Edmonton News

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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A damned dam

By PJ Martin Editor Edmonton Herald-News Once again what to do about the Dunham Lake Dam is the topic of discussion. On October 3, the state inspectors were in Edmonton to look over the dam. The city received an environmental letter with their visual inspection findings which stated: “While there is no immediate fix there…

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Memories of a soldier

PJ Martin Editor, Edmonton Herald-News Many Metcalfe County folks remember Richard Duncan best as the owner and operator of Duncan Life and Health Insurance in Edmonton or perhaps you saw him perform in one of the many Barn Lot Theater plays he took part in. However, you may not be aware that he was an…

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