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Like many people in America and throughout the world, Kathy Varga watched with horror as the news unfolded about the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

On Monday morning, in a moment of quiet prayer and reflection, an idea came to the Curtice woman. “I don’t know if it was God speaking to me, but just knew that I wanted to – actually, needed to collect teddy bears for the kids at Sandy Hook.

The current configuration of grade levels in the three school buildings of the Benton-Carroll-Salem district will remain in place for the 2013-14 school year, the board of education has decided.

Board members last week agreed to keep kindergarten through the third grade classes at R.C. Waters Elementary School; grades four through seven at Oak Harbor Middle School, and grades eight through 12 at the high school.

The administration of Lake Local Schools is borrowing $500,000 to address temporary cash flow shortfalls.

The board of education scheduled a special meeting for Dec. 14 to authorize treasurer Jeff Carpenter to borrow the money in anticipation of future tax receipts to meet current cash flow needs.

An agreement to lease the top floor of the Webster Elementary School building to Acadia Careers, which operates a nurse training program, will be on the agenda of the Dec. 17 meeting of the Eastwood school board.

The Eastwood administration is recommending the board approve the lease, according to Brent Welker, superintendent.

An East Toledo Block Watch organization held a contest to see who could report the most nuisance homes to a Lucas County land bank.

The winner? An East Toledo elderly couple who turned in 42 homes. The prize? A t-shirt from the block watch organization.

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