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Huron Receives Criminal Justice Grants The City of Huron recently received two Justice Assistance Grants from the Office of Criminal Justice Services, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The Huron Police Department was awarded $68,609.25 for the acquisition and implementation of a new records management system, mobile data computers, computer aided dispatch, and e-citations. The implementation of the Huron Police Technology Program will provide a new records system, which will be integrated into a regionalized system to positively affect local law enforcement agencies through improved communications. In addition the system will allow for the collection of enhanced statistical data to monitor trends and allocate resources. The implementation

of an e-citation function will create greater efficiencies in service delivery. Upon implementation, the Huron Police Department will be able to generate traffic citations, summonses and parking tickets from their cruisers, and submit documentation to the court electronically. This use of technology is expected to save time and money while increasing productivity. For the other grant, the Huron Municipal Court was awarded $27,184.88 for the implementation of a Jail Alternative Program. Established in 1968, the Huron Municipal Court is a single-judge court that serves a population of 10,500 with a very active caseload. Prior to the receipt of the Justice Assistance Grant, the Huron Municipal Court did not have a

mechanism to monitor defendants on a standardized reporting probation. The realization of the Jail Alternative Program will establish a probation department that is charged with monitoring post-sentence defendants on probation, diversion and community service programs. Additionally, the probation department will be responsible for completing pre-sentence investigations, monitoring defendants on pre-trial house arrest bonds and will have the capacity to coordinate restitution orders to help victims of crime. The establishment of a probation department will allow for an alternative to jail sentences, thus reducing costs while providing for a greater level of accountability from defendants sentenced by the court.

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School districts across the United States have “geographically” challenged their students grades four through eight in the National Geographic Bee. This particular challenge, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, is designed to generate student interest in the subject of geography, encourage geography instruction and study, and increase public awareness about geography. Seventeen students from Woodlands Intermediate School (six students from the fourth and fifth grades and five students from the sixth grade) accepted the “Geographic” challenge on January 13, 2010. Tyler Sasala, sixth grade, took first place in the National Geographic competition. Jax Scally, fourth grade, came in second Tyler Salsala, 6th grade, took first place place while tied for third were Morgan Morey, in the 2010 National Geographic Bee fifth grade, and Dean Dickirson, sixth grade. on January 13, 2010.

Huron Salvation Army Unit Thanks You The Huron Community, We are honored and humbled to live in Huron. We have been fortunate to be able to help other Huron citizens through being a Salvation Army Unit volunteer. What pleases us the most is to see my neighbors continuing to support the Huron Salvation Army unit located at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church at 820 East Cleveland Road in Huron. We rang, and you responded. In these days of lay offs, cut-backs, plant closings, and hardships, the people of Huron kept giving to the 2010 Little Red Kettle Campaign. Many Huron churches, service organizations, youth troops, and school groups volunteered to ring and participate in other ways. This year, we rang 17 days -- a total of 187 hours. The Huron Salvation Army Unit exceeded our 2010 fundraising goal by five %. How amazing are the people of

Huron. In 2010 your Huron Salvation Army and maybe a neighbor who wouldn’t ask you Unit will be here because of you to help serve personally for assistance. our community better. You see, your donations were very necessary What did your generosity do last year? and appreciated. Because of you, many of your You provided assistance to over 50 families neighbor’s needs were fulfilled. Because of with electric and gas cut off notices. your generosity, your Huron Salvation Army You made it possible for over 155 little chil- Unit will be able to provide its 2010 safety net dren experience Christmas through our Salva- for Huron. tion Army Angel Tree Christmas program. Your Huron Salvation Army Unit, located at You sent five Huron children for five nights the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, can camping at the Salvation Army Youth Camp. be reached 24 hours-per-day by answering maYou paid over-night expenses for a stranded chine or volunteers who staff the office at (419motorists passing through Huron. 433-0500). The appointments for interviews You provided emergency medications for are made for Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 families, who lost their medical benefit. PM. We provide assistance for people living in You helped pay water bills for people like a the 44839 Zip Code. young mother who lost her full-time job. Again, thank you for your help and concern, You gave assistance to widows and orphans, The Huron Salvation Army Unit volunteers

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Huron High School students Alex VanScoy (senior - clarinet); Ben Washburn(junior – horn); and Matthew Buckingham (sophomore - percussion) recently participated in the High School Honor Bands Program at Bowling Green State University. Students from throughout the state attended the three-day event,which culminated in a concert performance at BGSU’s Kobacker Hall.

