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 • Van Diest Medical Center board discuss access road.

 At a special meeting on Wedneday,the Van Diest Medical Center board of trustees approved a capital request for an access road to the hospital. The access road would extend Fairmeadow Drive past the new family clinic building under construction and would provide two plots of land directly east of the medical center. The platting for the property is currently under review.  The total cost for the project came in at $855,300 which was $60,000 higher from the estimated cost of $795,000 presented at last month's hospital board meeting. Plans call for bids to be received for the access road project and will be reviewed at a future board meeting.The Van Diest Medical Center board delayed action on the remodeling of the emergency department admissions area. The issue will be discussed further at the regular board meeting this Tuesday.

 • Sadler to be new city manager in Sidney,Nebraska.

 Webster City city manager Ed Sadler has been named the new city manager of Sidney,Nebraska. The Sidney City Council on Tuesday approved the contract for Sadler to be city manager of the western Nebraska city in mid to late March. Sadler has been city manager of Webster City since June,2006. Prior to move to Webster City, Sadler was the assistant city manager in Aspen,Colorado. He has held a variety of management roles in both state and local governments in Arizona, Missouri and Wyoming. Sadler earned a master's degree in public administration and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wyoming. Sadler was one of the three finalists for the city manager position in Sidney. Sadler's salary will be at $113,000, a monthly car allowance of $300, relocation expenses and assistance in temporary housing. Sidney mayor Mark Nienhueser said that Sadler will be a great asset to the citizens, business owners and other stakeholders. Mayor Nienhueser said that Sadler has a proven track record in economic development, fiscal responsibility and managing high quality projects. The Webster City city council will begin the work in the coming weeks on finding a new city manager for the community.

 • Kendall Young Library Board updated on security camera project.

 The Kendall Young Library Board of Trustees Tuesday evening received a progress report on the installation of security cameras in the library. Director Angie Martin Schwarze said the work is nearing its completion of the installation of the cameras across the building and the parking lot. The work on the project began in late December. Board members spent their meeting time reviewing  investments for the library with no action taken. There was also a review of the library by-laws and personnel policy with some minor wording changes to both of them.

Director Martin Schwarze said the library is preparing for the annual Family Game Night set for February 19 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Those attending will enjoy life-size games, board games, card games and more. There will be taco bags and cookies provided. The recent Festival of Chocolate drew over 200 people to the library on January 31 with over 40 chocolate treats served to the visitors. 200 middle and high school particiated in the Teen Lounge program in January while 225 elementary school students participated in the different programs such as Science Club, Pre-School Storytime, Crafty Readers and Saturday morning movies.

 • Renovation for the court room in Clarion to begin in December.
 • Wilson denied post conviction relief.

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Early This Morning...Partly cloudy. Very cold. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Today...Partly sunny until late afternoon then becoming cloudy. A slight chance of light snow early in the afternoon. Light snow likely late in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. High 15 to 20. Northeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Tonight...Cloudy. Not as cold. Light snow likely in the evening... Then a chance of light snow before midnight and early morning. A slight chance of light snow early in the morning. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Low 10 to 15. South wind around 5 mph shifting to the west after midnight. Chance of snow 70 percent.

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