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Oregon will install, operate and monitor temporary flow meters at five locations in the sanitary sewer system to reduce or eliminate excessive storm water from getting into the wastewater collection system.

Flow monitoring, video detection, and smoke testing will help identify inflow and infiltration (I&I) sources.

Some residents, in neighborhoods off Seaman Road, complained about flooding in their homes following heavy rainfall on July 3. They told council at a meeting last month that they were overwhelmed with cleaning bills and threats of cancelled homeowners insurance policies.

A 5.8-mill, 28-year bond issue will be needed to fund the local share of construction costs for a new building in the Eastwood district, superintendent Brent Welker said last week.

The Eastwood school board was scheduled to meet in a special session this past Friday morning to approve a resolution to place the issue on the ballot in November.

The board and administration had thought 5.69 mills would be sufficient to cover the $18.3 million needed for the district’s share of the project but were informed by the Wood County auditor’s office the district has realized a drop in property valuation, forcing school officials to seek more millage to meet the local share cost.

For the past eight months, the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group has been searching military records to identify Oregon and Jerusalem Township residents who died while serving in the Vietnam War. To date, the committee had identified seven men for inclusion on the memorial monument scheduled to begin production this month.

In prior articles that have appeared here in The Press, the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group listed the seven servicemen who lost their lives as Esiquio Cantu, Scott Corrello, Gerald Corlett, Joseph Gill, Ervin Harris, Arthur Heringhausen, and John Thayer. Just this past week, the group’s chairman Jerry Eversman learned of an eighth soldier who died while in military service in Vietnam.

Lions and tigers and a bear named Baloo – and monkeys and birds and other jungle creatures too helped Oakdale Elementary music teacher Wendy Deal end her 35-year teaching career on a high note.

On May 20 and 21, the Oakdale students, under Deal’s direction, presented “The Jungle Book” – the culmination of months of work and rehearsals.

The production, which included participation from all the students in the school, was a final curtain call for Deal, who retired at the end of the school year.

Four new members were recently inducted into the Waite High School Hall of Fame for 2008.

Those chosen include:
Jack R. Zedro was born April 22, 1931, in Toledo, to Bertha and Anthony Zedro. He married Stella Ane of Toledo, in 1953. Jack passed away Feb. 7, 1980 in Binghamton, N.Y at the age of 48. He is missed and remembered by many.

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