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Partisan politics enters rec fee discussion

Annual fees for members of the Westlake Recreation Center will not increase in 2015. But the number of members and the income they generate have been basically flat during the past four years, a fact that concerns City Council President Mike Killeen.

New policies pursued to thwart Clague Cabin vandalism

About half a dozen episodes of damage at the cabin took place following rentals during the past year, according to Recreation Director Bob DeMinico. Doors, tables and chairs were broken by persons renting the cabin, he said. In one case, a witness told police a person went up on the cabin’s roof.

Indians grant helps city add fence to ball diamond

City officials said a new outfield fence will help the rec department expand youth baseball programming at Bohlken Park, as well as serve as an asset to the schools and community travel leagues that use the park for tournaments and other programs.

Autobiography details life from WWII Europe to Westlake

Nine-year-old Charlotte spoke no German, only Polish, when Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. In the months leading up to that historic date, some of her Polish friends began treating her and her family differently, she recalled. Some boys called her “You Hitler.”

 

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