Voters to consider BCS bond issue

 
‚ÄčSpeaker: Rex Pfeil, Blair Community Schools
 
Rex Pfeil, superintendent of Blair Community Schools, discussed the district's $19,635,000 bond issue on the May 10 primary election ballot. 
 
The school board voted 7-2 during a special meeting Feb. 23 to approve moving forward with a bond issue not to exceed $19,635,00. The board then unanimously approved passing a resolution to call for an election. Amendments to the proposal, prior to the vote, pared down the cost by 2.22 percent.
 
Pfeil said that a citizens committee is being formed to publicize the upcoming bond issue to residents. 
 
This will be the first bond issue BCS has pursued since voters approved one in 2007 to build Deerfield Primary School and construct additions/renovations at Blair High School and North Primary School. 
 
October Student of the Month
 
 
Rotary's Student of the Month for October is Collin McClain. He plans to study elementary or special education after graduation.
 
He is pictured with his parents, Amy and Aaron McClain, Rotary President Chris Boswell and Scholarship Committee chairperson Amy Hansen. 
 
Public invited to annual hospital meeting
 
Rotarian Dan Hunt, who serves on the Memorial Community Hospital & Health System board, encourages members to attend the annual hospital meeting at 6 p.m. April 6 at MCH&HS. The public can provide input on health care issues and learn more about the hospital. The public may also participate in the vote for new board members.