In the political picture today there are lots of questions and some murky answers. Ever want to ask a question and get a straight answer?
Locally you have the opportunity to participate in a “Meet the Candidate” night with Scott George who is running for the 8th Congressional District. A local graduate, he returns to his roots on Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. His political presentation will be at the New Madison Civic Center. A businessman, this is his first political campaign.
A new member has been added to the New Madison Public Library’s board of trustees. Christel Brooks begins her new assignment in February. She replaced Ed Koenig. Christel has worked on levy campaigns and is active in the library’s programming.
There is another sport besides basketball that keeps Tri-Village students active. Power lifting involves students from all grades. The schedule called for competition here in New Madison this past weekend.
Recent first-place winners at Bellefontaine included Harding Stevenson winning the ninth-10th grade boys 250 pound class as he lifted 195 pounds in the bench press and 385 pounds in the deadlift for a total of 580 pounds. Seth Earls won the 11th-12th grade boys 250 pound and above weight class by lifting 340 pounds in the bench press and 605 in the deadlift for a total of 945 pounds. Cassidy Ditty won the ninth-10th grade girls 185 pound class by lifting 80 pounds in the bench press and 200 in the deadlift for a total of 280 pounds. Natasha Napier won the ninth-10th grade girls 135 pound class by lifting 70 pounds in the bench press and 200 in the deadlift for a total of 270 pounds. Katherine Banis won the 11th-12th grade girls 125 pound class by lifting 70 pounds in the bench press and 205 in the deadlift for a total of 275 pounds. Courtney Banis won the 11th-12th grade girls 145 pound class by lifting 65 pounds in the bench press and 210 pounds in the deadlift for a total of 275 pounds.
Congratulations to these Patriots and all power lifting participants.
A fish supper is planned at the Legion. Mark Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. for pollock, hush puppies, slaw and hand-cut french fries. The meal is $7 and you can order take out. Plan ahead to valentine’s day when the Legion will again offer the Sweetheart Supper. This meal includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and pan gravy, buttered corn, and bread and butter. You also will have fruit cocktail. This is $8 and includes carry out orders. Call 996-0095.