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A Thurn in their sides

A Thurn in their sides

The McIntosh County Commission has about had it with McIntosh County Water Board Member Larry Thurn, who just won't take no for an answer when it comes to a drainage issue that impacted his and other properties during spring flooding this year and in years past.

Posted 8/21/19 (Wed) read more »

Wishek School Board mulls tax hike

Wishek School Board mulls tax hike

The Wishek School Board's preliminary budget, in its present form, calls for $3.06 million in expenditures and about $40,000 in new taxes. That would take the board from the current general fund levy of 68.17 to the maximum allowed 70 mill level. The mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to the assessed value of a property. One mill is one dollar per $1,000 dollars of assessed value. The Wishek School District's current valuation, according to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, is $9.4 million. Each mill generates about $9,400 for the district. That stands to rise once state-mandated property reassessments, which are ongoing, are complete, but those numbers aren't expected until November. Countywide, property valuations are up 6.7 percent in the past year. Overall, though, the budget is down from the current $3.25 million, which was projected to end with a $50,000-$60,000 deficit. Superintendent Shawn Kuntz said the surplus in the 2019-2020 budget may be around $70,000.

Posted 8/21/19 (Wed) read more »

Email No Longer in Use

Email No Longer in Use

The Wishek Star would like you to know that the wishekstar@gmail.com is no longer in use. Please send all email correspondence for the Wishek Star to redhead@drtel.net

Posted 1/09/19 (Wed) read more »

State taxable sales, Purchases up 10%

State taxable sales, Purchases up 10%

    Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger has announced that North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the second quarter of 2018 had increased by nearly 10 percent. Taxable sales and purchases for April, May and June 2018 were nearly $5.15 billion, a 9.46 percent increase over those months in 2017.

Posted 10/02/18 (Tue) read more »

Dangerous weed

Dangerous weed

Tom Peters worked to delay what he knew was inevitable: the arrival of Palmer amaranth in North Dakota.

Posted 9/05/18 (Wed) read more »

Open access

Open access

District 28 Rep. Jeff Magrum of Hazelton was successful Tues., Aug. 7, in a meeting of the Interim Judiciary Committee in amending a draft bill that would have limited public access to official business of county government.

Posted 8/22/18 (Wed) read more »

New generation

New generation

Preston Pfeifle, the fourth generation auto dealer with Pfeifle Chevrolet-Buick, mingled with droves of attendees of the Pfeifle 100th Anniversary on Saturday.

Posted 8/15/18 (Wed) read more »

100 Years

100 Years

The fourth generation has joined Pfeifle Chevrolet-Buick.

Posted 8/08/18 (Wed) read more »

Ag Leaders

Ag Leaders

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., met last week with seven North Dakota FFA state officers to discuss the next generation of agriculture leadership and the work they are doing to better their rural communities.

Posted 8/01/18 (Wed) read more »

Road scholars

Road scholars

McIntosh County commissioners have settled on a contractor for a proposed road shop.

Posted 7/25/18 (Wed) read more »

 
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