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School Board considers four-part plan to meet building needs

August 19, 2014

Boone Central overall facilities plan was introduced in May.
Boone Central overall facilities plan was introduced in May.
Boone Central School Board members left a 2 1/2-hour planning meeting Monday night with a concensus on building facility needs.
The board determined the district’s next building effort on the Albion campus should include both an addition and extensive renovation of classroom space.
The facilities plan has been under consideration since May.
Total cost of the reduced project would be about $13.3 million, a big reduction from the $20.85 million bond issue proposed in 2012 for a new high school.
Details in the Aug. 20 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

Mobile food pantry coming Saturday

August 19, 2014

A Mobile Food Pantry will be coming to Boone County this Saturday, Aug. 23, to deliver food directly to families in need.
Food will be available free of charge from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Albion Fire Station.
The visit is sponsored by the Boone County Sheriff’s office and supported by the Boone County Ministerial Association. The goal is to provide food where there is a high need but limited resources.
Those visiting the pantry are advised to use the south parking lot to keep the fire hall doors open so firemen and EMTs can respond to emergency situations.
For more information, contact the Sheriff’s office, 402-395-2144.

Celebration of Giving puts focus on future

August 12, 2014

Special guests at the Celebration of Giving and dedication of the Albion Aquatic Center were (l. to r.) Robert and Steve Fox, and Ann Miller, children of L. J. and Mitzi Fox.
Special guests at the Celebration of Giving and dedication of the Albion Aquatic Center were (l. to r.) Robert and Steve Fox, and Ann Miller, children of L. J. and Mitzi Fox.
Boone County and its communities already benefit from philanthropy, but there are many more possibilities for quality of life improvements in the future.
Speakers emphasized those future possibilities during a Celebration of Giving event held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Kurt Kruse and Jay Wolf, on behalf of the Boone County Area Foundation Fund (BCAFF) advisory committee, welcomed the crowd of about 120 people.
Jim Gustafson, gift planning director with the Nebraska Community Foundation, invited Boone County residents to “turn up the dream switch” and bring improvements to reality.
Details in the Aug. 13 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

School Board approves project change orders

August 12, 2014

Change orders were approved Monday night for the restroom/concession building now under construction at the Boone Central athletic field.
Change orders were approved Monday night for the restroom/concession building now under construction at the Boone Central athletic field.
Boone Central School Board approved a series of change orders Monday night related to the location of the restroom/concession building at the school athletic field.
In a letter to the board, architect Jim Berg of BVH Architects, LTD, acknowledged the company made an error in location of the building at the south end of the complex.
BVH will be responsible for the cost of four change orders totaling $8,471 relating to electrical service, additional cabinetry, an additional concession window and concrete block alterations.
The school district will pay for only one change order of $491 for additional sidewalk at the existing concession building.
Details in the Aug. 13 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

St. Michael’s gets new playground equipment

August 5, 2014

Valero employees and parish members build a new playground structure at St. Michael's School.
Valero employees and parish members build a new playground structure at St. Michael's School.
New playground equipment was installed last week at St. Michael’s School in Albion with the help of school, parish and community volunteers.
The parent support group, Guardian Angels, donated the play structure and helped organize the relocation of other structures in the playground. Valero employees helped with construction along with volunteers from Guardian Angels and the parish.
Others donating money and materials to the project were Niewohner Brothers, Karen Walters Trust and Keith Beierman.

It’s back to school on August 14

August 5, 2014

Thursday, Aug. 14, will be the first day of classes at both Boone Central and St. Michael’s School.
Boone Central Middle school students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., and elementary and high school at 11:50 a.m.
St. Michael’s will also have a half day schedule for all K-8 students on Aug. 14, with an 11:50 a.m. dismissal. Buses will run accordingly.

Superintendent salaries available on website

August 5, 2014

In accordance with a new state law, the Nebraska Department of Education last week established a section on its website to view salaries for full time public school superintendents.
The contracts for all districts are to be available on the web at http://www.education.ne.gov/
Salaries for superintendents at several area schools are listed in the Aug. 6 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Boone Central registration next week

July 29, 2014

Registration for Boone Central High School and Middle School for the 2014-15 school year will be held next Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4 and 5.
High school students will register from 1-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the high school office.
Boone Central Middle School students will register at the Albion campus on both days at the same times as high school students.
A new feature this year is that most registration forms can be printed from the new district web page (bit.ly/BCSCardinals) under the “Parent Information” tab. Please bring the completed forms with you to registration.

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