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State Fair 4-H Ribbon Winners Announced For Antelope & Wheeler Counties

August 28, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A photo of some Antelope County sewing projects at the State Fair.

A photo of some Antelope County sewing projects at the State Fair.

Here are the local 4-H ribbon winners at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Antelope County
Carson Anderson - Meadow Grove - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Tasty Tidbits - Creative Mixes
Mercedes Barg - Norfolk - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Fairy or Miniature Garden
Sharon Bartak - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory-Textile-2D
Taralyn Baum - Elgin - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H STEAM Clothing 3- A Stitch Further - Romper or Jumpsuit
Cassidy Bearinger - Clearwater - Ribbon Not Awarded for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Marigold
Kierra Bearinger - Clearwater - Ribbon Not Awarded for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Cosmos
Cassidy Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Cosmos
Daley Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Food Preservation - Jelled Exhibit - 3 Jars
Daley Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Celosia
Daley Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Marigold
Daley Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Rudbeckia - Black-Eyed Susan
Daley Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Zinnia
Kierra Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Marigold
Kierra Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Rudbeckia - Black-Eyed Susan
Kierra Bearinger - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Snapdragon
Kierra Bearinger - Clearwater - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H You’re The Chef - Loaf Quick Bread
Cassidy Bearinger - Clearwater - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Snapdragon
Cassidy Bearinger - Clearwater - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Zinnia
Daley Bearinger - Clearwater - Red Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Safety - First Aid Kit
Jacob Behnk - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Foodworks - Family Food Traditions
Lauren Behnk - Clearwater - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Shopping in Style - Best Buy for Your Buck
Cassie Bos - Norfolk - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Beyond The Needle - Embellished Garment with Original Design
Jackson Bos - Norfolk - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Beyond The Needle - Embellished Garment with Original Design
Rowdy Bunch - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Citizenship & Civic Education - 4-H Citizenship - 4-H Club Exhibit
Alyssa Burenheide - Elgin - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Human Development - Activity with A Younger Child
Kendra Carr - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Composition Display
Krystal Carr - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Fast Foods! - Recipe File
Krystal Carr - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Foodworks - Double Crust Fruit Pie
Kendra Carr - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Action Display or Exhibit Print
Kendra Carr - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Foodworks - Specialty Bread
Krystal Carr - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Fast Foods! - Coffee Cake
Kendra Carr - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Career Exhibit Print
Krystal Carr - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit III - Challenging Exhibit Print
Krystal Carr - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit III - Manual Setting Exhibit Print
Krystal Carr - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit III - Portrait Exhibit Print
Karissa Dicke - Ewing - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H STEAM Clothing 2- Simply Sewing - Top
Karissa Dicke - Ewing - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Foodworks - Family Food Traditions
Karissa Dicke - Ewing - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H You’re The Chef - Dinner Rolls
Paige Furstenau - Neligh - Ribbon Not Awarded for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Quilt Quest - Level 1 Quilted Exhibit-Medium
Chase Furstenau - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Science & Technology - 4-H Aerospace - Rocket - Skill Level 2
Chase Furstenau - Neligh - White Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Slicing Cucumbers
Kassidy Grosserode - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Sketchbook Crossroads - Original Ink Drawing
Trevin Hanson - Oakdale - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Photo Journal
Trevin Hanson - Oakdale - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4-H Conservation & Wildlife - Wildlife Tracks
Trevin Hanson - Oakdale - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Science & Technology - 4-H Electricity - Careers Interview
Trevin Hanson - Oakdale - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Lighting Display or Exhibit Print
Trevin Hanson - Oakdale - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H You’re The Chef - Loaf Quick Bread
Trevin Hanson - Oakdale - Red Ribbon for 4-H Science & Technology - 4-H Veterinary Science - Veterinary Science Large Animal Display
Samuel Hemenway - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Red Potatoes
Samuel Hemenway - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Beyond The Needle - Embellished Garment with Original Design
Samuel Hemenway - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture-Special Garden Project - Special Garden Project
Jacob Henery - Neligh - Ribbon Not Awarded for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Miniature Pumpkins
Jacob Henery - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Jalapeno Peppers
