The Candidates Speak

The Defender invited candidates in contested races to respond to a series of questions aimed at providing information to voters before going to the polls on Tuesday. The following three candidates were inadvertently omitted from our weekend edition. Candidate Sande Applegate-Staggs for Fiscal Officer in Liberty Twp. I graduated from West Union High School in […]

WUJH teachers collaborate on project

During the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year, three core teachers and three intervention specialists from West Union Junior High worked on a collaborative project with their students. This cross curricular project combined students in the following areas, Science with Mrs. Tracy Fulmer, Language Arts with Miss Laura Welfley, Math with Mrs. Olivia VanDerKooi, […]

October Students of the Month at WUHS

West Union High School would like to congratulate the winners of the school’s October Students of the Month. These students were picked based on their high achievements at school. The students are nominated by their teachers and these students exhibit excellent attendance, active classroom participation, exceptional grades, and good behavior. The Student of the Month […]

You left me in town

I’m not writing about a hospice patient this week, but about my father-in-law, Dave, about care giving. Dave garnered respect by his mere presence. He was one of the most honest, sincere, and generous men I’ve ever known. He wasn’t a people pleaser. He was the same with everyone, rich or poor, and he attracted […]

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