Five St. Edward athletes competed Friday during the first day of the Class D state track and field meet in Omaha.
Kennan Rasmussen was a double-qualifier in hurdles. He finished the 110 hurdles in 17.47 and ran 44.53 in the 300 hurdles. He did not advance to the finals in either event.
In the 200, Noah Micek ran a 24.10 while Jonah Micek ran the 400 prelims in 53.55. Neither qualified for the finals. Bryce Bryce Hoffmeister threw the shot put 39-7.25.
Shonda Shanle competed in the 300 hurdles, finishing with a time of 49.63.
A photo gallery will be added later tonight.
Thirty-five kindergarten through sixth grade students have been practicing three times a week with their directors Halie Andreasen, Hailey Osantowski, Melody MacDonald and assistant directors Emma Olson and Lainey Werts.
The Magic In Me emphasizes how special each person is. Equipped with nothing more than a toy shovel and pail, little Do-Nothing Dale (Grace Tibor, Malaina Francis, and Ella Steensnes) appears to be a wizard in name only.
Laughed at and excluded by her colleagues, Magnificent Mervin (Isaac Roberts) and Wonder Wanda (Caitlyn Aue), Dale sets out on a journey to find her own “little bit of magic.”
Queen Marilyn Melody of Musicland (Juliana Maxfield) and Coco the Clown (Gage Gasper), King of Laughterland, do their best to help her, but it’s not until her encounter with the evil Weatherman (Spencer Werts and Connor Laska) on the Planet of Sad Flowers that Dale discovers just what it is that makes her unique.
This highly imaginative story gently teaches while serving up a large portion of fun and folly, with three bright musical numbers to add sparkle to the story. The play is supervised by Mrs. Staci MacDonald.
There are many more fun and interesting characters to be met along the way! Please come and see the production Friday, April 22 at 7:00 P.M. and Sunday, April 24 at 1:30 P.M. The play lasts about 45 minutes. Children sixth grade and younger are free. Admission for seventh graders through adults is $5.00.
The EMS Department at Northeast Community College would like to clarify the location of a one-session EMS class scheduled for Tuesday, April 19.
The Electrical Burns class will be held on Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. in the St. Edward Fire Hall.
The class is part of a program that is funded in whole or in part with public funds provided through the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System Emergency Medical Services Program.
For additional information, call Nebraska DHHS EMS Training Coordinator at (402) 314-9184.
The National Weather Service and Region 44 Emergency Management will be conducting Severe Weather Presentation on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30pm at the St. Edward Fire Hall.
The training will last about an hour and a half and contains a multimedia presentation about severe weather. Each presentation will be conducted by a NWS Meteorologist. All weather spotters and the general public are encouraged to attend this free event.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced that the following St. Edward natives have been named to the Fall Semester 2015-2016 Dean's List:
Evey Agnes Choat, senior, Dean's List, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, agricultural education.
Alex Andrea Cumming, sophomore, Dean's List, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, agricultural education.
Christina Mae Hamling, sophomore, Dean's List, College of Education and Human Sciences, pre-speech-language pathology.
Rolling Hills 4-H club recently battled 29 other teams in a regional Lego robotics competition.
The competition, sponsored by First Lego League, is an international program that is estimated to have
nearly 240,000 kids compete in 80 different countries.
The local team consisted of St. Edward students Roy Cumming, Jordan Maxfield, Brandon Merrell, Dustin Andreasen, Julianna Maxfield, Jean Cumming, and Josiah Ketelsen and coaches Brian Andreasen, Jason Maxfield and Dave Merrell.
Over the last few months the team prepared and worked on many skills in order to compete at the regional that was held at Shell Creek Elementary in Columbus.
The four primary areas they prepared for were Core Values, a team project, robot design, and the robotics competition itself.
Core Values consisted of themes in inclusion, integration, cooperation, competition, and discovery. The project part had the members help run a clothing drive for the Shepard’s Closet clothing bank at the Methodist Church in St. Edward.
Throughout the season, the team designed a robot made from all Lego parts that was programmed to complete tasks on a mission board to earn points for the tasks.
The team placed third in the robotics portion of the regional competition out of 30 teams with a high score of 367 points in their best mission.
The team, called the “Sledgehammers”, came out of the competition qualifying for the state competition on February 20 at the Nebraska Air and Space Museum in Ashland.
The St. Edward High School added some more gold to their trophy case this week as they received their Super Bowl Honor Roll Gold Football from the NFL to honor St. Ed alumnus, Scott Shanle.
In 2009, Shanle was a starting outside linebacker on the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl championship team.
As the 50th Super Bowl will kick off this year, the NFL is celebrating the high schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl history.
According to the NFL website, the Honor Roll is designed to link the past 49 Super Bowls with this year's game and honor the high schools and communities that have positively impacted the game.
Two rival schools will be duking it out Friday night as the St. Edward Beavers face the Riverside Chargers in Kearney for the state title in 6-man football.
St. Edward has an 8-2 season record after a 45-20 win over Hyannis in the semifinals.
The Beavers scored 27 points in the first quarter of the game and led the longhorns 34-0 at halftime. Junior Brayden Olson led the team in rushing yards with 142 yards on 16 carries. The team had 7 sacks on the night as well.
Riverside comes into the competition undefeated after a huge 62-21 victory over Silver Lake.
Jake Kennedy rushed for 44 yards for the first touchdown of the game. By halftime, the Chargers had taken a 62-8 lead. The team had 291 rushing yards against the Mustangs. Sophomore Enricho Kreher successfully kicked 6 field goals for the Chargers.
The game will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Nebraska Kearney football field. The game will also be streaming online.
A St. Edward Student has received the honor of Elks Teenager of the Month.
Emily Cumming was given the award by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks organization.
The honor goes to a senior who is outstanding in academics, extra-curricular activities, shows good leadership and is a good citizen in the school and community.
The Junktagious Flea Market will be held on October 10th this year.
The event is a fun filled day of shopping through vintage, handmade, antique or upcycled items.
They have many vendors that will be attending the event selling merchandise such as crocheted rugs, picture frames, jewelry and more.
The event will be held on October 10th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A lunch stand will be set up as well to provide food to shoppers.
The location of the event is at 3155 310th Ave., St. Edward.