Jacob Henery - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Carrots
Jacob Henery - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Safety - Disaster Kit
Jacob Henery - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Bell Peppers
Grace Henn - Elgin - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory-Orig made from Wood
Grace Henn - Elgin - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Food Preservation - Jelled Exhibit - 1 Jar
Grace Henn - Elgin - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory for the Home- Recycled Item or Upcycled Item
Rachel Higgins - Neligh - Ribbon Not Awarded for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit III - Photo Portfolio
Ashton Higgins - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory-3D (string art, etc.)
Ashton Higgins - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Composition Exhibit Print
Rachel Higgins - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit III - Advanced Lighting Exhibit Print
Rachel Higgins - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit III - Challenging Exhibit Print
Rachel Higgins - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Salad Tomatoes
Jailee Hogancamp - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Food Preservation - Pickled Exhibit - 3 Jars
Aubrea Howard - Meadow Grove - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Red Onions
Aubrea Howard - Meadow Grove - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Red Potatoes
Aubrea Howard - Meadow Grove - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Yellow Onions
Aubrea Howard - Meadow Grove - White Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Bell Peppers
Kayce Kallhoff - Elgin - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Composition Display
Kayce Kallhoff - Elgin - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Composition Exhibit Print
Kayce Kallhoff - Elgin - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H STEAM Clothing 2- Simply Sewing - Dress
Kayce Kallhoff - Elgin - Red Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory for the Home- Recycled Item or Upcycled Item
Faith Kinney - Petersburg - Ribbon Not Awarded for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Gourds Single Variety
Cale Kinney - Petersburg - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Beyond The Needle - Embellished Garment with Original Design
Faith Kinney - Petersburg - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H STEAM Clothing 2- Simply Sewing - Dress
Faith Kinney - Petersburg - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Furniture- Recycled or Upcycled Item
Faith Kinney - Petersburg - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Eggplant
Cale Kinney - Petersburg - Red Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory for the Home- Recycled Item or Upcycled Item
Corbin Kinney - Elgin - Red Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Beyond The Needle - Embellished Garment with Original Design
Faith Kinney - Petersburg - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Salad Tomatoes
Faith Kinney - Petersburg - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Sweet (non-bell) Peppers
Damien Knight - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Citizenship & Civic Education - 4-H Heritage - Level II - Heritage Poster
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Other Perennial
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Rudbeckia - Black-Eyed Susan
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Zinnia
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Other Potatoes
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Yellow Summer Squash
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Yellow Tomatoes
Jacob Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Other Perennial
Jacob Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Rudbeckia - Black-Eyed Susan
Jacob Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Eggplant
Jacob Lind - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Red Potatoes
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H STEAM Clothing 2- Simply Sewing - Romper or Jumpsuit
Jacob Lind - Tilden - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory - Outdoor Living
Jacob Lind - Tilden - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Snap Beans
Jacob Lind - Tilden - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Science & Technology - 4-H Aerospace - Wooden Fin Rocket - Skill Level 2
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Other Perennial
Alexis Lind - Tilden - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Bell Peppers
Jacob Lind - Tilden - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Zinnia
Jacob Lind - Tilden - White Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - White Onions
Brittany McConnell - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H You’re The Chef - White Bread
Brittany McConnell - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Beyond The Needle - Textile Arts Garmet or Accessory
Marie Meis - Elgin - Ribbon Not Awarded for 4-H Citizenship & Civic Education - 4-H Heritage - Level II - Other Family Exhibit
Marie Meis - Elgin - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H STEAM Clothing 2- Simply Sewing - Dress
Alyssa Moser - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Sketchbook Crossroads - Original Pencil or Chalk Drawing
Alyssa Moser - Clearwater - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H You’re The Chef - Dinner Rolls
Logan Mueller - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Eggplant
Logan Mueller - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Slicing Cucumbers
Logan Mueller - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Snap Beans
Logan Mueller - Clearwater - White Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Salad Tomatoes
Collin Mullins - Plainview - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Field Crops - Corn
