How delightful to witness the trees bursting forth in bright colors. As the town historian it was my pleasure to accompany the two local school 4th grade classes around town pointing out and visiting local historic sites. We started at Noblewood to show where our founder first landed, then visited such places as the Grist Mill area, Museum, Visitors Center, old mill site, Point area, Railroad area, Octagon school, Lakeview Cemetery. There were many other areas pointed out as we traveled most of the streets. This is now an annual trip taken each September for a local history learning block.

The open house this past Saturday at the new County Jail was very impressive. It has taken a long time from start to completion, but as we were guided through the complex, you could see that much planning and thought had gone into making this an outstanding complex, one that will meet our needs well into the future. The Emergency Center also located there was equally impressive and well planned. I feel that any future emergency will be well coordinated and handled very efficiently. Many thanks for making this open house available to the public.

The recent primary election was well supported by the voters, we had 281 people turn out to vote, the machine count at the close of the polls was 206 for Lori Torrance, and 75 for Robert Ashline. Not sure where the reported account in both papers got their source, but as a poll inspector these are the correct numbers. Absentees are still to be counted this week.

Glad to report that Gretchen Boardman is now home after a short stay in the Hospital, still has some recovery time but things are looking up to a full recovery. I understand that Ethel Doyle had a well attended Birthday Bash and she was pleasantly surprised by some unexpected out of town relatives.

Birthday Greeting Joan Strong and Jack Hams 10/3, William Feeley 10/3, June Lincoln 10/4. Happy Anniversary Barbara and Wayne Feeley 10/7.

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