Upcoming Events .
ANNUAL SEWER LINE CLEANING WILL BE OCTOBER 27 FOR THE SOUTH 1/3 OF TOWN. ANY RESIDENTS SOUTH OF THE CITY LAKE WILL BE AFFECTED.
NSCIO HALLOWEEN PARTY!!!
New Strawn Community Improvement Organization (NSCIO) will once again be hosting a Halloween Party from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31, at the New Strawn Community Building. Admission will be $2 per person for ages 4 and up. Children under age 4 will be free. This event is always a hit with lots of food and fun, including games with prizes, a costume contest and, of course, hayrack rides! If the hayrack rides don't come by your house and you would like to hand out candy to all the party goers, you can park at the library and participate in the 'trunk or treat'. The drivers will stop and allow you to approach the wagon and hand your treats out. The hayrack rides will start around 5:30 p.m. Make sure your kiddos bring their trick-or-treat bags with them! If you would rather just donate candy (or money) for the event, you can drop it off at City Hall any time before the week of Halloween and we'll make sure it gets added to the kids' treat bags. Or, if you would like to volunteer to help with the event, NSCIO is ALWAYS happy to welcome more members and "helping hands". A BIG 'thank you' to Brenda Klubek, who helps organize this event each year, and to all the other NSCIO volunteers who help make the 'magic' happen! For more information about the party, or to volunteer your time or candy, you can contact Brenda at (620)-364-4404.
DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET
The John Redmond Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) banquet fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at the New Strawn Community Building. Doors open and activities start at 5:30 p.m. A dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by the live auction and announcement of winners of the raffles and silent auction. Bring the family and come enjoy all the evening's festivities!
Advance ticket prices: membership w/dinner, $35; couple with dinner, $45; GreenWings (those under the age of 18), $15. You can contact Bob Hammond at (620)-203-0668 for tickets and further details.
CITY-WIDE FALL CLEANUP
New Strawn will once again be participating in the fall cleanup, which will be held throughout the county Oct. 13-18. County residents are allowed to use the landfill at no cost, during the designated week, with the exception of a few items. Any New Strawn residents wanting the City to pick up unwanted items can set them out curbside on the 13th and 14th and we will pick up and haul away free of charge for you.
NEW COUNCIL MEMBER
At the Sept. 4 Council meeting, the City Council accepted (with deepest regrets) a letter of resignation from Council member Matt Anderson, effective Aug. 8, 2014. Anderson, who was elected to New Strawn's City Council in April of 2013 and had served a little over a year of his term, cited person reasons and a new career opportunity for his resignation.
When an unexpected vacancy occurs on the Council, the mayor is tasked with making an appointment to fill the vacant seat. Mayor Petterson visited with several parties who were willing to step up and serve on the Council, before the September meeting, and his appointment of Patty Anderson to fill the vacancy was unanimously approved by the City Council.
Anderson stated she was thankful for the opportunity to serve New Strawn and would strive to do her best for our city. Anderson has been a resident of New Strawn for 30+ years.
CITY HALL & POST OFFICE CLOSINGS
The post office will be closed on Oct. 13th in Observance of Columbus Day. It will also close on Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 for Christmas and Jan. 1 for New Years Day.
City Hall will also be closed on Nov. 11, Nov. 27 & 28, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
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