Year in Review 2017

Following is a review of 2017 Holstein Advance headlines from January through June.


The Ida County Board of Supervisors reduced the compensation board’s recommendation by 1 percent during the Dec. 29 meeting. The compensation board had recommended increasing elected officials’ pay 6 percent.

Stacey Schnuckel of Odebolt and Tyler and Amanda Schnuckel of Holstein made a trip to Rome as part of a 300-plus member choir that performed for Pope Francis.

Creston Schubert of Galva and Raymond Drey of Ida Grove are sworn in as new supervisors Jan. 3.

Mercedes Juelfs, a member of the Ridge View High School dance team and 5 Star Dance Competition team, recently participated in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl halftime show in Orlando, Fla.

Ridge View High School hosted a dance marathon Jan. 7 to raise funds For The Kids’ program.

The Diocese of Sioux City announces an updated plan with the Holstein parish to remain open.

Ida County Farm Bureau president Kyle Bennett of Galva receives the Outstanding County Award at the Iowa state annual meeting.

The Ida County Public Safety Commission reviews preliminary fiscal year 2018 budget. The total budget request is $1,432,858.

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