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Open Enrollment Informational Meetings Planned The Huron Board of Education will host a series of informational meetings regarding Open Enrollment for the Huron City School District. The first meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in the McCormick Middle School Auditorium. Superintendent Fred Fox and Treasurer Michael Weis will explain how Open Enrollment works and will discuss the options the Board of Education has based on the Huron City Schools policy on Open Enrollment. Currently, more than $200,000 in Huron City School revenues are being transferred to other districts as Open Enrollment has become a financial burden to the district. All informational meetings are open to the public.

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The National Geographic Bee competitors from Woodlands Intermediate School include: Julia Hippely, 4, Nick Lenyo, 4, Grant Nelson, 4, Brendan Roth, 4, Jax Scally, 4, Matt Weber, 4, Jared Hohler, 5, Philip Jones, 5, Max Martin, 5, Chad Mize, 5, Morgan Morey, 5, Will Steuk, 5, Dean Dickirson, 6, Jacob Fries, 6, Sam James, 6, Maggie Nelson, 6 and Tyler Sasala, 6. The local Geography Bee qualifies the winner to compete for a place in the State-Level Geographic Bee held on April 9, 2010. Winners from each State-Level Bee go to Washington, D.C. for the National Geographic Bee held May 25-26, 2010. Woodland’s winner, Tyler Sasala has taken the seventy-question written exam to qualify as one of 100 who will compete in the State-Level Geographic Bee for Ohio.















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Library Huron Public Library Hours Mon. & Tue. 10 AM - 6 PM Wed. & Thur. 10 AM - 8 PM Fri. 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat. 10 AM - 1 PM Sun. Closed

Rockin’ Readers (a book group for 3rd and 4th graders) will meet on Wednesday, February 3 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Members will read Half Magic by Edward Eager, and are asked to bring a magic trick to share or perform. If you would like to become a member, please call (419)433-5009 or email YarnWorks meets on Thursday, February 4 from 6:308 PM. This is a new intergenerational gathering of people who like to work with yarn by knitting or crocheting meets

on the first Thursday of the month. Bring your current project and share your knowledge with others. Instructors will be on hand. Always wanted to try? This is your opportunity! Call (419)433-5009 or email 2010 Winter Storytimes at the Huron Public Library began Tuesday, January 12 and will run through Wednesday, February 17. Lapsit for children up to 2 ½ years with caregiver will be held on Tuesdays at 10:15 am or Wednesdays at 11:00 am Registration is required. Call 419-433-5009 to register. Toddler Time for children 2 ½ - 3 ½ years with caregiver will be held on Tuesdays at 11:00 am or Wednesdays 10:15 am. No registration required. Storytime for children 3 ½ - 5 years on their own will be held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 1:30 pm. No registration required.

Open Play Chess for all ages at the Huron Public Library on Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Chess boards are available. Bring a friend and play! The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be here on Wednesday, February 3, 1 – 6. To donate blood you must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and have not donated in the last 56 days. Call the Red Cross at 419-6261641 for more details. Did you know the Huron Public Library has a Gallery and display cases available? You can display your collections here! Current displays are old Huron homes and yarn crafts of knitting and crocheting. The artwork of Mark DeLong is on display in the Gallery. Call 419-433-5009 or email to schedule the Gallery or a display case.

Parks & Rec Huron Parks and Recreation Office location: 110 Wall Street Mailing address: 417 Main St. Phone: 419-433-8487 Fax: 419-433-0470 Email: Website:

All Huron Parks and Recreation Programs require PreRegistration unless otherwise noted. Registration forms are available on the website or at our office. Please sign up early to avoid cancellation of programs due to low enrollment! Call our office for information or visit our website for details on programs. Indoor Soccer - The Huron Parks and Recreation

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department and the Huron High School soccer programs have teamed up to bring an exciting new soccer program “indoors” this year. The program will offer kids the opportunity to work on their skills, play small sided games and most importantly, have fun. Sign up now – sessions are filling fast. For additional information, call 419-433-8487. Location: Shawnee Elementary Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 5p.m. – 8p.m. Grades: K-6th grades K - 2nd grades – 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. 3rd - 4th grades – 6 p.m.-6:50 p.m. 5th - 6th grades – 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Cost: $40/per session. Session III: Feb. 23 – April 1 This is the last session of Indoor soccer until the fall.