Gracie Park - Ewing - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Foodworks - Double Crust Fruit Pie
Kennedy Penne - Tilden - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Fast Foods! - Recipe File
Emma Qualset - Meadow Grove - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Food Preservation - Dried Vegetables
Kody Qualset - Meadow Grove - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Tasty Tidbits - Healthy Baked Product
Emma Qualset - Meadow Grove - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Tasty Tidbits - Healthy Baked Product
Angel Qualset - Meadow Grove - Red Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Career Exhibit Print
Emma Qualset - Meadow Grove - Red Ribbon for 4-H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4-H Forestry - Leaf Display
Kaylee Ramold - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Fast Foods! - Coffee Cake
Lilly Reel - Elgin - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory - Outdoor Living
Travis Rudloff - Clearwater - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H You’re The Chef - Loaf Quick Bread
Travis Rudloff - Clearwater - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Tasty Tidbits - Healthy Baked Product
Travis Rudloff - Clearwater - Red Ribbon for 4-H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4-H Photography Unit II - Lighting Display or Exhibit Print
Wyatt Schoenenberger - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H You’re The Chef - Whole Wheat or Mixed Grain Bread
Tia Smith - Neligh - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Food Preservation - Fruit Exhibit - 1 Jar
Tia Smith - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Design Decision - Accessory-Textile-3D
Tia Smith - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Shopping in Style - Best Buy for Your Buck
Tia Smith - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Fast Foods! - Coffee Cake
Tia Smith - Neligh - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Foodworks - Double Crust Fruit Pie
Tia Smith - Neligh - Red Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Food Preservation - Tomato Exhibit - 1 Jar
Alison Stineman - Tilden - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Quilt Quest - Level 1 Quilted Exhibit-Medium
Alison Stineman - Tilden - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Science & Technology - 4-H Veterinary Science - Veterinary Science Large Animal Display
Alison Stineman - Tilden - Red Ribbon for 4-H Consumer & Family Science - 4-H Beyond The Needle - Textile Arts Garmet or Accessory
Aaron Suckstrof - Meadow Grove - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Science & Technology - 4-H Electricity - Electrical Display or Item
Merinee Vaughn - Tilden - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Food Preservation - Dried Fruit
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4-H Food Preservation - Fruit Leather
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Chrysanthemum
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Marigold
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Butternut Squash
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Other Annual or Biennial
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Purple Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Eggplant
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Flowering Potted Plant
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Floriculture - Rudbeckia - Black-Eyed Susan
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Yellow Summer Squash
Hannah Vraspir - Oakdale - White Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Horticulture - Yellow Tomatoes
Haley Zegers - Elgin - Blue Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Field Crops - Soybeans
Haley Zegers - Elgin - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Field Crops - Corn
Haley Zegers - Elgin - Red Ribbon for 4-H Plants - 4-H Field Crops - Other Crops
Wheeler County Results
Brooke Brockman - Bartlett (Wheeler County) - Purple Ribbon for 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Beyond The Needle - Color Wheel
Brooke Brockman - Bartlett (Wheeler County) - Purple Ribbon for 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Conservation & Wildlife - Wildlife Diorama
Brooke Brockman - Bartlett (Wheeler County) - Red Ribbon for 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Design Decision - Accessory for the Home- Recycled Item or Upcycled Item
Gracie Conrad - Spalding (Wheeler County) - Blue Ribbon for 4H Plants - 4H Horticulture - Butternut Squash
Gracie Conrad - Spalding (Wheeler County) - Blue Ribbon for 4H Plants - 4H Horticulture - Yellow Onions
Gracie Conrad - Spalding (Wheeler County) - Purple Ribbon for 4H Plants - 4H Horticulture - Sweet (non-bell) Peppers
Gracie Conrad - Spalding (Wheeler County) - Red Ribbon for 4H Plants - 4H Horticulture - Carrots
Bobbi Guggenmos - Ericson (Wheeler County) - Blue Ribbon for 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Quilt Quest - Level 1 Quilted Exhibit-Medium
Jayna Guggenmos - Ericson (Wheeler County) - Green Ribbon for 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Quilt Quest - Level 1 Quilted Exhibit-Small
Bobbi Guggenmos - Ericson (Wheeler County) - Red Ribbon for 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Range Management - Range Plant Board
Bobbi Guggenmos - Ericson (Wheeler County) - Red Ribbon for 4H Plants - 4H Horticulture - Carrots
Jayna Guggenmos - Ericson (Wheeler County) - Red Ribbon for 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Range Management - Range Plant Board
Wyatt Renner - Ericson (Wheeler County) - Purple Ribbon for 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Design Decision - Bedcover
Chloe Smith - Bartlett (Wheeler County) - Blue Ribbon for 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Sketchbook Crossroads - Original Ink Drawing

