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.
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).
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.
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.
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.’’
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.
Submitted by Mick Kemp, photo by Michael J. Carnes
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