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Snow and Blow for Spring

April 15, 2014

Spring storm.
Spring storm.
A spring storm with rain, snow and sleet hit the Boone County area and most of Nebraska last Sunday, April 13. Visibility was poor and travel conditions difficult throughout the afternoon and evening. The storm contributed to traffic accidents, forced cancellation of several events on Sunday, and classes were cancelled at local schools Monday. Photo above was taken on State Street in Albion at 3 p.m. Sunday.

FFA members bring home awards

April 15, 2014

Four Boone Central seniors received State FFA degrees and 25 other Boone Central students represented their chapter during the 80th Nebraska FFA Convention in Lincoln, April 9-11.
The senior Boone Central FFA members receiving their State FFA Degrees on stage at Pershing Auditorium Friday night were Tanner Prothman, Jessica Tisthammer, Jacob Grundmayer and Spencer Noble.
Noble was also the state champion in Agricultural Sales — Entrepreneurship proficiency, and Justin Lee of Boone Central was the state’s top individual in the Natural Resources competition.
Details in the April 16 Albion News Print and E-Edition.

New personnel join Sheriff’s office

April 15, 2014

Deputy John Buck
Deputy John Buck
Three new staff members havejoined the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in the past several months.
John Buck, a new deputy, started his duties April 1.
Also starting April 1 was a new dispatcher/jailer trainee, Kerri Mowrey.
Darla McIntosh also started at the Sheriff’s Department last July, and is now certified as a dispatcher/jailer.
Details in the April 16 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Voter reminder: Commissioner districts have changed

April 8, 2014

With the 2014 election campaign already underway, Boone County voters are reminded that the election boundaries for Boone County Commissioners were changed in 2011 to reflect population changes within the county.
The land area for District 3, the seat currently held by Ken Luettel, was expanded to include the Dublin/Bonanza precincts in the west central portion of the county. This land area was removed from District 1.
District 3 now includes the Village of Primrose, as well as the portion of Albion north of State Street, all of Petersburg, Loretto and Raeville. Read more

UNL’s Katie Simon will speak to local TeamMates

April 8, 2014

 Katie Simon
Katie Simon
Katie Simon, a junior who has played a backup role for the University of Nebraska women’s basketball team, will be guest speaker at the Boone Central TeamMates Banquet this Sunday, April 13, at the Albion Country Club.
Her topic will be: “You can be Successful Without Being the Star.”
The banquet is set for 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are on sale at Boone Central Schools.

New emergency manager meets with county commissioners

April 1, 2014

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Tom Smith
Tom Smith
.Boone County Commissioners met for the first time Monday with new Region 44 Emergency Manager Tom Smith, who began his duties March 24.
Smith is handling emergency management operations in Boone, Merrick and Nance counties, and plans to reside at Fullerton.
A 1998 graduate of Monroe High School, Smith recently left a position with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Civil Support Team based in Lincoln. During his time with the Guard, he responded to both state and national disasters, including Hurricane Katrina.
Details in the April 7 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions

Boone Central has one state speech medalist

April 1, 2014

Sophomore Dana Grape with her state speech medal.
Sophomore Dana Grape with her state speech medal.
Boone Central speech team earned 11th place in the Class B State Speech Tournament in Kearney last Thursday, March 27.
One individual medalist, Dana Grape, broke into the finals and received a sixth place medal in serious prose competition.
Details in the April 2 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Home-Farm-Garden Show attracts 600

March 25, 2014

Bob Bernt of Clear Creek Farms, Spalding, discusses his cheese with the customer at the Home, Farm & Garden Show.
Bob Bernt of Clear Creek Farms, Spalding, discusses his cheese with the customer at the Home, Farm & Garden Show.
About 600 people attended the fourth annual Boone County Home, Farm and Garden Show last Saturday, March 22, at the fairgrounds.
Weather was cool and windy, and the crowd was somewhat smaller than last year’s count of 800.
Over 100 vendors had booths in the Casey Building and Event Center.
Workshops were well-attended and received favorable reviews in the guest surveys.
Details in the March 26 Albion News Print & E-Editions.

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