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May 2, 2016
Council to consider new rules on the lake, loitering
Dust off the rule book, because Mitchell could add several new regulations to city code. A handful of updates to city code will reach the Mitchell City Council at Monday night's regular meeting, including two meant to assist in the cleanup effort at Lake Mitchell, two regarding pedestrian...
May 2, 2016 - 10:53am
April 29, 2016
Glad You Asked
Q: When will the fishing pier at Lake Mitchell on West Harmon Drive be moved back into place for the summer? A: The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is waiting for a warm and calm day to install the city's user-friendly dock. Park Supervisor Steve Roth said the wooden fishing...
April 29, 2016 - 5:02pm
April 27, 2016
Lake board plans field trip to Carter Lake
The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee is taking a field trip. Mayor Jerry Toomey and committee members Joe Kippes, John McLeod and Mark Puetz will head down to Carter Lake, Iowa, Thursday to meet with locals about Fyra Engineering, the company that has pitched a preliminary lake restoration...
April 27, 2016 - 7:03pm
April 23, 2016
LETTER: Starve the algae on Lake Mitchell
To the Editor: I have lived on Lake Mitchell for 50-plus years. I've watched it go to pot every year since it was dredged and the cattails removed...
April 23, 2016 - 9:50am
April 12, 2016
Board recommends barring lawn, leaf and tree debris loading in Lake Mitchell
The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee is taking lake restoration one step at a time. At the monthly meeting Tuesday at the Mitchell Recreation...
April 12, 2016 - 6:23pm
OUR VIEW: Lake Mitchell property owners should consider zero phosphorus fertilizer in future
Spring means it's time to get those lawns glowing again, but using fertilizer for Lake Mitchell homeowners may mean a different green substance sprouting. Lake Mitchell's algae problems have been well documented. But the exact cause, or causes, has yet to be determined. Among the...
April 12, 2016 - 10:19am
April 9, 2016
LETTER: City could try testing lawns around the lake
To the Editor Recently, there have been numerous comments on the effect phosphorus may be having on Lake Mitchell's algae problem, and that perhaps the fertilizers lake residents are using might be a contributor to the problem. For more than a decade I've worked on a lawn, nearly...
April 9, 2016 - 10:24am
April 8, 2016
Lake board not likely to consider $73K study in April
The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee is not expected to consider recommending a $73,725 lake study for at least another month. Mayor Jerry Toomey told The Daily Republic Thursday that the committee hopes to take a trip down to Carter Lake, which lies on the border of Iowa and Nebraska...
April 8, 2016 - 5:24pm
March 26, 2016
LETTER: Back to common sense on Lake Mitchell algae
To the Editor: Finally some common sense. This is in response to Rick Kriese's column on March 21. Mr. Kriese is a certified crop adviser and...
March 26, 2016 - 8:46am
March 21, 2016
OPINION: Look beyond just Firesteel Creek for Lake Mitchell's high phosphorus levels
Before the city makes any assumptions about the Firesteel Creek being the supply source for the phosphorus in Lake Mitchell, let's take a hard look at all of the phosphorus sources around the lake. In 2001, I had many conversations about Lake Mitchell with water district managers,...
March 21, 2016 - 5:20pm
March 19, 2016
LETTER: Don't let cows into creek that feeds lake
To the Editor: Have you ever gone under the bridge and into the canal during the summer at Lake Mitchell? Well, sometimes you will find a herd...
March 19, 2016 - 9:56am
March 9, 2016
Mayor remains convinced lake restoration study is best option
Mitchell's mayor hopes to see a $73,725 lake restoration study to earn committee support by April. Mayor Jerry Toomey said he's looking to the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee to make a decision whether to recommend the proposal from Omaha-based water resource specialists Fyra Engineering...
March 9, 2016 - 6:26pm
March 7, 2016
Council hears first phase of lake restoration plan
A water resource specialist attempted to clear the water on Monday about his company's plan to restore Lake Mitchell. About three weeks after Councilman Dan Allen said the city should avoid doing any more studies regarding Lake Mitchell, Fyra Engineering's John Holz ensured the Mitchell...
March 7, 2016 - 10:39pm
Council to hear lake restoration plan
The Mitchell City Council is expected to hear a presentation regarding lake restoration from the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee. The presentation will be held during the Finance Committee meeting beginning at 6:40 p.m. on Monday in Council Chambers at City Hall. At the most recent...
March 7, 2016 - 10:33am
February 18, 2016
Lake Mitchell soil samples collected day after approval
Fewer than 24 hours after the Mitchell City Council approved it, a soil study on Lake Mitchell was conducted Wednesday afternoon. Omaha, Nebraska-based Fyra Engineering, a company that specializes in water resources, gathered core samples of the lake on Wednesday in an effort to determine...
February 18, 2016 - 10:34am