The Shelton Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school budget during the September monthly meeting on Monday, September 14. Public hearings were held on the property tax request and the proposed 2020-2021 budget prior to the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. The board also discussed and acted on a policy for admissions of part-time students, the social security deferral program for staff, and reviewed data on classroom observations in the current reality.
Par Williamson was crowned 2020 Wood River Rural High Homecoming Queen and Dylan Alvarado King, on Friday, September 18, after a week of homecoming activities at Wood River Rural. Members of the royal court included Boston Boucher, Baylie Codner, Sage Gideon, Keely Wiese, Carson Thompson, Cade Huxtable, Austin Buettner, and Devin Jepson.
After a special budget meeting held on August 31, the Gibbon Board of Education tabled a decision on the 2020-21 budget and tax asking. The sticking point among board members at that meeting was whether or not to leave the general fund levy at $1.01 or lower it to $1.00 per $100 of valuation.
Members of Shelton American Legion Auxiliary Post #297 honored Helen Smith (seated) for her 75 years of continuous membership in the Auxiliary at a get together on Friday, September 18, at the Shelton Legion Hall. She was cited as an outstanding contributer to the accomplishment of programs. Present to honor Mrs. Smith were, standing, left to right, Elizabeth Paes, Department of Nebraska President; Lois Ruyle, Shelton Auxiliary President; and Nancy Harrold, District 6
With the year 2020 being one of the most trying and uncertain in recent memory, the Wood River Ministerial Association (WRMA) continues to offer aid to members of the community in different ways through its Assistance Program.