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Planning underway for Cookie Festival

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Plans have begun for this summer’s Cookie Festival in McComb, Village Council learned Monday. Nedra Aller, one of the organizers, said the festival will run from Aug. 1 to 3. Council agreed to allow the village park and swimming...

Fire levy before Union Township voters

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A 1.5-mill levy is being sought in Hancock County’s Union Township to help finance a fire station that would combine the Mount Cory and Rawson volunteer fire departments under one roof. Township voters will be asked to support the five-year...

North Baltimore names new school chief

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board on Tuesday reached to Dennison for a new superintendent. By unanimous vote, the board gave Ryan Delaney a three-year contact with a base salary of $91,000. Since 2007, Delaney has been...

Arlington residents questioning water bills

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington residents who have noticed discrepancies in water bills are being urged to contact the village public affairs board, Village Council was told Monday. Mayor Ed Solt said he has been approached by some who wonder why water...

Arcadia begins search for new treasurer

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board agreed Wednesday to start the process of finding a new treasurer for the school district. In February, Treasurer Melissa Patch announced her intention to step down on July 31. She has served as treasurer since...

Healy resigning as NB administrator

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council this week accepted the resignation of its village administrator, and hired a full-time interim emergency medical service chief. Kathy Healy, the village administrator for more than seven years, submitted...

Council approves hike in sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — To help pay for the second phase of a sewer line separation project, North Baltimore Council on Tuesday raised sewer rates, effective with April bills. Minimum sewer rates will increase $5.25 a month. Currently there are seven...

McComb completes sewer line project

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Replacing a section of sewer line near Perrin Avenue has been completed, McComb Council was told Monday. Now, Village Council may turn its attention to backed-up drainage water in the area of Cherry Street, which has drawn the ire of...

3 seek nomination for Wood County commissioner

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — Three Wood County Republicans will vie in May for their party’s nomination to be county commissioner. In the GOP primary, Commissioner Doris Herringshaw of Bowling Green is being challenged by two candidates, both from...

Patrick Henry levy on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer HAMLER — A levy on the May primary ballot would help pay for building renovations proposed by Patrick Henry School District officials, who want to consolidate the district’s classes onto one campus while closing its two elementary...