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  • At-risk kindergartners get boost
    Kids entering school for the first time this fall got a head start at last week’s Kindergarten Countdown, a four-week program aimed at helping kids prepare for school in the fall.
  • Road restrictions for July 14
    EDGEWOOD AVENUE West approach at U.S. 27 (Lima Road) closed through July 18. HALE AVENUE Closed between Brooklyn Avenue and the St. Marys River through Oct. 1.
  • TRAIN exhibit displays models
    Brice, 5, and his sister, Stella, 3, perched on Blaine Ryan’s knees and eagerly helped “conduct” two trains moving in opposite directions through the hallways and rooms of the History Center on Sunday.

Clearing the forest for the trees

Swikar Patel | The Journal Gazette
Allen County Parks Superintendent Jeff Baxter works with other staff members Tuesday to clear non-native invasive honeysuckle bushes and autumn olive at Metea Park. The park’s three-day clearing effort ends today, running from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To volunteer, call Deana Davis at 449-3777 or email .