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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
By Amy Kronenberger
CELINA - School board members are considering the next step after a bond levy for a school construction project failed at the November election.
Board members during a meeting Monday agreed they would look into the reasons why voters rejected the issue before placing it on a future ballot. They will consider altering the project and lowering the ballot issue. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Students attending kindergarten next year will spend a full day, every day, in the classroom.
Board of education members Monday night approved all-day, everyday kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. The school currently has four classes of kindergarten students that attend full days on an alternating basis of two or three days per week. [More]
St. Marys
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - The city expects a carryover of $24.3 million in all funds going into 2013.
St. Marys city council financial committee learned Monday that appropriations and revenues for 2013 are expected to mirror 2012's.
Safety service director Eric Ostling said 2013 appropriations are estimated at about $45.6 million. Total appropriations for 2012 were $45.7 million, with anticipated spending at $41.8 million. [More]
Obituaries on November 20th, 2012
Donald A. Smith, 80, St. Marys, died at 6:27 p.m. Nov. 18, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Thomas F. Hedrick, 81, Coldwater, died Nov. 18, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Helena G. Davis, 84, Rockford, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Local pictures on November 20th, 2012
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