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Brownton/Stewart

01/10/2018 - 10:24am
The Brownton City Council was displeased to learn that its proposed $8.4 million street and utility improvement project may not be going out for bids in a timely manner. The council heard at its Tuesday, Jan. 2, meeting that the final plans and specifications had not been approved until Dec. 20 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program, which is providing...
01/10/2018 - 10:23am
The Stewart City Council set a public hearing on the proposed “Schedule C” of its street and utility project for Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The council met Monday night. The city is proposing about $3.76 million in improvements, of which about $2.65 million will be paid through grants, according to information discussed at the meeting. But before the...
01/10/2018 - 10:22am
Brownton citizens will hopefully see a cleaned-up grocery store site on its main street soon. The former grocery store, located on Fourth Avenue North, has fallen into disrepair, with bricks falling off the building and the roof caving in. The city has placed a fence around the lot to keep pedestrians out of the area. Bruce Turner, told the...
01/10/2018 - 10:21am
The city of Stewart is looking for ways to beef up its emergency medical responder (more commonly known as first responder) crew, and to address staffing shortages during daytime hours. Carol Nelson, captain of the emergency medical responders (EMRs), said the unit had recently changed its protocol to allow the unit to have just one EMR respond as...
12/13/2017 - 8:12am
The Brownton City Council voted to not increase its levy for 2018, but one person still came to its truth-in-taxation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 5, to ask about his property tax statement. Jesse Spaude said the property taxes assessed against his home keep going up each year. City Clerk Ella Kruse said that while the city kept its 2018 levy at the same...
11/15/2017 - 12:00am
City of Brownton utility customers will see a $5 a month increase on their bills starting in January. The City Council, at its Nov. 7 meeting, approved raising the base rate by $2.50 per month for each of the water and sewer utilities. City Clerk-Treasurer Ella Kruse said the increases are in keeping with recommendations from the city’s financial...
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