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Racing for T-shirts!

Kids racing to catch T-shirts at Rae Valley Days.Children were racing for T-shirts shot from Ken Henn’s “Fun Gun” last Sunday afternoon during the annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor & Horse Plowing Contest near Petersburg. It was one of several special events for kids during the weekend old-time farm show.
Details and more photos in the Sept. 2 Petersburg Press and Albion News Print & E-Editions.

News

County tower project is underway

New county communications tower under construction.First sections of the new free-standing Boone County communications tower were being erected Monday, Aug. 31, on the southwest corner of the fairgrounds.
The 300-foot free-standing tower is being erected by Cornerstone Tower, a subcontractor of Platte Valley Communications, Inc.
Details in the Sept. 2 Albion News Print & E-Editions.

Business

Country Partners, All Points co-op boards approve merger plan

Green areas of map show trade areas and locations that would be part of the newly merged cooperative.Boards of Directors of All Points Cooperative (APC), headquartered in Gothenburg, NE, and Country Partners Cooperative (CPC), headquartered in Spalding, announced last week they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to unify the two organizations, pending due diligence and a vote of the membership of each cooperative later this year.
The cooperative leaders cited member benefits including better assets, net savings, programs, customer service, and access to a new level of resources and expertise.
Preliminary plans call for continuing offices of the merged cooperative at both Spalding and Gothenburg.
Over the next several weeks, local stockholder meetings will be held to share more information and answer members’ questions.
Details in the Sept. 2 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Sports

Cardinal QB Blaine Kennedy

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In a season-opening battle of Class C1 preseason Top 10 heavyweights, host Scotus ended the 13-game winning streak of defending C1 state champion Boone Central/Newman Grove with a 31-14 victory at Columbus’ Pawnee Park Friday.
It was a tough opening assignment for the Cardinals and new Head Coach Mark Hudson, as BC/NG returned just six players with starting experience from its 2014 title team. Scotus, on the other hand, brought back nine starters on both sides of the ball from a team that won nine straight games to reach last season’s C1 playoff quarterfinal round.
That difference definitely proved to be a factor in the outcome of a game that was more closely contested than the final score might indicate. Read more »

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