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THE TRIBUNE-P HONOGRAPH PUBLISHED IN ABBOTSFORD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1969
Church landmark now gone
A landmark of the early days of Abbotsford is in the process of being razed. The old Prebyterian church located just east of Decker’s Pharmacy is being demolished by Francis Melvin construction and plans are to make a parking lot there for the drug store. The lot is now owned John B. Wing of Marshfield.
The land purchased for the site of the First Presbyterian church was acquired from Owen Hughes for the sum of $1.00 and the church was built in 1895. Isaac Nelson was the building superintendent and his wages were $2.00 a day.
In 1925 that church was torn down and completely re-built with tile and stucco exterior.
When the decision was made to build a new church, the stained glass windows were incorporated in the new church and everything usable was moved to the new building, leaving the shell which is now being razed.
Colby High School Chorus to present play, Brigadoon The Colby High School chorus will present the Lerner and Lowe musical, “Brigadoon,” on Monday and Tuesday evening, November 24 and 25, in the Little Theater beginning at 8:15 p.m. Admission is $1.00 for adults and 50 cents for students.
Brigadoon is the story of two American hunters who discover a unique town in the highland mist of Scotland. One falls in love with a Scottish girl. The story is built around the back that this town appears out of the clouds for one day every one hundred years.
The play is under the direction of Miss Delores Beaudette.
THE TRIBUNE-P HONOGRAPH PUBLISHED IN ABBOTSFORD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1989
Clark County tax rate is 20% higher than in 1989
The Clark County Board adopted a 1990 budget last week which will require a tax levy of $4,792,724 and a tax rate of $8.59 per thousand. The levy is 12% above this year’s figure of $4,282,000, and due to devaluation of land in the county, the 1990 tax rate increase of $1.43 per thousand represents just under a 20% hike from this year’s $7.16. The county will spend a total of $27,674,575 in 1990, compared to $24,191,477 in 1989.
The proposed budget came in somewhat higher during the Nov. 16 meeting of the board, but a motion to cut $150,000 from the Health Care Center’s $9,429,153 budget was approved, slicing 27 cents per thousand from the proposed tax rate.
Considerable cutting had been done, in fact, between the reception of department head requests this fall and the final vote last week. Original proposals had put the level at $5,802,000, which would have resulted in a tax rate of $10.19 per thousand.
Included in the cutting was a reduction of $200,000 in the proposed capital equipment budget for the Highway Dept., which dropped that total from $487,000 to $287,000.
Last year a fund balance of $420,000 in the highway department was applied to the tax levy, and this year the supervisors increased that figure to $500,000. The levy for highway purposes was down $243,000 this year.
The largest single increase in this year’s budget was an approximate $555,000 jump in premium payments for the county’s self-funding health insurance program.