AVISTON AND BECKEMEYER DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE GRANTS
Two Clinton County fire departments have been chosen for grant money through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Aviston Fire Protection District will receive $92,808 and the Beckemeyer-Wade Township Fire Protection District $72,818. The grant announcement was made Wednesday by Congressman John Shimkus.
FEBRUARY SNOW TOTALS ABOVE THE TEN YEAR AVERAGE
Greenville’s February snow totals were well above the ten-year average. 9.25 inches was recorded at the sewer plant on Route 40, and 9.5 inches at both 6th Street and the station at Route 140 and Idler Lane. The February ten-year snow average is 3.39 inches. The heaviest snowfall last month was on the 17th when 4.5 inches fell. The biggest February snow total in the last ten years came in 2003 with 12.5 inches.
Rain totals for February were close to the average of 2.73 inches with 2.62 at the sewer plant, 2.32 at 6th Street, and 2.47 at Idler and 140.
WIDEL AND GAFFNER TO REPRESENT LOCAL OPTIMISTS
Greenville Optimist Oratorical Participants: Front (L to R); Jonah Gaffner, Brandon Braye, Jasmine Patel. Back (L to R); Ashley Widel, Abby Balducci, Carlee Braye, Hannah Paul, Jordan Willeford.
Ashley Widel and Jonah Gaffner have been selected as the winners of the Greenville Optimist Oratorical Contest. The topic was "My Biggest Challenge" and the event was held February 22 at the Greenville Junior High. All eight participants were junior high students. According to local coordinator Larry Martin, Widel and Gaffner will now represent the Greenville club at the Zone Oratorical Contest in March.