Contractors continue to remove debris from the Republic Hotel block this week. All three buildings had basements, where much of the brick and building materials fell on the first day of demo. The south facade of the old bank building is all that remained standing early this week. Solid waste administrator Dusty Zenger said the cost of the landfill cells needed to contain the building is about $27,000, which will be charged to the City of Belleville.
Each year the Governing Board of the River Valley Extension District honors an individual, group, or business who has provided outstanding service to the program with the annual River Valley Extension District Appreciation Award. The recipient of the 2017 River Valley Extension District Appreciation Award is CTI, Harley and Darla Adams, and John and Ann Adams.
Concordia Tractor Incorporated was established in 1967 and is celebrating 50 years of service. Harley Adams is an owner partner and the CEO, John Adams is an owner partner and the Concordia Branch Manager, Darla Adams is the offi ce manager, and Ann Adams is in charge of accounts receivable.
Touchstone Study Club met Feb. 13 at the home of Jewelda Scofield. Cohostess was Kathleen Stump.
The business meeting was called to order by President Linda Elliott. The Club Collect was recited. Roll call was “my favorite vacation place”. Seventeen members were in attendance. Two guests, Judy Kuhlman and Elaine Sedlacek, were welcomed.
The Novy Munden 4-H club had their meeting at the Munden Community Building on Feb. 12. The club meeting was lead by Benaiah Rundus. Flag salute was lead by Christian Tipton. Roll call was lead by Eliana Rundus and was “What is your favorite Valentine's Day candy?” There was 11 members, 3 leaders and numerous guests present.
Instead of a typical last day of school before Christmas break, Pike Valley High School students sparticipated in various community service projects for two hours. Students made 48 sensory bottles to help children calm down. These will be delivered to elementary and preschool students. Ten denim sets of shoe materials were cut out for Sole Hope.
The Novy Munden 4-H club attended the River Valley District Achievement Day Nov. 6. Following the ceremonies the club had an exchange meeting with the Republic County Pioneers.The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Christian Tipton. Roll call was "What is your favorite kind of pie?"There where 13 members, 3 leaders, and numerous guests present.
Young shoppers had a chance to peruse a wide variety of items for gift giving for family and friends at the annual Santa’s Workshop at the Cuba Community Hall Saturday morning. Sponsored by the Cuba Booster Club, individuals and businesses donate items for children to fill their shopping lists. Volunteers help the young people choose gifts and provide wrapping services once they’re done shopping.
Blacksmiths were an essential part of rural life a generation or two ago. Nearly every town in the area had a blacksmith shop by the late 1800s, and sometimes two or three. They sharpened plow blades and created and repaired things made of metal. The methods have changed and welders and machinists have taken the place of blacksmiths, but the tasksremain mostly the same.
U.S.D. 109 – Republic County is getting a greenhouse. Board members voted unanimously Monday night to commit $20,000 to the project now with the potential to add more money later. The school has already secured about $17,000 for thousand dollars in grant money.
The regular business meeting for Chapter BM, P.E.O. was Oct. 5 at in the Astra Bank meeting room with Shelley Kuhlman serving as hostess and Nancy Simmsand Barb Fisher serving as co-hostesses. Twenty-five members were in attendance and were treated to a caramel apple dessert and choice of drink. The room was decorated with leaves, pumpkins, and other fall décor.