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SLAYTON -- Murray County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved bids for the construction of a centralized sewer system around Lake Shetek, Lake Sarah and Bloody Lake, the latest step toward making the long-discussed project a reality. Dunnick Brothers Inc., Prinsburg, presented the low bid of $5,930,394.60 for Alternate A and $5,623,853.44 for Alternate B of the collection system project.
WORTHINGTON -- The Coffee Nook is closing at is current location within Heartsong Christian Bookstore on April 29, but owner Becky Schilling is keeping a wholly positive outlook on the future. Schilling has also operated The Beach Nook along Lake Okabena for the last two summers, and that business will be back again this year inside the shelter house of Centennial Park.
IONA -- The St. Columba Church's Stations of the Cross have come home to this community's Catholic house of worship, and the timing couldn't be better. The Rev. Patrick Arens will bless the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. tonight at the church. The 14 points of meditation and prayer -- which lead up to and include Christ's death on the cross -- have not been part of St. Columba for more than 30 years. "St. Columba Church was started in 1891, and the stations were placed in 1919," explained Vince Crowley, a church parishioner who helped get the stations refurbished and returned.
JACKSON -- A rural Jackson County resident is circulating a petition urging county and city government authorities to not move forward with a proposed county/city community services building without a voter-approved referendum. Bill Tusa, a Middletown Township farmer, delivered copies of the petition to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners during its Tuesday morning meeting. "We brought in copies of the petition and told them we had approximately 568 names on it," Tusa said by telephone Tuesday afternoon.
WORTHINGTON -- Larson Crane of Worthington was awarded the bid for 2006 sewer and water extensions and improvements during the Worthington City Council meeting Monday night. Larson Crane had the lowest of three bids at $282,635. Also submitting bids were GM Contracting Inc., Lake Crystal, and Midstates Utilities, Slayton. Work plans presented to council members last month include water main and sanitary sewer extensions on Castlewood Drive and an unnamed street off South Crailsheim Road as well as storm sewer reconstruction on Tower Street.
WORTHINGTON -- After 34 years on the sidelines, Don Meyer probably realizes he's a good coach. Meyer, who coaches men's basketball and serves as athletic director at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has won 834 games in his career, placing him fifth in men's college hoops history.
SLAYTON -- More than 200 people filled the activity building at the Lutheran Bible Camp on Keeley Island Saturday to attend a public hearing on assessments for the proposed centralized sewer system around Lake Shetek, Lake Sarah and Bloody Lake. About two weeks remain before the Shetek Area Water and Sewer (SAWS) Commission and Murray County Commissioners' 60-day deadline to accept or reject bids on the two-phase construction project.
JACKSON -- A series of public information meetings on a proposed Jackson County/City of Jackson community services facility yielded strong turnout and a number of strong opinions. Arguably the most controversial component of the planned 57,000-square-foot, three-story building is a recommendation by the Jackson City/County Facilities Study Committee -- which hosted the public meetings and has worked for nearly two years on the project -- not to have a referendum vote on the proposal.
WORTHINGTON -- The possibility of including a local option sales tax referendum on the November general election is still under consideration by City of Worthington officials and leaders, Mayor Alan Oberloh said Wednesday. A bill passed by the state legislature last year granted Worthington permission to present such a referendum to voters in 2006, with a specific purpose of building a community/events center and remodeling and upgrading Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.
WORTHINGTON -- Downtown merchants would self-enforce parking in the city's central business district under a recommendation made unanimously Tuesday by the Downtown Parking Committee. Dollars spent for enforcement of downtown parking regulations have diminished drastically over recent years, and there has been no enforcement -- other than that of no parking rules between 1 and 6 a.m. -- during the last year.