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If the first six months of this year are any indication, voting by members of Walbridge Village Council in the next six will follow a pattern on one issue – Mayor Dan Wilczynski’s attendance at council meetings.

If the pattern holds, councilman Nathan Eikost – as he has eight times in the first half of the year  - will make a motion to excuse the mayor’s absence if the mayor is unable to attend a meeting, and the ensuing vote by the six members of council will end in a 3-3 tie, which isn’t enough to approve the motion.

The fourth grade GATE Destination ImagiNation Team from Woodmore Elementary School has set a new record at the school.

The team, Nick Bittel, Johanna Cutcher, Regan Draeger, Kiersten Flick, Phoebe Jackson, Marty Perkins, and Loren Taylor, not only placed first in both regional and state DI competitions, they were the first team ever to make it to the organization’s global competition.

The Rotary Club of Oregon-Northwood’s membership pales in comparison to one of the largest Rotaries in the nation, the Toledo Rotary.

Yet, Past President Pat Gory says the Oregon-Northwood club will have raised an estimated $70,000 for the community as it approaches its 25th anniversary next December.

The Oregon Board of Education is studying the possibility of reconfiguring grades 5-8 into separate buildings to allow for improvements in academics.

During the board’s June 7 special meeting, Hal Gregory, director of educational services, explained that an exploration committee has been working for the last several months examining what a 5/6 and 7/8 grade reconfiguration might mean to the district in academic improvement.

When the Village of Walbridge in May began holding informal meetings over coffee with local business owners, the idea was to use the monthly sessions to listen to owners’ concerns and thoughts on how the village can provide a better environment for the businesses.

One issue that’s been discussed is the condition of some buildings on and near Main Street.

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