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Vehicles crash, one overturns

July 28, 2015

Accident scene at First & Columbia Streets.
Accident scene at First & Columbia Streets.
One vehicle was overturned in a two-vehicle collision early Sunday afternoon, July 26, at the intersection of First and Columbia Streets in Albion.
Both drivers were transported to Boone County Health Center by Albion Fire & Rescue, and both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
Details in the July 29 Albion News Print & E-Editions.

Base set for new communications tower

July 28, 2015

Installation has begun for the new Boone County communications tower.
Installation has begun for the new Boone County communications tower.
Portions of the large concrete and rebar foundations were in place last week for the county’s new communications tower being built at the southwest corner of the fairgrounds.
Tom Smith, District 44 emergency manager, said completion of the structure is expected by the end of August, and equipment will then be transferred from the present tower to the new one.

Council declares eight nuisance properties

July 28, 2015

Albion City Council approved resolutions on Tuesday night, July 21, declaring nuisances exist at eight parcels or lots within the city limits.
The inspection reports contained pictures and written reports by Police Officer Mike Mapel, serving as nuisance officer.
According to city ordinance, the property owners have 30 days to correct the nuisances or request a council hearing.
Details in the July 29 Albion News Print & E-Editions.

Hot brakes stop truck

July 21, 2015

Albion firemen cool down the brakes on a stalled truck Friday afternoon, July 17.
Albion firemen cool down the brakes on a stalled truck Friday afternoon, July 17.
Albion Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to assist a truck stalled by hot trailer brakes on Highway 14-39 in Albion, causing a traffic slowdown last Friday afternoon.

School Board takes steps toward construction

July 21, 2015

Boone Central School Board on Monday night picked “Construction Management at Risk” as its construction method for the new school addition/renovation projects.
The board will soon be appointing planning committees to assist in both the project design and selection of the construction manager.
The board discussed possible committee members from the board, administration, school staff and community.
One committee will be asked to interview construction management companies and make a recommendation to the board.
The other committee will be asked to work with architect Jim Berg of Bahr Vermeer Haecker to make recommendations in project design.
Details in the July 22 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

Commissioners begin wage discussions

July 21, 2015

With budget time approaching, Boone County Commissioners spent much of their July 20 meeting discussing employee wages and policies.
One of the policies under discussion was the possibility of more frequent reviews of wage and salary levels of non-elected department heads and employees. The county’s current policy calls for a review only once every four years.
Commissioners will continue wage discussions at their next meeting on July 27.

Boone County 4-H crowns royalty

July 14, 2015

4-H king Brody Voichoski and queen Fina Choat with pages Dayton and Kailyn Choat.
4-H king Brody Voichoski and queen Fina Choat with pages Dayton and Kailyn Choat.
Two 4-H members, Fina Choat of St. Edward and Brody Voichoski of Albion, were crowned as royalty during the Boone County Fair last Sunday morning, July 12.
Fina, daughter of Daniel and Teri Choat of St. Edward, is a 10-year 4-H member.
Brody, son of Roger and Datrece Voichoski, has been involved in 4-H for 11 years.

Commissioners approve more museum improvements

July 14, 2015

Boone County Commissioners approved additional improvements at the Boone County Museum during their regular meeting Monday, July 13.
A window and door replacement project for the museum’s front (north) entrance area was presented by Boone County Historical Society officers Pat Boilesen and Paul Hosford.
Commissioners approved a motion to pay $2,481 to the historical society to pay for the work, based on an estimate from Levander Construction.
Details in the July 15 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

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