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Property Taxes Delinquent On September 1

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Just a reminder to all property owners in Antelope County.
According to Antelope County Treasurer Deb Branstiter, the second half of the 2014 real estate and personal property taxes will become delinquent on September 1. Interest will accrue on September 1. She reminds taxpayers to bring in their tax statements when paying taxes.
The same holds true for Wheeler and Boone County residents.

District #18 Tax Levy Expected To Decline

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

School District #18 here in Elgin has some of the best teachers and students and, in a couple of weeks could have one of the lowest levies of any school district in the state.
Valuation figures released last week by county assessors in Antelope, Wheeler and Boone Counties for District #18 have given Superintendent Dan Polk some big numbers to work with in preparation of the 2015-16 school budget.
The school district’s valuation was set at $722,761,812. That’s an increase of more than $99 million from one year ago. The numbers break down as follows:
Antelope County — $659,879,268
Wheeler County — $18,241,116
Boone County — $44,650,428
What’s all this mean? Polk responded by explaining how the numbers will affect budget preparation.
“I believe our valuation went up just a little under 16% as a district. ($623,172,472 to $722,761,812),” he said last week. “That coupled with the fact our board has been very conservative in their spending policies while at the same time progressively improving facilities, buildings and programs for kids…. has left the district in a great position.
“Due to the preceding factors, plus the name plate capacity tax from the wind tower projects, the best “actual” (not budgeted) cash on hand situation for the district in several years, and the increase in state aid (which is NOT equalization aid but due to option students and other factors); the District #18 Public School Levy looks to fall substantially for the fourth straight year from .48 in the general and .03 in the building for .51 total to into the 30’s.
“While there is still work to do on the budget, since the valuation numbers just came out,  I continue to project not only a large drop in levy but also an actual reduction in the tax asking amount for the school to conduct it’s operations.  In other words not only a 4th big drop in levy in a row BUT property owners should actually pay less in taxes next year than they did this year,
“Assuming the same amount of property… This is RARE, as we all know operating costs for anything rarely decrease but with an influx in several revenue factors, including conservative spending, more state aid and mostly name plate capacity tax from the wind towers, any increase will be absorbed and then some and not passed on to taxpayers this year. I’m also sure, should it come to actually be the case as I suggest, it will be welcomed by the taxpayers.”

Boone County Health Center Earns Top 50 Designation

August 21, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

For the first time, Becker’s Hospital Review has published a list of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the United States.  This list features critical access hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities. Providing quality healthcare in a rural setting presents its own set of specific challenges, but these organizations are rising above to meet the needs of their patients.  Amongst the 50 facilities named across the country is Boone County Health Center (Albion, NE).  They are one of only four facilities recognized in Nebraska including Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, Cherry County Hospital in Valentine and Memorial Health Care Systems in Seward.
The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on awards and recognitions they have received. Specifically, the team looked at iVantage Health Analytics’ list of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, the National Rural Health Association’s list of Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, patient satisfaction scores from CMS’ Hospital Compare and various Healthgrades awards. Becker’s Hospital Review is a publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.

Post Office Collection Times Changing

August 21, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin Post Office collection times to change on August 24.
For mailers utilizing the counter or inside drop box, mail will need to be dropped off/in by 12:20 p.m. Monday through Friday.  On Saturdays, mail inside will be collected at 9:45 a.m. The drive-up mail collection box, located on the southeast corner of the building along the alley, will be picked up daily at 1:20 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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