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Communities look ahead to Memorial Day ceremonies

May 19, 2015

Memorial Day
Memorial Day
Memorial Day ceremonies will be held next Monday, May 25, in both Albion and Petersburg.
Petersburg services are set for 8:45 a.m. at the American Legion Club.
Albion’s ceremonies will include a 10 a.m. worship service at Zion Lutheran Church, followed at about 11 a.m. by an outdoor ceremony on the courthouse grounds, weather permitting.
Guest speaker will be Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Clyde Stuhr of Petersburg.
Details in the May 20 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

County’s health insurance rates to decline

May 19, 2015

Boone County received good news Monday about its employee health insurance plan for the coming year.
The county will see a slight decline in rates starting July 1, 2015 for its Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance plan purchased through the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO).
Overall rates will decline by three percent in all categories of the BC/BS health plan, and by 10 percent for the dental plan. Overall rates for groups with both the health and dental plan will decline by 3.15 percent.
Details in the May 20 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

Boone Central voters pass school bond by 60 votes

May 12, 2015

Boone Central school facilities plan.
Boone Central school facilities plan.
Another try worked for the Boone Central School bond election.
Voters passed the $12.99 million school improvement bond by just 60 votes, with 982 in favor and 922 opposed.
Votes were counted in the all-mail election Tuesday evening, May 12, after the 5 p.m. deadline for submission of ballots.
County Clerk Kathy Thorberg said the 73 percent turnout for this election was among the highest in recent years for an election in Boone County. A total of 2,627 ballots were mailed out, and 1,909 were returned.
The bond measure was very similar to one that was defeated by just 41 votes in the general election last November. The only change was a reduction in gym seating capacity.
Details in the May 13 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

Doug Koch is new executive director of Boone County Development Agency

May 12, 2015

Doug Koch
Doug Koch
A Petersburg native, Doug Koch, has been named the new executive director of the Boone County Development Agency (BCDA).
Koch, 49, is changing course in his career to become a full-time economic development director starting June 1.
For the remainder of May, he will be splitting his time between his current job as Petersburg’s utilities superintendent and the BCDA position.
Details in the May 13 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

School bond vote count next Tuesday

May 5, 2015

Boone Central school facilities plan to be decided by voters.
Boone Central school facilities plan to be decided by voters.
If you haven’t turned in your ballot yet for the special Boone Central School bond election, you still have a few days to do so.
Ballots in the $12.99 million bond issue vote must be turned in to the Boone County Clerk by 5 p.m. next Tuesday, May 12, to be counted in the bond election.
After 5 p.m. on May 12, the ballots will be opened and counted. If all goes well and the ballot-counting equipment functions properly, County Clerk Kathy Thorberg said she expects to have the vote counted by 6 p.m.

‘May Day Madness’ successful last week

May 5, 2015

Local authors Mary Avidano, l., and Jenni DeWitt, were featured at a book signing during May Day Madness.
Local authors Mary Avidano, l., and Jenni DeWitt, were featured at a book signing during May Day Madness.
Local businesses and vendors provided positive reviews for the Albion Chamber of Commerce “May Day Madness” event last Friday, May 1.
“We had a lot of positive feedback, and I’m hopeful that we can make this an annual event,” said Heidi Dorador, chamber secretary.
Sales were held and special events were held both inside and outside some 25 local stores.
Details in the May 6 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Planting underway in area

April 28, 2015

Corn planting near Albion
Corn planting near Albion
Corn planting was well underway in the Boone County area last week, but rainfall slowed progress last weekend.
Above, a tractor and planter work in a field east of Albion last Friday.
Planting was estimated at 20-25 percent complete in the area early this week

School bond in voters’ hands

April 28, 2015

Ballots were mailed last Thursday, April 23, for the special Boone Central school bond election.
Voters are being asked to approve a $12.99 million bond issue that includes both new construction on the east side of the Albion building and renovation of existing facilities.
As of Monday, April 27, 246 completed ballots had been returned. All ballots are to be returned by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.
Details in the April 29 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

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