Author: Mark Chreene

It was a short agenda for the special session of the Minden City Council on Monday afternoon. The council voted 4-0 (Herbert Taylor absent) to appoint Jason Scott Lee, Police officer for the City of Minden Police Department. Also after a brief discussion over verbiage in a proposed ordinance regarding alcohol sales, the council, by […]

The March meeting of the Webster Parish School Board began with the swearing in of a new board member. Mrs. Glenda Broughton was sworn in to fill her late husband, Ronnie Broughton’s term as District 6 school board member until a special election can be held later this year. Mr. Rodney Taylor of Taylor and […]

Resignation: Catherine Gish, Teacher, Phillips Elementary, effective January 31, 2020 Vondrick Johnson, Paraprofessional, Minden High School, effective February 5, 2020 Bridget Martin, Teacher, Phillips Elementary, effective January 31, 2020 Michael Martin, Teacher, Lakeside Junior/Senior High School, effective February 21, 2020 Lori Stafford, Teacher, Phillips Elementary, effective March 16, 2020 Dana Woodfin, Teacher, North Webster Upper […]

The 78th Annual Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held Tuesday night at the Minden Civic Center. Winners of this year’s awards included: Small Business of the Year – Spillers Appliance Business of the Year – Fibrebond Business Person of the Year – Larry Gipson Community Partners of the Year – Louisiana Adult & […]

It was a very light meeting at Tuesday’s meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury. Prior to the regular meeting, the Jury held a public hearing to hear comments on the proposed Revocation of Wren Road and Nitro Chip Road. Having no comments the Jury moved to the regular meeting with a light agenda. On […]

After several months of contentious meetings, the March Minden City Council was a normal meeting for the most part. The only contentious moments concerned the adding of an item to the agenda. Prior to the start of the regular agenda, Mayor Terry Gardner requested that an item be added to approve a Police Department hire […]

The 2020 Apache Princess Pageant was held Friday, February 28 at the Minden Civic Center. Results are: Apache Princess 2020, Haley Self; 1st Runner Up, Anna Claire Lemoine; 2nd Runner Up (tie), Emma Earnhardt and Emma Pitman; and Miss Congeniality, Molly Fowler. KBEF Photo Sara Chreene | Apache Princess 2020 Haley Self. KBEF Photo Sara […]

While the long-awaited Alcohol ordinance was finally addressed after being approved by voters last November, the Employee Manual continued to be the big hang up among the Minden City Council at Tuesday night’s special meeting. The calling of the meeting was to approve the alcohol ordinance, which has been the subject of several Council workshops […]

It’s been a week since the 44th annual Minden St. Jude Auction wrapped up with another record-breaking year. The auction raised $1,652,889; which was $13,834 more than last year’s record number. While we made a lot about this year being the year we broke the $20 million mark in all-time funds raised for St. Jude, […]

Three seniors at Minden High School will be moving on to play on Saturdays after signing their letters of intent on Wednesday. Seniors Bobbie Britton, Seth Johnson, and Jadarrius Winans all made their announcement Wednesday afternoon at the Minden High Cafeteria. Bobbie Britton announced his signing at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas. […]


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