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Big storm required big clean-up

Single lane cuts like this one were common on Highway 91.Cleanup work from the Feb. 2 blizzard was mostly complete by Friday evening, Feb. 5, but crews in Albion were still widening streets in the residential areas over the past weekend.
County road crews worked through Friday to open most county roads and encountered some big drifts along the way.
State highways were open throughout Boone County by Wednesday afternoon, although there were some one-lane cuts that had to be widened.
In Albion, Winter Storm Kayla brought an estimated 20 inches of snowfall, according to local weather observer Steve Wright.
Read more in the Feb. 10 Albion News and Petersburg Press, Print & E-Editions.A Nebraska Department of Roads plow truck went off the road and rolled into a ditch during white out conditions on Highway 14 south of Albion.

News

Connie Schindel named Outstanding Grad

Connie Schindel receives the St. Michael’s Distinguished Graduate plaque from Rev. Stan Schmit at St. Michael’s Church.St. Michael’s School Board of Education presented the annual Distinguished Graduate Award to Connie Schindel at the Catholic Schools Week opening Mass on Sunday, Jan. 31.
Connie is a 1972 graduate of St. Michael’s School and then graduated from Albion High School in 1976. She and her husband, Jim, were married in St. Michael’s Church. They have three grown children.
More details in the Feb. 10 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Business

Area businesses ready for Valentine’s Day

Wine and chocolate are two Valentine's Day favorites.Area businesses were ready for Valentine’s Day shoppers this week, and area restaurants were offering many specials for the weekend.
Valentine’s Day is coming this Sunday, Feb. 14.
See page 3 of this week’s Albion News for local Valentine’s Day specials.

Sports

Cards battle through tough Mid-State tourney

Scott Ketteler challenges O'Neill Eagles

Year after year after year, you can bank on the road through the Mid-State Conference Boys Basketball Tournament being a tough, rocky one, full of bumps and potential pitfalls.
The 2016 edition of the conference donnybrook was no exception.
The Boone Central/Newman Grove Cardinals stubbed their toes once over three grueling days, but bookended a pair of victories around a semi-final loss for a third-place finish in the rugged C1 conference tourney.
With the event’s first round games postponed by weather complications, it was three games in three nights, which Boone Central/Newman Grove began Thursday with a 63-48 victory over Battle Creek. O’Neill used a strong second half to upend the Cards 62-49 Friday, but BC/NG bounced back Saturday to thump Guardian Angels C.C. 62-47 in the consolation final. Read more »

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Connie Schindel named Outstanding Grad

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School Board approves Chromebooks purchase

Boone Central School Board approved a purchase of one-to-one Chromebooks devices for students as part of the new technology plan Monday night, Feb. 8. This plan... Read more »

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Business

Area businesses ready for Valentine’s Day

Area businesses were ready for Valentine’s Day shoppers this week, and area restaurants were offering many specials for the weekend. Valentine’s Day... Read more »

February 9, 2016

Obituaries

Norman W. Kurtenbach Norman W. Kurtenbach, 94, of Lindsay, died Feb. 3, 2016, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Feb.... Read more »

February 9, 2016

Local Sports

Cards battle through tough Mid-State tourney

Year after year after year, you can bank on the road through the Mid-State Conference Boys Basketball Tournament being a tough, rocky one, full of bumps and potential... Read more »

February 9, 2016