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Senior Center Proposal Reduced In Size, Cost

The Chester Build­ing Committee proposed a 5,000-square-foot senior center to architect John Caitlin late last week. According to Board of Selectmen Chairman Dan Galante, the original proposal was 6,500 square feet, just two weeks ago. Caitlin will go before the Building Committee on Friday with a revised floor plan for the senior center and a draft program for the public safety/fire complex.

Residents Will See Restored Services

After several years of budget cuts, the town is starting to restore services and a handful of positions that had been trimmed back in previous years. “We are markedly better positioned than most communities in the Commonwealth and are in fact in the rebuilding process,” said Town Manager James Kreidler in his budget memorandum “We’re on the way back up.”

Church Celebrating 75 Years

The Mission Covenant Church has been around for 75 years and has been changing ever since. According to Rev.Jeffery Black and Ken Johnson, Trustee and lifelong member of the church, the building was originally built in 1940 after Mission Covenant bible studies were conducted in private homes in town for a few years. Around 1965, the church was already running out of space and raised what was the first floor and built a new first floor below it.

Fighting Addiction, Abuse

Around 400 people turned out for the Know the Truth forum on substance abuse and addiction at Buffalo High School on Thursday. Numbers regarding substance abuse in Wright County were shared, along with tips to recognize the signs of abuse and addiction, and methods to intervene. The forum was a countywide effort, involving the sheriff and county attorney’s office and all city police departments in Wright County.

Officials Comment on Proposed Ban

Town officials were asked today for comment on the Board of Health’s proposed ban on tobacco sales in that town, and whether they could foresee a similar ban being proposed locally. Board of Health chair Joan Hamlett, also a Tobacco Control Alliance compliance agent, said, “As tobacco agent for 34 towns, all my boards of health were aware and all public health eyes have been on Westminster’s effort, but at this time no other board of health has it on the agenda.

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Kimball to Pursue Block Grant Funding

KIMBALL – The selectboard met Wednesday night for its regularly scheduled meeting, and beforehand hosted a public information session regarding an update of the town’s community development strategy.

Dale LePage Wins Magazine Poll

Readers voted  Danville native Dale LePage their Favorite Male Vocalist of the Year for the fourth year in Clinton Living Magazine.

Two indicted in home invasion

A Chester man and his alleged accomplice from Hough, are facing several felony charges for their alleged roles in an October home invasion and kidnapping, tied to the theft of marijuana plants.

Tough Week for Hawks

The North Wright County River Hawks are facing some adversity at the midpoint of their season. After a 3-2 loss at St. Louis Park on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and a 3-3 tie with Prior Lake at Albertville on Thursday, Oct. 15, the Hawks are on a five-game winless streak that has dropped their overall record to 5-6-3.