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Twelve area high schools recently put their knowledge of tractors to the test during competition in the 18th annual FFA District I Agricultural and Industrial Diagnostics Contest at Owens Community College.

Presented by the College’s Transportation Technologies, the contest involved high school teams, consisting of two students, completing a written examination and five practical skill events to determine their expertise of tractors. As part of the practical skills competition, teams were required to locate, identify and repair a malfunction on a specified tractor donated for the event.

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There will be a benefit for Lisa and Brant Bugbee for monies to travel to Washington D.C. for when their son, U.S. Marine Brandon Bugbee, returns to the states. All are welcome to attend. 

It will be at BW3 on Navarre Avenue in Oregon from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday night March 2. 

However, for anyone unable to attend the benefit, there will be a donation box at Don's Doughnuts on Woodville Road. 

According to an e-mail sent to The Press, Brandon Bugbee was shot in Afghanistan about a week ago. He survived and they are bringing him back to Washington D.C. for further medical treatment and recovery. 

 

 

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Janis Kennedy would have been married to her husband, John Thomas Kennedy, 68 years this year had he not perished in a fire in 1976.

Mr. Kennedy, who was a Jerusalem Township firefighter, died fighting a blaze off State Route 2 on October 17 that year.

With the passage of time, certain events fade from memory.

For Mrs. Kennedy, that ill-fated day is forever etched in her mind.

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Jerusalem Township trustees are seeking volunteers to help develop the John T. Kennedy Park, dedicated 12 years ago in memory of a firefighter who died in the line of duty.

The park, located just east of Town Hall on the north side of Jerusalem Road, was once a 60 acre farm. Thirty acres are now parkland, and the remaining property is used for the township’s salt shed and recycling station.

“It’s in its infancy stage,” said Trustee Joe Kiss. “Right now, there are cut paths for walking and wildlife habitat. It’s a poorly tiled field, with whatever water is left there after it rains. We haven’t farmed it in many years.”

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With a name like William Farnham Randolph Jr., you'd think he was a movie actor or maybe a wealthy media mogul, but that's not the case.

However, the Gibsonburg resident, who answers to Farnham — “That's what they call me. It's my grandmother's maiden name” — is no ordinary Joe.

Randolph, 74, has dedicated all of his adult life to public safety. On Feb. 5, the Toledo Zenobia Shriners honored Randolph for his nearly 60 years as a member of the Lindsey Volunteer Fire Department.

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