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  • Rogers earns Alger scholarship
    In December, Lilly Rogers was honored as Jay County’s recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. On Monday, she was announced as the recipient of an even more exclusive honor.
  • County will look into refinancing
    Jay County’s going to test the waters.
  • Grants are available
    Jay County teachers will again have the opportunity to earn grant funds for recycling-related projects.

  • Poppin’ concert
    Jay County High School’s band department held its Mid-Winter Pops Concert on Sunday afternoon. Pictured, Kelli Grady and Julia McClung play the French horn with the 10th through 12th grade band. Selections from the performance included songs from the Broadway musical “Wicked,” the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and John Phillip Sousa. (The Commercial Review/Ray Cooney)
    
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  • Rogers earns Alger scholarship
    In December, Lilly Rogers was honored as Jay County’s recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. On Monday, she was announced as the recipient of an even more exclusive honor.
  • County will look into refinancing
    Jay County’s going to test the waters.
  • Grants are available
    Jay County teachers will again have the opportunity to earn grant funds for recycling-related projects.

  • State leader visited SA
    The state’s top school official visited the area 25 years ago this week.
  • Project awaits FAA funding
    There’s no set start date for construction of the runway extension at Portland Municipal Airport, but airport leaders hope to receive grant funding in 2018 or 2019.
  • To the editor: I am writing in response to the possible closing yet again, of Pennville Elementary School.
  • To the editor: After attending the Jay School Board meeting Monday, I heard a remark made that no letters from Pennville supporters had been written to the newspaper. Well, here is mine.
  • For a column with “history” in the title, I sure do write a lot about space.
  • To the editor: Two years ago, when the school corporation last publicly held meetings to close Pennville Elementary, the effect on the students was evident in the resulting ISTEP score of a D.
  • The line is longer than expected.
  • My sister-in-law, Sue, received the best present ever last week.
  • Browns celebrate 60th
    Dunkirk residents Bob and Sheila Brown are celebrating their 60th anniversary today.
  • Chittum, Miskinis to wed
    Jessica Chittum and Ryan Miskinis are planning a June 24 wedding.
  • The 16th Annual Spring Great Lakes Native American Cultural Arts Classes will be held on April 1 and 2 in the Women’s Building at Jay County Fairgrounds.
  • Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Citizen of the Year & Hall of Fame Banquet on March 12 in the Fort Recovery Middle School Auditeria.
Third House Session
State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Rep. Greg Beumer (R-Modoc) speak held a Third House Session on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Portland.
Brassissimo! at Arts Place
Brassissimo! trumpet ensemble plays a medley of "Hark! The Hearald Angels Sing!" and "Deck the Halls" on Dec. 7, 2016, during the MusicWorks Holiday Ensemble Concert at Arts Place.

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The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
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