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TransCanada files in Boone County

January 27, 2015

TransCanada Corp. last week filed nine “notices to condemnees” and summons for appraisers in Boone County Court as part of its effort to secure the final right of way for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
All of the Boone County filings were dated Friday, Jan. 23.
Details in the Jan. 28 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

Commissioners hear BCHC financial report

January 27, 2015

Boone County Commissioners heard the annual financial report of Boone County Health Center during their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 26.
Vic Lee, president and CEO of the health center, said the facility remains in a strong financial position, but there was a decline in the number of patients seen per day during 2014, primarily due to a new software conversion for electronic medical records. Activity is now increasing and back near the levels experienced before the software installation, Lee said.
Complete story in the Jan. 28 Albion News Print and E-Edition.

Area producers learn more about new farm bill

January 20, 2015

A portion of the crowd on hand for last week's farm bill education meeting.
A portion of the crowd on hand for last week's farm bill education meeting.
About 200 area farm producers learned more about the 2014 Farm Bill and their options for enrollment during an educational session Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Casey building on the Boone County Fairgrounds.
The many farm bill changes, along with options for producers, have been a hot topic across Nebraska in recent months. The meeting series began in October and continues through January.
Read more in the Jan. 21 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Council declares nuisance property

January 20, 2015

Albion City Council declared a nuisance property and approved several requests during its regular meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 13.
After reviewing an inspection report and photos, the council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution declaring a nuisance exists on the property at 346 North Seventh Street.
The owner will have 30 days to remedy the nuisance conditions. If not remedied by that time, the nuisance officer can have the city abate the nuisances and bill the property owner.

Mobile Food Pantry coming Saturday

January 20, 2015

Mobile Food Pantry will be delivering food to needy residents of the Boone County area this Saturday, Jan. 24.
The food distribution will be held at the Casey building on the Boone County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., or until all food has been distributed.

County officials sworn in Jan. 8

January 13, 2015

County officials beginning new terms.
County officials beginning new terms.
All newly elected, re-elected and appointed Boone County officials were sworn in for their terms of office Thursday morning, Jan. 8, by Lisa Langan, clerk/magistrate (standing, back).
The officials beginning new terms are (third row, l. to r.) District 3 Commissioner Ken Luettel, Sheriff Denny Johnson and County Attorney James Ely, Jr.; (second row) County Clerk Kathy Thorberg, County Treasurer Laurie Krohn, District 1 Commissioner Hilary Maricle and County Assessor Barb Hanson; (front row) Veterans Service Officer Jacqueline Wells, Deputy Treasurer Nancy Ahlers and Deputy Clerk Lorrie Nicklasson.
Albion News Photo

County Attorney to check possible zoning violation

January 13, 2015

After a 20-minute closed session on Monday, Boone County Commissioners directed new County Attorney James Ely, Jr. to investigate a possible violation of Boone County’s zoning laws, with the possibility of proceeding with prosecution.
The closed session was requested by Zoning Administrator Mary Ziemba to discuss investigative proceedings as allowed under the Nebraska Open Meetings Act. County Attorney Ely was asked to remain in the commissioners’ office during the closed session.
Ely said after the closed session that he would investigate a possible violation of the county’s permit requirements, but he gave no further details.

Visitors limited at Wolf Memorial Home

January 9, 2015

Due to a high prevalence of flu in the area, and in an effort to protect the residents, Good Samaritan Society Wolf Memorial Home is asking people to refrain from visiting residents of the home until the number of flu cases subsides in the area.

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