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.