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Local Landmark Reports Paranormal Activity

The century-old Holden landmark – Miller Mausoleum – continues to fascinate and pique the interest of locals as more interesting details are revealed about the property north of Holden. Holden natives have long been interested in the history and background of the park grounds and mausoleum. Construction of the unique landmark began in 1917 and…

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BPW Discusses ARPA Funds; Presentation Given

Discussion about the Holden water system and the possible use of monies from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program were the main topics when the Board of Public Works (BPW) met May 3. Tony Lerda, Water Superintendent, gave a Power Point presentation regarding needed improvements and ARPA funds that could be utilized. These included:…

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Yoss Bros. Raises $1,000 for Foundation

The Holden Foundation was presented with a donation of $1,000 from a “Good Friday’ Fundraiser hosted by Yoss Bros., April 15. The donation was presented by store manager, Caleb Frazier. The fundraiser was the sixth one hosted by Yoss Bros. for the Holden Foundation since 2018. The total donations from Yoss for all six fundraisers…

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Cruise Nights Return to Holden; Join the Fun

The wildly popular Cruise Nights return to downtown Holden tomorrow evening! Get your cherry hot rods and vintage vehicles ready to show off to the community, as the first Cruise Night is set for tomorrow (Friday, May 6), on 2nd St. The street will once again be closed to thru-traffic for the safety of everyone…

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Community Invited to Pray for Our Nation

When we gather as a community on Thursday, May 5 (tonight) for the National Day of Prayer observance, we are carrying on the legacy of our forefathers, who recognized the need for our nation to be blessed by the hand of Almighty God. Holden’s National Day of Prayer event will be held tonight starting at…

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Council Approves Special Election for Sales Tax Renewal

The Holden City Council, including newly-elected members, met in regular session on April 12 to conduct city business. Following an invocation by Pastor Tim Whitmore, Mayor Ray Briscoe, presiding at his first meeting since being elected, gave a first and second reading of Bill No. 04-02-2022. Bill No. 04-02-2022 is an Ordinance calling for a…

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BPW Hears Of Missed Opportunity

Holden Water Superintendent Tony Lerda told the Holden Board of Public Works (BPW) the city missed out on a big opportunity when the (former) City Council did not take advantage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies to make needed infrastructure improvements. Lerda made the statement at the beginning of the April 5 meeting…

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Council Approves Election Results; Accepts Resignations

The former administration of the Holden City Council met in regular session on April 12, to certify April 5 General Municipal Election results. Former Mayor Liz Weeks called the meeting to order and read Bill No. 04-01-2022, an ordinance certifying election results from the April 5 election. Included in the reading were all election total…

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