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Fair kicks off this weekend!

July 7, 2015

Country singer Jack Ingram will be the headline country entertainer at the July 15 concert.
Country singer Jack Ingram will be the headline country entertainer at the July 15 concert.
Boone County is all set for another big five-day run at the 2015 county fair Saturday, July 11, through Wednesday, July 15.
Fairgoers will find a whole weekend of activity starting Saturday morning with open class entry day from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Entertainment highlights will include outstanding country music, magic, artistry, livestock and horse shows, races and competitions of all kinds.
Details in the July 8 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

150 sign petition here for vote on death penalty

July 7, 2015

Tony Neidhardt circulates a petition for the death penalty vote in Albion.Voters had an opportunity to sign a petition in Albion last Thursday, July 2, to place Nebraska’s death penalty on the ballot in 2016.
Anthony Neidhardt of Gretna, an Albion native, was circulating a petition for the death penalty vote on the sidewalk just outside the Boone County Courthouse grounds last Thursday afternoon. He reported that he ran out of petitions and about 150 people had signed in Albion.
Details in the July 8 Albion News Print and E-Edition.

Two die in Highway 39 crash

July 7, 2015

Drivers of two vehicles died after a head-on collision south of St. Edward on Highway 39 in Platte County last Saturday, July 4, at about 1 a.m.
A young girl was also injured in the crash and taken to a hospital.
Nebraska State Patrol said the crash happened about two miles southeast of St. Edward on Highway 39. Daniel Sanchez, 24, of Cedar Rapids was driving a car westbound when his vehicle entered the north ditch. He overcorrected and crossed the center line, colliding head-on with an eastbound pickup driven by Maggie Turpitt, 40, of Genoa.
Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Museum roof to be repaired

June 30, 2015

Boone County Museum will have its leaky roof repaired.
At their June 24 meeting, the county commissioners approved a total expenditure of $52,983 for installation of a polyurethane foam roof coating for the entire building.
Boone County Historical Society officers Pat Boilesen and Paul Hosford met with the commissioners again to discuss museum repair and improvement needs.
Since the roof is currently leaking, roof repair is the top priority for repairs.
Read more in the July 1 Albion News and Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.

Health Center Board to seek bids on clinic

June 30, 2015

After looking over current plans and cost estimates on expansion of the Albion Medical Clinic, the Boone County Health Center Board of Trustees decided last week to seek bid proposals for the project.
The expansion project has been under consideration for the past two years. Beckenhauer Construction of Norfolk submitted initial plans and an initial cost estimate of $7.2 million last week for the 23,600 square foot expansion.
Details in the July 1 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Highway 39 construction to start

June 30, 2015

Weather permitting, construction work will begin on Nebraska Highway 39 between St. Edward and Albion on Monday, July 6, according to the Department of Roads.
Work will consist of concrete pavement patching, bridge repair, culvert work and asphalt overlay. Work within the City of St. Edward will be limited to concrete pavement and curb repair.

County Clerk considers more all-mail precincts

June 23, 2015

Boone County Clerk’s office is considering the designation of three additional all-mail election precincts.
At present, Boone County has three all-mail precincts and historically since 2008, the voter turnout in those three precincts has been higher than those precincts having a polling place.
Now being considered for all-mail designation are Beaver, Cedar and Oakland Precincts, which currently have polling places located within the towns of St. Edward, Cedar Rapids and Petersburg, respectively.

Albion’s Tom Briese begins campaign for Nebraska Legislature

June 22, 2015

Tom Briese
Tom Briese
Tom Briese, a rural Albion farmer and attorney, on MOnday announced his campaign to represent District 41 in the Unicameral.
“I am pleased to announce my bid to represent the citizens of District 41 in the Nebraska Legislature,” said Briese. “It has been a privilege and a pleasure to run the family farm and raise my family here, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to give back to the area by strengthening rural Nebraska.”
Details in the June 24 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

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