The Press Newspaper
Several Distinguished Alumni were recognized at the East Toledo Neighborhood House Reunion held June 18 at the Millbury Firemen’s Hall,
Michael J. Almaguer was born in Toledo, attended Oakdale Elementary and Waite High School, graduating in 1966. One of 10 children in his family, during his childhood, he spent many summer days at the East Toledo Neighborhood House (ETNH), playing games and working in the wood shop.
The history of the Village of Walbridge predates its actual incorporation in 1913 by more than 70 years when settlers arrived in what was called the Great Black Swamp.
A woman heading the Walbridge Centennial Committee has a long history with the Wood County village. And though Darlene Limmer lives in the nearby City of Rossford, her ties to the village remain strong.
Did you ever watch a “controlled house burn?”
Most might think it starts with just a pile of straw and a flick of a match. Think again. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of watching the Northwood Volunteer Fire Department do a controlled burn on a house in Northwood. The purpose was to assist in training new NVFD recruits, as well as those from Lake Township and the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District.
Trainers from these departments as well as from Perrysburg City Fire Department and the Toledo Refinery (old Sun Oil) Safety Department were on hand for the burn.
The Village of Walbridge is throwing a party this year to observe its centennial and many events are planned to coincide with the July 4th holiday.
Much of the celebration will be at Loop Park where there will be food, entertainment, and displays of memorabilia July 4-6.
Three area school districts are making plans to place levy renewal requests on the November ballot.
The Eastwood school board will be seeking renewal of a 2-mill levy that was originally passed as a 5-year issue but will likely be on the ballot this year as a continuing levy.
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