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Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant, Mayor

I'm both excited and honored to be your mayor. I, along with the town council and other important partners, have plans and projects that will impact our town in a positive way. I want to use this blog to help keep you informed about the who, what, where, when, and why of Nickelsville happenings. Our town motto, Growing Together, embodies two of our main goals... growing together economically and growing together as a community.
Mar 7, 2015
I am glad that winter is almost over. After the ground thaws, Funk Drillling will begin work on our new well project. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we only have to drill a short distance to hit the water table and that the water can be pumped straight into the system. We will also be adding generators to our well houses and adding upgrades to the water plant. Speaking of the water plant please welcome Aneshia Stidam, our new water plant operator and Jim Stidam, our new waste water operator. Both, along with Bobby Carr and Randale Sampson have been working hard during the past month keeping the wastewater and water plants operational during the inclement weather. I am excited to announce that the town received a full grant thru Lenowisco PDC for a Multi-site Water Line Replacement project. The project will address excessive water loss; non-compliant pressure and flow; under sized lines; and, inoperable valves and fire hydrants. It will replace undersized ¾ inch through 8 inch aluminum, galvanized and PVC pipe, with property sized C900 PVC or ductile iron, as required for the project. The replacement will improve water pressure and flow to approximately 32 connections, of which 81% may be considered low-to-moderate income. The project will have a positive impact on reducing system- wide water loss. We would like to thank Lane Engineering and Lenowisco PDC for the hard work that was put forth to bring both of these projects to fruition.
 
Nov 20, 2014
Start the season’s first fire, dig out your favorite snuggly wrap, and let that frigid air turn you inside to enjoy all the warm pleasures of your home this Thanksgiving week. Spend some quiet time reflecting on what blessings have been bestowed upon you this past year and give thanks for them. The holidays can be quite hectic, so plan a day to unwind. Come and spend some time with us in our quaint little town enjoying all the Christmas festivities on Sunday, December 7th starting at noon. Plan on eating at the Townhouse for lunch. Meals of Love will be serving up a variety of soups and grilled cheese sandwiches for a love offering. Take in a demonstration of chair caning by Rex McCarty while at the Townhouse. Then stroll down the street to pick up some goodies to eat. Don’t forget to visit our local crafters that will be set up at the new HealthCare Complex. This is a great opportunity to pick up those holiday gifts. Young and old alike will enjoy visiting with Santa Claus and taking in the parade that starts at 3:00 pm. The town’s Christmas tree will be lit at 4:30 pm with a short service and caroling. End the evening with the Scott County Community Choir, which will be presenting their Cantata at the Nickelsville United Methodist Church at 5:00 pm.
 
Oct 5, 2014
Fall is finally is here! There was a chill in the air yesterday, but that did not keep the visitors away from Bush Mill Day 2014. Coats and gloves kept the cold air at bay so everyone could enjoy all of the festivities at hand. My husband Joe and I chose to ride the MEOC bus shuttle from the Elementary School to the mill. After a short trip down the hill, Bush Mill Day was in full gear when we arrived. Our first stop was listening to the story teller, I sat down and listened a bit while Joe drifted over to the apple butter making tent to take some pictures. Joe and I met back up in the Ruritan cabin to peruse the craft items, he actually bought me a couple of fall pictures. You do not come to the festival without seeing the star attraction - the mill in action. Upon entering the mill, corn mill dust was in the air and no one escaped without some on them. One of our millers, Herb looked like someone had dumped a bag or two of corn mill on him. Visitor’s young and old were interested in the milling process. Glen, Herb and Susan were on hand to talk to anyone that was interested. Live music, lots of food and of course fresh made apple butter was to be had. The temperature may have taken a nose dive, but that did not stop the fun and excitement. Please check out the upcoming Bush Mill Day 2014 page. Fodder Shocks and orange ribbon dawn the street signs through the town. I would like to thank Walter Manis and George Isaacs for providing the Fodder Shocks to the town. George Isaacs, Teresa Sluss, and Betty Salyer were instrumental in putting the fall decorations up. Throughout the town, residents are showing their fall spirit. Pumpkins, scarecrows, fodder shocks, fall wreaths and mums are adorning Nickelsville homes. It looks like the autumn fairy has been to our town.
 
Sep 9, 2014
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Nickelsville who exercised their right to vote in our town's recent election. My goal is to serve you with integrity and respect while keeping the priorities of our town in mind. Thank you for your vote of confidence.