Archive | October 3, 2013

Festival to bring attention to rebirth of downtown

Staff Reports For the first time in its six years, the annual Oakland in October Festival will be held in historic downtown Oakland. The public event with free entertainment and a variety of activities benefitting local groups will be held on Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Downtown is experiencing a rebirth,” said […]

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Cleaning Up

The Town of Oakland hosted Project Downtown Clean-Up Saturday in an effort to clean up Main Street before this weekend’s annual Oakland in October Festival. Mayor Chris Goodman, Aldermen Kelly Rector and John Troncone, and Chamber Director Pattie Krepela were among those who helped.

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West girls finish first season

The West Junior High School girls’ soccer team recently finished their inaugural season. Back row, from left, are Coach Steve Allshouse, Jennifer Luna, Emily Reimold, Jada Lurry, Nikki Dunger, DeJean Still, Coach Neal Halvorson, Madison Treat, Madison Alberding, Savannah Ginn, Kim May, Selena Perry and Coach JD Carson. Front row, from left, are Madilyn Halvorson, […]

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Ordinance would allow private parks as permitted use in residential districts

By Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would allow private parks in the town’s residential districts. Board members took the action during their Sept. 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Billy Ray Morris and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. […]

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