Author Archive | Kathy Tretter, Editor Ferdinand News

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Olinger named Ferdinand’s 2017 Community Service Award winner

The Town of Ferdinand and Chamber of Commerce jointly (and annually) honor one outstanding individual with a “Community Service Award,” the highest accolade bestowed by these two entities for all this person has done for the Ferdinand Community. Rather unfortunately, the honor is always awarded on a Wednesday night, after the Ferdinand News has gone […]

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Ferdinand Town Council: Residents take note — town talking trash

Ferdinand Property and Street Superintendent Tom Lueken reported on the multitude of projects his department is working on during the Tuesday night (September 12) Town Council meeting. Then he started talking trash. According to the town’s ordinance, residents are supposed to dispose of trash in 40-gallon capacity bags that weigh no more than 40 lbs. […]

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Ferdinand Town Council: Sweet, sweet music a feature in the park?

An extensive amount of business was tended to during the Ferdinand Town Council’s June 13 meeting, despite the fact both Councilwoman Debbie Johnson and Clerk Treasurer Bev Schulthise were absent. On a cheery note, a team from the 2017 Leadership Academy came bearing plans for a unique capstone project, presented by Emily Fuhs. The five-member […]

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Ferdinand Town Council: Big Foot is dead and several other projects face difficulties

Bigfoot is dead. The 27-year-old monster truck hauled its last load of sludge before its untimely demise. Unfortunately, according to Ferdinand Wastewater Superintendent Roger Schaefer, he needs to dispose of another 150,000 gallons to be able to limp along until autumn, at which time the new phosphorous/waste disposal system should be up and running and […]

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Ferdinand Town Council: New faces join police reserves; one promoted to full time

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Ferdinand Town Council met a week early for their March session, gathering Tuesday night at Town Hall. Police Chief Lloyd Froman introduced two of three candidates who wish to serve as reserve officers. Both were accepted pending clean drug screens and both will now be required to complete 40 hours […]

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Ferdinand Town Council: Busy night for ordinances, resolutions and approvals

It’s sometimes amazing what can be accomplished in one hour and 45 minutes. Don’t believe it? Here’s proof. The Ferdinand Town Council met Tuesday night (February 14). They opened bids, adopted five ordinances and three resolutions, heard reports from department heads, transferred funds, signed contracts, annexed property (or at least began the process) and approved attendance […]

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Ferdinand Town Council meeting minutes: Leaf collection, final ordinances and good news

When it comes to packing a multitude of business in one night, Ferdinand Town Council members are pros. During their final session of 2016 held Tuesday night they managed to adopt a variety of ordinances, hear reports from department heads, issue a couple of demolition permits, hold a rezoning hearing and discuss projects for 2017 […]

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