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Work was ongoing Tuesday on Clairmont Avenue as it runs beside the campus of Napoleon Senior/Junior High School. The work to renovate the road is being done through an agreement between the city and school district. The roadway is closed to through traffic, and caution is advised for those w…

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HAMLER — The Patrick Henry Local Schools Board of Education Tuesday approved an updated five-year forecast as the district, like others, enters a future of unknowns.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, the Henry County Health Department reported 12 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. Of the 12 confirmed cases, four are male and eight are female with an age range from 20s-70s. There are also currently three probable cases in the county. To be counted as…

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The Hamler Men’s Club, sponsored by Zack’s Recycling, recently participated in the Henry County Litter Roundup. The money earned will go toward the club’s Patrick Henry scholarships, which are currently underway. The club is also maintaining the new Hamler recycling center, which reopened Ma…

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ARCHBOLD — Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of The Farmers & Merchants State Bank, announced for the fourth straight year that it has been named to American Banker magazine’s Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts.

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HAMLER — Two days removed from a unique graduation ceremony, the Patrick Henry Local Schools Board of Education expressed appreciation for the work that went into the event.

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Above, graduate and valedictorian Abagail Heath received her stage recognition Sunday from Liberty Center High School Principal Larry Black during the district’s ceremony held in the parking lot.

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Holgate High School hosted its graduation ceremony Sunday with some modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduates arrived at the building one a time and received their diplomas, including Elizabeth Haase (left).

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Sabrina Van De Bussche is recognized at the Patrick Henry Local Schools graduation ceremony by Superintendent Josh Biederstedt (left) and Board of Education President Eric Bostelman.

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Liberty Center graduate Carter Burdue exits his vehicle to go on stage for his recognition at Sunday’s ceremony.

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Ryder Eis is pictured at Sunday’s graduation ceremony for Holgate Local Schools.

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St. Augustine Catholic Church held its annual Memorial Day Mass at the church’s cemetery Monday.

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The St. Augustine Catholic Church cemetery featured decorations of flags for its Memorial Day Mass.

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Father J. Douglas Garand led the St. Augustine Catholic Church Memorial Day Mass Monday.

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In addition to handling several items and suspension of policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Napoleon Area City Schools Board of Education Wednesday recognized the work its staff has done.

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While the Napoleon graduation for seniors happened at a distance, NHS graduate Cait Good (let) recently got to share some graduation honors with her cousins. Good, a Napoleon Class of 2020 graduate, is pictured with Claire Good (middle), a Bryan kindergarten class graduate, and Brenley Faerb…

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Saturday evening Commander Isaac Smith brought in four Black Hawk helicopters for a slow pass at the Henry County Airport while on a medical supply mission.

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A congratulatory sign welcomed Holgate High School graduates as they entered the school during Sunday’s graduation ceremony.

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While this year’s graduation ceremony will not be a typical one for students at Napoleon High School, seniors had a chance to document the memory this week leading up to Sunday’s virtual graduation ceremony.

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Below is a list of meetings planned for this week. Location or access information is included if it was provided as of Friday afternoon:

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Pastor Logan Scheiwe reported St. Paul Lutheran Church will reopen for public service this Sunday for its 9 and 11 a.m. service. Scheiwe said people will be seated in the sanctuary in a manner that ensures proper spatial distancing.

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Liberty Center Local Schools Superintendent Richie Peters said final landscaping work recently started on the Liberty Center Veterans Memorial Wall. He said this is the final step in completing the project, with the area being redone in tandem with the project that constructed a new K-12 fac…

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LIBERTY CENTER — Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education recently approved a number of personnel items.

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May is traditionally a month dedicated to the mother Mary, and Father J. Douglas Garand said, while distancing orders are in effect and Mass was suspended, people have still honored her in the tradition of placing flowers and crowns of flowers on the statue of Mary at St. Augustine Catholic …

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LIBERTY CENTER — Village council recently reviewed two projects and an equipment purchase.

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Five major summer facilities projects were outlined during Wednesday’s Napoleon Area City Schools Board of Education meeting, including studying ways to improve parking and traffic issues along Westmoreland Avenue.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, the Henry County Health Department reported nine lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. The ninth case is a male in his 20s. There are also currently four probable cases in the county. To be counted as a probable case, certain criteria must be met, but thos…

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With no shortage of rain through the week, Henry County is included in the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana’s flood warning that has been extended through 9 a.m. Friday.

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LIBERTY CENTER — It was reported the Liberty Center Local Schools’ fiscal year 2020 is expected to end in the black, although the extended forecast for the district continues to show deficit spending.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Administrators updated the Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education on Sunday’s graduation ceremony.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Infrastructure was a topic of discussion for village council Tuesday, as mention was made of the village’s aging storm sewer system.

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HOLGATE — The Holgate Local Schools Board of Education Monday approved a number of personnel matters.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released details of the new “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory,” which replaces the Stay Safe Ohio order that was issued by the Ohio Department of Health on April 30.

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A four-year-old boy told his father: “Dad, I’ve decided to get married.”