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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Engaging in a first-day-of-school tradition, Cindy Clancy-Fee of DeWitt takes a picture Thursday morning of her daughter, Marissa Fee, who started kindergarten, in front of the sign at Ekstrand Elementary in DeWitt. Lots of pictures were taken and hugs, kisses and words of encouragement were exchanged before the bell rang at 8:15 a.m. Classes in the Northeast School District also resumed Thursday, while school at Calamus-Wheatland will be back in session Tuesday, Aug. 19. Photo by Kate Howes

C-W seeks to renew instructional support tax levies
The Calamus-Wheatland School Board intends to renew its instructional support tax levies for another five years.
Saturday, August 16, 2014


DAC aims to purchase CCI properties, stabilize the workplace
The atmosphere was overall positive Tuesday night at DAC offices at 108 E. Industrial St. in DeWitt as DAC executive director Todd Seifert brought employees and clients up to speed following DAC's takeover of Community Care Inc. (CCI)
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Central facilities bids come in under engineer's estimate
The Central Community School District opened a single bid Friday, Aug. 8, for improvements to its outdoor athletic facilities.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Central school board approves Holst bid
In the last Central Community School Board meeting before the beginning of the school year, members reviewed standard test results, acknowledged classroom performance of many Saber athletes and accepted a bid for the athletic facilities rehabilitation project.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Fair time inspires Westwing to share treasured quilts
To some, quilts aren't much more than pieced-together material meant to cover a bed or be stored in a closet or drawer.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Northeast softballers see a little bit of everything in 2014
In true summer fashion, the Northeast softball team found itself on a bit of a roller coaster ride during its 2014 campaign.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Four area players bring home more all-state honors
A quartet of Observer-area baseball and softball players picked up some additional statewide honors for their play this summer.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

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