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September temps very cool

September 16, 2014

September has been a very cool month so far in the Boone County area, with average highs of just 69.8 degrees and lows averaging 47.8 degrees.
Several area residents reported frost in low areas Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13, when lows dipped to 35 degrees in Albion. Damage to crops was still being assessed early this week.
Rainfall was recorded on eight of the first 16 days of September, with a total accumulation of 1.86 inches.

Spalding area residents get financial details on nursing home project

September 16, 2014

“The more you can raise locally, the stronger this project will be.”
That was the statement from Ron Ross, president of Rural Health Development, Inc. and former director of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Ross and his company manage a total of 24 nursing homes, most of which are located in Nebraska.
About 175 Spalding area residents attended the Sept. 10 meeting on financial aspects of a new nursing home to replace the former Friendship Villa, which closed late in 2011.
Strong support and community interest in a new 30-bed skilled nursing facility was shown at an Aug. 20 information meeting and again at the financial information meeting last Wednesday night.
In financial projections, Ross listed the total building cost at $6.3 million, but he noted that an additional $700,000 would likely be needed in operating and contingency funds through the first six to 12 months. The total needed would be about $7 million.
Details in the Sept. 17 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Property taxes lower in new county budget

September 9, 2014

Property taxpayers will benefit from a lower total levy and a lower tax rate in the 2014-15 Boone County budget.
As proposed, the new county budget will require $403,598 less in total property taxes, a decline of about 10.5 percent.
The county’s total property valuation increased by 24.23 percent this year, and the proposed county levy is much lower at slightly over 18 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
Details in the Sept. 10 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

County Planning Board plans hearings

September 9, 2014

Boone County Planning Commission will hold public hearings for several conditional use permit requests during a busy regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the courthouse.
A hearing will be held on a Class I livestock feeding facility proposed by MSJM Properties, LLC. Other conditional use applicants for division of land are Diane M. Reikofski, personal representative for the Alvin Luettel Estate; Stephen and Gloria Lordemann, Daniel Olson, Branden and Abby Murray, and John and Lorene Veik.

Local 4-H club’s barn quilt featured at State Fair

September 2, 2014

Clever Clovers 4-H Club barn quilt at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair.
Clever Clovers 4-H Club barn quilt at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair.
A barn quilt block, created as a service projct by Clever Clovers 4-H Club of Boone County, was a featured display in front of the State Fair Expo Center last week.
The “Nebraska Windmill” block was designed by E.S. (Bud) Dinklau of Lincoln in 1978, and was named the state quilt block by the Nebraska Legislature in 1979.
Club members involved in creating the barn quilt block were Serena Henry, April Johnson, Lily Johnson, Luke Johnson, Michelle Warner and Claire Weidner, along with leaders Carol and Tony Kusek and Jean Meyers.

Lower levy, higher dollars in school budget

September 2, 2014

General fund property taxes for Boone Central Public School will remain identical to last year and the year before, and the general fund levy will decline by more than 12 cents per $100 of valuation.
Special building fund property taxes will be levied near the maximum allowed, at .139925 per $100.
That budgeting pattern has been followed for the past three years at Boone Central Schools and will continue under the proposed 2014-15 budget.
The only budget increase, totaling $302,021 or about 4.1 percent, is in the special building fund.
Details in the Sept. 3 Albion News Print & E-Editions.

School Board sets bond election plan

August 26, 2014

Boone Central School Board approved a resolution Monday night to place a $12,990,000 bond issue before the school district’s voters at the general election on Nov. 4, 2014.
The bond issue would finance four basic segments of a plan to include both an addition and extensive renovation at Albion.
Largest portion of the project would be an addition to the east side of the school, including a new kitchen, commons area/cafeteria, competition gym, locker rooms, wrestling deck, administrative offices and secured entrances, carrying a total cost of $7,876,895.
Details in the Aug. 27 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Food distribution illustrates need in area

August 26, 2014

Preparations for mobile food pantry in Albion.
Preparations for mobile food pantry in Albion.
A total of 10,000 pounds of food vanished in about 2 1/2 hours during a Mobile Food Pantry distribution at the Albion Fire Station last Saturday, Aug. 23.
A truck load of healthy food from the Food Bank for the Heartland was delivered at 9 a.m. The food was unloaded and organized by about 25 volunteers, including members of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Boone County Ministerial Association and volunteers from area churches.
A total of 109 area residents picked up food, which provided for about 306 people.
Details in the Aug. 27 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

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