Catwalk... The catwalk is situated above and between oxidation ditches 1 and 2 at the Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is under construction on Hughes Road. photo by Kory Hales
Aldermen pass "catch up" resolution
for return of $10,000 from state
Odessa Board of Aldermen passed a resolution Monday night authorizing $10,000 spent two years ago in hopes of being reimbursed by the state.
The board also authorized the beginning of contract negotiations for outside EMS billing services during the 30-minute meeting.
Marcella McCoy, city clerk, was asked to speak on the $10,000 paid to Larkin, Lamp Rynearson, city engineers, for system upgrades to the yet-to-be-finished northwest wastewater treatment plant. Read more in The Odessan.
Travis Graham posts bond on July 15
Travis Graham, the only person referred to in court documents as having a gun during an incident which resulted in the shooting death of Randy Dyer in Odessa last month, has bonded out of the Lafayette County jail in Lexington.
Graham was released from jail on July 15. He posted $10,000 bond, 10% of the total set by the court.
Graham was charged with felony armed criminal action and felony assault on June 29, the day after the shooting. Read more in The Odessan.
Courtway found not guilty
A jury found Joe Courtway not guilty of assault in the first degree in a three-day trial held last week in Circuit Court I at the Lafayette County Courthouse.
Courtway was charged with assault of Paul Schwartze, his wife's uncle, in an October 28, 2012, dispute over hunting privileges at a farm on Weaver School Road.
Judge Dennis Rolf presided at the trial which featured seven witnesses for the prosecution and three witnesses, including Courtway, for the defense. A witness from Denver, Colo., also testified for Courtway. Read more in The Odessan.
W-N R-9 Board raises school lunch prices 10¢
Meal prices will increase and non-resident tuition will remain the same, the Wellington-Napoleon R-9 Board of Education decided July 22.
All meal prices will increase by 10¢ and non-resident tuition will remain at $9203.
Cheryl Dickey, board member, was absent. All other board members attended. Read more in The Odessan.