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Brownton/Stewart

07/17/2019 - 11:08am
Brownton is hosting its community festival, “Brownton Days,” July 26-28 and holding an all-school reunion in conjunction with the festival. The festival and activities will be based at and around City Park. A wide array of events includes bouncy houses, brats & vendor expo, a sand volleyball tournament, dunk tank, fire department fire simulator and truck spray, pony rides, a 5K walk/run...
06/19/2019 - 10:46am
Higher-than-expected bids for additional street work in Brownton left city council members feeling as if there was only one option – reject the bids and wait for a better time to revisit the proposal. On Tuesday, June 4, the Brownton City Council voted 4-0 to reject the bids for street-improvement work. The proposal was to improve a section of...
06/12/2019 - 11:36am
The Stewart City Council, with Mayor Jason Peirce and Councilor Kevin Klucas absent, tabled a water line repair reimbursement at its meeting June 10. Franciska Phillippi, Stewart, requested the city pay for the repair to her broken water line, costing $1,512.25 to repair. Councilors tabled the item for more information on the culpability of the...
06/12/2019 - 11:34am
The City of Brownton scheduled a court date with John Turner, of Rockford, on Friday, June 7, but a request for continuation rescheduled the hearing to Friday, July 26. The hearing was intended to make a formal decision on the building Turner bought from the city at an auction early last year. The building was on the council’s December 2018 agenda...
06/12/2019 - 11:26am
Brownton Days is scheduled for July 26, 27 and 28, starting with a meat raffle at 8 p.m. on Friday. The 5K run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, kicking off a weekend of Brownton Days festivities. (For the complete story, see the June 12 print edition of The Chronicle.)
06/05/2019 - 12:00pm
For the next three months, Brownton’s newly-hired city clerk, Lori Cacka, will be learning the intimate details of working in the public sector as the city’s top employee. She’ll be learning from the retiring city clerk, Ella Kruse, who has years of experience and will prepare Cacka to take her place. Cacka’s lived in Brownton her entire life and...
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