Street east of post office. Traffic open only to local business and homeowners • 2:15 p.m. 12-15 minute fireworks presentation. Fireworks will be detonated from the northwest corner of the ConAgra peninsula • 2:50 p.m. Route 6 bridge closed to emergency traffic only • 2:50 p.m. 10 second siren • 2:55 p.m. 10 second siren • 2:59 p.m. 10 second siren • 2:59:50 p.m. 10 second countdown • 3:00 p.m. Implosion

Where history explodes into our future THE IN ... T E L BEG N W O NTD



T.B.A. Route 6 bridge will reopen to traffic after a determination that the dust cloud has dissipated and AED gives an all clear


Berardi’s Invites you to join us for Implosion Sunday! Warm up before or after the Implosion with the Area’s Best Seafood Bisque. Serving Beer and Wine. Open until 7pm. Parking available for Patrons. See you Sunday! 218 Cleveland Road East, Huron, Ohio • 419-433-4123




Good only during Implosion Hours - Jan. 8, 2012

812 S. Main Street

Dine-in • Carry-Out Delivery Open Daily from 4pm

Implosion Hours Noon - 10 PM







Timeline Set for Demolition at former ConAgra Site BUFFET M-S 11:30-2pm

Rye Beach Pizza & Deli • 419-433-9848

Rye Beach Pizza & Deli • 419-433-9848



Large 16” 1-Item Pizza plus 12 wings


Mon.-Thur. 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat. 11am-12am Sun. 11am-9pm

2012 Cleveland Road Huron, Ohio 44839

419-433-9848 Dine-in • Carry-out • Delivery

Must present coupon. One coupon per order. Not valid with other offers. Expires 1/12/12

Must present coupon. One coupon per order. Not valid with other offers. Expires1/12/12.

Rye Beach Pizza & Deli • 419-433-9848

Rye Beach Pizza & Deli • 419-433-9848


Large 16” 1-Item Pizza, 12 wings or boneless wings, free 2 liter



Must present coupon. One coupon per order. Not valid with other offers. Expires 1/12/12.

$7.00 + tax

1/8/12 Only




BIG BANG BUFFET All you can eat & drink

Soup, Salad & Pizza Only


Must present coupon. One coupon per order. Not valid with other offers. Expires 1/8/12.

Large 2-Item $8.50 1/8/12 No Limit


Visit our tent... It’s a BLAST! Located at the top of the Boat Basin

Warm up with Storm Mountain Coffee Roasted in Huron, Ohio We will be selling:

Fresh Roasted Coffee Hot Vanilla Hot Chocolate After the implosion we invite you to visit our tasting room in the big brick Southport Building to see our products. Always Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-5:30 (lunch 12:30-1:30) and Saturdays 8:30-noon Order or visit online:

Have our attendant pump your gasoline

AT SELF SERVE PRICE! Stay in your car

7 DAYS - 7am-7pm Huron - Main Street Location Only

Huron Hometown News - January 5, 2012  
Huron Hometown News - January 5, 2012  

The implosion of the ConAgra site on Sunday will have Max Hinton as the person who pushes the button. Max of Fresno, California has had as h...