Emy Jones, Mathcounts coach at Verdigre Public Schools, said that it was a challenging, but exciting day for the Verdigre Mathcounts team when they traveled to Columbus on Saturday, February 13, to compete in the Northeastern Chapter contest of the national Mathcounts program.
N-V Cougar wrestler
heads to state
VHS senior and N-V Cougar wrestler Chase Ruzicka, son of Scott and Heidi Ruzicka of Verdigre, took fourth place at the February 12-13 District Wrestling Tournament in Tilden, qualifying him for state competition.
The Fifth Annual Verdigre Vánoce is Saturday, December 5. We hope to see you here!
Drama Club show
‘must go on’
Originally scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, a snow-day cancellation put the show in jeopardy.
Mitteis benefit is
Bryce and Kelsey Mitteis of Verdigre welcomed their twins, Drake and Henley, into the world on September 23, 2015, which was a lot earlier than expected. The twins weren’t due until December, so they remain in Sioux Falls, S.D., where they are still receiving medical care.
On Sunday, October 18, Alpine Village was presented with a Community Benefactor Award at the Girl Scout Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Norfolk, Neb. Phyllis Douglas, Activities Director at Alpine Village, was presented with the award.
sales this Sat.
Yes, it’s that time of the year already – how time flies! New this year is the Amish Market at Chalupnik Park. Sources say there are a lot of Amish coming and a whole lot of variety of goods.
Wind farm phrasing
A 47-turbine, 81.5 MW wind farm has been a hopeful project for the Verdigre Land and Wind Partners, LLC, who have been working with Windlab Developments USA LTD., towards the goal of developing the aforementioned wind farm 8 miles west of Verdigre.
Shearing day at
The Verdigre Livestock Market had the feel of a boot camp barber shop Friday morning, July 31, as a team of
sheep shearers systematically dispensed buzz cuts to their somewhat hesitant clients.
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with everyone who stopped by during our 50th-year-of-publication open house Friday, July 17. We appreciate the support shown to us, not just during our open house but year-round by our advertisers and readers.
Lottie Randa honored
on 103rd birthday
Lottie Randa took a break from Kolach Days events long enough to be celebrated by her friends and family on her 103rd birthday.
197 turtles come out
of shell to race
The annual Doc Walstrom Memorial Day Turtle Race was held Friday, June 12, during the Kolach Day festivities.
Marlene Grim honored
for 30-year service
Marlene Grim was honored for 30 years of service on the Alpine Village Board of Directors recently. She was presented a plaque on Monday, April 20.
Heavy rain causes
On Sunday morning, April 19, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries located a quarter of a mile south of 876 Rd. on 515 Ave.
K.O.C. hosts free-
Eleven boys and girls from the area, ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held Saturday, January 24, and have earned the right to compete at the district level.
Author Angela Vesely
holds book signing
Jason and Angela Vesely of Verdigre were at the Verdigre Public Library on Saturday, January 24, to autograph her book, “Not What We Were Expecting.”
Verdigre woman killed;
Husband held without bond
According to reports from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Verdigre Police and the sheriff’s office responded to a report of a shooting at 620 Main Street in Verdigre on Monday morning, October 20, 2014. Linda O. Privett, age 66, was pronounced dead at the scene. Phillip M. Privett, age 66, was taken into custody by the officers.
Schreiers grow huge
Steve Schreier of Verdigre brought a 3½-pound Beauregard sweet potato by the Eagle Office on Monday morning, October 20.
Verdigre’s city-wide garage
sales this Saturday
It’s that time of year once again! Swing by Verdigre to check out all the sales this Saturday, August 16, and head home with great deals.
have lasting impact
Unified District #1 Superintendent Dale Martin said in August of last year that all of the schools in the district felt the crunch of new nutritional guidelines and increased food costs. Since then, there haven’t been a lot of changes – no magic wand to lower the cost of food nor amazing new technology to make its preparation a low-cost undertaking. There is one thing that people can do to help alleviate the problem, however, and its benefits may reach well beyond the cafeteria.
Pray for Pilger;
Tara Rese of Pilger, along with her husband, Adam, had just minutes before the storm hit to get to safety. They spent that time helping an elderly neighbor get down into her basement, eventually taking shelter there as well, along with their dogs. A few minutes later they could hear windows busting out.
Wyatt Strom recognized by
NSLHA & Gov. Heineman
The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA) is proud to recognize Wyatt Strom of Verdigre, Joan Burney of Lincoln and Matthew Cedar of Wilcox as the 2014 Better Speech and Hearing Month representatives. They were selected on the basis of their representation in the areas of speech, hearing and swallowing, and their efforts to overcome these difficulties.
