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Preparations underway for new store

March 24, 2015

Materials unloaded for Dollar General construction.
Materials unloaded for Dollar General construction.
Site preparation work has been underway since last week for the new Dollar General store to be located on south Highway 39-14 in Albion.
Bygland Dirt Contracting was grading the site last week.
Some of the construction materials were being unloaded Monday (photo above).
The location is bordered by Columbia Street, A Street and Walnut Street.

Home, Farm & Garden Show set this weekend

March 24, 2015

Final preparations are underway for the fifth annual Boone County Home, Farm and Garden Show this Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the fairgrounds.
There will also be a “sneak preview” on Friday evening, March 27, with a benefit pancake breakfast from 5-8 p.m. Free will donations will be taken at the pancake breakfast for the Albion Boy Scouts and Albion Senior Center.
About 80 exhibitors have reserved nearly 100 display booths for the show.
Details in the March 25 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Council accepts street engineering proposal

March 17, 2015

Albion City Council on March 10 approved a proposal for combined engineering work on the city’s Eighth and South Street paving project, along with the planned Anderson Subdivision south of town.
The proposal for design/engineering of the two projects together was submitted by John Zwingman of Advanced Engineering Services.
The Eighth and South Street project had previously been designed in combination with the new pool by Dave Burbach of Burbach Aquatics. Andy Devine, city administrator, reported that Burbach had agreed to allow his design work to be used by Zwingman at no charge.
Zwingman would handle both bidding services and construction services on the city project at an estimated total cost of $9,500.
Details in the March 18 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Vets Service Officer will also serve Greeley County

March 17, 2015

Boone County Veterans Service officer Jacqueline Wells will be providing services to veterans in Greeley County, as well as Boone County, under a proposed interlocal agreement between the two counties.
Boone County Commissioners gave a favorable review to the interlocal agreement during their meeting Monday, March 16, but tabled approval to await action by the County Veterans Service Board.
Details in the March 18 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

School bond election date set

March 10, 2015

Boone Central School Board on Monday night approved a resolution calling for a special bond election for school facilities at Albion.
The election date will be Tuesday, May 12, 2015, and the bond amount was again set at $12,990,000.
This will be a by-mail election, meaning that ballots will be sent to all registered voters of the district 20 days before the stated election date. Ballots can be returned by mail or taken to the County Clerk’s office in person by 5 p.m. on May 12 to be counted in the special election.
Planned building improvements have been only slightly revised from the last bond election in November 2014.
Details in the March 11 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

Commissioners decide against road upgrade

March 10, 2015

After reviewing a feasibility study on possible upgrade of a minimum maintenance road west of Albion, Boone County Commissioners voted Monday not to upgrade the road at county expense.
The commissioners voted 3-0 to keep the half mile of 255th Street, from 140th to 145th Avenues, as minimum maintenance because of flood plain drainage issues and the estimated cost of $65,600.
Details in the March 11 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

P.T.O. reaches goal for school safety project

March 3, 2015

PTO entertainer Kier
PTO entertainer Kier
Boone Central PTO hosted a very successful second annual Comedy Bazaar event Sunday evening, March 1, at the Event Center on the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Featured entertainer was comedian and musical impressionist Kier from Nashville, TN, who wrapped up the evening with audience interaction and some hilarious impersonations of well-known musicians.
A total of 234 tickets were sold for the event, and it raised more than $10,000 to replace the present school crossing near the Albion school with new flashing crossing signs.

Commissioners approve road work for new wind farm

March 3, 2015

Boone County Commissioners approved a road agreement for a portion of the new Prairie Breeze II wind farm in the northeast portion of the county during their Feb. 25 regular meeting.
A total of 14 wind turbines will be located in Boone County as part of the 41-turbine Prairie Breeze II Wind Energy Center, according to Martin Conroy, who presented materials to the commissioners.
Invenergy is planning to locate the 73 megawatt wind farm on about 15,000 acres of private land in Antelope and Boone counties.

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