Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sales up for Water District

J-E Editor

During the first three months of 2015, the Webster County Water District (WCWD) has outpaced it’s 2014 numbers in both sales and production.

“We’ve gradually been adding people onto lines that didn’t exist before,” said District Superintendent Paul Lashbrook. “Plus, mining continues to be good for us.”

Dixon considers ‘splash park’, music festival

J-E Reporter

City of Dixon Commissioners met in a regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.  Mayor Carolyn Townsend opened by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  Commissioner Terry Webb offered the invocation.
Recreational quality of life proposals dominated the meeting, beginning with Mayor Townsend outlining a grant request being drafted by Public Works Director Jamie Harkins for a “splash park” to be located at Baker Park.

Secondary road funds down $417K

J-E Editor
Webster County Fiscal Court is feeling the crunch of the recent reduction in the state gasoline usage tax.

On Monday magistrates met with Jason Ward with the state’s Rural Secondary Program, which controls maintenance on some of the lesser used state roads within the county. That program alone saw a loss of around $417,000, or roughly 40 percent from what they had expected based on last year’s numbers.