Edmonton News

Getting ready for the census

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The August 13th meeting was a busy one with several items on the agenda. Guest speaker US Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau Representative Ron Shumard discussed the need to establish a Complete Count Committee in Metcalfe County in preparation for the 2020 Census. “It’s [census] the biggest…

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Candidate Costello – Interview excerpts

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   Charles Costello stopped by the Herald-News office last Thursday to discuss the events leading up to and pertaining to his Republican Committee nomination in the Sheriff’s race. He stated that several news stations have contacted him and they all have one question, “Why do I want to run…

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Bids and Taxes

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division The August 5th meeting of the Edmonton City Council was held missing one. Councilmember Teresa Hamlett was unable to attend due to her husband’s impending surgery. The meeting centered around two main items. The main discussion dealt with bids for the needed repairs to the Edmonton – Metcalfe Fire…

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Dealing with rude people

It doesn’t matter what you write, what you do, or what you say there will always be someone waiting to make a derogatory comment about it. Having an opinion is one thing, but being downright nasty is something else altogether. In this age of social media, it has become extremely simple for people to make…

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Vehicle leasing discussed

PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The guest speaker at the Monday, July 22nd fiscal court meeting was Scott Pekar of World Wide Trucking, a business which specializes in trucks for government and municipal use. Judge/Executive Harold Stilts stated that the trucking company which hauls rock for the county has not been able to keep…

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93rd Homecoming and Music Festival

By PJ Martin, Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The 93rd annual Branstetter Park Homecoming and Music Festival at Branstetter Park is coming up this August 24th and August 25th beginning at 10 a.m. both days. If you are looking for a good family weekend event, look no further. Saturday’s activities will begin with live music at…

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All roads lead to the library

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   A ribbon cutting was held at the Metcalfe County Public Library on Friday, July 19th by the Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce. The celebration was in honor of the new colorfully painted bookmobile received by the library. It has been a long wait for the bookmobile, which was…

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Business as usual

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division The July 8th meeting of the Edmonton City Council was short and uneventful with everyone in attendance. Public Works Superintendent Moe Hensley reported that regular maintenance was carried out, samples were taken, and inspections had been done, so it was business as usual in June. He did note that…

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Funding the market

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division Representing the Metcalfe County Farmers Market Ken Childers once again addressed the July 9th fiscal court asking for them to join the Community Partners Program and help to sponsor the market. He also introduced Market Manager Rose Saltsman to the members. Childers stated that “we had 198 customers walk…

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Agriculture then and now

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Edmonton – Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly breakfast on Tuesday, June 25th at Leftwich Hall in Bowling Park with an agriculture theme. Chamber President Torrie Osbon presented the Business of the Quarter award to Edmonton State Bank stating, “I don’t think this business…

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