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Boone County Fair will welcome Randy Houser with special guest Jackson Michelson this summer. The concert will be held on Saturday, July 6 in Albion. Tickets will go on sale later this month.
Randy House began his career with the release of "Anything Goes," which was a top 20 hit on the Billboard country singles chart and the title track on his debut album. His first album also produced "Boots On," a top 5 hit. In 2012 and 2013, he soared to number 1 on the charts with "How Country Feels" and "Runnin' Outta Moonlight." Some of his other popular hits include "Goodnight Kiss" and "Like a Cowboy."
Jackson Michelson of Oregon started his country career on the West Coast. His song, "The Good Life" has become a popular track on SiriusXM radio
The Boone County Friends of NRA is holding a dinner and auction on Sunday, November 3.
The social will start at 5:30 p.m., with the prime rib dinner starting at 7 p.m at the Event Center on the Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion, NE. The event is $30.00 per ticket.
Kids under 15 are eligible to win a Lifetime Hunting Permit donated by Boone County Friends of NRA, but they must be present to win. Those who already have a lifetime hunting permit are not eligible, and the permit is non-transferable.
The Boone County Friends of NRA are also doing a loaded gun safe raffle.
The first ticket winner will receive a Sentinel 28 gun safe, StagArms AR 15, Benelli Nova RealTree Camo 12 gauge shotgun, Remington 783 30-06 package scope and a Ruger Mark 4 22 takedown.
The second ticket winner will receive a Kimber Ultra Carry 45 and a Chiappa Lever action 22 takedown.
Tickets for the raffle are one ticket for $20 or six tickets for $100.
For more information, contact one of the following:
Chad Martinsen: 402-843-0218,
Dane Nielsen: 402-750-3747,
Dr. Jeremy Young: 402-843-2227,
Chad Shabram: 402-929-0016,
Roy Ketteler: 402-843-6487,
Marv Haas: 402-678-3448,
Shawn Olnes: 402-608-0225,
Travis Landauer: 402-741-9433,
Nick Krohn: 402-841-8889,
Tammy Starman: 402-843-8833,
Chris Levander: 402-741-1075,
Larry Starman: 402-843-8394 or
Jennifer Blackburn-Nielsen: 402-750-9931.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $2,500.00 grant.
The grant was awarded from the NDOT Highway Safety Office as part of the statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign focusing on Nebraska's seatbelt and child safety-seat laws with the hope to reduce the number of injuries that occur in traffic accidents.
Extra deputies will be working selected areas in the county May 21 through June 3 looking for all types of traffic violations.
Nebraska's occupant protection laws state that any child under the age of 5 must be in an approved child safety-seat. Any child between the ages of 6-17 must wear a seatbelt whether they are in the front seat or the back seat, and any person 18 and above riding in the front seat of a vehicle must be wearing a seatbelt.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Office of Highway Safety for giving them this opportunity to make Boone County roadways safer for all those who travel on them.
This year’s Boone County Relay for Life theme is “Beating Cancer One Piece at a Time.”
Large puzzle pieces will honor cancer survivors and victims around the Boone Central Track. The event will be held on the morning of June 23, 2018.
A 5K run/walk will be held, with registered participants receiving a custom T-Shirt for their entry fee. Relay for Life team members who raise $100 will earn a relay for life shirt. Concessions will feature breakfast items.
Survivor Lap, caregiver lap, hero of hope presentation and other regular Relay for Life activities will be held. Hopefully the cool of the morning will help encourage participation and avoid other weekend evening scheduling conflicts. All money raised goes directly to the American Cancer Society.
Please sign up for a team or donate at relayforlife.org. The next organizational meeting will be held April 9, 6-7 p.m. at the J in Albion.
Boone County Fair is excited to announce two high energy artists for their fair July 7, 2018.
Chris Lane will take the stage with a special guest High Valley. Lane is known for his songs Fix, For Her, and Take Back Home Girl. High Valley is known for their songs She's With Me, Make You Mine, and Come On Down.
Tickets are on sale now at www.boonecountyfairne.org
Two hundred fifty-three students completed their degree, diploma or certificate programs in Summer and Fall 2017 from Northeast Community College. One hundred and ninety-six completed during the fall term while another 57 completed in the summer.
The names of the students will be listed in the program in the College’s commencement ceremony in May 2018.
The students eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies, as of the end of the Fall 2017 semester, are listed below by degree, diploma and/or certificate, state, hometown or country.
Associate of Arts Degree
Amanda Aldaba - Albion
Joshua Buettner - Cedar Rapids
Lindsey Christman, Karli Hellbusch - St. Edward
Associate of Science Degree
Sadie Wallin - Newman Grove
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Agriculture - Agribusiness
Kaylie Beierman - Cedar Rapids
Certificate in Drafting
Macy Olson - Albion
Certificate in Information Technology - General
Trevor Nissen - Albion
Northeast Community College in Norfolk has released the President’s Honor List and Deans’ Honor List for both full and part-time students for the Fall 2017 Semester.
