Podunk Board President Mike Wilcox came to moderate the Podunk Village Board meeting, a forum providing an opportunity for people to vent whatever frustrations they had and make suggestions. By keeping open ears and listening carefully, both Mike and Roger Moss elicited a number of good ideas and answered questions about issues people had. The entire mood of the meeting was to own the problems and keep looking to next year's solutions, many of which had already been noted and addressed.
Nu Blu has emerged out of North Carolina during the past five or six years to become a well known band on the national stage. They arrived at Podunk after a five day drive returning from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where they performed at the Blueberry Festival there. Musically, their sound ranges from strongly traditional to a more progressive edge, without ever losing their audience. Carolyn Routh is an able song writer whose voice delivers her plaintive love stories and fervent gospel tunes. Daniel Routh's vocal harmony supports Carolyn well, and he takes lead on several songs. Levi Austin on banjo and Austin Koerner on mandolin round out this increasingly visible band.