September 3, 2004

Rural small businesses, guide dog, sports

This week's Dryden Courier looks at the county's efforts to encourage rural small businesses. The Planning Department found that while 35% of the population lives in rural areas of the county, 55% of the small businesses are there. The county will be using a revolving loan fund to finance businesses started by people who take the "Getting Down to Business" course from Alternatives Federal Credit Union.

There's an article on Tambrie, a twelve-week-old Labrador Retriever starting out training to be a guide dog. The Junior Honor Society at Dryden Middle School is helping, walking the dog during the day while Donna Attwood, the dog's keeper, is teaching.

The Courier also takes a look at Dryden's football, volleyball, and swim team prospects for the coming season.

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