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Boone Central Parent-Teacher Conferences moved to Thursday, Feb. 4

February 3, 2016

Boone Central and St. Michael’s will have no school on Thursday, February 4. However, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 4 from 1:00-8:30.
The Boys Mid-State Conference Basketball Tournament will begin on Thursday. Boone Central will play Battle Creek at 7:45 p.m. at Pierce High School.
No high school basketball or wrestling practices on Thursday.
All Thursday morning before school activities and practices are cancelled. The 7th/8th Grade Basketball games scheduled to be played in Fullerton on Thursday will be cancelled. These games may be rescheduled. Thursday evening, the Red Swish youth basketball and youth wrestling are cancelled because of conferences being held.

St. Michael’s student wins County Spelling Contest

February 3, 2016

TOP SPELLERS -- The eight students earning top places in the oral rounds of the Boone County Spelling Contest were (front, l.-r.) Claire Weidner, St. Michael’s, first; Blake Sherwood, Riverside, second, and Grace Tibor, St. Edward, third; (back) Dustin Andreasen, St. Edward, fourth; Zane Niemann, Boone Central, fifth; Neeley Greger, Riverside, sixth; and Kelsey Hupp, Riverside, and Rachel Malander, St. Michael’s, tied for seventh.
TOP SPELLERS -- The eight students earning top places in the oral rounds of the Boone County Spelling Contest were (front, l.-r.) Claire Weidner, St. Michael’s, first; Blake Sherwood, Riverside, second, and Grace Tibor, St. Edward, third; (back) Dustin Andreasen, St. Edward, fourth; Zane Niemann, Boone Central, fifth; Neeley Greger, Riverside, sixth; and Kelsey Hupp, Riverside, and Rachel Malander, St. Michael’s, tied for seventh.
Claire Weidner, a student at St. Michael’s School in Albion, was first place winner in the Boone County Spelling Contest held last Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 27, at Boone Central High School.
Claire earned the title by correctly spelling “pretzel” and “lunatic” in the oral round finals. She will represent Boone County in the Midwest Spelling Bee in March in Omaha.
Runner-up in the county contest was Blake Sherwood, a student at Riverside Public School.
Details in the Feb. 3 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

School Board continues planning work on building project

February 3, 2016

Planning continued for the Boone Central School construction project during a school board work session Tuesday night, Jan. 26, at the FACS room in Albion.
With an eye toward some preliminary work beginning as soon as mid-March, the board reviewed various design elements, reviewed many aspects of the overall plan and discussed the proposed construction schedule.
The building addition will be the first phase, with a proposed start date of April 1. Some preliminary work, such as removing certain HVAC and electrical equipment, could begin as soon as March 15.

County road plan lists $800,000 in projects

January 26, 2016

Seven projects totaling over $800,000 are listed in Boone County’s preliminary road and bridge construction program for 2016.
Boone County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the one and six-year program on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m.
The one-year program includes a major road reconstruction project on one mile of the Central Highway east of St. Edward, from Highway 39 to the Boone-Platte county line. Cost is estimated at $300,000.
Three bridge replacement projects are also part of the plan.
Details in the Jan. 27 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.

St. Michael’s plans Catholic School Week events

January 26, 2016

St. Michael’s School in Albion will begin its celebration of Catholic Schools Week this Sunday, Jan. 31.
St. Michael’s is celebrating its 60-year history of educating and enriching children’s lives.
Events on Sunday will begin with a special 10 a.m. mass at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
The annual Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and open house is planned at the school from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Details in the Jan. 27 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Elaine Wolf, prominent Albionite, passed away Jan. 20

January 24, 2016

Elaine Wolf
Elaine Wolf
Elaine Wolf, 89, a prominent Albion resident for the past 65 years, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at her home in Albion.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at the United Methodist Church in Albion, NE with Rabbi Craig Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Boone County Fitness Center Endowment or Boone County Area Foundation.
Elaine and her husband, James M. Wolf, were married Nov. 26, 1949 in Denver. They lived their entire married lives in Albion, where they raised four children. They were very active in local and state civic affairs. In 1993, Elaine and Jim were founding members of the Nebraska Community Foundation, which has grown to impact communities all across Nebraska.
Complete obituary in the Jan. 27 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Council considers city sales tax proposal

January 19, 2016

Albion City Council is considering a proporsal for renewal of a one-half cent city sales and use tax.
Albion City Council is considering a proporsal for renewal of a one-half cent city sales and use tax.
Albion’s special one-half cent city sales and use tax authorization is set to expire in 2016, and the City Council reviewed a proposal Jan. 12 on a new 10-year proposal.
A new proposal will likely go before the city’s voters in May of 2016.
Andrew Devine, city administrator, provided statistics on the current city sales tax revenues and projections at the request of Mayor Jim Jarecki.
Proposed revenue uses in the Jan. 20 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Tom Briese files for District 41 seat

January 19, 2016

Tom Briese
Tom Briese
Tom Briese, who farms near Albion with his wife Joan, filed paperwork Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, with Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale to be a candidate for Legislative District 41.
The district includes nine counties, Antelope, Boone, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Pierce, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler.
Details in the Jan. 20 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

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