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The “Live in the House Concert Series” at the Pemberville Opera House continues Jan. 4 with a silent movie.

“The Squaw Man” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. and feature Lynn Long on piano.

The film, one of the first feature-length movies to be made in southern California, marked the start of Cecil B. DeMille’s career. He twice remade the film.

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As the holiday approaches, Marlene Long is looking through her recipes, anxious to try out some new holiday dishes to showcase the bounty from her herb garden.

Long, who retired Oct. 1 as a dispatcher with the Lake Township police and fire departments, is enjoying having the time to devote to her new hobbies.

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It was 1980 when LisaAnne Gregg began working as a dispatcher at the Walbridge Police Department. The office used four or five cassette decks – each attached to a separate phone line – to record calls. Messages were written on a typewriter – fire calls in red ink and police calls in black – and a written log of every incoming call was maintained.

Thirty-three years and two other police agencies later, Gregg can look back at a dispatching career that saw so much change in technology even she is amazed.

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Districts replacing textbooks with digital learning

Oregon School officials said at a December board meeting they’ve noticed more students leaving school without their back packs.

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Village council in Oak Harbor has selected a new engineering firm to help the village fix its sewer system overflow problems.
 
At a special meeting, council voted unanimously to hire Jones & Henry Engineers Ltd. for its environmental needs regarding the sewer system, councilman Jon Fickert said. The company has offices in both Toledo and Cincinnati.
 
Council then directed Administrator Robert Pauley to negotiate a contract with the firm.

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