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 • Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Tuesday evening.

 A meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Tuesday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The agenda for the meeting includes the consideration of chemical disposal agreement proposals, look at professional services for the building assessment proposal and an update on teacher leadership and compensation. In other matters, the Northeast Hamilton school board will look at an at-risk dropout prevention grant, look at the proposed 2016-17 school calendar and set a hearing for the calendar.There will also be a review of the proposed budget for next school year followed by setting a date for a public hearing on the budget.Northeast Hamilton superintnennendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent Mike Kruger.

 • Stratford City Council looks at budget requests.

 Budget issues faced the Stratford city council at a meeting held on Monday evening. The council approved the budget request from the public library for the 2017 fiscal year at $29,718. The total includes a special levy request, a permissable levy request and a regular general levy request. A budget request from the Stratford Fire Department was approved totaling $24,548 for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1. The council received an update on the progress of the water system modeling project form Bolton and Menk engineer Jim Leiding. Work continues on the system with completiong slated for later this year.

In other matters,the Stratford city council approved the plans for the Commercial Street Improvement Project both east and west segments, using Tax Increment Financing and electric utility surplus funds. The council also approved the $92,000 electrical project which was essential for United Cooperative's new infrastructure in the Urban Renewal Plan amendment, and the date of March 14 was set for a public hearing on the designation of the expanded Stratford Urban Renewal Area and the urban renewal plan amendment.  The council also gave its support for the annual pet clinic on April 16.The approval of America's Farmers Grow Communities Organization letter of organization and the for the city of Stratford to be a pass-through organization for a grant award of $2,500 to the Stratford Fire Department Association.The council went ahead to approve the 2017 fiscal year budget and capital improvement plan.

 • Van Diest Medical Center board discuss access road.
 • Sadler to be new city manager in Sidney,Nebraska.

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Tonight...Not as cold. Snow in the evening...Then snow likely before midnight. A slight chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Low around 10. South wind near 5 mph shifting to the west after midnight. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Friday...Mostly cloudy through mid morning then clearing. Very cold. Breezy. Patchy blowing snow in the late morning and afternoon. High around 15. Northwest wind 10 to 25 mph.
Friday Night...Mostly clear. Bitterly cold. Low around 10 below. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Wind chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero.

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