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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.

School Board plans for bond campaign

September 30, 2014

Main points in favor of the Boone Central school bond proposal were reviewed during a special school board work session last Thursday night, Sept. 25.
Voters in the Boone Central School District will decide a $12.99 million bond proposal for an addition and renovations on the Albion campus at the Nov. 4 general election.
Board members are planning to lead the campaign with help from district patrons. Jim Berg of BVH Architects is serving as a consultant. Randy Ketteler and Amy Moser have agreed to serve as co-chairs for the support committee.
Read more in the Oct. 1 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

Commissioners give go-ahead to purchase Spalding clinic site

September 30, 2014

Approval by the Boone County Commissioners on Monday, Sept. 29, clears the way for Boone County Health Center to purchase a plot of land in Greeley County for construction of the new BCHC Spalding Medical Clinic.
Vic Lee, president and CEO of the health center, met with commissioners Monday morning to discuss details of the pending purchase of slightly more than one acre of land on the west side of College Inn Road in Spalding for the new clinic, which has been approved by the BCHC Board of Directors. Land is $14,000 per acre.
Plans call for the clinic to be located adjacent to a proposed new nursing home at Spalding, and the two facilities would be connected by a handicapped accessible covered walkway.

New building at field ready for use Friday

September 23, 2014

Final preparations in snack bar.
Final preparations in snack bar.
Cabinetry and shelving were being completed late last week in the new rest room, concession and ticket booth building at the Boone Central athletic field.
Above, Johnny Smith of DWB Inc. prepares to install shelving. The new building was ready in time for last Friday night’s BC/NG home game.

Planning Board recommends approval for permits

September 23, 2014

Boone County Planning Commission repeated its earlier approval of a conditional use permit for a hog confinement building and approved four conditional use permits for rural land divisions Monday night, Sept. 22.
The board also adopted state mandated airport zoning regulations as an amendment to the county zoning regulations, although several members expressed dissatisfaction with the airport rules on the height of structures within 10-mile flight paths.
A conditional use permit application of MSJM Properties, LLC, for a Class I hog confinement building to be located northwest of Albion, was again recommended for approval by the planning board after a public hearing.
Details in the Sept. 24 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

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