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Groundbreaking Oct. 15 - Lake Twp. building to be done next May
Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 07 October 2010 14:37

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Lake Township administration building is scheduled for Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.

The township trustees have approved contracts for hiring an architectural/engineering firm and a general contractor for the construction of a new facility to replace the building destroyed by the June 5 tornado.

The trustees last week agreed to retain Normand and Associates, Inc., Perrysburg, as the architect for the building at a cost of $105,000.  Rudolph Libbe, Inc., Walbridge, was retained as the general contractor for $1.7 million.

The building will be slightly larger than the former building, which housed the police department and dispatching center, trustees’ offices, emergency medical service personnel living quarters, and the offices of the zoning inspector and fiscal officer.

The new building will be constructed at the same location at 27975 Cummings Road but will be larger, covering 14,183 square feet plus a porch area of 720 square feet.

A completion date of May 15, 2011 is included in the resolution to hire Rudolph Libbe.

 
Some raise concerns over Oregon school levy
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Thursday, 07 October 2010 14:32

Proficiency scores, teachers’ salaries and absenteeism were among the issues raised by residents with the Oregon school board at a public information forum last week on the proposed 5.9-mill five year emergency operating levy that will be on the November 2 ballot.

The forum was held before a regularly scheduled school board meeting on September 30.

The district faces a $2 million deficit for the 2011-2012 school year. If passed, the levy is expected to bring in $3.4 million annually.

In the last three years, the district has cut $8 million from the budget.

If the levy does not pass, the district plans to cut 20 additional teaching and staff positions.

One resident asked why Oregon teachers rank eight, or “dead last” in attendance among area school districts in the 2009-2010 school year, yet they rank second in salary.

“It kind of looks like we’re rewarding bad behavior,” said the resident.

 
High School Spanish teacher travels to Nicaragua
Written by Carley Lambert   
Thursday, 07 October 2010 14:32

Over the summer, Woodmore High School Spanish teacher Tom Adams went on a one week mission trip to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, with his sister and three other members from her church in Temperance, Michigan.

During the mission trip, Adams stayed with fellow missionary Kathy Kemmer, who has been living in the country for the past six years.

While in Nicaragua, Adams and his team were involved in many projects to help the local impoverished communities which include working at a local orphanage, building furniture for a preschool and helping elementary students make ojo de dio or God’s eyes, which is a simple arts and crafts project.

Adams and his team also completed larger projects. For three days, they built one 11 foot by 11 foot house each day using only concrete for the floor, a wooden frame and tin for the roof and siding. Although it may seem like not such a nice home, it was a vast improvement to their previous homes which were made from trash from the city dump.

“There are many beautiful parts to Nicaragua, but there are also parts that are devastatingly poor and need help,” Adams said.

Reprinted with permission by journalism advisor Carolyn Nitz from the September 2010 issue of Window to Woodmore, a student publication.

 
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