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  • A look at the new, proposed federal budget

    13 hours ago
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    After writing in last week’s column about the 87-page federal budget from 1809, I wondered about the 2019 budget.

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    DNR won’t accept old floodplain maps

    16 hours ago
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    Any hope the Ontario Village Board had of the DNR accepting 1970s floodplain maps likely was washed away Tuesday, when Michelle Staff, DNR water-regulation zoning specialist, told the County Line that the old maps were not, as the village had alleged, old Army Corps maps.

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    Six months before deluge, DNR/FEMA zeroed in on Kickapoo Valley watershed

    16 hours ago
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    It is no small quirk of fate that on March 26, 2018, FEMA and the DNR called together stakeholders in the Kickapoo Valley watershed with the hope of gathering enough information to persuade FEMA to update its study of the watershed and possibly release new flood maps.

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    N-O-W’s enrollment declines

    February 14th, 2019
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    Enrollment in the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District dropped 14 students from January 2018, according to Superintendent Kelly Burhop at Monday’s board of education meeting.

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    Students: Consider running for school board

    January 31st, 2019
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    In case you need more evidence that we are running low on oxygen locally, you need only to take a look at the spring ballots.

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  • ‘Positive’ outlook on Ontario flood damage is tough to muster

    January 26th, 2019
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    If you chose gazing at a screen over attending this month’s Ontario Village Board meeting, you missed a rollicking good time.

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    Ontario buyouts not a sure thing

    January 26th, 2019
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    Ontario buyouts not a sure thing County Line Publisher Emeritus The good news is that every Ontario property affected by the August 2018 flooding will be eligible for a FEMA

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    Ontario’s new well slated to go online

    January 17th, 2019
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    It’s been some time coming, but Ontario residents can look forward to water from the brand-new well within a few weeks.

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    Flood-mitigation meeting draws crowd

    January 17th, 2019
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    About 30 people gathered in the Ontario Fire Station meeting room Monday evening in what was billed as an informational meeting for residents affected by last August’s flooding.

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    Goodbye to the Peeling Ceiling: Old Ontario structure destroyed in December fire

    January 14th, 2019
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    Ontario area residents of a certain age remember the Peeling Ceiling as the home of the Slush Puppie, those sugary, sticky drinks that came around in the summer and proved to be a perfect accompaniment to candy.

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    Neglect and lack of foresight might have put Ontario on the road to extinction

    January 10th, 2019
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    The Ontario floodplain ordinance fills 35 pages. It would not be hyperbolic to say it is the most consequential of all of Ontario’s ordinances, nor would it be an exaggeration to say that no one in its nearly 50 years of existence has ever read it in its entirety.

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