Tuesday, June 20, 2017
NEWS ROUNDUP: $9,000 In Delinquent Property Taxes In Dorchester Precinct
Nearly $9,000 In Delinquent Property Taxes In Dorchester Precinct: No one likes paying property taxes, which are too high in Nebraska. But property taxes are what fund our schools, cities and counties. When property owners are delinquent on their property tax payments, it creates an added burden for all of us. According to the latest report from the Saline County treasurer's office, there are nearly $9,000 in delinquent property tax bills in the Dorchester precinct alone. The owners of two Dorchester homes, one vacant lot, several main street commercial buildings, and two parcels of agricultural land had not paid their property taxes, according to the treasurer's list. (We were unable to determine if the owners have made the payments since the list was published earlier this year, or if an investor has paid the taxes for the owners in hopes of getting first chance to own the property him/herself.) See the entire 2017 Saline County delinquent property tax list here. (For property search and mapping, click here.)
Dorchester Preschool Hours Announced: As we reported a while ago, a Dorchester Public Schools-administered preschool is coming to town. Mrs. Alison Nickel was hired as DPS' Preschool Teacher for the school year beginning August 2017. School officials say she believes in creating a "caring, warm environment, where the children are exposed to play, social skills, and academic learning." Now we know the preschool's hours as announced on the DPS website. The 2017-2018 Dorchester Preschool hours are: AM Class (3 year-olds) will be 8:10 a.m. until 11:25 a.m. [Mondays-Thursdays]; and PM Class (4 year-olds) will be 12:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. [Mondays-Thursdays]. The first day for preschool is Monday, August 21. Questions? Call 402-946-2781.
Friend Hog Farmer Elected To Lead National Pork Group: Terry O’Neel, a pork producer from Friend, was elected as president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s June board meeting in Des Moines. O’Neel and his wife Diane own and operate O’Neel Farms, a farrow-to-finish pig farm that markets 12,000 pigs annually. In addition to pigs, O’Neel Farms also grows corn and soybeans on 700 acres. See more here.