Life changes can mean tax savings. From the home-buyer credit to parenthood, to higher education and buying a new car, changes in the tax code affect the complexity of the 2010 tax filing season and could mean more money in taxpayers’ pockets. Overall, the changes help taxpayers in five key areas: 1. Buying a home 2. Workers 3. Parenthood 4. Higher education 5. In the garage Buying a home From seniors looking to downsize, to families wanting to move, to those shopping for their first home, this credit paves the way Sat. Feb. 6th, 2010 • 7:30 pm more people Grace Episcopal Church • Sandusky for to positively impact their taxes Adults $15, Students $5 through the benTickets efits of homeownership. There available at the are two major door or in provisions of the advance at homebuyer credit to keep in mind. Forte Music 1. There is a tax 212 Hancock credit worth up St., Sandusky to $6,500 for existing homeown419-626-1200 ers in the market to move.


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Winter Aerobics - Tuesdays & Thursdays 6p.m.-7p.m. at Woodlands Elementary. Cost: Residents $45 / non-Residents $50 per session. ($10 discount if you sign up for more than one session) Pre-registration required using the general Program Registration form. Session II: Feb. 23- March 25 Spring Session:- April 13-May 13 Cards at the Boat Basin - Tuesdays and Thursdays at the boat basin building is open from 9:30am to noon for cards. Anyone looking for something to do this winter who enjoys playing cards, this is the group to join. The program has been offered since 2002 and organizers are looking for new players. It is free to the public and hot chocolate and coffee is offered during play. Tuesdays are euchre and Thursdays are pinochle.

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2. There is a new closing deadline for both firsttime and repeat homeowners of April 30, 2010 – extended from Nov. 30, 2009. Also, a special provision gives taxpayers two extra months to close if they’ve entered into a contract by April 30, 2010. Workers Ninety-five percent of taxpayers automatically started taking home more money in their paychecks last year thanks to a change in the IRS withholding tables, triggered by the Making Work Pay credit. Taxpayers who should take special care in understanding the implications when filing a tax return include: Married couples with two incomes; individuals with multiple incomes; retirees who have taxes withheld from a pension or social security benefits; individuals who work, but who can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return. The credit, which taxpayers actually claim when filing their 2009 returns, could mean up to $400 for individuals and $800 for couples in 2009 and 2010. There is a phase-out of the credit starting at modified adjusted gross income of $75,000 for single filers and for married filers of $150,000. It’s completely phased out at $95,000 for singles and $190,000 for married filers. Parenthood The recovery act expands the Child Tax Credit, allowing families to begin qualifying for the credit with every dollar earned over $3,000. For taxpayers, this change translates into a refundable credit of up to $1,000 for each qualifying child under 17 – even if the taxpayer has no tax liability. The act also increases the Earned Income Credit for families with at least three or more children, where previously EIC benefits were capped at two children. The credit also would increase the beginning of the phase out for all married couples filing a joint return. That’s good news for married couples regardless of the number of children they have.

Higher education Taxpayers getting a higher education or supporting a dependent in college should be aware of several tax credits and deductions. More taxpayers will be able to qualify for the American Opportunity Tax Credit with a new, partially refundable $2,500 tax credit for college tuition paid in 2009. Nearly 4 million low-income students now will be able to qualify for the credit – because the credit is partially refundable. Also, computer and technology costs qualify under the Section 529 Education Plans, which are tax-exempt college saving plans. Previously, eligible expenses included only tuition, room and board, books, supplies and equipment that were required for attendance at the school. Whether you’re saving for education or paying school-related expenses now, help is out there. These tax savings are available to reduce your tax liability and help cover the out-of-pocket expenses for college. In the garage Taxpayers may have gotten a great deal on a new car in 2009 – especially if they took advantage of the cash for clunkers program – and they’ll want to take advantage of a sales tax deduction on their taxes. For those who purchased a new car, motorcycle, or even motor home may be able to deduct the state and local sales and excise taxes paid on the purchase of vehicles. The vehicles must have been purchased between Feb. 17 and Dec. 31, 2009. How to get a refund faster With e-filing, you can get your refund in as few as two weeks. E-file is a quick, easy and smart way to file taxes – and free at H&R Block’s 11,000 offices and digital products. It increases accuracy, saves paper and will even work if you have a balance due. E-filing began Jan. 15. Taxes aren’t just a one-day, annual event, they are something you should think about yearround. With close to 300 tax changes last year alone, taxpayers likely will need assistance getting the maximum tax benefit.