LeAnn Skokan almost sets
new record at NECC
She knew she was running out time, but LeAnn Skokan plowed ahead and went for the record in Northeast Community College’s bridge building competition recently. Unfortunately, it took less than a second for gravity to destroy the project it took her hours to construct.
VHS students place
second in contest
On April 7, thirty VHS students traveled to Northeast Community College in Norfolk to take part in the 2014 NECC Scholastic Contest. Each student took one or two tests in specific areas during the morning. Each test area could only have one student from each school and an individual could not be entered into more than two tests. As a team and school, Verdigre was presented with the runner-up plaque for the second consecutive year.
A gift-from one
hero to many
James Einrem of Verdigre recently donated a drawing of his own creation to the American Legion Post 259 in Verdigre, of which he is a member. Being a humble sort of fellow, the only string attached to its donation – the only condition – was if the Post wanted it, making no assumptions regarding such.
Richard Sonnenfelt receives
American Legion honors
A Certificate of Continuous Membership was awarded to Richard Sonnenfelt by the American Legion Post 259 for his 50 years of continuous, purposeful membership.
‘America’s Farmers Grow
Mr. Ryan Ruzicka was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Ryan Ruzicka selected Verdigre FFA to receive the $2,500 donation.Verdigre FFA representatives, Ryan and Angie Ruzicka and a Monsanto representative participated in a ceremonial check presentation on Thursday afternoon, February 20, at the Verdigre Public School auditorium.
Bald Eagle shot
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information on a bald eagle that was illegally shot recently near Verdigre in northeast Nebraska. The adult eagle was found dead approximately 1½ miles southwest of Verdigre. It was reported on Tuesday, January 21st and on the following day it was confirmed to have been shot.
Knox County Development
Agency seeks ideas
Matt Cerny, Knox Co. Development Agency Director, is looking for some great ideas! The agency will begin their annual strategic planning soon and are looking for some innovative ideas.
FFA Farm & Home Show
Saturday, Jan. 18
The Verdigre FFA Alumni is sponsoring its annual Farm & Home Show on Saturday, January 18. Hourly drawings will be held during the show from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
McClellans take first place in
Christmas lighting contest
It wasn’t an easy choice, but the Verdigre Improvement Club went through their list and checked it twice to find out whose Christmas lights were festive and nice.
Verdigre Vánoce is
Saturday, Dec. 7!
Come all ye merry gentlemen and women to the Third Annual Verdigre Vánoce celebration! With the Christmas decorations up (thanks to the NCPPD crew and village employee Willie Bonasek) and the town’s Christmas tree up and being decorated (thanks to Marvin Soucek, Loren McCormick and others filled with Christmas cheer), our little village is settling into the warmth of the season.
Veterans honored at
It’s a great privilege to be able to recognize and honor our military each Veteran’s Day – thanks to the Verdigre American Legion Post 259 and the Senior Government Class and Mrs. Regina Paesl. The former military men and women show up with great pride and love for their country, no matter what age.
Successful Work & Pie
Auction for FFA
Roughly 44 workers and many delicious pies were auctioned off at the annual Verdigre FFA Work & Pie Auction Thursday, November 7.
Mark Pischel honored at
press box dedication
Friends, family and fans of the Voice of Verdigre, Roving Reporter, Mayor of Pischelville, family man, doting father, loving husband and loyal friend – the late Mark Pischel – gathered to honor him at the Friday, October 11, 2013, football game played in Verdigre against Neligh-Oakdale.
Students get fired
up for reading
The Verdigre Public School and the Verdigre Volunteer Fire Department got together Tuesday, October 8, to get “Fired Up for Reading.”
Young Artists Show
now open in Tyndall
Ninety-one art entries were received for the “SAFARI ADVENTURE” Young Artists Show now on exhibit at the Art & Antique Gallery in Tyndall, S.D. Schools represented are Verdigre Public, Niobrara Public, Yankton Sacred Heart, Bon Homme and Wagner.
Verdigre Police investigation
concludes with felony arrest
Ongoing Verdigre Police Department investigations proved fruitful, leading to two search warrants served and an arrest made October 2, 2013. Officers from the Verdigre Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the SNARE Drug Task Force executed the search warrants and seized several items, including controlled substances packaged for resale.
Governor Heineman cuts ribbon
on CVA’s Royal facility
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, Senator Kate Sullivan, Senator Jim Scheer and numerous Central Valley Ag employees and top brass were on hand to cut the ribbon at the new CVA location near Royal, Nebraska, Thursday, September 5.