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A heartfelt thanks

        To the editor: The Elmore Unit of the Salvation Army wishes to thank the Elmore Kiwanis, Woodville Mayor Richard Harman and all our volunteers for faithfully standing by our kettles.

        We collected $7,423.54 from the Elmore and Woodmore communities.

        This year, we disbursed $3,363.96 to our friends in need for help with heating, rent, utilities and fuel. If you have a need for any assistance, please contact Sharon Arndt. We are here to help you.

        A special thanks to all who donated money and bought gifts for the Angel Trees that were located in the Woodville and Elmore libraries. Also, to Sharon Arndt and her elves who wrapped the gifts this year. Our Angel Trees served 21 families, which included 57 children.

Janice Netcher,

Treasurer, Elmore Unit,

Salvation Army  

Conservancy set

to start on project

        You might see heavy equipment on Carter Historic Farm over the next several weeks. Not to worry, no houses or other development are being built on this protected property.

        The Black Swamp Conservancy is partnering with our friends at Wood County Park District to restore 20 acres on the “back end” of the property to wetlands, typical of the Historic Great Black Swamp. This restoration will expand wildlife habitat on the property and enhance the park district’s opportunities for interpretive programming. It will also accept runoff water from the farm and filter out pollutants before they are able to reach Lake Erie.

        This week, the construction team is installing an access drive and erosion control on the grounds, and will be mobilizing the equipment they’ll be using for the project. After a two-week break for the holidays, construction and earth moving will begin, during the week of Jan. 7. Construction is expected to be complete in two weeks, and will include:

-Construction of berms and swales around the exterior of the wetland restoration area

-Locate and break drainage tiles in the wetland restoration area

-Excavate pools and micro-topography in the wetland

-Build interior berms

-Install stone spillways for water control in the wetland

-Prepare soil and installation of wetland seed mix in the wetland and erosion control / native grass seed mix on the berms

        Next spring, planting of native shrubs and trees in the newly restored wetland will complete the project. We made sure to design the berms wide enough for a small tractor, so look for the parks to offer hay rides through this area in the future! 

        This project was financed in part or totally through a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency with Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding.

Bob Krain

Executive director of the Black Swamp Conservancy              


Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
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