Elroy Public Library hosts antiques appraisal

Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm


By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

Mark Moran entertained the Elroy Public Library crowd with his antiques-appraisal program on Saturday.

A wide variety of artifacts, pictures, china and more were inspected, and Mark gave a brief history of each item. We even had a Picasso this year. Well, it was a print of a Picasso painting, but it was lovely. Thank you, Mark, and the Friends of the Library.

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You are invited to an open house at the Elroy Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 25. We will dedicate the Gib & Evelyne Lee Community Room in the library basement at 1:30 p.m. Meet the donors, enjoy a short program, and tour this rarely seen part of the library.

    New books available at Norwalk Public Library

    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

    The Norwalk Public Library has several new titles:


    • “Summer Rental: A Novel” by Mary Kay Andrews

    • “Dead Lil’ Hustler” (“Loon Lake” mystery series No. 14) by Victoria Houston

    Children’s Picture Books

    • “Patty’s Pumpkin Patch,” written and illustrated by Teri Sloat

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    Wilton Public Library book group to discuss ‘The Chaperone’

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    The Wilton Public Library’s book group will discuss “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty.  This work of historical fiction tells the story of Wichita’s own 15-year-old Louise Brooks as she descends upon New York City with her chaperone in tow. 

    The group will meet to discuss this novel at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

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    There is a lot of controversial news in

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    Ontario Public Library offering playgroups for preschoolers

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    Preschoolers are invited to join us for playgroups at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. There will be stories, activities, crafts and a snack. We are using an alphabet theme, and this week the theme is the letter “S.”

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    An all-you-can-eat chili and soup supper will be at the Ontario Community Hall before bingo on Friday, Oct. 24, from 5­-7 p.m. Bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. The menu will consist of chili, chicken noodle soup, crackers, bread,

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    South Ridge News for Oct. 16

    We took advantage of last week’s perfect fall weather Thursday. A trip to Devil’s Lake State Park when trees are in full color has been on our bucket list. By 10:30 a.m., the Belskys and my husband Bob and I were on our way. We were not disappointed, as the tall maples in the park were brilliant. The rock formations are so unique and the lake was beautiful.

    We grabbed a brochure, and

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    South Side News for Oct. 16


    The old saying goes, “Into each life some rain must fall,” and this Tuesday morning, we are wet. However, after the wonderful week of sunshine and lollipops we’ve just had, the rain is welcome, as it provides us with the groundwater we need. Now we can hibernate for a few days until the clouds part to let the sunshine in again.

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    Norwalk-Wilton Police Department to disband

    By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

    Nine years after its formation, the joint police department between Norwalk and Wilton will cease to function by the end of December.

    The Wilton Village Board voted Monday to give a 60-day notice, as required in the police commission bylaws, to withdraw from the police department. Board members who voted for the measure were Todd Thompson, Sid Thayer, George Dougherty, Ed Wilde and Patricia Eckelberg, with Ken Thorson and Tim Welch registering opposing votes.

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    Norwalk begins process of establishing new police protection

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    With few options left, the Norwalk Village Board briefly tackled the issue of how to proceed with the now defunct police commission.

    On Monday evening, the Wilton Village Board voted to withdraw from the commission; the two boards had clashed over retirement benefits for Police Chief Steve Johnson.

    Although the two boards had planned to meet

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    Ontario water, sewer rates to go up Dec. 21

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    Ontario residents will see a hike in sewer and water bills beginning Dec. 21, as the board approved the increase at Monday night’s meeting.

    The average 12,000-gallon user will pay $66.72 per quarter, up from $58.44. Sewer rates will increase 5 percent.

    Other business

    • Village attorney Rob Mubarak w

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    Town of Wilton to hold hearing on quarry

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    The hot button issue of 2014, a proposed quarry in the town of Wilton, will be highlighted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, when the Wilton Town Board will hold a hearing on Mathy Construction/Milestone Materials’ revised permit application.

    Although the outcome of the hearing is not known, it is expected the board will decide only on whether to consider the application. A variety of stipulations on the proposed quarry’s operation would need to be hammered out with Mathy before

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