October 7, 2023, the Board of Trustees held a road dedication ceremony at the Skeels Community Center. The street formerly known as Portage Street has been renamed and dedicated in honor of Deseree Liddell. Deseree Liddell, 97, is an author and community advocate. She moved to Ravenna Township in 1951, becoming a resident of the Skeels allotment. She taught low-income children in the first Portage County Head Start Program and at the Friendship House Nursery School in Ravenna.
Deseree helped get water, sewer, a natural gas line and streetlights in the Skeels & McElrath allotments.
The Board would like to thank Deseree for her hard work and dedication to our community!