The soggy weather moved the Clearwater Easter Egg hunt indoors and led to even more smiles as children of all ages gathered eggs inside the Clearwater gymnasium.
Winning prizes at the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored hunt were Hattie Jonak, 18 months; Owen Sanne, 2; Gabriel Kester, 4; Averie Pelster, 4; Lillian Kester, 6; and Aubrie Parks, 8.
Grace Rittscher finished as the state runner-up in entertainment at the Class D1 state speech meet on Friday.
Representing Clearwater-Orchard, Rittscher finished second to Plainview's Morgyn Christiansen.
Third was Kaitlyn Kumm of Wausa, fourth was Zane Bertrand of Humphrey, fifth was Teagen Steinmeyer of Bancroft-Rosalie and sixth was Elaina Riley of Johnson-Brock.
The Clearwater community is rallying together to help support Clearwater Public School's P.E. teacher, Scott Leisy, who was recently diagnosed with Rectal Cancer.
The Sons of the Legion is hosting a 'Wing Night' to help offset some of the Leisy family's traveling and medical expenses. The fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, March 28 from 5-9:00pm at the Clearwater Legion. The meal is a free will donation with a silent auction and raffle continuing throughout the evening.
The Clearwater school is also selling "Scott's Squad" t-shirts to help with expenses.
Shirt sizes include youth and small adult to XL for $15. Sizes 2XL are $17 and 3XL are $18. All forms must be turned in with money. Check can be made payable to Clearwater Public School.
Forms can be sent to:
Clearwater Public Schools
Atten: Shelly Mlnarik
PO Box 38, Clearwater, NE, 68726
Order forms must be submitted by March 28. Forms have been sent to St. Mary's, O'Neill Public, Thedord and McCook schools. If you have further questions, contact Shelly Mlnarik at the Clearwater School at (402) 485-2505.
Twenty-five Clearwater students participated in the Northeast Community College Scholastic Day in Norfolk on Wednesday, and four students placed in five categories.
Placing for Clearwater were Jacob Long, first place, Introduction to Wellness/Sports/Physical Education; James Kester, first place, Personal Finance and third place, Music; Jacqueline Olivan, second place, Spanish I; and Tyler Hupp, third place, Biology.
The students took academic tests in a variety of areas and the quiz bowl team won one round before being eliminated.
The area's biggest fish fry -- the annual St. John's fish fry -- is schedule for Friday, March 23.
The meal with begin at 4:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. near Clearwater.
The church and fellowship hall is located at 50898 848th Road, Clearwater, Nebraska. For more information, follow St. John's on Facebook at RuralStJohns.
The Clearwater Elementary's 3rd Annual 'Lucky To Have You' Dance has been rescheduled due to weather.
The dance has been rescheduled to Friday, April 13, with pictures starting at 6 p.m. and the dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendars for a fun night of dancing with friends, and family.
Eight Clearwater-Orchard athletes earned recognition from the Niobrara Valley Conference.
Juniors Ryan Wilhelm and Blake Hoke were both selected for NVC 1st Team; and Jacob Long was named to the NVC 2nd Team, representing the Cyclone boy's basketball team.
Representing the lady Cyclones, senior Brooklynn Chipps and junior Katie Stearns were both named to the NVC Honorable Mention list. Earning a spot on the 2nd All-Conference list was wresters Clay Thiele at 182, Donaven Nolze at 220, and Tommie Peed at 285.
Two Clearwater students have been selected to join other junior students from across Nebraska at the American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State and American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Boys State in Lincoln this summer.
Julia Thiele and Jacob Long of Clearwater were recently selected to attend the event. Thiele is the daughter of Jim and Leenda Thiele. Long is the son of Jarod and Stacy Long. The 2018 event will be June 3 through June 9.
Delegates receive special instructions at Cornhusker Girls State in parliamentary procedure and organize themselves into two mythical political parties. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately vote to elect city, county and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties. Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and visit the offices of their elected or appointed counterparts in actual state, county and city government.
Clearwater inducted five students into the National Honor Society during the 18th annual Unified District ceremony on Thursday night in Clearwater.
Inductees were Kierra Bearinger, daughter of Jarod and Tammy Bearinger; Zach King, son of Brian and Chantel King; Liam Odell, son of Mike and Elizabeth Odell; Taylor Sanne, daughter of Mike and Jackie Sanne; and Julie Thiele, daughter of Jim and Leenda Thiele.
They joined members Allison Kerkman, daughter of Kelly and Amy Kerkman; Travis Rudloff, son of Paul and Pam Rudloff; and Andrew Steska; son of Tony and Michele Steskal.
Inductees from Verdigre were Blake Bartling, son of Tim and Alisha Bartling; Ashley Hamilton, daughter of Kevin and Shelly Hamilton; Alexis Hrbek, daughter of Mike and Kathy Hrbek; Morgan Hrbek, daughter of Mike and Kathy Hrbek; Ethan McCormick, son of Loren and Melissa McCormik; Rachel Pavelka, daughter of Doug and Jean Pavelka; and Emerson Randa, daughter of Kevin and Paige Randa.
They joined Isaac Cook, son of James and Lisa Cook; Megan Cook, daughter of James and Lisa Cook; Emily Knust, daughter of Brian and Julie Knust; Bailey Frank, daughter of David and Donna Frank; and Stephanie Shakespeare, daughter of Aland Judy Shakespeare.
Inductees from Orchard were Jaccob Bennett, son of Jim Ferris and Misty Bennett; JoCee Johnston, daughter of the late LaRue and Jackie Johnston and Greg and Sue Walmer; Holly Schacht, daughter of Lee and Terri Schacht; Julian Tuttle, daughter of Cheri Brandt and Jeremy Tuttle; Ryan Wilhelm, son of Steve and Jana Wilhelm; and Nalleli Zermeno, daughter of Jose and Felicia Zermeno.
They joined Kirby Willats, son of Bob and Vicki Willats; and Erin Schwager, daughter of Ken and Deb Schwager.
Clearwater students Grace Rittscher and Allison Kerkman qualified for the state speech meet after finishing third in duet acting at the D1-2 district meet.
Rittscher became a double qualifier thanks to a second-place finish in entertainment speaking.
Julia Thiele: 5th in Extemporaneous
Erin Schwager: 5th in Persuasive
Travis Rudloff: 6th in Informative
Andrew Steskal: 4th in Extemporaneous
Grace Rittscher: 2nd in Entertainment & bound for state!
Grace Rittscher & Allison Kerkman: 3rd in Duet Acting and bound for state!
Jackie Olivan: 4th in Serious Prose
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