Opinion
To the Editor: Election on March 10 (annual meeting) between two qualified people for a three year term was won by the incumbent. Now the circus begins. The morning after the election, what appeared to be the chairman’s truck in the clerk’s yard at approximately 10:45 a.m. That same day, the cle...Read More
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To the Editor: This is a response to comments from Fred Arnold in area papers a couple weeks ago. In 2008, when I attempted, as the state representative for our area, to pass legislation that would have required the Houston County Board to put the Criminal Justice Center up for a vote by county resi...Read More
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To the Editor: As a farmer I would like to say I am in favor of the 50 foot setback along rivers and streams. We can argue about whether the setback should be 50 feet or 100 feet but we cannot argue about the need to protect our water from pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer runoff and [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: About 10 years ago, Houston County had over $5M in the black and was very much praised by the state auditors. Today, does anyone know how much we are totally in debt? Is it $35M? Ten years ago, the county published a full page of financial details in the Argus for all [...]...Read More
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By John Crabtree,  [email protected],  Center for Rural Affairs Hemingford, Nebraska, public schools recently transitioned from a “warm and serve” to a “made from scratch” school lunch. The change has been a hit with students and will likely have a positive impact on the school’s budget. Sc...Read More
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