Schmit is re-elected as School Board President mixed opinions

RANDOLPH — Randolph School Board members determined their offices, Jan. 15. Paul Schmit will continue as president. Jim Scott will serve as vice president. Sandy Owens is secretary-treasurer. The board set First State Bank as depository with Owens and Lisa Linville not voting due to conflict of interest. The Randolph Times will be the official […]

Read More →
City gets update on Police and Hillcrest Care Center

LAUREL — Police Chief Ron Lundahl talked to board members about the benefits of the CHIP (Child Identification Program) that was held on Dec 7th at the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Elementary School for students in two grades. The program is put on by the Masonic Lodge according to Lundahl. A Deputy from the Sheriff Office, members of […]

Read More →
City Council agrees to sell land

— Deanna Anderson Laurel Advocate Laurel — Laurel City Council members took steps on the sale of city property and approved a building permit at the Jan. 8 Laurel City Council meeting. Council members are also dealing with an increase in health insurance for employees. Council members agreed to have the first reading of ordinance […]

Read More →
McGregor is elected County Board Chairman

— Deanna Anderson Coleridge Blade HARTINGTON — The first Cedar County Commissioner meeting in 2018 was a reorganization meeting. Without any discussion, Commissioner Dave McGregor was nominated and selected as the chairman of the county board and Commissioner Terry Pinkelman will serve as the vice-chairman. McGregor agreed to serve on the boards for Landfill and […]

Read More →
Board hears NSAA changes, gets update on Learning Center

RANDOLPH — The Randolph School Board Monday learned the new Cardinal Kids Learning Center is up and running. The Cardinal Learning Center will be a topic at the Mid States Conference in South Sioux City for an economic development summit activity. Principal Mary Miller, several members of the non-profit organization, Supt. Hoesing and several school […]

Read More →
New type of fun could be available for Laurel residents

LAUREL — A Disc Golf Course could be in the works for the Laurel area. Board members were asked for their approval on the project during the Laurel City Council meeting on Jan 8. Dwayne Freeman and Jeremy Coufal talked to board members about setting up a Disc Golf Course on city property at a […]

Read More →
Supt. Hoesing’s contract is renewed

RANDOLPH — Supt. Jeff Hoesing had his contract renewed at Monday’s School Board meeting. The annual salary for the 2018-19, the first year of the contract,is $121,500, the second year will be $125,000. The annual salary for any subsequent year of this contract will be set by the Board in or prior to the month […]

Read More →
Grocery stores have had a long history here

COLERIDGE — History on having a grocery store in Coleridge dates back to the Norris community which had been located approximately two miles east from the southeast corner of Coleridge in the 1800’s. The small community known as Norris dissolved when the railroad selected a route that bypassed Norris by two miles. The Village of […]

Read More →
Randolph City Council makes appointments, grants variance

RANDOLPH — Randolph City Council members discussed a variance request and a floodplain development permit and made several appointments at the Dec. 6 Randolph City Council meeting. Approval on a variance request for Dominisse Honey Farms was put on hold until an amendment for zoning can be approved. The variance request involves subdividing property located […]

Read More →
Local residents are working to bring grocery store back

COLERIDGE — Work is underway to reopen the Coleridge grocery store which has been closed for at least six months. The store was closed this spring, forcing residents to drive at least 10 miles for groceries. At a Dec. 7 meeting attended by over 90 residents, it was evident the residents want to have their […]

Read More →