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Laurie Krohn is new County Treasurer

January 27, 2009

Laurie Krohn
Laurie Krohn
Laurie Krohn, a 14-year veteran of the County Treasurer’s office, was appointed as the new Boone County Treasurer after an interview with County Commissioners Monday afternoon.

She replaces Helen Preusser, who retired from the position Dec. 31, 2008, after 14 years of service.

Mrs. Krohn has worked in the courthouse for a total of 27 years. She was employed in the Assessor’s office for 13 years before transferring to the Treasurer’s office as Deputy Assessor in 1994. Read more

Albion Chamber installs new president

January 27, 2009

Scott Stuhlmiller (left), outgoing Albion Chamber of Commerce President, with Scott Reilly, the new president
Scott Stuhlmiller (left), outgoing Albion Chamber of Commerce President, with Scott Reilly, the new president
Albion Chamber of Commerce installed a new president, Scott Reilly, during its annual membership banquet Sunday evening, Jan. 25, at the Albion Country Club.

Due to the weather, only about 60 people attended the combined banquet of the chamber and the Boone County Area Foundation.

Outgoing chamber President Scott Stuhlmiller congratulated Reilly and reviewed the chamber activities for the past year. He noted that the chamber activities contributed to the “tremendous success” of the 2008 Cattlemen’s Ball in Boone County. Read more

School Board to review superintendent applicants

January 27, 2009

Boone Central School Board will continue its superintendent search process with a special meeting next week.

The board will meet Thursday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Family Consumer Science Room, Albion, to review the list of applicants for the superintendent’s position and select four finalists.

Meetings are planned the following Monday through Thursday, Feb. 9-12, at 6:45 p.m. each evening to conduct open session interviews with each finalist candidate in the high school library.

Mitzi Fox receives Prairie Plains award

January 25, 2009

Mitzi Fox, left, accepts the Charles L. Whitney Award for Outstanding Service from Colleen Babcock of Lincoln during the Prairie Plains Resource Institute’s annual meeting
Mitzi Fox, left, accepts the Charles L. Whitney Award for Outstanding Service from Colleen Babcock of Lincoln during the Prairie Plains Resource Institute’s annual meeting
 Mitzi Fox of Albion was awarded the Charles L. Whitney Award for Outstanding Service recently at the annual meeting of Prairie Plains Resource Institute in Aurora.

Fox, long-time member, board member and advocate of Prairie Plains, was recognized for her service and dedication to the Olson Nature Preserve north of Albion.

“There’s no better voice for the Olson Nature Preserve and Prairie Plains than Mitzi,” according to Bill Whitney of Prairie Plains.  “She’s introduced countless people to our organization and never tires of promoting Olson to people across the state.” Read more

January 21, 2009

Alvena D. Benson

Alvena Dorthea Grandt Benson of Albion died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at the age of 95. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday Jan. 14 at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. Rev. Larry Sydow officiated. Burial was held in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion.

Sarah A. Dixon

Sarah A. Dixon, 99, of Grand Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Tiffany Square Care Center. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island.  Rev. Mark Maresh officiated.  Burial was held in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

LaVerne E. Fustos

LaVerne E. Fustos, 96 of Portland, OR, died on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Rose Hill Evangelical Free Church, rural Newman Grove. Rev. Clifford Branson officiated. Burial was held in the Rosehill Cemetery, rural Newman Grove.

Richard George Lawson

Richard George Lawson, 69, of Albion, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion with Rev. Larry Sydow officiating. Burial was held in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion.

Richard A. (Dick) Zwiener

Richard A. (Dick) Zwiener, 73 of Spalding, died on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Boone County Health Center. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 19 at St. Michael’s Church in Spalding at 10:30 a.m. Fr. Joe Hannappel and Fr. Jim Murphy officiated. Military burial was held in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Lady Cards 6th In C1 Ratings After Weekend Sweep

January 21, 2009

Paulson goes for two
Paulson goes for two
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The Boone Central Lady Cardinals, now ranked 6th in Class C1 by the Omaha World-Herald, gave notice to the rest of the Mid-State Conference that their sterling record and state acclaim were the real deal by thumping traditional girls basketball power West Point Central Catholic Saturday in Albion.
In what was expected to be a showdown of top teams sporting a combined record of 19-2, the Cardinals dominated the second and third quarters and handily defeated Central Catholic 55-40.
That performance followed a 76-34 Cardinal romp over host Madison Friday night. The weekend wins extended Boone Central’s current win streak to five games and boosted its season record to 10-1. Read more

Card Mat Team Places 4th At Gibbon

January 21, 2009

Iverson seeks leverage
Iverson seeks leverage
The Boone Central wrestling team just managed to place in the upper half of the Gibbon Invite Saturday, Jan. 17, finishing fourth in the nine-team field.
Cardinal Coach Dale Bonge found some bright spots in the performance, but was a bit disappointed overall. Read more

Boone Central Win Streak Intact

January 21, 2009

Kunzman evades WPCC defense
Kunzman evades WPCC defense
The Boone Central Cardinals continued to build on the momentum of their post-holiday turnaround this past weekend, increasing their current winning streak to four games (5-of-6) with Mid-State Conference victories over Madison and West Point Central Catholic.
With the wins, Boone Central climbed back over .500 (6-5) on the season following a tough 1-4 start and evened its conference mark at 3-3. Read more

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