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Albion to host Rhythm & Ribs this Saturday

A portion of the crowd at 2012 Rhythm & Ribs.It’s all about food, music and fun at Albion’s fifth annual Rhythm & Ribs celebration this Saturday, Aug. 23, on Fourth Street downtown.
Gates will open at 8 a.m. and grilling contestants will begin cooking their ribs and foods for sampling, which will begin at 12 noon.
As in past years, 900 people or more are expected for the event.
Those attending Rhythm & Ribs are invited to vote for their favorite foods and vendors in a People’s Choice judging starting with the barbecue sampling at noon.
The grilling teams will be competing for a total of $2,200 in prize money. Contest judges will begin their deliberations at 4:30 p.m., followed by the awards in various categories.
The rib dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and two bands will perform throughout the afternoon and evening.
Life-size beer pong competition will start at 10 a.m., with four-member teams competing. This event was very popular last year. All life-size beer pong teams must pre-register with the Albion Chamber of Commerce office, 402-395-6012.

News

School Board considers four-part plan to meet building needs

Boone Central overall facilities plan was introduced in May.Boone Central School Board members left a 2 1/2-hour planning meeting Monday night with a concensus on building facility needs.
The board determined the district’s next building effort on the Albion campus should include both an addition and extensive renovation of classroom space.
The facilities plan has been under consideration since May.
Total cost of the reduced project would be about $13.3 million, a big reduction from the $20.85 million bond issue proposed in 2012 for a new high school.
Details in the Aug. 20 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

Business

Downtown fountain gets facelift

Downtown mini-park fountainWolf Memorial Fountain, located in Albion’s downtown mini-park, received a needed facelift in the form of a fresh paint job last week.
The project was completed by Lori Krohn, Heidi Dorador, Gail Starman and Shelley Lueken.
The mini-park fountain was originally dedicated April 29, 1994. It was a gift from Jim and Elaine Wolf and their children, Debra, Sue, Jay and David, in appreciation of their family heritage.

Sports

Albion Legion makes impression at state

It wasn’t the perfect ending to a season. It wasn’t a championship.
The Albion Cornerstone Legion team, representing Post #162, made quite an impression at the 2014 American Legion Class B Seniors State Tournament in Blair, however.
A very positive impression. Both on and off the field. Read more »

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