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Firelands Regional Medical Center will be sponsoring a HeartSaver First Aid and CPR/AED Course from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 10. This course will be held at Firelands’ South Campus in the Education Room, located on the first floor at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. The course is ideal for anyone who needs to know the basics of first aid and be certified to perform CPR and AED. The course also addresses health and safety issues and bloodborne disease protection. The class fee is $75 per person, which includes a “take home” book. For more information or to register, call Firelands at 419-557-6740.

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Get Fit 2010 Northern Ohio Medical Fitness Center Joins NOMS Healthcare and Advanced Health The Northern Ohio Medical Fitness Center is a medically oriented fitness and wellness center. It is a joint venture of NOMS Healthcare and Advanced Health. It is located in the new NOMS medical facility on the corner of Rt 4 and Strub Rd in Sandusky. Our staff is an experienced team of degreed and certified instructors, personal trainers, athletic trainers and therapists. Most recently, a board-certified physician has joined the NOMS fitness center team. She is board certified in internal medicine and recently completed a fellowship in preventative medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She is the new medical director at the fitness center and will develop the lifestyle management program. The goal of this program will be optimal health, disease prevention and disease management. This service will soon be available to all of our members. Our staff is committed to integrating clinical excellence and fun into your conditioning, health care and wellness programs. To best achieve this, each member undergoes a personal and thorough fitness assessment. This assessment includes the following: aerobic capacity, body composition, flexibility, muscular endurance and muscular strength. The results are reviewed with our professional staff and they will determine the most appropriate fitness and wellness program for each individual. Our new 15,000 square-foot fitness center features: Star Trac fitness state-of-the art fitness equipment that include fans, televisions, iPod docks and Apple-integrated technology for tracking workout date, elevated indoor

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Curves Offers New Year’s Fitness Under New Ownership What’s your New Year’s resolution? Curves’ resolution is to make the world 1 million women stronger. Each year, millions of women suffer needlessly from preventable disease. Together we can change this. We can live years longer and enjoy life even more if we take small steps every day toward health. Carrie Hughes and Pat Rooker, the new owners of the Huron Curves, are working to help Huron women achieve that goal. Huron Curves provides a 30-minute workout in an environment that is full of fun and community. The Curves circuit utilizes hydraulic resistance that works for all fitness levels. Curves has hours that can fit into even the busiest schedule –from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Trained circuit coaches are always on-site to encourage and assist members no matter what the fitness level. Weekly weight management classes are offered free to members and non-members each Tuesday at 6 p.m. This program has no points to count and teaches women to make healthy choices eating the food they like to eat. Huron Curves also carries an assortment of healthy tools to aid in making healthy eating a part of a busy lifestyle.

Curves participates in several wellness programs including Silver Sneakers, Forever Fit and Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan. The most recent addition to this membership type is the Ohio State Teachers Retirees, which chose Atena Medicare for its health insurance. Many other insurance and employers have wellness initiatives that cover all or part of a Curves membership. Check with them for eligibility.

Recipe of the Week Provided by Curves of Huron Chicken Marsala This is a simple,yet elegant low fat chicken recipe Servings: 4 • 1 15 ounce can herb seasoned tomato sauce • 8 oz fresh mushrooms sliced • 1/2 teaspoon sugar • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper • 2 pounds skinless chicken breasts • 2 tablespoons Marsala Wine

Place chicken in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish. Mix sauce mushrooms, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir in Marsala and pour over chicken. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes. Serve warm. *Recipes researched and tested by our favorite Curves foodie Joanne Hubbard. Per Serving: 303 Calories, 3g Fat, 55g Protein, 11g Carbohydrate, 132mg Cholesterol, 927mg Sodium

Firelands Hosts Pediatric Cardiology Clinic Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Pediatric Cardiology Clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Staffed by a Board Certified Physician, Pediatric Cardiology Clinics are held at the Firelands Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. To schedule an appointment for the Pediatric Cardiology

Clinic, call 419-557-7840. Additional Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinics are also available at Firelands. For a schedule of the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, visit the Calendar of Events at For more information about the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, call 419-557-6767.

