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Second-annul event raised $15,116.99 for the organization’s emergency fund.
Park High School seniors Dan McKenzie and Molly Haus were crowned the 2014 homecoming king and queen Monday during the coronation ceremony. The event kicked off Park’s week-long homecoming celebration, which concludes Friday with a football game and dance. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Incumbents Derrick Lehrke, Dave Thiede square off against two first-time candidates Steve Dennis, Matt Erickson during League of Women Voters forum.
Cottage Grove residents could be eating at Noodles & Company and Chipotle Mexican Grill before Christmas, representatives from the restaurants say. Construction on the 6,650-square-foot building in the city’s Gateway North district slated to house the food chains, as well as an AT&T store, is nearing completion. Erin Murphy, senior manager of communications for Noodles, said an opening date has not been confirmed but she anticipated a mid-December opening.
Three other patrol officers remain under the city's microscope, cases sent to City Administrator, Police Chief for further review.
Seeking a second term on the Newport City Council, incumbent Tracy Rahm said his campaign is focused on bettering the city for the long term. After receiving positive feedback from constituents, Rahm said he decided to file for re-election.
First-time Newport City Council candidate Dan Lund is looking to bring a fresh set of eyes to the table in November. As the chair of the city’s Planning Commission, Lund said he has a firm grasp on how the city runs and how he would like to shape it. An item high on Lund’s priority list is providing residents with better access to the Mississippi River.
The Newport City Council’s over two-hour closed-door meeting last week to discuss data from an investigation into the police department’s five patrol officers yielded no outcome. The Sept. 24 meeting was the second one closed to the public during which city officials discussed the investigation. City Administrator Deb Hill said the possibility for discipline against David Crist, Tyler Martin, Sean McArdell, Jeremy Brodin and Joel Muellner was again not discussed.
Annual event returns to usual location this year.
Fourteen Park High School seniors are this year’s homecoming royalty as part of the celebration Oct. 6-10. The king and queen will be chosen at coronation festivities beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6. The homecoming parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, followed by the 7 p.m. football game against Hastings at Wolfpack Stadium. A dance is later that evening from 9-11 p.m.