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Verdigre City-wide

Garage Sales 2018

Verdigre’s City-wide Garage Sales 2018 is this Saturday, August 18, with some sales on Friday as well. They are sponsored by the Verdigre Organized Women and the maps are provided by the Pinnacle Bank, Verdigre. Come, find some good deals!

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Muddy fun at


It was a muddy venue at the Knox County Fair’s Bull-A-Rama this year, but that didn’t keep the cowboys and their fans away.

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Verdigre Pool

awarded grant

Delores Ruzicka, who serves on the Verdigre Village Board of Trustees, went to a community/economic development meeting where she found out about a possible grant through Knox County that could be used for the Wildwood Acres Swimming Pool in Verdigre. She told the Wildwood Acres Pool Committee and Alisha Bartling, a member of the committee, wrote the grant.

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Mathcounts team

wins trophies

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.

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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.

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Verdigre Vánoce

December 5

The Fifth Annual Verdigre Vánoce is Saturday, December 5. We hope to see you here!

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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.

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Mitteis benefit is

November 7

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.

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Alpine Village

receives award

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.

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Verdigre’s 2015


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.

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Wind farm phrasing

causes confusion

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.

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Shearing day at

Livestock Market

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.

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Verdigre Eagle

celebrates 50th

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heavy rain causes

freak accidents

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.

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K.O.C. hosts free-

throw championship

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.

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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.”

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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.

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Schreiers grow huge

sweet potato

Steve Schreier of Verdigre brought a 3½-pound Beauregard sweet potato by the Eagle Office on Monday morning, October 20.

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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.

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Free/reduced lunches

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.

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Pray for Pilger;

Donations needed

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘America’s Farmers Grow

Communities’ winner

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.

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Bald Eagle shot

near Verdigre

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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