To the editor: The Genoa Merchants would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our 2013 Street Fair, especially Mayor Williams, the village council, the administrator, the public works department, the police and fire departments and the set-up and clean-up crew.
Additional thanks go to Genoa Retirement Village, Genoa Chamber of Commerce, Cruisin’ Zeake, Packer Creek Pottery, Sanders Farm, AJS Logistics, D & R Enterprise, Bouncin’ Fun Inflatables, Bench’s Greenhouse, Marsha Lee, Loretta Paul, Genoa High School Band, Packer Creek Brass Quintet, Antioch, Genoa High School senior volunteers, Tom Wasserman, Street Fair vendors and Garden Tractor pullees.
The efforts of these people and organizations once again made our event a huge success.
The Genoa Merchants Association
School funding vital
To the editor: I would just like to say that as a current Northwood resident and former school board member, I have seen the need for additional funds to operate our schools. I am like most people in that I do not like to pay more in taxes and not see anything substantial being done. Having said that, I believe the current board and administration have done an outstanding job in making the current funds go as far as they have at this time.
I believe it has been five years since the last time the board has asked for a levy of any kind, which is pretty remarkable considering the state average, which I believe is three years.
I know that over the past six years, the district has had to make some pretty drastic changes to the way the business of operating a school district is done. Not everything that has been done has always been the most popular decision, but I believe it has been done with the most thought and effort to make the right decision for the people of Northwood.
I would ask that the voters of Northwood consider this when placing their vote for the opportunity to enhance and grow our school district in the upcoming elections.
Former Northwood School Board Member
Former Athletic Booster President