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      Lewis County C-1 school district hires new superintendent

      John French will begin as the new superintendent of Lewis County C-1 schools July 1, 2014

      The Lewis County C-1 School District soon will have a new leader.

      The school board has announced the hiring of John French as the district's next superintendent.

      French signed a two-year contract earlier this week.

      He will replace outgoing Superintendent Jacqueline Ebeling who's retiring.

      The school board interviewed five candidates.

      French has served as superintendent at Morgan County R-1 School District for the last 3 years.

      He'll begin his duties July 1, 2014.