The City of Valentine was recently awarded a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for use at the Frederick Peak Golf Course. Pictured is the City of Valentine golf course superintendent, Jacob Feuhrer, with the new defibrillator.
Riley Ingebritson, the son of Tracy and Paul Brandt of Norfolk, recently received his Eagle scout ranking. His Eagle project was to raise funds for two new recyclable benches located at the Bel Air School playground. "We didn’t have any benches when I was in school there, so that’s what I wanted to do as my project for my elementary school.”
The History Nebraska Board of Trustees recently awarded Betty Ewald as recipient of the 2021 Heritage Hero Award in recognition of her years of service to the Creighton Historical Center. She is pictured with History Nebraska board member Richard Herink who presented her with a commemorative pin and certificate.
Real Estate Solutions Team recently welcomed Will Abler from Real Reptiles to the office with special visitors including Steve the alligator, Ian the iguana, Gordy the Burmese python and others for a client appreciation event. Guests were also treated to gelato from MJ’s.
The Next Level Football Camp brought in over 160 area youth to the O’Neill area in July. The camp was held at the O’Neill High School Practice Field and was hosted by Husker football players Wyatt Liewer of O’Neill, Colton Feist of Yutan, Nash Hutmacher of Chamberlain, S.D., Trevin Luben of Wahoo, Lane McCallum of Norfolk and Alex Thramer of O'Neill who plays for Wayne State. Pictured from left are players from grades second-sixth along with players from seventh-eighth grade on the right.
Weston Jensen, 9-month-old son of Gary and Riley of Pigsah, Iowa, enjoys a little party with his favorite cow. Grandparent is Jenny Brockman of Omaha and great-grandparents are Tom and Lola Brockman of Norfolk.
Athletic director Jeff Bellar (left) and elementary principal Bill Lafleur are shown giving a thumbs-up to donors after Norfolk Catholic School recently welcomed its newest addition — a 2019 Thomas school bus. The entire price tag, estimated at just more than $70,000, was paid for 100% by contributions from donors or the Norfolk Catholic Booster Club.
Brix Kossmann, a recent Lutheran High Northeast graduate who is the son of Randy and Resty Kossmann of Battle Creek, completed his Eagle Scout project by building an octagonal gaga ball pit in the Battle Creek park. Gaga ball is a variant of dodgeball in which players throw the ball at each other and are eliminated if the ball strikes them on or below the knee. The project took him and his team three hours to construct. Kossmann is a member of Boy Scout Troop 198, and the project "not only made the park aesthetically appealing, but it should also provide another enjoyable activity for …
The U10 girls Norfolk Express soccer team, Rage, received first place in the Kris Walters Cup in Lincoln recently. Pictured in front from left are Reese Andreasen, Neely Kratochvil, Paxton Wolff, Kendal Langenberg and Camryn Mather; second row, Quinn Dennis, Hadley Fossum, Emery Hoffman, Leighton Konopasek, Kinley Hanna, Reese Svoboda, Avery Skalberg and Paislee Wachter; and back row, coaches Bryce Dennis, Adam Wachter and Lisa Langenberg.
Riley Prokop and Skyler Prokop, both of Thurston, competed in the Duo Driver Full Size Hobo class at Hawkeye Havoc in Onawa, Iowa, on Saturday, May 29th. Riley was in the driver's seat with steering wheel and Skyler was in the passenger seat with gas and brake pedal. In this class, 12 cars competed. Prokops earned 2nd place and the Dominator Award.
The Lutheran High Northeast 2021 department award winners are Temo Molina-Spanish (from left), Chloe Bitney-agriculture, Halle Berner-theology, Becca Gebhardt-mathematics, Maddie Becker-social studies, Garrett Boelter-physical education, Haydyn Beaudette-choir, Grant Colligan-band, Ashley Uecker-English, Leah Sugita-science Ryan Rose-Hancock-business and Jaguar Starkel-art.
Atkinson city clerk Nancy Kopejtka celebrated 40 years of service on April 28, 2021. Pictured are Atkinson city councilman Scott Shane (from left), president Jerry Osborne, mayor Paul Corkle, Nancy Kopejtka, councilmen Ron Krysl, Chuck Asher and Gary Lech Sr.
Part of Jacob Kubes' morning chores include getting eggs. Some hens are friendly, and some are mean and peck your hand when you get their eggs. This particular hen is nice and doesn’t mind being picked up and held. She will let you carry her around the barn and then put her back by her nest.
The City of Wayne Green Team presented the local Wayne area Boy Scouts Troop 174 with its Zero Hero award recognizing outstanding work in reducing, reusing and recycling within the community of Wayne. The Wayne Boy Scouts recycle paper and aluminum cans in the community, picking up items the third Saturday of every month for free from residential curbsides. They also accept paper and cans at the Wayne Recycling & Trash Center in separate containers. Over 20 Boy Scouts and their families participate in picking up cans and paper from Wayne homes each month, all as a free service. Pi…
Eagle Scout William Nathan Wetjen from Troop 653-Norfolk Elks was presented his flag that was flown over the United States Capitol for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. His project was completed with Mosaic of Norfolk. Posing left to right are Holly Wetjen, William Nathan Wetjen and Jesse Kittelson, Elks representative.