Stearns County is holding a fall auction to sell seized and surplus goods. The auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at
9 a.m. at the Stearns County Public Works building, 455 28th Avenue
in Waite Park, three blocks south of Mill’s Fleet Farm.
For sale are numerous vehicles: cars, trucks and SUVs, PCs, laptops, office furniture, a John Deere tractor, and numerous miscellaneous shop and yard items.
To get more information on the auction, a list of what is for sale, and to see some photos, check out the auction flyer on the Stearns County website at www.co.stearns.mn.us.
Eden Valley-Watkins School ISD #463 is conducting a school census during the months of September/October and you may be contacted by our census taker. This census is only for households with children who live within our district. Please contact the superintendent’s office if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.
Stearns County Human Services is looking to get input from the public on its Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement/Plan. Throughout the month of September and into early October, Stearns County Human Services will be accepting public comment on the MFIP Plan.
Minnesota Statute requires counties to have an approved MFIP Plan to receive consolidated funds. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) with information about services and strategies to meet state established outcomes with the goal of increasing the economic stability of low income families served with consolidated funds. The plan identifies an assessment of ongoing needs of families and children within program areas, resources available to address these needs, budgeting of allocated resources, and community participation and review in the planning and development.
Copies of the draft MFIP Plan can be found on the Stearns County website at www.co.stearns.mn.us, or contact Peggy Sammons at (320) 656-6017, or (800) 450-3663 ext. 6017, or by e-mail at peggy.
Comments on the above plan will be accepted until Oct. 10, 2013. Written comments should be submitted to Peggy Sammons, Planning Coordinator, Stearns County Human Services, P.O. Box 1107, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, announces Eden Valley will receive a financing package of $1.3 million for replacement of both a Highway 22 water main and sewer.
There are three components to the package, issued by the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority: $697,316 in a principal forgiveness grant, a $470,625 loan at 1.463 percent interest, and a $174,329 loan at 1 percent interest.
Both loans carry 20-year terms and the PFA estimates the favorable financing will save local taxpayers around $150,000 when compared with current market rates.
“These are important projects for Eden Valley and it is good to see the terms of this package will save local taxpayers,” Urdahl said. “Congratulations to city officials for submitting a successful application and for showing a commitment to improving the drinking water and wastewater systems in town.”
The 23rd annual Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt is planned for Oct. 1-2, at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.
This year, 60 veterans with disabilities, ages 22-90, from around the state will participate, 16 of these veterans will be hunting from wheelchairs.
Participating veterans have served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Event sponsors include the St. Cloud VA Health Care System, Minnesota Army National Guard – Camp Ripley, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Event supporters include the following Minnesota veterans organizations:
• American Legion & Auxiliary
• Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary
• Veterans of Foreign Wars & Auxiliary
• Veterans 4 Veterans Foundation
• Paralyzed Veterans of America
Additional support is from Rice Sportsman’s Club, Minnesota Patriot Guard-Riders, Minnesota BPOE (ELKS), and Mid-West Outdoor Unlimited.