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60 YEAR MEMBERSHIP - Elisha "Lash" Fields (seated) poses for the media during a recognition ceremony held recently noting Fields' 60-year membership in the Grand Lodge of PA, Adelphic Lodge #424, in Jamestown, PA. Fields is 106 years old and his daughter, Doris Livingston (R) of Jamestown, was present as he received a certificate, lapel pins and a necktie. Right Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of PA, (in back) Raymond T. Dietz, traveled from Philadelphia to conduct the ceremony. The spry Fields is the former owner of the Westford Milling Company in Westford, and likes to talk to folks about agriculture and livestock. Story and second photo page 2.
- Written by David Schaef David Schaef
- Created: 25 April 2016 25 April 2016
Those attending the second of three planned community informational sessions put on by the Conneaut School Board, as did those in session one a week earlier, heard how the district is trying to prepare students for careers after they graduate from the Conneaut School District.
The session was held at Conneaut Lake Middle School April 18, the one at Conneaut Valley Middle School was held April 11; the final session is tonight, Monday, April 25, at CASH high school.
Budget, charter school costs and curriculum are the main topics being covered in the community informational sessions.
Read more in this weeks issue.
For additional details about Career training reviewed at school community session, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, April 25, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.
- Conneautville council looks at water billing again! Page 8!
- Good luck to CASH spring sports teams!
- 106-year old recognized for 60-year membership! Page 2!
FUN TIMES - Many activities take place at the local libraries, this one a scene from a recent Story Hour at the Linesville Library where the library visitors were celebrating St. Patrick's Day and Addy's birthday! For more information on happenings at Linesville, see library column on page 12 this issue.
Town hall meeting looks at budget, charter school issues
Written by David Schaef
About three dozen people were in attendance at the first of three Conneaut School District Town Hall meetings with the next two scheduled for tonight, Monday, April 18, at Conneaut Lake Middle School and Monday, April 25, at Conneaut Area Senior High. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Topics covered included budget, cyber/charter schools and curriculum/WIN Learning.
Points made in the budget presentation included that school district revenue comes from 53% state sources, 43% local sources and 4% federal sources. Local sources totals just over $15 million with the bulk of that being from real estate taxes - some $13,667,537. Earned income taxes raise $1,300,000 and per capita taxes $104,490.
The money is spent in these categories - $18,986,868 in instructional services [52%]; $12,933,720 in support services [35%]; $4,093,100 in debt service/other [11%]; and $805,090 in athletics/activities [2%].
Summit supervisors approve CL Park subdivision
Written by Roseanne Staab
Summit Township supervisors held their April public meeting with Supervisor Bill Agnew leading the salute to the American Flag. Supervisors Lud Zarembinski and Jerauld Smith were also in attendance. Secretary Cindy McCoy took the minutes and there were 3 citizens present.
The minutes from the March meeting were approved unanimously.
For Public Comment, a man asked Solicitor William Walker some questions regarding Conneaut Lake Park and a subdivision proposal of beach front property therein.
Attorney Walker answered that there are two competing plans for the Park, one from the Trustees and one from the four taxing bodies.
Read more in this weeks issue.
- Linesville home to new Rehab & Recovery Center!
- Rabies cases in Conneaut Township!
- Dollar Dinner Saturday, April 23!