The 2019 Ladies Guild Luncheon and Retro Fashion Show, held Nov. 7, was an amazing success. Over 100 women filled the NAC gallery to eat a delicious seasonal meal and see amazing fashions from the 1940s through the 1980s. The clothing was all donated and modeled by women from the Ladies Guild. Every year the Guild donates all the proceeds from this event to the Art Center. 

Norfolk Elk longevity members were recently invited for cake and coffee and were presented with pins. In attendance were 50-year members Howard Leshovsky and Ron Skiff; 60-year members Tom Dover, Warren Monson and Bob Huntley; and 55-year member Robert Dillon, who lives in North Carolina, was sent his pin. 

Jason Thiele, wildlife biologist with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, and Patrick Cowsert, soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, visit with students about the importance of wetland plants and animals as they examine portions of Gilman Park in Pierce. Eleven high schools were represented at the 30th anniversary of Wonderful World of Water, a competition for ninth and 10th graders.

Norfolk Elks Lodge 653 was one of many booths at the National Night Out event in Central Park in early August. They played a Plinko game for prizes and handed out drug awareness material. 

Five generations: Great-great-grandma Marie Aase-Borgman holding 5-month-old Sage Sears, great-grandma Sandy Duncan, mom Tatum Sears and grandpa Greg Preister.

Jaxon Ebeling helping Grumpa put up German flags in preparation for last weekend's Oktoberfest.

Trinity Lutheran Elementary School in Hoskins recently received a first place award in the school recycling category from Keep Nebraska Beautiful. In all, 14 students spent about 30 minutes each week collecting paper, amassing some 16,000 pounds by the end of the school year. The group also hosted an electronic recycling center for the town. As a result, Hoskins residents feel like they live in a cleaner community, showing once again that even the youngest among us can inspire great things.

The 2020 Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Paris area travel group held an educational, get-acquainted lunch at Napolis in late summer. Pictured are M. Nuttleman (from left), Mrs. Simpson (group leader), B. Shively, R. Boyer, M. and S. Easland, J. Jaquez, S. Nuttleman, C. Pritchett and J. Simpson. G. Day, C. and C. Klein, and E. Schmucker were unable to attend.

Two-year-old Jase Dvorak of Pierce climbing the fridge for the next “America Ninja Warrior Toddler.”

On June 12, the Norfolk Elks Lodge #653 conducted a Flag Day ceremony at the Norfolk Veterans Home. Ice cream was enjoyed after the program that was donated by Hiland Dairy. A Flag Day ceremony was also conducted at Norfolk High.

Rotarian Dr. Dave Merritt, received the the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. This award is one of the highest honors Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are Rotarians and community professionals, in recognition of their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.” This honor accompanies a donation of $1,000 or more, in the recipient’s name, to Rotary International’s “Annual Program Fund,” which supports Rotary’s world-wide programs. This is Dave's second time receiving the award.

Four generation photo — from 2 years to 97 years. Pictured is Lucy and mother Kara Hilzer of Lincoln, great-grandmother Darlene Barrett of Madison and grandmother Kay Maize of Lincoln.

The 2019 Boy and Girl State representatives recently reported on their experience at Boys and Girls State held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the American Legion Family Post 16 of Norfolk. Each year the Legion family sponsors young men and women to attend. Pictured is Jacob Rusk; and Ashley Myers (from left), Logan Brtek and Mason Borgman. 

I told my 14-year-old to find something to do and this is what he did.

Great-granddaughter Suttynn, with her mom, Skye, was excited to see the firetruck with flashing lights, leading the parade during the Battle Creek Summer City Fest.

Rotarian James Merritt (right) received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for the second time. The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honors Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are Rotarians and community professionals, in recognition of their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “Service above self.” This honor accompanies a donation of $1,000 or more in the recipient’s name to Rotary International’s “Annual Program Fund,” which supports Rotary’s world-wide programs and local service programs.

Simon and Ruthie Lingenfelter, 4, won the Duck N Run at the recent Fit N Fun Family Festival at the Chuck M. Pohlman Complex. They are the children of Kyle and Katie Lingenfelter of Columbus.

On his 101st birthday, Keith Roll got on a motorcycle and went on a ride with his godson, Steve Rokahr.

On a warm summer day, the kitty got a cool drink of water and there were plenty of butterflies out.

Back to school carnival at St. John's Church in Norfolk on Wednesday evening.

This sign, erected two miles north of Norfolk, was damaged in the March flood. Renner Wraps offered to remake the sign at no charge. The new sign is now in place, and all should appreciate the message the sign delivers. 

Children attending Vacation Bible School at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk recently packaged Heart-y Soup sacks that were donated to the Norfolk Food Pantry. Each packet contains all the ingredients to make eight one-cup servings of soup. Funding for the soup was donated by Thrivent Action Dollars.

Wilma Dopson, 92, is a 72-year member of American Legion Auxiliary 88. Her husband, Virgil H. Hansen, joined the U.S. Navy on Aug. 4, 1943, and served on the USS Denver where he worked on the radar system. He was discharged on May 11, 1946. Mrs. Dopson has held most offices in the Auxiliary through the years. She is still serving as a color bearer and treasurer.

ContiTech USA celebrated 40 years with an event at Divots with the Fastenal  race car and a Continental tire semi on display. Bill Webbert (pictured) and others enjoyed the display.