With a strong line of U.S. Marine-fired energy and dedication to duty, Alan Hornbacher is tackling a new frontline battle in Drake, close to his farm home near Anamoose. He notes that the Marine Corps gives him support in his determination to succeed in this new venture quoting, “The difficult we do right away; the impossible takes a bit longer.”
Small business hopefuls and entrepreneurs are soon to get a helping hand from a small business development satellite center headquartered in Underwood. The center will start with one part-time business consultant and serve both McLean and Sheridan Counties by providing guidance to those looking to start a business in the area.
With a long history of development in the background, the state legislature unanimously approved a re-distribution of property taxes for rural electric utility cooperatives (RECs) to fall in line with the other investor-owned utility companies.
Sheridan County and surrounding area residents: tens, couples, singles and families, gathered to have their annual outdoor picnic supper at the Goodrich Park, meal compliments of Choice Financial Services of Goodrich. The bank staff served. Cotton Wood played for Ducks Unlimited free community appreciation supper, entertaining with top-quality bluegrass music.
Pay hikes for teachers grew in the single digits over the past years. If the governor has his way there will be more pay increases tied to students’ successes. Salary increases and benefit packages for area teachers increased an average of 9 percent in the past two years, according to recently released data from the state Department of Public Instruction.
On Dec. 15, during the Sheridan County Courthouse Christmas open house, a retirement celebration for Walter Lipp and Kenneth Konschak was held.
At the request of the Sheridan County Commissioners, Ottertail (OTESCO) representatives Kirby Anderson and Tom Hrdlicka updated the commission on the proposed 150 MW wind tower projects Sheridan Ridge I and II. They appeared at the regular monthly, Dec. 7, meeting.