VETERAN RECOGNITION - Both Conneaut Lake and Conneaut Valley Middle Schools honored military veterans at special programs on Wed., Nov. 11. At Conneaut Lake Middle School, members of the Linesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7842 spoke to a student assembly and awarded a special plaque to Paul Hollabaugh, Crawford County’s first Vietnam veteran to sign up as a member of Conneautville’s Means-Flynn Post, American Legion, on Sept. 29, 1966. Hollabaugh has spoked at the school in other years. Taking part in the plaque award were, from left, Paul Davis, VFW Post 7842 president; Mike Pierce, VFW Post commander; Bob Moser, VFW Senior vice commander; Ed O’Malley, VFW Post junior vice commander; Tim McCracken, VFW Post chaplain, and accepting plaque on behalf of her father, Paula Steudler. More to come in upcoming weeks on this event.