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The East Toledo Club will host its 76th annual flag raising ceremony Monday, Memorial Day, 7:30 am at the flagpole at Pearson Park.

 The Color Guard and Rifle Squad from Christ Dunberger Post 537 will raise the flag. Taps will be played followed by a short prayer. Breakfast at the Macomber Lodge will follow.

Douglas J. Kigar, former United States Army Specialist 4th Class Medic and a 1969 graduate of Waite High School, will speak. Kigar served from 1970 to 1976. The public is invited.

A fund-raising drive for a memorial at the Allen Township starts this week, organizers said.

The memorial for township fire fighters and military veterans will be built in an addition to the township cemetery.

Details of the fund-raising effort will be announced May 25 during a Memorial Day service that starts at 11 a.m., said Dan Helle, one of the organizers.

For the second time in two months police have made a major marijuana bust in Lake Township.

A township officer Tuesday stopped a pick-up truck about 5:45 p.m. on U.S. 20 near Luckey Road for not having a front license plate. The officer noticed a smell of marijuana from the bed of the truck and called for the department’s K-9 unit.

Police Chief Mark Hummer Wednesday said about 250 one-pound bags of marijuana were found in the truck. They had been stored in five containers.

Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, in cooperation with other Northwest Ohio soil and water conservation districts and Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, invites families to attend the “Woodland and Wildlife Family Festival” May 30 from 9 a.m. to noon on the Schedel grounds Elmore.

A wide range of displays, activities and sessions that will be offered between 9 and noon. Spend an hour or stay the entire time.

Representatives from the District 2 office of the Ohio Department of Transportation have confirmed they’ll attend the June 2 meeting of the Lake Township Board of Trustees to discuss the State Route 51/Millbury Road intersection.

ODOT District Deputy Director David Dysard says in an e-mail response to the township solicitor that “…at least two of us from the District 2 office…” will attend the meeting “…to field questions and discuss the most effective strategies to deal with safety issues at the intersection.”