Tuesday, July 17, 2018

As temperatures rose above 95 degrees on a recent Wednesday afternoon, middle schooler Addie Reser escaped into a cool, quiet back room at the Valley Public Library. Addie enlisted the help of a friend to try to solve a series of puzzles within an hour in Open the Box.

Mabel Georgia Hamann was born on December 27, 1925 in Elkhorn, Nebraska to George and Anna (Schroeder) Hamann. She grew up in Elkhorn, where she attended grade school and high school in what is now the administration building, graduating in 1943. Mabel was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong …

Over 100 children participated in the Valley churches’ Vacation Bible School with the theme, Shipwrecked. This year’s community Bible school was held July 9-13 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Valley. Many volunteers from St. John’s Catholic Church, United Faith Community Church and The Gath…

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jack Leroy Andersen of Elkhorn, Nebraska, was born on August 16, 1944. It is with great sadness that the family of Jack Andersen has announced that he died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the age of 73.

Louis L. “Doc” Stutzman was born on December 20, 1927 in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Edward and Lydia Stutzman. A carpenter by trade, Doc was a devoted, caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Larry and Verna (Rathgeber) Headley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2018. The couple was united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in South Omaha. They have spent most of their married life in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Larry worked 31 years in the natural gas industry, whi…

Frank Leo Thomas of Blair, Nebraska was born on November 22, 1941 in Onawa, Iowa to Francis and Adaline Thomas. He was raised in the River Sioux area and attended school in Mondamin, Iowa, where he played baseball through school.

Diane Marie Bednar was born on January 10, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska to Laddie and Helen (Kwiatkowski) Prucha. She grew up in South Omaha, where she attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School and graduated from Omaha South High School in 1963. As a young girl, Diane enjoyed the animals …

Nancy Ann Becker was born on January 14, 1948 in Yankton, South Dakota to George and Virginia (Jensen) Kast. She grew up on a farm near Menominee, Nebraska, where she attended grade school before graduating from Crofton, Nebraska in 1966. She spent much of her time helping out with farm work…

Cheryl Joyce Fisher was born to Reuben and Frances Pospisil on April 4, 1947 in Madison, Nebraska. Cheryl grew up around the farm with her brother, Randy, and went on to have a successful high school career, graduating as valedictorian of her class, serving as majorette of the marching band …

Donald Franklin Day was born on September 2, 1933 on the family farm in Buffalo County, Nebraska to Glen and Alice (Boyd) Day. He grew up on that farm, attended country school and graduated from Miller High School in 1949. As a young boy, Don was a talented athlete, competing in baseball, fo…

The Chapel Hill Neighborhood in Elkhorn star ted celebrating the Four th of July holiday with their traditional parade at 10 a.m. Children decorated their bikes with streamers and balloons in red, white and blue and rode from the park up to Harney Street. They were followed by families with …

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The family of Adelyne (Bull) Backhuus would like to invite the community to an open house to celebrate Addie’s 90th birthday. The reception will be held at the Bennington Legion Hall on Sunday, July 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please, no gifts; your good wishes are all that’s needed.

Dolores “Dee” Bodell was born on January 26, 1935 on a farm in Mobridge, South Dakota, where she grew up as the youngest of six siblings. She worked on the family farm and as she grew old enough, she even helped deliver fresh milk to customers. In school, she learned to play several instrume…

The administration of DC West High School has released the Honor and Merit Rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Students designated with an asterisk received all A’s.

The administration of DC West High School has released the Honor and Merit Rolls for the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Students designated with an asterisk received all A’s.

Evelyn Joan Fraser of Elkhorn and a former resident of Columbus, Nebraska was born the daughter of Frank Millard and Treva Nelle (McManigal) Hightree on July 8, 1932 in Blair, Nebraska. She grew up in Lyons, Nebraska, where she attended both grade school and high school and graduated in 1951…

Elkhorn Ridge Middle School has released the fourth quarter Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 school year. To qualify for the Honor Roll, students must have grades of all ones and twos. Students designated with an asterisk received all ones.

Just like the late spring thunderstorm that struck the Elkhorn area on June 11, the Budweiser Clydesdale horse team and handlers blew onto the grounds of the Elkhorn Equestrian Center shortly after rush hour that evening, preceding heavy rain and hail by mere minutes.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, the EPS Teacher Training Conference Center was filled with thousands of books and had dozens of children buzzing with excitement. Girl Scout Kate Lembree, a junior at Elkhorn South High School, partnered with Womenade of Elkhorn to create the first annual Busy Bee Readin…

On June 19, Elk Ridge Village in Elkhorn was among 521 long term and post-acute care providers in 50 states and the District of Columbia to be recognized with a 2018 Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

Richard Dennis Kwapniowski was born on November 16, 1946 in Tarnov, Nebraska to Peter and Stella (Pytel) Kwapniowski. He grew up in Tarnov, where he attended grade school before graduating from Humphrey St. Francis High School in 1964. As a young boy, Richard was active in football.

Brooke Jessica Martinez was born on June 16, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska to Gary and Suzanne (Stenglein) Rittenhouse. She grew up in the Waterloo/Valley area, where she attended District #15 Country School and graduated from Valley High School in 1993. Brooke graduated from the University of Nor…

Tracey Ann Fallon was born on September 21, 1966 to Ronald and Joyce (Parrott) Fallon in Omaha, Nebraska. Tracey was the third child of the family, joining sister, Cindy, age 6, and brother, Jeff, age 4.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Members of the Bennington Concert Choir received a once-in- a-lifetime experience late last month when they performed at Carnegie Hall, among a group of 200 high school singers from across Eastern Nebraska.

JoAnn Helen Redel was born on March 16, 1947 in Winside, Nebraska to Herbert and Esther (Greunke) Gerlemann. She grew up on the family farm near Wayne, Nebraska, where she attended country school and graduated from Wayne High School in 1964. JoAnn was baptized, confirmed and married at St. P…

Dennis Joseph McGuire was born on June 25, 1968 in Sioux City, Iowa to Thomas McGuire and Patty (McGuire) Barry. He grew up in Sioux City until he was 12 and then the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1986 before attending the University of…

Sharon A. Shotbolt of Fremont, Nebraska was born on August 25, 1942 in Van Nuys, California to Leonard A. and Helen (Harnois) Moisant.

The administration of Elkhorn High School has released the Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. To qualify for the Honor Roll, a student must have a 3.25 GPA or higher.

GRADUATION: The Bennington High School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 was held on Saturday, May 19. Co-Valedictorians were Hunter Blum and William Johnston. Co- Salutatorians were Alexandra Hiscock and Sophia Lanphier.

The administration of Elkhorn High School has released the Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2017-18 school year. To qualify for the Honor Roll, a student must have a 3.25 GPA or higher.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nine DC West High School students were among 262 high school students from across Nebraska who participated in the 24th Annual Masonic All-Star Marching Band, which performed Saturday, June 2, during Shrine Bowl festivities in Kearney.

More than 3,500 students have been recognized for their academic achievements at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) during the spring 2018 semester with inclusion on the Chancellor’s and/or Dean’s List. To qualify for the Chancellor’s List, students must earn a grade point average of …