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  • Community cleanup set in Orchard

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 3, 2024

    Orchard trustees agreed to sponsor a community cleanup event when they met in regular session on June 10. According to village clerk Brenda Harrison, dumpsters are expected to arrive July 15. Additional information will be announced on the village's Facebook page. Trustees also approved hiring AMGL CPA, of Grand Island, to complete the yearly audit. The board requeted bids since Herley & Reinke CPA, of Norfolk, no longer conducts municipality audits. Harrison said three companies were...

  • Veterans honored with heartwarming Quilts of Valor, stitching together stories of bravery and sacrifice

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 25, 2023

    In a world that often moves at an unforgiving pace, it is essential to pause, reflect and express gratitude to those who have selflessly served our nation. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation, a heartfelt initiative that brings warmth and comfort to veterans, is doing just that. As the profound impact of the cherished quilts is explored, a tapestry of appreciation and compassion is uncovered, uniting soldiers, veterans and communities across the nation. Sunday, in Orchard, area residents who...

  • Orchard LB840 modification to be on fall general election ballot

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Sep 1, 2022

    Orchard residents will determine if the village's current LB840 formula will be adjusted, following approval of a resolution, Aug. 24, by village board members. Chairman Stephanie Cleveland addressed fellow trustees about reallocating the distribution of funds from the 1.5% sales tax on taxable sales within village limits. The current plan allocates 50% for economic development, with the remaining half going into village coffers. If voters approve the resolution, 25% would be earmarked for econo...

  • Orchard board addresses concerns during special meeting

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Aug 11, 2022

    Orchard village trustees discussed concerns about buckling gym floors and heating and cooling systems during a special meeting held July 25, at 6 p.m., at the former school site. Edges of the floor have been buckling from humidity, due to asbestos tiles below. In the past, Tony Tabbert, the school’s janitor, cut the floor, flipped tiles to relieve pressure, then glued it back down. Trustees discussed blocking edges of the gym for laser tag during Orchard Celebration Days, to prevent people f...

  • Lease agreements dominate Orchard village discussion

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Jul 28, 2022

    Discussion regarding lease agreements took precedence at the Village of Orchard Board of Trustees meeting held Monday, July 11. Trustees Glen Cheatum and Dwight VanOstrand were not in attendance of the meeting. Chairman Stephanie Cleveland addressed the status of several items at the community center. The shed has been cleared out and Jeff Shabram paid rent for the weight room through December. Officials are still waiting on lease and rental agreements, which will include utility costs, from vil...

  • Orchard trustees sift through thrift store proposal

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Jun 23, 2022

    It was business as usual as several motions passed during the Village of Orchard Board of Trustees meeting, June 13. Trustee Dwight VanOstrand was unable to attend the meeting. Shelly Strope and Bev Krutz talked with trustees about a proposed thrift store being housed in the former Orchard schoolhouse. Strope said after discussions with a lawyer, a lease to be located in the schoolhouse will be necessary. Strope asked if the thrift store could use the entire second floor Chairman Stephanie...

  • Orchard alumni hold reunion

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Jun 9, 2022

    On May 28, Orchard alumni met at the former school to share memories and meet classmates. Several graduates from classes in the 1930s and 1940s were on hand, including Betty Menning, Marvin Haswell, Maxine Haswell, Leland Stelling and Helen Wantz. The 50th year class - 1972 - and 25-year graduates, from 1997, were also recognized....

  • Despite wrench in plans, Orchard village will pursue former school building

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 31, 2022

    Village of Orchard officials will continue talks with the Summerland School board of education regarding the sale of the former Orchard school building and grounds. After listening to input from community members for nearly an hour, Monday evening, during a community meeting, village chairperson Stephanie Cleveland said she and trustee John Ferguson will meet with the school's Building and Grounds Committee members again April 1. Video of the Orchard community meeting available on the SAM YouTub...