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District Court

May 27, 2015

Criminal: Trace Kriegh, Minneapolis, was found guilty of criminal trespass and was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, six months unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay $258 in fines and costs. Brett Hensley, Bennington, was found guilty of battery and was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, 12 months unsupervised probation, and […]

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Copple Selected as Treasurer

May 27, 2015

JoDee Copple was elected to finish the remaining term as Ottawa County Treasurer at a special Convention of Ottawa County Republicans on May 21 at the Minneapolis Library. The seat of treasurer will be vacated when current Treasurer Pat Baccus retires on July 31. The unexpired term runs until October 2017. The results of the […]

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USD 240 Budget and LOB Election

USD 240 Budget and LOB Election

May 27, 2015

By Janet Neufeld, USD 240 Superintendent Throughout this spring semester the Twin Valley USD #240 Board of Education has been evaluating potential budget cuts and changes in order to address a number of expenses that have quickly surpassed revenue over the past few years. School districts are faced with unexpected increases in special education costs, […]

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Minneapolis City Council

Minneapolis City Council

May 6, 2015

The April meeting of the Minneapolis City Council came to order at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Members of the council present at the meeting were: Hope Spano, David Sweat, Russ Thornton; Kerm Wedel, Cathy Hoover, and Kaely Jackson. The Council was joined by Mayor Virginia Hoover, City Attorney Rob Walsh, City Administrator […]

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Ottawa County Seeking New Treasurer

Ottawa County Seeking New Treasurer

May 6, 2015

Ottawa County Treasurer Pat Baccus has announced that she will resign from the office effective July 31. The Ottawa County Republican Central Committee will hold a special convention for the purpose of electing a new treasurer for Ottawa County. The Convention will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 in the Minneapolis Public […]

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District Livestock Production  Agent: Anthony Ruiz

District Livestock Production Agent: Anthony Ruiz

May 6, 2015

Ottawa County is a farming community where families still derive income from the farming and ranching industry. There is no typical day on the farm. In fact, it’s been said that to be a successful farmer or rancher, one must be a jack (or-jenny)-of-all-trades and do away with the idea of a set daily schedule. […]

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Around the County

May 6, 2015

By Karen Brumbaugh The Ottawa County Elected Officials quarterly meeting was held April 29. Everyone had the opportunity to meet the new Minneapolis Mayor Ryan White. Others present were Dave Sweat, Russ Thornton, Minneapolis City Council; Jack Larson, Delphos City Council; Joanne Schwindt, Tescott City Clerk; Charlie Matthews, Tescott Mayor; Kathy Luthi, Karen Brumbaugh, Commissioners; […]

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Meeting of Ottawa County Commissioners

May 6, 2015

May 4, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met in regular session with Commissioners Brumbaugh and Kay present. They received a letter from Ottawa County Treasurer Patricia Baccus resigning her position effective July 31, 2015 due to retirement. Mary Arganbright, Ottawa County Clerk, presented her Clerk’s and Election 2016 budgets for consideration. She proposed raising the […]

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Around the County

April 29, 2015

By Karen Brumbaugh The Ottawa County Commissioners met with the Ottawa County Health Center Board members Jody Parks, OCHC Administrator; OCHC Maintenance Director Chris Robins; Spangenberg Phillips Tice, the hospital’s architect; Hutton Construction, the hospital’s construction manager; and Great Plains Health Alliance on April 20 to discuss upcoming hospital renovations and the new clinic. The demolition […]

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County Commissioners

April 29, 2015

April 27, 2015 The Board of Commissioners met with all members present. Carl Eyman, KWORCC, the county’s worker’s compensation company, gave an update on loss ratio. Motion carried to move to executive session for employee matters. No decision was made. Annie Grevas, and Rosie Walter, Community Corrections, visited on the grants they are proposing to […]

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