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Bond ballots going out Thursday

Preparations for special all-mail election.Boone County Clerk’s office was preparing this week to send out the all-mail special election ballots for the Boone Central School District bond election.
Above, office assistant Sarah Robinson checks one of the mail tubs containing about 300 of the 2,600 total ballots.
The ballots will be mailed Thursday, April 23, and must be returned by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, for counting.

News

Trash rates could go up due to charges for recycling

A possible increase of 50 cents per customer in garbage pickup rates is being considered by the Albion City Council in order to maintain the current “mixed stream” or comingled recycling program.
Les Nienaber of Bud’s Sanitary Service told the council during its regular meeting April 14 that he has received notice from First Star Fiber of Omaha that they will begin charging for the comingled recycling loads he has hauled there.
He is asking all of his communities for an increase of 50 cents per household in all 17 communities he serves to pay the additional cost of recycling.
Details in the April 22 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Business

Local hardware store holds ribbon cutting

Betsy and Ron HarrisBetsy and Ron Harris, co-owners/operators of Main Street Hardware and The Gray Haired Trout, held a grand re-opening of their business, with a ribbon cutting, last Friday, April 17.

Sports

Cards runners-up at Central City

Catherine Weeder wins 400 dashAnnually, the Central City Invite does not feature great quantity in terms of competing teams.
The meet does, however, always have more than its share of outstanding competition, with traditional Class B track and field heavyweights Aurora, Boone Central/Newman Grove, Northwest and York among the six-team field.
Thus, runner-up team finishes by BC/NG Friday left Cardinal Coach Kris Pestel pleased and optimistic. Read more »

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Trash rates could go up due to charges for recycling

A possible increase of 50 cents per customer in garbage pickup rates is being considered by the Albion City Council in order to maintain the current “mixed stream”... Read more »

April 21, 2015

Clean-up days set May 18-19

Albion’s citywide clean-up days will be held May 18 and19, with dumpsters set up behind city hall. Electronics will also be accepted at city hall on those dates.... Read more »

April 21, 2015

Business

Local hardware store holds ribbon cutting

Betsy and Ron Harris, co-owners/operators of Main Street Hardware and The Gray Haired Trout, held a grand re-opening of their business, with a ribbon cutting, last... Read more »

April 21, 2015

Obituaries

Wanette R. Gwin Wanette Ruth Gwin, 68, of St. Edward, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Memorial services were held Friday,... Read more »

April 21, 2015

Local Sports

Cards runners-up at Central City

Annually, the Central City Invite does not feature great quantity in terms of competing teams. The meet does, however, always have more than its share of outstanding... Read more »

April 21, 2015