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County board recap

Douglas County commissioners (minus one) tackled bills, budgets, grants and more during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

Here are a few of the day's highlights.

The board:

• Explored the possibility of a public health partnership with other counties.

• Signed off on Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management's 2009 budget; a 9 percent increase over 2008.

• Approved a roughly $37,000 federal grant for two local schools to install and update their security camera systems.

• Authorized a permit for a new indoor/outdoor year-round golf teaching center and driving range, set to be built south of Interstate 94 near LaGrand Township.

Want to know more? Look for the full story in Friday's Echo Press.