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North Baltimore to select mayor, council members

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A new North Baltimore mayor and two new council members will take office in January, after village voters have their say at the voting booth on Tuesday. Two candidates want to replace Mayor Mike Julien, who is not seeking...

Henry County: Levy would build senior citizens center in Napoleon

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — Henry County voters on Tuesday will be asked to help finance construction of a new $4 million senior citizens center. Another ballot initiative would fund a joint fire district for Bartlow District and Deshler, which would be known as...

NB school board chief balks at ‘blizzard bags’

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school board agreed Tuesday to revisit its policy on “blizzard bags,” used when students miss school during harsh weather. Blizzard bags allow students to do school work at home when school is...

3 township levy requests on Hancock County ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Levy requests will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot in three Hancock County townships, according to the Hancock County Board of Elections, including a new levy for fire protection in Marion Township. Marion Township voters will be asked to approve an...

McComb replacing plant filters

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Upgrades to McComb’s water treatment plant were discussed by Village Council on Monday. Filters are being replaced at the plant, according to village officials, to help improve the water quality. Kevin Siferd, village...

Board member conflict discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — An apparent conflict involving Arcadia school board member Rich Ernest, school volunteers and a few students was discussed at a Wednesday board meeting, but no details were offered concerning the incident, which has been the source of...

Murray learning job duties of NB village administrator

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Allyson Murray was introduced Tuesday by North Baltimore Council as the new village administrator. Murray will replace Donna Dettling, who will leave in November to become the village administrator next year for the village of...

Arlington leaf pickup to begin next week

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Curbside pickup of leaves in Arlington will start next week, Street Commissioner Kyle Crist told Village Council on Monday. A leaf box attachment is being added to a village truck. Residents should not include grass clippings or tree...

Village honors K-9 unit donor

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday thanked the donors who were responsible for the village police department’s K-9 unit. Mayor Robert Schwab said he was “very, very grateful” for the involvement of Mike and Fran Mygrant, of...

North Baltimore gets park grant

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore’s village park will be upgraded thanks to a Wood County Park District grant, Village Council announced Tuesday. Village officials expressed gratitude for a $21,189 grant that will pay for playground...