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Church Chat Benefit Auction Set for Feb. 7 The Norwalk First United Methodist Church is holding a Benefit Auction to raise money to preserve its historic structure. The auction will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 in the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fellowship Hall. A light luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. (free will donations will be gratefully accepted).

Babysitting up to age 6 will be provided by the Pathfinders Youth Group. Donations for their upcoming mission trip are also welcome. Donations for the auction are tax deductible. The Methodist Church is located at 60 West Main St. For more information, call 419-668-1938.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late to sign up your student for the LOGOS program at the Huron United Methodist Church. Students in grades 12 through kindergarten are invited to participate in this community-wide program. Church officials state that this year is going to be extremely exciting, because the church will have its own worship team that will be playing the same type of Christian music currently being heard on the radio. This Sunday, Jan. 31, the â&#x20AC;&#x153; Amazing LOGOS Bandâ&#x20AC;? will debut at the Huron United Methodist Church, at both the 8 and 10 a.m. services. They will give the community a taste of their talent. Parents are encouraged to attend Wednesday LOGOS worship services beginning Feb. 10. LOGOS will be dismissed following worship. All students will be participating in regular church services on the last Sunday of the month beginning on Feb. 28, and including March 28 and April 25. The LOGOS program goes like this: Drivers will pick up the younger students from Shawnee and Woodlands and take them to the church. There, they will be warmly greeted by one of the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parent volunteers, given a backstage pass to jam with LOGOS and be given a â&#x20AC;&#x153;100 percent juiceâ&#x20AC;? box. They will then be guided to recreation where they â&#x20AC;&#x153;get the wiggles outâ&#x20AC;? while enjoying games play-acting as one of the disciples. After recreation, students will journey through Bible times where they will learn about the life of Jesus and His love. Older students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; seventh-grade through twelfth-grade â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be grouped with friends to either car-pool to the church or walk from McCormick. They will be given either a Dr. Pepper or water, and begin setting up instruments and equipment for the band. Teens will help younger students as they hang up their

coats and backpacks, and they will participate in a Bible study that teaches about the Armour of God and combating temptation. Guest missionaries will be coming to speak on the exciting things God is doing through them around the world. Those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have children, but do not want to miss out on getting involved with this exciting opportunity should call Jackie Hamilton at 419-271-0441 or 419-4334063.

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Children of Wee People contributed ingredients such as carrots, cabbage, barley and potatoes. With the assistance of their teachers, Connie Nagle, Martha Ottenbacher and Betsy Kaip, the vegetables were cut up and added to the beef broth, then cooked while they completed other activities. Afterward, the children and teachers feasted on their delicious Stone Soup, and were happy to share some with Rev. Wanda Ray of Christ Church where the preschool is housed.

loss, new visitors and faith- Lutheran Church 15617 Mason Rd., Vermilion fulness in attendance. Call Rev. Dr. Karl Fry, Pastor Pastor Brenton for more in440-967-9886 formation. stmattvermlcms Lighthouse Assembly of Sunday School/ Bible Study God Church 820 Cleveland Rd. E., Huron 9:30 419-433-8889 Ladies Bible Fellowship 9:15 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10:30 a.m. St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church Sunday schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9:30 a.m. 430 Main St., Huron Adult Bible Study--6 p.m. 419-433-5725 Sunday. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5 p.m. Youth Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Food Pantryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 a.m.-3 The Chapel p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-2 4444 Galloway Rd., Sandusky p.m. Thursdays. 419-627-0208 Salvation Army Service Unitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday service--5:00 p.m. Thursdays, by appointment Sunday serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9:00 and only. 11:00 a.m. Jr. High Youth Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; St. Matthew Evangelical

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Students Make Stone Soup Students at Wee People Preschool at Christ Church made â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stone Soupâ&#x20AC;? after reading the book of the old tale by Marcia Brown. This tale is of three hungry soldiers returning from war. When the peasants saw the soldiers approaching, the town people hid all of their food since they had so little remaining. The soldiers offered to make Stone Soup that would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;fit for a king.â&#x20AC;? They did ask the peasants for a few ingredients, and everyone wound up having a banquet in the town square.

