Summerland wrapped up their Jr. Golf Camp on Friday after a week of golfing by area youth.
Congratulations to all the participants!
Each year, the Upper Elkhorn NRD awards three scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the district. These are students who have chosen to pursue a career in a field related to agriculture, natural resources or the environment.
This year’s recipients are Justin Napier of Ewing Public High School; William Jarecke of Stuart High School; Rhegan Shankland of Rock County High School; and, alternate Matt Hoffmann of Plainview High School.
Justin is the son of Steve and Judy Napier and is planning a career in Animal Science/Ranch Management while attending Northeast Community College.
William, with the help of Amber and Jeff Skrdla, has chosen a career in Animal Science and plans on attending Mitchell Technical Institute.
Rhegan the daughter of Gary Shankland is planning a career in the field of Agriculture Education at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
The alternate, Matt Hoffmann, son of Dave and Donna, is planning to study Agribusiness at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Scholarship winners will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500 to help defer costs during their first year of College. The Upper Elkhorn NRD would like to congratulate the 2018 Senior Scholarship Winners and wish them good luck in achieving their future goals.
Katie Hawk and Sidney Stallbaum of Ewing struck gold Friday with a state championship performance in Duet Acting.
Photo Courtesy of Holt County Sheriff's Department
On July 26 at approximately 9:49 p.m., the Holt County Sheriff responded to a car collision with a cow near the Inman scale.
A male juvenile was eastbound on Highway 275 when his vehicle collided with a black cow in the roadway. Ewing Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. There were no injuries reported even though the car was a total loss. Deputy Alex Miles investigated the accident.
Discussion of a potential future school merger dominated talks once again at the Ewing Board of Education meeting on Thursday night.
With representatives from Clearwater in attendance, the Ewing Board of Education discussed the potential merger, noting that it was going to have to be a three-school ordeal or not at all. With Orchard having officially voted to pull out of talks earlier in the week, the focus turned to Elgin and Neligh-Oakdale’s interest in the merger.
It was learned during the meeting that Elgin had officially pulled out of talks, meaning Neligh-Oakdale is the last member currently in the talks that would need to approve the merger discussions in order to move on. That led discussion toward the potential location of a new school, a sticking point to a few board members.
“One thing that worries me is, or not necessarily worries I guess, if you go to the east side of Neligh-Oakdale district and the west side of Ewing district and you figure a middle point to build a school, that’s going to be pretty close to Neligh,” said board president Mark Ramold.
“Its the Royal road,” noted Pete Funk.
When the original talks began, including Orchard, the school would be closer to Ewing. If a school merger were to go through with Neligh-Oakdale, Clearwater and Ewing, it would be about twice the distance.
“I guess I’d just gotten where I liked the idea of six miles instead,” said Ramold.
“So did I but (Orchard) pulled themselves out,” said Funk.
Apart from the location, the board maintained that the primary priority when looking at the school options is and will be the education of the students.
More details have become available about the semi accident that resulted with cattle over the highway by Ewing.
According to the Holt County Sheriff's Department, a semi loaded with cattle was traveling westbound on Highway 275 when it collided with a bull on the roadway. After the collision, the driver of the semi lost control and the vehicle jackknifed. The semi crossed the center line and flipped onto it's passenger side.
An eastbound pickup was traveling along 275 and came into the path of the semi. The pickup collided with the front portion of the trailer. The driver had to be extracted using the jaws of life. Both the pickup driver and the semi driver suffered serious injuries.
A second pickup was also involved after it collided with a cow that had wandered away from the wreckage and on to the highway. The driver was not injured.
The Ewing and O'Neill Fire and Rescue, Holt County Sheriff's Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol assisted at the scene. All vehicles were declared a total loss.
A semi carrying cattle has rolled near the weigh station near the intersection of Highways 275 and 20.
Just after midnight on Wednesday morning, it was reported that cattle could be seen across the highway and the area should be avoided as emergency personnel responded to the scene.
No other information is available at this time, including the condition of those involved in the accident.
Summerland Golf Course hosted its junior golf league last week, with many young linksters making the turnout.
Craig Flenniken instructed the class of more than 20 kids on the basics of golf. They went through different drills teaching proper golf etiquette as well as driving, chipping and putting.
A new face will be making an appearance at St. Peter de Alcá after the announcement of the 2017 clergy assignments from the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Father John Norman will take over as pastor of St. Peter de Alcántara Parish in Ewing, St. John the Baptist Parish in Deloit Township, and St. Theresa of Avila Parish in Clearwater. Norman is currently serving as associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn.
Father James Kramper, currently serving in Ewing, Clearwater, and Deloit Township, will retire this year. The assignment change is effective August 1.
The 7th Annual Bubby's Race drew more than 200 people to Ewing on Sunday morning.
Cancer survivors were recognized with a Circle of Hope before the 5K run and 1-mile walk began at the Ewing football field. Runners and walkers of all ages followed the marked course throughout town. The race, which was started in memory of Beverly "Bubby" Thramer of Ewing, was held in conjunction with Ewing's Funfest celebration.
Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer treatment at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh and Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.
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