BCS to propose building new PK-7 facility

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District has decided to go for it.

The facilities planning committee, which is chaired by Randy Genzman, Jamie Beier-Grant, Richard Thorbahn and Bill Poiry, started discussing the issue of whether or not the school district should go forward with building a new school in December and recently presented a proposal to the school board and received approval by a 5-0 vote for the new initiative to be placed on the ballot in August. In all, the costs would total $46.6 million.

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Launch Pad takes off

Nearly 40 families participated in a new preschool outreach program, Launch Pad, on March 18 and March 21 at the B-C-S preschool operated by the North Point Educational Service Center in Graytown. Launch Pad provides parents an opportunity to learn alongside their preschool-aged children, while also gathering important information regarding kindergarten readiness, child development and healthy habits. Children and caregivers engaged in exciting activities centered on the book Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom. Children left the session with a take-home packet including magnetic letters, markers, books, a game and other educational supplies. Parents had the opportunity to listen to guest speakers Principal Dawn Bryant and Kindergarten Teacher Heidi Lutz, from RC Waters Elementary School.

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Oak Harbor Fireworks Fund Reverse Raffle

The Oak Harbor Chamber Foundation will be holding a reverse raffle to raise funds for the fireworks show in downtown Oak Harbor. The raffle will be held May 21 at the Community Market VFW Memorial Hall on Main Street.

Tickets are $50 each with a chance to win the top prize of $2500. Over $4000 in cash and prizes are to be given away, plus a raffle to win a new queen sized bed (over $1000 value) donated by Harbor Mattress. There will also be a 50/50, Chinese auction, sideboards and a cash bar. Only 200 tickets will be sold. One additional meal ticket can be purchased for $10 with each purchase of a raffle ticket.

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