Central Plains Satelite

Rural Success Stories Sought

June 24, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Midstates Community and Economic Development planning committee is looking for people to share their story of what their community did to revitalize and enhance the quality of life for individuals living in their town or city. 

The 2010 conference theme will be “The Power of Partnerships” and will focus on such topics as going green, organic businesses, creative financing, innovative youth involvement, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Anderson Appointed Commander

June 24, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Lt. Col. Steven Anderson, a 1988 graduate of Pope John High School, and a 1992 graduate of the Air Force Academy has been appointed commander of the Operations Squadron of the 70th Intelligence Wing at Fort Meade, Maryland. 

Steve is the son of Harold and Joyce Anderson of Bellevue, NE.

Dwyer Named to NWU Dean’s List

June 24, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2008-2009 academic year.

A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for 12 or more hours of coursework to qualify for the list.

Matthew Paul Dwyer, from Elgin, has earned Academic Honors.

Score Among 26 Students In Biomedical Research Project

June 24, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Every year a new group of INBRE scholars comes to UNMC, Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to learn about biomedical research. 

This year brings an eclectic mix of students including a 15-year-old who is the youngest ever to enter the program, a psychology major who would like to be a dentist, and an expectant mother. 

The Institutional Development Award Program (IDeA) Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program is overseen by James Turpen, Ph.D., professor of genetics, cell biology and anatomy at UNMC. Dr. Turpen is the principal investigator of the $17.2 million National Institutes of Health grant that funds the program.

Bauer, Henkenius Help West Win

June 24, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

HASTINGS — Elgin’s Tad Henkenius scored the West’ first touchdown then watched as Ewing’s Brett Kaczor took over the game, leading the team to a 32 to 22 victory Saturday in the Sertoma 8-Man Classic.

Kaczor set a record with 132 yards rushing and passed for 166 yards — just 2 yards shy of another record — to lead the West to a 32-22 win at Hastings College.

Henkenius scored the West’s first touchdown on a two-yard run. It was his only carry of the game. He also scored two two-point conversions in the game.

Andrew Bauer was a favorite target of Kaczor in the game as he caught three passes for 35 yards. He also had three carries for six yards. Bauer ran in one two-point conversion.

Kaczor ran for touchdowns of 4 and 15 yards in the second quarter to give the West a 24-8 halftime lead. His final score came on a scramble on third-and-3 play with no timeouts left and 10 seconds remaining in the half.

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