Edmonton News

Serving the community during a difficult year

By PJ Martin Editor Edmonton Herald-News   The Metcalfe County Public Library has weathered the Covid-19 closings along with the rest of the community. Prior to the Covid-19 quarantine in March, the library was set to have another busy year. Director Kasey Warf reported the following statistics for the 2019 – 2020 Fiscal Year. 16,305…

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Mayor Proclaims Arts and Humanities Month

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   In a proclamation signing Thursday morning, Mayor Doug Smith along with Barn Lot Theater’s Executive Director Kyle Hadley officially recognized October as National Arts and Humanities Month in Edmonton. The ceremonies were opened by Barn Lot Theater’s board Chairman Larry Wilson followed by Mayor Smith who proclaimed that the…

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Vehicle Tax Rate Set

By PJ Martin Editor The Edmonton Herald-News   The September meeting of the Edmonton City Council was held in person on Tuesday, September 8th with those attending socially distanced to adhere to the Governors restrictions. The second reading of the Motor Vehicle and Watercraft Property Tax Rate Ordinance 2020-21-02 was approved. As of the first…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   “It has more blooms on it this year than I have ever seen,” said Mrs. Mary Crumpton, referring to the huge red crepe myrtle at the side of her yard. The bush is around 20 feet tall now, but she remarked that it was only a couple of feet…

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Speak Up!

 By PJ Martin  Editor  The Edmonton Herald-News    The biggest concern I have about the pandemic and quarantine is not the virus itself, but the one topic most people do not want to think about or discuss openly…abuse.   Children in homes that were already unstable are now at an even greater risk with the uncertainty…

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Dunham Lake Dam Repairs Planned

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Edmonton City Council held a specially called meeting on July 13th by teleconference in order to adhere to the Governor’s social distancing regulations. The main topic of discussion was repairing the Dunham Lake Dam spillway. Public Works Superintendent Moe Hensley advised the council members of core sampling results…

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Signs of Encouragement

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   Would you like to show essential workers they are appreciated and thank them for a job well done? Well, Freeda Reece is on a mission to do just that. She is asking individuals or businesses to have a sign made and place it in front of the Metcalfe Health…

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Reappointment and renewals

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News The November 26th fiscal court meeting opened with the 5th grade Talented and Gifted (TAG) Team leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The group of students were observing the meeting as part of their studies on parliamentary procedures and government offices. Entering into a Resolution and Interlocal Agreement with Community…

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Soup’s on!

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News What is better on a cold fall day than a bowl of soup? Apparently, most people agree because the annual Metcalfe 4-H soup fundraiser was held on Friday with a good response. The ladies and gentlemen were working hard at the Metcalfe County Extension Office getting everything ready to…

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Negotiations underway

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News The November 12th fiscal court meeting had a very short agenda. The main discussion focused on the purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500LD truck for the Road Department. The purchase agreement is in negotiations because the truck received had 3,556 miles on it. It had been understood that…

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