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Albion holiday events begin with Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Nov. 20

November 18, 2014

Christmas elf
Christmas elf
In case you’re not yet in the holiday spirit, the Albion Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a variety of events and activities to change your outlook.
Customer Appreciation Day is this Thursday, Nov. 20, when local businesses will be offering a variety of savings opportunities. Participating merchants will have discount drawings, refreshments and specials on holiday merchandise throughout the day.
Businesses will be decorated for the holidays, and Christmas Elves will be making the rounds starting Nov. 20 to hand out discount coupons and Chamber Christmas Bucks.
More details in the Nov. 19 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Dee Schriver retires after 25 years on fair board

November 18, 2014

Dave Noble, fair board president, presents a 25-year plaque to Dee Schriver.
Dave Noble, fair board president, presents a 25-year plaque to Dee Schriver.
Dee Schriver of rural Albion was honored by the Boone County Fair Board last Saturday night, Nov. 15, on her retirement after 25 years as a fair board member.
A dinner was held in her honor at The J Sports Bar and Grill.
Dave Noble, fair board president, presented Dee with a plaque commemorating her fair board service, which has included many years as secretary.
Details in the Nov. 19 Albion News Print and E-Edition.

Commissioners table permit, approve agreement on Cedar Rapids bridge

November 11, 2014

Boone County Commissioners again tabled action Monday on a conditional use permit application by MSJM Properties, LLC, for a hog confinement building northwest of Albion.
The building had been partially completed before a conditional use permit or construction permit were issued, but construction was ordered stopped in mid-October because permits had not been issued.

Historic bridge at Cedar Rapids.
Historic bridge at Cedar Rapids.
Commissioners also signed an agreement with the Nebraska Department of Roads to accept a $182,316 bid from Cramer Construction of Iowa for restoration of a historic bridge at the east edge of Cedar Rapids. This federal aid project has been in planning and engineering stages for several years. Darrel Thorin, county highway superintendent, said the work may start this winter, or it may be delayed until April.

‘Remembering Our Fallen’ exhibit coming Nov. 24-29

November 11, 2014

A special “Remembering Our Fallen” photo exhibit will be coming to Boone County from Nov. 24-28, at the Event Center on the Boone County Fairgrounds.
This exhibit honors the 83 Nebraska service members who were killed during the global war on terrorism in the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
The exhibit, sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, will be on display from 4 to 8 p.m. each day from Monday, Nov. 24, through Saturday, Nov. 29. Two local area servicemen, Captain Edward D. Iwan, U.S. Army, an Albion native, and PFC Christopher F. Pfeifer, a native of Spalding, are featured.

School bond fails by narrow margin

November 5, 2014

Boone Central School District voters turned down a proposed $12.99 million school bond issue by a margin of just 41 votes in the Nov. 4 general election.
An unofficial count Tuesday night showed 754 votes (48.68%) in favor of the school bond proposal and 795 votes (51.32%) against.
Incumbent Democrat Ken Luettel of Petersburg retained his seat on the Boone County Board of Commissioners, defeating Republican challenger Clyde Stuhr of Petersburg by a margin of 454 to 352.
Details in the Nov. 5 Albion News and Petersburg Press

New airport zoning regs will restrict height of structures in approach zones

November 4, 2014

County airport zoning overlay map.
County airport zoning overlay map.
In June of 2013, the Nebraska Legislature has approved LB 140, which was later signed into law by Gov. Dave Heineman.
Provisions of that bill were adopted recently by the Boone County Commissioners after recommendation from the County Planning Commission.
This law is aimed at keeping instrument approach paths free from new obstacles by expanding airport approach zones from three miles to 10 miles. It also revising outdated language in the state’s Airport Zoning Act.
In essence, Legislative Bill 140 prohibits construction of structures in approach zones higher than 150 feet within three miles of the end of the runway, up to a maximum height of 900 feet at 10 miles from the runway in designated zones.
Details in the Nov. 5 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

Boone Central to host Veterans Day program Nov. 11

November 4, 2014

Fly your flags for Veterans Day.
Fly your flags for Veterans Day.
Boone Central Public Schools will be hosting the annual Veterans Day program in Albion next Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in the school gym.
All area veterans, and the public, are invited to participate.
Captain Aaron Jirovsky, Nebraska native and former U.S. Marine Corps aviator, will deliver the Veterans Day address.
Details in the Nov. 5 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.

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.

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