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REPORTERS ALL Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 08:11

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REPORTERS ALL - Eight students at Conneaut Lake Elementary School served as reporters this school year, writing under the column of CL Clippings and sharing the happenings and events in the school. The. CL Clippings reporting staff was, back row, from left - Andrew Royal, Kaley Cook, Bobby Thomas, Lyndsey Blood; and front row: Octavian Sperry, Collin Hearn, Mazie Arnett, and Daniel Button. This year’s fifi nal column begins on page 3. The Community News was pleased to provide this enriching activity for the students and thank them for their dedication and effff ort.

 
Headlines for May 25, 2015 Print E-mail

CL Park opened Friday for weekends
Written by David Schaef

Conneaut Lake Park opened for the summer this past Friday with plans to be open all summer but only on the weekends - Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through mid-October.

While no new rides are up and running, the effort to capture customers is the new price setup.

All day rides are $10, about half of last year’s prices.

Plans are to charge just $5 on the second Sunday of each month and the same on the first Friday when grandparents can ride free after they buy one wristband.

There are no parking or admission fees.

The park’s opening was made possible when the federal bankruptcy judge allowed the Conneaut Lake Park Trustees to borrow $300,000 recently, money that was said to be needed to open the park for the season.

Read more in this weeks issue.

 

Conneaut Lake Borough Council May meeting
Written by David Schaef

Conneaut Lake Borough Council held their May public meeting with Council members Bill Eldridge, Bill Paris, John Chuey, Mayor Timothy Kaider, Dick Holabaugh, Penny Monahan and Dwight Stallard in attendance. Secretary Kathryn Spencer took the minutes and there were 11 citizens present. All stood to salute the American Flag.

The April meeting minutes and the bills were all approved.

For Public Comment, Borough Streets Manager Jim Donnachie stood to thank the Lakeside Beverage Company for the donation of mulch on the Make A Difference Day event, held recently in town.

Sandy Eldridge of the Conneaut Lake Garden Club stood to announce that they have received seed money from the PA Garden Federation. They planned a plant sale held Memorial Day weekend.

Betsy Sperry, owner of the Vacavi Café in downtown Conneaut Lake, asked about some wooden flower boxes in front of her café. She would like them moved and tidied up for the summer season. Street Manager Jim Donnachie will help Mrs. Sperry with this task.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about these stories , as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, May 25, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • 30 year remembrance of Atlantic tornado! Atlantic column!
  • Congrats to CASH playoff teams! Inside!
  • Sisters In Christ meeting May 27! Pagw 2!

 
REMEMBER Print E-mail

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REMEMBER - The men and women, who served our country and who are serving, deserve our respect. Because we honor and remember their sacrififi ces for us and our freedoms, our local communities will celebrate with parades, speeches, and salutes on Monday, Memorial Day. Times and places are listed inside these pages. Honor our veterans by attending these events and show them, the living, and those who have given the ultimate sacrififi ce - their lives - how much we honor them and cherish what they have done for us and for our country. Never let us forget the bravery displayed by those who have served in our armed forces time and again in the many wars that have challenged mankind.

 
School’s prelim budget holds line on property taxes Print E-mail
Written by David Schaef   
Monday, 18 May 2015 00:00

As noted in these pages in the previous addition, the Conneaut School Board approved a preliminary budget for the year to begin July 1, that does not contain a tax increase when school directors met in voting session Wednesday evening.

The vote to approve that tentative budget passed on a 7-2 vote with John Burnham and Brian Boyce voting no, Burnham saying he was not sure he approved how all the money is being spent. Boyce did not comment on his vote.

The budget is estimated at $37,032,267.00, with no increase included from state sources as the state budget approval plays out in Harrisburg with a new first year Democratic governor in place who is working with a Republican controlled legislature.

School directors increased real estate taxes a year ago by a .50 margin with half of the increase mandated to go to the ever increasing pension fund.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about School’s prelim budget holds line on property taxes, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, May 18, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • Honoring those who served Memorial Day! Inside!!
  • Summit supervisors meeting - Page 4!
  • Neighborhood Crime Watch

 
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