The Press Newspaper
A proposal by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department to assume emergency dispatching services for Lake Township appears to be less than what it’s currently costing the township to operate its own dispatching center.
However, after hearing a presentation Tuesday by Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, township officials are asking for more information on the proposal.
It’s time to start planning for the summer, and the STARS program is getting ready, too.
Woodmore’s Community Learning Center STARS program is a before and after school and summer enrichment program for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade students housed right in the elementary school building. The program provides child care assistance from 6:30 a.m. until the start of school and from the end of the school day until 6 p.m., while adding homework assistance and enrichment activities to children after school hours.
The Genoa, Harris-Elmore and Woodville libraries have prepared reading programs to inspire their communities to read during the summer months. This year’s theme is Science and Discovery. The libraries have programs for every age group.
The 39th annual Portage River Bike Tour returns to Elmore Sunday, June 22 in conjunction with the Portage River Festival.
The bike tour, with 10, 31, 62 and 100-mile routes, is for everyone from the novice to the advanced cyclist. The tour starts at Woodmore High School and winds through scenic country roads. Registration and check-in is 7 to 11 a.m. Longer distance riders should begin earlier.
P.J. Kapfhammer blasted officials from the teachers’ union a day after he resigned from the Oregon school board last week.
Kapfhammer, who was president of the board, announced his resignation at a meeting last Tuesday. On Wednesday, he told The Press that union officials from the Oregon City Federation of Teachers, which is in negotiations with the board to renew its contract, is the reason he stepped down.
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