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Commissioners Approve United Grain Tax Abatement

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United Grain
United Grain Corporation in Culbertson has received a tax abatement from Roosevelt County.               

By a 2-1 margin, the Roosevelt County commissioners approved a tax abatement on Tuesday, Feb. 16, for United Grain Corporation’s expansion project in Culbertson.
Commissioner Gary Macdonald apparently changed his mind after stating during the Feb. 9 meeting that he had a problem approving the proposal because construction already started on the $5.6 million project. “It should have been approved before construction ever started,” Macdonald said at that time. That meeting ended with commissioners tabling the issue to seek legal advice.

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Allmer Hired As County Deputy DES Coordinator


With the current Roose-velt County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Dan Sietsema planning to retire in the next few months following 31 years of service, the county will soon be looking for a replacement.
Sietsema became the DES coordinator in 1985 following eight years of service in the U.S. Navy.

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Brockton’s Star Quilt Ceremony Hits Milestone

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Special Gift
Culbertson Adam Buxbaum and his family receives a star quilt from Brockton’s Deyo Four Bear during the ceremony at the tournament in Sidney on Saturday, Feb. 20.
(Photo by Bill Vander Weele)


In what has become as much of a tradition as announcing the starting line-ups, the Brockton star quilt ceremony was conducted between the championship games during the District 2C basketball tournament in Sidney on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Roxanne Smith, teacher in Brockton, announced that it marked the 50th year the tradition has continued at the tournament.

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LEPC Moves Forward With Handling Bainville Crossing Issue

The Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Culbertson in the county building’s conference room, where Gary Macdonald, county commissioner, addressed to everyone in attendance that he spoke at a recent Public Service Commissioners’ meeting on railroad safety in Helena about Bainville’s ongoing railroad crossing situation. Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad officials were also in attendance.

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Roosevelt County Fair Receives IAFE Awards

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Award
Angela Miller, Roosevelt County Fair manager, holds the IAFE first-place award.
(Photo by Angela Rose Benson)


Roosevelt County Fair manager Angela Miller entered several contests in October 2015 through the International Association of Fair and Expositions.
In December, she heard some great news.

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