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The Madison County Sheriff's Office has been receiving numerous phone calls from concerned citizens about receiving calls from the Social Security Administration.

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Two five-generation photos! In the (left) photo, baby Nolan Reuss is being held by Great-Great-Grandmother Eunice Deuel, and is pictured with Great-Grandmother Rhonda Collins, Grandmother Tonya Detlefsen and Mother Adeline Mauldin.

John Mitchell, a sophomore on the Creighton High School basketball team, recorded his 1,000th career point on Tuesday, Jan. 19, during a game against Hartington Cedar Catholic. He’s shown here with head coach Ryon Nilson (second from right) and assistant coaches Chase Maier (from left), Brady Brockhaus and Alan Oltjenbruns.

When arriving to the front door of Behavioral Health Specialists recently, a little frosty man was there to greet those entering. While not sure who the holly jolly artist was, he brought great joy to all who wander upon him. A nice reminder to “stay cool,” “stick together” and to “avoid meltdowns.”

On Christmas Day 2020, in Elgin, Dave and Pam Jochum, a.k.a. Grandma and Grandpa Jochum, got to spend some fun time outdoors with their granddaughters, Brooklyn, 6, Aubrey, 6, and Rylee, 4, making their very first “Elgin Snowman” that they named “Mr. John Deere”.   They are the daughters of Jarid and Jody Jochum of Lincoln.

St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center recently opened a visitation room so that visitors can safely be out of the elements and see their loved ones. In this picture, Sandy is visiting with her son and granddaughter while enjoying a meal together.

Approximately 100 people recently lined up to sing religious Christmas carols in support of 2-year-old Rory Laskowski, daughter of John and April, Laskowski, as she battles with a brain tumor.

Great Dane in Wayne recently hosted the mobile LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive at the Wayne Plant. Twenty-nine employees were eligible to donate and LifeServe was able to collect 32 units of blood from these donors. Nine of them were first time donors! With the units collected during this drive, LifeServe Blood Center will have the ability to save up to 96 local lives. Donors were able to have their blood checked for Covid-19 antibodies as well. This brings the total number of units collected to 89 at the Wayne plant during 2020, potentially saving 267 lives.

The City of Oakland was recently awarded a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant to purchase safety apparel. Kayla Eisenmenger, city clerk, applied for the grant made available to members of the League Association of Risk Management (LARM). Pictured from left are Gerald Groene (solid waste department), Brian Johnson (park and rec department), Daniel Tanksley III (water/sewer department), Mike Francis (street department) and Bryan Johnson (Street department). 

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Ella Bloomquist, 4, recently helped her grandmother, Luella Hodson, make and decorate gingerbread cookies. Before the cookies, they read the story of the Gingerbread Men. After baking, Ella helped decorate the Christmas tree.

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President Clark Froehlich presents a check to Rhonda Vogel who recently celebrated her 40th year of employment with the bank.

Just two examples of the many decorated trees west of bridge at Skyview Lake. Most of these trees also had lights installed on them.

Your friends at Anytime Fitness need you back, James Heller.  Hope to see you soon.  Pictured are Darlene Nordby (from right), Glen Nordby, Max Hansen, Brian Sibert, Silver Sibert and Cheyenne Murray.

Rotarians Dr. Jim Merritt (left), Gene Shermer (middle) and Andy Labenz (right) Eagerly erect the large outdoor nativity scene at the First Baptist Church in Norfolk, 404 W. Benjamin Ave. Rotary has been putting up the nativity scene since the 1980s, all in the spirit of the season.

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Knights of Columbus members held their annual Thanksgiving dinner for constituents of The Arc of Norfolk, although this year it was held safely by drive thru due to Covid-19. They served almost 200 self-advocates of The Arc of Norfolk, family members and support staff.

Candace Coover of Plainview participated in Wayne State College commencement on Nov. 20. She earned a degree in elementary education with minors in English as a Second Language PK-12 and reading/writing PK-6. She and her daughters, Genesis and Aurora Sinkler, decorated her hat for commencement with sparkles and their handprints and the message, “Reach for the Sky.’’

Doris Kingsbury of Norfolk holds the plaque she received from the Norfolk Airport Authority during its meeting on Nov. 9. Kingsbury retired after serving on the board for 30 years.

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In honor of the 2020 Veterans Day, Great Dane in Wayne took a few moments to salute their Veterans employees. Great Dane had their veterans pose, socially distanced, in front of a specially decaled Everest Super Seal trailer ordered by Kam-Way Transportation and built right here in Wayne America. The trailers are parked on the north and east edge of the Great Dane property in Wayne and will be there until Kam-Way comes to pick them up. The public is welcome to drive by and view these beautiful trailers. 

