The Year 2010 In Review

January 6
County and city road crews had already clocked in more overtime hours removing snow than in the last ten years due to December  storms.  
A Christmas blizzard buried a large part of south central and eastern Nebraska.  The blizzard began as freezing rain on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and lasted until Dec. 26.  Winds clocked at 50+ miles an hour left six to ten foot drifts, stranding travelers and caused cancellations of all Christmas church services.
The Minden Community Center asked the community for financial assistance to fix the leaking roof at the Senior center.
The Minden girls basketball team defeated Adams Central in double overtime 50-45 to win the 2009 Holiday Tournament.
The Minden boys basketball team came up one point short and lost to the Adam Central Patriots 50-49 in the holiday tournament.
January 13
The Kearney County Supervisors voted 5 to 2 to increase salaries for elected county officials by 5 percent for 2011.
Elected county officials received a 5 percent base salary increase and  a respective 3 percent increase. The 5 percent base salary increase will go into effect in 2011, the beginning of the four year term, and be reduced to 3 percent for years 2012, 2013, 2014.
KCEDA made its eighth loan on January 6 to Roberts Seed Inc.  Roberts Seed Inc. established in 1987, processes and markets grain for seed, feed and human consumption.  They planned to use the funds for equipment improvements.
The City of Minden paid a $1,500 claim to Pauline Leighty.  The claim listed damages caused to appliances and household items due to an alleged power surge on October 9, 2009 at 709 Garber.
KAAPA Ethanol, L.L.C. filed a lawsuit in Kearney County District Court against the Kearney County Board of Supervisors.  KAAPA is seeking to recover $480,411.50 from Kearney County and other taxing entities.
The Minden Whippets had four wrestlers state rated: Brandon Lewis, Daniel Sanford, Bryce Lewis and Jack Raffety.

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