Let’s start with a real fairy tale about a lucky dog, an ordinary beagle, who was rescued from a kill shelter in Montgomery County, got adopted by a woman named Meghan Markle, and ended up, along with the new duchess, living in a castle in England.

Helping Guy along his magical way was NKY attorney Rhonda Frey of Union who volunteers her time rescuing unfortunate dogs and organizing their transport to new homes all over the world. Rhonda helped Guy get to Canada where he caught the attention of actress Markle.

And the rest is the start of a new history for the dog and Markle.

David Armstrong leaves Thomas More College
Thomas Moore College President David Armstrong will leave big shoes to fill as he heads off to become president of St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
Armstrong has been terrifically engaged in the NKY community as a volunteer in community organizations. He developed Thomas More as an engaged community leader as well.
Dr. Kathleen Jagger who has been vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the College at Thomas More since 2015, will serve as interim president.

Dan Tobergte leaving Tri-ED
Tri-ED, the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, will be getting a new president/CEO as Dan Tobergte has announced he plans to retire after a 28-year tenure with the 31-year-old group. He has been president/CEO since November 2004.
Tobergte, an Independence native and graduate of the NKU Chase College of Law, has been at the forefront of Northern Kentucky’s economic development transformation and leaves a big legacy for his successor. We will continue to hear from Dan, though, as he pursues his “what’s next.”

John H. Klette, war hero 
John H. Klette, 100, a celebrated war hero and attorney has died. He was buried in a private ceremony in Highlands Cemetery, where had served on the board for over 50 years. He was born in Park Hills in 1917, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps reserves on the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, was a bomber pilot in WWII and the Korean War and was awarded the Silver Star.
He continued to go to his law office in Fort Mitchell every day, up until the last few weeks of his life.

Congrats to Will Ziegler
Wilbert Ziegler’s friends, family and colleagues had a celebration honoring his 60 years at the law firm that bears his name—and for his long history of service to the community.
Ziegler is president of the R.C. Durr Foundation, has been general counsel for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for 50 years, has served as president of the NKY Chamber of Commerce and served two terms on the state chamber board, was a longtime member of the NKY Independent District Board of Health—and the list goes on.
We wish him well and look forward to his continued service to the community.

Kentucky Reads
The Kentucky Humanities Council is urging all Kentuckians to read Robert Penn Warren’s All The King’s Men, a cautionary tale of politics and motivations that drive the American political system today. It’s as timely as it was in 1947, when it won the Pulitzer Prize.
Discussions and forums are being held around the state, including in NKY on Sept. 13 at the Budig Theater at Northern Kentucky University.
Jonathan Culick who wrote All the King’s Men: A Reader’s Companion is a professor of English at NKU and former chair of the English department. He will give a keynote address at the NKU event.
The project is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

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