Schools explore bringing back prom. Will there be dancing?

Jessica Wong

LIMA — After a year of disruption and loss, high schools are trying to revive prom, graduation and other milestone ceremonies their students look forward to as an unusual school year comes to an end.

The Ohio Department of Health last week revised its mass gatherings order, allowing schools to host prom so long as schools comply with other health orders, like the state’s mask mandate and social distancing protocols.

While many schools are planning to host prom in-person, districts are still waiting for more detailed guidance from the Ohio Department of Health as they plan for these events and

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Morrison County to explore options on Recorder position | Morrison County Record

Jessica Wong

Morrison County Recorder Eileen Holtberg’s announcement on Feb. 23 that she plans to retire in May re-opened an old issue for the Board of Commissioners.

In 2017, Morrison County was included in legislation that allows county boards to pass a resolution allowing the County Recorder position — which is typically filled through election — to be appointed by the Board. Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, introduced the legislation, though it was unclear at the time why Morrison County was included because it had not requested action be taken by the state.

Nearly seven months later, the Board formally acknowledged the

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Government open to evaluate, explore cryptocurrencies, says Anurag Thakur

Jessica Wong

PM Modi himself is a strong advocate of embracing technology in various aspects of governance, the Minister of State for Finance said.

Union minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday said the government is open to evaluate and explore new technologies, including cryptocurrencies, for improving governance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is a strong advocate of embracing technology in various aspects of governance, the Minister of State for Finance said while addressing an event organised by Entrepreneurs’ Organisation – EO Punjab.

“Let me say that we welcome innovation and new technology…blockchain is a new emerging technology. Cryptocurrency is a form of virtual

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Govt open to evaluate, explore cryptocurrencies, says Anurag Thakur

Jessica Wong

Union minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday said the government is open to evaluate and explore new technologies, including cryptocurrencies, for improving governance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is a strong advocate of embracing technology in various aspects of governance, the Minister of State for Finance said while addressing an event organised by Entrepreneurs’ Organisation – EO Punjab.

“Let me say that we welcome innovation and new technology…blockchain is a new emerging technology. Cryptocurrency is a form of virtual currency. I firmly believe that we must always evaluate, explore and encourage new ideas with an open mind,” he said.

A High-Level

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[BN] Photography: Explore Western New York’s architectural treasures |

Jessica Wong





Located in Buffalo’s Central Park neighborhood, Blessed Trinity was completed in 1928 and is considered one of the best examples in the U.S. of the Lombard Romanesque architectural style of 12th century Northern Italy. Blessed Trinity’s elaborate and extensive terra-cotta touches, both inside and out, display thousands of Christian symbols.



Kleinhans Music Hall



Designed by the father and son team of Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Kleinhans Music Hall was built between 1938 and 1940 to be the permanent home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It ranks as a signature architectural achievement, complementing the

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