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Busy year brought changes, progress

Kate SullivanAlbion and Boone County had another active year in 2008.

Several construction projects reached completion and new buildings were started.

In the first half of the year, Boone County Commissioners were considering a possible expansion of the county courthouse, and a major renovation project began at Boone County Health Center.

The County Planning Commission studied possible changes in zoning regulations for livestock feeding operations, and the primary election featured a close race for Albion’s District 2 seat on the Board of Commissioners.

Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids (pictured above) and Paul Eurek of Loup City emerged from the primary election as the two top candidates in the District 41 legislative race.

Volunteers began working toward the 2008 Cattlemen’s Ball, a very successful fund-raising event hosted by the Niewohner family in Boone County last June.

Several businesses expanded or moved into new quarters during the year. Albion Family Chiropractic and a new business, Albion Family Dental, opened in the new Professional Plaza building. Sentinel Building Systems announced plans for an 11,000 square foot plant expansion.

See the detailed review of the first six months of 2008 in this week’s Albion News Print Edition