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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Discover unique summer camp adventures in St. Charles County Parks

Jessica Wong

Make this summer the best one yet! Children ages 6–17 can discover new and exciting summer camp adventures with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department. Whether it’s a day-long adventure or week-long camp for exploring nature, fishing, history, sports, or arts and crafts, these unique summer programs are designed to build confidence and unlock curiosity and creativity.

Children and teens can stay active, create memories, build new friendships, and have fun from June through August in a safe and supervised park environment. Parks staff will wear masks inside facilities and have masks available for campers; Centers for Disease

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Whither Bosnia? Elsewhere in emerging Europe

Jessica Wong

Our weekly digest of articles about emerging Europe published elsewhere this week, all of which caught our eye and all of which are well worth your time. Listing them here, however, does not necessarily mean that we agree with every word, nor do they necessarily reflect Emerging Europe’s editorial policy.


Whither Bosnia?

The future of Bosnia and Herzegovina remains the subject of intense debate. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement, members of the Wilson Center’s Working Group on the Western Balkans issued a report with recommendations entitled Fixing Dayton. In the spirit of debate, Robert M.

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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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Widespread vaccinations are seen as one path on the journey back to normalcy in the Covid-19 pandemic

Jessica Wong

If they’re vaccinated, they will come.

At least, that’s the hope of many state and federal officials who are trying to envision the road ahead in the coronavirus pandemic.

If more people get vaccinated, there will be more people who are protected against Covid-19. That means fewer people will get sick and be hospitalized, more state and local restrictions will be lifted, and the economy will more quickly get restarted.

It’s a balancing act now seen in Southern California, where some mass vaccination sites at stadiums and other entertainment venues will be sharing space with those businesses as

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