To be named to the President’s Honor List, students must earn a perfect grade point average of 4.0 and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. Some 200 students made the President’s Full-time Honor List this fall semester. Students named to the Deans’ Honor List must have earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. Two hundred twenty students were named to the Deans’ Honor List.
Another 203 students named to the President’s Part-Time list attained a 4.0 grade point average while taking at least six credit hours, and 60 students named to the Deans’ Part-Time list earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above while taking at least six credit hours.
PRESIDENT’S HONOR LIST - Full-Time, Fall 2017
The following is a list of students named to the President’s Honor List for full-time students for the Fall 2017 Semester at Northeast Community College. These students earned a 4.0 grade point for at least 12 hours.
Albion - Austin Zoucha
DEANS’ HONOR LIST-Full-time, Fall 2017
The following is a list of students named to the Deans’ Honor List for full-time students for the Fall 2017 semester at Northeast Community College. These students attained a grade point average of 3.75 for the semester while being enrolled for at least 12 credit hours.
Albion - Terri Molt, Sierra Travis, Noah Weidner
PRESIDENT’S HONOR LIST—Part-time, Fall 2017
The following is a list of students named to the President’s Honor List for part-time students for the Fall 2017 semester at Northeast Community College. These students attained a perfect grade point average of 4.0 for the semester while being enrolled for at least six credit hours.
Albion - Mark Hooker
DEAN’S HONOR LIST Part-Time, Fall 2017
The following is a list of students named to the Deans’ Honor List for part-time students for the Fall 2017 semester. These students attained a grade point average of 3.75 for the semester while being enrolled for at least 6 credit hours.
Albion - Staci Sandman
The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.
Congrats to Kendra Gonzalez, Nathan Gottier, Amber Hallberg, Calvin Koziol, Michael Kratochvil, Karley Zoucha, and Jared Zwiener of Albion; Olivia Slizoski and Cassandra Wojcik of Newman Grove; Riley Boyd of Primrose and Miranda Ketteler and Scott Ketteler of Petersburg for making the 2017 UNK Dean's list.
Students who are on the dean’s list must have completed 12 credit hours or more of classes with a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale. Students earn a 4.0 for an “A,” 3.0 for a “B” and a 2.0 for a “C.”
Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis aren’t included among the necessary 12 credits.
Students who earned a place on the dean’s list are listed by hometown, with students from Nebraska listed first.
Four Boone County natives are among those set to graduate this week with a degree from Wayne State.
Wayne State College President Marysz Rames will welcome audience members as Wayne State College hosts commencement for graduate and undergraduate students in Rice Auditorium on Dec. 15.
Among those set to walk across the stage are St. Edward native Amber Nicole Olson and Albion natives Bailey Jean Wagner, Alec J. Wynn and Theresa Sharon Burns Wilke.
Summa cum Laude
Based on the student’s cumulative GPA at the end of the semester prior to their semester of graduation. Cumulative grade point average between 3.90 to 4.00
Saint Edward: Amber Nicole Olson
Based on the student’s cumulative GPA at the end of the semester prior to their semester of graduation.
Cumulative grade point average between 3.70 to 3.79
Albion: Bailey Jean Wagner
CANDIDATES FOR DEGREE
Bachelor of Science
Albion: Bailey Jean Wagner Elementary Education, Special Education K-6
Albion: Alec J. Wynn; Industrial Technology Education
Saint Edward: Amber Nicole Olson; Special Education K-12
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
Albion: Theresa Sharon Burns Wilke; Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/ B.S., South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., 1985 Early Childhood Education
Every Nebraskan uses a nonprofit every day. In Nebraska, one in 11 people – your friends, family and neighbors – work for a nonprofit organization, and their volunteers provide services and programs to everyone, from the most vulnerable to the most resource-secure.
On Monday, November 27, the Boone County community will kick off its week-long Boone County Big Give as a way to give back to nonprofits.
Several Nebraska communities have Giving Days this fall like Boone County Big Give, which is hosted by Boone County Philanthropy Council.
In the past year, more than $15 million was donated during Giving Days across the state of Nebraska, and nearly $168,000 was raised in Boone County. The Corporation for National and Community Service ranks Nebraska sixth in the nation when it comes to volunteerism.
“Whatever cause is important to you – you can give from $10 dollars to $100 – whatever you can give will really make a difference,” said Kelly Koepsell, Member Services Director for Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM). “We invite citizens to join us and the Boone County Philanthropy Council from November 27 to December 1 to support the nonprofits that make your area great.”