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Gov. Ricketts outlines plans to improve state

August 25, 2015

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks in Albion.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks in Albion.
At a town hall meeting in Albion last Wednesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts said he is now implementing ideas that he brought with him from the private business sector.
He considers “growing Nebraska” a priority, and he presented a general plan to do that while an audience of more than 100 listened in the Cardinal Inn conference room.
Ricketts was introduced by Doug Koch, executive director of the Boone County Development Agency, who presented the governor with a birthday cake to celebrate his 51st birthday on Aug. 19.
Details and photos in the Aug. 26 Albion News and Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.

County’s valuation up 15.1%

August 25, 2015

Boone County property valuation growth.
Boone County property valuation growth.
Final figures from the Boone County Assessor’s office showed a 15.1 percent increase in the county’s property valuation for 2015-16.
Total taxable valuation now stands at $2.193 billion, an increase of $288.85 million over last year’s valuation of $1.9 billion.
Higher agricultural land prices, reflecting sales over the past three years, were again a factor in the increase.
City and village valuations also increased by double digits in three of the five Boone County towns.
Complete details in the Aug. 26 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

Council recommends approval for Pump & Pantry liquor permit

August 18, 2015

Bosselman's Pump & Pantry store in Albion.
Bosselman's Pump & Pantry store in Albion.
After an unsuccessful attempt to get a favorable recommendation for a Class D off-sale-only liquor permit five years ago, Bosselman’s Inc. managed to get a recommendation from the Albion City Council last Tuesday night, Aug. 11, for its Pump & Pantry store in Albion.
Three council members voted in favor of the recommendation, with one opposed.
At the public hearing, debate centered on the fact that the convenience store is located next door to the First Baptist Church in Albion.
The application now goes before the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission in Lincoln.
Details in the Aug. 19 Albion News Print & E-Editions.

Starting school enrollments near last year’s totals

August 18, 2015

Starting enrollment for 2015-16 at Boone Central Public School will be nearly identical to last year, with 527 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The school district again has 60 students in preschool, bringing the total PreK-12 enrollment to 587 students. Last year’s PreK-12 enrollment was 588.
Beginning enrollment at St. Michael’s School in Albion totaled 110 students as of Friday, Aug. 14, which would be a decline of four students compared to last year’s beginning count of 114.
Details in the Aug. 19 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Nine teachers join staff at Boone Central

August 18, 2015

A total of nine new teachers, some with many years of experience and some in their first years of teaching, have joined the staff at Boone Central Public Schools for 2015-16.
New to the staff this year are Billie Beckman, kindergarten; Sarah Bird, instructional coach and economics teacher; LaTravia Dobson, high school science; Justin Harris, high school physical education; Mark Hudson, school psychologist and psychology/sociology teacher; Chelsey Milenkovich, K-5 music; Callie Nelson, middle school special education; Morgan Sjuts, elementary and high school art, and Richard Stephens, part-time high school math.
Photos and bios in the Aug. 19 Albion News Print & E-Editions.

Gov. Ricketts coming to Albion for Aug. 19 Town Hall meeting

August 11, 2015

Gov. Pete Ricketts
Gov. Pete Ricketts
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will be in Albion for a town hall meeting next Wednesday, Aug. 19, starting at 12 noon at the Cardinal Inn meeting rooms.
The governor is inviting the public from the surrounding area to attend the session and discuss various issues of local concern.
“This is a great opportunity to hear an update on how our state is growing, and also to make your voice heard,” said Taylor Gage, the governor’s public relations director. “The governor looks forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can move our state forward together.”

Planning board approves zone change, permit for businesses

August 11, 2015

Albion Planning Commission gave recommendations for a conditional use permit and a zoning change Monday night, Aug. 10, to assist two businesses in locating their facilities in and near Albion.
Jay and Carmen Johnson plan to build an auto repair shop in downtown Albion, and requested a conditional use permit.
Pillen Milling, LLC plans to build a feed mill, grain storage facility and office on property bordering Highway 14 a short distance north of Albion.
Details in the Aug. 12 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

County attorney replies on motion to recuse

August 11, 2015

County Attorney James Ely, Jr. last Friday filed a response to a motion by defense attorney Jeff Jarecki to have Ely recused from County Court cases involving alleged zoning violations.
Eley listed five points in his reply, and said the misdemeanor charges against the four partners in JSMM Farms, LLC, because of evidence available in public information and testimony. A total of 64 misdemeanor counts were filed against each of four defendants for allegedly proceeding with construction of a hog confinement building before obtaining the required permits.
Details in the Aug. 12 Albion News and Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.

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