Bethel Township (Twp.) Trustees held a regular meeting on Aug. 9 at the Bethel Twp. House in Medway. Trustees Don Minton and Dave Phares were present, Trustee Nancy Brown was absent. Also attending were Melanie Cochran (Fiscal Officer), Ray Nelson (Township Coordinator), and Assistant Bethel Township Fire Chief, Brian Ludwick.
At the August 9, 2016 meeting of the Bethel Township Trustees, the trustees recognized Fire Chief Andy Ehrhart for 30 years of service to the department. They presented Ehrhart with a fire helmet engraved with his name and years of service that he has given to the community. In addition to serving as the Fire Chief, Ehrhart serves the township as the township administrator.
Croquettes, genuine Maryland crab-cakes, sweet and savory Belgian waffles, gourmet frozen popsicles, and unique BBQ treats were just a few of the many offerings available for discerning palates on a sultry Saturday afternoon during the Springfield Rotary’s Third Annual Gourmet Food Truck Competition held Aug. 13 at Veterans’ Park in Springfield.
Bethel Township Trustees held a special work session on Aug. 2 where they met with Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly to discuss an “extra-duty” law enforcement contract he recently proposed to them.
Bethel Township’s Fire Department bid farewell to Assistant Fire Chief Jennifer Cotterman last week. Cotterman has served Bethel Township for nearly 17 years and is the highest-ranking female officer ever in the Department’s history.
One of the most exciting events at the Clark County Fair is the annual Calf Scramble. Each hopeful must write an essay and present a letter of recommendation to apply to be in the contest. The Calf Scramble Committee then selects the participants. The scramble starts when the steers are released onto a muddy track. Each boy then races to catch a steer, must correctly place a halter on it, and lead the calf to the Winner’s Circle. Winners use the steer for a 4-H or FFA project in the coming year.
Every 4-H and FFA member taking livestock projects dreams of having at least one animal awarded the grand champion prize at the county fair. Northwestern graduate, Elizabeth Sakaitis, is one of the few who can say they accomplished that goal.
School safety concerns have risen as reports of school shootings seem more frequent. When 20 children and six staff members were killed in 2012 after a gunman entered and open-fired in Sandy Hook Elementary School, the staff of the Sidney City School District approached the Board of Education (BOE) for a plan to help keep the district’s students safe in the event an active shooter should ever enter one of its school buildings.