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Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sundays 7-9:00 p.m. Latitude group ages 1829â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 4511 Galloway Rd., Huron 419-626-9860 Bishop: Bill Reel Sacrament serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9:30 a.m. Sundays Family History Center Wed. 10 am-2pm, Thur. 9am-9pm, 1st & 3rd Sat. 9am-5pm Zion Lutheran Church 930 Main St., Huron 419-433-4711 Bible hour 8:15am Worship service 9:30am Sunday School 9:30am QFSLJOTQSPGFTTJPOBMDFOUSFtXFTUCPHBSUSPBETVJUFtTBOEVTLZ PIJP



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Holy Trinity Anglican Church 1608 St. Rt. 113, Milan; 419-499-3683 Rev. Dr. John C. Jordan Worship and Holy Communionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Huron United Methodist Church 338 Williams St., Huron 419-433-3984 On Sundays: 8 a.m. - Praise Service/Soul Anchors Praise Band 9 a.m. - Sunday School -Kindergarten thru Adult 10 a.m. - Celebration Service/pipe organ and choir 6:30 p.m. - Junior High Confirmation Class 6:30 p.m. - Senior High HYM Refreshments and Nursery are available all Sunday morning. Lifepoint 539 Cleveland Rd. W., Huron 419-433-4156 Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 a.m., and nursery available. Sunday schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 a.m. for K-6th grade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Groundedâ&#x20AC;? youth group for grades 6-12â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sundays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 3-5 grade Boys Youth Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m. 3-5 grade Girls Youth Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Biggest Loserâ&#x20AC;? campaign drive focuses on weight

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An Aggressive Offense Tames Panthers, 72-53 The Huron Tiger men played just one game last week against a struggling Panther squad. St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team has had several close games this season including the first meeting of these two teams at The Den where the Tigers got an early-season win. During Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first half, this game appeared destined to be the same sort of contest. Following six straight Panther points late in the second period, an aggressive Huron offense took control of the game. Throughout much of the season, the Tigers have been a cautious offensive team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; patiently running their offense and generating low point totals. They would count on solid man-to-man defense to get the job done. On Friday night, while most stats were fairly equal, the difference was the 15 additional free throws made by Huron compared to the Panther total. Those 30 attempts were hard earned as the Tigers aggressively attacked the basket in a manner rarely seen this year. Combine that with an 83 percent success rate at the charity stripe, and that is all you need to really know about the game. With 1:46 left in the first half and the Panthers coming off a 6-0 run (28-24 lead), Huron center Brandon Poorman went to the line and hit two free throws. Eric Volz hit a three pointer that was followed by two foul shots earned

at the buzzer by Derek Dowell. All of a sudden, the Tigers went into intermission up by three, 31-28. Poormanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11-point first half output kept his team in the game early. But Coach James let it be known he was not happy with his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defensive effort thus far and knew his team would have to improve to take the game. The Tigers would not allow SMCC to score the first two minutes of the third period while they scored six straight points to build a 37-28 lead. Huron would also shut down the Panther offense during the last two minutes of the period while Eric Volz would go on to score 7 of his 11 thirdperiod points. The Tigers had built up a commanding 5539 lead going into the final quarter. St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was able to get within 12 points with 5:27 left in the game thanks to Huron turnovers created briefly by a full-court press. But Coach James called timeout and his team responded to quickly rebuild the lead. In the end, the Tigers went 25 of 30 from the line for a 7253 victory. Eric Volz led all scorers with 22 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Poorman played confident ball inside to add 19 to the bottom line, while Derek Dowell contributed 13 points. Huron is now 7-5 overall and 6-3 in the conference. The Huron JV team won their contest, 53-51.

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Huronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second meeting with the second- place St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Panthers started off well enough. Junior forward Devon Koenig stepped in front of two consecutive passes of the visiting Panthers, and took them all the way in for scores. But those were the only buckets the home team would get the entire quarter, while the opposition would score 13 straight points. The SMCC press gave Huron problems all afternoon. When the Tigers were able to get into their half-court of-

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