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Street Paving Planned In Defiance

The street resur­fac­ing pro­gram in the City of Defi­ance should be get­ting under­way in the next cou­ple months. Defi­ance City Coun­cil has approved an ordi­nance allow­ing for that work to be con­tracted, as well as a res­o­lu­tion con­cern­ing a prop­erty that had been the sub­ject of recent annex­a­tion con­tro­versy. The Cres­cent News says coun­cil passed …

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Garza Benefit Planned For Saturday

A ben­e­fit for the Garza fam­ily of Defi­ance is planned for this Sat­ur­day at the UAW hall. The Garza fam­ily lost four mem­bers recently and funds will be used for their funeral and other expenses.Things will kick off at 11 a.m. with reg­is­tra­tion for a Texas Hold-em poker tour­na­ment, that will begin at noon. The …

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Dog Suit Dismissed

A judge on Wednes­day, dis­missed a case against a Swan­ton man charged with fail­ing to reg­is­ter a dog deemed vicious under the village’s code because it was labeled a “pit bull”-type dog. The case cen­tered around a dog named Bai­ley, who was owned by Tim Bork and his fam­ily. Swan­ton Vil­lage coun­sel for the case …

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Ferrell Facing Even More Charges

A Bryan man who was already accused of scam­ming com­pa­nies out of more than $250,000, was indicted Tues­day on an addi­tional charge of grand theft, which is a felony. The Williams County Pros­e­cu­tor, in a press release Tues­day, said that 37 year old Gene Fer­rell is accused of bro­ker­ing sales involv­ing pal­lets and then skip­ping …

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Egg Hunts Set

This com­ing week­end is Easter week­end, and kids will be happy to know that there are sev­eral Easter Egg Hunts planned in our area. There will be a Com­mu­nity Easter Egg Hunt at Pio­neer United Methodist Church on Sat­ur­day at 3 p.m. Rain or shine, all kids wel­come! And in West Unity, there will be …

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Choices Down To Final Three In Defiance

The search for a new Fire Chief in Defi­ance is down to three can­di­dates, and two of them are famil­iar names. The Cres­cent News reports that civil ser­vice test­ing in Defi­ance has turned up three final­ists for the job… the city’s assis­tant chief and act­ing chief, Tim Bowl­ing; for­mer Defi­ance chief Bill Wilkins; and Fred­er­ick …

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