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Most Ottawa County workers will be enjoying a four-day Christmas break thanks to the county commissioners.

Christmas falls on Tuesday this year. In recent weeks, the three-man board decided to also keep the Ottawa County Courthouse closed Monday, Dec. 24 – amounting to a four-day holiday.

Last summer, Ron Overmyer ventured as a volunteer to the Kasese District in Uganda where he assisted maize growers on subsistence farms.

This year, he was back in Africa to work with the Agricultural College of the Catholic University of Mozambique where he helped prepare a feasibility study for developing 750 acres into a commercial farm operation.

The head of the Millbury Fireman’s Association says a decrease in the association’s membership and a slow economy were behind their decision to not host the annual ox roast this year.

Jonathan Hart, president of the association, said the membership didn’t think it could deliver a “quality event” this year.

Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer was misquoted in an article in the Sept. 10 issue of The Press regarding the township’s new contract for emergency phone notification service.

The CodeRED Mobile Alert is a free download for those who have iPhones or Androids.  Subscribers will always receive public safety notifications for free. A $4.99 fee is charged for the option to upgrade to the weather warning portion of the service, which provides the subscriber push notifications of weather warnings specific to their exact location, just moments after an alert is issued by The National Weather Service, according to Stephanie Meyers, marketing manager of Emergency Communications Network.

Walbridge Mayor Dan Wilczynski said he plans to meet with the Lake Township trustees to discuss a township request to have Walbridge police stop posting a radar unit at the township fire station on Walbridge Road.

He confirmed Thursday he’s received a letter from the trustees asking the police to not place a radar car at the station.

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