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Abigail Melville

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Andy & Amy Melville of Omaha are the parents of Abigail Katherine, born April 15, 2010. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 20 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed by siblings Anna 3, and Aaron 1. Grandparents are Gerry and Mary K. Henn of Grand Island, and Bill and Wanda Melville of Broken Bow. Great grandparents are Kristine Henn of Neligh and the Sal Henn of Petersburg, Angela Meis and the late Herman Meis of Elgin, and Lorraine Still and the late Willard Still of Broken Bow.

Vetch Days Parade Information

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


The 2010 Vetch Days Parade will be held on Tuesday, June 29. The Kid’s Parade will line up at 6 pm at CVA Lumber with the parade beginning at 6:30 pm. 

The Grand Parade is scheduled for 7 pm. Line up will begin at 5:30 and end at 6:30 pm.  Entries need to sign in at the northeast corner of the city park where they will be assigned a number.  Order of the line up will be the same as last year.

The route will run from the park on Oak Street (south side of the park), southward onto Second Street (Highway 14), then eastward on Elm Street (St. Boniface). Entries can disperse at that point.

For safety reasons, the public is again asked not to park on the west side of Highway 14 from Maple Street to Oak Street (immediate downtown area) during the parades.

For more information, contact Bev Clark at 843-5741.

Heithoff to Play in Sertoma 8-Man All-Star Football Game Saturday

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

HASTINGS — The state’s eight-man football coaches have announced rosters for the annual Sertoma 8-Man All-Star game to be played Saturday, June 19, at Hastings College.

Game time is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday at Lloyd Wilson field on the campus of Hastings College.

The West has won the last two games including, a 32–22 victory over the East last year.

Pope John football standout Dylan Heithoff will be a member of the West team. Other members of the team are Charlie Robison, Alma; Gavin Kenney, Amherst; Andrew Christen, Anselmo-Merna; Adam Crouch, Anselmo-Merna; Derek Helms, Arapahoe; Spencer Fecht, Axtell; Grant Gebhardt, Burwell; Skyler Strope, Clearwater/Orchard; Drew Wetovick, Eustis-Farnam; Chad Rokahr, Ewing; Tyler Clifford, Hayes Center; Keifer Messersmith, Hayes Center; Phillip Thramer, Ewing; Trevor Wells, Medicine Valley; Brad Wright, Mullen; Jared Hodgson, Overton; Jack Wardyn, Palmer; Riley Santin, Palmer; Sean Campbell, Pleasanton; Ryan Bristol, Amherst; Cory Valasek, Spalding/SA; Todd Walz, Stapelton/MC; Matt Hoffman, Chambers.

Head coach will be Scott Johnsen of Medicine Valley. His assistants are Bryan Fangmeyer, Anselmo-Merna; Nathan Glause, Palmer; and Kirk Zysset, Medicine Valley.

Members of the East team are Keith Kleensang, Neb. Lutheran; Kalin Koch, Winside; Matt Korus, Humphrey SF; Alex Dose, Hampton; Jordan Gall, Clarkson; Cody Hegemann, Howells; Nick Gaddy, Lewiston; Austin Peters, Hampton; Ryley Mohl, Bancroft-Rosalie; Cody Stewart, Allen; Jake Kaufman, Newman Grove; Austin Gutzmann, Emerson-Hubbard; Dylan Scow, Shelby; Andrew Kurtenbach, Lindsay HF; Garret Svoboda, Lawrence-Nelson; Ryan Boeckman, Wynot; Jordan Pella, Freeman; Dylan Klassen, Humphrey SF; Nick Nipp, Bloomfield; Brian Prusa, Howells; Dennis Hanzel, Humphrey; Matt Zouch, Cedar Rapids; Brian Steffensmeier, Clarkson; Mason Pelchat, Johnson-Brock.

Head coach for the East team is Jim Clarkson of Clarkson. He will be assisted by Russ Schumacher of Lindsay Holy Family, Chris Ardissono of Bruning-Davenport, and Wes Pokorny of Clarkson.

Kenneth W. Richart

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Kenneth W. Richart

1935 - 2010

Kenneth Walter Richart, son of Frank and Emily (Dozler) Richart was born June 8, 1935 in rural Antelope County. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, attended school at a rural Antelope County School and later St. Boniface School.

Ken was united in marriage to Joan J. Jenkins on June 15, 1956 at Bartlett, NE. The couple made their home in the Elgin area where they raised their family of six children. Ken worked at Elgin Lumber, drove a milk truck, and later retired after 30+ years working with the Antelope County Roads Department.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, and playing pranks on others. Ken was a member of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department for many years. 

Richart, 75 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE.

Ken is survived by his wife Joan of Elgin, NE; four daughters: Sue Richart of Elgin, NE; Karen (Tim) Cakebread of Tilden, NE; Margaret Richart of Benkelman, NE; Amy (John) Schofield of Lincoln, NE; son-in-law: Jim Beltz of Norfolk, NE; sister: Barb (Larry) Hansen of Norfolk, NE; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter Emily; daughter Deborah Beltz; granddaughter Lexis Abbenhaus; sisters: Elaine (Dick) Beckman; Leora (Rich) Blaha; brother: Ron Richart; nephew Greg Beckman. 

A Memorial Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin with Rev. Dan Andrews officiating. Inurnment followed at the parish cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the Elgin Library, Elgin Public/Pope John Wolfpack, and American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Army Band to Perform in Albion

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 43rd Army Band of the Nebraska National Guard will be performing at Fuller Park in Albion, Nebraska on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The 43rd Army Band’s concert will include patriotic selections, marches and popular music performed by the 55 member Concert Band. This concert may also include performances by the “Prairie Fire” rock combo, the jazz band, the brass quintet or the woodwind quintet. This concert is free and open to the public – no admission ticket is required.

The 43rd Army Band is under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Brian Anderson. The 43rd Army Band is comprised of citizen soldiers who bring a wide variety of skills, talents and longevity to the unit. The average years of service of the senior non-commissioned officer staff is in excess of 32 years. In addition, the members’ various civilian jobs and experiences contribute a great deal to the overall success of the 43rd Army Band. This group meets one weekend a month and 15 days during the summer to rehearse and to fulfill military training requirements.

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