Submitted photo On Sept. 13, the River Riders ABATE chapter presented the Linwood Fire Department with buddy bears, which are stuffed animals that can be given away to kids after emergency situations. The group aims to promote the positive aspects of motorcycling and doing good in the community.

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Alicia Lebens Stillwater Gazette The typical homeowner in Washington County can expect an increase in county property taxes thanks to a 13.5 percent increase in residential property values last year. The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the preliminary 2015 budget and tax levy Sept. 9. The board will set the final 2015 budget Dec. [...]

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The Wyoming City Council approved the city’s preliminary 2015 levy for the city on Sept. 16. The amount of $4.07 million is the maximum the city can tax residents, but it can be lowered before final approval in December. As presented, the breakdown of the total certified levy is $3.87 million for the general operating [...]

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Linda Madsen Guest Columnist Last month, our School Board decided that our district will make another attempt to gain voter support for a facilities bond for our schools. Despite the fact that last May’s bond referendum did not pass, our School Board is dedicated to passing a bond to improve our schools. Here’s why. Our [...]

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Editor’s note: the following letter refers to images of Stewart Mills that gained media attention in 2013. Mills should mature It seems old fashioned of me, but I do expect those seeking elected office to behave in a way that shows some dignity and to live by the same rules as the rest of us. [...]

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