Letterwerks Sign City
 
VBC Video
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 273 | 274 | 275 | 276 | 277 | > | >>

Board listens again to Heartland opponents


Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." Benjamin Franklin

Concerned citizens took their case for an Environmental Impact Study for the proposed Heartland’s tire burning plant to the County Board once again on Tuesday."We stand before you asking that you, the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners consider becoming "Interpleaders or Interveners" on behalf of the citizens of Fillmore county, in the upcoming appeal that Southeastern Minnesotans for Environmental Protection (SEMEP) filed against the MPCA," stated E. Frances Sauer, a Preston resident. She was one of many who were given a three-minute time limit during the Citizen Input schedule of the meeting to express their concerns over the proposed plant.When opponents to the Heartland project spoke with commissioners a month ago, county board members expressed thoughts that it was "too late" to play any part in the conflict. They felt the group should have come before them sooner. David Williams, an organic farmer/lawyer in Preble Township said he "feels like the board is the only one that can interplead against the lawsuit.” He’s not asking the board to oppose the project, but make a formal request for an EIS. Williams is concerned over the possible decertification of his organic farm due to pollutants from the plant."The combustion of tires releases dioxins into the atmosphere,” stated Preston resident Kathy Attwood’s report. She wished the board to consider the aesthetic vision of a 210’ high stack puffing out smoke in an economically tourist and agricultural based community. There are more energy efficient ways to recycle tires, stated Attwood. She said combustion can only recover a portion of the energy contained in a tire. Attwood also questioned the financial stability of the plant based on numbers given by Bob Maust, the developer. According to Attwood, those numbers project the plant to run at approximately a $3 million loss per year. “Is the taxpayer expected to bail out the plant?” she asked.Bill Comrad, an area resident, was concerned over a 20-year old test regarding air currents and how pollutants will fall. He spoke about the closing of the Pittsburgh steel plant of which he was a witness to. “Yes, it was a tragic economic loss, but the air’s quality improved so much after that event,” he said. Commiss .....
[Read the Rest]

Rushford City Council Report:Long-needed water utility improvements get underway

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

At their September 22, 2003 meeting the Rushford City Council followed the recommendations of Bill Chang from BDM Consulting Engineers to begin the city’s water utility improvements. At Chang’s suggestion, the city agreed to send BDM utility drawings ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford Village Council meets

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

The September 16 meeting of the Rushford Village City Council was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson. Council members present included Roger Ekern, Dennis Overland, Dale Schwanke, Howard Otis – Zoning Administrator, Karen Petersen – Treasurer, J ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Fall Home & Garden: Autumn garden care to-do list

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

By Nancy Huisenga, Fillmore County Master Gardener  Now that the 2003 gardening year is drawing to a close, it’s time to go through a To-Do List of Garden Care Tips to ensure the best chance for successful wintering of trees, ..... 
[Read the Rest]

New school immunization rules adopted by state

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has adopted rules that set out new immunization requirements and makes several modifications to the current school immunization requirements.

Beginning with the 2004-05 school year, child ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Harmony seeks to purchase property from the county

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

Mark Thein, Economic Development Authority (EDA), City Administrator Jerome Illg, and Council Member Mark McKay approached the commissioners about the possible acquisition of a parcel that runs just west of the incubator building at 235 2nd St. NW in ..... 
[Read the Rest]

CCC and WPA are an important part of local history

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

On October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and the United States was sent into a great depression that lasted for over ten years. In just a short period of time, millions of Americans lost their life savings. Over half a million were unemployed and ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Preston woman recovers from liver transplant

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

"It has been almost a nursing class on its own,” stated Irene Mathison, as she reflected on the health problems of her daughter. She and her husband, Larry, have spent the better part of ten years helping their daughter, Karen, work through a maze of ..... 
[Read the Rest]

ATV track hits big bump in road to approval

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

For a while, it looked like a fast track to a fast track.   A citizen, in this case Dave Clement, told a county commissioner, Randy Dahl, that he wanted to build a commercial ATV (all terrain vehicle, commonly known as 4-whee ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 273 | 274 | 275 | 276 | 277 | > | >>