Harrison Recreation Director Jean Wilson, left, is retiring after six years at the post. She will be missed by recreating commission volunteers and Mayor Bill Neyer, who hopes to have the post filled by Jan. 1.

When Harrison Recreation Director Jean Wilson tried to tell Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer in August that she was planning to retire he was in shock and told her to think about it until October. Now that October came she officially told him that she is retiring after six years.

During that time she has become a staple in the community.

Submitted photo /The Harrison Press Due to the work and love for students, faculty and staff have shown Miamitown Elementary is one of nine schools in Ohio to be named a National Blue Ribbon recipient.

Due to the work and love for students, faculty and staff have shown Miamitown Elementary is one of nine schools in Ohio to be named a National Blue Ribbon recipient.

Who among us has heard the term, or acronym, RFD, and actually know what it represents or its purpose? The term, acronym was somewhat made familiar to us by the popular TV series and reruns of the same, Mayberry RFD, or a current cable TV series about rural American farming, RFDTV. So, what do these three letters stand for?

Photo by Jenny Awad Adam McCosham, Miami Whitewater Forest Hub naturalist, shows several monarch chrysalises he keeps in an insect box. A Chrysalis attaches itself with a small strand of silk so it can hang. These are due to open in about three days when they will be tagged and sent on their way to Mexico.

It’s considered one of the world’s greatest natural wonders as each fall millions of monarch butterflies migrate south from the United States and Canada to overwinter in Mexico and California.  

Submitted Photo: Harrison Elementary students sit on one of the new benches and read.

Last year, Sue Beck, former secretary of Harrison Elementary, started having students collect lids to create a Buddy Bench for the playground. After her passing last January, the project was taken over by others at the school to continue the legacy Beck had started.

Submitted Photo: Parts from a house on Great Parks land off Kilby Road will be sold.

Great parks of Hamilton has now partnered with Building Value to help take down buildings that are located on acquired property to help promote a strong recycling program of reusing building parts.

Harrison Recreation Director Jean Wilson, left, is retiring after six years at the post. She will be missed by recreating commission volunteers and Mayor Bill Neyer, who hopes to have the post filled by Jan. 1.
Submitted photo /The Harrison Press Due to the work and love for students, faculty and staff have shown Miamitown Elementary is one of nine schools in Ohio to be named a National Blue Ribbon recipient.
Photo by Jenny Awad Adam McCosham, Miami Whitewater Forest Hub naturalist, shows several monarch chrysalises he keeps in an insect box. A Chrysalis attaches itself with a small strand of silk so it can hang. These are due to open in about three days when they will be tagged and sent on their way to Mexico.
Submitted Photo: Harrison Elementary students sit on one of the new benches and read.
Submitted Photo: Parts from a house on Great Parks land off Kilby Road will be sold.

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Harrison Recreation Director Jean Wilson, left, is retiring after six years at the post. She will be missed by recreating commission volunteers and Mayor Bill Neyer, who hopes to have the post filled by Jan. 1.

When Harrison Recreation Director Jean Wilson tried to tell Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer in August that she was planning to retire he was in shock and told her to think about it until October.

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Shaker Farms Garden Club was founded 40 years ago and members recently honored the milestone with a special program, luncheon, and tour of the Taft Museum in Cincinnati.