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Boone Central voters to decide bond issue

October 28, 2014

Voters in the Boone Central School District will decide the merits of a $12.99 million bond issue during the Nov. 4 general election.
The election is also highlighted by several contested local races, and the featured statewide races for U.S. Senate and Governor/Lieutenant Governor.
Read the full ballots in the Oct. 29 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

‘Pillar organizations’ part of Boone County Big Give

October 28, 2014

Boone Co. Big Give logo
Boone Co. Big Give logo
Several “pillar organizations,” including the Boone County Health Center Foundation, Good Samaritan Society-Albion and the Boone County Fitness Center, will be participating in the first Boone County Big Give event on Dec. 5, 2014.
The Big Give will be a 12-hour awareness campaign designed to acknowledge and support the efforts of the county’s charitable organizations.
Gifts of all sizes will be accepted at “Giving Stations” throughout the county. A total of 13 charities are involved, and gifts of all sizes will count toward the total for each of them.
Details in the Oct. 29 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

Council releases funds for housing, downtown redevelopment

October 21, 2014

Albion City Council gave its approval last Tuesday night to release $250,000 in sales tax funds to stimulate additional housing development and begin redevelopment in the downtown area.
Albion Economic Development Corp. (AEDC) presented a three-part request for the funds:
• $100,000 to offset infrastructure costs and help reduce lot costs in the new Niewohner housing development along the South Eighth Street extension;
• $100,000 to assist with infrastructure in adding new housing to the community;
• $50,000 to help with purchase and demolition cost of the former bike shop and Billy Bob’s buildings on Main Street.
In addition, the council convened as the Albion Redevelopment Agency to approve an AEDC request for use of $43,360 in tax increment financing (TIF) funds to be used in the acquisition/demolition and redevelopment of the Billy Bob’s and bike shop properties.
Details in the Oct. 22 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Royal Court named at Color Day

October 21, 2014

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All senior class members were honored during the annual Color Day ceremonies at Boone Central High School last Saturday evening.
Color Day King and Queen (seated) were Matthew Brugger and Olivia Slizoski. Attendants (standing, l.-r.) were Andrew Rasmussen and Brianna Brugman (first attendants) and Mark O’Brien and Dana Pelster (second attendants). Paiges (seated) were Jarren Kravig and Lexi Osborn.

Commissioners delay decision on confinement permit

October 14, 2014

MSJM confinement under construction
MSJM confinement under construction
After a public hearing on Tuesday, Boone County Commissioners tabled action on the conditional use permit application of MSJM Properties, LLC, for construction of a hog confinement building northwest of Albion.
The 2,500-head finisher unit has been under construction since early October on the west side of 240th Avenue between 220th and 230th Streets.
In testimony during the hearing, County Zoning Administrator Mary Ziemba said construction proceeded before a conditional use permit or zoning permit was obtained, and therefore is a violation of both state statutes and county zoning regulations.
Details in the Oct. 15 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

Colin Petersen has new heart; fundraiser events planned Saturday

October 14, 2014

Colin Petersen
Colin Petersen
Colin Petersen has a new heart.
A team of surgeons at Children’s Hospital, Omaha, performed heart transplant surgery Oct. 7 on the 16-month-old son of Jon and Stacy Petersen of Albion.
Reports last weekend indicated Colin was making good progress in recovery.
Friends of the Petersen family have formed “Team Colin” and are planning a fundraiser event this Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Event Center on the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Baskets of Hope are being donated for the silent auction fundraiser, and they are now on display at the Cardinal Inn Motel in Albion.
Events on Saturday will begin with a free will pancake feed starting at 7 a.m., a 5K walk/run event, and kid’s obstacle course and one-mile run. Team Colin T-shirts are also being sold.
Details in the Oct. 15 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

School Board plans bond issue presentations

October 7, 2014

Boone Central School facilities plan
Boone Central School facilities plan
Boone Central School Board and members of the school bond support committee worked on plans and promotional materials for the bond campaign during a work session at school last Thursday evening, Oct. 2.
School board members were planning to begin making presentations in support of the $12.99 million bond issue to several organizations this week and throughout the month of October.
The board is seeking support for a $12.99 million bond issue to renovate existing classrooms and build an addition that will include a new kitchen, cafeteria/commons area, gym, locker rooms and other facilities.
Details in the Oct. 8 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

Spirit Week, Color Day next week at Boone Central

October 7, 2014

Boone Central Spirit Week and Color Day celebrations will begin Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, with the traditional decorating of walls by students.
Dress-up days will be featured during the week.
Color Day Coronation will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in the spectator gym. As in past years, all school organizations will be featured, and members of the senior class will be honored as royalty.
The Color Day Dance will follow from 9 p.m. to midnight in the multi-purpose gym.
After the dance, the post Color Day party will be hosted by SADD from 12 midnight to 2:30 a.m.

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