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County to hire structural engineer during demo of old jail

WORTHINGTON -- With a short agenda and little to discuss about the business at hand Tuesday, Nobles County commissioners finished their meeting in about 20 minutes.

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WORTHINGTON - With a short agenda and little to discuss about the business at hand Tuesday, Nobles County commissioners finished their meeting in about 20 minutes.

Among the items acted upon were:

  • Authorizing Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson to sign an agreement with EAPC to provide structural engineering to address flooring issues inside the former jail in the Government Center. The cost is not to exceed $6,500.
  • Approving an application from Steve and Bridget Hinrichs, Ellsworth, seeking five-year tax abatement through the Nobles Home Initiative for a new home constructed at 16595 330th St., Ellsworth.
  • Recognizing Angela Abrahamson, social worker with Nobles County Community Services, as the January Excellence in Performance Award recipient.
  • Appointing Lee Stewart, Worthington, to a two-year term on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee.
  • Setting the Board of Equalization hearing date for 6 p.m. June 18 in the Nobles County Government Center Board Room.
Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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