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Team Colin Fundraiser is big success

It's tough to throw a football with whipped cream on your hands. This was one of the obstacles for children participating in the Team Colin obstacle course last Saturday.“Team Colin” is an ongoing success story.
A community event last Saturday, along with an associated fundraising campaign over the past several weeks, raised about $30,000 to help defray medical and travel expenses for the family of 16-month-old Colin Petersen of Albion.
Colin, son of Jon and Stacy Petersen, underwent heart transplant surgery on Oct. 7 and had a second open heart surgery last week. He is now in recovery from the second surgery.
“We had a lot of volunteers, both youth and adults, and a lot of area businesses stepped in to help out,” said Erica Young, chair of the fundraiser organizing committee.
Details in the Oct. 22 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

News

Council releases funds for housing, downtown redevelopment

Albion City Council gave its approval last Tuesday night to release $250,000 in sales tax funds to stimulate additional housing development and begin redevelopment in the downtown area.
Albion Economic Development Corp. (AEDC) presented a three-part request for the funds:
• $100,000 to offset infrastructure costs and help reduce lot costs in the new Niewohner housing development along the South Eighth Street extension;
• $100,000 to assist with infrastructure in adding new housing to the community;
• $50,000 to help with purchase and demolition cost of the former bike shop and Billy Bob’s buildings on Main Street.
In addition, the council convened as the Albion Redevelopment Agency to approve an AEDC request for use of $43,360 in tax increment financing (TIF) funds to be used in the acquisition/demolition and redevelopment of the Billy Bob’s and bike shop properties.
Details in the Oct. 22 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Business

Main Street Hardware open in downtown Albion

Betsy Harris helps unload the first new merchandise arriving at Main Street Hardware.Main Street Hardware is now the name of the former Albion True Value Hardware store on west Main Street in Albion.
The store, which includes three downtown buildings, was purchased recently by Joan Sallach of Atlanta, GA, from Linda Thewke of Albion.
Remodeling is now underway in the east building (former Hobby House), and plans call for the hardware store to be moved into that building in the future.
The Gray Haired Trout will be moved from its present location into the center building, and a possible additional business will be developed in the west building.
The store is currently being staffed by Vicki Gragert and Linda Thewke, with management by Betsy Harris. It is a Hometown Hardware store, and received its first load of new merchandise last week.

Sports

Kyncl closes career with 4th at state golf

Melissa Kyncl (Photo, Col. Telegram)When it was time to dig deep, Boone Central senior Melissa Kyncl proved what she was made of.
Sitting in 7th place entering the second day of the 2014 Nebraska Class C Girls State Golf Championships at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus, Kyncl improved her opening-day score by six strokes and capped her high school career with a 4th place medal. Read more »

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