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From detective to dispatcher; Long to try retiring again
Written by Tammy Walro   
Monday, 30 December 2013 10:24

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.

 
‘Backpacks — thing of the past?’
Written by J. Patrick Eaken   
Monday, 30 December 2013 09:39

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.

 
LisaAnne Gregg - From cassette decks to car bombs, dispatcher’s career recalled
Written by Larry Limpf   
Monday, 30 December 2013 10:22

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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