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Even though it’s not completed, Rocky Ridge Fire Chief Raymond Brown already knows one item that will be prominently displayed in the village’s new fire station/municipal building.
So grateful is Chief Brown for the donation of time and sweat, money, and materials by a small army of volunteers, businesses, and organizations he has said he is going to have a special plaque made to recognize those who are making the new building a reality.
Oregon will install, operate and monitor temporary flow meters at five locations in the sanitary sewer system to reduce or eliminate excessive storm water from getting into the wastewater collection system.
Flow monitoring, video detection, and smoke testing will help identify inflow and infiltration (I&I) sources.
Some residents, in neighborhoods off Seaman Road, complained about flooding in their homes following heavy rainfall on July 3. They told council at a meeting last month that they were overwhelmed with cleaning bills and threats of cancelled homeowners insurance policies.
A 5.8-mill, 28-year bond issue will be needed to fund the local share of construction costs for a new building in the Eastwood district, superintendent Brent Welker said last week.
The Eastwood school board was scheduled to meet in a special session this past Friday morning to approve a resolution to place the issue on the ballot in November.
The board and administration had thought 5.69 mills would be sufficient to cover the $18.3 million needed for the district’s share of the project but were informed by the Wood County auditor’s office the district has realized a drop in property valuation, forcing school officials to seek more millage to meet the local share cost.
For the past eight months, the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group has been searching military records to identify Oregon and Jerusalem Township residents who died while serving in the Vietnam War. To date, the committee had identified seven men for inclusion on the memorial monument scheduled to begin production this month.
In prior articles that have appeared here in The Press, the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group listed the seven servicemen who lost their lives as Esiquio Cantu, Scott Corrello, Gerald Corlett, Joseph Gill, Ervin Harris, Arthur Heringhausen, and John Thayer. Just this past week, the group’s chairman Jerry Eversman learned of an eighth soldier who died while in military service in Vietnam.
Lions and tigers and a bear named Baloo – and monkeys and birds and other jungle creatures too helped Oakdale Elementary music teacher Wendy Deal end her 35-year teaching career on a high note.