Published On: Thu, May 2nd, 2013

Ground broken for new library

WAUSA — A most beautiful, picture perfect day greeted the Lied Lincoln Township Library at the groundbreaking for the new Wausa library. The ceremony was held April 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. on the library  grounds. Many gathered, some with their lawn chairs, to enjoy the warm day and festivities. Mayor Bill Schumacher welcomed everyone and introduced Pastor Michelle Oetken, Thabor Lutheran Church, to give the blessing. He then introduced the members of the Lincoln Township Board, the Lincoln Township Library Board, the Lincoln Library Foundation Board, the Building Committee and the Library Director. All of these individuals have put in many hours of their time and efforts to make this day possible.

Next, Mayor Schumacher introduced Shane Clausen, of Clausen Brothers Contractors, who spoke on the years and efforts in making the new library a reality. Construction of the library will begin in June. State Senator Tyson Larson was present and spoke of the benefits a town receives from having a library and of the benefits that a new library will give to the people of Wausa.

The groundbreaking consisted of a representative from each board, plus Senator Larson, Shane Clausen and Virginia Lindquist, library director, each taking a gold shovel (thanks to the efforts of Fred Frank), and turning the dirt for the new library. Pastor Michelle then gave a blessing on the soil where the new library is to be built. Afterward, everyone enjoyed refreshments and visiting and looking ahead to the day when the new library will be a reality for Wausa.