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After delaying trash pickup a week after last week’s winter storms, city of Minden residents will have to wait one extra day. Minden Mayor, Terry Gardner, announced that trash pickup for Minden will be Saturday, February 27. Gardner said that the delay was requested by Republic Services because the Claiborne Parish Police Jury and Claiborne […]

A vaccination clinic will be held in Minden on Tuesday, February 23rd from 10:00am -2:00pm at the Minden Fairgrounds located at 800 Goodwill Street, Minden, LA 71055. When arriving at the fairgrounds, you will need to enter from Clerk Street onto Council Street and go to the livestock building (green building past the main fair entrance). […]

While Covid-19 made for a very unusual and subdued Minden-St. Jude Auction, the virus was unable to slow the fundraising efforts for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. While on Sunday night, the auction appeared to be $47,540 off of last year’s record total. However, on Monday the winner of the Grand […]

New Hires:  Lucas Darbonne, Teacher, Minden High School, One-Year-Only, replacing Garrett Nyegaard who resigned, effective January 15, 2021.  Travis Frazier, 12 Month Custodian, Webster Junior High School, replacing Booker Lewis who retired, effective January 4, 2021.  Nova Gavin, Food Service Technician, Phillips Elementary, replacing Esther Harris who retired, effective January 13, 2021. Twanna Hawthorne, Teacher, […]

It was a light meeting for the Webster Parish Police Jury on Tuesday. The Jury approved several board appointments: Sarepta Fire District #5 Appointment of Rev. Todd Pickard to replace Mack Garrett for the term of January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.  Reappointment of Mike Corley to a 2 year term from January 1, […]

The Webster Parish School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday. The meeting began with the recognition of Taylor and Sons Employee of the Month, Ms. Katelin Breaux, Ag Teacher at North Webster High School.  The board heard a recommendation from the Calendar Committee to consider adopting the 2021-2022 school calendar,  but by a vote […]

A light agenda awaited the Minden City Council on Monday night. The council had just a few items on the agenda for the February meeting, including the lease/purchase of a new street sweeper. The street sweeper is on a 7 year lease/purchase agreement which at the end of the 7 years, will belong to the […]

Wednesday was not only a Presidential Inauguration day, but the beginning of a three -day qualifying period for the March 20th election. While there are several local races of interest, there are also some statewide positions to be elected as well. Here’s breakdown of all positions as of Wednesday afternoon: BESE District 4: Shelly McFarland […]

Editor’s Note: Filing period for the Minden City Council for District A and District D seats is January 20-22, 2021 for the March 20th special election. Any qualified candidate that would like to make an announcement regarding their candidacy, may send their information to KASO/KBEF Radio, 410 Lakeshore Dr. Minden, LA 71055 or email news@kbef.com. Deadline […]

RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech interim head coach Bianca Duran announced Thursday the addition of Megan “Roo” Johnson to the Lady Techsters softball coaching staff. Johnson, a two-time All-American during her playing days at Otero Junior College and UT-Tyler, comes to Tech following a decade-long stint as a coach on the college, high school and […]


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