COUNTY — The Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding
their 66th Election of Supervisors at their Annual Meeting being held
in conjunction with Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Aug. 21, from
5 to 7 p.m. at the shelter house, north of the Community Building, at
the Hardin County Fairgrounds, Kenton. Voting time will be from 5 to
6:30 p.m. and a light meal will also be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The
Annual Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with recognition of several
individuals, presentation of the 2014 Conservation Partner Award and
The Ohio Soil and Water Commission will cause an
election for two Supervisors of the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation
District, in accordance with Chapters 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy
land in Hardin County and are 18 years of age or older may vote for a
supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide
an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting
representative, prior to casting a ballot.
There are two ways an
eligible voter can cast a ballot: 1. At the election or 2. Vote absentee
by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the Hardin SWCD
office at 12751 St. Rt. 309 West, Kenton, 419-673-0456, Ext. 3.
following three Hardin County residents are vying for two positions on
the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors:
Beale of Kenton is looking to hold an elected position on the Hardin
SWCD Board of Supervisors. Justin is currently employed at Billenstein
Farm and Drainage, Ltd. He is committed to providing their customers
with services such as: custom farming/harvesting and farm drainage using
the latest technologies available. His main responsibilities include
tiling and ditching fields for local farmers.
Justin is also a
member of the Hardin County Fair Board and a 4-H advisor for Taylor
Creek Lads and Lassies. Aside from everyday work, he also plays an
important role in his family’s farm of breeding, selling and raising
quality show pigs at Walnut Lane Farm.
Tony Hastings of Kenton is seeking re-election for another term of three years to the Hardin SWCD Board of Supervisors.
is married to Tami and they have two children, Abbi and Dan. Tony has
been employed by the Kenton Fire Department for 16 years, and was
recently promoted to Captain. He also serves on the McGuffey volunteer
fire department, where he was fiscal officer for many years.
farms 600 acres with his father-in-law, Richard Kritzler. He is
currently serving his 6th year on the SWCD board and his first year as
Jerry McBride of Dola is seeking re-election for
another term of three years to the Hardin SWCD Board of Supervisors.
Jerry was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1992 and currently
holds the position of Chairman and Area 1 Treasurer/Secretary. He has
served as a District Director for his area and represented Hardin County
in Washington D.C.
Jerry has been in the farming business for
more than 30 years. He has devoted many hours promoting conservation
programs through Hardin SWCD activities and meetings. He has developed
conservation practices on his own land. He and his wife Jayna have three
sons, Josh, Jason and Justin along with two grandchildren.