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Ottawa County residents short on cash have a new opportunity for a variety of assistance programs.

More than $500,000 has been released to Ottawa County for two Community Development Block Grant programs under its direction, according to Todd Bickley, Ottawa Regional Planning Commission director. A sum of $342,000 has been put aside for the Home Investment Partnerships Program and another $180,000 for the Community Housing Improvement Program.

Just about every year, Woodmore High School has had at least one foreign exchange student. This year there are four exchange students.

One student, from Finland, is Charlotta Makinen. She is staying with Whitney Flick, high school English teacher. She has been here since Aug. 3 and will be staying until summer.

Jim Witt, superintendent of Lake schools, used a moment in a brief presentation at Tuesday’s meeting of the Lake Township trustees to try to squelch a rumor about the school district’s finances.

Revenues from a 4.75-mill, 5-year operating levy, if passed, won’t be used to help fund the high school building currently under construction, he said.

French Voyageur fur trader Henri found himself among standing room only at the Packer-Hammersmith Center for a living history presentation earlier this month.

Henri, who wears a ring in his nose and an ostrich feather in his hat, is portrayed by Tim Kreps, a retired Sylvania Southview High School history teacher.

A Fremont company is recalling ready-to-eat beef and pork products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, which said the meat was produced without federal inspection.

E-Z Shop Kitchens, Inc. is recalling:
•16-ounce and 4-pound tub containers of “E-Z Shop Kitchen Seasoned Beef” with the number “EST. 19665” in the USDA inspection mark.

water crisis

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