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In honor of the 2020 Veterans Day, Great Dane in Wayne took a few moments to salute their Veterans employees. Great Dane had their veterans pose, socially distanced, in front of a specially decaled Everest Super Seal trailer ordered by Kam-Way Transportation and built right here in Wayne America. The trailers are parked on the north and east edge of the Great Dane property in Wayne and will be there until Kam-Way comes to pick them up. The public is welcome to drive by and view these beautiful trailers. 

Jesse Oxner decorated his yard for Veteran's Day to honor our men and women in uniform, past, present and future.

Nolan McDonald, Kyler Carmichael, Ethan Kiichler, Ethan Neemeyer and Calen Mefford participated in unified bowling triangular in West Point recently. Participating schools were North Bend Central, West Point Beemer and Norfolk.

The 2020 season of the Norfolk Farmers Market concluded on Halloween. Vendors included Monica Bruning of rural Norfolk, who was joined by Mr. Bones (both shown above) and husband Kurt. The Brunings have been selling their produce at the market the past 25 years. The Norfolk Farmers Market, which dates to 1981, will resume next spring.  

The Orphan Grain Train recently delivered mums to residents at Norfolk Veterans Home and Heritage of Bel-Air Nursing Home to help lift the spirits of the residents during this long isolation period due to the Coronavirus.  Pictured is Marge Summers with her flowers at the Heritage of Bel-Air.

Earlier this month, Danielle Anderson of Norfolk and members of her family were one of three families to participate in the Hy-Vee Basket Bolt. Each family of four members raced to collect the most food items in the store over a 90-second window. The Anderson family won a $1,000 Visa gift card and was permitted to keep the groceries they collect over the competition. Pictured is Danielle Anderson (left), her sister-in-law, Miranda Paustian (middle); husband Alan Anderson; along with children Ethan, Hannah and Kaylin Pysher.

Veretta Koehler of Wisner was honored recently with a birthday drive-by parade with Wisner fire trucks and a long string of cars. In her 100 years, she’s never had the flu, she said, or gotten a flu shot, plus she gets a cold only every three years or so. Koehler, who lives in her own home, said, “As long as I’m healthy,  don’t care how long I live.”

The City of Yankton and the Yankton School District thank Annette and Jerry Kohoutek for their generous donation of five trees which were planted this past week at the Summit Activities Center.  The Yankton High School FFA class for helped plant, mulch and water in the donated trees, as well as secured a grant for purchasing more trees and that will be planted in the community this fall.

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The Humphrey St. Francis cross country team at the district meet at Pender with the team mascot, Flyer the Greyhound.

It was a beautiful day to enjoy St. John’s Lutheran Church's inaugural music festival on Saturday with the bands I Am They and Cain performing.

Senior Airman Seth Ruppert, left, and Staff Sergeant Zach Ruppert, sons of Adam and Anna Ruppert, serve in the United States Airforce. The two brothers recently got a chance to meet up in Kuwait while they were both deployed. This was the first time they had seen each other in over eight months. 

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Dennis Doering snagged this paddlefish on Oct. 1 at Gavin's Point Dam off the rocks. It weighed 50 pounds and was 51 inches long. It was a keeper!

The 2020 Nebraska State Shotgun Championship Match was held at Heartland Shooting Park in Grand Island recently. The Cuming County 4-H team of Beau Ruskamp, Andrew Borgelt, Ethan Wooldrik and Nathen Kaup placed first.

Many took advantage of the nice weather this weekend and enjoyed disc golf, walking, biking and fishing at Skyview Lake in Norfolk.

First Baptist Church in Norfolk was the scene of the Wonderful World of Weddings fashion show. This was part of the Women’s Connection festivities on Sept. 15. Ten models walked the runway showing off their mother-of-the-bride, mother-of-the-groom, bridal and flower girl dresses. Along with the models, there were 18 mannequin displays featuring bridal gowns from many decades and several generations. Sharon Lesser featured her husband’s grandmother’s bridal gown from 106 years ago. Barb Barr displayed her parents’ wedding attire from 70 years ago. This included Barb’s mother’s bridal go…

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Hope Colfack , 11, and Hannah Colfack, 10, of O’Neill were selected by the National Down Syndrome Association to be on the Jumbotron for the New York City Down syndrome walk. There were over 2,000 photos submitted and only 500 selected. 

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Unless, of course, this is the size of fish you catch.

The first practices for the Norfolk Family YMCA youth flag football leagues were held Monday at the fields south of the new fieldhouse addition. Teams consisting of area first- through sixth-graders will begin games later this month.


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