Lingle begins planning for centennial in ‘18

Lingle Town Council

LINGLE – The countdown is on. Lingle will celebrate its 100th birthday just shy of one year from now – the town was incorporated on Sept. 7, 1918.
The Lingle Town Council began preliminary discussions about the event at its meeting Wednesday night.
“I guess it’s time we start kicking it around to see who’s interested in our community … in forming a committee,” Mayor George Siglin said.
During the Lingle’s 75th celebration, the town commemorative items for sale, including belt buckles, hats, stickers, plastic cups and more.
Council member Kelly Greenwald inquired about a budget for the event.
“We’ve got to figure out how much we want to spend,”
Siglin said.
“It would be a good idea to put a committee together to discuss a budget … party, and bring it back to council and discuss what you guys think,” Clerk-Treasurer Michele Sussex said, adding she would be happy to be on the committee as it involves the
town’s budget.
“We could meet once a month, talk about things, get things rolling, (if we want a) band at the band shell, party at the park, freebies, giveaways,” she continued.
The council approved forming a committee to plan for the upcoming centennial.
Call Sussex at the Town of Lingle if you are interested in being a member of the 100-year celebration planning committee at (307) 837-2422.

In other business:
• The council approved paying bills in the amount of $105,337.71.
• Police Chief Endra Moen was not in attendance due to having foot surgery. She left a list with the mayor detailing 103 incidents since Aug. 23, 78 of which were traffic-related.
• Lingle Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kasey Bangerter reported six fires and five ambulance calls in August.
“The eclipse went rather well– we had zero incidences due to the eclipse,” he said. Bangerter added three firefighters began emergency medical training (EMT) class this week, bringing Lingle’s total number of EMTs to four if all successfully complete
the course.
“Hats off to those who are going,” Siglin said. “Tell them we appreciate it.”
• Sussex stated the town received multiple ‘thank you’ letters from individuals who visited Lingle for
the eclipse.
• Town maintenance assistant Jeremy Ochsner said the town’s chip seal project may begin next week, with an emphasis on 3rd Street.
• The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. at Lingle
Town Hall.

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